2012 NECBL season

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2012 NECBL season
Regular season
Duration June 7th – August 1st
Playoffs
Start date August 3rd
West Semifinal 1 Keene over Vermont
West Semifinal 2 Danbury over North Adams
East Semifinal 1 Newport over Sanford
East Semifinal 2 New Bedford over Laconia
West Final Danbury over Keene
East Final Newport over New Bedford
NECBL Championship Series
Date August 9–11
Site Cardines Field, Rogers Park
Champions Newport Gulls
2011  NECBL seasons  2013

The 2012 NECBL season was the nineteenth season of the New England Collegiate Baseball League, a wood bat collegiate summer baseball league. Changes for 2012 included two of the league's East Division franchises from the 2011 season, the Old Orchard Beach Raging Tide[1] and one of the NECBL's charter franchises, the North Shore Navigators[2] leaving the NECBL to join the Futures Collegiate Baseball League. As a result, the league has been reduced to 10 teams, with the Mystic Schooners moving to the East Division.

In the postseason, eight teams (4 from the NECBL East and West Divisions) qualified for the playoffs. In the quarterfinals, Newport defeated Sanford (2 games to 1), New Bedford defeated Laconia (2 games to 0), Keene defeated Vermont (2 games to 0), and Danbury defeated North Adams. In the semifinals, Newport defeated New Bedford (2 games to 0) to advance to their eighth championship series in Newport (9 overall). Also, the Danbury Westerners defeated the Keene Swamp Bats (2 games to 0) to advance to their fourth championship series. In 2 games, the Newport Gulls defeated the Westerners (G1: 9-2, G2: 8-1) to win their fifth Fay Vincent Sr. Cup.

Regular season standings[edit]

East Division[edit]

Team Wins Losses Win Pct. GB Streak RS RA Diff. Last Reg. Season Game Postseason
Newport Gulls 31 10 .756 - Won 3 347 192 +155 Won vs. New Bedford 3-0 2012 NECBL CHAMPIONS
New Bedford Bay Sox 25 17 .595 6.5 Lost 2 287 235 +52 Lost to Newport, 3-0 Lost to Newport in Division Finals
Laconia Muskrats 17 24 .415 14 Won 1 252 295 -43 Won vs. Sanford, 4-3 Lost to New Bedford in Division Semifinals
Sanford Mainers 15 26 .366 16 Lost 3 203 219 -16 Lost to Laconia, 4-3 Lost to Newport in Division Semifinals
Mystic Schooners 9 31 .225 21.5 Won 3 151 313 -162 Won vs. North Adams, 8-1 SEASON OVER (No Playoffs)

West Division[edit]

Team Wins Losses Win Pct. GB Streak RS RA Diff. Last Reg. Season Game Postseason
Keene Swamp Bats 29 13 .690 - Won 3 306 235 +71 Won at Vermont, 6-2 Lost to Danbury in Division Finals
Danbury Westerners 23 18 .561 5.5 Lost 2 254 237 +17 Lost to North Adams, 6-5 2012 Western Division Champions
North Adams SteepleCats 22 20 .522 7 Won 2 219 237 -18 Won vs. Danbury, 6-5 Lost to Danbury, Division Semifinals
Vermont Mountaineers 18 23 .439 10.5 Lost 2 263 277 -14 Lost to Keene, 6-2 Lost to Keene, Division Semifinals
Holyoke Blue Sox 17 24 .415 11.5 Won 1 223 265 -42 Won at Danbury, 6-5 SEASON OVER (No Playoffs)

Team vs. Team Grid[edit]

Team vs. DAN vs. HOL vs. KEE vs. LAC vs. MYS vs. NB vs. NEW vs. NA vs. SAN vs. VER Overall Record
DAN -- 4-4 3-5 2-0 2-0 2-0 1-1 3-5 1-1 5-3 23-18
HOL 4-4 -- 2-6 2-0 2-0 1-1 1-1 3-5 2-0 1-7 17-24
KEE 5-3 6-2 -- 2-0 2-0 0-2 1-1 5-3 1-1 7-1 29-13
LAC 0-2 0-2 0-2 -- 4-3 4-4 1-7 0-2 7-1 1-1 17-24
MYS 0-2 0-2 0-2 3-4 -- 1-7 1-7 1-1 5-3 1-1 9-31
NB 0-2 1-1 2-0 4-4 7-1 -- 4-4 2-0 3-5 2-0 25-16
NEW 1-1 1-1 1-1 7-1 7-1 4-4 -- 2-0 7-1 1-0 31-10
NA 5-3 5-3 3-5 2-0 1-1 0-2 0-2 -- 2-0 4-4 22-20
SAN 1-1 0-2 1-1 1-7 5-3 5-3 1-7 0-2 -- 0-2 18-23
VER 3-5 7-1 1-7 1-1 2-0 0-2 0-1 4-4 2-0 -- 18-23

Each team plays their other divisional teams 8 times (4 home, 4 away) and their non-division opponents twice (1 home, 1 away).

