NECBL: Valley Blue Sox

    BLUE SOX DROP EXTRA INNINGS HEARTBREAKER IN DECISIVE GAME 3

    Date:08/06/2019   Source:NECBL: Valley Blue Sox  

    By: Dan Bahl   KEENE, NH – The Valley Blue Sox battled the Keene SwampBats in Game 3 of the NECBL Nothern Division Championship, with a berth in the Championship Series on the line. The Blue Sox would erase two separate three-run deficits, but ultimately fall to the SwampBats by a 7-6 margin, ending their season.   The SwampBats opened the scoring off of starter Joe Pepe in the...


    Blue Sox Force Game 3, Defeat Keene 1-0

    Date:08/05/2019   Source:NECBL: Valley Blue Sox  

      HOLYOKE, MA - In Game 2 of the Northern Division Championship Series, the Blue Sox defeated the Keene Swamp Bats by a score of 1-0. The series is now tied 1-1 and will be determined by a winner-take-all game in Keene tomorrow night. Tonight’s matchup was a pitcher’s duel at its finest, as both teams combined for just seven hits. Keene starter Luke Albright had a no-hitter thro...


    Blue Sox Begin Division Final Tonight in Keene

    Date:08/04/2019   Source:NECBL: Valley Blue Sox  

      BLUE SOX BEGIN NORTHERN DIVISION FINAL SERIES IN KEENE TODAY; HOST GAME 2 AT MACKENZIE STADIUM MONDAY NIGHT   HOLYOKE, MA – The Valley Blue Sox will face the Keene Swamp Bats in a best-of-three game Northern Division Final Series with the winner advancing to the NECBL Championship Series.   Following a 7-4 victory over the Vermont Mountaineers in last night’s Wild...


    Blue Sox defeat Vermont 7-4, Advance to Division Championship

    Date:08/04/2019   Source:NECBL: Valley Blue Sox  

    HOLYOKE, MA – After winning seven straight games to end the regular season, the Valley Blue Sox advanced to host the NECBL Northern Division Wild Card Game on Saturday night at Mackenzie Stadium. After falling behind 3-0 in the fifth, the Blue Sox rallied to win 7-4 and advanced to the Division Series for the fourth straight season. It was the second season-saving, comeback win in as many da...


    Blue Sox Host One-Game Playoff Saturday (8/3)

    Date:08/02/2019   Source:NECBL: Valley Blue Sox  

      BLUE SOX TO HOST WILD CARD PLAYOFF GAME ON SATURDAY, AUGUST 3 AT MACKENZIE STADIUM    HOLYOKE, MA – The Valley Blue Sox will host the Vermont Mountaineers in a one-game playoff contest at Mackenzie Stadium on Saturday, August 3.   Gates will open at 5:30 p.m. with first pitch taking place at 6:35 p.m.   Mackenzie Stadium is located at 500 Beech Street, H...


    Blue Sox Sweep North Adams, Make Playoffs

    Date:08/02/2019   Source:NECBL: Valley Blue Sox  

    HOLYOKE, MA - The Blue Sox won both games of their double-header against North Adams today by scores of 5-2 and 3-2. After tonight’s wins, Valley clinched a playoff spot and will face the Vermont Mountaineers tomorrow in a wild card elimination game. In Game One, the Sox offense started out slow, and they did not score in the first five innings. A five-run outburst in the sixth inning turne...


    Win and We're In: Doubleheader at Mackenzie Stadium (Fri. Aug. 2)

    Date:08/01/2019   Source:NECBL: Valley Blue Sox  

      VALLEY BLUE SOX LOOK TO CLINCH NECBL PLAYOFF BERTH ON FRIDAY; ENDY MORALES TAKES MOUND IN GAME 1 OF A DOUBLEHEADER   HOLYOKE, MA -  The Valley Blue Sox look to advance to the NECBL Playoffs and defend their 2017 and 2018 NECBL Championships as they take on the North Adams Steeplecats in a doubleheader on Friday, August 2 which will determine their playoff fate.   Game 1 ...


