Umpires Announced for the 2018 NYCBL/ACBL All-Star Game Showcase

Mahwah, NJ – June 14, 2018 – NCAA Division III Regional Umpire, Mike Lum (2017,2018) (Edmeston, NY) will serve as crew chief for the inaugural 2018 New York Collegiate Baseball League (NYCBL) and Atlantic Collegiate Baseball League (ACBL) All-Star Game Showcase, to be played Monday, July 9 in Syracuse, NY at the Onondaga Community College Baseball Complex.

Lum will be working his first NYCBL All-Star Game. This will also mark the first NYCBL All-Star Game assignment for crew members Lou Bonacci (Endicott, NY), and Donnie Smith (Rochester, NY). Sean Martin (Rochester, NY), marking his second consecutive assignment, completes the crew.

UCU Executive VP, Alex Skandalis believes the crew composition represents not only the geographical NYCBL footprint, but a collective group who have embraced hard work, availed themselves to the UCU training program, and trusted the process.

“Being selected to work the NYCBL All-Star Game represents a tangible career success milestone for each of these umpires who have a bright future in NCAA baseball. They have demonstrated a commitment to learning and improving over a number of years and I could not be happier it is reflected in this honor,” said Alex Skandalis, Executive VP, and Chief Financial Officer.

NYCBL Commissioner, Joe Brown added, “The NYCBL would like to thank UCU for the beginning of a very professional relationship and, in doing so, congratulate the umpires selected to officiate the 2018 NYCBL All-Star Game. The NYCBL is celebrating its 40th year in existence and there is no better way than to host the ACBL in Syracuse, New York. We look forward to an exciting night.”

About United Collegiate Umpires

Founded in 2014, UCU supervises baseball conferences in Division I (America East, Ivy League, Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference, Northeast Conference), Division III (Empire 8, Liberty, NEAC, and SUNYAC), NJCAA Region III and XIX, Interstate Collegiate Baseball League, Metropolitan Collegiate Baseball League, New England Collegiate Baseball League, and the New York Collegiate Baseball League. Offering superior continuing umpire education, UCU has participated in the implementation of training programs throughout the country, including several presentations made as part of the NCAA Umpire Improvement Program.

About New York Collegiate Baseball League

Located in scenic Upstate New York, the NYCBL, founded in 1978, is a summer wood bat development league for professional baseball, comprised of 10 teams playing a 46-game regular season schedule from May 30 through late July. The league provides college players who have not signed a professional contract the opportunity to develop their skills at a higher level of play, gain experience with wood bats, and be evaluated by scouts. Visit http://www.nycbl.com/view/nycbl/-6822/news/news_489123

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