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Coach Joe Walsh Memorial Golf Classic

 

Mon., August 14, 2017
LeBaron Hills Country Club, Lakeville, Mass.

 

Joe Walsh was an outstanding baseball coach and an even better person. He touched so many lives through his association with Suffolk University, Harvard University, the Cape Cod Baseball League and amateur baseball throughout New England. To honor Joe's life, a group of former players are creating a scholarship in Joe's name at his alma mater Catholic Memorial High School. This scholarship will be given annually to a deserving student and will be funding by this annual golf tournament.

We would love to see as many of Joe's former baseball players as well as his girls' basketball players and track/cross country athletes join us for a great day of golf for a great man and great cause. Keeping Joe's legacy alive through this annual scholarship! We hope to see you at the tournament, but if you cannot make it, please consider some of the other options available to contribute to the cause. 

 

Joe Walsh Golf Tournament Website

Tournament Brochure




2017 MLB Drafted Players from NEIBA Schools (June 14, 2017)

 

NEIBA schools had 29 players drafted in June, 2017. Nine schools had multiple players drafted, led by UConn with four.

Total Players drafted from NEIBA schools:

2017: 29

2016: 33
2015: 26
2014: 26
2013: 26


2017 Draft

 

RND PICK TEAM PLAYER POS SCHOOL ST
6 190 Dodgers Wills Montgomerie RHP UConn CT
8 255 Cubs Austin Filiere 3B M.I.T. MA
9 282 Indians James Karinchak RHP Bryant RI
10 298 Pirates Beau Sulser RHP Dartmouth NH
13 379 Rays Erik Ostberg C Hartford CT
14 418 Pirates Chris Sharpe OF UMass Lowell MA
15 448 Pirates Gavin Wallace RHP Fairfield CT
16 486 Giants John Russell RHP UConn CT
17 512 Yankees Chris Hess 2B URI RI
19 561 A's Michael Danielak RHP Dartmouth NH
20 610 Dodgers Donovan Casey OF Boston College MA
20 615 Cubs Brendan King RHP Holy Cross MA
22 663 Mariners Johnny Adams SS Boston College MA
23 688 Pirates Ben Bengston SS Hartford CT
24 714 Brewers Robbie Hitt RHP Quinnipiac CT
25 758 Orioles Willy Yahn 3B UConn CT
27 809 Marlins Doug Domnarski LHP UConn CT
28 841 Astros Richard Slenker 3B Yale CT
31 929 Marlins Harisson White OF Yale CT
31 933 Mariners Ryan Costello 3b Central Conn. St. CT
32 948 Padres Matthew Batten SS Quinnipiac CT
32 955 Angels David MacKinnon 1B Hartford CT
32 961 Astros Martin Figueroa C URI RI
33 992 Yankees Jacob Stevens RHP Boston College MA
34 1023 Mariners David Hesslink LHP M.I.T. MA
35 1048 Pirates Drew Fischer RHP Amherst MA
27 1104 Brewers Christian Taugner RHP Brown RI
37 1117 Mets Josh Walker LHP New Haven CT
39 1164 Brewers Robert Henry OF Brown RI

 



College World Series - NCAA Division I
June 17-27, 2017
Follow the tournament here: D1BASEBALL.com
Watch the tournament here: ESPN3

 

Oregon State
Cal St. Fullerton
Florida St.
Texas A&M
Louisville
TCU
LSU
Florida

 

NCAA Division I Super Regionals
June 9-12, 2017

Follow the tournament here: D1BASEBALL.com
Watch the tournament here: ESPN3

Corvallis - Vanderbilt vs. Oregon State
Long Beach
- Cal St. Fullerton vs. Long Beach State
Tallahassee - Sam Houston St. vs. Florida St.
Baton Rouge - Mississippi St. vs. LSU
College Station - Davidson vs. Texas A&M
Louisville - Kentucky vs. Louisville
Fort Worth - Missouri State vs. TCU
Gainesville - Wake Forest vs. Florida


Northeast teams in the NCAA Division I Regionals
June 2-5, 2017

Follow the tournament here: D1BASEBALL.com
Watch the tournament here: ESPN3

Oregon State University
Goss Stadium

Fri. - #3 Yale (32-16) 5, #2 Nebraska (35-20-1) 1 (Game Story)
Fri. - #1 Oregon State (49-4) 8, #4 Holy Cross (23-27) 2
Sat. - #4 Holy Cross 7, #2 Nebraska 4 (Game Story)
Sat. - #1 Oregon State 11, #3 Yale 0
Sun. - #3 Yale 9, #4 Holy Cross 5 (Holy Cross eliminated)
Sun. - #1 Oregon St. 8, Yale 1 (Yale eliminated)

 

Texas Christian University Lupton Stadium
Fri - Rained out
Sat. - #1 TCU (42-16) 9 #4 Central Conn. St. 6
Sun. - #3 Dallas Baptist 6, #4 Central Conn. St. 5 (Central Conn. St. eliminated)


Clemson University Doug Kingsmore Stadium
Fri. - #2 Vanderbilt (33-22-1) 13, #3 St. John's (42-11) 4
Sat. - #4 UNC-Greensboro 3, #3 St. John's 1 (St. John's eliminated)

University of Florida McKethan Stadium
Fri. - #1 Florida (42-16) 10, #4 Marist (32-21) 6
Sat. - #3 Bethune-Cookman 4, #4 Marist 2 (Marist eliminated)

 



College Division Rallies to Tie University Division in 2017 NEIBA All-Star Game

 


The first pitch of the 2017 NEIBA All-Star game on Fri. June 2, 2017.