    Blue Sox Defeat Upper Valley, Keep Playoff Chances Alive

    Date:08/01/2019   Source:NECBL: Valley Blue Sox  

    With their playoff hopes on the line, the Blue Sox crushed the Upper Valley Nighthawks tonight by a score of 6-0. Valley (23-18-1) still sits a half game back of a playoff spot, but will have the chance to secure it tomorrow in their double-header against North Adams.\ Starting pitcher Lane Flamm was dominant en route to his first win with the Blue Sox. In seven innings of work, Flamm threw seven...


    Blue Sox Home For Pivotal Contest Tonight (August 1)

    Date:08/01/2019   Source:NECBL: Valley Blue Sox  

      The Blue Sox will take on the Upper Valley Nighthawks tonight (August 1) at 6:35 p.m. at Mackenzie Stadium (500 Beech Street, Holyoke, MA) on Team Poster Giveaway Night presented by bankESB.  The first 500 fans will receive a free 2019 Blue Sox Team Poster.   The Blue Sox currently sit 0.5 games behind Upper Valley for the third and final playoff spot in the Northern Divis...


    Tonight's Doubleheader Postponed; Rescheduled to Friday, Aug. 2

    Date:07/31/2019   Source:NECBL: Valley Blue Sox  

      Due to inclement weather, tonight's game has been postponed.  It will be made up on Friday, August 2 at Mackenzie Stadium.  Game 1 will start at 4:30 p.m. with Game 2 taking place at 7:00 p.m.   All tickets for Wednesday's game will be valid for Blue Sox home games on Thursday, August 1 or Friday, August 2. ...


    Blue Sox Play Crucial Doubleheader Today (July 31)

    Date:07/31/2019   Source:NECBL: Valley Blue Sox  

      BLUE SOX HOST FINAL HOMESTAND OF REGULAR SEASON; IN CONTENTION FOR PLAYOFF BERTH   SPRINGFIELD, MA – The Valley Blue Sox will close out the NECBL regular season with three games on Wednesday, July 31, and Thursday, August 1.  The Blue Sox look to make the playoffs for the fourth straight season dating back to 2016.   The Blue Sox currently sit just 0.5 games behin...


    Blue Sox Edge Sanford in 7-6 Extra-Innings Thriller

    Date:07/30/2019   Source:NECBL: Valley Blue Sox  

    SANFORD, ME – With the NECBL regular season nearing its end, the Valley Blue Sox and Sanford Mainers played in a seesaw affair Tuesday that featured two ties and two lead changes. In the end, Blue Sox earned a 7-6 victory in 10 innings. With the win, the fourth straight for the Valley, the Sox improved to 22-18-1 on the season and are now just half a game out a playoff spot with three games ...


    SVETE SHINES AS SOX STOMP STEEPLECATS AT HOME

    Date:07/29/2019   Source:NECBL: Valley Blue Sox  

    By: Dan Bahl   HOLYOKE, MA - The Valley Blue Sox entered the final week of the season on Monday just 3.5 games back of first place in the Northern Division, and took down the North Adams SteepleCats at home by a score of 8-1 on Monday night.   Picking up where they left off after their 11-run performance against Danbury on Saturday, Valley kicked off the first inning by loading the b...


    Free Admission Tonight (July 29)

    Date:07/29/2019   Source:NECBL: Valley Blue Sox  

      BLUE SOX TO HOST FAN APPRECIATION NIGHT; ALL FANS ADMITTED FREE TO TONIGHT’S GAME   SPRINGFIELD, MA – The Valley Blue Sox have announced that tonight, July 29, will be “Fan Appreciation Night” at Mackenzie Stadium.  All fans will be admitted free of charge to tonight’s game against the North Adams Steeplecats.   Tonight’s gates will o...


