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FORMER SALT CAT AND NYCBL ALL STAR RHP IAN FOGGO SIGNS WITH HOUSTON ASTROS


Ian Foggo

Former  Salt Cat and NYCBL All Star (2017-18), right handed pitcher Ian Foggo (Lenoir Rhyne) has signed a professional contract with the Houston Astros. Foggo spent one season with Lenoir-Rhyne after time at Division I Citadel and Charleston Southern and finished the 2021 campaign with 20 strikeouts in 11.1 innings pitched. 

Ian was an NYCBL All Star Selection in 2018 after throwing 14.2 innings and earning 31 Strike outs. The Salt Cats wish him the best.

ANNUAL RAFFLE WINNERS PICKED

First Place: The Baldini Family

Second Place: Jay Meyers

Third Place: Jim Parker

WINNING PROCEEDS WILL BE MAILED OUT NO LATER THAN 8/5/21

The 2021 summer collegiate baseball season has ended for the Salt Cats. Two losses to the Cortland Crush last evening in the best of three series for the East division title closed the curtains for the gritty Cats. 

The Salt Cats would like to thank our fans our sponsors and our tremendous Staff for and an outstanding summer. From the Game Day operations staff to the Media Broadcast Staff , the coaching staff and most importantly to the players on the 2021 team.

Thank you all and have a great summer..... See you next summer.

COME SUPPORT THE SALT CATS AS THEY PLAY A DOUBLE HEADER TODAY AT ONONDAGA COMMUNITY COLLEGE STADIUM AGAINST THE CORTLAND CRUSH.  THIS IS THE BEST OF THREE GAME SERIES FOR THE EASTERN DIVISION TITLE....

FIRST PITCH 3PM, SECOND GAME WILL FOLLOW. 

https://twitter.com/syrsaltcats/status/1420398641106329600?s=21

SALT CATS TAKE DOWN RIVAL, ONCE AND FOR ALL

 

By Ethan Berch

 

SYRACUSE, NY - Win or go home. Does it get any better than that? With a trip to the NYCBL Eastern Division Championship series on the line,one last meeting between the Salt Cats and the Spartans was needed. Home for both teams is OCC, but the Syracuse Spartans played host to the Syracuse Salt Cats in the NYCBL Wild Card game! These teams matched up 10 times in the regular season. The Spartans won eight of those matchups, the Salt Cats only one, and a tie sandwiched among the machups..

 

Coach Mike Martinez had no doubt but to hand the ball to right hander Tom Reisinger (Pictured). After striking out 51 batters in the regular season in 31 and ⅔ innings, Reisinger had one more obstacle to face.

 

For the Spartans, it was their southpaw, Nick Jessen. Jessen had pitched against the Salt Cats once before, and picked up the win in a five-inning, one hit performance. An ace-off was set in the winner take all contest!

 

After a scoreless first inning, the Salt Cats drew first blood. Zach Buck led the inning off with a single and Peyton Harding shortly after singled to set the table. A throwing error out in right field on Harding’s hit allowed Buck and Harding to stand in scoring position. A wild pitch brough Buck home with the first run. After that, Nolan Giblin hit a soft grounder to third which drew a throw home to the plate as Harding broke. There was a small collison at the plate but the ball became loose and Harding was safe with the Salt Cats second run. None of those runs were earned on Jessen’s behalf.

 

Tom Reisinger settled in and it seemed impossible to take him out of it. Reisinger worked through the first three innings without allowing a base runner, despite only striking out one hitter during that first time through the order.

 

It was very worthy of saying that this game was dominated by great defense. Unbelievable work in the field by names such as Mike DeStefano, Anthony May, and Matthew Alexander helped keep their team in the game.

 

Jessen settled in and continued his dominant work by striking out the side in the fourth. He worked quickly and didn’t allow those early runs to phase him. He worked in a good looking slider along with his fastball.

