The story of Big Tuna

The story of Big Tuna

Luna, traditionally a first baseman, played in 44 out of 46 games for the Ridgemen this season, touting a team-leading .376 batting average while leading the team in hits (64), doubles (12), triples (6), runs batted in (32) and tied in home runs (4)…

Phillips selected NYCBL Player of the Year

Phillips selected NYCBL Player of the Year

The Cheektowaga, New York, native batted .395 with five home runs, 17 doubles, 54 runs batted in, 18 walks and 11 stolen bases in 45 games. Up from his 2015 season, when he hit .231 with no home runs, three doubles and eight RBI in 33 games. Phillips also hit .316 with a double, a triple and eight RBI during this year’s playoffs…

Phillips earns NYCBL Pitcher of the Year

Phillips earns NYCBL Pitcher of the Year

Phillips, originally from Cheektowaga, New York, a suburb of Buffalo, improved upon his past success on the mound this year. Last season, Phillips started eight games and threw 54.1 innings, finishing with a 4-1 record and a 1.92 earned run average…

Bell named NYCBL Manager of the Year

Bell named NYCBL Manager of the Year

Bobby Bell’s 2016 Olean Oilers rattled of a record 24 straight wins on their way to setting the regular season mark of 39 victories and winning their second straight New York Collegiate Baseball League Championship Series…

Hollins play anything but ordinary

Hollins play anything but ordinary

Think wide receiver in an NFL game leaping in the air to catch a pass and coming down on tip toes to get his feet inbounds. If only that wide receiver had to time his leap and place the pigskin in in a pinpoint spot to complete the play…

Oilers claim back-to-back NYCBL titles

Oilers claim back-to-back NYCBL titles

Championship Series Most Valuable Player Cole Peterson (St. Bonaventure University) finished 2-for-4 with a run batted in and two runs scored as the Olean Oilers defeated the Syracuse Junior Chiefs 13-6 to claim their second straight straight New York Collegiate Baseball League Championship in front of 2,876 fans at Bradner Stadium, Sunday night…

Vaccaro made his mark in championship series

The Syracuse Jr. Chiefs came to the plate in the sixth inning of Sunday night’s New York Collegiate Baseball League Championship Series game looking to add to their one-run lead. By the end of the frame, their slight edge turned into an insurmountable deficit, and the Olean Oilers Dave Vaccaro (St. Bonaventure) played a leading role…

Demurias delivered silence

Demurias delivered silence

Demurias retired all four of the batters he faced. In doing so, he hushed the Syracuse Jr. Chiefs faithful and closed out an 8-6 Olean Oilers victory in game one of the 2016 New York Collegiate Baseball League Championship Series…

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