SULLIVAN, NY – James Mulry, who signed late in the season with the Sullivan Explorers signs with the 2017 Champions Schaumburg Boomers of the Frontier League.

Mulry appeared in just 6 games for the Explorers and although his numbers didn’t show it, Mulry was a very effective big left handed pitcher.

“James is 6’3″ 235 lbs of an athlete. Hes got a great appearance and can throw the ball pretty hard. What manager in the world wouldn’t want that? He wasn’t here long enough to do much but what he showed was very impressive and we hope that he shows that in the Frontier League to help lead Schaumburg to another Championship” – VP Jerry Gonzalez

The 24 year old struck out 11 batters in 8 innings of work and 7 of them looking. Mulry will join many other Empire League players who will continue on with their careers in the Frontier League this coming season.

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TAMPA, FL – The Empire League spring training where all team rosters are filled are making its last call for  Early Registration.  To be accepted Click Here or visit the 2018 Tryouts Link and fill out player acceptance form located at empireproleague.com
We are officially in the final stretch of the sponsored early registration period. This is the chance players have had to attend the week long camp at a discounted rate thanks to our sponsors.
On January 15th this period will come to an end. We encourage all players accepted to reserve their camp entry with their Registration or housing deposit. After January 15th the camp entry cost will go back up to its original prices and this is the only way to save several hundred dollars for this great event. Fill out the Players Acceptance form and you will be contacted by VP of Baseball and League Director Jerry Gonzalez to finalize the process. This is a first come first gets opportunity until event is filled. With the high demand from players wanting to get in registration will remain open, but discounted price ends January 15th.
Fill out Player acceptance form, and if accepted a simple 50% deposit will get you in.
For more, email us at baseball@empireproleague.com
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LOCH SHELDRAKE, NY  – The Sullivan Explorers  season came  to an end today with a double header sweep of the Old Orchard Beach Surge winning 13 to 5 and 2 to 1.

The Explorers did not repeat to get into the playoffs this year as  they finished in last overall after winning a championship last season. However they played a big role in how other teams finished defeating the Surge in final series.

The Sullivan Explorers would like to thank all of the fans, players, families and friends for all your support and look ahead for a great season next year.

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LOCH SHELDRAKE, NY – Islanders sweep yet another double header from the Explorers to win their 7th consecutive game. This is the longest winning streak in franchise history.

In Game one, the Islanders defeated the Explorers 3-1 on a great pitchers duel. Drue Bravo tossed 6 and 2/3  innings of work and got the loss but not before striking out 10 Islanders.  David Wynn earned the victory as he tossed 6 innings  striking out 5 batters  allowing just 1 earned run on 5 hits.

The Islanders took the lead when Edwin Arroyo singled up the middle that scored Nick McHugh. On that same play, Kenneth Collins scored on an error by outfielder Joe Fiorino to make the game 2-0.  Joe Fiorino would pick his team back up as he doubled to score the teams only run but wasn’t enough to beat the Islanders.

In Game two, Islanders once again defeated the Explorers by the score 11-2. Kurtis Hultz earned his first ever professional victory. Edwin Arroyo led the way for the Islanders as he belted his first career professional home run while adding 2 more singles on a career night for Arroyo. Dioni Rodriguez belted his second home run of the season and Trey Hannam also homered  as he now has homered in two consecutive games. Cosme Zapata tossed three scoreless innings.

The teams will face each other one last time this season tomorrow at 3:30pm before Islanders head to Plattsburgh and Surge come to Sullivan on what will be the second half deciding series.

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OLD ORCHARD BEACH, ME – Old Orchard Beach Surge starting Pitcher Eric Mozeika tossed a complete game shutout in a 7-0 victory over the Sullivan Explorers.

Mozeika was spectacular on the hill tonight going the distance against a very good hitting Sullivan Explorers. In the 9 innings, Mozeika allowed 7 hits, walked 4 batters and struck out 7 Explorers. The win is Mozeikas 3rd win of the year.

Sullivan Starter Robbie Kidd tossed 6 innings giving up 4 earned runs on 8 hits while striking out 6 batters.

Edwin Arroyo, Kevin Putkonen and Gevon Jackson led the way offensively for the Surge with 2 hits each including 2 doubles and 2 RBIs from Jackson and 1 RBI from both Putkonen and Arroyo. Alexander Bee has been very impressive since joining the Surge as he has hit safely in all of his starts including a 1 for 2 performance with 2 walks.

Sullivan Explorers had some opportunities to score runs but great defense from the Surge prevented that. Explorers offense was led by Brandon Young who had 2 base hits in the game.

The Surge improve their record to (7-1) while the Explorers drop to (1-6). Both teams are set to face each other in a series ending double header. Games are at 1:00pm and 4:00pm. Tickets are on sale at empireproleague.com

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OLD ORCHARD BEACH, ME – The Explorers get their first win of the second half against first place Surge in an excellent outing by Explorers starter Billy Felo.


Felo started for the Explorers and went 6 innings of work allowing just 5 hits and no runs while striking out 1 batter. Joe Macks came in relief and pitched  3 innings  finishing the game with 2 runs allowed on 2 hits.


Casey Cannon started for the Surge and was not himself as he allowed  only 1 earned run out of 7 that scored. That’s right, 7 total runs given up for Cannon but only 1 was earned as defense made several mistakes  scoring several runs per mistake.


Luc Pomales led  the game offensively with  2 hits including a big blast to left center field. Luc added a double and 3 RBIs.  Brian Wirth also a main  part of the offense as he had 4 RBIs and 2 hits.


Gevon Jackson had 2 of the 5 total hits the Surge had in the game. He belted a solo homer  over the left field wall as well as a double.


Old Orchard Beach Surge moves to (3-1) while the Sullivan Explorers improve to (1-3) for the second half.


