The Caiazza Family - First place
Angela Petigrew - Second place
Darren Lee - Third place
Prizes will be mailed out over the next 7-10 days.
The 2022 Salt Cats season officially came to an end Monday night as the Spartans defeated the Salt Cats 8-1 in the Eastern Division Wild Card Game. Just one day after beating their crosstown rivals 2-1 in 10 innings to earn home-field in this game, the final edition of the Salt City Showdown of the summer went to the Spartans, who dominated from start to finish to earn the right to play the top-seeded Cortland Crush in the Eastern Conference Finals.
Jake Baldini was the first of six pitchers to toe the slab for the hosts, giving up five runs while falling one out short of four full innings. No pitcher was truly able to contain the Spartans offense, who hit through the order in the fourth to take the seven run lead. The Salt Cats only run came via a Bryce Richey RBI walk with the bases loaded in the fifth to make the game score 7-1 for a moment before the visitors got that run back the next half inning.
The Salt Cats season ends with an NYCBL regular season record of 19-20-3, 41 points and second place in a tough NYCBL East. The Spartans get revenge after losing last year’s Wild Card Game 2-1. The Salt Cats were 21-24-5 overall,
The team and Coaching staff would like to thank our fans, sponsors and players families for their constant support and help throughout the season.
A special thanks goes out Dr. Pisik for his never ending work in taking care of the Salt Cats on a daily basis and to Director of Concessions,Karen Pisik who ran our concession stand throughout the season.
A special thank you to our Director of Baseball Operations, Joe Miczan for his efforts during the season. He was the Go to Guy for sure.
The team would also extend a sincere thank you to our Game Day Operations staff of Supervisor, Kathee-Dobe Call, Jake Hickok, Izzy Lambert and Paul Miller. Job well done!
Finally, special thanks to the best Game Day broadcast crew in the NYCBL which included Austin Platt, Gio Heater and Will Hentschel, The Cats wish you all well as we move forward in preparation for the 2021 NYCBL season.
The Salt Cats walk off their final regular season game of the year with a 2-1 victory over the Syracuse Spartans.
The Cats played a multitude of pitchers in the last game before playoffs, with AJ Ortega (Emerson)(pictured) getting his first start of the season for the Salt City Showdown. The Emerson college righty threw three innings, allowing the Spartans only run, and striking out four. Relievers Seth Pariette (McMurry), Seth McElveen (USC Lancaster) and Josian Ortiz (Keystone) then entered the game, each pitching for two frames, with only one hit allowed between the three of them.
Slamming the door shut in extras was Ethan Caiazza (Skidmore), who was making his first appearance in well over a week. The lefty struck out the side in the top of the 10th to extinguish any hope the Sparties had of taking a W.
On the other side, Spartans pitcher Jack Clifford threw the game of his life with a 120 pitch complete game. Entering the contest, Clifford had never gone more than 4.1 innings, and no Spartan pitcher had gone past the six-inning mark. The Ulster CC product allowed one earned run in the bottom of the sixth, when Bailey Martin (Thomas More) hit Waker Zampella (East Stroudsburg) home with an RBI single.
In the bottom of the tenth, Cats first basemen Kent Wilson (Clarkson) led off with a walk, and then advanced to second with an Amani Jones (Stevenon) single. Catcher Jonathan Gonzalez (SUNY Onondaga) then stepped up to the plate for his first plate appearance since taking over for Rob Chesney (Pace/Central Conn. State) in the top of the 8th. On the 2-1 pitch, Gonzalez hit the ball to third, where Camden New flipped it to second base to retire Amani Jones. In attempting a double play, shortstop Michael Perales’ throw to first base was off-line, and Wilson had no issue scoring, handing the Cats victory and clinching second place in the eastern division.
The Salt Cats now take on the Spartans tomorrow in the Eastern Division wild-card game. First pitch at OCC is scheduled for 7:00.
After 41 games on the 42 game schedule, the Syracuse Salt Cats finally sealed the final spot in the NYCBL playoffs with a 5-3 win against the Rochester Ridgemen in front of the home crowd on Saturday night. Syracuse eliminated the Sherrill Silversmiths in the process, meaning the Salt Cats and Syracuse Spartans will play in the Eastern Division Wild Card Game on Monday at OCC.
Matthew Rinaldi (Pace) got the Salt Cats on the board by scoring on a wild pitch in the third, but Rochester scored three in the sixth to take a lead against the Syracuse bullpen. But, Rinaldi and the team responded in the bottom half with four of their own, as the captain had a big single to score two and retake the lead for the Salt Cats, a lead they would never relinquish.