Southern Connecticut State University’s Nick Lamberti drove in Owls’ teammate Greg Zullo with the tying run in the bottom of the eighth inning as the College Division (Division II/III) squad rallied for a 3-3 tie against University Division (Division I) team in the 2017 Joe Walsh New England Intercollegiate Baseball Association (NEIBA) All-Star Game on Friday afternoon at McCoy Stadium in Pawtucket, R.I.
   Mike Corin of the University of Rhode Island hit a two-run homer in the top of the fourth inning on his way to earning Most Valuable Player honors. Matt Tulley of UMass Boston was selected as the NEIBA All-Star Game Most Valuable Pitcher after recording one strikeout in a perfect third inning.
   Prior to the game a ceremony was held on the field to honor the 2017 NEIBA award winners and the organization’s inaugural Hall of Fame class.

 

Box Score and Rosters

 

 

 

 

 


Most Valuable Pitcher - Matt Tulley (UMass Boston), NEIBA President - Ken Harring (UMass Lowell), and MVP Mike Corin (URI).



2017 NEIBA Award Winners (Announced May 31, 2017)

Congratulations to the 2017 Honorees!
More info on the Awards page

Division I Team of the Year:
UConn

Division I Coach of the Year: John Stuper, Yale
Division II Team of the Year: Southern New Hampshire University
Division II Coach of the Year: Scott Loiseau, Southern New Hampshire University 
Division III Team of the Year: UMass Boston
Division III Coach of the Year: Matt Noone, Babson College
Jack Butterfield Award: Matt Noone, Babson College
Kevin Burr Assistant Coach Award: Mike Phelps, Middlebury College
Andy Baylock Distinguished Service Award: Peter Frates

 

Division I Team of the Year: UConn
The Huskies finished atop the NEIBA poll for the second time in three seasons after posting 30 or more wins for the third year in a row. Under the guidance of Jim Penders, Connecticut finished the year at 33-25 overall and tied for third place in the American Athletic Conference (AAC). The Huskies were the top-ranked team in New England in six of nine weeks and went 9-5 against regional foes this spring.

 

Division I Coach of the Year: John Stuper, Yale
 The winningest coach in program history, John Stuper guided Yale to its first Ivy League Tournament championship since 1994 and an overall mark of 32-16 this spring. The Bulldogs, who are just one victory shy of a program record set back in 1993, went 16-4 in conference play and are set to play their first NCAA Tournament game in 23 years on Friday against Nebraska in Corvallis, Ore.

 

Division II Team of the Year: Southern New Hampshire University
Division II Coach of the Year: Scott Loiseau, Southern New Hampshire University
Under the direction of four-time Northeast-10 Conference Coach of the Year Scott Loiseau, Southern New Hampshire finished the year at 43-11. The Penmen, which were ranked in the top 10 in the nationals polls for much of the 2017 campaign, reached its second consecutive NCAA Division II Tournament East Regional final, while Loiseau collected his second straight NCBWA Coach of the Year honor.

 

Division III Team of the Year: UMass Boston
The Beacons put together a banner 2017 campaign that included winning a school-record 38 games while reaching the Division III College World Series for the second time in eight years. UMass Boston captured the Little East Tournament championship, earned the top seed in the Harwich Regional and went unbeaten on its way to clinching the program’s second CWS berth.

 

Division III Coach of the Year: Matt Noone, Babson College
Matt Noone was selected as the NEIBA Division III Coach of the Year after leading Babson to a school-record 29 victories and a spot in the Harwich Regional final last month. Under Noone’s guidance, the Beavers won a share of their first conference regular season crown since 2012 and first NEWMAC Tournament championship since 2009, and made the program’s third NCAA Tournament appearance.

 

Jack Butterfield Award: Matt Noone, Babson College
Presented to an active or former New England coach who exhibits the integrity and dedication to the game of college baseball that coach Butterfield demonstrated throughout his career.
Matt Noone, who just finished his 15th season at Babson College, has over 25 years of coaching experience in New England. After serving as pitching coach at Northeastern from 1991-2002, Noone took over at Babson prior to the 2003 season and has recorded over 330 wins and just won his third conference championship last month. In addition to his collegiate experience, he has served as both an assistant and head coach in the prestigious Cape Cod Baseball League and concluding his seventh year as a NEIBA officer.

 

Kevin Burr Assistant Coach Award: Mike Phelps, Middlebury College
Presented to an active New England assistant coach who exhibits the integrity and dedication to the game of college baseball that coach Burr demonstrated throughout his career.
Mike Phelps, who just finished his 12th season as an assistant coach at Middlebury College, has helped the program to three of the best seasons in program history during his tenure. The Panthers won 22 games in 2017, which is good for the second most in program history, and reached the conference tournament final after claiming the NESCAC West Division regular season crown. In addition to his work with the baseball program, Phelps also serves as an assistant football coach at Middlebury.

 

Andy Baylock Distinguished Service Award: Peter Frates
Given to a person who has significantly contributed to the betterment of New England College Baseball.
A four-year standout at Boston College from 2004-07, Pete Frates was diagnosed with Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) in March 2012. Frates, who captained the Eagles in 2007 and rejoined the program as the director of baseball operations in 2012, and his family established the Pete Frates #3 Fund and the Frates ALS Research and Support Fund to provide awareness and education about the disease and funding for those afflicted with ALS. Along with his family and support system, Frates championed the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge that raised more than $220 million in the summer of 2014 alone. He was awarded Sports Illustrated’s Inspiration of the Year in 2014 and received the 2017 NCAA Inspiration Award for the perseverance, dedication and determination to overcome his trauma while serving as a role model and giving hope and inspiration to others in similar situations.

