NECBL - Keene Swamp Bats

    Remembering Ryan Costello

    Date:12/10/2019   Source:NECBL - Keene Swamp Bats  

    The Keene SwampBats are saddened to learn of the untimely passing of Ryan Costello. Our entire organization and the greater Keene, NH community send their sincere condolences to Ryan’s family, friends, and the countless teammates he has played with. Ryan played for the SwampBats in 2016 and 2017, primarily as a 3B. As Ryan Hadley, Ryan Costello’s host family Dad stated, “Ryan sa...


    Remembering Ryan Costello

    Date:12/10/2019   Source:NECBL - Keene Swamp Bats  

    The Keene SwampBats are saddened to learn of the untimely passing of Ryan Costello. Our entire organization and the greater Keene, NH community send their sincere condolences to Ryan’s family, friends, and the countless teammates he has played with. Ryan played for the SwampBats in 2016 and 2017, primarily as a 3B. As Ryan Hadley, Ryan Costello’s host family Dad stated, “Ryan sa...


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

    Date:11/07/2019   Source:NECBL - Keene Swamp Bats  

    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 ...


    Megan Gage Named New Operations Director

    Date:08/30/2019   Source:NECBL - Keene Swamp Bats  

    Keene, NH - The Keene SwampBats have named Megan Gage as their new Director of Operations. Gage assumes the role from Sara Pelkey who was the Operations Director for five years.  Megan Gage previously worked for C&S Wholesalers for eleven years in various departments providing relationship management, business development, and project management services. Gage resides in Marlb...


    Everything came together just right for Swamp Bats' championship season

    Date:08/11/2019   Source:NECBL - Keene Swamp Bats  

    “I would put this team in the top three of any teams we’ve ever had,” said Watterson, who’s been with the franchise for all of its 22-year history. The Bats’ bats were the headline-makers for much of the season, and the numbers speak for themselves. Keene broke six single-season team records — hits (438), runs scored (316), RBI (279), slugging percentage ...


    Keene Swamp Bats beat Sharks to win NECBL title

    Date:08/10/2019   Source:NECBL - Keene Swamp Bats  

    Article written by By Jesse Mayfield-Sheehan Sentinel Staff Read the full article here:  https://www.sentinelsource.com/news/local/keene-swamp-bats-beat-sharks-to-win-necbl-title/article_98b10f8e-6fc6-5836-b81d-85acb10ffb2e.html ...


    One down, one to go!!!!!! Keene beats Vineyard for the first time this summer to move one game closer to NECBL Champions

    Date:08/08/2019   Source:NECBL - Keene Swamp Bats  

    Whatever Vineyard did this summer had no impact on the men in purple as they clobbered the Sharks in the Shark tank, 14-10. For Keene, coming in 0-2 against the Sharks, the game was an offensive explosion with twenty-four runs scored total and even though it was stressful to the end, Keene pulled away victorious in game one of the NECBL Championship. Vineyard almost started the scoring off in th...


    HELLO, MARTHA’S VINEYARD!!!!! Keene takes down defending champion Blue Sox to earn first NECBL championship berth in six years

    Date:08/07/2019   Source:NECBL - Keene Swamp Bats  

    Valley just can not seem to figure it out. Keene, who is now 7-2 against the Blue Sox, walked off the Blue Sox for the fourth season. Let’s be clear, all four of these walk-offs for Keene have come against the Blue Sox. For Valley, this loss is the mother of all bad losses to the Swampbats as Valley’s season ends in catastrophe. The scoring started in the second inning when Ryan Hoga...


    Keene gets shut out by Valley in Holyoke, evens series at one

    Date:08/05/2019   Source:NECBL - Keene Swamp Bats  

    The battle of the Luke’s commenced for the second time this year and this time, Luke Sweany came out victorious. The bullpen pitcher had started against Keene three weeks before and lost a brutal game 4-3. Valley may have been beaten down by the 11-10 loss in Keene last night, but they handed the Swampbats one of their most frustrating losses, shutting out Keene’s offense in a 1-0 gam...


    Keene wins shootout 11-10 against Valley, one win away from the NECBL championship

    Date:08/04/2019   Source:NECBL - Keene Swamp Bats  

    In a night where pitchers were used at a wild rate, Keene came out on top, one win away from a berth in the NECBL championship. Twenty one runs were scored between Keene and Valley and once again, Valley blew a last second lead to go 1-6 on the season against the Bats. This looked like Valley’s chance at revenge though it did not start that way. Red Fury Bedgood, with his first homer of th...


    Swampbats drop series to Vermont, lose 9-4 in final game of regular season

    Date:08/01/2019   Source:NECBL - Keene Swamp Bats  

    For Keene, the game represented first place in the Northern Division. For Vermont, it represented the continuation of their season. Vermont had everything on the line, and they exploded onto the scene, beating the Swampbats for the second time at Alumni field this season. Michael Bacica, pitching in relief for the second time in 48 hours, gets the loss in what was a bullpen heavy game for Keene....


