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Date: Jan 16, 2019
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 officially begin the the hunt for the Fay Vincent Sr. Cup.
All contests will be broadcast live on the NECBL Broadcast Network in conjunction with Stretch Internet, and links to free audio and pay-per-view video links can be found here.
The 2018 NECBL Playoffs will be played in the following format:
NORTH/SOUTH DIVISIONAL WILDCARD GAMES (Single Elimination)
Friday, Aug. 3: North Wildcard Round: #2 Sanford # vs. #3 Keene (6:30 p.m.)
Season Series: 3-2 Sanford
League Championships: Sanford - 2 (2004, 08); Keene - 4 (2000, 03, 11, 13)
Friday, Aug 3: South Wildcard Round: #2 Ocean State vs. #3 Mystic (6:30 p.m.)
Season Series: 3-3 Tie
League Championships: Ocean State - 0; Mystic - 2 (1994*, 2016)
* = as Eastern Tides
NORTH/SOUTH DIVISIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES (Best-of-3)
Aug. 4-6: North Divisional Championship: North Wildcard Round winner vs. North #1 seed
Aug. 4-6: South Divisional Championship: South Wildcard Round winner vs. South #1 seed
NECBL CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES (Best-of-3)
Aug. 7-9: Championship Series: North Division Champion vs. South Division Champion
Please note: the above dates are approximate and the start of each best-of-three series may be altered due to weather or either series ending in just two games. The next playoff round may not begin until both divisions complete the current round of competition
The New England Collegiate Baseball League is a wooden bat college summer league that fields teams in all six New England states. Partially funded by Major League Baseball, the NECBL started play in 1994 and is enjoying its 25th-year anniversary season this summer. The New England League has sent nearly 150 alumni to the Major Leagues and has had nearly 100 alumni drafted in each of the last 10 Major League Baseball Drafts. For continuing coverage of the NECBL, visit NECBL.com and follow the league on Twitter, Instagram and on Facebook.