 

 

 



2017 Div. III & II NCAA World Series Info (Updated 5-31-17)

 


Division III World Series (Appleton, Wisc.) May 26-30, 2017
Live Stats and Video
World Series Website


Fri. May 26
Washington & Jefferson (38-11) 4, Concordia-Chicago (33-11) 2
Roanoke (33-17) 8, Oswego St. (32-9) 7
North Central (29-16) 5, UMass Boston (37-10) 2
Cal Lutheran (35-10) 4, Wheaton 2
Sat. May 27
Concordia-Chicago 9, Oswego St. 4 (Oswego St. eliminated)
Washington & Jefferson 11
, Roanoke 1
UMass Boston 3, Wheaton 2 (Wheaton eliminated)
Cal Lutheran 14, North Central 5
Sun. May 28
11:00 - Roanoke 10, Concordia-Chicago 3 (Concordia-Chicago eliminated)
2:15 - North Central 5, UMass Boston 4 (UMass Boston eliminated)
5:30 - Washington & Jefferson 8, Roanoke 1 (Roanoke eliminated)
8:45 - Cal Lutheran 10, vs. North Central 8 (North Central eliminated)
Mon. May 29 (Best out of 3 series)
Washington & Jefferson 12, Cal Lutheran 2
Tue. May 30 (Best out of 3 series)
Cal Lutheran 12, Washington & Jefferson 4
Cal Lutheran 7, Washington & Jefferson 3

 

CAL LUTHERAN WINS WORLD SERIES



Division II World Series (Grande Prairie, Tex.) May 27-June 3, 2017

Live Stats and Video

St. Thomas Aquinas

West Chester
Lindenwood
Quincy
Delta St.
North Georgia
Colorado Mesa
UC-San Diego

WEST CHESTER WINS WORLD SERIES


 

Div. III NEIBA All-New England Announced (5-23-17)

 

 The 2017 NEIBA Division III All-New England team has been released: 2017 All-New England Team

 



2017 Div. III NCAA Regionals Info (Updated 5-22-17)

New York Regional (Onondoga Complex, Syracuse, N.Y.) May 18-22, 2017
FOLLOW HERE: NEW YORK REGIONAL
No. 1 Oswego St. (28-8)
No. 2 Southern Maine (30-11)
No. 3 TCNJ (31-11)
No. 4 Tufts (30-8-1)
No. 5 Castleton (34-8)

No. 6 Ithaca (28-11)

 

May 18 - Southern Maine 5, Castleton 3 / TCNJ 4, Tufts 3
May 19 - Ithaca 5, Castleton 2 / Oswego St. 1, Tufts 0 / Southern Maine 10, TCNJ 1
May 20 - Oswego St. 6, Southern Maine 4 / Southern Maine 4, Ithaca 0
May 21 - Southern Maine 7, Oswego St. 6 / Oswego St. 9, Southern Maine 4
Eliminated: Tufts, Castleton, TCNJ, Ithaca, Southern Maine
OSWEGO ST. wins regional


Mid-Atlantic Regional (PeoplesBank Park, York, Penn.) May 18-22, 2017
FOLLOW HERE: MID-ATLANTIC REGIONAL
No. 1 Johns Hopkins (36-6)
No. 2 Shenandoah (36-8)
No. 3 Wheaton (23-14)
No. 4 RIT (33-7)
No. 5 Alvernia (28-13-2)
No. 6 Elizabethtown (27-15)
No. 7 SUNY Maritime (26-11)
No. 8 Lesley (27-17-1)

 

May 18 - Johns Hopkins 15, Lesley 2 / Wheaton 8, Elizabethtown 6
May 19 - Lesley 6
, RIT 5 (15) / Wheaton 6, Shenandoah 0
May 20 - Shenandoah 4,
Lesley 1 / Wheaton 6, Johns Hopkins 1
May 21 - Shenandoah 5,
Wheaton 4
May 22 -
Wheaton 1, Shenandoah 0
Eliminated:
RIT, SUNY-Maritime, Lesley, Elizabethtown, Johns Hopkins, Shenandoah
WHEATON wins regional


New England Regional (Whitehouse Field, Harwich, Mass.) - May 18-22, 2017
FOLLOW HERE: NEW ENGLAND REGIONAL
No. 1 UMass Boston (33-10)
No. 2 Arcadia (32-11)
No. 3 St. John Fisher (30-10)
No. 4 Salve Regina (34-10)
No. 5 Babson (25-13)
No. 6 Suffolk (26-15)
No. 7 Worcester St. (20-20)
No. 8 Penn State-Berks (20-19)

 

May 18 - Babson 14, Salve Regina 3 / UMass Boston 9, Penn St.-Berks 8 (10)
               Suffolk 4, St. John Fisher 3 / Arcadia 4, Worcester St. 3 (12)
May 19 - Salve Regina 12, Penn St.-Berks 4 / St. John Fisher 14, Worcester St. 7
               UMass Boston 4, Babson 0 / Suffolk 1, Arcadia 0
May 20 - Babson 12, St. John Fisher 8 / Salve Regina 5, Arcadia 0 / UMass Boston 13, Suffolk 4
               Babson 6, Salve Regina 5
May 21 - Babson 9, Suffolk 1 / UMass Boston 11, Babson 8
Eliminated: Penn St.-Berks, Worcester St., St. John Fisher, Arcadia, Salve Regina, Suffolk, Babson
UMASS BOSTON wins regional

 

2017 DII NCAA Regionals Info 

 

East Regional (Franklin Pierce, Manchester, N.H.) May 18-22, 2017
FOLLOW HERE: EAST REGIONAL
No. 1 Southern NH (41-9)
No. 2 New Haven (29-11)
No. 3 St. Thomas Aquinas (28-15)
No. 4 LIU Post (30-18)
No. 5 Felician (33-13)
No. 6 Southern Conn. St. (27-14-1)
No. 7 Dominican (21-27)

