September 13, 2018 Onondaga, NY: The Onondaga Flames of the Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League (PGCBL) announced today that CCRI sophomore third baseman Jarrod Grossguth will return for the 2019 summer collegiate baseball season. During the Flames 2018 NYCBL Championship season, Grossguth appeared in 29 games with 87 plate appearances slashing .273/.430/.455 with 3 doubles, 3 home runs and 10 RBIs.
“Jarrod was a real find for us He made the transition to the wood bat and the higher level of pitching in a seamless fashion and was a big part of our championship drive,” remarked Wayne Walker, Flames president, “He’ll wind up at a D-1 program next year for sure. We’re fortunate to have him for another season.”
Grossguth finished his freshman season at CCRI with an outstanding slash line of .327/.426/.609 with seven home runs and 33 runs batted in. The 5-11 185 pounder has a 60-yard dash time of 7.0 seconds and an infield velocity of 87 mph.
The Coventry High School star was selected to the 2015 Showcase League All-Star team.
Jarrod is the son of Donna and Randy Grossguth of Coventry, Rhode Island..
The Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League was founded in the fall of 2010 in conjunction with Perfect Game USA, baseball’s largest scouting service. The PGCBL is upstate New York’s premier summer wood bat league. Every year since its inaugural season in 2011, the PGCBL has sent players to the pros and has had several alumni selected in the MLB Draft each year.
The Onondaga Flames are a wooden bat summer league team comprised of top college players from coast-to-coast as well as the best local players..The Flames are operated in a fashion similar to Minor League Baseball (MiLB), providing safe affordable family entertainment with high caliber baseball. The team has a mascot (Blaze), on-field entertainment, raffles and affordable concessions.
The Flames play at the beautiful Onondaga Community College baseball complex, located on Onondaga Hill, home of the Onondaga Nation, an original member of the Haudenosaunee, also known as the Iroquois Confederacy, one of the oldest forms of democracy in the history of the world.
As the “Fire Keepers”, the Onondagas continue to be responsible for the gathering of the leaders of all of the Six Nations in Grand Council. They open and close the councils and sanction the decisions arrived by the Council of Chiefs. The Onondaga Flames are named after the great Onondaga Nation and proudly wear their flame logo..
In 2017, its first year, the Flames played in the PGCBL and made the playoffs. The team moved to the NYCBL and won the league championship, sweeping the playoffs, winning 15 of their last 16 games and leading the league in pitching, hitting and fielding. The Flames have announced their return to the PGCBL for the 2019 season and thereafter.