2019 LJHP- JEFF DESTEFANO - CANISIUS
REQUESTS FOR SUMMER 2020 PLACEMENT WITH THE SYRACUSE SALT CATS HAVE ALREADY STARTED TO COME IN. IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN PLAYING WITH THE SALT CATS PLEASE EMAIL: MMARTI6044@YAHOO.COM AND SUBMIT YOUR YEAR IN SCHOOL, SCHOOL NAME, PRIMARY POSITION, HT AND WT RH OR LHH (THROW AND HIT) SECONDARY POSITION AS WELL AS YOUR CONTACT INFO AND COACHES CONTACT INFO. THAT WILL GET THE PROCESS STARTED.
The 2019 Salt Cats would like to thank our loyal fans and our very generous Team Sponsors for coming out and supporting us during the 2019 summer season. It was a great season and although we fell short in getting to the 2019 NYCBL Championship series the players made huge progress which was one of our goals and objectives.
Our Sponsors and fans were loyal and helped us be the team we were. The fans supported us with dignity and respect and showed class throughout the season. Our fans are second to none and we are very appreciative for your dedication and commitment to help our team progress as college baseball players.
Even though our season has come to an end we would ask that you all join us early in our preparation for the 2020 season. We promise to provide the best summer collegiate baseball team for you to watch and give you a fun time while you watch the best game played in America.
Thank you all, and we will see you next season.
The Cortland Crush defeated the Syracuse Salt Cats 3-1 on Thursday July 25, with two runs in the ninth inning to advance to the NYCBL Championship series. Syracuse dropped two straight to end the series with two straight close loses to the Crush. Cortland scored the first run of the game in the first inning with a Stephen Bennett run. After that, the Crush held the same score before the seventh inning when the Salt Cats tied it up starting from a Rocco Leone (SUNY Oswego)(pictured) triple and was driven in from a single from Luke Smith (Haverford College).
Once again, the Salt Cats pitching staff was excellent with starting pitcher Jeff DeStefano (Canisius College) going seven innings allowing just three hits and one run while striking out eight batters. Cortland was also strong on the mound with Buzz Shirley (Ithaca College) pitching seven innings while giving up just five hits and one run while striking out two batters. Jack Lynch (Ithaca College) lead the way offensively with two hits and two RBIs while Jack Anderson (Northwestern University) lead the way for the Salt Cats with two hits on three at bats.
The tie ball game in the ninth, was proving to be exciting for fans, but the Cortland Crush loaded the bases for Jack Lynch who took it from there. Lynch hit a blooper into shallow left field to drive in two runs which ended up being the game winner for the Crush. The Crush held on in the bottom of the ninth with Cregg Scherrer (University of Albany) getting the save and securing a spot for the crush in the NYCBL Championship. The Salt Cats end the season with the loss and say goodbye to a great season in the NYCBL ending with a final record of 23-19-2.
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Salt Cats fall in Game 1 of the NYCBL East Championship Round to the Cortland Crush 1-0 in the bottom of the 11th inning; after keeping the ballgame scoreless through 10 innings.
Jack Dicenso RHP (Nichols College)(pictured) was on point throughout his entire start; going 7.0 innings and only allowing 4 hits with 5 strikeouts on his line. The Salt Cat offense was not able to make Dicenso part of the final decision; as they were kept hitless for 6.1 innings by Zachary Kemp (Wells College). Then only tallied 3 hits throughout the 11-inning matchup.
The game could have gone in a different direction sooner; as in the bottom of the 10th inning, Patrick Miner (Arkansas Tech University) had a bases-loaded jam with 2 outs. After a failed bunt attempt by Jack Lynch (Ithaca College) allowed the runner to be tagged out at home, the bases remained loaded. But as he has done all season, Miner struck out Garrett Callaghan (Ithaca College) to end the threat.
The Cats couldn't keep the momentum going into the 11th as Nicholas Pastore (SUNY Brockport) got on base with 2 outs; followed by a Dylan Nolan (Wells College) double that advanced Pastore. The game’s final blow was a base hit by Sean O'Malley (Salve Regina U) for a walk-off win giving the Crush a 1-0 lead in the series.
The series will now shift to OCC Stadium for Game 2 of the NYCBL East Championship Round on Thursday, an elimination game for the Cats. With the hopes of winning to keep themselves alive for a chance at the league title; Game 2 will start at 7:00 pm. Tune in on the NYCBL Digital Network or come out to the ballpark and supports your Salt Cats.
Xander Ferlenda 2B (Lenoir Ryne/ Bonaventure)(pictured), the 2019 team Captain is a three time NYCBL All Star, Jay Gamboa RHP (Skidmore), Chase Nowak RHP ( East Stroudsburg), Pat Miner RHP ( Arkansas Tech), Connor Wilson OF (Dayton U), Jack Anderson C (Northwestern) and James Messina SS ( Molloy) round out the Salt Cats All Star selections.
The All Star Game will be played in Yogi Berra Stadium in Montclair, New Jersey on July 8th against the ACBL All Stars.
