FingerLakes1.TV and WACK Partner With Newark Pilots
WACK Radio and FingerLakes1.com have partnered with the Newark Pilots to present all home games via the radio and internet TV. Just last year the games were viewed by our service men and women in Afghanistan and Iraq we are excited to be able to do this again. The Newark Pilots were one of the most watched and listened to collegiate baseball team in the country, thanks to WACK radio and FingerLakes1.com's coverage on their network at FingerLakes1.TV. There are over 300 collegiate teams in the US and the Newark Pilots ranks in the top 60 in attendance, drawing over 27,000 fans for 24 home games.
Newark Pilots Release Fireworks Nights at Colburn Park For 2013
The Newark Pilots have released the firework nights for the 2013 season. There will be three shows this year immediately following Newark Pilots home games at Colburn Park. We will be starting our season off with a bang on June 5th at 7:05pm with fireworks after the game. We also will have fireworks after the games on June 22nd and July 24th. July 24th will be the 2013 PGCBL All-Star game. Be sure to come out to watch the Homerun Derby, Allstar Game and a great fireworks show following the game!
Fans its still not too late to get your season tickets for the 2013 season! Just contact General Manager Brian Connell and reserve your seats today! 585-704-7806
Lyons National Bank Classic
Newark's own Colburn Park presents the inaugural year of the LNB Classic Wednesday May 1st at 7 pm between St. John Fisher and Rochester Institute of Technology.
With four previous Pilots playing for St. John Fisher, all in attendance at Coburn Park should see an exciting game. Justin D'Amato a sophomore, left-handed pitcher from Canandaigua, was ranked fifth in the nation for wins at the end of the 2012 season with the Cardinals. The Rochester native Ben Bostick is a versatile in-fielder and outfielder has been a major asset, starting all 43 games in the 2012 season. Sean Osterman originally from Pittsford is a power hitter for the Cardinals, coming in this season as a junior. Kieran Murphy, from Fairport, also a right handed pitcher will be bringing his experience as a senior for the Cardinals. Matt Mika is also listed on the roster for St. John Fisher. The final former pilot is RIT's Ethan Humburt, from Rose, a sophomore pitcher, who last season had a whopping 57 innings pitched. Don't miss out on this great opportunity to see former Pilots face off at their home stadium in Newark.
Become a 2013
Newark Pilots Host Family
The Newark Pilots are looking for families in the community to generously open their homes to a Newark Pilots player for the 2013 season. These players are young student athletes from all over the country that come to Newark to have a great experience both on and off the field. As a host family, you play a large role in the experience that these players have. A great home environment assures that these players experience be the best that it can be.
As a host family, you are taking on a large responsibility but there are also benefits for you as a Newark Pilots fan, other than giving these players a great summer experience in Newark. Each host family will receive general admission season passes to our home games. Taking in one of these student athletes for the summer not only helps these players succeed individually, but it helps the Newark Pilots organization as a whole, and for that we are grateful. If you are interested in being a host family for the 2013 Newark Pilots Baseball Season please e-mail us or call 585-704-7806.
The Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League Names The Cure Baseball as its Official Charity
Syracuse, NY (April 17, 2013) – The Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League has named The Cure Baseball its official charity for the 2013 season.
It was made official at the PGCBL owners meeting last Saturday with a unanimous vote to adopt The Cure Baseball, and its mission to raise support and awareness for all types of cancer, as the charity the league will support and promote throughout the entire season. All the PGCBL teams will wear The Cure Baseball's Stick It To Cancer Helmet Stickers on backs of their helmets.
"This is a very big step for The Cure Baseball. It's an honor to partner with such an established and respected league in order for us gain more awareness to in turn be able to help save more and more lives affect by cancer." said Alex Paluka, The Cure Baseball's founder.
The Cure Baseball was founded in 2011 on the principle that the game of baseball can drive a significant effort to bring a sports community and disease that inevitably touches everyone together to create an organization that truly hits home with people.
"Each and every one of our teams is an integral part of their community. But, the PGCBL is more than just a collection of teams. We feel we help mold great ballplayers and great citizens. Alex played for one of our teams while in college and like many of our former players has gone on to do wonderful things off the field. We are proud to support The Cure Baseball." stated Jeff Kunion, PGCBL President.
The Cure Baseball, Inc.is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that strives to positively impact the lives of people and families who have been affected by cancer through a collegiate summer baseball team, specialized support groups, and donations to prestigious cancer research centers affiliated with college and university medical schools. For more information, visit www.thecurebaseball.org
D'Amato (Newark '11) Breaking Records at St. John Fisher
Photo courtesy Newark Pilots/Steve Plopper
By John McGraw - PGCBL.com
Former Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League all-star Justin D'Amato (Newark 2011) is on a record-breaking pace this spring at St. John Fisher College. D'Amato, a junior from Canandaigua, N.Y., became St. John Fisher's all-time wins leader this past Saturday (Mar. 30) when the Cardinals upended Empire 8 opponent Stevens, 6-1, in Hoboken, N.J. The southpaw improved his career record to 23-2. Just six days prior to becoming Fisher's all-time wins leader, D'Amato fanned four in a game against Neumann (Pa.) to become Fisher's new career leader in strikeouts.
Saturday, D'Amato went the distance in a seven-inning complete game. He tossed a two-hitter, walked two and struck out eight in a 101-pitch outing. The Fisher junior faced six batters over the minimum and closed out his 23rd career victory by retiring 10 of the final 12 Stevens swingers. Four of D'Amato's eight strikeouts came in the final three frames. This spring, D'Amato is 3-0 with a 1.88 earned run average. Through five starts, he has thrown two complete games and struck out 32 batters in 28.2 innings. Opponents against the Fisher southpaw have managed just a .167 batting average.
The former Newark Pilot has not lost a game as a starting pitcher since May 12, 2011.
Overall, D'Amato is 23-2 with a 2.54 earned run average. He has made 30 starts for the Cardinals and amassed 173.2 innings and 212 career strikeouts. D'Amato's 173.2 innings pitched currently ranks seventh in school history, he is 27.1 innings shy of becoming just the second SJFC hurler with at least 200 innings worked in a career.
The 2013 Baseball America NCAA Division III Preseason Pitcher of the Year set school single-season records last year for victories (11) and strikeouts (97).
The Canandaigua, N.Y., native is a two-time Empire 8 Conference Pitcher of the Year. He was a 2012 D3Baseball.com All-America third team selection.
D'Amato is expected to make his next start against Empire 8 opponent Utica College on April 6 or 7.
In Memoriam - Chase
The Newark Pilots have lost one of their biggest fans. Bob and Leslie's dog, Chase. He could often be heard cheering on his Pilots from the outfield. He will be truly missed as part of the Newark Pilots family.
Pilots Announce 2013 Schedule
The Newark Pilots have announced their schedule for the 2013 PGCBL season which opens at home on June 5th. This year, Newark will be the host to the PGCBL All-Star game on July 24.