    In His Second Blue Sox Season, Constantine Rises to Stardom

    Date:07/28/2019   Source:NECBL: Valley Blue Sox  

    It was the top of the ninth inning in a pivotal matchup against division rival North Adams. The Blue Sox had a solid four-run lead as Richard Constantine stepped up to the plate. With his final swing of the bat on that extraordinary night of July 12, the Valley cleanup hitter crushed his third ball over the fence to drive in his sixth and seventh RBIs of the game, which Valley won 10-6. “It...


    BLUE SOX EXPLODE FOR 11 RUNS, BEAT DANBURY AT HOME

    Date:07/27/2019   Source:NECBL: Valley Blue Sox  

    By: Dan Bahl   The Valley Blue Sox returned to Mackenzie Stadium after a convincing road win a night ago, and faced the Danbury Westerners. The offense got off to a hot start, scoring in each of the first five innings, and the Blue Sox took down the Westerners by a final of 11-8 on Saturday night.   The Westerners scored on a run-scoring single to open the game, but the Blue Sox answ...


    Blue Sox Drop Two at Home to Ocean State

    Date:07/25/2019   Source:NECBL: Valley Blue Sox  

    The Blue Sox were defeated by the Ocean State Waves twice today in a double-header by scores of 2-1 and 4-1. Valley’s record is now 18-18-1, and they currently sit 2.5 games outside of the last playoff spot after dropping five games in the last three days. First-game starter Colin Donnelly threw five strikeouts in five innings while letting up just one earned run, but Valley’s offense...


    GULLS TOP BLUE SOX IN NEWPORT ON WALK-OFF DOUBLE

    Date:07/24/2019   Source:NECBL: Valley Blue Sox  

    By: Dan Bahl   The Valley Blue Sox concluded their three-game, two-day road trip with a game at Cardines Field against the Newport Gulls on Wednesday. The teams put up 15 runs on 19 hits between them in a back-and-forth battle, but the Blue Sox ultimately lost the game by an 8-7 margin.   The Gulls got the scoring started in the bottom half of the first inning. Newport posted five ru...


    BLUE SOX DROP TWO CLOSE GAMES IN DOUBLEHEADER WITH SWAMP BATS

    Date:07/23/2019   Source:NECBL: Valley Blue Sox  

    By: Dan Bahl   KEENE, NH - The Valley Blue Sox travelled to New Hampshire for a doubleheader with the Keene Swamp Bats, a Northern Division rival, on Tuesday. The Blue Sox began the day just a game behind the Swamp Bats for first place in the division. The Blue Sox ultimately dropped both ends of the doubleheader by a single run, losing 4-3 and 6-5, the second in extra innings.   The...


    Through Adversity, Gould Continues to Thrive

    Date:07/23/2019   Source:NECBL: Valley Blue Sox  

      Article by: Jake Graziano   September 14, 2017. The day that Endicott College Junior pitcher Kevin Gould underwent Tommy John surgery on his elbow. It’s an operation that pitchers have become all too familiar with in recent years, and it requires a roughly 12-month rehab process to come back from. After winning Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) Pitcher of the Year at Endico...


    Valley Earns Victory Twice in Double-Header Against Sanford

    Date:07/21/2019   Source:NECBL: Valley Blue Sox  

    HOLYOKE, MA – In a double-header against the Sanford Mainers, the Valley Blue Sox won both seven-inning matchups by scores of 3-1 and 7-2. While Game 1 was a pitcher’s duel with both starters throwing a complete game, Valley brought out the bats in Game 2 and finished with 13 total hits. First-game Valley starter Jackson Svete had a one-hitter in the victory and let up no earned runs ...


    Six Blue Sox Headed to All-Star Game

    Date:07/21/2019   Source:NECBL: Valley Blue Sox  

      By: Dan Bahl   The New England Collegiate Baseball League announced their rosters for the 2019 NECBL All-Star Game on Sunday morning. Six members of the Valley Blue Sox have been named to the roster for the Northern Division, with one Blue Sox player cracking the starting lineup.   First Baseman Richard Constantine (Huntsville, AL; Western Kentucky) has been named the startin...


