Salt Cats History
The Salt Cats came into the NYCBL in 2010 after playing in the Eastern Collegiate Baseball League for two seasons. We have had several players from several Colleges and Universities located throughout the United States and Canada and have enjoyed the experiences and quality of the soon to be 43 year old New York Collegiate Baseball League. The NYCBL is one of the most historic Collegiate Summer Baseball Leagues in America and is funded by Major League Baseball. All members of the NYCBL belong to the National Alliance of Collegiate Summer Baseball and are governed by NCAA rules and regulations. The league is partially funded by Major League Baseball.
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Kulpmont PA. native and RHP from East Stroudsburg State University has signed with the 2021 Salt Cats. The 6'4" 215 lb. sophomore rising was a former High School News Item All Area Selection and Daily Item All League selection. He also was a PHAC D3 All Star Team selection.
Tarby is a right-handed pitcher pitched from Lemoyne College (Bishop Grimes High School). Tarby is a two-time team MVP and two-time All-League member in high school and had 62 career strikeouts to just 19 walks. Tarby was also a member of the Onondaga Babe Ruth 18U All-Star team that advanced to the quarterfinals of the Babe Ruth World Series. He is a Liverpool, New York Native.
Eddy Garcia a Junior at SUNY Cobelskill has signed with the Salt Cats for summer 2021. The Bronx, New York native out of Worldview High School saw action in all 38 games as a Sophomore in the 2019 season and finished the season with a .298 batting average. He was 2nd on the team with a .390 slugging average and 141 attempts at bat. He led the team with 26 RBIs and had a team high 35 runs scored. He had 42 hits. He also had 10 doubles. He has former NYCBL experience as a Sherrill Silversmith.
Caleb Shaw from McMurry State University has signed for the 2021 season. The Plano, Texas native was an All ASC All Academic Selection in 2020 and appeared in 7 games for the Warhawks. He is a former Dallas Mustang Elite player. Caleb is an Outfielder.
Reed Hodges, a catcher from McMurry University has signed for summer 2021. The Round Rock, Texas native started 11 out of 12 games in the 2020 covid19 shortened season. He was a 2020 ASC All Academic Selection who carried a .974 fielding percentage while throwing out 4 runners. He scattered 8 hits over 12 games. He had 5 RBI's. He is a former Evoshield Canes Southwest elite player.
Tom Coleman a 6'6" 235 pound Right Handed Pitcher has signed with the Salt Cats for the summer 2021 NYCBL season. Tom is from Manlius, New York and is a pitcher at Haverford College, via Fayetteville Manlius High School. Tom was named to the 2019 CNY Class AA All League Team.
Luke Smith - OF - Haverford College and a member of the 2019-20 Salt Cats team has committed for summer 2020. He has been named Captain! Prior to the Spring 2020 season being cancelled due to Covid19 Luke was hitting .382 over 12 games played. He had scored 14 runs and added 5 RBI's and 3 stolen bases. He was also named to the Centennial Conference Spring Academic Honor Roll (2020). (click on photo for bio)
Nolan Giblin - IF- from Mercy College has committed to sign for summer 2021. He comes to the Salt Cats via Jamesville Dewitt High School and resides in Syracuse, New York.
He appeared in ten games making eight starts… Recorded six hits in 25 at bats with two runs, one RBI and one stolen base… Went 2-for-4 with a run and RBI in game two at Barton on February 15th… Went 2-for-3 at Newberry on February 17th… Batted 1-for-3 with a run in game one against Staten Island on March 8th.
While at JD High School in 2019 he was named First Team All-League and Tabbed First Team All-CNY as well.
Luke Arvantides - 6'3" /180 - LHP who is a 2021 commit to Niagara University has signed for our Summer 2021 season. The left hander will be a graduate of Baldwinsville High School and has played with the Sportszone Baseball Acadmey. Luke recently threw a no hitter while striking out 10 for the win. The Salt Cats welcome Luke for the summer 2021 season.
