2003 NECBL season

The 2003 NECBL season marked the tenth season of the existence of the New England Collegiate Baseball League. The league expanded to thirteen teams with the addition of the Vermont Mountaineers of Montpelier, Vermont. The franchise was the league's first in the New England state of Vermont. This marked the fulfillment of the league's goal of having a franchise in each of the six New England states: Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New Hampshire, Maine, and Vermont.[1]

2003 NECBL season
Regular season
DurationJune 6 – August 3
Playoffs
Start dateAugust 4
Quarterfinal 1Newport over Danbury
Quarterfinal 2Torrington over Middletown
Quarterfinal 3Sanford over North Adams
Quarterfinal 4Keene over Concord
Semifinal 1Keene over Sanford
Semifinal 2Torrington over Newport
NECBL Championship Series
DateAugust 11–12
SiteAlumni Field, Fuessenich Park
ChampionsKeene
← 2002 NECBL seasons 2004 →

In the quarterfinal playoff rounds, Newport defeated Danbury 2-1, Torrington defeated Middletown 2-0, Sanford defeated North Adams 2-0, and Keene defeated Concord 2-0. In the semifinals, Keene defeated Sanford 2-0 and Torrington defeated Newport 2-0. In the championship round, Keene defeated Torrington 2-0 in game one and 7-1 in game two, capturing the NECBL title 2-0.[2]

Regular season standingsEdit

Team Wins Losses Win Pct.
Torrington Twisters 30 10 .750
Sanford Mainers 28 13 .683
Keene Swamp Bats 27 14 .659
Newport Gulls 25 15 .625
Danbury Westerners 22 17 .564
Concord Quarry Dogs 20 20 .500
Middletown Giants 18 23 .439
North Adams SteepleCats 17 24 .415
Manchester Silkworms 16 24 .400
Riverpoint Royals 16 24 .400
Thread City Tides 16 25 .390
Vermont Mountaineers 15 26 .366
Mill City All-Americans 13 28 .317

League leadersEdit

Category Player Team Stat
Avg Kyle Keen Keene .384
ERA Adam Kalkhof North Adams 0.65
H Kyle Keen Keene 58
R Keith Brachold Keene 37
RBI Chris Looze Concord 40
2B Jeff Natale Torrington 12
3B Jabe Bergeron Keene 4
HR Keith Brachold Keene 11
TB Keith Brachold Keene 86
SB Kyle Brown Sanford 31
K Ryan Mullins Riverpoint 89

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League awardsEdit

Award Player NECBL team
Most Valuable Player Steve Blackwood Keene
Top Pro Prospect Ryan Mullins Riverpoint
Offensive Player of the Year Kyle Keen Keene
10th Player Award Jeff Natale Torrington
Defensive Player of the Year Chris Ianetta Newport
Top Pitcher Ryan Mullins Riverpoint
Top Relief Pitcher Jason Kosow Keene
Sportsmanship Award Angus Fredenburg, Bobby Tewksbary Concord, Concord
Rookie of the Year Adam Kalkhof North Adams
Most Improved Player Andy Sonnanstine Sanford
Manager of the Year Mike Sweeney Keene

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AttendanceEdit

Rnk Team Year Total Game Average Rnk Change¿ Total Att Change Game Avg Change
1 Vermont Mountaineers 34,992 1,666 N/A N/A N/A
2 Keene Swamp Bats 35,926 1,663 -1 -2,972 -189
3 Concord Quarry Dogs 25,495 1,214 +0 -4,820 -229
4 Newport Gulls 21,604 1,200 +1 +4,964 +408
5 North Adams SteepleCats 17,496 874 -1 -1,591 -34
6 Torrington Twisters 16,593 829 -4 -12,752 -638
7 Sanford Mainers 9,968 474 -1 -3,861 -184
8 Manchester Silkworms 7,570 398 -1 -1,158 -17
9 Middletown Giants 5,370 268 +0 -2,191 -92
10 Danbury Westerners 3,994 221 -2 -2,998 -147
11 Thread City Tides 3,479 183 -1 -747 -18
12 Mill City All Americans 3,359 159 +0 +384 +3
13 Riverpoint Royals 1,774 88 -2 -2,026 -84
TOTAL NECBL 187,620 722 +5,224 -13

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  • ¿ Comparisons in relation to 2002 NECBL season.
  • † The Vermont Mountaineers were founded for the 2003 season.

External linksEdit

NotesEdit

  1. ^ http://www.necbl.com/2003webstats/LGSUMM.HTM#form.std Archived 2007-10-21 at the Wayback Machine NECBL standings archive, URL accessed December 11, 2008
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2010-01-03. Retrieved 2010-01-03.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link) NECBL playoff archive, URL accessed December 11, 2008
  3. ^ http://www.necbl.com/2003webstats/LGSUMM.HTM#form.lgt Archived 2007-10-21 at the Wayback Machine NECBL leaders archive, URL accessed December 11, 2008
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2010-01-02. Retrieved 2010-01-02.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link) NECBL awards archive, URL accessed December 11, 2008
  5. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2007-10-20. Retrieved 2008-12-21.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link) NECBL team statistics archive, URL accessed December 21, 2008