NECBL - Keene Swamp Bats

    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...


    Robison torments Keene in 7-3 loss at Vermont

    Date:07/09/2019   Source:NECBL - Keene Swamp Bats  

    There are very few batters that have been able to get hits off of Zach Messinger but Curtis Robison showed that Messinger is after all, human. The designated hitter for the Vermont Mountaineers went 3 for 3 off of Messinger, with two homers and a double. Though he did not play a position in the field, he showed head coach Charlie Barbieri why they need him in the lineup. Messinger, who had regu...


    Swampbats end 5-game win streak with tough 11-4 loss to Mystic

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

    The Swampbats have a fourteen game stretch with no breaks and they started it off with a loss. With a strong start, the Mystic Schooners were able to coast to a victory behind ace Trey Mcloughlin. They avenge their 4-3 loss at Alumni just under two weeks ago. McLoughlin, who had seven strikeouts, took the NECBL strikeout lead from Luke Albright with 38. David Johnson, making his first start in ...


    Keene wins fifth in a row with home run derby at Alumni, beat Sanford 16-12

    Date:07/06/2019   Source:NECBL - Keene Swamp Bats  

    Nearly halfway through the season, Keene shows no signs of slowing down as they bludgeoned the Sanford Mainers 16-12 at Alumni, improving to 5-0 on the week. Though it is a win for the men in purple, this game should have been a clear blowout for the Swampbats as they were up 16-3 at the end of the eighth. Antonio Knowles, who went two innings in his second start of the year, was beat up by the ...


    Simeone and the Red Fury strike down the Nighthawks with a late rally, win 7-3

    Date:07/05/2019   Source:NECBL - Keene Swamp Bats  

    Joseph Simeone had already dealt with Upper Valley and had 11 strikeouts in four innings. Though he got a no-decision in an eventual loss for the Swampbats, the UConn Huskie was able to avenge himself as the men in purple took down the Nighthawks for their fourth win in a row, their longest win streak of the season. Simeone, listed as a relief pitcher, was being experimented with as a fourth sta...


    Albright wins the battle of the Luke’s as Keene takes 4-3 nail biter from Valley on Fourth of July

    Date:07/04/2019   Source:NECBL - Keene Swamp Bats  

    It was all Luke Albright on Independence Day as the Kent State right-hander, playing in front of his family, pitched a gem. After scoring in the first inning, Keene maintained the lead throughout the entire game, winning their third in a row and going to 12-7 on the season. Albright, making his fourth start as a Swampbat, exploded for 7 and 2/3 innings of one-run ball, substantially lowering his...


    Swampbats surge in the seventh, win second in a row over Danbury on Independence Eve

    Date:07/03/2019   Source:NECBL - Keene Swamp Bats  

    A crowd of 5,137 wanted an exciting game and they got it as the men in purple took down the Danbury Westerners, arguably the best team in the NECBL southern division, by a score of 6-4. Starter Zach Messigner got a no-decision but was solid through 6 and 1/3 innings after a rocky start. Giving up runs in the first inning for the first time this season, Messinger gave up a solo homer to Nick Laru...


    Kosanovich shines for eight as Swampbats pummel Vermont 8-3

    Date:07/02/2019   Source:NECBL - Keene Swamp Bats  

    Vermont’s nine-game win streak came to a crashing end as the Swampbats went 2-0 at Recreation Field. Coming in at the four seed of the Northern Division, Keene put on their big boy pants and took down the then-leading Vermont Mountaineers, who came into the affair half a game in front of the Upper Valley Nighthawks for first place. They also got David Johnson back who was away at a funeral...


    Wild pitches, Matt Kohperniak beat up Swampbats in 11-5 loss

    Date:06/29/2019   Source:NECBL - Keene Swamp Bats  

    After a successful bullpen game the night before, the Swampbats attempted to have another bullpen game. This one blew up in their faces as Keene gave 11 runs and lost to the North Adams, dropping back 1.5 games to the Steeplecats and depending on how Valley and Vermont do, they could be seated in third or fourth place of the Northern Division.   Like every away game this season, Keene had th...


    David does it again! Swampbats take down Valley Blue Sox in 14-12 walk-off nail biter

    Date:06/28/2019   Source:NECBL - Keene Swamp Bats  

    David Bedgood can go to bed feeling pretty good tonight because he gave the Swampbats something they had not gotten all season….a walk-off homer. With a 3-2 count in the bottom of the ninth, no outs, Randall Bednar on second, and Phoenix Hernandez on first, the Swampbats pulled off the improbable comeback against closer Rob Griswold, taking down the Blue Sox and going to second place in th...


