MVP JORDAN SCOTT MOVED TO SUSSEX COUNTY MINERS OF THE CANAM LEAGUE

TAMPA, FL –  Shortly after the Empire League awards were announced and Jordan Scott was named MVP, the triple crown award winner and top prospect has been moved to the first place Sussex County Miners of the CanAm League.

Scott, lead the league in average (.426), home runs (7) and RBIs (36).

The 6 foot 1 inch switch hitter from Conyers, GA was also a part of the Empire League Grays who played in the series against the Sussex County Miners where he went 3 for 11 and displayed great defense.

Scott will join the Miners as they head to Canada.

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STEPHEN OCTAVE MOVED TO OTTAWA CHAMPIONS OF THE CANAM LEAGUE

NEW YORK, NY – Stephen Octave has been moved to the Ottawa Champions of the CanAm League after a  successful season in the Empire League.

Octave, was a huge part of the Saranac Lake Surge as he competed and won the Home Run Derby where he represented the Surge as the hometown participant.

The  6 foot  3 230 pound catcher  played in 28 games for the Surge  going 41 for 103 with 5 home runs and 23 RBI’s.

He will join the Ottawa Champions as they try to make a push for the CanAm League finals.

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PLATTSBURGH THUNDERBIRDSD WIN 2019 EMPIRE LEAGUE CHAMPIONS

SARANAC LAKE, NY – The Plattsburgh Thunderbirds have defeated the New Hampshire  Wild  in the Empire League Championship Series two games to take home the 2019 Empire  League Championship.

The Thunderbirds took the lead in game one and never looked back. Chris Tessitore was the Pitcher of the series with 2 wins in the playoffs.

Drake Sykes made Empire League history in the wild card playoffs by hitting a 0-2 count with 2 outs , bases loaded and down by 3 runs hit a Grand Slam to keep the season going for the Thunderbirds.

Chris Tessitore got the win in the Wild Card game and also the win in game 2 of the finals where the Thunderbirds won the championship. Simon Palenchar, Hiroki Itakura and Stephen Octave led the offensive attack for the Thunderbirds.

This Championship is the Thunderbirds 2nd franchise championship in Plattsburgh.

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SURGE 3RD BASEMAN DANIEL DOMINGUEZ MOVED TO QUEBEC CAPITALES OF THE CANAM LEAGUE

SARANAC LAKE, NY – The Empire Pro League has announced the moving of smoothest third baseman in league in Daniel Dominguez to the Quebec Capitales of the CanAm professional baseball league.

Dominguez has spent the last two seasons here in the Empire League looking for an opportunity to move up and he has accomplished just that with his above average defensive footwork and mentality as well as a powerful left handed bat.

Dominguez also started the year off in the Mexico Leagues where he then chose to return to the Empire League for better opportunities. Dominguez will head to Quebec, Canada where he will join Puerto Rico Islanders starting pitcher Sean Cruz.

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SURGE INFIELDER TARAN TANI EARNS ASG MOST VALUABLE PLAYER

SARANAC LAKE, NY – It was one game you didnt want to miss as the North Country All Stars came all the way back to defeat the South Caribe All Stars by a score of 6-5.

It looked as if it was going to be a long afternoon for the North Country All Stars as the South Caribe All Stars would take a early lead in the first on a monster blast by Road City Explorers right fielder Leobaldo Cabrera  over 400 feet in the left center gap.

They would then score 3 more in the 3rd to take a 4-0 comfortable lead. That was until the North Country All Stars begin to chip away scoring one in the 5th , one in the 6th and 2 in the 7th on an RBI double by Plattsburgh Thunderbirds Centerfielder Jordan Scott.

Taran Tani scored twice for the North Country All Stars after two singles and a couple of stolen bases which earned him this years most valuable players award.

In the bottom of the 8th Inning, the North Country All Stars would score one to take a 6-5 lead on a head first slide at home plate in which Tony Holton was injured but gave the team the lead and the win.

In a crowd of over 200 fans, it was an exciting day for the All Stars which were all honored today.

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