 

May 18 - St. Thomas Aquinas 8, Southern Conn. St. 3 / New Haven 5, Dominican 2
May 19 - Dominican 5, Southern Conn. St. 3 / Southern NH 15, LIU Post 3 / St. Thomas Aquinas 4, New Haven 1
May 20 - Felician 7, New Haven 1 / St. Thomas Aquinas 13, Southern NH 1
May 21 - Southern NH 8, Felician 2
May 22 - St. Thomas Aquinas 13, Southern NH 2
Eliminated: Southern Conn. St., Dominican, New Haven, LIU-Post, Felician, Southern NH
ST. THOMAS AQUINAS wins regional

 

2017 Conference Champions (5-12-17)  

 

Conference races are being decided throughout New England as we speak.
Congrats to the 2017 Conference champions!

 

DIVISION III
Suffolk (GNAC)
Salve Regina (CCC)
UMass-Boston (Little East)
Worcester St. (MASCAC)
Castleton (NAC)
Lesley (NECC)
Tufts (NESCAC)
Babson (NEWMAC)

 

DIVISION II
New Haven (NE-10)

 

DIVISION I
Houston (AAC)
Davidson (Atlantic-10)
Marist (MAAC)
Central Connecticut St. (NEC)
Yale (Ivy)
Holy Cross (Patriot)
Florida State (ACC)
UMBC (America East)
Delaware (Colonial)

 

 

Inaugural NEIBA Hall of Fame class announced (5-9-17) 

 

The New England Intercollegiate Baseball Association (NEIBA) announced the names of its first eight inductees on Thursday. The 2017 Hall of Fame class will be honored prior to the organization’s annual all-star game on Friday, June 2, in Pawtucket, R.I.
 
The inaugural NEIBA Hall of Fame Class includes some of the New England’s top coaches, all of which left a lasting legacy of success. The inductees will be presented with their awards prior to the 43rd Annual NEIBA Joe Walsh All-Star Game between the University All-Stars (Division I) and College All-Stars (Division II/III). First pitch at McCoy Stadium is set for 12 p.m.
 
The 2017 NEIBA Hall of Fame Inductees (Click here for more info):

Archie Allen - Springfield
Archie Allen, who served as head baseball coach at Springfield College from 1948-78, amassed 454 career victories and led the Pride to the Division II College World Series on three occasions.
John "Tinker" Connelly - Northeastern
A tremendous three-sport athlete in the 1950s, John “Tinker” Connelly was the head baseball coach at Northeastern University for over 25 years. He won 288 games and led the Huskies to the College World Series in 1966.
John Winkin - Maine
A former lieutenant commander in the U.S. Navy during World War II, John Winkin won 1,043 games as the head coach at Colby College, the University of Maine and Husson University. He recorded 642 victories and made six trips to the College World Series with the Black Bears.
Andy Baylock - UConn
A member of the University of Connecticut athletics department since 1963, Andy Baylock won 556 games and led the Huskies to three NCAA Tournament appearances in 24 years as the head baseball coach.
Dick Bergquist - UMass
Dick Bergquist, who served as head baseball coach at the University of Massachusetts from 1967-87, won 392 games and led the Minutemen to a fifth-place finish at the 1969 College World Series.
Jack Butterfield - Maine
A two-sport standout in the 1950s, Jack Butterfield won 301 games in 20 years as the head coach at the University of Maine and the University of South Florida, and was selected as the Division I Coach of the Year in 1964.
Jim Stone - UMass-Lowell
Jim Stone amassed 801 career wins during his 37-year tenure as the head baseball coach at the University of Massachusetts Lowell. He led the River Hawks to the Division II College World Series in 2001 and 2002.
Joe Zavattaro - North Adams State
Former Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (formerly North Adams State University) head coach Joe Zavattaro won 493 games between 1964-95, and also served as athletic director at his alma mater.

 


NEIBA Meeting Summary

 

The annual NEIBA General Meeting took place on Friday, Jan. 20, 2017 at at Mohegan Sun. Attendance from the membership was excellent.

 

Highlights from the meeting include:

 

Treasurer Report
Matt Noone

 

New NEIBA Officers starting 2017-2018
President: John Susi - Western Connecticut St. (promoted)
Vice-President: Mike Rocco - Assumption (promoted)
Secretary-Treasuer: Brandon Eygabroat - UMass Boston (by unanimous floor vote)
Mass Region Zone 7: Greg Dicenzo - Holy Cross (by unanimous floor vote)

 

2017 All-Star Game Update
Tentative dates either Fri. June 2, or Sun. June 4. More information to come.

 

Other Business
Reminder to vote in region polls
Nominations open for NEIBA Awards through Mike Connelly
Looking for someone to handle social media for the organization (a small stipend available)
Hall of Fame update: Coming soon
Lineup cards and backpacks from Under Armour were distributed
The Executive Committee met before the General Meeting
2017 Rules Video Link (32 minutes) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vv7Mi_Qnjzs&feature=youtu.be

 

ALS Awareness
Mike Gambino

 

Presentation of the 2016 Award Winners:
Division I Team of the Year: Bryant University
Division I Coach of the Year: Steve Owens, Bryant 
Division II Team of the Year: Franklin Pierce University 
Division II Coach of the Year: Scott Loiseau, Southern New Hampshire University 
Division III Team of the Year: Tufts University 
Division III Coach of the Year: Eric Podbelski, Wheaton College 
Jack Butterfield Award: Bob Smith, Middlebury College 
Kevin Burr Assistant Coach Award: Pete Pasquarosa, Wheaton College
Andy Baylock Distinguished Service Award: Judy Walden Scarafile, Cape Cod Baseball League

 

Recognition of the NEIBA Sponsors:
Joe Murphy, On Deck Sports
Chris Rodday, Franklin Sports
Tameka Geaslen, Under Armour

 

 

Band Together Initiative Update (1/17/17)

 

A note from Mike Gambino, Boston College:
"First of all, I want to thank all of you for helping and supporting Pete Frates and his mission to strike out ALS last year with the "Band Together" initiative. Last year was a great first year and it was very much driven by our New England baseball schools. I also want to ask everyone for their help again this year.