Kent Wilson a Left handed hitting infielder from Clarkson University has committed for the summer 2021 season. He is one of several early commits for 2021. He is a Syracuse native and former All State and All CNY player from Christian Brothers Academy.
Kent played in three games in abbreviated freshman season at Clarkson. He hit .286 in seven at bats and had a .455 on-base percentage thanks to three walks...Fielded flawlessly in 26 chances with 24 putouts and two assists.
Matt Rinaldi -pictured left /center- OF - Concordia College - summer 2020 and summer 2021 commit has been named to the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference All Academic 2020 team.
To be eligible for the All-Academic Team, a student-athletes must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5 at the end of the immediate preceding term, minimum of two semesters enrolled as full-time student at member institution, be second year student-athlete at member institution and have been athletically eligible the season preceding the award and used a season of eligibility.
Rinaldi receives All-Academic distinction in his first year of eligibility after maintaining a 3.57 cumulative GPA as an accounting major. On the field, Rinaldi held a .333 batting average with two doubles and two RBI.
AFTER AN NYCBL FRANCHISE MEETING ON MAY 3, 2020 OUR 2020 SEASON WAS CANCELLED. TEN OF THE TWELVE TEAMS HAD TO STAND DOWN FOR THE SEASON DUE TO VARIOUS REASONS. OUR STAFF AND ADMINISTRATION WOULD LIKE TO THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT DURING THESE TRYING TIMES. PLEASE BE SAFE.....
WE HOPE TO SEE YOU ALL NEXT SEASON.
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The Staten Island Yankees (New York Yankees - A - NY Penn) will have a new manager in 2020 as Yonkers, New York native Dan Fiorito, Salt Cats 2011 and 2012, will take the helm of the Baby Bombers. Fiorito will be taking over for David Adams, who led Staten Island to a 40-36 record in 2019.
Prior to making his managerial debut in 2019 with the Tampa Yankees (Gulf Coast East - A-), he served as the defensive coach for the Charleston RiverDogs in 2018 and with the Pulaski Yankees in 2017. Before coaching, he played four seasons in the Yankees organization with the Tampa Yankees (A), the Trenton Thunder (AA) and the AAA Scranton Wilkes Barre Railriders.
As a player, Fiorito was a non-drafted free agent out of Manhattanville College in Harrison, New York and appeared in 322 games, most at Double-A. In 1,102 minor league at-bats, he hit .240/.308/.317 with 52 doubles, six triples, seven home runs, and 98 RBIs. Throughout his minor league career, he played at every infield position and pitched in four games. He was a two time All NYCBL selection and two time All Star.
At 29-years-old, Fiorito will be the youngest manager in Staten Island Yankees history a distinction that previously belonged to current Pirates manager Derek Shelton who managed Staten Island in 2001
Episode 1 of "Double Play" is now posted, great stuff from
Manager and former NYCBLer Dan Fiorito ( From the NYCBL to pro ball, the transition, watch it here: https://youtube.com/watch?v=ISTrJIq6foo
Max Bain a three year starting pitcher for the 16, 17 and 18 Salt Cats has signed with the Chicago Cubs. The 6'6' , 250 pounder was a hammer on the mound for the Salt Cats. As a two year All Star and All NYCBL selection he was one of the league leaders in strikeouts, appearances and innings pitched for the Salt Cats. He hails out of Midland Michigan and is a graduate of Northwood University.
He also played for the Kalamazzo Growlers after the NYCBL seasons had ended and recently starred as a pitcher for the Utica Unicorns of the United Shores Professional Baseball League.
David Brown a former 2 year pitcher with the Salt Cats and graduate of Kutztown State where he pitched for 4 years has joined the 2020-2021 Coaching staff.
