Open main menu

The 2005 NECBL season was the 12th season of the New England Collegiate Baseball League. The league reduced its membership from thirteen teams to twelve teams with the league's West Warwick, Rhode Island franchise, the Riverpoint Royals, dropping out of the league.[1] Also, the league's Hinsdale, Massachusetts franchise, the Berkshire Dukes, moved to Pittsfield, Massachusetts and became the Pittsfield Dukes.

2005 NECBL season
Regular season
DurationJune 7 – August 1
Playoffs
Start dateAugust 2
Quarterfinal 1Newport over Danbury
Quarterfinal 2North Adams over Manchester
Quarterfinal 3Keene over Sanford
Quarterfinal 4Vermont over Holyoke
Semifinal 1Newport over North Adams
Semifinal 2Vermont over Keene
NECBL Championship Series
DateAugust 8–9
SiteCardines Field, Recreation Field
ChampionsNewport
← 2004 NECBL seasons 2006 →

In the quarterfinal playoff rounds, Newport defeated Danbury 2-0 (3-2,8-0), North Adams defeated Manchester 2-1 (5-3,4-5,2-1), Keene defeated Sanford 2-0 (2-1,6-3), and Vermont defeated Holyoke 2-0 (9-0,8-2). In the semifinal rounds, Newport defeated North Adams 2-0 (7-1,3-2) and Vermont defeated Keene 2-1 (7-5,0-7,5-1). In the championship round, Newport defeated Vermont 11-2 in game 1 and 6-2 in game 2 to capture the NECBL championship.[2]

Contents

Regular season standingsEdit

Key to colors in standings
Top four of each division advanced to 2005 NECBL playoffs

Northern DivisionEdit

Team Wins Losses Win Pct.
Keene Swamp Bats 30 13 .698
Vermont Mountaineers 25 19 .568
Holyoke Giants 23 19 .548
Sanford Mainers 23 19 .548
Concord Quarry Dogs 20 22 .476
Mill City All-Americans 15 27 .357

Southern DivisionEdit

Team Wins Losses Win Pct.
Newport Gulls 25 16 .610
Manchester Silkworms 22 20 .524
Danbury Westerners 20 22 .476
North Adams SteepleCats 20 22 .476
Torrington Twisters 19 23 .452
Pittsfield Dukes 11 31 .262

League leadersEdit

Category Player Team Stat
Avg Cyle Hankerd Newport .383
ERA Troy Martin Keene 0.77
H Andrew Davis Keene 56
R Garrett Olson Keene 37
RBI Steffan Wilson Torrington 39
2B Andrew Davis Keene 14
3B Jeff Vincent Danbury 5
HR Kyle Brault Vermont 9
TB Steffan Wilson Torrington 92
SB Will Bashelor Concord 21
K Terry Doyle Pittsfield 79

[3]

League awardsEdit

Award Player NECBL team
Most Valuable Player Cyle Hankerd Newport
Top Pro Prospect Josh Fields Keene
Offensive Player of the Year Cyle Hankerd Newport
10th Player Award Ryan Reid Sanford
Defensive Player of the Year Chris Cates North Adams
Top Pitcher Troy Martin Keene
Top Relief Pitcher Josh Fields Keene
Sportsmanship Award Matt Rizzotti Vermont
Rookie of the Year Josh Fields Keene
Most Improved Player Troy Martin Keene
Manager of the Year John Russo Vermont
Umpire of the Year Dan Collins

[4]

AttendanceEdit

Rnk Team Year Total Game Average Rnk Change¿ Total Att Change Game Avg Change
1 Keene Swamp Bats 37,362 1,779 +0 -1,924 -91
2 Vermont Mountaineers 37,751 1,707 +1 +3,234 +64
3 Newport Gulls 33,759 1,687 -1 -2,204 -111
4 Pittsfield Dukes 32,452 1,545 +6 +24,320 +1,158
5 North Adams SteepleCats 26,230 1,249 -1 -2,227 -106
6 Torrington Twisters 19,980 951 -1 -3,374 -161
7 Sanford Mainers 14,692 699 +0 +1,932 +92
8 Manchester Silkworms 10,672 508 +1 +998 +48
9 Holyoke Giants 10,049 478 -1 -1,465 -70
10 Concord Quarry Dogs 9,920 472 -4 -9,710 -462
11 Danbury Westerners 5,601 280 +0 +33 +2
12 Mill City All-Americans 2,665 126 +0 -506 -25
TOTAL NECBL 240,953 960 +6,530 +92

[5]

  • ¿ Comparisons in relation to 2004 NECBL season.
  • † Pittsfield Dukes attendance figure comparisons in relation to 2004 Berkshire Dukes.

NotesEdit

  1. ^ http://www.necbl.com/2005webstats/lgsumm.htm#form.std Archived 2008-05-04 at the Wayback Machine NECBL standings archive, URL accessed December 13, 2008
  2. ^ http://www.necbl.com/2005playoffstats/confstat.HTM Archived 2006-05-16 at Archive.today NECBL playoff archive, URL accessed December 13, 2008
  3. ^ http://www.necbl.com/2005webstats/lgsumm.htm#form.lgt Archived 2008-05-04 at the Wayback Machine NECBL leaders archive, URL accessed December 12, 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 13, 2008
  5. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2008-09-19. Retrieved 2008-12-27.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link) NECBL team statistics archive, URL accessed December 27, 2008

External linksEdit