 

Jessen was great, but Reisinger said it was my turn. The Spartans got their first two runners on via a single and then double in the fourth. It seemed as if the table was set, but Reisinger thought otherwise. He struck out the next batter, and then a great play over at first base by Kent Wilson had Caleb Millikan doubled up. Just like that, the inning was over.

 

Reisinger and Jessen continued their dominance in an abnormally quick game. It just took 80 minutes to get through six innings! The score remained 2-0 after six quick frames.

 

In the seventh, the Spartans threatened once again. However, their attempt was denied by Eddy Garcia who made potentially the play of the year. A diving stop up the middle, Garcia got to his feet and made a strong throw in time to end the inning!

 

As this game cruised into the eighth, the day was over for Nick Jessen. Jessen dealt seven innings, only allowing four hits, no earned runs, and striking out six. He left on the wrong side of the stick, in line for the loss. Jessen put the Spartans in a great spot to win this ballgame.

 

However, Tom Reisinger wasn’t done dominating. Reisinger tossed one of the gutsiest performances of the year, entering the eighth inning with only just around 80 pitches. Reisinger was putting the team on his back and going where no Salt Cat has gone all summer, into the eighth.

 

Reisinger faced adversity in the bottom of the eighth. With two runners on and two outs, Reisinger was set to face off against Salt Cats killer Jordan Dickson. Nothing phased Reisinger; he got Dickson to ground out to end the inning.

 

Tom Reisinger was flat out unbelievable. In a do or die game, he threw eight innings of shutout baseball. He only allowed four hits and struck out five. Reisinger missed the barrel all night and this was his best performance all summer long, right when the Salt Cats needed it the most.

 

Finn Doherty entered in relief for the Spartans. He provided two innings for the Spartans. The right-handed arm allowed base runners in both the eighth and ninth inning. Doherty bent, but did not break in both of his relief innings.

 

Dan Manente entered in the ninth for the save with the score still 2-0. Manente only had one save prior to entering for this appearance. It was all on the line as the Salt Cats looked to send home the Syracuse Spartans.

 

In order to get the save, it was the heart of the order for the Spartans, 2-3-4. The Spartans did not make it easy. In fact, the Spartans loaded the bases with only an out. This is where it gets crazy. Jackson Geisler hit a soft ball to second. Garcia flipped it to DeStefano for the out at second, but Geisler was safe at first. A run scored and then the runner from second, David Bedrosian, continued around third heading for the plate. He was caught in a rundown and after a couple flips back and forth, Manente tagged out Bedrosian and ended the game. MADNESS!

 

Tom Reisinger gets credited the win for his heroic performance. The Salt Cats may have only beaten the Spartans once this summer in the regular season, but it didn’t matter for them tonight. Through all adversity, the Salt Cats came out on top.

 

The Salt Cats survive and win by a score of 2-1. They have eliminated the Syracuse Spartans and will move on. Next up is the Cortland Crush. It will be a best of three series to decide the Eastern Division Championship. Game One is slated for 6:05 PM ET, July 24th at Gutchess Lumber Sports Complex.

Salt Cats Clinch Playoff Spot with Powerful Comeback

By Sam Lebowitz

SYRACUSE, N.Y. – The Salt Cats had a chance to eliminate the Sherrill Silversmiths with a win in Sherril on Thursday – and after a shaky start, they delivered. An 11-5 win over Sherrill punched the Cats’ ticket to Monday’s Wild Card round to begin the postseason. But it did not look promising early.

            In the bottom of the first, against Syracuse right-hander Sean Malamud, leadoff hitter and Salt Cats’ killer Cam Caraher pummeled a no-doubter over the tall right field fence for an early home run. Malamud was in further trouble after a walk to Brady O’Brien and a single by Ryan Lutinski. Yale’s Ben Metzer, with one out, stroked an RBI single to right-center to plate the innings’ second run. Later, with the bases loaded, Chris Einemann drove home two more with a single. Before Malamud could escape the first, four runs had scored against him.

