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Date: Nov 7, 2019
ALL-STAR GAME CENTRAL: ASG19.NECBL.com
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. – Commissioner Sean McGrath is pleased to unveil the full rosters for the 2019 New England Collegiate Baseball League (NECBL) All-Star Game, as announced Sunday afternoon by the league office. The 2019 NECBL All-Star Game will be hosted by the Vermont Mountaineers at Montpelier Recreation Field next Sunday, July 28.
North Adams’ Mike Dailey and Martha’s Vineyard’s Jay Mendez, whose teams boasted the top winning percentage in the North and South Division, respectively, after the Friday (July 19) cut-off date, will lead their respective divisions in next weekend’s showcase. Both are doing so for the first time in their NECBL tenures, with Mendez’s All-Star Game managerial debut coinciding with the incredible run by the Sharks’ in their first season in the New England League.
Each All-Star Team is comprised of nine slots for pitchers (starting pitcher, seven relievers, closer); a starter and two substitute catchers; a starter and substitute for the four remaining infield positions; a starter and substitute designated hitter; three starting outfielders and three reserve outfielders; and one Coach's Selection by each manager for a total of 29 players per squad.
For the fifth straight season, ALL NECBL fans will have their voices heard for the final player selections of the 2019 NECBL All-Star Game roster! Beginning at midnight on Monday, July 22, fans can vote for one of 13 players nominated by the league for the 2019 NECBL All-Star Game Fan Vote. The players with the most votes from each division will take to the diamond next Sunday as the 30th members of each team. Check back at Vote19.NECBL.com beginning Monday (July 22) at midnight to learn more about how to vote!
The Vermont Mountaineers will play host to the 2019 NECBL All-Star Game on Sunday, July 28, 2019 at Montpelier Recreation Field in Montpelier, Vermont. This is the third time the Mountaineers have hosted the NECBL All-Star Game (2004 & 2012.) The All-Star Game showcases the NECBL’s top talent in a fun-filled afternoon and evening of the best the league has to offer – with players from all NECBL franchises showcasing their skills in front of scouts from every Major League Baseball (MLB) organization.
Gates open at 2:30 p.m. and the exciting Home Run Derby kicks off the afternoon's festivities starting at 3:30 p.m. The All-Star Game itself will begin with pregame ceremonies at 5:10 p.m. A full itinerary can be found here.
The NECBL congratulates all of its deserving student-athletes and coaches on their outstanding summer in the league.
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 over 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.