Olean Oilers (Summer Collegiate, New York Collegiate Baseball League) owner Brian O’Connell Jr. briefly considered moving his team to the Perfect Game League (Summer Collegiate) but opted to stay put in the NYCBL. He is now in his second year as VP of circuit and has thoughts about its future. Read more here.
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Genessee County Baseball Club (GCBC), the nonprofit that has owned the Batavia Muckdogs (Single-A, New York-Penn League, issued a statement last week announcing that the franchise has been transferred to the league. Read statement here. If the NYPL Muckdogs do not return to Dwyer Stadium in 2018, expect the summer collegiate PGCBL and NYCBL to be all over it.
As the Olean Oilers (Summer Collegiate, New York Collegiate Baseball League) begin to make preparations for hosting the 2017 NYCBL All-Star Game on Thursday, July 13, at Bradner Stadium, J.P. Butler from the Olean Times Herald takes a look back at the ball field’s storied history, including a visit by Jackie Robinson. Read more here. View Bradner Stadium photos here. Read Bradner renovation news from 2014 here and here.
Bruce Zicari, founder and CEO of a chain of family restaurants, Cheeseburger Cheeseburger based in Naples (FL) and located in 16 states, has expressed interest in bringing a team to Watertown (NY) as a member of the start-up East Coast Baseball League. A franchise from the ECBL, PGCBL or NYCBL could replace the departed Watertown Rams at Alex T. Duffy Fairgrounds. Read more here. UPDATE: Watertown picks ECBL. Read more here.
Three baseball leagues have expressed interest in bringing a team to the city that would replace the summer collegiate Watertown Rams (Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League) at Alex T. Duffy Fairgrounds, including the Perfect Game, New York Collegiate Baseball League, and start-up East Coast Baseball League. Last month, the city severed ties with the Rams over several issues. Read more here.
Sal Maglie Stadium in Niagara Falls (NY) is by no means a free agent, but Mayor Paul Dyster’s administration is open to the idea of finding a private operator for the field which has now reverted back to city control. Read more here. The facility is the current home of the summer collegiate Niagara Power (New York Collegiate Baseball League).
A reported 2,000 fans showed up at newly renovated Bradner Stadium Friday night for the Olean Oilers’ (New York Collegiate Baseball League) home opener. Read more here. View photo gallery here. View Facebook photo here. To compliment the ballpark’s renovations, a new logo designed by a local community college student will soon adorn the back of Bradner’s press box facing East State Street. Read more and view photo here.
The first-phase renovation of Bradner Stadium in Olean (NY) is nearing completion in preparation for the 2014 season, when the summer collegiate Olean Oilers (New York Collegiate Baseball League) will take up residence there. Read more here. A grand opening event is scheduled for May 30. Read more here. Bradner used to host minor league ball in the 1930s-1960s. According to a photo and report Continue reading
After three years of unexpected costs and uncertainty, the Olean (NY) Local Development Corporation will sever its ties with the Olean Oilers of the summer collegiate New York Collegiate Baseball League. The franchise now needs a new owner to step up to the plate. OLDC will redirect its focus from operating the baseball team to renovating Bradner Stadium for baseball and other uses. Read more here.
PRESS RELEASE – When the New York Collegiate Baseball League opens the 2014 season, it will welcome two new organizations. The Cortland Crush and Genesee Rapids will join the lineup as the NYCBL increases to 13 teams. Continue reading
Bradner Stadium in Olean (NY), about 70 miles south of Buffalo, is undergoing renovations in preparation for the 2014 season, when the summer collegiate Olean Oilers (New York Collegiate Baseball League) will take up residence there. The team currently plays at St. Bonaventure’s Fred Handler Park. Read more here. Bradner used to host minor league ball in the 1930s-1960s. According to a photo Continue reading
The expansion summer collegiate Saratoga Brigade (New England Collegiate Baseball League) made it official Thursday that they will be playing in Saratoga Springs (NY) starting this season. Okay, that’s old news. The bigger news is that the team hopes to present a plan to the city council on March 19 for a full-service baseball stadium at Veteran’s Memorial Park, which would Continue reading
After ditching Damaschke Field in Oneonta (NY) and the summer collegiate Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League, the former owners of the Oneonta Outlaws have returned to Saratoga Springs (NY) and East Side Recreation Park to re-launch the Saratoga Phillies — but this time as a new member of the New England Collegiate Baseball League. This is the NECBL’s first-ever franchise in New York. Read more here.
The sale of the assets of the summer collegiate Oneonta Outlaws (Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League) from co-owners Keith Rogers and Dan Scaring of Saratoga Springs (NY) to Oneonta (NY) businessman Gary Laing was completed over the weekend. Because Laing wasn’t interested in fielding a team in the PGCBL or he simply didn’t want to pay for the PGCBL’s more premium franchise rights, he plans Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – There are some exciting changes coming to the PGCBL in 2013. The league is adding two teams that have decided to make the jump to the Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League. The Utica Brewers and the Adirondack Trail Blazers, both playoff eligible clubs in the NYCBL in 2012, look to step up the level of competition next season. Continue reading
The New York Collegiate Baseball League took a big hit when a load of teams departed for the new Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League launched in 2010, and it appears the trouble is not over. The owner of the Perfect Game’s Newark (NY) franchise is gunning to lease McDonough Park, home of the NYCBL’s Geneva Red Wings. He is offering to put $150,000 into the park and forgo the $8,000 to Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – PGCBL President Jeff Kunion announced this morning that the Oneonta Outlaws have joined the Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League. The team will be owned by long time baseball operators and current owners, Dan Scaring and Keith Rogers. The team will play a 48 game schedule beginning in June where it has played the last few years, at Damaschke Field. Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – Oldies rock and roll, and southern rock tribute, and original music artists, Papa and Mama Root, will perform pregame music at five Webster Yankees games this summer – June 3, 7, 13; July 3 and 24. Tour dates for the group are available on the Papa and Mama Root website here. Continue reading
The Watertown (NY) City Council will consider tonight a one-year lease extension for the New York Collegiate Baseball League’s Watertown Wizards to continue using Alex T. Duffy Fairgrounds. Lease discussions were reportedly put on hold until the Wizards paid a $46,o0o debt owed to the city that was discovered in the mismanaged books of the city’s parks and recreation department. Continue reading
The New York Collegiate Baseball League faced a serious challenge during the off-season, when six NYCBL teams ditched the league in favor of the newly created Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League. But the league managed to fill the holes and land softly heading into the 2011 season. Read more here. Why the split? We’re not sure, but it’s not uncommon at the summer collegiate level for rifts Continue reading
The New York Collegiate Baseball League has added the Utica Brewers and four other teams from the Eastern Collegiate Baseball League to fill the gaping hole created when seven teams split from the NYCBL to establish the new Perfect Game League. The new NYCBL clubs will join the Oneonta Outlaws in the league’s East Division. Read more here. Read NYCBL press release here.