            But the Salt Cats fired right back. Sherrill right-hander Julian Minaya walked the first three batters to face him in the second. Matt Rinaldi punched an opposite-field double to plate the first two Syracuse runs. With Nolan Giblin batting next, Minaya uncorked a wild pitch, allowing Aaron Sisto to score and pushing Rinaldi to third with the tying run. Giblin floated a short sacrifice fly, allowing Rinaldi to score. Things were even at four through three half-frames.

            The tie did not last long, though. Caraher led off the second with a single, stole second base, and scored on a single off of O’Brien’s bat. But Malamud escaped without further damage thanks in large part to a line-drive double play turned by Sisto at the hot corner. That play began a stretch of ten in a row retired by Malamud, who settled into a nice groove and would up completing five solid frames.

            Mikey Edelman led off the Salt Cats’ third with a walk and advanced to third on a Mike DeStefano single. Peyton Harding was hit to load the bases. Sisto poked a single to tie the game again, advancing every runner 90 feet. Rinaldi drove a sac fly to deep center field to plate the go-ahead run, 6-5. The Salt Cats did not look back.

            After taking the lead, the Salt Cats power bats awoke to put the game away. Kent Wilson (pictured), Rinaldi, and Buck all blasted homers in the middle frames. Wilson’s was his first of the season. For Rinaldi and Buck, it was their third each – and all six of their combined homers occurred at hitter-friendly Noyes Park in Sherrill.

            On the pitching side, the Salt Cats bullpen was nearly spotless in relief of Malamud. Luke Arvantides and Julien Hernandez each worked perfect frames in the sixth and seventh respectively. Hernandez, usually a co-ace of the Salt Cats’ starting rotation, was used to keep him fresh and help lock down the must-win game. Dan Manente finished it with two hitless innings to send the Cats to an 11-5 win and a playoff berth.

            The Salt Cats are slated to take on the Syracuse Spartans as the road team in Monday’s postseason-opening Wild Card playoff game. But first, they’ll finish the regular season with a doubleheader tomorrow against the hosting Spartans at OCC beginning at 5:05 p.m.

SALT CATS FUN AT FALCON PARK....VS THE DOUBLEDAYS

THE SALT CATS PLAYED AN EXHIBITION IN AUBURN NEW YORK AT FALCON PARK AGAINST THE PGCBL DOUBLEDAYS.  FIREWORKS AND FUN WAS THE THEME.....

JAKE BALDINI NAMED PITCHER OF THE NIGHT


Jake Baldini

Jake Baldini (Greensboro College)  was named Pitcher of the Night after his appearance against the Silversmiths on Wednesday. He threw 5 complete innings, issuing 7 K's during his start.  Congrats Jake and Keep up the great work.

https://t.co/bttIzuEq9B?amp=1

PEYTON HARDING EARNS PLAYER OF THE NIGHT

On June 13th Peyton Harding (Spring Arbor U) was selected as the Player of the night in the NYCBL. He collected 2 hits, scored a run and knocked in 5 runs in the Salt Cats 15-0 win over the Rochester Ridgemen.

Welcome to the 2020 -2021 Salt Cats Website! SEE PLAYERS BELOW


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.

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

STAY CONNECTED WITH THE SALT CATS ALL SUMMER LONG!

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CLICK HERE TO SEE THE  2021 SCHEDULE 

THE SCHEDULE  CAN ALSO BE FOUND IN THE SCHEDULE/RESULTS TAB....EXHIBITION GAMES ARE ALSO LISTED.

 

JOIN US FOR SALT CATS 2021 ---- "SALT CAST" PODCAST #6-5/24/21

Meet our 2021 Broadcast Crew and our 2021 players on Salt Cats 2021 "Salt Cast" a 10 series podcast to bring us into the upcoming season.