    Bats keep rolling in 5-1 victory over Ocean State

    Date:07/31/2019   Source:NECBL - Keene Swamp Bats  

    Keene never gave up the lead and Joseph Simeone bordered on greatness as Keene won their third in a row. Scoring in the first and ninth inning, Keene was unstoppable, but the bullpen looks tired. With only six relief pitchers available, Keene will need long outings from their starters to achieve victory. They got exactly that as Tail-gunner Joe Simeone went 6 and 1/3 innings pitched for Keene, g...


    Keene does it again! Swampbats take down North Adams 5-1, achieve first place in Northern Division

    Date:07/31/2019   Source:NECBL - Keene Swamp Bats  

    Something has changed for the Swampbats. The men in purple are on a revenge tour and North Adams was their latest victim. With David Johnson on the bump, Keene stomped over the struggling Steeplecats offense to get their 25th win of the season in North Adams. Though Keene was down 1-0 for the first half of the ballgame, they stormed back with five unanswered runs and beat North Adams 5-1. Johns...


    Swampbats get it right, sweep Newport 6-4 in pivotal game

    Date:07/30/2019   Source:NECBL - Keene Swamp Bats  

    Keene needed two wins to clinch a playoff spot and they got one of them, taking down Newport in Newport. Newport, a talented team, is now 0-2 against Keene and lost their first game in a doubleheader situation. Coming into today’s doubleheader, Newport was 5-0 with a win over Ocean State only an hour before game time. The Gulls got things going with an RBI sac fly to center from Justyn Hen...


    Keene loses stunner to Martha’s Vineyard 3-1, goes to 0-2 on the season against the Sharks

    Date:07/27/2019   Source:NECBL - Keene Swamp Bats  

    If there is one way to describe this game, it would be “ouch.” Keene, with an active three-game losing streak, lost a pitching duel to Martha’s Vineyard and is one Upper Valley win away from dropping to third in the NECBL Northern Division. For Keene, this game was brutal in every way as their pitching staff was near-flawless and Zach Messinger, who went six innings of one-run ...


    Keene drops second in a row to New Bedford 5-3

    Date:07/26/2019   Source:NECBL - Keene Swamp Bats  

    A game of inches to the end, Keene lost a game they should have easily won. The Bay Sox, in the last place of the Southern Division, took the lead early and never looked back. For New Bedford, this game means almost nothing. For Keene, it could be quite detrimental. Logan Mathieu, who started for Keene, gets his second loss of the season and one that hurts because he struggled at bat and on the...


    Keene bullpen blows heartbreaker to North Adams 6-5, goes to 1-4 on the season against SteepleCats

    Date:07/25/2019   Source:NECBL - Keene Swamp Bats  

    Keene bullpen blows heartbreaker to North Adams 6-5, goes to 1-4 on the season against Steeplecats   In a season of highs, Keene had their first low as the Swampbats blew their first lead in a month to the Steeplecats and lost to North Adams for the fourth time this summer. North Adams now has one of the rare advantages over Keene as they own the season series against the Swampbats w...


    Keene sweeps doubleheader with Valley Blue Sox in epic fashion, maintains first place in Northern Division

    Date:07/25/2019   Source:NECBL - Keene Swamp Bats  

    Keene sweeps doubleheader with Valley Blue Sox in epic fashion, maintains first place in Northern Division     It started off good and ended in magical fashion as Keene improved to 23-14 on the season with two wild wins over the Valley Blue Sox. Both games were seven innings and the Bats did what they had to do, win at least one of them. Game 1 Luke Albright, who started the game, b...


    Keene secures second place with 7-6 nail biter win at Upper Valley

    Date:07/21/2019   Source:NECBL - Keene Swamp Bats  

    Another game that came down to the wire….this one in favor of Keene as the Swampbats took down Upper Valley for the third time this season and the second time at Max Fields Sports Complex. For Keene, no win could be bigger because they take firm control of second place and now if Upper Valley gets into a tie with Keene for first, second, or third place, Keene wins the tiebreaker. Zach Mes...


    Keene loses heartbreaker to Ocean State 6-5 with tying run on third

    Date:07/20/2019   Source:NECBL - Keene Swamp Bats  

    It came down the final half-inning of the ninth, but Keene lost a nail biter to Ocean State, losing their first game in 72 hours and the first game against an NECBL Southern Division opponent this season. They are now 4-1 against the Southern Division at Alumni. In a game that Keene looked tired and outpitched, the Swampbats made it interesting, with four of their five runs being scored in the bo...