On the pitching side, the hosts used four pitchers to lock down the win. Jaden Varner (Kent State) pitched four scoreless innings to start, followed by Kolby Mordecki (Plattsburg) and Chris Martin,(McMurry) and finally Hayden Mutz (American International College)(pictured) pitched two clean frames with four punchouts to record his fifth save of the summer.
It may have taken the Salt Cats longer than expected to punch their ticket into the playoffs, but they did the job. The Salt Cats and Spartans will play twice in the next two days. Tomorrow’s meeting at OCC at 2 ET will decide who finishes in second and earns home field for Monday’s 1-game playoff. The Salt Cats will serve as the home team Sunday for the regular season finale.
In what was seemingly a must-win game for both Syracuse and Sherill, the Salt Cats took care of business 6-2 and jumped ahead of the Silversmiths in the standings for the third and final playoff spot Friday night at OCC.
After a day off on Thursday, the Salt Cats were ready to play, taking the lead in the fourth inning with four runs and never looking back, tacking on two more runs in the fifth to win comfortably.
Jack Knapp (SUNY Onondaga CC) (pictured) got the ball for the Cats, getting one out in the sixth and allowing just two runs, picking up his second win of the season in the process. Pruitt Spritzer (Willamette) got the remaining eleven outs without giving up a run to earn his second save this summer.
Offensively, Aaron Sisto (Ashland) broke the scoreless tie in the fourth with a double that scored two, and Bailey Martin (Thomas More) tallied three of the team’s nine hits to pace Syracuse to its 17th win on the season, and get back to .500 in home games.
The Salt Cats, who have now taken five points in their last three days, have an opportunity to clinch a playoff spot tomorrow night when they host the Rochester Ridgemen at 7 ET.
In the final regular season matchup between Cortland and Syracuse, the Crush came away as the victors, winning 5-0 at the OCC Baseball Complex on Tuesday. Despite getting outhit 6-4, the NYCBL Eastern Division Champs defeated the Salt Cats for the fifth time this season on a hot and humid night. Syracuse committed three errors in the field.
Connor Brinkman outdueled Jake Baldini in the battle of the team’s aces, pitching five scoreless innings to pick up just his second win on the season. Baldini pitched five innings as well, but gave up three earned runs. Cortland added one run in the seventh and another in the ninth to extend the lead.
The Syracuse shortstop Amani Jones was responsible for two of the Salt Cats hits, and second baseman Bryce Richey got on base all four times, but it was not enough as the Cortland All-Star shut the rest of the lineup down, and the bullpen did its job as well.
The Salt Cats are back in action tomorrow night for their final doubleheader of the season, hosting the Genesee Rapids of the Western Division, who are tied for last in their division with 27 points. First pitch is at 5 ET, as both games will be seven innings long.
The Syracuse Salt Cats pounded the Silversmiths of Sherrill by a score of 8-6. The hot Cats tallied 16 hits and chased Smitties starter Noah Rodriguez in the 7th.
Aaron Sisto ( Ashland U), Jordan Stevens (Kent State) and Jake Caruso (Thomas More U) had 3 hits apiece. Matt Rinaldi (Pace), Amani Jones (Stevenson) and Walker Zampella (East Stroudsburg) notched 2 hits each.
Jaden Varner (Kent State) (Pictured) was named NYCBL Pitcher of the Night for the second time this season. He picked up the win.
The Salt Cats face the first place Cortland Crush tomorrow at Onondaga stadium. First pitch set for 7pm.
Although our Franchise considers all of our players All Stars the NYCBL has selected 8 of our players to the 2022 All Star Team/Game and All Star Showcase event. The All Star selections will play in the All Star Game on July 11th in Cortland and the Show case selections will be showcased prior to the ASG in front of various PBR New York scouts.
RHP Jake Baldini (Greensboro College)
RHP Chris Martin (McMurry)
LHP Ethan Caiazza (Skidmore)
IF Martin Bailey (Thomas More U)
OF Matt Rinaldi (Pace U)
IF Bryce Richey (Spring Arbor U)
RHP Scott Scheppy ( Mercy College) Showcase
SS Amani Jones (Stevenson ) Showcase
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Fiorito takes over for Julio Mosquera, who guided the Patriots to a 72-47 record and the Northeast Division championship. Mosquera left the Yankees organization in the off-season to take over as a development catching instructor for the Chicago White Sox.