Click on the link or our Logo for EPISODE #6--  FEATURING Nick Gravel (Keystone) Tom Coleman (Haverford) and Aaron Sisto (Delaware State).

https://youtu.be/nVAZCLsp-Tg

We do hope you enjoy our series that will walk us into our 2021 season in the New York Collegiate Baseball League.

 

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PURCHASE YOUR 2021 SALT CATS FITTED GAME HAT


$25.00 (includes shipping)

Starting on 3/20/21 you may purchase your 2021 Salt Cats Game hat for $25.00 and have it delivered to your door. 

Order via email at: syracusesaltcats@gmail.com

State size of fitted hat (fitted sizes) or flex fit sizes  (s/m, m/l or l/xl)

List your mailing address. 

 

DAN FIORITO - SALT CATS 2011 / 2012 NAMED MANAGER HIGH A HUDSON VALLEY RENEGADES (NEW YORK YANKEES)


DAN FIORITO - MANAGER- HIGH A HUDSON VALLEY RENEGADES

The New York Yankees have named Dan Fiorito (Salt Cats 2011-12)  Manager of the Hudson Valley Renegades, their High Class A affiliate. This is Dan's second stint as a Manager in the New York Yankees Organization. He had also been named Manager of the Staten Island Yankees in the NY-Penn prior to the season being cancelled in 2020.

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  signed out of Manhattanville College in Harrison, New York and appeared in 322 games minor league games (MILB).  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.

 

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

https://twitter.com/NYCBLbaseball/status/1259863274604179456?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Etweet

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NEW 2021 SYRACUSE SALT CATS SIGNINGS.... BELOW

VONZELL RIVIERA - RHP - SALEM CC

Vonzell Riviera a RHP has signed with the 2021 Salt Cats.  He will be pitching at Salem CC, Fall 2021.  He resides in Milleville, New Jersey.

ZACH BUCK - HAVERFORD COLLEGE (HOLY CROSS TRANSFER) SIGNS


Zach Buck

Zach Buck from Haverford College has signed with the 2021 Salt Cats. The 6'4" 235 pound 1B/Utility/C,  hails from Ashburn, Virginia via Broad Run High School.  He is a Holy Cross transfer. At Holy Cross in 2018 and 2019 he appeared in 49 games and had 34 starts.

MIKEY EDELMAN

The Salt Cats have signed Mikey Edelman an OF from Long Island University / Emory for the 2021 season. Mikey also played in the New England Collegiate Baseball League for the Keene Swamp Bats.

SALT CATS SIGN LOCAL AARON SISTO - DELAWARE STATE


Aaron Sisto

The 2021 Salt Cats have signed Aaron Sisto an Infielder from Delaware State, via Liverpool, New York. The Liverpool High All Conference caliber performer and member of the Sportszone Elite Academy is a solid addition to the 2021 roster. He was listed as a pre season All State selection in 2020.

JOSH POSNICK

The Salt Cats have signed Josh Posnick a RHP from Fredonia State via SUNY Onondaga Community College.

JARROD WILLIAMS - COBLESKILL U. RETURNS FOR 2021


Jarrod Williams

Jarrod Williams a RHP from Cobleskill State University / Finger Lakes CC, will return for the 2021 season. He had been signed for the cancelled 2020 season.  In the shortened 2020 season he threw 17.2 innings and had 12 K's for the Cobleskill Fighting Tigers. He was 2-2 on the season.

2021 SALT CATS SIGN ETHAN HENNESSY - CANISIUS COLLEGE


Ethan Hennessy

The 2021 Salt Cats have signed Norfolk, Virginia native Ethan Hennessy from Canisius College. At Norfolk Academy, Ethan earned four varsity letters in baseball. 

He was an All Tidewater selection and named Team Captain.  He also played with the Elite CBA Rays.

Ethan also earned a first team All League and First Team All State  selection in Soccer. Ethan is a Corner Infielder and Utility position player. 

