2019 ALL STAR GAME PARTICIPANTS ANNOUNCED

SARANAC LAKE, NEW YORK – The Empire Professional Baseball League has announced the participants for the 2019 Empire League All Star Game and Home Run Derby that will take place on July 21st in Saranac Lake, New York.

For the players list, visit the  All Star Game link to view the finalist for the Home Run Derby and the All Star Game.

The Home Run Derby will consist of 6 players from the 6 Empire League teams each representing their team. They will compete in a Bracket round 1 in which the 3 winners will advance into the final round swing off. Each player will have 10 outs in every round to hit as many Home Runs as possible.  Kids will be allowed to chase fly balls in the outfield if registered 2 hours prior to the Home Run Derby.  Derby will begin at  1pm and will be followed by the All Star Game.

After the All Star Game, there will be a Tap Take over Annual All Star Night Celebration at Hotel Saranac honoring our veterans in which proceeds will benefit non profit charities starting at 5:30pm. Fans, family and friends are all invited Join us for a celebration  night to remember for a good cause.

Tickets for the All Star Game will be available only at the gate at the Saranac Lake Surge field.  Admission is $10 for adults and Children are free. Get there 2 hours prior to the game for batting practice, autographs, photo opportunities and to witness balls flying into Saranac Lake.

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OUTFIELDER ZACH SULLIVAN SENT TO THE YORK REVOLUTION OF THE ATLANTIC LEAGUE

PLATTSBURGH, NEW YORK – The Plattsburgh Thunderbirds right fielder Zach Sullivan, who made a big name for himself in the Empire League and in the CanAm League with his spectacular defense and consistent offense, has been moved to the York Revolution of the Atlantic League. The highest level of independent professional baseball.

The 6 foot 2 210 pound 23 year old outielder from Corning, New York was drafted in the  14th Rd by the Miami Marlins. In 58 plate appearances,  Sullivan is first in the Empire League in Home Runs with 6 and 2nd in RBIs with 20.  In 13 games, he was hitting .365

Sullivan will join teammate Sam Burton in Jersey as the Revolution will face the Somerset Patriots this week.

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RELIEVER SAM BURTON SENT TO YORK REVOLUTION OF THE ATLANTIC LEAGUE

PLATTSBURGH, NEW YORK – The Plattsburgh Thunderbirds closer Sam Burton, who was dominant in the CanAm Series with the Empire League Grays Interleague team, has been moved to the York Revolution of the Atlantic League. The highest level of independent professional baseball.

Burton, started the year as the 3rd starter in the first place Plattsburgh Thunderbirds rotation before moving to the closer role. He will continue that reliever role with the York Revolution when he arrives to play against the Somerset Patriots in Atlantic League play Tuesday Night.

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EXPLORERS ACE JULIO EUSEBIO HEADED TO MEXICO TIGERS TRIPLE A MINOR LEAGUE TEAM IN MEXICO

AGUADA, PR – Road City Explorers Ace Julio Eusebio is headed to Mexico. Eusebio, who has been stellar for the Road City Explorers has been sent to the  Quintana Roo Tigres  also known as the Mexico Tigers who are a Triple-A Minor League Baseball team located in Cancun, Quintana Roo, Mexico.

In 2 starts, Eusebio won 2 games pitching in 15 total innings. In those 15 innings he only allowed 6 hits, 2 earned run, walked only 5 batters and struck out an impressive 18.

Eusebio is now headed to a very high level of baseball in the Mexican world and the Empire League wishes him the best of luck

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EPBL SENDS THUNDERBIRDS ACE CAS SILBER TO NEW BRITAIN BEES OF THE ATLANTIC LEAGUE

PLATTSBURGH, NY – As the Empire League prepares to play in the CanAm Series, they will be without their game one starter Cas Silber who is currently changing his gps destination from New Jersey to New Britain , Connecticut.

Silber, right handed starting pitcher for the first place Thunderbirds, is now headed to New Britain to play for the New Britain Bees of the Atlantic League. Silber will be starting tomorrow at 7pm in Connecticut.

In 2 starts, Silber won 2 games  in 12 innings of work striking out 21 batters. Silber topped out at 91 mph for the Thunderbirds and will look to continue his career at the highest level of Independent baseball in the Atlantic League.

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