Old Orchard Beach Surge

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Old Orchard Beach Surge
OOB Surge.png OOB Surge cap.PNG
Team logo Cap insignia
Information
League Empire Professional Baseball League
Location Old Orchard Beach, Maine
Ballpark The Ball Park
Year founded 2015
Former league(s)
Manager Jim Hayes
General Manager Sean Getchell
Website oobsurgebaseball.com

The Old Orchard Beach Surge is an independent American professional baseball team based in Old Orchard Beach, Maine. The Surge is set to play in the newly formed Empire Baseball League, which is not affiliated with Major League Baseball. The Surge played in the North Country Baseball League in 2015. It was previously a member of the short-lived East Coast Baseball League.

History[edit]

In 2015 the Surge was set to be a member of the East Coast Baseball League.[1] The team was to be managed by Scott “Skip” Nathanson. Prior to the planned start of the ECBL's first season the American teams, including the Surge, pulled out of the league to form the North Country Baseball League.[2]

2015 season[edit]

The Surge posted a record of 18–21 in the startup league.[3] The Explorers promoted ten players to the Atlantic League and American Association.[4]

Players promoted to higher independent leagues[edit]

[5]

Player Pos Team League
Yeicok Calderon OF York Revolution Atlantic League
Scott Heath LHP Joplin Blasters American Association
Tommy Lawrence RHP River City Rascals Frontier League
Eddie Medina RHP Wichita Wingnuts American Association
Ron Schreurs LHP York Revolution Atlantic League
Luis Pardo RHP Wichita Wingnuts American Association
Tucker White OF Joplin Blasters American Association
Joe Coyne C Joplin Blasters American Association
Kenny Kirshner OF Schaumberg Bombers Frontier League
Sam DiMatteo OF Long Island Ducks Atlantic League

2016 season[edit]

The Surge were announced to play in the newly formed Empire Baseball League.[6] On December 22, "Skip" Nathanson and Alex Markakis agreed to terms to return for the 2016 season.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "East Coast Baseball League News: Munoz, OOB, Road City". www.baseballessential.com. Retrieved 2015-12-14.
  2. ^ "ECBL Folds, North Country Baseball League Formed". Retrieved 2015-12-14.
  3. ^ "NCBL Standings". www.northcountrybaseballleague.com. Retrieved 2015-12-14.
  4. ^ "NCBL League". www.northcountrybaseballleague.com. Retrieved 2015-12-14.
  5. ^ "NCBL League". northcountrybaseballleague.com. Retrieved 2015-12-14.
  6. ^ "WE ARE A GO! | Empire League News". empireproleague.com. Retrieved 2015-12-14.
  7. ^ "Nathanson / Markakis agree to 2016 Terms | Empire League News". empireproleague.com. Retrieved 2015-12-22.