PRESS RELEASE – The New England Collegiate Baseball League (NECBL) has announced that its board of directors, comprised of executives from its 13 member teams and officers, have voted to cancel the 2020 summer collegiate baseball season. Continue reading
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The Winnipesaukee Muskrats (Summer Collegiate, New England Collegiate Baseball League) have selected Carey Hough as their new general manager. Read more here.
The New England Collegiate Baseball League (NECBL) announced on Thursday morning that it would be adding a franchise for the second straight year. The Bristol Blues will apparently replace the New Bedford Bay Sox to keep the league’s lineup at 13 teams. The Bay Sox logo no longer appears in the header of the NECBL’s website. Read more here. Read press release here.
The Newport Gulls will host the 2020 New England Collegiate Baseball All-Star Game in July. It will mark the fourth time is franchise history Cardines Field has hosted the league’s showcase game. Read more here. The team will also be celebrating 20 season in the City by the Sea. Watch video below:
PRESS RELEASE – The New England Collegiate Baseball League is headed to one of the region’s most iconic summer communities, as the Martha’s Vineyard Sharks will join the New England League as an expansion organization for the 2019 season. Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – The Vermont Mountaineers will play host to the 2019 New England Collegiate Baseball League (NECBL) All-Star Game on Sunday, July 28, 2019 at Montpelier Recreation Field in Montpelier, Vermont, as announced by NECBL Commissioner Sean McGrath.
The Martha’s Vineyard Sharks (Summer Collegiate) Futures Collegiate Baseball League) are mired in a court dispute with the Futures Collegiate Baseball League over the club’s plans to switch to the New England Collegiate Baseball League next summer. Read more here.
After six summers, the Plymouth Pilgrims (Summer Collegiate, New England Collegiate Baseball League) have ceased operations. The Pilgrims reportedly averaged 366 fans per game in 2018. Team President Peter Plant estimated he has $15,000 worth of signage, uniforms, bats, balls and other baseball equipment he’d like to pass along to a new ownership group or another worthy organization. Read more here.
The New England Collegiate Baseball League is pleased to announce that it has signed a multi-year partnership with Stretch Internet for the latter to serve as the official broadcasting home of the league beginning with the 2018 season, as announced today. Continue reading
The North Adams SteepleCats (Summer Collegiage, New England Collegiate Baseball League) are relaunching with a new look, a new attitude and new leadership. The franchise has switched out its friendly fuzzy black and yellow cat for a leaner, meaner blue panther. Read more here. Find new fan gear here.
With scant discussion and one dissenting vote, the City Council approved the request of the Winnipesaukee Muskrats (Summer Collegiate, New England Collegiate Baseball League) to offer beer and wine, along with hamburgers and hot dogs from the grill, at all home games at Robbie Mills Field during the 2016 season. Read more here.
PRESS RELEASE – The Newport Gulls will kick off an expanded 44-game schedule this June, hosting 22 home games and the 2016 NECBL All-Star Game at Cardines Field throughout the summer. Continue reading
As the Winnipesaukee Muskrats (Summer Collegiate, New England Collegiate Baseball League) ready for their seventh season, general manager Kristian Svindland this week asked the Parks and Recreation Commission to permit the sale of beer and wine at home games played at Robbie Mills Field. Read more here.
During a press conference, the Upper Valley Nighthawks were introduced as the newest franchise in summer collegiate New England Collegiate Baseball League (NECBL). The team will play at the Maxfield Sports Complex in Hartford (VT) starting next summer. Read more and view photos here. Thanks to Mark Tobin for the news.
PRESS RELEASE – For the first time in league history, the New England Collegiate Baseball League will welcome a franchise to the Upper Connecticut River Valley region of New Hampshire and Vermont, as Hartford, Vermont, will become home of the NECBL’s 13th franchise in 2016, the league announced on Friday. Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – The Newport Gulls have hired Rob Masse to be the team’s broadcaster and deputy director of media relations, according to General Manager Chuck Paiva. Masse will take over lead play-by-play duties from long-time broadcast icon Nick Lima, who is staying on as director of media relations and will continue to work in an on-air capacity this summer. Continue reading
We don’t typically report on players, but we found it interesting that Mariano Rivera, Jr., son of retired New York Yankees star reliever Mariano Rivera, will be playing for the summer collegiate Laconia Muskrats (New England Collegiate Baseball League) this summer. The 20-year-old Rivera is a sophomore at Iona College in New Rochelle (NY). Read more here.
The second-year summer collegiate Plymouth Pilgrims (New England Collegiate Baseball League) have added seven locals to the existing ownership. Joining team president David Dittman and GM Chris Patsos are Brian Nolan, Brian Faghan, Robert Ryan, Dan Shaughnessy, Cabby Brini, Mike Guimares and Joe Ricci. Read more here.
