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2017 DEFENDING REGULAR SEASON EASTERN DIVISION CHAMPIONS!

SALT CATS OUT HIT SMIITTIES IN ROAD LOSS!

The Syracuse Salt Cats dropped a road game to the Sherrill Silversmiths 11–5 on Monday night and fall to 13–21 on the season.

The Silversmiths jumped out in front early by scoring a run in the first inning as well as six in the second inning to take a 7–0 lead after two innings of play. The game ended in the eighth inning due to lack of light. The Salt Cats had 12 hits compared to the nine hits by Sherrill.

Adam Holland (Rutgers)(pictured) and Sean Lawlor (Flagler) had impressive nights for the Salt Cats. Holland had three hits in four at bats and a run scored while Lawlor had three hits and a run scored and two RBIs for the Salt Cats offense as well. He mixed a line drive shot over the right center field fence for a round tripper in the mix.

Syracuse used six different pitchers as they tried to get Sherrill different looks out of the bullpen, but the Silversmiths were still able to jump out to an early lead.

The Salt Cats will have back to back home games against the Spartans and the Generals as they look to end the season on a high note with under a week remaining. Tonight’s game is set for 7pm from Onondaga Community College against the Spartans.

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SALT CATS WELL REPRESENTED IN ALL STAR GAME

The Syracuse Salt Cats will be well represented today at the All Star Game being held at Onondaga Stadium. The NYCBL  All Stars will compete in a 9 inning contest against the ACBL All Stars. NYCBL Batting practice begins at 4pm when the gates open.

Xander Ferlenda 2B, (St. Bonaventure) and a two time All NYCBL first teamer and All Star will be accompanied by 2 time ALL NYCBL First teamer and 2 time All Star RHP, Max Bain from (Northwood U).  First time RHP Ian Foggo (The Citadel) and first time All Star, Taylor Fajardo (LSU- S) will also represent the Salt Cats. Fajardo is an odds on Favorite to win the Home Run Derby scheduled for 520PM. He has hit some enormous bombs and should fare well in the event. Both Bain and Foggo posses  a 90+ mile an hour fast ball, with Foggo hitting 95 mph as needed.

Taylor is one of the league leaders in home runs and both Bain and Foggo rank highly in strikeouts within the league stats as well as ERA.

Ferlenda once again is one of the top hitters in the league and one of the best defensive players as well. All players mentioned possess next level skill set and will get the opportunity to showcase that talent today. Best of luck to all of them.

 

CORTLAND "CRUSHES" SALT CATS 7-1

The Syracuse Salt Cats took a loss on the road on Sunday July 8 as they were defeated by the Cortland Crush by a score of 7–1.

The Crush struck first as they put up seven runs in the bottom half of first inning off of Salt Cats starter Landry Mayo (Amherst). Mayo had a rough outing, only recording one out and giving up seven runs, three of which were earned, on one hit and five walks.

Tyler Stafursky (East Stroudsburg)(pictured), Thomas Genuario (Rutgers) Bryce Cundieff (Arkansas Monticello) and Logan Zavada (East Stroudsburg) came in relief and threw a combined 7.2 scoreless innings. These four out of the Salt Cats bullpen gave up only four hits and one walk as they sat down the Crush hitters quietly for the remainder of the game.

Xander Ferlenda (St.Bonaventure)(pictured) had a good night at the plate as he reached base two of four times at the dish with a hit, a walk and a run scored.

Brian Wojichowski had a solid performance on the mound as he only allowed two hits and one run in six innings of work. He only gave up two walks, while striking out five in his start for the Crush.

The Salt Cats fall to 12–17 on the season and are now at the bottom of the Eastern division. However, they are only three and a half games out of the third playoff spot, which means there is still time for the Salt Cats to make a run at the postseason.

Syracuse will enjoy the break for the All-Star Game on July 9 and will be back in action on July 10 when they host the Capitol City Reds in an exhibition double header.

The Salt Cats will be represented in the All-Star Game by Xander Ferlenda, Max Bain and Ian Foggo, as well as Taylor Fajardo in the home run derby. All the festivities on July 9 will take place at Onondaga Community College, the Salt Cats home field. First event is at 4pm. Home Run Derby at 520PM followed by the ALS Promotion at 610pm, with first pitch in the All Star Game set for 630PM.