 

We've cleaned up the distribution and made it way easier to get the wristbands this year. they will be for sale at Mohegan Sun on Friday and here is the link as well:

 

https://squareup.com/store/3step-sports/

 

We are hoping to have it start in New England again this year the last two weekends in April and spread throughout the country like it did last year. Read more here:

 

College Baseball Insider: Frates Fundraiser: Band Together to Strike Out ALS
D1Baseball.com: Fenway to Host BC-NCSU For ALS Game

 

 

Annual NEIBA Meeting - Jan. 20, 2017 - Mohegan Sun

 

The annual NEIBA meeting will take place Friday, Jan. 20, 2017 at 12:00 noon in the Pequot Room at Mohegan Sun. You do not need attend the Coaches Clinic to participate in our meeting.

 

You will notice that in an attempt to stream line our meeting, members received a link, via email, to the NCAA rules video. The umpires will not be addressing the group on Friday.

 

Due to the All Star Game postponement last spring, we will be presenting our 2016 Award winners.
Under Amour, our new sponsor, will be providing a gift and there will be new line cards for coaches who attend.
 
P.S. All Executive Board Members and ALL past Presidents are asked to meet at 11:00 AM for our required 2017 Executive Board Meeting.

 

Info on World Baseball Coaches Convention - Mohegan Sun

 

Every year, this coaches convention is an amazing forum for innovative learning about baseball coaching. The format of having three separate speakers at all times allows for coaches to easily be engaged every single hour. Congratulations to the following NEIBA coaches who will be speaking at this year's convention:

 

Bryan Adamski - Trinity
Travis Beausoleil - Mitchell
Raphael Cerrato - URIJayson King - West Point
Mike Leonard - Middlebury
Greg Sullivan - BC
Alex Trezza - BC

 

Convention Syllabus - with Speaker Outlines

 

Mohegan Sun Coaches Convention Website

 

 

NEIBA Update (12/28/16)

 

The Executive Board met on Thursday, Dec. 1, 2016 and here is some pertinent information.

1. Our annual Social at the ABCA Convention will be held Friday Evening at 9:30 on January 6, 2017. Exact room information will be forwarded just before the new year.

 

2. Our general meeting will once again be held once again in conjunction with the World Coaches Clinic at Mohegan Sun on Friday January 20th, 2017 @ 12 noon. Discounted admission to the clinic is available for assistants. Remember you do not have to attend the clinic to participate in our meeting.

 

3. Please remember to send your dues if you have not done so already!

 

4. We are pleased to announce that FRANKLIN, the number one manufacturer of batting gloves has joined us as a principle sponsor and will be offering our membership discounted pricing and direct service. We thank Chris Rodday and the folks at Franklin for their generous support of our association.

 

5. We are also pleased to announce that UNDER ARMOUR will now be a principle sponsor as well.

 


Coach Joe Walsh Memorial Golf Classic

Thur., Sept. 29, 2016
LeBaron Hills, Lakeville, Mass.

Joe Walsh was an outstanding baseball coach and an even better person. He touched so many lives through his association with Suffolk University, Harvard University, the Cape Cod Baseball League and amateur baseball throughout New England. To honor Joe's life, a group of former players are creating a scholarship in Joe's name at his alma mater Catholic Memorial High School. This scholarship will be given annually to a deserving student and will be funding by this annual golf tournament.

We would love to see as many of Joe's former baseball players as well as his girls' basketball players and track/cross country athletes join us for a great day of golf for a great man and great cause. Keeping Joe's legacy alive through this annual scholarship! We hope to see you at the tournament, but if you cannot make it, please consider some of the other options available to contribute to the cause. 

Joe Walsh Golf Tournament Website

Tournament Brochure

Joe's famous "Retirement of a Gate Crasher" story

 NCAA Div. I World Series

DI World Series, Omaha, Neb. (June 18-29, 2016)
Coastal Carolina (Big South)
UC-Santa Barbara (Big West)
Arizona (Pac-12)
Oklahoma State (Big-12)
TCU (Big-12)
Texas Tech (Big-12)
Miami (ACC)
Florida (SEC)

FOLLOW ALL THE SUPER REGIONALS LIVE HERE: ESPN NCAA Baseball
WATCH THE GAMES LIVE HERE: ESPN 3

2016 NEIBA Joe Walsh All-Star Game

A Note From the Executive Committee (Tuesday, June 7, 2016)

Despite the great efforts of many, Mother Nature won again and we are unable to play the NEIBA All Star Game this year. Make-up dates are more and more tricky to work out given all of the summer ball schedules.

Although we have had rain for two straight years, we do not want to minimize this event as it celebrates our student-athletes and a great number of people who work tirelessly to make collegiate baseball in New England special. These include all of our coaches (and their families), our award winners, our loyal sponsors, and the great number of folks who simply come out and support college baseball in New England.

There are so many people to thank, but we do want to recognize a few people who work hard behind-the-scenes for NEIBA. These include, but certainly not limited to, the following:

Matt LeBranche and his All-Region, Gold Glove, and Coach-of-the-Year committees who work diligently to recognize worthy players and coaches who have put together the special seasons.

