2008 NECBL season

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2008 NECBL season
Regular season
Duration June 6 – July 31
Playoffs
Start date August 1
Quarterfinal 1 Keene over North Shore
Quarterfinal 2 Pittsfield over North Adams
Quarterfinal 3 Sanford over Vermont
Quarterfinal 4 Newport over Manchester
Semifinal 1 Newport over Pittsfield
Semifinal 2 Sanford over Keene
NECBL Championship Series
Date August 9–10
Site Goodall Park, Cardines Field
Champions Sanford
2007  NECBL seasons  2009

The 2008 NECBL season was the fifteenth season of the New England Collegiate Baseball League, a wood bat collegiate summer baseball league. The league's Holyoke, Massachusetts franchise, the Holyoke Giants moved to Lynn, Massachusetts and became the North Shore Navigators. Also, the league's Concord, New Hampshire franchise, the Concord Quarry Dogs, moved to Holyoke and became the Holyoke Blue Sox.[1]

In the quarterfinal playoff rounds, Keene defeated North Shore 2-0 (1-0,10-7), Pittsfield defeated North Adams 2-0 (4-3,7-2), Sanford defeated Vermont 2-1 (3-5,5-1,1-0), and Newport defeated Manchester 2-0 (9-2,9-3). In the semifinal rounds, Newport defeated Pittsfield 2-0 (13-5,6-3) and Sanford defeated Keene 2-0 (15-4,6-5). In game 1 of the championship series, Sanford defeated Newport 6-5. In game 2, Sanford defeated Newport 4-1 to win the NECBL championship.[2]

Regular season standings[edit]

Key to colors in standings
Top four of each division advanced to 2008 NECBL playoffs

Northern Division[edit]

Team Wins Losses Win Pct. GB
Sanford Mainers 28 14 .667 0
North Shore Navigators 26 16 .619 2
Keene Swamp Bats 24 17 .585 3.5
Vermont Mountaineers 23 18 .561 4.5
Holyoke Blue Sox 20 22 .476 8
Lowell All-Americans 16 26 .381 12

Southern Division[edit]

Team Wins Losses Win Pct. GB
Newport Gulls 26 16 .619 0
Pittsfield Dukes 24 18 .571 2
North Adams SteepleCats 20 22 .476 6
Manchester Silkworms 16 25 .390 9.5
Torrington Twisters 14 27 .341 11.5
Danbury Westerners 13 29 .310 13

League leaders[edit]

Category Player Team Stat
Avg Anthony D'Alfonso Sanford .426
H Nicholas Pecora Lowell 59
R John Malloy North Adams 36
RBI Alex Gregory Newport 40
2B Matt Adams Pittsfield 16
3B Sean McNaughton North Shore 7
HR Kyle Conley Newport 8
TB Sean McNaughton North Shore 91
SB Adam Dimino Holyoke 21
K Tim Boyce North Adams 65

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League Awards[edit]

Award Player NECBL team
Most Valuable Player Matt Adams Pittsfield
Top Pro Prospect Dan Mahoney Newport
Batting Champion Mike Tamsin Newport
10th Player Award Nicholas Pecora Lowell
Defensive Player of the Year Corey Hunt Sanford
Top Pitcher Tim Boyce North Adams
Top Relief Pitcher Zach Anderson Pittsfield
Sportsmanship Award Brad Pippa Danbury
Rookie of the Year Chase Reid Newport
Most Improved Player Alejandro Balsinde Vermont
Manager of the Year Mike Marron Pittsfield
Umpire of the Year Bruce James

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Attendance[edit]

Rnk Team Year Total Game Average Rnk Change¿ Total Att Change Game Avg Change
1 Newport Gulls 44,123 2,101 +0 -1,898 +91
2 Keene Swamp Bats 36,975 1,760 +0 -1,684 -80
3 Vermont Mountaineers 32,806 1,720 +0 +911 +202
4 North Adams SteepleCats 26,624 1,124 +1 +3,593 +28
5 Holyoke Blue Sox 22,429 1,068 +5 +13,562 +665
6 Pittsfield Dukes 17,828 891 -2 -11,127 -487
7 Torrington Twisters 17,866 850 +1 -2,516 -169
8 North Shore Navigators 11,211 560 +1 +1,200 +84
9 Sanford Mainers 11,513 548 -2 -238 -11
10 Manchester Silkworms 8,872 422 -2 -2,120 -127
11 Danbury Westerners 5,697 284 +0 -1,682 -84
12 Lowell All-Americans 2,496 118 +0 -1,377 -58
TOTAL NECBL 235,440 953 -3,030 -3

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  • ¿ Comparisons in relation to 2007 NECBL season.
  • † Holyoke Blue Sox attendance figure comparisons in relation to 2007 Concord Quarry Dogs.
  • ‡ North Shore Navigators attendance figure comparisons in relation to 2007 Holyoke Giants.

External links[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.necbl.com/2008webstats/lgsumm.htm#form.std NECBL standings archive, URL accessed December 20, 2008
  2. ^ http://www.necbl.com/2008playoffstats/confstat.HTM NECBL playoff archive, URL accessed December 20, 2008
  3. ^ http://www.necbl.com/2008webstats/lgsumm.htm#form.lgt NECBL leaders archive, URL accessed December 20, 2008
  4. ^ http://www.necbl.com/awards2008.htm NECBL awards archive, URL accessed December 20, 2008
  5. ^ http://www.necbl.com/2008webstats/confstat.HTM NECBL team statistics archive, URL accessed December 27, 2008