Keene Swamp Bats

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Keene Swamp Bats
League NECBL (Northern Division)
Location Keene, NH (1997–present)
Ballpark Alumni Field (1997–present)
Year founded 1997
League championships 4 (2000, 2003, 2011, 2013)
Post-Season Division championships 6 (2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2011, 2013)
Regular-Season Division championships 6 (2002, 2004, 2005, 2009, 2011, 2012)
Former name(s) Keene Swamp Bats (1997–present)
Former league(s)
  • NECBL
    • Northern Division (2002, 2004–2008)
    • National Division (2001)
Colors Purple, Black
         
Ownership Kevin Watterson
Management Vicki Bacon (GM)
Manager Bobby Bell
Website swampbats.com

The Keene Swamp Bats are a collegiate summer baseball team based in Keene, New Hampshire. The team, a member of the New England Collegiate Baseball League, plays their home games at Alumni Field. In the NECBL, they are consistently one of the top teams and have reached the league playoffs in 16 of the past 18 seasons. The team also has one of the largest fan bases in the league. Since 2002, they have led the NECBL in attendance three times and have finished outside the top two teams in attendance only once. This attendance is facilitated by Alumni Field's having the largest official capacity of any NECBL ballpark.

Team history[edit]

Year Regular Season Postseason
1998 18-24 DNQ
1999 27-14 1-2
2000 27-15 4-2*
2001 24-16 3-3
2002 31-11 4-4
2003 27-14 6-0*
2004 26-16 3-2
2005 30-13 3-2
2006 22-20 0-2
2007 22-20 0-2
2008 24-17 2-2
2009 27-13 1-2
2010 20-22 1-2
2011 28-14 6-2*
2012 29-13 2-2
2013 27-17 6-3*
2014 21-21 1-2
2015 13-29 DNQ
2016 20-26 DNQ
2017
Total 463-311 43-34
Overall 506-345

KEY: * - won Championship; DNQ - did not qualify

Postseason appearances[edit]

Year Division Semi-Finals Division Finals* NECBL Championship Series
Keene Swamp Bats
1999 Danbury Westerners L (1–2)
2000 Middletown Giants W (2–1) Rhode Island Gulls W (2–1)
2001 Torrington Twisters W (2–1) Newport Gulls L (1–2)
2002 Torrington Twisters W (2–1) Lowell All-Americans W (2–1) Newport Gulls L (0–2)
2003 Concord Quarry Dogs W (2–0) Sanford Mainers W (2–0) Torrington Twisters W (2–0)
2004 Vermont Mountaineers W (2–0) Sanford Mainers L (1–2)
2005 Sanford Mainers W (2–0) Vermont Mountaineers L (1–2)
2006 Sanford Mainers L (0–2)
2007 Vermont Mountaineers L (0–2)
2008 North Shore Navigators W (2–0) Sanford Mainers L (0–2)
2009 Holyoke Blue Sox L (1–2)
2010 North Adams SteepleCats L (1–2)
2011 Danbury Westerners W (2–1) Holyoke Blue Sox W (2–1) Laconia Muskrats W (2–0)
2012 Vermont Mountaineers W (2–0) Danbury Westerners L (0–2)
2013 Holyoke Blue Sox W (2–1) Vermont Mountaineers W (2-1) Newport Gulls W (2-1)
2014 Sanford Mainers L (1-2)
  • *The NECBL did not separate into divisions until 2001

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