Next Game is to be played tomorrow night at 6:30pm at  The Ballpark in OOB.


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PLATTSBURGH, NY –  The Empire league announces  the 2017 All Star Game participants.

The teams will be divided into two divisions, east and west. Sullivan Explorers and Plattsburgh RedBirds will represent the West side and Puerto Rico Islanders and Old Orchard Beach Surge will represent the East.

The West will  be managed by first half champions manager Joe Winkelsas of the  Plattsburgh RedBirds and assisted by Sullivan Explorers manager John Kazarian.

The East will be managed by Old Orchard Beach manager Pascual Santiago and assisted by Puerto Rico Islanders manager Dalphie Correa.

Representing the West team is:

  1. C Luis Touron
  2. C Brian Brademan
  3. 1B Johnny Cole
  4. 2B Raul Shah
  5. 3B Luc Pomales
  6. SS Brandon Young
  7. OF Samuel Carter
  8. OF Cole Easley
  9. OF Kenneth Collins
  10. UT Tarik El-Abour
  11. UT  Joe Fiorino
  12. UT  Josh Martinez

Pitchers:  Dimitri Nunez, Drue Bravo, Scott Hall, Phillip Richmond, Wendell Floranus, Matthew Doxter,  William Felo,  Damian Boyum, Harry Ferguson

Manager: Joe Winkelsas | Assistant: John Kazarian

Representing the East team is:

  1.   C Jake Simpson
  2.   C Dioni Rodriguez
  3. 1B Kevin Putkonen
  4. 2B Jake Walters
  5. 3B Andres Arroyo
  6. SS Jacob Cordero
  7. OF Mike Davis
  8. OF Gevon Jackson
  9. OF Matt Martinez
  10. UT Michael Heller
  11. UT Kyle Schade
  12. UT Edgar Lebron Jr

Pitchers:  Fabian Feliciano, Darren Lauer, Casey Cannon, Eric Mozeika, Mark Lesinski, Matt Picucci, Kevin Phelps, Kurtis Hultz, Brendan Henriquez

Manager: Pascual Santiago | Assistant: Dalphie Correa


PLATTSBURGH, NY – The Empire League announced the 2017 ASG Home Run  Derby participants honoring Babe Ruth. Champion will be crowned by Linda Ruth Tosetti, living granddaughter of the legendary Babe Ruth on a day when The Empire League recognizes the Babe and his legacy.

Representing the East side, (Sullivan Explorers and Plattsburgh RedBirds

  1. Samuel Carter (SUL)
  2. Johnny Cole (PLA)
  3. Luis Touron (SUL)
  4. D’Aundray Van Slyke (PLA)
  5. Luc Pomales   (SUL)
  6. Brian Brademan (PLA)

From the West Side (Puerto Rico Islanders and Old Orchard Beach Surge)

  1. Gevon Jackson (OOB)
  2. Jacob Bissell (PR)
  3. Kevin Putkonen (OOB)
  4. Matt Martinez (PR)
  5. Mike Davis (OOB)
  6. Dioni Rodriguez (PR)

The competition will consist of 3 rounds. Two divisions of 6 participants for the first round of 15 outs (East Division and West Division) will compete. The top two leaders from each  division in round one will advance to the 10 out semi-final round. The winners of each division will face each other in the final round of 10 outs to crown the champion.

Winners will be crowned by Linda Ruth Tosetti, living granddaughter of the great legendary Babe Ruth. Linda has kept the Ruth legacy going with untold stories and Babe Ruth memorabilia for years and the Empire League will welcome Linda and her husband Andy to honor the Babe at this years EPBL All Star Game.

The Home Run Derby will begin at 1pm and will be followed by the All Star Game at 330pm.


LOCH SHELDRAKE, NY – The Explorers are in second place with a  victory over the Puerto Rico Islanders by the score of 7-3.

The Explorers went down once again in the early innings with a score of 1-0 to the Islanders but were able to bounce back when Cole Easley was hit by the pitch  to drive in the tying run. The Explorers never looked back.

Christ Ross started for the Explorers and struck out 6 batters on his way to another victory. Phill Richmond came in to close it out in the 9th just before the rain came down.

Luc Pomales had a base clearing double to right center just when the Islanders were making a comeback and the score was 4-3. Pomales double turned it into a 7-3 game and despite of the Islanders scoring  1 run in the top of the 9th inning.

Ernesto Punales got the loss for the Islanders although a terrific outing only allowing 3 runs.

The Explorers look to take the series tomorrow as they face the Islanders for a double header before a day off on Sunday.

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OLD ORCHARD BEACH, ME – Sullivan Explorers take two from the Surge during double header.

Chris Ross took the hill for the Explorers versus Branden Henriquez of the Surge.

Henriquez finished the game going 7 innings while striking out 8 batters.

Chris Ross was able to get out of a few jams with defensive help as well as great pitching execution.

The Game would then go into extra innings tied at 3 when the Explorers designated hitter Luis Touron singled to drive in two runs and put it away for the Explorers.

I’m Game two, LHP Joe Macks of the Explorers would face Jeff Williams of the Surge. Not a good outing for either starter as neither lasted long enough to record a decision although 12 total runs came in.

The Game seemed to be out of hand as the Explorers broke out to a 7-3 lead until Surge center fielder Gevon Jackson belted a 3-Run HR to left center to put it within 1. The Surge would tie the game later in the inning.

Explorers would take a 9-7 lead in the 4th on a double by Luc Pomales and a sac fly by Brandon Fowler.

Explorers went on to win by the score of 11-7 and sweep a series win over the Surge.

The Teams are off tomorrow and Surge will travel to Plattsburgh to take on the RedBirds and Puerto Rico Islanders will travel to Sullivan to take on the Explorers.

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