The Salt Cats lead the Eastern Division in the standings and will face the Cortland Crush this evening at 7pm at home at OCC Stadium. The Crush currently hold the second place spot in the Eastern Division.
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 41 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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2019 Captain Zander Ferlenda with helmet raised....
The Syracuse Salt Cats 2019 roster is set and is posted above in the Roster/ Bios page! A quick click will get you to the Roster and bios. (Photos of Players are shown below).
The team will be equipped with speed, power and solid defense as well as a strong pitching staff a which is a yearly staple for the Salt Cats teams. Zander Ferlenda a two time All NYCBL 1st Teamer and two time NYCBL All Star selection from St. Bonaventure has been named Captain with an Assistant Captain to be named at a later date.
The Salt Cats hope to continue to compete on top of the Eastern Division. The schedule will also be posted over the next several days.
The Syracuse Salt Cats are ready and moving forward towards the summer 2019 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.
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The Salt Cats have signed Jackson Lawrence as a Game Day Live Broadcaster. He will handle the live audio and video game broadcasts for the 2019 summer season as well as handle the social media and post game live interviews.
Jackson Lawrence is an aspiring Sports Broadcaster from Chittenango, New York and is a rising Sophomore Sports Media Major at Ithaca College.
In just three years of experience in sports broadcasting, he has called various sports in high school and college with radio and TV streams. Those include the Bear den Video crew, VIC radio, WICB radio, ICTV and the Ivy League Digital Network. Last year, Jackson was the Color Commentator for the Cornell women’s basketball team on ESPN+ in the winter, and was the voice of the Cornell Softball team on ESPN+ in the spring.
He is beyond excited to join the Syracuse Salt Cats Broadcast team and enhance his experience with Sports Broadcasting not so far from home.
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Brian grew up in Cortland, New York. He is currently a Junior at Ithaca College majoring in Sports Media with a concentration on Television broadcasting. Brian hopes to go on after graduating from Ithaca to become a play-by-play announcer in baseball, or to work in the production of live sports. Brian is beyond excited to join the Salt Cat's Broadcast team and can't wait to get behind the mic.
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Nick is an aspiring sports broadcaster with five years of hands-on experience in radio, TV, newspaper, directing and producing, editing, play-by-play and running his own sports website, podcast and video talk show.
He has called play-by-play, color commentary and sideline reporting for women's volleyball and men and women's basketball at Ithaca College. This included calling a regional part of the NCAA D-III women's volleyball tournament that included 5 games in 3 days.
He assists Cornell Athletics with their ESPN+ broadcasts. His responsibilities include: Camera operator (top shot and follow shots) and graphics. He has worked mostly on men and women's hockey and basketball broadcasts.
He hosts a now weekly hour sports radio show from 8-9 AM ET on Sundays that talks about the biggest headlines from NFL, NBA, MLB, NHL and soccer.
He also manages three other people who work on managing the soundboard, social media and researching. He helped create on-air segments and train them across all three positions.
The Salt Cats have added Hannah Stanski (Lemoyne College) to the Game Day Operations Staff.
Hannah is 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 working this internship, she will have an excellent opportunity to learn more in the area of baseball analytics.
She recently 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 2019 season.
The 2019 Salt Cats are currently looking to fill the Game Day Operations Staff. Any student interested in doing an internship as a Game Day Operations Staffer will be welcomed. Email email@example.com if interested.
The Salt Cats have brought in David Cerqua a Volley Ball Player at St. John Fisher College.
He is a sophomore Sport Management major from Baldwinsville New York.
He participated in three sports in high school, playing, volleyball, basketball and baseball. He was voted defensive player of the year for the empire 8 conference as a freshman at St.John Fisher College.
He is also a beach volleyball referee. We welcome him to Syracuse Salt Cats Baseball Club.
The Salt Cats have brought in former closer Kyle Naugle (SUNY Onondaga/SUNY Cortland) as a Game Day Operations Staff member. He will work primarily with game day set up, marketing, daily administration and will assist the coaching staff as needed.
Kyle is currently a Senior at Cortland State.
Rocco Leon, a Junior at SUNY Oswego, and currently an Infielder on the Lakers 2019 Baseball team has been selected as a Game Day Operations staff member. He will handle pre and post game duties on field and will assist the coaching staff and administration on a daily basis. He will also assist our statistician and media delivery. Rocco hails from Liverpool New York .
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.
The Syracuse Salt Cats will announce the 2019 Sponsor Night schedule some time after January 1st. 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 2019 Syracuse Salt Cats will host the 2ND ANNUAL Salt Cats "Alumni Night" on Saturday July 20, 2019. Pre game festivities with on field photos will begin at 515pm.
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 19th as the Salt Cats take on the Syracuse Spartans for warm up of the July 20th "Alumni Night"! Email the team or call for hotel info!
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Fairleigh Dickinson University
Jeremy Gutierrez (INJURED)
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Tom Brady (Injured)
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U of Albany
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Max Guadalupe (INACTIVE PENDING)
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East Stroudsburg State University
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