TUPPER LAKE RIVERPIGS CLINCH 2ND SEED IN PLAYOFFS

TUPPER LAKE, NY – The Tupper Lake Riverpigs officially clinched the 2nd seed in the Empire League playoffs. With defeating the New Hampshire Wild in the 1st game of the final regular season series.

But New Hampshire Wild would spoil the 1st seed for the Riverpigs as they defeated the Pigs in the final 2 games of the season.

What does this mean? That means the Surge will automatically advance to the Empire League Zacari Cup Finals versus the winner of the Plattsburgh Thunderbirds and Tupper Lake Riverpigs who will face off for a one game elimination playoff on August 4th at 7pm in Tupper Lake.

First game of the Zacari Cup Finals will be on August 5th at 6:35pm

Tickets for all playoff games are $10 Grand Stands and $5 Regular Admission seating.

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SARANAC LAKE SURGE CLINCH 1ST SEED, ADVANCE TO FINALS

TUPPER LAKE, NY –  The Saranac Lake Surge sweep a double header in Lyon Mountain versus the 3rd place Plattsburgh Thunderbirds to  finish at the top of the standings.

With Tupper Lake losing one game to the New Hampshire Wild, The Surge separated themselves as the leaders of the Empire League and have won the Pennant.

What does this mean? That means the Surge will automatically advance to the Empire League Zacari Cup Finals versus the winner of the Plattsburgh Thunderbirds and Tupper Lake Riverpigs who will face off for a one game elimination playoff on August 4th at 7pm in Tupper Lake.

First game of the Zacari Cup Finals will be on August 5th at 6:35pm

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NASHVILLE RECORDING ARTIST JAMIE LEE THURSTON IN TUPPER LAKE FOR ASG

JULY 17, 2021, TUPPER LAKE, NY – This years Empire Baseball League All Star Game brought a pre game concert by Nashville Recording Artist Jamie Lee Thurston to Tupper Lake, New York.

Thurston, who has recorded many songs including songs in the Top 20, Top 40 and Top 100, took the stage at the Tupper Lake Municipal Park Bandshell for an incredible All Star Game concert.

After the Concert, Thurston took the field with the Empire Baseball league All Stars to sing the National Anthem in front of a sold out crowd.

The concert, put together by the Empire Baseball League, was a part of giving back to the community of Tupper Lake.

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ANDREW NOVIELLO WINS ALL STAR GAME MOST VALUABLE PLAYER

JULY 17, 2021 – TUPPER LAKE, NY – New Hampshire Wilds own catcher Andrew Noviello who hit fourth for the All Star East team has won the 2021 Empire League All Star Game Most Valuable Player Award.

Noviello crushed a 3- run homer off west starter Joey Lara in the Top of the first inning to take a 3-0 lead.

Noviello continues to impress in the Empire League as he is tied for the league lead in homers with 6, tied with Tupper Lake Riverpigs outfielder Edward Salcedo.

Play continues on Monday July 19th when the Wild take on the Saranac Lake Surge in a double header makeup rain out.

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MALVIN MATOS WINS 2021 ASG HOME RUN DERBY

July 16, 2021 – Tupper Lake, NY – Malvin Matos has won the 2021 Empire Baseball league Home Run Derby contest after defeating Drew Thomas and Edward Salcedo of the Tupper Lake Riverpigs in the final Rounds.

Matos belted two big blasts into the lake behind the left field wall at Municipal Park to take the lead and the victory.

Matos becomes the 5th Annual Empire League Home Run Derby Contest winner. Teammate Luis Rojas pitched to him.

Teammate Richard Miller hit the first homer of the night and made it to the Semi-Final round.

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