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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 44 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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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.
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Joe Miczan - Director of Baseball / Media Operations
Joe Miczan will return to the Salt Cats 2022 staff as Director of Baseball Operations / Media Operations. He will assist and help coordinate all media aspects of the Franchise inclusive of Social Media, Broadcasting and Marketing with the Live game broadcast crew.
He will also handle Baseball Operations and coordinate efforts between the Game Day Operations staff and the Media Broadcast staff. Joe will oversee Official scoring duties in the Press Box for all home games as well as work directly with the Baseball Manager.
Joe is a TA and Coach in the Solvay School District and is a Graduate of Syracuse University. He also is an Assistant football Coach at Solvay High.
Paul Miller - Game Day Operations Supevisor
"Hello, my name is Paul Miller. I'm a 2021 graduate from Fayetteville Manlius High School where I played both Basketball and Baseball. I'm currently a freshman at Marquette University majoring in marketing with an interest in sports marketing. I'm very excited for the upcoming season and look forward to doing anything I can to help the Salt Cats have a great season".
The 2022 Syracuse Salt Cats are happy to announce that Isabella Lambert from Ithaca College has been named to the Game Day Operations staff as a Game Day Operations Specialist. She will handle all aspects relative to pre and post Game Day operations as well as Game time operations. Isabella is also a member of the Ithaca College Woman's Track and Field team where she competes in the 60, 200 Long and Triple jump.
"Hello, my name is Isabella Lambert, and I am a 2020 graduate of Solvay High School where I was a three-sport athlete and a member of the 2017 New York State Class B champion softball team. I now attend Ithaca College where I study Business Administration with a concentration in Sport Management and a minor in Legal Studies. I am also a member of the IC Women's Track and Field Team as a triple jumper. I’m looking forward to this season and I’m excited to help the Salt Cats have an amazing season!
The 2022 Syracuse Salt Cats welcome Jake Hickok, class of 2023, Sport Management major at St. John Fisher College to the Game Day Operations Staff. He will be a Game Day Operations Specialist. He will work on pre and post game day operations.
At St. John Fisher College he assisted with various tasks during athletic events including, security, game
clock operation and various other duties.
From Jake: "Hello, my name is Jake Hickok and I am a 2019 graduate of Weedsport High School where I played Varsity Baseball for 4 years. I am currently a Junior Sport Management Major at St. John Fisher College and I am hoping to learn about the operational and business side of the sports world. I'm looking forward to helping the Salt Cats have the best season possible this summer."
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Hello Salt Cat Nation! My name is Will Hentschel, and I will be one of your play-by-play broadcasters for the 2022 season.
I am from Needham, Massachusetts, a suburb of Boston. I'm a junior right down the road at Syracuse University, enrolled in the Newhouse School of Public Communications studying Broadcast and Digital Journalism. I'm also earning my minor in Sports Event Management from the Falk School at SU. Outside of my curriculum, I am also involved with Citrus TV, our campus news station, WAER radio, the NPR affiliate run by the school, the ACC Network, and CNY Stream. All of these activities have prepared me to bring you all the best possible content for the upcoming season.
Outside of my classes and broadcasting activities, I love to be active by skiing, swimming, hiking, and playing sports.
I followed, played, and watched baseball my entire life and I can't wait to get the 2022 show on the road and call some fantastic baseball. "
The Salt Cats welcome Austin Platt as a 2022 season Live Game Broadcaster.
Seasons greetings from Austin Platt.
Austin attends Indiana University in the Class of 2025. He is majoring in Sports Media. He hails from New Canaan, CT., and is a former broadcaster for NCTV78 and currently a broadcaster for the Big Ten Network Plus and WIUX Sports
The Salt Cats have signed Giovanni Heater as a 2022 Live Game Broadcaster.
Gio is from Virginia Tech and is a Sports Media & Analytics Major in the Class of 2025. He is a Sports Broadcaster, Multimedia Journalist and Content Creator
He has experience calling live play-by-play for Virginia Tech Football, Basketball, Baseball, Soccer, Volleyball, Lacrosse. He is also a Studio host/anchor on 3304 Kickoff Shows and Podcast chair on Tech Sideline. Halftime report - ESPN Radio.
He was also the Play-by-Play voice of the Syracuse Stallions (basketball) through their run to the TBL Championship and the Play-by-Play voice of the TBL Summer
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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.
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