PRESS RELEASE – The Mainers are excited to announce their new Director of Broadcasting and Media, Jeff Bowe. Bowe, 29, graduated from San Jose State University with a B.A. in Communication Studies and has since worked for the California Winter League as a baseball broadcaster, stat keeper and P.A. announcer in Palm Springs. Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – The Holyoke Blue Sox will host the 2014 NECBL All-Star Game on Sunday, July 20, and in addition the team unveiled the logo it will use for the event, it was announced today by Blue Sox Owner and President Clark Eckhoff. Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – The Blue Sox today named Hunter Golden as the team’s new General Manager. Owner & President Clark Eckhoff made the announcement on behalf of the organization. The team will officially introduce Golden at a press conference scheduled for Wednesday, December 4 at 3pm at La Quinta Ins & Suites in Springfield, MA, 100 Congress Street. Continue reading
The owners of the summer collegiate Laconia Muskrats (New England Collegiate Baseball League) are looking to launch a second franchise in Lebanon (NH), if an outfield-fence problem at the targeted field can be worked out with Lebanon High School. Alternative options are also being explored in nearby Hartford and Norwich (VT). The owners face a Nov. 1 league deadline to finalize field plans. Read more here.
PRESS RELEASE – A lot has been changing around the Blue Sox organization during the last few months, including how things look. Along with a new-look front office, a new-look set of logos has arrived as well. Continue reading
The summer collegiate Plymouth Pilgrims (New England Collegiate Baseball League) made their home debut Saturday in front of a reported crowd of 1,079 Forges Field. Read more here.
Shame on us, but we somehow missed the logo switch for the summer collegiate Ocean State (Kingstown, RI) Waves (New England Collegiate Baseball League) back in March. As you may recall, the original logo for the newly launched franchise looked strikingly similar to the logo for the Single-A West Michigan Whitecaps (Midwest League). Whatever the reason for the change, we like the new Continue reading
Thursday was opening night for two new teams in the summer collegiate New England Collegiate Baseball League (NECBL). The Saratoga Brigade (Saratoga Springs, NY) had to suspend their inaugural home opener with a rain-ending tie at East Side Recreation Field. We could find no attendance reported. Read more here. The Ocean State (South Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – A new chapter for the Blue Sox began on Wednesday as Clark Eckhoff was officially introduced as the new team president. Running a baseball organization is nothing new to Eckhoff, considering he has done it in the past and has found success. Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – Swing Juice, a hybrid, an all natural energy drink based locally in Rhode Island, has partnered with the New England Collegiate Baseball League for the 2013 summer baseball season. Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – The Laconia Muskrats are excited to announce the release of the logo for the 2013 New England Collegiate Baseball League All Star Game. The Muskrats will host the All Star Game on Sunday, July 21st at Robbie Mills Field. The All Star Game will begin at 5:30PM and be preceded by the NECBL Home Run Derby at 2PM. Continue reading
The expansion summer collegiate Saratoga Brigade (New England Collegiate Baseball League) made it official Thursday that they will be playing in Saratoga Springs (NY) starting this season. Okay, that’s old news. The bigger news is that the team hopes to present a plan to the city council on March 19 for a full-service baseball stadium at Veteran’s Memorial Park, which would Continue reading
While the news has been out there for some time, the summer collegiate New England Collegiate Baseball League’s expansion team in Saratoga Springs (NY) will make their existence official during a press conference Thursday. The Brigade already have a logo and website at SaratogaBrigade.com.
Without much media fanfare apparently, the newly formed summer collegiate Plymouth Pilgrims (New England Collegiate Baseball League) unveiled their logo for the team’s inaugural 2013 season. Read more about the franchise here.
The summer collegiate Laconia Muskrats (New England Collegiate Baseball League) will host the 2013 NECBL All-Star Game on July 21, 2013. As an interesting side note, you might recall that the Muskrats installed a 17 foot tall by 88 feet long replica of Fenway Park’s Green Monster at Robbie Mills Field last season. The second phase of the project to be completed before next season will include adding a viewing deck to the back of the wall. Read more here.
PRESS RELEASE – New England Collegiate Baseball League Commissioner Sean McGrath proudly announced the addition of three expansion teams for the NECBL’s 20th season in 2013. The NECBL Board of Directors announced new organizations to play in South Kingstown RI, Plymouth MA and in a historic move for the NECBL- Saratoga Springs, NY. Saratoga is the first NECBL Continue reading
Feeling the heat from the summer collegiate Futures Collegiate Baseball League, the New England Collegiate Baseball League is expanding to Plymouth (MA). The Plymouth Pilgrims (no, not the Eels) will begin play in the summer of 2013 on the lighted Babe Ruth baseball diamond at Forges Field. It is also being reported that Continue reading
After ditching Damaschke Field in Oneonta (NY) and the summer collegiate Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League, the former owners of the Oneonta Outlaws have returned to Saratoga Springs (NY) and East Side Recreation Park to re-launch the Saratoga Phillies — but this time as a new member of the New England Collegiate Baseball League. This is the NECBL’s first-ever franchise in New York. Read more here.
PRESS RELEASE – New England Collegiate Baseball League Commissioner Sean McGrath today announced the election of three new members to the NECBL Board of Directors. The Board elected Gregg Hunt and Brian Hamm as Deputy Commissioners, and elected Max Pinto as the League’s new Secretary. Continue reading
The sale of the assets of the summer collegiate Oneonta Outlaws (Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League) from co-owners Keith Rogers and Dan Scaring of Saratoga Springs (NY) to Oneonta (NY) businessman Gary Laing was completed over the weekend. Because Laing wasn’t interested in fielding a team in the PGCBL or he simply didn’t want to pay for the PGCBL’s more premium franchise rights, he plans Continue reading