2001 NECBL season

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2001 NECBL season
Regular season
Duration June 3 – July 31
Playoffs
Start date August 1
Semifinal 1 Newport over Eastern
Semifinal 2 Keene over Torrington
NECBL Championship Series
Date August 4–6
Site Alumni Field, Cardines Field
Champions Newport
2000  NECBL seasons  2002

The 2001 NECBL season was the eighth season of the New England Collegiate Baseball League. The league expanded to ten franchises with the addition of a second New Hampshire franchise, the Concord Quarry Dogs of Concord, New Hampshire. Also, the league's West Warwick, Rhode Island franchise rejoined the league as the Riverpoint Royals. The league's Cranston, Rhode Island franchise, the Rhode Island Gulls, moved to Newport, Rhode Island and became the Newport Gulls. The league's Lowell, Massachusetts franchise, the Mill City All-Americans, was renamed the Lowell All-Americans.

In the semifinal playoff rounds, Newport defeated Eastern 2-1, and Keene defeated Torrington 2-1. In the championship round, Newport defeated Keene 2-1 to win the NECBL championship.[1]

Regular season standings[edit]

National Division[edit]

Team Wins Losses Win Pct. GB
Torrington Twisters 25 15 .625 0
Keene Swamp Bats 24 16 .600 1
Lowell All-Americans 23 17 .575 2
Danbury Westerners 17 23 .425 8
Concord Quarry Dogs 16 24 .400 9

American Division[edit]

Team Wins Losses Win Pct. GB
Newport Gulls 25 15 .625 0
Eastern Tides 24 16 .600 1
Riverpoint Royals 17 23 .425 8
Middletown Giants 16 24 .400 9
Manchester Silkworms 13 27 .325 12

Championship series[edit]

  • Game 1-Newport 6, Keene 1
  • Game 2-Keene 7, Newport 3
  • Game 3-Newport 2, Keene 1

League leaders[edit]

Category Player Team Stat
Avg. Chris Westervelt Keene .359
HR Mike Bohlander Newport 10
RBI Kevin Wissner Middletown 31
SB Chris Graziano Middletown 35
H Shaun Larkin Keene 53
2B Mike Budak Danbury 12
3B Doug Jackson Newport 3
OBP Chad Henry Newport .481
SLG% Shaun Larkin Keene .581
XBH Kainoa Obrey Newport 17
R Myron Leslie Keene 38
ERA John Velosky Concord 0.76
W Mike MacDonald Lowell 7
SV Matt Elfeldt Concord 10
K John Velosky Concord 65
APP Matt Elfeldt Concord 24
CG Tim Stauffer Keene 6
SO Chris Shank Lowell 2
IP Gabe Ribas Keene 71.2
L Steve Bray Middletown 6
BB Jeremy Fortner Danbury 45
HRA Mike Eilers Danbury 7

League Awards[edit]

Award Player NECBL team Collegiate team
Most Valuable Player Shaun Larkin Keene Cal State Northridge
Top Pro Prospect Taber Lee Torrington San Diego State University
10th Player Award Kainoa Obrey Newport Gulls BYU
Defensive Player of the Year Matt Tupman Concord Umass Lowell
Top Pitcher John Velosky Concord Dartmouth College
Top Relief Pitcher Matt Elfeldt Concord Boston College
Sportsmanship Award Jeff Tarigo Middletown University of Vermont
Rookie of the Year Chris Westerveldt Keene Stetson University
Most Improved Player Mike Bohlander Newport Pace University
Manager of the Year Mike Susi Eastern

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Attendance[edit]

Rnk Team Year Total Game Average
1 Concord Quarry Dogs 31,667 1,583
2 Keene Swamp Bats 31,009 1,550
3 Torrington Twisters 21,891 1,216
4 Newport Gulls 11,491 676
5 Manchester Silkworms 7,971 420
6 Danbury Westerners 4,806 240
7 Riverpoint Royals 3,266 163
8 Mill City All-Americans 2,769 146
9 Middletown Giants 1,825 107
10 Eastern Tides 1,863 93
TOTAL NECBL 118,558 992

External links[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.necbl.com/stats/stats2001/archives2001.htm NECBL archive, URL accessed November 27, 2008
  2. ^ http://www.necbl.com/awards2001.htm NECBL archive, URL accessed November 27, 2008