New England Collegiate Baseball League

    2020 NECBL Schedule Released

    Date:01/27/2020   Source:New England Collegiate Baseball League  

    2020 Composite Schedule NORTH ADAMS, Mass. – Commissioner Sean McGrath announced the New England Collegiate Baseball League’s (NECBL) 2020 composite schedule today. The New England League’s 27th season of play will begin on Wednesday, June 3, to kick off the 44-game regular season slate for each member of the 13-team league. Among the Opening Day schedule highlights are the 20...


    Winnipesaukee Muskrats Announce New Head Coach for 2020

    Date:01/26/2020   Source:New England Collegiate Baseball League  

    Laconia, NH - The Winnipesaukee Muskrats, the Lakes Region member of the New England Collegiate Baseball League, announced that they have named current St. Thomas Aquinas College Baseball Assistant and Recruiting Coordinator Rich Cesca Jr. as the Muskrats Head Coach for the summer 2020 season. He is the seventh head coach in Muskrats history. “We’re very happy to have Rich Cesca join ...


    NECBL Will Join 2020 World Baseball Coaches’ Convention

    Date:12/10/2019   Source:New England Collegiate Baseball League  

    Convention Website | Registration Page NORTH ADAMS, Mass. – The New England Collegiate Baseball League (NECBL) is pleased to announce its plans to once again participate in the 2020 Mohegan Sun World Baseball Coaches’ Convention, held Jan. 9-11 2020, at the Mohegan Sun. The New England League will join a blockbuster lineup of presenters during the three-day event and will a...


    Back to Bristol; New England League Welcomes Bristol Blues to League for 2020

    Date:11/07/2019   Source:New England Collegiate Baseball League  

    NORTH ADAMS, Mass. – For the second consecutive year, the New England Collegiate Baseball League is growing; but unlike last winter, when the league announced its expansion to the unfamiliar waters of Martha’s Vineyard, the league’s latest addition is a familiar destination, as the New England League will return to Bristol, Connecticut, with the addition of the Bristol Blues for ...


    Newport Gulls Season Review

    Date:08/15/2019   Source:New England Collegiate Baseball League  

    NEWPORT, R.I. – Newport saw its 2019 season come to an end just one game shy of playing in the NECBL championship after falling to the Martha’s Vineyard Sharks in game three of the Southern Division Championship Series. The Gulls ended the season winning seven of its last nine regular season games, including a three-game win streak to head into the playoffs to finish with a 27-17 recor...


    Caruso Claims 2019 NECBL Sportsman of the Year Honors

    Date:08/15/2019   Source:New England Collegiate Baseball League  

    NORTH ADAMS, Mass. – Mystic catcher Michael Caruso (Fairfield) has been named the New England Collegiate Baseball League (NECBL)’s Sportsman of the Year for the 2019 season, as announced Thursday. Caruso becomes the third Mystic player in team history to take the top sportsman accolade, joining Aaron Hill (2015) and Joe Rosencrance (2013). A rising junior at Fairfield, Caruso wasthe ...


    FOUR MOUNTAINEERS EARN POSTSEASON ALL-NECBL TEAM DISTINCTIONS

    Date:08/14/2019   Source:New England Collegiate Baseball League  

    NORTH ADAMS, Mass. – Four Vermont Mountaineers claimed New England Collegiate Baseball League (NECBL) postseason honors on the 2019 All-NECBL First and Second Teams, as announced by Commissioner Sean McGrath. Ryan Murphy (Wappingers Falls, N.Y. / Le Moyne College) was named as the Robin Roberts Best Starting Pitcher, while also collecting First Team distinctions. Austin Gauthier (Lorton, V...


    Bowens Named 2019 Rick Ligi Most Valuable Player

    Date:08/14/2019   Source:New England Collegiate Baseball League  

    NORTH ADAMS, Mass. – The New England Collegiate Baseball League (NECBL) is pleased to announce that Mystic first baseman Terry Bowens (CCSU) has been named the 2019 Rick Ligi Most Valuable Player. Bowens, who was also named the league’s Top Pro Prospect on Tuesday, as well as an all-league first team selection on Monday, puts a bow on an incredible summer by taking home the New Englan...


    NECBL Unveils 2019 End-of-Year Award Winners

    Date:08/13/2019   Source:New England Collegiate Baseball League  

    NORTH ADAMS, Mass. – The New England Collegiate Baseball League (NECBL) is pleased to unveil the winners of its annual End-of-Year Awards, as announced by Commissioner Sean McGrath on Tuesday. 2019 NECBL Annual End-Of-Year Awards Top Pro Prospect – Terry “TT” Bowens (Mystic/CCSU) The league leader in home runs (16) and RBIs (53), Bowens set a new league single-s...


    NECBL Announces 2019 All-League Teams

    Date:08/12/2019   Source:New England Collegiate Baseball League  

    2019 All-League Teams NORTH ADAMS, Mass. – The New England Collegiate Baseball League (NECBL) is pleased to unveil the members of the 2019 All-NECBL First and Second Teams, as announced by Commissioner Sean McGrath on Monday. Comprised of a position player at each spot on the diamond, a designated hitter, three starting pitchers, three relievers and a closer on each side, the lea...