As of August 8, 2012.[3]

All-star game[edit]

The NECBL's 2012 All-Star Game will be hosted by the West Division's Vermont Mountaineers at Montpelier Recreation Field in Montpelier, Vermont.

Playoffs[edit]

Main article: 2012 NECBL playoffs

Bracket[edit]

  Division Semifinals Division Finals Championship Series
                           
  1  Newport Gulls 2  
4  Sanford Mainers 1  
  1  Newport Gulls 2  
East Division
  2  New Bedford Bay Sox 0  
2  New Bedford Bay Sox 2
  3  Laconia Muskrats 0  
    1  Newport Gulls 2
  2  Danbury Westerners 0
  1  Keene Swamp Bats 2  
4  Vermont Mountaineers 0  
  1  Keene Swamp Bats 0
West Division
  2  Danbury Westerners 2  
2  Danbury Westerners 2
  3  North Adams SteepleCats 1  

Seedings:
EAST
(1) Newport Gulls (31-10)
(2) New Bedford Bay Sox (25-16)
(3) Laconia Muskrats (17-24)
(4) Sanford Mainers (16-25)

WEST
(1) Keene Swamp Bats (29-13)
(2) Danbury Westerners (23-18)
(3) North Adams SteepleCats (22-20)
(4) Vermont Mountaineers (18-23)

League leaders[edit]

As of August 8, 2012.

Batting Average: Jeff Melillo (Newport Gulls) .404

Runs Scored: Zach Stone (New Bedford Bay Sox) 45

Hits: Zach Stone (New Bedford Bay Sox) 64

Home Runs Danny Collins (Laconia Muskrats) 19

Doubles Connor McKay (Holyoke Blue Sox) 15

Triples Brian O'Grady (Vermont Mountaineers) 3

Runs Batted In Rob Kelly (Vermont Mountaineers) 45

Stolen Bases Jeff Roy (North Adams SteepleCats) 24

On Base Percentage Jeff Melillo (Newport Gulls) .548

Slugging Percentage Danny Collins (Laconia Muskrats) .818

Earned Run Average Alex Haines (Vermont Mountaineers) 0.90

Wins Daniel Wright (Newport Gulls) and Brett Houseal (Danbury Westerners) 6

Strikeouts Alex Haines (Vermont Mountaineers) 54

Saves Nic Manuppelli (Laconia Muskrats) 8

Appearances Matt Longfield (North Adams SteepleCats) 28

Opponent's Batting Average Alex Haines (Vermont Mountaineers) .168

WHIP Jake Stinnett (Danbury Westerners) 0.69

League Awards[edit]

Weekly Awards[edit]

WEEK 1 (week ending June 9) HITTER: Conor Biggio (North Adams SteepleCats) PITCHER: Nolan Snell (Vermont Mountaineers)

WEEK 2 (week ending June 16) HITTER: Danny Collins (Laconia Muskrats) PITCHER: Drew Duncan (Holyoke Blue Sox)

WEEK 3 (week ending June 23) HITTER: Jeramy Matos (Mystic Schooners) PITCHER: Kevin McAvoy, Ryan Horstman, and Tyler Gauthier (Keene Swamp Bats)

WEEK 4 (week ending June 30) HITTER: Frank Schwindel (Keene Swamp Bats) PITCHER: Brian Derner (New Bedford Bay Sox)

WEEK 5 (week ending July 7) HITTER: Yale Rosen (Newport Gulls) PITCHER: Alex Haines (Vermont Mountaineers)

WEEK 6 (week ending July 14) HITTER: Danny Collins (Laconia Muskrats) PITCHER: Matt Longfield (North Adams SteepleCats)

WEEK 7 (week ending July 21) HITTER: Grant Kay (Keene Swamp Bats) PITCHER: Steven Rice (Sanford Mainers)

WEEK 8 (week ending July 28) HITTER: Anthony Hajjar (Sanford Mainers) PITCHER: Brian Derner (New Bedford Bay Sox)

See also[edit]

External links[edit]

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. ^ "2012 NECBL Season - Standings". Retrieved 6 May 2012.