Barry Rosen for his work on the Div. II polls and the Div. II All-Region Teams.

Tristen Hobbes for pulling together Div. I and the Div. I All-Region Team.

Brendan Eygabroat and his regional representatives who handle the Div. III weekly polls.

Bob Whalen for his work on the Div. I weekly poll.

Mike Connolly who chairs our awards committee and helps select the annual award winners.

Jeremy Viens for coordinating all polls and all media for the NEIBA.

Mark Woodworth and Seth Orensky for their work on the NEIBA website.

John Casey for his leadership and hard work in literally every aspect of college baseball.

Congratulations to all on a great season! We will send out a press release recognizing our players, coaches and award winners for 2016 and look to give out the hardware at our General Meeting in January. 

Best of luck this summer,

NEIBA Executive Committee
Ken Haring (UMass Lowell) - President
John Susi (Western Conn. St.) - Vice President
Matt Noone (Babson) - Secretary President

2016 MLB Drafted Players from NEIBA Schools (June 11, 2016)

There were 33 players from NEIBA schools drafted in June, 2016. Eight schools had multiple players drafted, led by Boston College with five, and UConn with four.

RND PICK TEAM PLAYER POS SCHOOL ST
1 19 Mets Justin Dunn RHP Boston College MA
1 31 Mets Anthony Kay LHP Connecticut CT
3 92 Indians Aaron Civale RHP Northeastern MA
7 213 Twins Matt Albanese OF Bryant RI
9 284 Cubs Duncan Robinson RHP Dartmouth NH
10 301 Orioles Cody Dube RHP Keene State NH
10 307 Astros Dustin Hunt RHP Northeastern MA
12 353 Marlins Mike King RHP Boston College MA
12 357 Mariners Timothy DeWald LHP Southern New Hampshire NH
13 381 Brewers Thomas Jankins RHP Quinnipiac CT
14 408 Reds Jesse Adams LHP Boston College MA
15 440 Rockies Justin Valdespina RHP Southern New Hampshire NH
17 508 Red Sox Nick Sciortino C Boston College MA
17 520 Mets Jay Jabs 3B Franklin Pierce NH
17 524 Cubs Zack Short SS Sacred Heart CT
19 573 Twins Sean Poppen RHP Harvard MA
20 598 Red Sox Nick Lovullo SS Holy Cross MA
22 661 Orioles Nick Gruener RHP Harvard MA
22 670 Mets Ian Strom OF Massachusetts-Lowell MA
22 675 Pirates Brandon Bingel RHP Bryant RI
23 678 Reds Manny Cruz SS Southern New Hampshire NH
23 686 White Sox Sam Dexter SS Southern Maine ME
25 763 Royals Robby Rinn 1B Bryant RI
26 784 Nationals Jack Sundberg OF Connecticut CT
27 804 Padres Chasen Ford RHP Yale CT
27 807 Mariners Paul Covelle RHP Franklin Pierce NH
27 815 Giants Pat Ruotolo RHP Connecticut CT
27 821 Dodgers Austin French LHP Brown RI
28 855 Pirates Michael Danielak RHP Dartmouth NH
34 1020 Rays Bobby Melley 1B Connecticut CT
34 1023 Twins Joe Cronin SS Boston College MA
39 1176 Angels Richard Fecteau SS/2B Salem State MA
39 1183 Royals Chase Livingston C Rhode Island RI

 

2016 NEIBA Award Winners 

 

Division I Team of the Year: Bryant University
Division I Coach of the Year: Steve Owens, Bryant 
Division II Team of the Year: Franklin Pierce University 
Division II Coach of the Year: Scott Loiseau, Southern New Hampshire University 
Division III Team of the Year: Tufts University 
Division III Coach of the Year: Eric Podbelski, Wheaton College 
Jack Butterfield Award: Bob Smith, Middlebury College 
Kevin Burr Assistant Coach Award: Pete Pasquarosa, Wheaton College 
Andy Baylock Distinguished Service Award: Judy Walden Scarafile, Cape Cod Baseball League

 

Division I Team of the Year: Bryant University
Division I Coach of the Year: Steve Owens, Bryant 
Bryant University, which finished first in the NEIBA poll for 10 straight weeks this spring, captured its fifth consecutive Northeast Confer-ence regular-season crown and its third conference tournament championship under the direction of four-time NEC Coach of the Year Steve Owens. The Bulldogs (47-10), who are ranked 20th by Baseball America and are 22nd in the USA Today Coaches poll, have set a school record for wins in a season and enter the NCAA Tournament as the No. 2 seed in the Charlottesville Regional. 

Division II Team of the Year: Franklin Pierce University 
Franklin Pierce University, which entered the week ranked second in the Collegiate Baseball Newspaper poll, captured its fifth consecu-tive Northeast-10 Conference Northeast Division regular-season title and claimed its first NCAA East Regional championship since 2013 and seventh overall to advance to the Division II College World Series. The Ravens, who reached the NCAA Tournament for the 12th con-secutive season, finished the year at 48-9. 

Division II Coach of the Year: Scott Loiseau, Southern New Hampshire University 
Scott Loiseau, who was selected as the Northeast-10 Conference Coach of the Year for the third time in the last five seasons, led Southern New Hampshire University to a conference tournament championship and a school record 50 wins this spring. The Penmen also made their fifth consecutive NCAA Tournament appearance and won five straight elimination games to reach the East Regional title game. 

Division III Team of the Year: Tufts University 
Tufts University, which finished the year at 35-8, captured its third NESCAC Tournament championship since 2010 and fourth overall, while making its sixth NCAA Tournament appearance in program history this spring. The Jumbos set a school record for wins in a season and reached the New England Regional final for the first time since 2010 and the second time overall. 

