A Keene Swamp Bats Guide to the Spring Season

For some background to this post, check out this piece from a couple weeks back. I’ll cover as many summer teams as I can between now and the start of conference play, and take a look at how some of their players are faring nationally and locally, as well as their fans’ local viewing options right here in New England this spring. (Thanks to @KenLynes for recommending the Swamp Bats, let me know if there’s another team you’d like to hear about!)

If you’re reading this, you might be one of the 800,000 people who took in a collegiate summer baseball game in New England last year. It’s no secret that New England has a very special tradition in this department, but it’s also no secret that the support doesn’t translate as well to the NCAA season. I’m here to try and convince you that it should, and also to fill you in on what some current and former Swamp Bats are up to this spring.

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A North Shore Navigators Guide to the Spring Season

I’m very pleased to welcome guest poster Joshua Kummins. He’s a brilliant writer, a great follow on Twitter, and does as much as anyone for NCAA and collegiate summer baseball in New England. The first two paragraphs are mine, but after that, he’ll tell you about the team he covers during the summer, the Futures League’s North Shore Navigators– their alums, future players, and the spring teams that also call the North Shore home. Enjoy!

If you’re reading this, you might be one of the 800,000 people who took in a collegiate summer baseball game in New England last year. It’s no secret that New England has a good thing going in this department, but it’s also no secret that the support doesn’t translate as well to the spring, when our 97 NCAA programs are in action. With this series, I’m trying to convince folks that it should, and Joshua Kummins has graciously offered to fill you in about what current and former Navigators are up to this spring.

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A Sanford Mainers Guide to the Spring Season

For some background to this post, check out this piece from a couple weeks back. I’ll cover as many summer teams as I can between now and the start of conference play, and take a look at how some of their players are faring nationally and locally, as well as their fans’ local viewing options right here in New England this spring.

If you’re reading this, you might be one of the 800,000 people who took in a collegiate summer baseball game in New England last year. It’s no secret that New England has a very special tradition in this department, but it’s also no secret that the support doesn’t translate as well to the NCAA season. I’m here to try and convince you that it should, and also to fill you in on what some current and former Mainers are up to this spring.

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A Valley Blue Sox Guide to the Spring Season

For some background to this post, you might want to read this. I’ll cover as many summer teams as I can between now and the start of conference play, and take a look at how some of their players are faring nationally and locally, as well as the local viewing options right here in New England this spring.

If you’re reading this, chances are you’re one of the 800,000 people who took in a collegiate summer baseball game in New England last year. It’s no secret that New England has a very special tradition in this department, but it’s also no secret that the support generally doesn’t translate to the NCAA season. I’m here to try and convince you that it should, and also to fill you in on what some current and former Blue Sox are up to this spring.

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The CCBL NCAA Tournament Viewing Guide

If you’ve ever made it down to see baseball on the Cape during a summer, you’ll know how special it is to watch the best collegiate summer baseball league in the country. The calibur of play reflects the fact that the league draws from the top programs in the country, many of whom are part of the 64-team Division I Tournament that kicks off this Friday. For the third straight year, ESPN’s Bases Loaded platform will bring college baseball fans every minute of the action— you can catch every game on WatchESPN, the key moments on the NFL Redzone-style Bases Loaded channel, and select regionals on the Worldwide Leader’s TV channels. Below, I’ve compiled a list of the ’14 alumni and new faces in ’15 (not enough time to dig around for ’12s and ’13s, sorry). By my count, 222 ’14 and ’15 Cape Leaguers on 55 of the 64 teams will have a chance to play in the NCAA Tournament this weekend. Pop me an email (necollegebaseball@aol.com) or tweet (@NECollegeBsbl) if I missed anybody, and enjoy the baseball.

Oh, and consider the blog’s Bracket Challenge shamelessly plugged. Follow this link for more info on taking part in a little March Madness in May.

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