New England Collegiate Baseball League

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The New England Collegiate Baseball League (NECBL) is a 13-team Summer Collegiate Baseball league founded in 1993. It is sanctioned by the NCAA and Major League Baseball. Each NECBL team plays an eight-week, 42-game schedule during June and July, with a playoff in early August. Like the Cape Cod Baseball League and other amateur leagues, the NECBL is a showcase for top college-level players, giving professional baseball scouts a chance to see prospective pros playing against each other.

The league was founded by former MLB player George Foster and television producer Joseph Consentino. The league started play in 1994 and today the NECBL has become a strong twelve-team league that plays in all six New England states. Players are recruited from NCAA colleges or universities who are in good academic standing, have completed at least one year of athletic eligibility, and have at least one year of eligibility remaining.

Teams[edit]

North Division South Division
Team Location Team Location
Winnipesaukee Muskrats Laconia, NH Danbury Westerners Danbury, CT
Keene Swamp Bats Keene, NH Martha's Vineyard Sharks Oak Bluffs, MA
North Adams SteepleCats North Adams, MA Mystic Schooners Mystic, CT
Sanford Mainers Sanford, ME Bristol Blues Bristol, CT
Upper Valley Nighthawks Hartford, VT Newport Gulls Newport, RI
Vermont Mountaineers Montpelier, VT Ocean State Waves South Kingstown, RI
North Shore Navigators Lynn, MA Holyoke Blue Sox Holyoke, MA

Former Teams[edit]

Championship Finals[edit]

Year Winner Series Loser
1994 Eastern Tides 3-2 Bristol Nighthawks
1995 Central Mass Collegians 2-0 Waterbury Barons
1996 Central Mass Collegians 2-1 Danbury Westerners
1997 Middletown Giants 2-1 Torrington Twisters
1998 Middletown Giants 3-1 Torrington Twisters
1999 Middletown Giants 3-1 Danbury Westerners
2000 Keene Swamp Bats 2-1 Rhode Island Gulls
2001 Newport Gulls 2-1 Keene Swamp Bats
2002 Newport Gulls 2-0 Keene Swamp Bats
2003 Keene Swamp Bats 2-0 Torrington Twisters
2004 Sanford Mainers 2-1 Newport Gulls
2005 Newport Gulls 2-0 Vermont Mountaineers
2006 Vermont Mountaineers 2-0 Torrington Twisters
2007 Vermont Mountaineers 2-0 Newport Gulls
2008 Sanford Mainers 2-0 Newport Gulls
2009 Newport Gulls 2-1 Vermont Mountaineers
2010 North Shore Navigators 2-1 Danbury Westerners
2011 Keene Swamp Bats 2-0 Laconia Muskrats
2012 Newport Gulls 2-0 Danbury Westerners
2013 Keene Swamp Bats 2-1 Newport Gulls
2014 Newport Gulls 2-0 Sanford Mainers
2015 Vermont Mountaineers 2-1 Mystic Schooners
2016 Mystic Schooners 2-0 Sanford Mainers
2017 Holyoke Blue Sox 2-0 Ocean State Waves
2018 Holyoke Blue Sox 2-0 Ocean State Waves
2019 Keene Swamp Bats 2-0 Martha's Vineyard Sharks

Official Website[edit]

NECBL