Category Archives: Summer Leagues

2014 Futures League End of Year Awards Announced

Futures Collegiate LeagueThe 2014 season was noteworthy in more ways than one; it showed more promise and growth then previous seasons. Records were broken and new ones were set. The talent level league wide continues to expand and change and the players signing with the Futures League continue to be better than ever. With 24 players being drafted by MLB teams and additional 4 signing after the draft, it’s no surprise that the parity in the league caused the closest playoff race the league has ever seen, since its creation in 2011. Without further ado, the reason for such parity and talent, the recipients of the 2014 FCBL End of Year Awards. Continue reading 2014 Futures League End of Year Awards Announced

2014 West Coast League Season Award Winners

WestCoastLeague_thumb.gifKEIZER, OREGON – West Coast League President Dennis Koho announced the 2014 All-West Coast League teams and individual league awards as voted on by the league’s field managers. This year’s WCL Champions, the Bellingham Bells, placed three pitchers on the All-WCL first team and collected a number of honors including Pitcher of the Year, Coach of the Year, Executive of the Year, and the Jim Dietz Sportsmanship Award. Bellingham beat WCL defending-champion Corvallis in the West Coast League Championship Series two games to one and posted the league’s top record at 37-17. Continue reading 2014 West Coast League Season Award Winners

Newport wins 2014 NECBL Title

SANFORD, Maine – It’s funny what a couple weeks can make in the game of baseball, quite literally.

On July 28, just over 14 days ago, the Newport Gulls were mired in an extremely uncharacteristic stretch of mediocrity. It wasn’t June, it was late July, or as it has come to be known in the City by the Sea, the time of year that often precedes trophy season. Continue reading Newport wins 2014 NECBL Title