HIGH DESERT YARDBIRDS SIGN PITCHING COACH KYLE SANFORD TO PRO CONTRACT

After and invite tryout, former Salt Cat RHP Kyle Sanford (2017) from Western Connecticut State, was offered a contract by the High Desert Yardbirds. He will be playing in  Adelanto Stadium located at 12000 Stadium Way  in Adelanto, CA 92031. The 4 pitch starter / reliever was a solid option for the 2017 Eastern Division regular season winning Salt Cats and was presently interim pitching Coach / Assistant Pitching Coach for the 2018 Salt Cats.
http://www.highdesertyardbirds.com

 

SALT CATS VOLUNTEER AT SAMARITAN CENTER

The Syracuse Salt Cats volunteered today at the Samaritan Center in Downtown Syracuse. The players provided volunteer service and helped serve breakfast to those in need. They set up tables, served the meals and cleaned up. We in the Salt Cats Organization welcome the opportunity to the serve our community in the best way possible. The Salt Cats will again volunteer on July 7th! Thank you to the Samaritan Center for having us. 

 

SALT CATS ANNOUNCE 2018 SPONSOR NIGHT SCHEDULE

The Syracuse Salt Cats are grateful and excited to announce the Sponsor Night schedule for the 2018 season. 

 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!

 

SALT CATS BRING ON VETERAN MILB PITCHING COACH -TOM SIGNORE

Tom Signore has been a minor league pitching coach for over a decade.  The Salt Cats have brought him on for the 2018 season.

While in college, Signore helped Quinnipac College to the 1982 Division II College World Series. Tom was signed by the Milwaukee Brewers and was 4-4 with a 7.02 ERA for the 1985 Helena Gold Sox, leading the Pioneer Leaguewith eight home runs allowed. He then pitched for a club in Rotterdam for one year.

Signore coached in the college level for Onondaga Community CollegeFlagler CollegeQuinnipiac College and Western Connecticut State University (where he earned a master's degree in history).

In 1997, Signore became pitching coach for the Vermont Expos. He remained with their system for the 1997-2000 Cape Fear Crocs and 2001 Harrisburg Senators. In 2002, he moved to the Florida Marlins chain with the Portland Sea Dogs. He began 2003 with the Carolina Mudcats. Following that, He worked in 2004 as a fitness instructor.

Tom returned to baseball in 2005 as pitching coach of the Auburn Doubledays in the Toronto Blue Jays chain. He was with the Lansing Lugnuts from 2006-2008 and moved up to the New Hampshire Fisher Cats in 2009-2010, his third different Eastern League team. Signore was the pitching coach of the Las Vegas 51s in 2011, and New Hampshire again in 2012-2013. Signore began 2014 in Las Vegas, filling in for Frank Viola. After Viola returned in late May Signore then moved to the Brooklyn Cyclones as the pitching coach. The Salt Cast addition of Signore, sets the  pace for another successful season in the Eastern Division of the NYCBL.

 

SALT CATS FIRST ALUMNI NIGHT - JULY 21, 2018 - 7PM

The 2018 Syracuse Salt Cats will host the 1st Salt Cats "Alumni Night" on Saturday July 21, 2018. Pre game festivities with on field photos will begin at 545pm. 

ALL Former Salt Cats Players and Staff are invited to attend this event. Former Broadcasters may join our broadcasters to call an inning and have some fun. Please join us as we host this event.

Feel free to come to the game on Friday July 20th for warm up of the July 21st "Alumni Night"! Email the team or call for hotel info! 

SALT CATS READY FOR 2018 SUMMER SEASON

The Syracuse Salt Cats are ready and moving forward towards the summer 2018 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 host several sponsor nights which will be advertised on the website as well as listed in the team game schedule.

