New England Collegiate Baseball League

    Fifth Class of Newport Gulls Hall of Famers Selected

    Date:11/20/2018   Source:New England Collegiate Baseball League  

    NEWPORT, R.I.- Seven Newport Gulls Alumnus will enter the Newport Gulls Hall of Fame on February 2, 2019. The Fifth Newport Gulls Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will take place at Gurney’s Newport Resort from 6:00 PM- 10:00 PM and will include a cocktail reception, dinner, music, video tributes, and a silent auction.    The Fifth Hall of Fame Class includes five players: Ryan Ch...


    NECBL to Participate in World Baseball Coaches’ Convention

    Date:11/15/2018   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 2019 Mohegan Sun World Baseball Coaches’ Convention, held Jan. 10-12, 2019, at the Mohegan Sun Convention Center in Uncasville, Connecticut. The New England League will join a blockbuster lineup of presenters ...


    Golden Claims 2018 NECBL Sports of the Year Award

    Date:08/19/2018   Source:New England Collegiate Baseball League  

    NORTH ADAMS, Mass. – After being named the Christopher Ashmos 10th Player Award last week, Keene infielder Mitchell Golden (Georgia Southern) claimed yet another end-of-year accolade on Sunday after being named the New England Collegiate Baseball League (NECBL) Sportsman of the Year. In his first summer with the Swamp Bats, Golden established himself as a team leader on the field and in the...


    2018 Newport Gulls Season Review

    Date:08/17/2018   Source:New England Collegiate Baseball League  

      NEWPORT, R.I. – The Gulls saw its 2018 campaign fall just short of a playoff berth after losing to the Mystic Schooners in the final game of the season. Newport ended the summer with a 21–23 record, good for fourth in the New England Collegiate Baseball League’s Southern Division. Despite missing out on the playoffs for the second consecutive season, the Gulls came out on...


    NECBL Announces 2018 End-Of-Year Award Winners

    Date:08/16/2018   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 Thursday. 2018 NECBL Annual End-Of-Year Awards Top Pro Prospect – Tim Tawa (Newport/Stanford) The rising sophomore and All-Star reserve ranked 10th in the NECBL with a .336 batting average on ...


    2018 All-NECBL Teams Announced Tuesday

    Date:08/13/2018   Source:New England Collegiate Baseball League  

    NORTH ADAMS, Mass. – The New England Collegiate Baseball League (NECBL) is pleased to unveil the members of the 2018 All-NECBL First and Second Teams, as announced by Commissioner Sean McGrath on Tuesday. 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 league honored 32 student...


    TWICE AS NICE! Valley Blue Sox Repeat as NECBL Champions

    Date:08/10/2018   Source:New England Collegiate Baseball League  

    Box Scores: Game 1 // Game 2 WAKEFIELD, R.I. – The defending champs are back on top! For the first time since the Vermont Mountaineers took the crown in consecutive years in both 2006 and 2007, the New England Collegiate Baseball League (NECBL) has a back-to-back champion; the Valley Blue Sox are back on top of the New England League in emphatic fashion, hoisting the Fay Vin...


    Moose Fall in Game One

    Date:08/07/2018   Source:New England Collegiate Baseball League  

    Holyoke, Mass. – It was a three-run bottom of the 4th inning that put the Valley Blue Sox on top of the Sanford Mainers for good as they took game one of the 2018 Northern Division Championship series by a final of 4-2 at MacKenzie Stadium on Monday night.  History, however, is on the Mainers side at least for now as in 2016, the last time these two teams met in the Division Series, th...


    Sanford Shutout Wins Wildcard

    Date:08/06/2018   Source:New England Collegiate Baseball League  

    Sanford – The Sanford Mainers pitching staff went into lockdown mode on Sunday afternoon at Goodall Park as they shutout the Keene Swamp Bats to win their first every NECBL Wildcard game to move on to the 2018 Northern Division Championship Series.  For the second time this season it was a great start on the mound that led an inspired bullpen to shut things down, this time though they m...


    SwampBats Have Chances, but Fall Short in 2-0 Loss to Sanford

    Date:08/06/2018   Source:New England Collegiate Baseball League  

    SANFORD, ME – The Keene SwampBats had their chances, but left 10 men on base in a 2-0 loss to the Sanford Mainers in a one-game wildcard playoff on Sunday afternoon at Goodall Park in Sanford.  Trailing 1-0, Keene had runners at second and third with one out in the eighth, but Lorenzo Hampton (FIU) lined out to first and Alex Griffith (Francis Marion) grounded out to end the game. ...


    2018 NECBL Postseason Field Set

    Date:08/02/2018   Source:New England Collegiate Baseball League  

    NORTH ADAMS, Mass. – After nearly two months of regular season action that saw defending champion Valley Blue Sox pick up right where they left off by winning the North Division title in dominant fashion while the Plymouth Pilgrims claimed the franchise’s second divisional crown, the New England Collegiate Baseball League (NECBL) has its six-team, 2018 postseason field finalized to off...


