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…

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…

Markowski gave Jr. Chiefs a chance

The box score for game one of the 2016 New York Collegiate Baseball League Championship series may say Olean Oiler’s catcher Mark Kolozsvary (University of Florida) tripled home two runs in the sixth inning of the teams 8-6 win over the Syracuse Junior Chiefs, but the real reason for those runs was a combination of the lights and the sky…

Oilers claim Western Division Championship Series

Oilers claim Western Division Championship Series

Eddy Demurias (University of Florida) went 2-for-4 with five runs batted in and two runs scored to help the Olean Oilers advance to their second straight New York Collegiate Baseball League Championship Series appearance with an 11-4 victory over the Hornell Dodgers Thursday night at Maple City Park…