Flames Sign Lake Erie Record-Setting First Baseman Corbin Paxton

Onondaga, NY November 22, 2017: The Onondaga Flames of the New York Collegiate Baseball League (NYCBL) announced today that Lake Erie College (@lecbaseball) sophomore first baseman Corbin Paxton (@corbin_paxton) has signed to play for the Flames in the 2018 summer season. In his freshman year, Paxton appeared in 33 games with 28 starts and led the Storm with a .361 batting average, including 39 hits, 19 runs, and six doubles in 100 at bats, setting a new school record for freshmen batting average.

“Corbin is an excellent defensive first basemen and his strong left-handed bat will be a huge asset for us. We are excited about having a couple of terrific Storm players on the roster.”  said Wayne Walker, Flames president.

A Sylvania, OH native, Corbin was a 4-year letter winner at Sylvania Northview high school and was team captain in his senior year.

About Lake Erie Baseball @lecbaseball

Lake Erie College is a NCAA Division II program located in Painesville, OH. The Storm are members in the Great Midwest Athletic Conference.

Lake Erie is led by second-year head coach Cameron Castro, a 2012 graduate of Lake Erie. The Lorain, OH native credentials include coaching with the world-renowned IMG Baseball Academy in Bradenton, Fla. 

The New York Collegiate Baseball League, founded in 1978, is a summer wood bat development league for professional baseball. Major League Baseball funds a small portion of the leagues annual budget. The league gives college players who have not yet signed a professional contract the opportunity to develop their skills at a higher level of play, gain experience with wood bats, and be evaluated by MLB scouts. The NYCBL is located in scenic Upstate New York.

Teams play a 43 game regular season schedule with games beginning on May 30th and ending in late July. All games are 9 innings, with doubleheaders scheduled as two 9 inning games. The All-Star game is played in mid July, and the League Championship Series concludes in early August.

The New York Collegiate baseball League is the oldest league in New York State – celebrating its 40th season in 2018. The league is a member of the National Alliance of Summer College Baseball (NASCB), a group of non-profit summer collegiate baseball leagues that are each partially funded by Major League Baseball.

Onondaga Flames
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 Nationan 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 our flame logo.