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BAIN, FOGGO AND LAWLOR NAMED TO NYCBL ALL LEAGUE TEAM

Max Bain (Northwood U) RHP, Ian Foggo (The Citadel) RHP and Sean Lawlor ( Flagler) OF/1B have been selected and named to the 2018 All League team in the New York Collegiate Baseball League.

Over all Max Bain pitched 40 innings and struck out a league high 53 batters over the 42 game regular season. He had a 2.47 ERA only giving up 11 Earned runs. He was 4-0 with an 11/925 strike out ratio for 9 innings. His batting average against was a stingy .193.  Max was also selected as a 2018 NYCBL All Star and was named pitcher of the Day at the All Star game.

Ian Foggo was the leagues most proficient closer. Over all Ian pitched in 13 games (15 2/3 innings pitched) striking out 32 batters. His ERA was 1.15. He had 2 wins and 2 saves. In league play he pitched in 11 games (14.2 innings pitched) and struck out 31. He had a league only ERA of 1.22. He was selected to the All Star team as well.

Sean Lawlor (pictured) an Outfielder  and first baseman hit .358 over a 47 game overall schedule. He hit .352 in the 42 game regular league schedule. In the 47 games he hit 12 doubles, 4 triples and 2 home runs, knocking in 25 runners. He stole 8 bases and his on base percentage was a team high .516. He had 170 plate appearances. He also lead the team in walks with 40.

 

SALT CATS DEFEAT SPARTANS...TIE FOR THIRD .. LOSE HEAD TO HEAD FOR PLAY OFF SPOT WITH SHERRILL

The Salt Cats defeated the Syracuse Spartans for the sixth time this season Sunday afternoon, 14-10. In an extremely improbable week for the Salt Cats, they were able to win six of seven games and finish tied for third in the Eastern Division. Unfortunately, Sunday marked the end of the 2018 season despite the tie in third place, due to the Salt Cats losing the head-to-head tiebreaker with the Sherrill Silversmiths.

The Salt Cats saved their best stretch of baseball all summer long for the last week of the season, and came up just one single win shy of a playoff berth. It was a tough end to what truly was a remarkable final week. Luckily for the second-place Cortland Crush, they will not have to face the scorching offense of the Salt Cats on Monday night in the first round.

Coming off a thrilling 5-4 walkoff victory in the game on Saturday night, the Salt Cats entered Sunday facing a team they had handled all season, and week, long. The Salt Cats came into Sunday 5-1 in the season series against the Spartans, and 3-0 in this week alone.

The offense picked things up right away in the second inning. They put up a five spot that was highlighted by two RBI triples from Mike DeFusco (Salve Regina)(pictured) and Xander Ferlenda (St. Bonaventure). As well as two RBI single from Sean Lawlor (Flagler) and Chris Coates (St. Bonaventure). 

The Spartans were able to cut down that five-run deficit immediately in the bottom of the 2nd, as they put up a four spot and ended the day for Salt Cats starting pitcher Landry Mayo (Amherst).

In the top of the 4th, the Salt Cats got it going again after extending the lead to 6-4. Taylor Fajardo (LSUS) crushed his 8th home run of the season, a two-out three-run bomb to open the game to 9-4. Fajardo finishes second in the NYCBL for regular season home runs.

The Spartans were able to claw their way back into the game again, pushing across one then three and then one more to tie the game at nine. In the top of the 8th, the Salt Cats did what they’ve done all week long, and that’s not fold. Despite losing a couple of five-run leads, Xander Ferlenda hit his second RBI triple of the day to make it 10-9 Salt Cats. The next batter, Sean Lawlor, did the exact same and made it 11-9. The Salt Cats were able to tack on three more in the 9th to win and secure what finished off to be a 14-10 victory and capping off a truly incredible final week.

The Salt Cats offense exploded for 14 runs on 22 hits. Seven players had a multi-hit game. Ferlenda (2), DeFusco and Lawlor each had triples. Adam Holland (Rutgers) finished 3 for 6 and Xander Ferlenda finished an insane 4 for 5, with four RBI and three runs scored. Logan Patterson (Abilene Christian), one of five Salt Cats pitchers on the day, got the win. He went 2.2 IP, allowing just two runs on four hits while striking out 3. It was the first win on the season for Patterson. Patty Miner (Arkansas Tech) closed out the game for the hottest team in the NYCBL.

The Salt Cats finished the week winning six of their last seven games. In those six wins, they scored an insane 52 runs, including their two highest totals of 15 on Wednesday and 14 on Sunday. They finished the season winning four games in a row.

19-23 was good enough for third place, but the Salt Cats were on the wrong end of third place split with them and Sherrill. The two teams had complete opposite weeks, as the Silversmiths will enter the playoffs on a four game losing streak.

 

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.

 

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. 

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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   

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