2012 FCBL season

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2012 FCBL season
Regular season
Duration June 7 – August 9
Playoffs
Divisional Series NAS vs BRO
Divisional Series NS vs TOR
FCBL Championship Series
Date August 14–16
Site Holman Stadium
Fraser Field
Champions Nashua Silver Knights
2011  FCBL seasons  2013

The 2012 FCBL season was the second season of the Futures Collegiate Baseball League, a wood bat collegiate summer baseball league. The FCBL expanded from the original four teams to nine teams. The Old Orchard Beach Raging Tide[1] and the North Shore Navigators[2] were recruited from the New England Collegiate Baseball League; the Brockton Rox were originally in the Can-Am League; and the Pittsfield Suns and Wachusett Dirt Dawgs were expansion teams.[3] The Nashua Silver Knights repeated as FCBL Champions, defeating the North Shore Navigators in the FCBL Championship Series, 2 games to 0.

Regular season standings[edit]

Team Wins Losses Win Pct. GB
Nashua Silver Knights 39 13 .750 -
North Shore Navigators 32 20 .615 7
Torrington Titans 29 22 .569 9.5
Brockton Rox 30 23 .566 9.5
Pittsfield Suns 27 25 .519 12
Martha's Vineyard Sharks 26 27 .491 13.5
Old Orchard Beach Raging Tide 23 30 .434 16.5
Seacoast Mavericks 20 33 .377 19.5
Wachusett Dirt Dawgs 9 42 .176 29.5
  • Top four teams advance to the postseason

As of August 9, 2012.[4]

All-star game[edit]

The FCBL's inaugural All-Star Game was hosted by the 2011 FCBL Champion Nashua Silver Knights at Holman Stadium in Nashua, New Hampshire on July 26, 2012. The competition pit the original four teams against the five teams that joined the league. The Original Four teams defeated the New Five teams, 3-0.

Postseason[edit]

The post-season expanded from a single championship series to a semifinal series and a final series and thus involved the four of the nine teams with the best regular-season records. The winners of two best-of-three division series (#4 plays #1, #3 plays #2) competed in a best-of-three championship series.[5]

In each postseason series, the higher-seeded team had the option of hosting Game 1; or hosting Game 2, plus Game 3 if necessary. Nashua, which had won the 2011 championship on the road, opted to start both the semifinal and the final series as the visitor and thus won both series in Nashua.

Divisional Series FCBL Championship Series
           
1 Nashua Silver Knights 2
4 Brockton Rox 0
1 Nashua Silver Knights 2
2 North Shore Navigators 0
2 North Shore Navigators 2
3 Torrington Titans 1

See also[edit]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Raging Tide returning to Old Orchard Beach". KeepMECurrent.com. 2012-03-07. Retrieved 2012-05-06. 
  2. ^ "Pat Salvi Purchases North Shore Navigators". North Shore Navigators. 2012-02-22. Retrieved 2012-05-06. 
  3. ^ "FCBL expands to Pittsfield, Old Orchard Beach, Wachusett". Ballpark Digest. 2011-12-19. Retrieved 2012-05-11. 
  4. ^ "FCBL Summer 12 - Standings". Retrieved 11 May 2012. 
  5. ^ "Futures League Announces 2012 Schedule". FCBL. 2012-02-29.