Coach Brown is a former Pitching Coach at Mercer County Community College where he coached for two seasons. He recently joined the coaching staff at Ouachita Baptist University. He will be a pitching coach there in fall 2020. He has also logged in two seasons with the Hi Point Hi Thomasville Hi Toms in the Coastal Plains Collegiate Baseball League.
The 2020 Syracuse Salt Cats roster was complete for the 2020 season. Many players will return for the summer 2021 season.
Stay tuned for updates.
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OUR 2021 SCHEDULE will be posted in the coming months and can be viewed in the SCHEDULE/RESULTS tab above! 2021 schedule will be updated at that time.
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The Syracuse Salt Cats are already moving forward towards the summer 2021 season. Ticket packages are available as well as Sponsor Packages, both of which can be found in the "Pages" tab in the menu. THE TEAM WILL HONOR THE 2020 TICKET PRICES. The team will host several sponsor nights which will be advertised on the website as well as listed in the team game schedule.
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Hannah Stanski (Lemoyne College) has returned to the Salt Cats as a member of the Game Day Operations Staff. She will handle all statistics and analytics for the club during the 2020 season.
Hannah was a mathematics major at Le Moyne College from Fayetteville, New York who loves the game of baseball. Her career aspirations are to work within professional baseball operations or sabermetrics, and believes that she needs to know all of the aspects of elite level baseball before she can do that effectively. By returning to the club for the 2020 season, she will once again have an excellent opportunity to learn more in the area of baseball analytics.
While at Lemoyne College, she did a senior thesis on baseball analytics using Principle Component Analysis (PCA) to compare and group players using various offensive styles of play. With this knowledge she will be working with the club in Game Day Operations as well as baseball scoring, analytics and overall statistics concerning the 2020 season.
JOE MICZAN HAS SIGNED AND IS ONBOARD TO BROADCAST ALL HOME GAMES FOR THE 2021 SUMMER SEASON.
Joe rejoins the Salt Cats gameday broadcast team for a second season. A recent graduate of Syracuse University, where he spent time in the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications before finishing his undergraduate degree in History, Joe is in graduate school working on his Masters. Joe joins the crew via Solvay, NY where he has spent his life playing, watching, and working around sports. This includes most recently as an assistant on the Solvay High School Football coaching staff.
Sam Lebowitz has joined the 2021 staff as a Lead Live Game Broadcaster.
Sam grew up a passionate baseball fan in New Jersey before heading up to the Salt City to study broadcasting at Syracuse University. At school, Sam is an active member of CitrusTV, an entirely student-run television station. At CitrusTV, he’s been an anchor, football analyst, and softball beat reporter. Outside of school, Sam has been a staff writer at MetsMerized Online, a USA Today-accredited New York Mets fan-run website, since before entering college. In addition to being a contributing writer, Sam runs MetsMerized’s flagship podcast, “Pleasant Good Evening”. You can follow Sam on Twitter at @SamLebo14.
The 2020 Syracuse Salt Cats 3rd ANNUAL Salt Cats "Alumni Night" ON JUNE 13TH 2020 has been postponed.
ALL Former Salt Cats Players and Staff were invited to attend this event. Former Broadcasters were invited to attend to call an inning and have some fun. Please stay tuned for the Alumni night 2021.
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The Syracuse Salt Cats will announce the 2021 Sponsor Night schedule some time in Mid to late January 2021. Please stay posted.
Click Here to check out the schedule of gameday sponsors, and we truly thank each and every one of them for their support of the Salt Cats!
More information about sponsorship opportunities can be found on our website under the Support the Cause section. Thank you sponsors!
The Syracuse Salt Cats will once again volunteer at the Samaritan Center in Downtown Syracuse. The players will provide volunteer service and helped serve breakfast to those in need. They will set up tables, serve the meals and clean up. We in the Salt Cats Organization welcome the opportunity to serve our community in the best way possible. We appreciate our relationship with the Samaritan Center and the opportunity to give back to those in need.
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