2000 NECBL season

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2000 NECBL season
Regular season
Duration June 4 – August 6
Playoffs
Start date August 7
Semifinal 1 Rhode Island over Mill City
Semifinal 2 Keene over Middletown
NECBL Championship Series
Site Alumni Field, McCarthy Field
Champions Keene over Rhode Island
1999  NECBL seasons  2001

The 2000 NECBL season was the seventh season of the New England Collegiate Baseball League. The league added a franchise in Manchester, Connecticut, the Manchester Silkworms, along with a franchise in Lowell, Massachusetts, the Mill City All-Americans. The league lost its Leominster, Massachusetts franchise, the Central Mass Collegians and its West Warwick, Rhode Island franchise, the Rhode Island Reds.

In the semifinal playoff rounds, Rhode Island defeated Mill City 2-1, and Keene defeated Middletown 2-1. In the championship round, Keene defeated Rhode Island 2-1 to win the franchise's first NECBL championship.[1]

Regular season standings[edit]

Team Wins Losses Win Pct. GB
Keene Swamp Bats 27 15 .643 0
Mill City All-Americans 25 16 .610 1.5
Rhode Island Gulls 24 18 .571 3
Middletown Giants 22 20 .524 5
Danbury Westerners 21 20 .512 5.5
Torrington Twisters 20 22 .476 7
Eastern Tides 14 25 .359 11.5
Manchester Silkworms 12 29 .293 14.5

League Awards[edit]

Award Player NECBL team Collegiate team
Most Valuable Player Kevin Wissner Middletown University of Connecticut
Top Pro Prospect Steve Guthrie Danbury Palomar Community College
10th Player Award Jason Boice Middletown Georgetown
Defensive Player of the Year Raphael Lara Rhode Island Miami Dade Community College
Top Pitcher Dan August Keene University of Tampa
Top Relief Pitcher Eric Johnson Keene University of Maine

External links[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.necbl.com/pdf/2000.pdf NECBL archive, URL accessed November 26, 2008