Congrats to Nick Balcom RHP (FLCC/ AIC). Will Cooper RHP (McMurry U), Jared Reminder RHP ( St. Anselm College) and Jay Murdock (Georgia Highlands / Pensacola St.) on being selected to the 2023 All NYCBL end of the season team.
Over all, in all games played, Balcom, Cooper and Reminder combined for 118 K's over 84.2 innings. They combined for an overall record of 11-5. The Average batting average against opponents was .189.
Murdock hit .348 over the course of the 50 game season (41 games played) seeing 153 plate appearance and 132 AB's. He had 46 Hits, 5 doubles, 2 triples and 2 Home Runs. He also had a team leading 32 RBI's. He only K's 14 times.
In a last minute determination relative to a tie breaker rule the Salt Cats were eliminated from the 2023 Eastern Division playoffs.
As the regular season ended the Cats were up by 2 points over the Sherrill Silversmiths, however the league permitted the Silversmiths and the Horseheads HItmen to play two games after the season had ended.
The Silversmiths won the first game, thus tying the Salt Cats for the third place spot. The second game was awarded to the Silversmiths due to a forfeit.
The tie breaker initially was between the Salt Cats and Sherrill where the head to head was tied. The next tie breaker was game wins against "The next best team" in the division. That would be Cortland where the Salt Cats beat the Crush more times than Sherrill did.
At the end of the day, the "next best team in the division" was ruled to be Rochester and not Cortland.
Although inquiry was made the Case for the Salt Cats fell on deaf ears and so went the summer of 2023.
Thank you to the players, players families, sponsors and all staff for making our summer 2023 season a season to remember.
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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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Dr. Mark Pisik - Medical Director and Team Physician
Dr. Mark Pisik enters his 12th year as the team Medical Director and team physician.
Dr. Pisik is a family medicine doctor in Syracuse, New York. He received his medical degree from State University of New York Upstate Medical University and has been in practice for over 30 years.
Dr. Pisik has been the Salt Cats team physician since the program's inception and is a member of the Board of Directors.
Dr. Pisik has been a School Physician in the Westhill School District and is a Physician with SUNY Onondaga Community College. He will oversee and administrate the Athletic Training and injury assessment and treatment programs for the team.
Subspecialties: General Family Medicine, Sports Medicine (Non-Surgical)
Joe Miczan - Director of Baseball & Broadcast Operations
Joe Miczan will return to the Salt Cats 2023 staff as Director of Baseball / Broadcast Operations . He will direct all aspects relative to Broadcasting and Official scoring with the Live game broadcast crew.
He will also handle all Baseball Operations, both on and off the field.
Joe will oversee Official scoring duties in the Press Box for all home games as well as work directly with the Baseball Manager and the coaching staff.
Joe is a Teaching Assistan in the Solvay Union Free School District and is a Graduate of Syracuse University. He also is an Assistant football Coach at Solvay High School.
Isabella Lambert will return for the Summer 2023 NYCBL season as the Director of Administrative Operations for the Syracuse Salt Cats.
Isabella will supervise and direct the Game Day Operations Staff relative to Gate, Marketing and Social Media. She will coordinate efforts with the Director of Baseball Operations and Broadcast for all Pre and Post game duties as well as provide assistance to the Concessions Director and Admissions Director with her staff.
She will handle Administrative duties in coordination with the Staff at SUNY Onondaga Community College.
She is a junior at Ithaca College studying business administration with a concentration in sport management. She is a current member of the IC women’s track and field team where she is a triple jumper.
Isabella looks forward to returning to the Salt Cats for her second year with the franchise before heading off to a fall semester internship with the Duke University athletic department.
Karen Pisik is the Concessions Director and has been since our operations opened at the stadium at SUNY Onondaga Communtiy College.
Karen will oversee all concessions operations as well as food procurement and supply for our fans as well as our team and opponents. She is the wife of Dr. Mark Pisik the team Physician, and mother of Former Salt Cat NYCBL All Star Pitcher Sean Pisik who has the most strikeouts for a pitcher in the history of the Franchise.
Kathee Dobe- Call will return as Director of Admissions and Merchandise sales as well as Family Relations.
She will oversee the Main gate admissions and the sale of all team gear and merchandise and inventory. She is also the team family relations liaison.
