EMPIRE LEAGUE ANNOUNCES 3 CAMP DATES & LOCATIONS

Saranac Lake, NY – Empire League has one mission and that mission is not having players play in the Empire League, but rather to achieve an MLB affiliate Leagues or direct MLB organization.

For that Reason our Tryout camps are all designed to expose player talent with MLB partnered Leagues like the Frontier, American Association or Atlantic, along with direct MLB Scouting. For that reason we provide the best possible Baseball showcase and data exposure available in the land.

For a chance to be seen and on the exposure data base that is shared with all Leagues and scouting departments players can attend our National Camps.

Empire Pro Baseball will host 3 camps this year. One in April, May, and the main Spring Training camp in June.

The first will be with be at PeoplesBank Park home of our great Pro Ball Network, York Revolution of the Atlantic League on April 16-18.

The second will Be in May 17-18 in Ft Myers, Florida, and Third, our Main Spring Training Camp will be in New York or Delaware June 6th to the 10th pending on Pandemic regulations.

Our mission is getting players to the MLB partnered Leagues, but those that need development and exposure have the Empire League as a platform to showcase skills to prove them selves.

For registration information click on tryouts link on our website at   empireproleague.com

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EMPIRE LEAGUE LOOKS TO HAVE REGULAR SEASON IN 2021

Saranac Lake, NY –  The Empire League, a league loved by many for its great reputation at giving players a chance to put up numbers, showcase their skills and be signed with MLB partnered Pro Leagues will look to have a regular 2021 Season.

After most Minor Leagues were cancelled in 2020 due to the Pandemic Covid regulations, only one League had a credited season which was the American Association of Independent Professional Baseball. The Empire League did not have its regular season but did have a Fall Exposure Developmental Season to keep players in shape and providing recruitment for those that participated. Today, Baseball Director Eddie Gonzalez confirmed that now that things are improving and things could go back to some normalcy, the Empire League will look to fully operate in 2021 its regular Full Season of 50 games with 6 Teams unless Covid regulations cause a modified league which would at least be of 4 Teams.

Although the league has not confirmed what teams will participate in 2021, the league is certain that it will be 6 or at least 4 teams with regular compensation for players.

We have confirmed great camp Locations to expose the talents of many players that Belong in Pro Baseball and we look forward to having camps in April, May and June of 2021.

For up to date detailed information, keep an eye on the Leagues daily updates by visiting www.Empireproleague.com

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BRILLIANCE SOX 2020 EMPIRE LEAGUE SERIES CHAMPIONS

WASHINGTON, PA – The Baseball Brilliance Sox have defetead the Saranac Lake Surge by a score of 2-1 in walk off fashion to win the 2020 Empire League Series Championship.

What a game it was as the Empire League playoffs continue to be some of the best baseball you can see.

Luis Nova was on the mound for the Sox facing left hander Leo Madrid of the Surge.

The Sox took an early 1-0 lead on a home run by Empire Leagues Matt Joyce Award Winner Ben Andrews.

There was nothing but incredible defense from both sides as Nova took a no hitter into the 6th inning and Leo Madrid would only allow that one homer through 7 innings.

Madrid would exit after 8 solid innings allowing just that one run. Nova would come out of the game after an incredible comeback by the Surge in the 9th inning.

With 2 outs and the Surge down to their last at bat, Alexis Monge drove in the Surge first run with a single to the right side.

The game would go into extra innings and into the 12th inning.

With runners on 1st and 2nd and 2 outs, Darren Love hit a line drive to left field to score the game winning run on a close play at the plate and give the Brilliance Sox the Empire League Series Championship.

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SURGE ADVANCE TO FINALS WITH UPSET ON TOP SEED BLACK SOX

WASHINGTON, PA – The Saranac Lake Surge defeated the number one seeded Road Warrior Black Sox by a score of  4-3.

Saranac Lake Surge struck first in the top of the 3rd inning when John Tierney Jr singled and scored on a error by the pitcher. Taylor Olmstead would follow him when he scored on a ground out to first by Chris Kwitzer.

Black Sox would answer when Manny Gomez scored on a 2 out single by Derek Reddy after a failed attempt to get a double play by the Surge allowed for Reddy to get up to the plate.

The game would get tied in the top of the 6th when Jermond Williams singled and scored on a triple by Joe Torre.

Carlos Canelon came out of the game in the 6th inning after allowing just 1 earned and striking out yet another 8 batters. He would hand the ball off to Layne Gusler.

Nick Garcia was replaced on the mound by Skylar Janisse after tossing 8 innings allowing just 1 earned run and striking out 6 batters.

This game would go into extra innings and it would be a wild one. In the top half, John Tierney Jr scored on a wild pitch to take a 3-2 lead and Taylor Olmstead would score on another wild pitch. Both guys scored with two outs in which was a surprised to all to take a 4-2 lead.

In the bottom of the 10th, the Black Sox scored a run with 2 outs on a single up the middle with a runner on second to make it a 4-3 game. With 2 outs and runners on 2nd and third, Layne Gusler would record the final out of the upset victory by getting Jermond Williams to ground out to first.

The Saranac Lake Surge advance to the finals tomorrow at 3:00 pm ET versus the Brilliance Sox.

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BELL GOES THE DISTANCE AND LOVE HITS GRANDSLAM TO LIFTS SOX INTO FINALS

WASHINGTON, PA – Let the Playoffs begin!

First game of the 2020 Empire League Series Playoffs is between the #3 seed Tupper Lake Riverpigs versus the #2 seed Brilliance Sox.

Starting for the Riverpigs is left handed Ace Dimitri Nunez, He will be facing off against a very good Bruce Bell.

Sox got on the board first in the bottom of the first inning when Tyler Bailey allowed a runner to get on with an error and with two outs, Nunez gets Macaluso to ground into a double play but Jose Zacarias made an error to extend the inning. Both runners would score on base hits from Tyler Reis and Darren Love.

After a questionable call at the plate was called safe by home plate umpire to score a run on a single by Dustyn Macaluso with 2 outs, Darren Love belted a grand slam to put a dagger in the Riverpigs and make it a 7-2 ball game. That homer was Darren Love’s first homer of the series.

Bruce Bell was once again dominant for the Sox going the distance allowing just 2 runs on 6 hits striking out 4 batters.

The Brilliance Sox will advance to the finals tomorrow at 3:00 pm ET.

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