    Swampbats pummel Sanford 14-4, win second in a row

    Date:07/19/2019   Source:NECBL - Keene Swamp Bats  

    Antonio Knowles got his first decision as a Swampbat and Keene got another great start from the Florida Southwestern right-hander. Knowles, 1-0 on the season, added six strikeouts to his slash line and demolished the Sanford order for 5 and 2/3 innings. It did not look in favor of Keene as Sanford went up 1-0 to start the game. The bats, who had missed out on a first and second situation a half...


    Keene gets a much-needed win over Winnipesaukee 9-4, takes series from Muskrats

    Date:07/19/2019   Source:NECBL - Keene Swamp Bats  

    With both teams tied at 2-2 on the season, Keene avoided catastrophe with a 9-4 victory over the Muskrats in the final game between the two teams, with the men in purple taking the series 3-2.  Winnipesaukee, who had won two of three at Alumni, was blown out quick as Keene maintained the lead for the entirety of the game.  Joseph Simeone, pitching against Winnipesaukee for the second t...


    Ryan Murphy and Vermont obliterate Keene in 10-2 loss

    Date:07/16/2019   Source:NECBL - Keene Swamp Bats  

    Vermont wanted blood and they got it as Keene lost their second home game of a three-game stretch. Luke Albright, starting for the Bats, was consistent, going 5 and 2/3 innings with six earned runs. The righty, who held the lead in strikeouts for nearly a week, added five more with his total going to 45. However, the long ball haunted Keene again as Albright and the Swampbat bullpen gave up four...


    Keene splits doubleheader with 18-12 win but uses entire bullpen

    Date:07/15/2019   Source:NECBL - Keene Swamp Bats  

    Keene got the win they needed, avoiding an embarrassing doubleheader sweep to Sanford. However, the win had a bitter taste as Keene used more bullpen and are now down to about three relief pitchers for tomorrow’s affair with Vermont. Sanford had the opportunity to strike in the first inning against Marc Davis, making his first start as a Swampbat. Davis got the win but struggled with the l...


    Sanford finally takes down Keene in the first game of doubleheader

    Date:07/15/2019   Source:NECBL - Keene Swamp Bats  

    It was Keene’s second doubleheader of the season at Alumni and Zach Messinger’s struggles continued as Keene dropped to 17-12. Sanford, who surrendered two leads to Keene at Goodall Park and at Alumni nearly a week ago, finally held on and took down the Swampbats 8-3 in a seven-inning shortened game due to the NECBL doubleheader rule.  It’s a tough loss for Keene, especial...


    Welcome back, Mr. Matthews! SwampBats power hitter hits seventh dinger to start four run rally as Keene tops Sanford 7-6

    Date:07/14/2019   Source:NECBL - Keene Swamp Bats  

    David Matthews has not hit a homer in nearly three weeks. Matthews, frustrated by his recent hitting skid, was quite vocal about it. “I just try to calm myself down and not get to worked up over things. Sometimes, you just get into slumps,” the Central Connecticut State slugger during pregame. Matthews showed signs of progression from this skid when he launched a pinch-hit solo dinge...


    Keene beats Danbury for the second time……but not without late-game stress

    Date:07/13/2019   Source:NECBL - Keene Swamp Bats  

    The Swampbats got back into the win column, beating the Connecticut six-shooters on the road, but not without some more last inning stress. David Johnson had arguably his best outing as a Swampbat with six innings pitched and no runs. The game which was seven innings due to Danbury having a doubleheader was a game that looked like it was going to be 2-1, with someone scoring the winning run in t...


    Controversial calls and bullpen cost Keene in 8-7 nail-biter to Martha’s Vineyard

    Date:07/12/2019   Source:NECBL - Keene Swamp Bats  

    This is a game that every Swampbats player will remember. Playing for the first time ever in Martha’s Vineyard, Keene had the makings of a tight victory over a Shark’s team that was riding a 10 game win streak. However, fate had other plans as the men in purple lost a heartbreaker to Martha’s Vineyard, going to 15-11 on the season and giving a surging Shark’s team their 11...


    Keene gets revenge win over Winnipesaukee, bludgeon the Muskrats 18-2

    Date:07/10/2019   Source:NECBL - Keene Swamp Bats  

    Frustration finally boiled over the men in purple and they took it out on the last place Muskrats. Winnipesaukee, a team that has had its highs and lows, was pummeled by Keene 30 minutes after winning by 10 against the Swampbats. With Roland Thivierge on the bump, Winnipesaukee looked to make it their biggest high of the season by going 3-0 against Keene at Alumni. Keene, tired but aggravated, ...


    Early errors cost Swampbats in 15-5 doubleheader loss to Winnipesaukee

    Date:07/10/2019   Source:NECBL - Keene Swamp Bats  

    Winnipesaukee may be in the last place of the Northern division, but they sure did not play like it as Keene lost their third in a row and the first game of a doubleheader against the Muskrats. Keene, playing a remade away game at Alumni, was the visiting team for the first game. The matchup, the first of a doubleheader, was seven innings.  Winnipesaukee, with closer Zach Rodgers on the bu...