1998 NECBL season

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1998 NECBL season
Regular season
Duration June 3 – August 2
Start date August 3
Semifinal 1 Middletown over Danbury
Semifinal 2 Torrington over Rhode Island
NECBL Championship Series
Site Palmer Field, Fuessenich Park
Champions Middletown
1997  NECBL seasons  1999

The 1998 NECBL season was the fifth season of the New England Collegiate Baseball League. The league expanded to seven teams with the addition of the Keene Swamp Bats of Keene, New Hampshire. The Swamp Bats were the league's first New Hampshire franchise.

In the semifinal playoff rounds, Middletown defeated Danbury 2-0, and Torrington defeated Rhode Island 2-0. In the final round, Middletown defeated Torrington 3-1 to win their second consecutive NECBL championship.[1]

Regular season standings[edit]

Team Wins Losses Win Pct. GB
Torrington Twisters 30 12 .714 0
Danbury Westerners 25 17 .595 5
Middletown Giants 24 18 .571 6
Rhode Island Reds 21 21 .500 9
Keene Swamp Bats 18 24 .429 12
Eastern Tides 15 27 .357 15
Central Mass Collegians 14 28 .333 16

League Awards[edit]

Award Player NECBL team Collegiate team
Most Valuable Player Aaron Fera Rhode Island Georgia College
Outstanding Pro Prospect Mark Malaska Danbury Akron University
10th Player Award Dan Moylan Keene North Carolina
Defensive Player of the Year Fritz Sanchez Danbury University of New Haven
Outstanding Pitcher Kevin Olore Middletown Marist
Outstanding Relief Pitcher Brian Houdek Torrington Western Kentucky University

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