CLICK ON THE  ROSTER/BIOS TAB  FOR THE 2018 TEAM ROSTER

CLICK ON SCHEDULE  TAB TO VIEW THE 2018 FULL SCHEDULE

 

SALT CATS ANNOUNCE 2018 BROADCAST TEAM


-- Vander Plaat - Carroll - Lavenstein --

The Salt Cats would like to introduce the 2018 Game Day Live Broadcast crew.  Mathew Vander Plaat from Ithaca College, Bryan Carroll from Oswego State and Severin Lavenstein from Ithaca College will provide live game and color coverage via Teamline for the 2018 NYCBL season. They will broadcast all home games and several away games. Mathew is a Sports Media major who comes to us via Warwick, New York. Bryan Carroll is Syracuse native majoring in Broadcast/ Mass Communications. He is a sports blogger and staff writer for the Rising Apple Blog and blogs about the New York Mets.  Sevrin Lavenstein, Cranston, Rhode Island is a graduate of the Arizona State Cronkite Sports Broadcast Bootcamp and is also a beat writer for the "Ithacan" at Ithaca College.

Check Teamline for information on Salt Cats game broadcasts.

 

SALT CATS ANNOUNCE 2018 GAME DAY OPERATIONS TEAM


------ McInerney - Pelose - Yaizzo ------

The Salt Cats would like to announce that Katy McInerney,  Brandon Pelose  & Mike Yaizzo will join the Game Day Operations Staff for the summer 2018 season. As staff members on the Game Day Operations team they  will handle administrative & marketing duties as well as pre & post game operations duties.  Katy is a Sport Management Major, class of 20' at St. John Fisher College. She is currently a member of the St. John Fisher Women's Basketball team & a Student Athlete Mentor, originally from Syracuse, NY.  Brandon is a  Graduate student  at Cortland State (SUNY Cortland) & is currently working on his Graduate degree in Sport Management. He is also a former player at Cazenovia College & Mohawk Valley Community College. Mike is a sophomore at St. John Fisher College & a member of the nationally ranked baseball team. He is a Sport Management major, class of 2020.

 

Welcome to the Salt Cats Website!

2017 Defending Regular Season Eastern Division Champions.

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 40 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 Salt Cats are one of the most active multi-media teams in the NYCBL!

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MEET YOUR 2018 SALT CATS!

Chris Anderson

OF

Nichols College

Chris Coates

OF

St. Bonaventure University

Mike DeFusco

IF/U

Salve Regina University

Alexander Ferlenda

IF

St. Bonaventure University

Tommy Genuario

RHP

Rutgers University

Carson Imes

RHP 

Allegany CC

Zach Kemp

RHP

Wells College

Patrick Miner

1B

Arkansas Tech

MJ Nara

RHP

Walsh University

Drew Patterson

OF

Roane State

Jack Sheridan

RHP

Lemoyne College

Jared Strait

RHP

Wells College

Max Bain

RHP

Northwood University

Bryce Cundieff

LHP

U of Arkansas - Monticello

Nate Fiala

RHP

East Stroudsburg University

Mike Gorman

IF

Iona College

Trenton Jenkins

LHP

The Citadel

Sean Lawlor

1B/OF

Flagler College

Christian Naccari

IF/OF

Nichols College

Dylan Nolan

C

Wells College

Matt Nerz

C/CIF 

Kansas State / Abilene Christian

Isaac Porter

C

St. Bonaventure University

Tyler Stafursky

LHP

East Stroudsburg University

Kyle Taylor

LHP

Winston-Salem State University

Tom Beliveau

RHP  

Salve Regina University

Jack Dicenso

RHP

Nichols College 

Taylor Fajardo

OF

LSU-Shreveport

Ian Foggo

RHP

The Citadel

Adam Holland

OF

Rutgers University

Justin Hurley

RHP

Nichols College

Peter Joseph

RHP

Northwood University

Landry Mayo

RHP

Amherst College

Peter Nolet

RHP

Salve Regina University

Michael Ray

MIF

The Citadel

Zach Soder

LHP

Belmont Abbey College

Logan Zavada

RHP

East Stroudsburg University


Home Field: 

SUNY Onondaga Community College Stadium

4585 West Seneca Turnpike

Syracuse, New York 13215

Contact

208 Lakeland Ave. Syracuse, NY 13209

Phone: 315-727-9220   

Fax: 315-488-1750

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