    Moose Swat Swamp Bats to Host 1st Round 8-1-18

    Date:08/02/2018   Source:New England Collegiate Baseball League  

    Keene, N.H. – After spending over eight hours on a bus and another two waiting for a chance to play, the Mainers stepped up on Wednesday night dropping Keene by a final of 9-2 to clinch second place in the Northern Division and the right to host Friday’s first round game.  Sanford’s bats stayed hot with two outs and their pitching did the rest to send them back into the play...


    Keene SwampBats wrapped up third place

    Date:08/02/2018   Source:New England Collegiate Baseball League  

    KEENE, NH- The Keene SwampBats (24-20) wrapped up third place in the NECBL’s Northern Division despite a 9-2 loss to the Sanford Mainers (24-18) on Wednesday night at Alumni Field in Keene.  Erick Zecha (2.2 IP, 5 H, 7 R, 4 ER, 4 BB, 2 SO) surrendered seven runs (four earned) in the first three innings and the RPI right-hander was dealt the loss for Keene, dropping to 1-2.  Sanfo...


    GULLS SEASON ENDS WITH 7-4 LOSS

    Date:08/02/2018   Source:New England Collegiate Baseball League  

    NEWPORT, R.I. - The Gulls (21 – 23) saw their season end on Wednesday night after falling to Mystic (22 – 21) in a winner take all game by a score of 7–4. With Wednesday’s win, Mystic earned the final playoff spot in the Southern Division.   Nic Enright got the start for Newport, giving up three runs on seven hits in 3.2 innings. Austin Michel picked up the loss for ...


    Mountaineers Take Last Game of the Season over North Adams, 5-0

    Date:08/02/2018   Source:New England Collegiate Baseball League  

    Montpelier, VT- The Mountaineers rebounded from an ugly loss to end their season on a positive note, taking the last game against the North Adams SteepleCats, 5-0. Andrew Kneussle (Plattsburgh, NY/ Canisius) was lights out in his final outing of the year, throwing six and two thirds scoreless innings, allowing only two hits and two walk while striking out six. Vermont would take an early lead ...


    Kevin Huscher's Extra-Inning Heroics Bay Sox' 6-5 Comeback Win Over Ocean State in Season Finale

    Date:08/02/2018   Source:New England Collegiate Baseball League  

    The New Bedford Bay Sox waited until the final game of their 2018 season to pick up their best and most dramatic win of the year, walking it off in the 11th inning for a thrilling 6-5 win over the playoff-bound Ocean State Waves on Wednesday night. Kevin Huscher (Quinnipiac) singled to deep center field with the bases loaded in the 11th to bring home Austin Markmann (Sacred Heart) and cap a late i...


    Pilgrims Sweep Doubleheader

    Date:08/02/2018   Source:New England Collegiate Baseball League  

    The Danbury Westerners playoff hopes came to a screeching halt on Tuesday as the Plymouth Pilgrims swept them in a doubleheader. The Pilgrims won the first game by a score of 7-2 and the second 13-1. The two wins pushed Plymouth to a game up on Ocean State for first place in the Southern Division and their magic number to clinch first place is down to one. The Pilgrims rode a six-run third inning ...


    Split Nines Earns Moose Playoff Spot

    Date:08/01/2018   Source:New England Collegiate Baseball League  

    Sanford – For the second straight game, the Sanford Mainers watched a four-run lead evaporate only to pull it out in the 9th, this time in walk-off fashion at Goodall Park as they took down the Bay Sox 7-6 in a crazy finish to start off what would be a crazy day at the ballpark.  The Moose rattled off 15 hits on the game and, for the first time all season, made it back to back double di...


    GULLS COMEBACK IN 10-7 THRILLER

    Date:08/01/2018   Source:New England Collegiate Baseball League  

    SANFORD, ME – Newport picked up a full game on the Mystic Schooners (21 – 21) after its 10–7 comeback win over the Sanford Mainers (23 – 18) in Tuesday night’s interdivisional showdown. As the sixth Newport pitcher to throw in the game, UCLA’s Holden Powell earned the win throwing 2.2 innings of scoreless baseball while tallying seven strikeouts and allowing no ...


    Three Ninth Inning Errors Prove Costly as Vermont falls to Winnipesaukee, 8-7

    Date:08/01/2018   Source:New England Collegiate Baseball League  

    Montpelier, VT- Vermont had Winnipesaukee down to their last strike three separate times in the top of the ninth inning, but Winnipesaukee would eventually come back to win the game, 8-7. Vermont would start quickly, plating two runs in the bottom of the first. After reaching on a single and advancing on a throwing error, Bryce Kelley (Rockford, MI/ Michigan State) would move to third on a sac b...


