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THUNDERBIRDS POWER OVER SURGE IN MAYORS SERIES GAME 1

PLATTSBURGH, NY – The Plattsburgh Thunderbirds took game one of the North Country Mayors  series in Plattsburgh New York over the Saranac Lake Surge with a 9-6 shootout in where  7 home runs were hit.

Jordan Holloman Scott, a former draft pick by the New York Yankees, belted his league leading 4th and 5th home runs to power the Thunderbirds past the Surge. Former Miami Marlins draft pick Zach Sullivan went 2 for 4 with his 1st homer as a Thunderbird and Rookie catcher Tommy Shimchak also hit his first career home run.  Thunderbirds were led defensively by starting pitcher Cas Silber who went 7 innings allowing only 2 hits and striking out 10 Surge batters.

Chikara Igami tossed 6 innings for the Saranac Lake Surge allowing 7 hits  and striking out 4 batters.  Terrell Thompson, Daniel Dominguez  and Jose Negron all 3 hit Home Runs for the Surge  as those 3 home runs were 3 of the 4 hits Saranac Lake had in the game. 

Game 2 of the series will be tomorrow afternoon at 1pm at Lefty Wilson Field in Melissa Penfield Park in Plattsburgh, New York.

Thunderbirds will send Lefty Dimitri Nunez to the mound while the Surge will start right handed pitcher Conor Maguire. 

Article by Empire Media

GAVIN STUPIENSKI HEADED TO SUSSEX COUNTY MINERS

PLATTSBURGH, NY – The Empire League has moved starting catcher for the Plattsburgh Thunderbirds Gavin Stupienski to the Sussex County Miners of the Canam league today.

Stupienski  in just 8 appearances with the thunderbirds is (2 for 6) with a home run  and 3 RBIs with no stolen bases allowed. 

Stupienski was drafted  by the Arizona Diamondbacks in the 12th round of the 2016 MLB draft where he  spent 2 seasons of affialiated baseball and is now taking the next step into his career by coming to the Empire League and now being moved to the Sussex County Miners of the Canam league where he will be the starting catcher in tonights matchup.

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THUNDERBIRDS EXPLODE FOR FIRST WIN IN 2019

TAMPA, FL – The Empire League kicked off its 2019 regular season of baseball and it was an exciting one. The Plattsburgh Thunderbirds defeated the New York Bucks in blowout fashion, Saranac Lake Surge earn first win in franchise history as new  city, and Road City Explorers break a long losing streak by defeating the Puerto Rico Islanders in Puerto Rico.

The Plattsburgh Thunderbirds win over the New York Bucks was one you didn’t want to miss as third baseman Danny Muller belted 3 Home Runs which is a league record for most home runs in a game. Cas Silber tossed 4 innings striking out 9 batters before exiting due to tightness in his hamstring. The team also set a record for most home runs in a game with a total of 7. Johann Paniagua, Mohammed Hussein, Adam Tricarico and Gavin Stupienski all  hit their first of their seasons in a 17-9 victory over the Bucks

The Thunderbirds will face off against the New York Bucks for game two of the series tomorrow at 12pm eastern time at Lefty Wilson Field in New York.

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RAUL SHAH GETS A SHOT AT THE CANAM LEAGUE WITH OTTAWA

OTTAWA, CAN – The 2018 Empire Professional Baseball League batting champ, Raul Shah, signs with the Ottawa Champions of the CanAm League.

Shah, a 2 year EPBL infielder, hit  for a .358 (112-313) batting average during the two seasons in the Empire League.  He is 4th all time in games played in the EPBL , 5th in overall hits with 112, tied for leagues best in overall in triples (6) and 3rd in RBIs with 69.

He was  also an Empire League Champion in 2017 with the Plattsburgh RedBirds who are now the Plattsburgh Thunderbirds.

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PLATTSBURGH ANNOUNCES THE NEW TEAM NAME

PLATTSBURGH, NY – The Plattsburgh baseball club of the Empire League has announced the new name for the team. The name was suggested and voted by fans and supporters of the local baseball team.

The team will be called the Plattsburgh Thunderbirds which symbolizes the military history  in the Plattsburgh community. The Empire League heavily supports military, police, fire fighters, first responders and law enforcement. The league and the Thunderbirds will be  giving away free tickets to all   military, police, fire fighters, first responders and law enforcement personnel during every Monday game and has labeled the day, Military Mondays.

The Plattsburgh Thunderbirds will be a part of one of the best  pro baseball developmental organizations in the country.

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