Division III Coach of the Year: Eric Podbelski, Wheaton College 
Eric Podbelski was selected as the NEIBA Division III Coach of the Year for the sixth time after leading Wheaton College to its 14th NEW-MAC Tournament championship and the top seed in the NCAA Division III New England Regional last month. The Lyons finished the 2016 campaign at 31-13, marking the 12th time that Podbelski has led the program to 30 or more victories since 2001. 

Jack Butterfield Award: Bob Smith, Middlebury College 
Presented to an active or former New England coach who exhibits the integrity and dedication to the game of college baseball that coach Butterfield demonstrated throughout his career. Following 38 years at Middlebury College, including 32 as head baseball coach, Bob Smith retired following the conclusion of the 2016 campaign last month. The winningest coach in school history, Smith amassed more than 350 victories and led the Panthers to their first 20-win season and first postseason berth after earning a spot in the ECAC Tournament in 1999. He collected his second NESCAC Coach of the Year honor after guiding Middlebury to its first conference title and an automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament for the first time in 2006, while leading the program to a school-record 26 wins. Smith also served as an assistant football coach from 1979-94 and head track & field coach from 1980-94. 

Kevin Burr Assistant Coach Award: Pete Pasquarosa, Wheaton College 
Presented to an active New England assistant coach who exhibits the integrity and dedication to the game of college baseball that coach Burr demonstrated throughout his career. 
A coaching veteran with nearly three decades of experience, Wheaton College assistant Pete Pasquarosa has been an integral part of the Lyons’ success over the last seven years. Since joining the coaching staff prior to the 2010 season, Wheaton has won six regular-season NEWMAC titles, five conference tournament championships and five trips to the Division III NCAA Tournament, including a second-place finish at the 2012 College World Series. Additionally, Pasquarosa has served as an assistant coach in the Cape Cod Baseball League (CCBL) since 1991 and will begin his 13th season with the Harwich Mariners later this month. 

Andy Baylock Distinguished Service Award: Judy Walden Scarafile, Cape Cod Baseball League 
Given to a person who has significantly contributed to the betterment of New England College Baseball. One of the most influential women in baseball, Judy Walden Scarafile served as president of the Cape Cod Baseball League (CCBL) for 24 years and retired following 45 years of service to the league in October. A former USA Baseball “Woman of the Year” Award winner, she became the first woman inducted into the Cape League Hall of Fame in 2003. After joining the CCBL as an official scorer in 1970, Scarafile served the league in various capacities before becoming the first female president in 1991. She is also featured in the “Women in Baseball” exhibit at the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, N.Y.

NCAA Div. I Super Regional

Boston College (35-22) at Miami (50-12)
Mark Light Field, Miami, Fla.

Fri., June 10 - Miami 12, Boston College 7
Sat., June 11 - Boston College 5, Miami 3
Sun. June 12 - Miami 9, Boston College 4

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Northeast teams in the NCAA Division I Regionals
June 3-6, 2016


University of Mississippi
Swayze Field
Fri. - #3 Boston College (32-20) 7, #2 Tulane (39-20)
 2

Sat. - #3 Boston College (33-20) 4, #4 Utah (26-28) 3
Sun. - #3 Boston College (33-20) 6, #2 Tulane (40-22) 3
     Boston College wins the regional (3-0).


University of South Carolina Founders Park
Fri. - #4 Rhode Island (31-25), 5, #1 South Carolina (42-16) 4
Sat. - #2 UNC Wilmington (40-18) 11, #4 Rhode Island (31-26) 7
Sun. - #1 South Carolina (44-16) 23, #4 Rhode Island (31-27) 2
Rhode Island (31-27) eliminated
(South Carolina wins the regional)

University of Florida Alfred A. McKethan Stadium
Fri. - #3 Connecticut (38-23) 7, #2 Georgia Tech (36-23) 6
Sat. - #1 Florida (48-13) 6, #3 UConn (38-24) 5
Sun. - #2 Georgia Tech (38-23) 7, #3 UConn (38-25) 5

UConn (38-25) eliminated
South Carolina wins the regional

University of Virginia
Davenport Field
Fri. - #3 East Carolina (34-21-1) 9, #2 Bryant (47-10) 1
Sat. - #4 William & Mary (29-30) 4, #2 Bryant (47-11) 3
Bryant (47-12) eliminated
East Carolina wins the regional

Texas Tech
Dan Law Field at Rip Griffin Park
Fri. - #1 Texas Tech (41-16) 12, #4 Fairfield (32-24)
 1
Sat. - #2 Dallas Baptist (41-18) 8, #4 Fairfield (32-25) 5
Fairfield (32-26) eliminated
Texas Tech wins the Regional

Louisiana Lafayette M.L. "Tigue" Moore Field

Fri. - #1 Louisiana Lafayette (41-19) 5, #4 Princeton (24-19) 3
Sat. - #3 Sam Houston State (41-21) 7, #4 Princeton (24-20) 2
Princeton (24-21) eliminated
Arizona wins the regional

NC State Doak Field
Fri. - #1 NC State (35-20) 13, #4 Navy (42-15-1) 8
Sat. - #4 Navy (43-15-1) 8, #3 St. Mary's (Ca.) 5
Sun. - #1 NC State (37-21) 17, #4 Navy (43-16-1) 1
Navy (43-16-1) eliminated
Coastal Carolina wins the regional

Texas A&M Blue Bell Park
Fri. - #1 Texas A&M (45-14) 4, #4 Binghamton (30-23) 2
Sat. - #2 Minnesota (34-21) 8, #4 Binghamton (30-24)
Binghamton (30-25) eliminated
Texas Tech wins the regional

NCAA Div. I World Series

DI World Series, Omaha, Neb. (June 18-29, 2016)
Coastal Carolina (Big South)
UC-Santa Barbara (Big West)
Arizona (Pac-12)
Oklahoma State (Big-12)
TCU (Big-12)
Texas Tech (Big-12)
Miami (ACC)
Florida (SEC)

Coastal Carolina won the National Title.