    NIGHTHAWKS SWEPT BY BLUE SOX

    Date:08/01/2018   Source:New England Collegiate Baseball League  

    WHITE RIVER JUNCTION, Vt. -- Earning a 6-5 comeback victory in the completion of the previously suspended game from July 27, the Valley Blue Sox proceeded to defeat the Upper Valley Nighthawks - 9-3 - in the regularly scheduled contest to sweep the slate on Tuesday evening at the Maxfield Sports Complex.  Upper Valley falls to 22-21 on the season and have officially been eliminated from play...


    SwampBats Notch Pair of Victories to Clinch Playoff Spot

    Date:08/01/2018   Source:New England Collegiate Baseball League  

      KEENE, NH – The Keene SwampBats (24-19) took two of three from the North Adams SteepleCats (15-27) on Tuesday at Alumni Field in Keene.  The SwampBats won game one by a score of 3-1 and took game two by a 5-2 count before falling 12-9 to North Adams in game three.  The pair of wins coupled with Upper Valley’s pair of losses to Valley have wrapped up a playoff spot f...


    Slugfest at Rogers Park

    Date:07/31/2018   Source:New England Collegiate Baseball League  

    After not playing since they beat the Keene Swamp Bats by a score of 9-2 on Tuesday, July 24th, the Danbury Westerners kept their playoff hopes alive with a 15-8 win over the Newport Gulls on July 30th. The Westerners rode a seven run second inning to victory and closed within two games of a playoff spot in the Southern Division. The Mystic Schooners, who currently hold the final playoff spot in t...


    GULLS FALL IN SHOOTOUT WITH WESTERNERS

    Date:07/31/2018   Source:New England Collegiate Baseball League  

    DANBURY, Conn. – Newport (20 – 22) fell to the Danbury Westerners (18 – 21) by a score of 15–8 in the final matchup between the two Southern Division teams. It was an offensive showdown at Rogers Park on Monday night that featured a total of 25 hits and four home runs. Tyler Mattison fell to 2–2 on the year when he was bounced from the game after giving up seven runs ...


    Moose Clutch Up to Start Final Week

    Date:07/31/2018   Source:New England Collegiate Baseball League  

    Hartford, VT – The Sanford Mainers came up with one of their biggest wins of the season on Monday night as they exercised some two-out hitting demons and put up three runs in the top half of the 9th inning to take sole control of 2nd place in the Northern Division with a crazy finish to their week coming up.  The Moose exercised some hitting demons as they put up a double digit hit tota...


    NIGHTHAWKS DROP HOME CONTEST TO SANFORD

    Date:07/31/2018   Source:New England Collegiate Baseball League  

    WHITE RIVER JUNCTION, Vt. -- Four runs in two innings was not enough to propel Upper Valley to victory, as they fell to the Sanford Mainers by a score of 8-5 in a battle for 2nd place on Monday night. Upper Valley falls to 22-19 with the loss, while Sanford improves to 22-17 overall and takes sole possession of 2nd place in the NECBL Northern Division.  Sanford managed to take an early lead...


    Hampton’s Walk-Off Single in 11th Lifts SwampBats Over Ocean State, 9-8

    Date:07/31/2018   Source:New England Collegiate Baseball League  

    KEENE, NH – Lorenzo Hampton’s walk-off single with two outs in the bottom half of the 11th inning lifted the Keene SwampBats (22-18) to a 9-8 victory over the Ocean State Waves (24-18) on Monday night at Alumni Field in Keene.  In the bottom of the 11th, Brandon Smith (Dayton) reached with a one-out single, went to second on a walk and scored on the single from Hampton (Florida I...


    Bay Sox vs Blue Sox 7-30-18

    Date:07/31/2018   Source:New England Collegiate Baseball League  

    In a battle of Sox on Tuesday night in New Bedford, a late home run – that was heavily debated – cost the Bay Sox, as they fell 5-4 to the Valley Blue Sox. Valley’s Kyle Schmidt belted a solo home run off of Bay Sox reliever Michael Young (Stonehill) in the eighth inning which was called fair down the left field line to secure the win and at least a tie for the North Division tit...


    Ward, Thompson Claim Week 8 NECBL Accolades

    Date:07/30/2018   Source:New England Collegiate Baseball League  

    NORTH ADAMS, Mass. – Ocean State outfielder Ryan Ward (Bryant) and Mystic right-handed pitcher Zach Thompson (Maryland) have earned the final New England Collegiate Baseball League (NECBL) Player and Pitcher of the Week awards, respectively, for the 2018 regular season. Ward had multi-hit outings in three of the six games he played last week, helping Ocean State tack on six w...


    South Edges North, 4-3, in 2018 NECBL All-Star Game

    Date:07/29/2018   Source:New England Collegiate Baseball League  

    Links: Box Score HOLYOKE, Mass. – After building an early three-run lead, the South Division All-Stars tacked on a key insurance tally in the eighth and held off a late North Division rally to give the South a 4-3 victory in the 2018 New England Collegiate Baseball League (NECBL) All-Star Game at MacKenzie Stadium on Sunday night. Playing in front of dozens of scouts representing ever...