    The Bats are Back: Keene Captures Fifth NECBL Championship

    Date:08/10/2019   Source:New England Collegiate Baseball League  

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    Gulls Season Ends in 3-2 Rubber Match

    Date:08/07/2019   Source:New England Collegiate Baseball League  

    MARTHA’S VINEYARD, Mass. - The Gulls saw their season come to an end Tuesday night as they fell to the Martha’s Vineyard Sharks in game three of the Southern Division Championship. With the 3-2 victory, the Sharks will represent the South in the NECBL Championship. It was a scoreless game heading into the bottom of the fourth until Nander De Sedas ripped an RBI double to drive home Ni...


    Gulls Win to Even Series at One

    Date:08/06/2019   Source:New England Collegiate Baseball League  

    NEWPORT, R.I. – Newport defeated the Martha’s Vineyard Sharks on Monday night 3-2 to knot up the best of three series at one. For the Gulls, Justin Cherry picks up the win as Daniel Hegarty picks up the loss for the Sharks. The Gulls struck first in the bottom of the first off of an RBI single from Hayden Jones that scored Greg Cavaliere to make it 1-0. They would then go on to tack on...


    Sharks Take Game One of Series

    Date:08/05/2019   Source:New England Collegiate Baseball League  

    MARTHA’S VINEYARD, Mass. - Newport dropped the first game of the Southern Division Championship Series to the Martha’s Vineyard Sharks by a score of 2-1. Brian Ketchie picked up the win for the Vineyard as Garrett Schmeltz was tagged with the loss for Newport.   Scott Holzwasser opened the scoring for both sides as he launched a solo home run to center in the fourth inning. After ...


    Gulls Cruise Past Schooners in Wild Card Game

    Date:08/04/2019   Source:New England Collegiate Baseball League  

    NEWPORT, R.I. – Newport defeated the Mystic Schooners in the Southern Division Wild Card game Saturday night to advance in the NECBL Playoffs. For the Gulls, Sam Jacobsak picks up the win as Trey McLoughlin picks up the loss for the Schooners. Mystic jumped out to an early lead in the first after Steven Barmakian scored on a sacrifice fly. The Gulls, however, struck back later in the inning ...


    Vermont Drops Final Game of 2019 Season in NECBL Playoffs

    Date:08/04/2019   Source:New England Collegiate Baseball League  

    HOLYOKE, Mass. – Vermont’s season came to a heartbreaking end at the hands of the Valley Blue Sox, falling in the opening round of the New England Collegiate Baseball League playoffs, 7-4, in Holyoke, Mass., at MacKenzie Stadium. After an opening inning with little fanfare, the Mountaineers struck through the scoreless deadlock in the second frame on a Cam Climo (Billerica, Mass. / U...


    Mainers Close Out SteepleCats to Finish Season Strongly

    Date:08/02/2019   Source:New England Collegiate Baseball League  

    SANFORD – On the last day of the 2019 NECBL season, the Mainers exorcised their North Adams demons and defeated the SteepleCats 8-5 to finish the year on a high note. The offense got started right away for the Moose, as they were able to scratch across a run in the very first inning.  After two quick outs, Shane Marshall (Webster, N.Y./Binghamton), who received the 2019 Neil Olson Gene...


    Gulls Offense Erupts in 16-5 Win

    Date:08/02/2019   Source:New England Collegiate Baseball League  

    LACONIA, NH - Newport (27-17) picked up a win on the final game of the regular season over the Winnipesaukee Muskrats (13-29). The offense was hot again for the Gulls as Scott Holzwasser took the first pitch of the game deep for his fifth home run of the year. That set the tone for Newport as they would launch five home runs on the day and score in each of the first six innings. Several Gulls had ...


    Mountaineers clinch playoff spot with 9-4 win over Swamp Bats

    Date:08/02/2019   Source:New England Collegiate Baseball League  

    KEENE, N.H. – The Vermont Mountaineers were able to clinch a playoff spot in the Northern Division with a 9-4 season finale victory against the Keene Swamp Bats in New England Collegiate Baseball League action at Montpelier Recreation Field on Thursday night.   Box Score               Keene’s starting pitcher, Marc Davis, gave up a leadoff si...


    PLAYOFF BOUND

    Date:08/02/2019   Source:New England Collegiate Baseball League  

    NEWPORT, R.I. – The New England Collegiate Baseball League’s most successful franchise finds themselves in the playoffs once again. Having missed the postseason each of the past two seasons, the Newport Gulls have solidified the #2 Seed in the Southern Division. Currently sitting just one game behind the #1 Seed Martha’s Vineyard Sharks (27-16), the Gulls hold a 26-17 record and ...