Kathee has been with the Salt Cats since the franchise opened operations at the Stadium at SUNY Onondaga Community College. Her husband Rob is an assistant coach and her son Josh a former pitcher for the Salt Cats who recently received the Medal of Honor for his actions at the United States Capitol on January 6th 2021 in his capacity as a United States Capitol Police Officer.
Riley Nash has joined our Game Day Operations 2023 staff as a Game Day Operations Specialist. He will handle all pre and post game day operations both on and off the field.
Riley is a sophomore at St. John Fisher College currently studying Sport Management and minoring in media and communications.
He is also member of the cross country and track teams at SJFC.
His hobbies include fishing and also playing pickup basketball. His career objective is to one day work for a professional sports team.
Helena Cory - Game Day Operations Specialist
Helena Cory, a Senior at SUNY Cortland State has joined the Salt Cats 2023 Game Day Operations Staff as a Game Day Operations Specialist.
Helena is a native of Syracuse New York and a May 2023 graduate of SUNY Cortland with a BA in Sport Management. She is an avid sports enthusiast and has played baseball and softball in school , college and on traveling teams throughout her school career. She has worked to develop and set up programs in her management positions at both Skyzone and most currently, the YMCA.
Helena is very excited to join the Syracuse Salt Cats Baseball team and is looking forward to helping the team be successful and enhance the fan experience.
Riordan Parker a Senior a SUNY at Cortland has joined the 2023 Game Day Operations Staff for the Salt Cats.
He is a Sport Management manager with a concentration in Sports Facilities and Events Management. He was on the Deans list during all of his semesters at Cortland with an average GPA of 3.8.
Riordan has worked with the Athletic Department at Cortland State and helped facilitate and set up game day operations for the Soccer games. He has also collaborated with his peers in the Sport Management Department to to promote and facilitate a Career seminar with alumni relative to their career journeys.
Riordan is a resident of Sennett New York and attended Jordan Elbridge High School where he played Soccer and Lacrosse. He loves watching sports, Being outside and eating food.
Elijah Wright has joined our 2023 Game Day Operations staff. He is a Sport Management Major at Syracuse University and a member of the Syracuse Football Team.
He was named to the 2019 New York State Sportswriters Association (NYSSWA) Class B All-State First Team . He received 2019 All-Central New York First Team honors from Syracuse.com. As a senior, he lead the Bearcats to their first Section III Class B title since 2002 . He was named the team MVP , he was also the Winner of the Stan Kishman Award as Solvay High School's top lineman . He was a two-year captain. He also played basketball for four seasons and competed in track & field.
Elijah's Father, Leyvon, played football at Alabama from 1995-98.
AJ Sikora will be going into his senior year at Jamesville-DeWitt High School, where he is a member of the baseball team.
His hobbies include traveling and playing baseball. He enjoys watching the Yankees and hopes to work for their analytics department in the future.
Tyler Aitken from the Newhouse School of Communications at Syracuse University (class of 2025) has joined the live game day broadcast crew for the Summer 2023 Season in the NYCBL. He is a Broadcast and Digital Journalism major.
Tyler has worked as a Production Assistant wit the ACC Network, worked as color commentator and broadcaster for MyTeam Media and has hosted podcast's on "The 20 Question Podcast with Tyler Aitken".
He has called over 200 drag races at Esta Saftey Park Drag Strip and has worked as an in game Communications Assistant for Syracuse University Athletic Communications with Men's and Woman's basketball as well as SU Football.
Some of Tyler's activities include: working with Z89, WJPZ-FM 89.1 radio and SU's Citrus TV.
Tyler is a Jamesville, New York native and attended Jamesville Dewitt high school.
Austin Platt from the University of Indiana 2025' will be returning as a live gamed day broadcaster for the 2023 Salt Cats. He and the crew fromt the 2022 broadcast team were rated as one of the best in the league.
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
He will handle all live game broadcasts for the 2023 Syracuse Salt Cats.
Charlie Ben-Ami has joined the 2023 Media Broadcast Team as live game play by play broadcaster.
He is a Broadcast Journalism major in the Newhouse School at Syracuse University.
During the school he works at two radio stations and helps cover teams all over the Syracuse University’s campus.
He hails from Long Island, New York and has had a passion for baseball for as long as he can remember. The 2023 Salt Cats welcome Charlie to the team.
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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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