1997 NECBL season

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1997 NECBL season
Regular season
Duration June 2 – July 27
Playoffs
Start date August 3
Semifinal 1 Torrington over Danbury
Semifinal 2 Middletown over Rhode Island
NECBL championship series
Date August 8–10
Site Palmer Field, Fuessenich Park
Champions Middletown
1996  NECBL seasons  1998

The 1997 NECBL season was the fourth season of the New England Collegiate Baseball League. The league added a new franchise from Torrington, Connecticut, the Torrington Twisters. The league's Waterbury, Connecticut franchise dropped out after three seasons.[1]

In the semifinal playoff rounds, Torrington defeated Danbury 2-0, and Middletown defeated Rhode Island 2-0. In the championship round, Middletown defeated Torrington 2-1 to win the NECBL championship.[2]

Regular season standings[edit]

Team Wins Losses Win Pct. GB
Torrington Twisters 25 15 .625 0
Rhode Island Reds 22 18 .550 3
Middletown Giants 19 21 .475 6
Danbury Westerners 19 21 .475 6
Central Mass Collegians 18 22 .450 7
Eastern Tides 17 23 .425 8

Playoff Results[edit]

  • Semifinal 1, Game 1-Torrington 3, Danbury 2
  • Semifinal 1, Game 2-Torrington 8, Danbury 6

Torrington wins series, 2-0.

  • Semifinal 2, Game 1-Middletown 7, Rhode Island 0
  • Semifinal 2, Game 2-Middletown 2, Rhode Island 1

Middletown wins series, 2-0.

  • Final, Game 1-Middletown 8, Torrington 7 (13 Inn.)
  • Final, Game 2-Torrington 4, Middletown 0
  • Final, Game 3-Middletown 8, Torrington 5

Middletown wins championship, 2-1.

External links[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.necbl.com/pdf/1997A.pdf NECBL archive, URL accessed November 26, 2008
  2. ^ http://www.necbl.com/pdf/1997B.pdf NECBL archive, URL accessed November 26, 2008