RILEY RAIMONDO - RHP- KEYSTONE SIGNS FOR 2021


Riley Raimondo

Riley Raimondo, a Right Handed Pitcher from Keystone College via Creekside High School in St. Johns, Florida has signed to pitch for the 2021 Syracuse Salt Cats. 

NICK GRAVEL KEYSTONE COLLEGE SIGNS WITH THE 2021 SALT CATS


Nick Gravel

Sydney, New York native Nick Gravel (Sydney High)  has singed with the 2021 Salt Cats. He is a Right Handed Pitcher and will join his team mate Riley Raimondo on the pitching staff.

AJ ORTEGA -RHP - EMERSON COLLEGE SETS SIGHTS ON SUMMER 2021


AJ Ortega

Sophomore Right Handed Pitcher AJ Ortega has signed with the 2021 Syracuse Salt Cats. He is a combo starter/ reliever at Emmerson College in Boston, Massachusetts. 

PEYTON HARDING - C - SPRING ARBOR UNIVERSITY SIGNS FOR 2021


Peyton Harding

Peyton Harding  - Catcher - form Spring Arbor University via Van Buren Township,  Michigan and Cabrini High School, has signed for the 2021 season. 

While starting all 18 games behind the dish,  in the  shortened 19-20 season Peyton hit .305 collecting  three doubles and knocking in 10 runners for the 15-3 Cougars. 

In 2018 he appeared  in 40 games and started 29. Hit .265 with 22 hits, 1 double, 16 RBI's, 19 walks, and 8 runs scored. He registered 176 putouts and 13 assists with a fielding percentage of .969.

ADAM DOUGLAS-RHP- BROCKPORT STATE - SIGNS WITH 2021 SALT CATS


Adam Douglas

Adam Douglas a Junior -RHP- from Brockport State has signed with the 2021 Salt Cats.  Douglas is a graduate of The Institute of Technology at Syracuse Central where we earned 2017 all-league honors. 

MIKE DESTEFANO - CANISIUS COLLEGE SIGNS FOR 2021


Mike DeStefano

Mike is a Two-time MAAC Rookie of the Week . He recorded a season high two base hits on three occasions in the shortened 2019 season.
He also drove in one run five times during the season. Mike hit his first home run against Radford on March 7, 2019. Mike is a Middle Infielder.
 

JULIEN HERNANDEZ -RHP - WHITMAN COLLEGE - COMMITS FOR 2021


Julien Hernandez

Julien Hernandez a RHP from Whitman College in Walla Walla Washington has committed to play with the 2021 Salt Cats. The 6'1"/180 pound righty is a former Game Prep Baseball Academey Elite player. He also played at the Menlo School in Atherton, California. He hails from Palo Alto, California.

TOM REISINGER - RHP - EAST STROUDSBURG STATE SIGNS FOR 201


Tom Reisinger

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.

 

DAN MANENTE- RHP - SALVE REGINA UNIVERSITY COMMITS FOR 2021


Dan Manente

Dan Manente a sophomore rising RHP from Salve Regina University has signed with the 2021 Salt Cats. The Seymour, Connecticut native out of Seymour High School is 6'4" / 185 pounds.  He is a former Hamden Yard Dog Elite player. 

EDDY GARCIA - MIF - COBELSKILL SIGNS FOR 2021


Eddy Garcia

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.

TOM COLEMAN - RHP - HAVERFORD COLLEGE SIGNS FOR 2021


Tom Coleman

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 - COMMITS FOR 2021- NAMED CAPTAIN


Luke Smith

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 - MERCY COLLEGE - EARLY COMMIT - FOR 2021


Nolan Giblin

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 - LHP - NIAGARA 2021 COMMIT SIGNS


Luke Arvantides

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 - IF - CLARKSON UNIVERSITY COMMITS FOR 2021

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 - CONCORDIA COLLEGE - 2020/2021 ALL CACC ACADEMIC

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.