    BLUE SOX, SCHOONERS TRADE BLOWS, BATTLE TO 9-9 TIE

    Date:07/20/2019   Source:NECBL: Valley Blue Sox  

    By: Dan Bahl   HOLYOKE, MA - The Valley Blue Sox began their five-game, three-day homestand with a wild, back-and-forth affair with the Mystic Schooners. The teams combined for 18 runs on 27 hits, and used ten pitchers between them. After all was said and done, the Blue Sox and the Schooners tied, 9-9, at Mackenzie Stadium on Saturday night.   The Blue Sox picked up where they left o...


    Lockwood-Powell's late-inning heroics lead Blue Sox to 2-1 win over Winnipesaukee

    Date:07/19/2019   Source:NECBL: Valley Blue Sox  

    LACONIA, NH – Playing the Winnipesaukee Muskrats for the second time in four days, the Valley Blue Sox eked out a 2-1 win on the road Friday night. With the victory, the Sox completed a five-game series sweep over their division rival from the North and improved to 16-13 on the season with 15 games remaining in their NECBL season. In addition, the Blue Sox moved to two games out of first pla...


    Carter Williams Taking Flight in NECBL

    Date:07/18/2019   Source:NECBL: Valley Blue Sox  

      By: Freeman Alfano   In the eighth inning of a blowout win for the Blue Sox, he walked solemnly to the plate, never being one to showboat or seek out attention.  Yet,  Erik Franke, Blue Sox PA announcer for the evening, found a way to create some much needed hype.   “Now batting for the Blue Sox: Number 42 out of North Carolina Central, Mis...


    Tonight's Game (July 17) Postponed

    Date:07/17/2019   Source:NECBL: Valley Blue Sox  

      Tonight's contest between the Keene Swamp Bats and Valley Blue Sox has been postponed due to inclement weather.  A makeup date will be announced later today.   Please stay tuned to our web site and social media channels for up-to-date information. ...


    Blue Sox win 6-5 nail-biter against Muskrats

    Date:07/16/2019   Source:NECBL: Valley Blue Sox  

    LACONIA, NH – For the third straight game, the Valley Blue Sox played in a one-run, nail biter. This time, the result was different, with the Sox taking down the Winnipesaukee Muskrats, 6-5, on the road. Valley is now 2-4 in one-run games this season and 4-0 against Winnipesaukee. The Blue Sox have also won seven of their last ten games after a stretch where the team lost eight out of nine i...


    Blue Sox drop 3-2 pitcher's duel at Upper Valley

    Date:07/13/2019   Source:NECBL: Valley Blue Sox  

    WHITE RIVER JUNCTION, VT - In a barn-burner from start the finish, the Valley Blue Sox dropped a tough one, 3-2, to the Upper Valley Nighthawks on Saturday. The game was a pivotal NECBL Northern division matchup, with roughly two-thirds of the season in the books. With third place at stake, the Blue Sox fell behind 2-0, before rallying to tie the game in the sixth, and ultimately losing by one run...


    Richard Constantine powers Blue Sox past North Adams, 10-6

    Date:07/12/2019   Source:NECBL: Valley Blue Sox  

    NORTH ADAMS, MA – In an important NECBL Northern division matchup, the Valley Blue Sox came away with a convincing 10-6 road win over the first-place North Adams SteepleCats. After falling behind 4-2 after five innings, the Sox scored eighth straight runs in yet another comeback victory. The win moves the Blue Sox to 2-1 against North Adams with three games remaining this season against thei...


    Blue Sox Cruise Past Mountaineers 11-4

    Date:07/11/2019   Source:NECBL: Valley Blue Sox  

    The Blue Sox defeated the Vermont Mountaineers tonight by a score of 11-4. While Valley’s lead slowly built up over the course of the night, two consecutive three-run innings in the seventh and the eighth broke the flood gates open and shut down all doubt about the outcome of this one. Third baseman Michael Wroth had a strong showing tonight, finishing with two hits and four RBIs. Wroth&rsq...