SEBASTIAN DIAZ MOVED TO OTTAWA CHAMPIONS OF THE CANAM

OLD ORCHARD BEACH, ME – Surge shortstop Sebastian Diaz has been stellar and is moved to the Ottawa Champions of the CanAm League.

Sebastian hit his first homer with the Surge on the day he arrived making an immediate impact on the team. His outstanding play has landed him a job with the Ottawa Champions of the CanAm League.

“The kid came out swinging and is very deserving of this, on behalf of the Empire League we congratulate him on moving to Ottawa. They were the champs of the CanAm last season and managed by a great coach in Hal Lanier. We want to wish him the best of luck” – Jerry Gonzalez Vp of Baseball

Sebastian Diaz will head to Ottawa immediately.

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JACOB CORDERO TO QUEBEC CAPITALES OF THE CANAM LEAGUE

PLATTSBURGH, NY – Jacob Cordero, shortstop of the Puerto Rico Islanders, will get an opportunity to move on with the Quebec Capitales of the CanAm League.

Cordero will head to New Jersey immediately to join the team tonight versus the New Jersey Jackals. He will join former Empire League Miles Moeller and Edgar Lebron in the squad!

Cordero was a former 11th round pick by the Arizona Diamondbacks and is on pace to earn the Defensive MVP award in the Empire League.

He has played the last few seasons in the Puerto Rico Roberto Clemente Winter League where many major league stars play during the winter.

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EDGAR LEBRON PROMOTED TO QUEBEC CAPITALES OF THE CANAM LEAGUE

LOCH SHELDRAKE, NY – Things could not get better for Edgar Lebron as he has learned today he will be continuing on to play this season at a higher level after clinching the overall in standings with the Surge. Lebron has been promoted to the Quebec Capitales of the CanAm League.

Most people that know Lebron would say he is one of the top players this season. What most do not know is that Edgar Lebron has a hearing condition which forces him to work extra hard. Lebron, who batted .314avg this season and has stolen 31 bases, has earned his way to the next level and will continue playing this season in the CanAm League.

Lebron is set to join the Capitales in New Jersey for the series against the Jackals.

The Surge are eligible to select another player as the team has earned a spot in the Championship series after clinching overall best record yesterday.

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EMMANUEL CRUZ SENT TO FARGO MOORHEAD OF THE AMERICAN ASSOCIATION

PLATTSBURGH, NY – Emmanuel Cruz, 3rd baseman of the Puerto Rico Islanders moved to Fargo Moorhead of the American Association.

Manny, who was signed originally as a shortstop, spent most of his time playing third base for the Puerto Rico Islanders as the team already had former 11th round pick by the Diamondbacks in Jacob Cordero and gold glove winner in liga Doble A in Puerto Rico Edwin Arroyo at second base.

Manny was recently serving as the teams 3 hole hitter and is a very strong power and contact player.

Cruz finishedd with a .367 batting average (40 for 109) with 2 home runs and 33 RBIs.

He will join the team immediately and is hopeful that this opportunity can get him even higher in levels.

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LHP MATT PICUCCI PROMOTED TO NORMAL KORNBELTERS OF THE FRONTIER

PLATTSBURGH, NY –  Left handed pitcher Matt Picucci who is the ace of the Old Orchard Beach Surge and  has been promoted to the Normal Kornbelters of the Frontier League.

Picucci, who joined the team at the half way mark, departs immediately and will become teammates with Plattsburgh RedBirds ace Dimitri Nunez  who has also been sent to the Normal Kornbelters of the frontier league.

Both lefties will continue their careers in baseball at a very high level of baseball and the Empire League congratulates them on their success.

“Picucci has been getting a lot of attention from the Frontier, American Association and the CanAm, it was a matter of time until someone took him and the Kornbelters just gained one heck of a pitcher. I wish Matt nothing but success at the next level” VP of Baseball Jerry Gonzalez

Surge  is eligible to sign a new player as this move falls into the category of players eligible to sign.

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