2021 SALT CATS WELCOME TESSA HODINGER TO THE STAFF


Tessa Hodinger

Tessa Hodinger, a student Geneseo State University, has joined the Game Day Operations Staff. She is a Communications in Journalism and Media major with a minor in Film Studies. She will attain her degree 2020. 

Tessa will work with both the Game Day Operations staff and the Media Broadcast team with videography and social media.

Welcome to the 2021 Syracuse Salt Cats...

BRENDON HODGES - JOINS 2021 SUPER BROADCAST TEAM


Brendon T. Hodges

Brendon Hodges,  a Graduate Student at Syracuse University's S. I. Newhouse, School of Public Communications (MS 2021),  studying Broadcast and Digital Journalism has joined the "2021 Super Broadcast Team". 

The Dardenne Praire, Missouri native brings more experience to the super staff.

He was the Public Address announcer for the "Play where the Pros Play" program with the Minnesota Timberwolves of the NBA. He also was the play by play and color commentator for men's and women's basketball,  track and  field and softball, at Macalester College in St. Paul Minnesota. He earned his undergraduate degree from Macalester College (2020) where he was a member of the football team for 4 years, and an assistant in the Athletic Department's  Sports Information Office.

 

CHRISSY VAN ALLEN ACCEPTS GAME DAY OPERATIONS POSITION FOR 2021


Chrissy Van Allen

Chrissy Van Allen  has accepted an offer to be a member of the Syracuse Salt Cats Collegiate Baseball Organization as a Game Day Operation Specialist. Chrissy is from Camillus, New York. 

She was heavily involved with sports growing up and wants to continue her passion for sports in her professional career.

Chrissy is currently a student-athlete at St. John Fisher College, studying sport management while majoring in communications and being a member of the Varsity Women's Soccer team.

She is very excited to see the Syracuse Salt Cats team succeed  throughout the 2021 spring season and into the upcoming summer 2021 season . She will work with Game Day Baseball Operations.


 

SAM LEBOWITZ - JOINS 2021 LIVE GAME MEDIA BROADCAST CREW


Sam Lebowitz

Sam Lebowitz has joined the 2021 staff as a Lead Live Game Broadcaster. He will handle the lead live play by play and color with the Media Broadcast team.

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.

 

ETHAN BERCH JOINS MEDIA BROADCAST TEAM 2021


Ethan Berch

Ethan is a Television/ Radio Major from Ithaca College. Ethan has worked with Axcess Baseball on Fall College recruitment tournaments in the Long Island, New York area as well as a Sports Chattter Podcast member. He presently works with Ithaca College Television (ICTV) as a Next Player Up, Debater in the TV show Podcast. He was also an Assistant Producer with WICB FM radio, and is presently a Sports Radio talk show host for VIC 91.7 FM radio. His hometown is Syosset, New York. Ethan will handle color and play by play with the Media Broadcast Team for all home games.

JOE MICZAN RETURNS TO BROADCAST CREW FOR 2021


Joe Miczan

JOE MICZAN HAS SIGNED AND IS ON BOARD TO BROADCAST ALL HOME GAMES FOR THE 2021 SUMMER SEASON.  

Joe rejoins the Salt Cats game day 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 coach on the Solvay High School Football coaching staff. He is a Teaching Assistant in the Solvay Union Free School District.

KIMBERLY KEELER - ST. JOHN FISHER COLLEGE JOINS STAFF


Kimmy Keeler

Kimberly Keeler  has joined the  Salt Cats Game Day Operations Staff for the 2021 summer season. The Batavia, New York native, who attends St. John Fisher College and is majoring in Sport Management,  will handle Administrative duties as it relates to the main gate and admissions. She will also handle sales, marketing and other various Game Day Operation duties for the team. 

