2005 NECBL season

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2005 NECBL season
Regular season
Duration June 7 – August 1
Playoffs
Start date August 2
Quarterfinal 1 Newport over Danbury
Quarterfinal 2 North Adams over Manchester
Quarterfinal 3 Keene over Sanford
Quarterfinal 4 Vermont over Holyoke
Semifinal 1 Newport over North Adams
Semifinal 2 Vermont over Keene
NECBL Championship Series
Date August 8–9
Site Cardines Field, Recreation Field
Champions Newport
2004  NECBL seasons  2006

The 2005 NECBL season was the twelfth season of the New England Collegiate Baseball League. The league reduced its membership from thirteen teams to twelve teams with the league's West Warwick, Rhode Island franchise, the Riverpoint Royals, dropping out of the league.[1] Also, the league's Hinsdale, Massachusetts franchise, the Berkshire Dukes, moved to Pittsfield, Massachusetts and became the Pittsfield Dukes.

In the quarterfinal playoff rounds, Newport defeated Danbury 2-0 (3-2,8-0), North Adams defeated Manchester 2-1 (5-3,4-5,2-1), Keene defeated Sanford 2-0 (2-1,6-3), and Vermont defeated Holyoke 2-0 (9-0,8-2). In the semifinal rounds, Newport defeated North Adams 2-0 (7-1,3-2) and Vermont defeated Keene 2-1 (7-5,0-7,5-1). In the championship round, Newport defeated Vermont 11-2 in game 1 and 6-2 in game 2 to capture the NECBL championship.[2]

Regular season standings[edit]

Key to colors in standings
Top four of each division advanced to 2005 NECBL playoffs

Northern Division[edit]

Team Wins Losses Win Pct.
Keene Swamp Bats 30 13 .698
Vermont Mountaineers 25 19 .568
Holyoke Giants 23 19 .548
Sanford Mainers 23 19 .548
Concord Quarry Dogs 20 22 .476
Mill City All-Americans 15 27 .357

Southern Division[edit]

Team Wins Losses Win Pct.
Newport Gulls 25 16 .610
Manchester Silkworms 22 20 .524
Danbury Westerners 20 22 .476
North Adams SteepleCats 20 22 .476
Torrington Twisters 19 23 .452
Pittsfield Dukes 11 31 .262

League leaders[edit]

Category Player Team Stat
Avg Cyle Hankerd Newport .383
ERA Troy Martin Keene 0.77
H Andrew Davis Keene 56
R Garrett Olson Keene 37
RBI Steffan Wilson Torrington 39
2B Andrew Davis Keene 14
3B Jeff Vincent Danbury 5
HR Kyle Brault Vermont 9
TB Steffan Wilson Torrington 92
SB Will Bashelor Concord 21
K Terry Doyle Pittsfield 79

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League Awards[edit]

Award Player NECBL team
Most Valuable Player Cyle Hankerd Newport
Top Pro Prospect Josh Fields Keene
Offensive Player of the Year Cyle Hankerd Newport
10th Player Award Ryan Reid Sanford
Defensive Player of the Year Chris Cates North Adams
Top Pitcher Troy Martin Keene
Top Relief Pitcher Josh Fields Keene
Sportsmanship Award Matt Rizzotti Vermont
Rookie of the Year Josh Fields Keene
Most Improved Player Troy Martin Keene
Manager of the Year John Russo Vermont
Umpire of the Year Dan Collins

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Attendance[edit]

Rnk Team Year Total Game Average Rnk Change¿ Total Att Change Game Avg Change
1 Keene Swamp Bats 37,362 1,779 +0 -1,924 -91
2 Vermont Mountaineers 37,751 1,707 +1 +3,234 +64
3 Newport Gulls 33,759 1,687 -1 -2,204 -111
4 Pittsfield Dukes 32,452 1,545 +6 +24,320 +1,158
5 North Adams SteepleCats 26,230 1,249 -1 -2,227 -106
6 Torrington Twisters 19,980 951 -1 -3,374 -161
7 Sanford Mainers 14,692 699 +0 +1,932 +92
8 Manchester Silkworms 10,672 508 +1 +998 +48
9 Holyoke Giants 10,049 478 -1 -1,465 -70
10 Concord Quarry Dogs 9,920 472 -4 -9,710 -462
11 Danbury Westerners 5,601 280 +0 +33 +2
12 Mill City All-Americans 2,665 126 +0 -506 -25
TOTAL NECBL 240,953 960 +6,530 +92

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  • ¿ Comparisons in relation to 2004 NECBL season.
  • † Pittsfield Dukes attendance figure comparisons in relation to 2004 Berkshire Dukes.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.necbl.com/2005webstats/lgsumm.htm#form.std NECBL standings archive, URL accessed December 13, 2008
  2. ^ http://www.necbl.com/2005playoffstats/confstat.HTM NECBL playoff archive, URL accessed December 13, 2008
  3. ^ http://www.necbl.com/2005webstats/lgsumm.htm#form.lgt NECBL leaders archive, URL accessed December 12, 2008
  4. ^ http://www.necbl.com/awards2005.htm NECBL awards archive, URL accessed December 13, 2008
  5. ^ http://www.necbl.com/2005webstats/confstat.HTM NECBL team statistics archive, URL accessed December 27, 2008

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