    Moose Nearly Miss Out on Win in Montpelier

    Date:08/01/2019   Source:New England Collegiate Baseball League  

      SANFORD – The Mainers matched the Vermont Mountaineers the whole way on the final day of July, but the hosts maintained hope for postseason play with a 7-5 victory. A combination of bad luck and clutch relief pitching from the hosts relinquished the Moose down the stretch as they just could not do quite enough to finish the job. Over the first three innings, starting pitching preva...


    7/31 RECAP

    Date:08/01/2019   Source:New England Collegiate Baseball League  

    NEWPORT, R.I. – Newport (26-17) defeated the Martha’s Vineyard Sharks (27-16) with a final score of 9-6 in their final regular season home game at Cardines Field. For the Gulls, Mike Townsend picks up the win as Chris Stefl picks up the loss for the Sharks.  The Sharks bats got going right out of the gate as they scored one run on a Jackson Raper single that scored Rudy Aguilar fr...


    July 31 vs Keene

    Date:08/01/2019   Source:New England Collegiate Baseball League  

    South Kingstown, RI- Keene’s pitching dominated Ocean State in their final home game Wednesday night at Old Mountain Field, taking the game 5-1. Keene got on the board quickly against Waves starter Seamus Brazill (Barnegat, NY/ Hofstra) with a solo home run from Randy Bednar (Bethesda, MD/ U of Maryland), his ninth homerun of the year, giving Keene a quick 1-0 lead.  Brazill settled in ...


    Mountaineers keep postseason hopes alive with 7-5 win over Mainers

    Date:08/01/2019   Source:New England Collegiate Baseball League  

    MONTPELIER, VT – The Vermont Mountaineers kept their postseason hopes alive with a 7-5 victory over the Sanford Mainers in New England Collegiate Baseball League action at Montpelier Recreation Field on Wednesday night. Vermont’s starting pitcher Tyler Thorington (West Haven, Mich. / Western Michigan University) had a strong start to the game. After a leadoff single was erased on a st...


    Mainers Drop Extra-Inning Heartbreaker to Blue Sox

    Date:07/31/2019   Source:New England Collegiate Baseball League  

    SANFORD – The Moose played their hearts out in front of a nicely sized Goodall Park crowd, but the Valley Blue Sox successfully held them off, stealing a 7-6 win in 10 innings.   From the get-go, this game had the makings of a back-and-forth affair.  In their very first at-bat, the Blue Sox immediately got their bats working.  Joe Lomuscio took a pitch off his forearm and im...


    Gulls Surge Past Nighthawks 8-5

    Date:07/31/2019   Source:New England Collegiate Baseball League  

    WHITE RIVER JUNCTION, VT - Newport (25-17) picked up a big win against the Upper Valley Nighthawks (23-18) by a score of 8-5 in the second meeting of the year between the two teams. Justin Cherry earned the win for Newport while Jordan DiValerio was tagged with the loss for the Nighthawks. The Gulls bats led the charge the whole night, scoring in all but three innings, including each of the first ...


    Scafidi, DeGennaro, and Robison help Vermont rally past the Muskrats on Tuesday

    Date:07/31/2019   Source:New England Collegiate Baseball League  

    MONTPELIER, Vt.- Still looking to claim a spot for post-season play, the Vermont Mountaineers were able to put another game in the win column after defeating the Winnipesaukee Muskrats, ending the night with a score of 6-2 at historic Montpelier Recreation Field. BOX SCORE After a seemingly never-ending rain delay, the Mountaineers were finally able to take the field Tuesday night against Winnip...


    Shane Reardon Tosses Complete Game, As Bay Sox Eliminate Waves With 6-1 Win In Home Finale

    Date:07/31/2019   Source:New England Collegiate Baseball League  

    The New Bedford Bay Sox ended their 2019 home slate on a high note, as Shane Reardon (UMass Dartmouth) tossed a complete game, and his offense erupted in a five-run fifth inning to defeat the Ocean State Waves 6-1 in the second game of a doubleheader on Tuesday evening at Paul Walsh Field. Reardon was exceptional in his seven-inning outing, allowing just a solo home run in the sixth as the only bl...


    Danbury vs. Martha’s Vineyard

    Date:07/31/2019   Source:New England Collegiate Baseball League  

    Danbury - The Westerners committed two errors and couldn’t find consistent pitching as they fell to the Martha’s Vineyard Sharks 16-5 Tuesday night. In a “must win” game for Danbury, they fell behind and played most of the game from behind. The offense began on a solo home run from Anthony Videtto in the top of the second inning to make it 1-0. The Sharks would extend the ...


    Bay Sox Comeback Attempt Foiled, As No-Hit Bid Wrecked in Seventh in Ocean State's 4-2 Win

    Date:07/31/2019   Source:New England Collegiate Baseball League  

    The New Bedford Bay Sox went from being no-hit to being on the brink of a miraculous comeback, eventually succumbing 4-2 to the Ocean State Waves in the first game of a doubleheader that signaled the end of their 2019 home schedule. Ocean State pitcher Kyle O’Neill brought a no-hitter into the seventh and final inning, but a big Bay Sox rally put the winning run on first, as the home squad s...