    Keene bounces back with an epic 4-3 win over Mystic Schooners

    Date:06/27/2019   Source:NECBL - Keene Swamp Bats  

    The Swampbats had lost two in a row, dropping to fourth in the Northern Division. They needed a jolt after two back-to-back four-plus hour games and Mitchell Golden was there for the men in purple. Golden, who had a golden opportunity to score Will Wagner from third in the bottom of the eighth, hit a slow roller to Schooner shortstop Isaiah Byars. Byars bobbled the ball, scoring Wagner and Golden...


    Two out hitting and stolen bases nag Swampbats in 7-5 rain-delayed loss to Upper Valley

    Date:06/26/2019   Source:NECBL - Keene Swamp Bats  

    Two out hitting and stolen bases nag Swampbats in 7-5 rain-delayed loss to Upper Valley Keene, after going 11 innings last night, did themselves no favors as they lost a neck-and-neck game with Upper Valley, their second loss in a row and first road loss of the season. The game, which involved a 1 hour and 31-minute rain delay, would go into the wee hours of the night and last nearly five and h...


    Kosanovich’s strong start proves fruitless as Swampbats lose 4-3 in first extra inning game

    Date:06/25/2019   Source:NECBL - Keene Swamp Bats  

    After scoring 43 runs in the past four games, the Swampbats finally cooled off at the plate on Tuesday night. In a game that was delayed 15 minutes due to a torrential downpour, the Swampbats got the game in but were served a tough loss that came down to 50/50 play at home. Starter Paul Kosanovich had the longest start of the season for Swampbats starters this season and was handed a no-decision...


    Swampbats continue revenge tour with 12-8 slugging of North Adams

    Date:06/24/2019   Source:NECBL - Keene Swamp Bats  

    Three games into an eight-game stretch and the Swampbats look like the real deal. For a team that was 2-4 at home and 4-0 on the road, they needed a big win over a top team and even though North Adams had taken them down 6-5 at home just a couple of weeks ago, they were not prepared for the offensive onslaught that Keene brought. Starting in the first, Randall Bednar singled and following a Will ...


    Swampbats start out slow, finish strong in 8-6 road win over Valley Blue Sox

    Date:06/23/2019   Source:NECBL - Keene Swamp Bats  

    The Swampbats needed a big victory and it came to them as they downed the Valley Blue Sox in Holyoke, Massachusetts. The game, which is the fourth road of the season for the bats and keeps them undefeated away from Alumni, was a pinnacle win and one that will serve them well later on. David Johnson threw 4 innings, giving up 5 earned runs and still remains at 0-0 on the season. Even though four...


    Swampbats outlast Winnipesaukee in 13-10 slugfest

    Date:06/21/2019   Source:NECBL - Keene Swamp Bats  

    It was an offensive affair, to say the least in Laconia, New Hampshire as the Keene Swampbats took down the Winnipesaukee Muskrats 13-10, going over .500 ball at 5-4 and avenging their 7-3 loss to the same team last Saturday. Things started off hot in the first when Mitchell Golden lifted a high fly ball to left center and thanks to mother nature’s timely wind gust, scraped just over the le...


    Meet the SwampBats: Jonathan Edwards

    Date:06/20/2019   Source:NECBL - Keene Swamp Bats  

    For many people, good things come in three’s. That saying applies to Georgia Southern and Keene SwampBat pitcher Jonathan Edwards. Edwards is one of the three players from the Georgia Southern Eagles. While he has great chemistry with the whole team, he has a special bond with one other player, David Johnson. “We’re both pitchers, he [David] is one class ahead of me so he kind ...


    Swampbats rally late, fall short 12-10 in gut-wrenching loss to Valley Blue Sox

    Date:06/19/2019   Source:NECBL - Keene Swamp Bats  

    The weather reflected how the game went as the Swampbats would give up twelve runs in a tough loss to a talented Valley Blue Sox team. The win would have been a big statement for this young Swampbats roster and would have put them in second place for the division lead, but they now fall back 2.5 games from first place. The Swampbats struck first in the second with a Brandon Smith double which wa...


    Matthews, Messinger shine as Swampbats take down Vermont 5-0 for second road win of the season

    Date:06/16/2019   Source:NECBL - Keene Swamp Bats  

    The Swampbats needed a jolt from their offense and David Matthews came to the rescue. The junior from Newtown, Connecticut would be flawless for the Swampbats as he gave Zach Messinger, the starter for the Swampbats, four runs of support, helping the Swampbats take down the Vermont Mountaineers by a score of 5-0. Messinger, who would go 5 2/3 innings of no run ball and five strikeouts, gets his f...