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HYANNIS, Mass. – With summer coming to a close and the playoffs underway, southpaw Matt Boyd (Oregon) helped carry the Orleans Firebirds into the next round with one of his best outings that earned him this season’s final Coca Cola Pitcher of the Week.
The second day of the NECBL playoffs took place on Tuesday August 3rd with only one series being completed while the other three series will go to a winner take all game 3 on Wednesday night. The Newport Gulls completed the sweep to advance to the NECBL Eastern Division Final with a 3-0 victory over the Laconia Muskrats. They will face the winner of the Sanford Mainers and North Shore Navigators series on Thursday evening in Newport. Sanford forced a deciding Game 3 on Tuesday with a 5-1 victory over North Shore. The Danbury Westerners picked up a 5-3 victory over the Bristol Collegiate Baseball Club while North Adams Steeple Cats picked up a 6-4 victory over the Keene Swamp Bats.
The 2010 NECBL All-Star Game took place this year at Cardines Field in Newport Rhode Island which serves as the home of the Newport Gulls franchise. The NECBL features players from power conference teams like Vanderbilt and Georgia while also having players from lesser known schools like Nova Southeastern and UMass-Lowell.