GABRIELLA BORDONARO- LEMOYNE COLLEGE - JOINS 2021 STAFF


Gabriella Bordonaro

Gabriella Bordonaro a Lemoyne College Junior has joined the Salt Cats Administrative staff as a Game Day Operations Specialist. She will work with all aspects of pre and post game stadium/operations set as up as   well as sales, marketing and social media. She has worked with the Syracuse University Grab and Go program and assisted its director. She has also worked in the Basketball Administration office at Syracuse University. Gabriella resides in Manlius, New York.

MAX BAIN - NORTHWOOD UNIVERSITY - SALT CATS 16'17'18 SIGNS WITH CHICAGO CUBS

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.

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SALT CATS WILL HONOR ALL 2020 TICKET PACKAGE PRICING IN 2021

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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MEET YOUR 2021 SALT CATS!

Matt Rinaldi

OF

Pace University

Nolan Giblin

IF

Mercy College

Enrique Morales

C

Claflin  University

Luke Arvantides

LHP

Niagara University 

Tom Coleman

RHP

Haverford College


James Bowes

Tyler James Bowes

RHP

Radford University 


Mike DeStefano

MIKE DESTEFANO

MIF

CANISIUS COLLEGE

Josian Ortiz

LHP

Rockingham CC

Jake Baldini

RHP

Greensboro College

Carter Kowalczyk

LHP

Ithaca College

Kent Wilson

IF

Clarkson University

Dan Manente 

RHP

Salve Regina University


Adam Douglas

Adam Douglas

RHP

Brockport State University


Jackson Saylor

Jackson Saylor

RHP

Harding University


Jarrod Williams

Jarrod Williams

RHP

Cobleskill University


Aaron Sisto

Aaron Sisto

IF

Delaware State University

Sean Malamud

RHP  

Concordia College

Luke Smith

OF

Haverford College

Eddy Garcia

MIF

SUNY Cobelskill University

TOM REISINGER

RHP

EAST  STROUDSDBURG STATE U

Julien Hernandez

RHP

Whitman College


Peyton Harding

PEYTON HARDING

CATCHER

SPRING ARBOR UNIVERSITY


Riley Raimondo

Riley Raimondo

RHP

Keystone College

Vonzell Riviera

RHP

Salem Community College

Marshall Winn

RHP

University at Albany

HANNAH STANSKI - LEMOYNE COLLEGE - JOINS STAFF


Hannah Stanski

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.

SALT CATS 3rd ANNUAL ALUMNI NIGHT - CANCELLED FOR SUMMER 2020

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.

Stay in touch: Syracusesaltcats@gmail.com

SALT CATS WILL ANNOUNCE 2021 SPONSOR NIGHT SCHEDULE

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!

 

SALT CATS WILL VOLUNTEER AT SAMARITAN CENTER IN 2021

The Syracuse Salt Cats plan to 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.

 


COLLEGE CONFERENCES REPRESENTED....2021

COLONIAL STATES ATHLETIC CONFERENCE

CROSSROADS LEAGUE/NAIA

NORTHWEST CONFERENCE

THE BIG SOUTH CONFERENCE

OHIO ATHLETIC CONFERENCE

AMERICAN SOUTHWEST CONFERENCE

COMMONWELL COAST CONFERENCE

NORTHEAST 10 BASEBALL CONFERENCE

CENTRAL ATLANTIC COLLEGIATE CONFERENCE

EMPIRE 8 BASEBALL CONFERENCE

SOUTHERN ATHLETIC CONFERENCE

CENTENIAL CONFERENCE BASEBALL

METRO ATLANTIC ATHLETIC CONFERENCE

LIBERTY LEAGUE CONFERENCE

EAST COAST CONFERENCE

NEW ENGLAND ATHLETIC CONFERENCE

ATLANTIC EAST ATHLETIC CONFERENCE

NJCAA REGION 10 DIVISION III /CAROLINAS-VIRGINA

SUNY ATHLETIC CONFERENCE



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