2004 NECBL season

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2004 NECBL season
Regular season
Duration June 11 – August 1
Playoffs
Start date August 2
Quarterfinal 1 Riverpoint over Manchester
Quarterfinal 2 Sanford over North Adams
Quarterfinal 3 Keene over Vermont
Quarterfinal 4 Newport over Torrington
Semifinal 1 Sanford over Keene
Semifinal 2 Newport over Riverpoint
NECBL Championship Series
Date August 9–11
Site Goodall Park, Cardines Field
Champions Sanford
2003  NECBL seasons  2005

The 2004 NECBL season was the 11th season in the history of the New England Collegiate Baseball League. The league's Middletown, Connecticut franchise, the Middletown Giants, moved to Holyoke, Massachusetts and became the Holyoke Giants. Also, the league's Willimantic, Connecticut franchise, the Thread City Tides, moved to Hinsdale, Massachusetts and became the Berkshire Dukes.[1]

In the quarterfinal playoff rounds, Riverpoint defeated Manchester 2-1, Sanford defeated North Adams 2-1, Keene defeated Vermont 2-0, and Newport defeated Torrington 2-1. In the semifinal rounds, Sanford defeated Keene 2-1 and Newport defeated Riverpoint 2-1. In the championship round, Sanford defeated Newport 2-1 to win the franchise's first NECBL title.[2]

Regular season standings[edit]

Northern Division[edit]

Team Wins Losses Win Pct.
Keene Swamp Bats 26 16 .619
North Adams SteepleCats 24 18 .571
Sanford Mainers 23 19 .548
Vermont Mountaineers 21 21 .500
Concord Quarry Dogs 20 22 .476
Mill City All-Americans 19 23 .452

Southern Division[edit]

Team Wins Losses Win Pct.
Newport Gulls 26 15 .634
Manchester Silkworms 24 17 .585
Riverpoint Royals 20 20 .500
Torrington Twisters 19 23 .452
Holyoke Giants 17 25 .405
Berkshire Dukes 16 26 .381
Danbury Westerners 15 25 .375

League leaders[edit]

Category Player Team Stat
Avg Chris Stanton Newport .405
ERA Ryan Turner Keene 1.24
H Chris Stanton Newport 60
R Chris Stanton Newport 40
RBI Jim Negrych Keene 39
2B Reed Eastley Danbury 14
3B Eli Iorg Torrington 5
HR Jim Negrych Keene 9
TB Ryan Crew Sanford 90
SB Chris Stanton Newport 21
K Andrew Bailey Mill City 79

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League Awards[edit]

Award Player NECBL team
Most Valuable Player Chris Stanton, Jim Negrych Newport, Keene
Top Pro Prospect Zack Kalter Berkshire
Offensive Player of the Year Chris Stanton Newport
10th Player Award Scott Grimes North Adams
Defensive Player of the Year Jim Negrych Keene
Top Pitcher Kevin Slowey Sanford
Top Relief Pitcher McKenzie Willoughby, Richie Lentz Vermont, Newport
Sportsmanship Award Jeff Hourigan Torrington
Rookie of the Year Jim Negrych Keene
Most Improved Player Scott Chambers North Adams
Manager of the Year Scott Brown Sanford

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Attendance[edit]

Rnk Team Year Total Game Average Rnk Change¿ Total Att Change Game Avg Change
1 Keene Swamp Bats 39,286 1,870 +1 +3,360 +207
2 Newport Gulls 35,963 1,798 +2 +14,359 +598
3 Vermont Mountaineers 34,517 1,643 -2 -475 -23
4 North Adams SteepleCats 28,457 1,355 +1 +10,961 +481
5 Torrington Twisters 23,354 1,112 +1 +6,761 +283
6 Concord Quarry Dogs 19,630 934 -3 -5,865 -280
7 Sanford Mainers 12,760 607 +0 +2,792 +133
8 Holyoke Giants 11,514 548 +1 +6,143 +280
9 Manchester Silkworms 9,674 460 -1 +2,104 +62
10 Berkshire Dukes 8,132 387 +1 +4,653 +204
11 Danbury Westerners 5,568 278 -1 +1,574 +57
12 Mill City All-Americans 3,171 151 +0 -188 -8
13 Riverpoint Royals 2,397 119 +0 +623 +31
TOTAL NECBL 234,423 868 +46,803 +146

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  • ¿ Comparisons in relation to 2003 NECBL season.
  • † Holyoke Giants attendance figure comparisons in relation to 2003 Middletown Giants.
  • ‡ Berkshire Dukes attendance figure comparisons in relation to 2003 Thread CIty Tides.

External links[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.necbl.com/2004webstats/LGSUMM.HTM#form.std NECBL standings archive, URL accessed December 12, 2008
  2. ^ http://www.necbl.com/2004playoffstats/confstat.HTM NECBL playoff archive, URL accessed December 12, 2008
  3. ^ http://www.necbl.com/2004webstats/LGSUMM.HTM#form.lgt NECBL leaders archive, URL accessed December 12, 2008
  4. ^ http://www.necbl.com/awards2004.htm NECBL awards archive, URL accessed December 12, 2008
  5. ^ http://www.necbl.com/2004webstats/confstat.HTM NECBL team statistics archive, URL accessed December 22, 2008