Tag Archives: NECBL


CBD Journal with Ray Ricker (Post University/Mystic Schooners)

It’s been a long summer on the bus traveling all around the New England Collegiate League and my summer club the Mystic Schooners. This was my third year in the N.E.C.B.L. running a team as the past two seasons I was with the New Bedford Bay Sox, this make my summers a little different most assistant coaches. I really enjoying the recruiting aspect of coaching, going from showcase to showcase or field to field to try to find the next player to help your program take the next step. Coaching in the N.E.C.B.L. gives me the ability to run an all-star team composed of the top players in the country and get them to gel over the summer and hone their skills with a wood bat over the course of 42 games and hours on the bus. You really get to know these guys and admire how hard they work on an every day basis. Continue reading


2011 NECBL All-Star Game Quick Thoughts

CBD Senior Writer Kat Cornetta and CBD Editor Brian Foley were both able to take in the 2011 NECBL All-Star game on Wednesday evening at Fraser Field in Lynn, Massachusetts. The Eastern Division picked up the 3-1 victory over the Western Division as the game only featured 12 hits between the two squads. Here are our five quick takes from the game on Wednesday night. We will have a much longer post in the coming days with more in-depth analysis.  Continue reading


2011 NECBL All-Star Game Rosters Released

NECBL Commissioner Mario Tiani proudly announces the 2011 New England Collegiate Baseball League All-Star Teams.

On July 27, 2011 the NECBL will hold its 18th annual All-Star Game at Fraser Field Lynn, MA. First pitch is scheduled for 6:30 PM. Please join the crowd and watch the best players from the East and West Divisions compete. Come early to watch the exciting pre-game events and batting practice. For those that cannot attend in person, please watch or listen-in on TeamLine on www.necbl.com Continue reading


Walters State RHP Chris Costantino tosses No-Hitter in NECBL

Chris Costantino (Walters St CC) became the fifth player in New England Collegiate Baseball League history to throw a no-hitter, as he cruised past the first-place Keene Swamp Bats Sunday night to a 7-0 victory.

Costantino allowed no hits while striking out nine Swamp Bats, improving his league-high total to 41 strikeouts this season. Keene had four men reach base Sunday night; two on walks, one on a fielder’s choice and one on a passed ball on a swinging strikeout. Continue reading


Team USA defeats New Bedford 7-5

NEW BEDFORD, Mass. – Tyler Naquin (Texas A&M) hit two home runs and drove in five to lead the USA Baseball Collegiate National Team to a 7-5 win over New Bedford Wednesday night at Paul Walsh Field.

Naquin’s home runs were the first of the summer for the Collegiate National Team, which finished its tour of the New England Collegiate Baseball League Wednesday. Team USA is 5-1 as it heads to play in Gastonia, N.C., on Thursday. Continue reading


NECBL All-Stars defeat Team USA 3-2

BOSTON – Seven pitchers limited the NECBL All-Stars to three runs and four hits, but the USA Baseball Collegiate National Team managed three hits of its own in a 3-2 loss Monday afternoon at Fenway Park.

Team USA scored a run in the seventh off three NECBL errors, but stranded a runner at third to end the inning. It was the club’s last true rally, and allowed the NECBL All-Stars to pull out the one-run victory. Continue reading


USA Collegiate National Team defeats North Shore 4-1

LYNN, Mass. – Chris Elder (Oral Roberts) picked up two hits and Eric Anderson (Missouri) scattered three over five innings as the USA Baseball National Team defeated North Shore, 4-1, Sunday night at Fraser Field.

Elder went 2-for-3 in the win, singling in the fourth and singling again in the sixth during Team USA’s three-run inning. A shot to right, it drove in Josh Elander (Texas Christian) from third and gave the team a 2-0 lead. Continue reading


CBD Journal with Ray Ricker (Post University/Mystic Schooners)

Hello everyone. Welcome back to my blog. After a couple of days off from Post Baseball it was that time again, time to get back on the bus. I am entering my 3rd year in the New England Collegiate League which is widely regarded as one of the top 3 summer leagues in the country. This is my second season as Manager in the league. I really enjoy the opportunity to coach and teach some of the best players in the country. Watching the Major League Baseball Draft gets a lot more interesting not only because of the players that I have coached getting selected in the draft but also seeing what players might not be coming to your summer club. While at Post during the season I am calling and receiving emails from coaches all over the country and have the chance to select my team for the summer. This summer I am the Manager for the Mystic Schooners, my first question was what in the world is a schooner? It is a boat, I’ll save everyone the google search. Continue reading


Top 100 Countdown: 52. Jeremy Baltz (St. John’s)

College Baseball Daily continues our countdown to the start of the 2011 College Baseball season by checking in on the Top 100 Players in the country. We will be providing one player per day until we reach number 1.

We continue the countdown today at number 52 with sophomore Jeremy Baltz from St. John’s. The Vestal, NY native attended the local Vestal High School where he was a four-time New York State scholar-athlete. He earned a total of three letters in baseball while helping the Golden Bears win three straight sectional titles and two conference championships. He was a two-time all-division selection while being named all-conference as a senior. He was drafted by the New York Yankees in the 45th round in the 2009 MLB Draft but decided to attend St. John’s. Continue reading