1996 NECBL season

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1996 NECBL season
Regular season
Duration June 3 – August 4
Start date August 5
Semifinal 1 Danbury over Rhode Island
Semifinal 2 Central Mass over Middletown
NECBL Championship Series
Site Doyle Field, Rogers Park
Champions Central Mass
1995  NECBL seasons  1997

The 1996 NECBL season was the third season of the New England Collegiate Baseball League. The league added a franchise in West Warwick, Rhode Island, the Rhode Island Reds. The league's Bristol, Connecticut franchise, the Bristol Nighthawks, dropped out of the league after two seasons.

In the semifinal playoff rounds, Danbury defeated Rhode Island 2-0 and Central Mass defeated Middletown 2-1. In the championship round, Central Mass defeated Danbury 2-1 to win their second consecutive NECBL championship.[1]

Regular season standings[edit]

Team Wins Losses Win Pct. GB
Central Mass Collegians 27 13 .675 0
Danbury Westerners 25 13 .658 1
Rhode Island Reds 21 17 .553 5
Middletown Giants 21 18 .538 5.5
Eastern Tides 13 26 .333 13.5
Waterbury Barons 10 30 .250 17

League awards[edit]

Award Player NECBL team Collegiate team
Most Valuable Player Dana Forsberg Central Mass University of Vermont
Batting Champion Jason Crepeau Danbury University of Southern Maine
Outstanding Pro Prospect-Player Bill Rich Middletown UConn
Outstanding Pro Prospect-Pitcher Jason Jenson Central Mass University of Southern Maine
Outstanding Pitcher Jason Jenson Central Mass University of Southern Maine
Outstanding Relief Pitcher Tom Malvest Danbury Stonehill College
10th Player Award Brian Edge Eastern University of Hartford
Defensive Player of the Year Steven Lewis Danbury St. John's University

External links[edit]


  1. ^ http://www.necbl.com/pdf/1996.pdf NECBL archive URL accessed November 25, 2008