April 27, 2018 Onondaga, NY: The Onondaga Flames of the New York Collegiate Baseball League (NYCBL) are pleased to announce the signing of freshman Gabe Golob of New York University for the 2018 summer collegiate baseball season. A closer for the Violets, Gabe struck out 18 versus 5 walks in 12.1 innings, en route to a 2.92 ERA. Golob is slated to be a part of the starting rotation for the Flames.
The 6′ 4″ 205 pound Encino CA native right-hander pitches from a high three quarters arm slot with a short arm action, low effort repeatable delivery. He commands three pitches including fastball, 11-5 curve and a change with cutting action.
A versatile athlete, Golob has played both ends of the battery with an impressive 1.98 pop time.
“A lot of the high academics schools have great athletes flying under the radar. NYU is one of those schools and Gabe is a one of those athletes. He has huge potential and we are excited to have a front row seat watching his development this summer.” commented Wayne Walker, Flames president.
New York University
NYU fielded a Division III varsity baseball team for the first time in 2014-15. Head Coach Douglas Kimbler is in his fourth season at the helm of the baseball team. In only three startup seasons, NYU has already posted a winning record and has blossomed into a force in the University Athletic Association. Enjoying a 26-9 season, the Violets are on a roll.
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.
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..