2016 Div. II World Series 

Nova Southeastern won the National Title.

DII World Series, Cary, N.C.
East Region - Franklin Pierce
Atlantic Region - Millersville

Central Region - Central Missouri
Southest Region - Lander
South Region - Nova Southeastern
West Region - Cal Poly Pomona
South Central Region - Angelo State
Midwest Region - Southern Indiana

Friday, May 28, 2016
Nova Southeastern 4, Franklin Pierce 3
Tuesday, May 31, 2016
Central Missouri 6, Franklin Pierce 0

2016 Div. III World Series 

Trinity (Texas) won the National Title, beating Keystone in the Championship Round, 2 games to none.

DIII World Series, Appleton, Wisc.
New England Region - Keystone

New York Region - Cortland State
Mid-Atlantic Region - St. John Fisher
Midwest Region - Wisconsin-Lacrosse
Central Region - Wisconsin-Whitewater
West Region - Trinity (Texas)
South Region - Emory
Mideast Region - La Roche

2016 Div. III NCAA Regionals Info (5-23-16)

New York Regional (Falcon Park, Auburn, N.Y.) - May 22, 2016
FOLLOW HERE: D3Baseball.com
CHAMPION: No. 1 Cortland (4-1) 
Eliminated
No. 4 Susquehanna (4-2)
No. 2 Ramapo (2-2)
No. 6 Castleton (1-2)
No. 3 Frostburg State (0-2)
No. 5 Union (0-2)

Mid-Atlantic Regional (PNC Park, Moosic, Penn.) May 22, 2016
FOLLOW HERE: D3Baseball.com
CHAMPION: No. 2 St. John Fisher (4-0)
Eliminated
No. 6 Kean (4-2)
No. 5 UMass Boston (2-2)
No. 8 Penn State-Berks (2-2)
No. 3 Salisbury (1-2)
No. 4 Haverford (1-2)
No. 7 Salve Regina (0-2)
No. 1 Misericordia (0-2)

New England Regional (Eastern Conn. St., Willimantic, Conn.) - May 22, 2016
FOLLOW HERE: D3Baseball.com
CHAMPION: No. 4 Keystone (4-0)
Eliminated
No. 3 Tufts (3-2)
No. 2 Oswego State (3-2)
No. 8 Salem State (2-2)
No. 6 Mitchell (1-2)
No. 1 Wheaton (1-2)
No. 5 Suffolk (0-2)
No. 7 Eastern Connecticut State (0-2)

2016 DII NCAA Regionals Info 

East Regional (Franklin Pierce, Rindge, N.H.) - May 23, 2016
FOLLOW HERE: Franklin Pierce Championship Central
1. Franklin Pierce (3-1)
Eliminated
2. Southern New Hampshire (5-2)
3. St. Thomas Aquinas (2-2)
4. Felician (1-2)
5. Bridgeport (1-2)
7. Dowling (1-2)
6. Molloy (0-2)

2016 Conference Champions (5-31-16)  

Conference races were decided throughout New England the past couple of weeks.
Congrats to the 2016 Conference champions!

DIVISION III
Suffolk (GNAC)
Salve Regina (CCC)
Eastern Connecticut State (Little East)
Salem State (MASCAC)
Castleton (NAC)
Mitchell (NECC)
Tufts (NESCAC)
Wheaton (NEWMAC)

DIVISION II
Southern New Hampshire (NE-10)

DIVISION I
UConn (AAC)
URI (Atlantic-10)
Fairfield (MAAC)
Bryant (NEC)
Princeton (Ivy)
Navy (Patriot)
Clemson (ACC)
Binghamton (America East)
William & Mary (Colonial)

NEIBA Announces "Player of the Week" Award (3-7-16) 

NEIBA has begun naming Players and Pitchers of the Week in each division, starting in March of 2016. Please check the PLAYERS-OF-THE-WEEK link above.

 Peter Frates Strike out ALS Wristbands

 A message from Mike Gambino, Boston College:

 "We are hoping to make Pete Frates' cause of striking out ALS the cause of baseball and we are hoping this movement starts in New England. Pete is a New England kid through and through and we are first and foremost a New England program. Having this national movement start with our group would be awesome.

"The goal would be to have it start in New England the second to last weekend in April and have it finish the second to last weekend in May with all the ACC schools wearing the wristbands for the final series. MLB and the ABCA have already said they are on board.

"You can purchase the wristbands off Petefrates.com or just send the file you received via email to any embroider you use and they can make them up. You probably won't have the program needed open the file on your computer but companies that do embroidering will. 

"I thank you all for everything you have already done for Pete and this mission as well as for helping to launch this next initiative. Greg DiCenzo  and Matt Noone are also playing  a big role in helping to launch this so I want to thank them as well."

 

NEIBA Updates (Updated 2-1-16)

• Mike Connolly (Bowdoin College) is currently soliciting nominations for the 2016 NEIBA Awards. 
• John Susi (Western Conn. St.) is currently accepting nominations for the inaugural NEIBA Hall of Fame Class. The deadline for nominations if Feb. 5, 2016.
• A number of schools still have unpaid dues. Please note that schools are not eligible for polls, all-star games, and NIEBA awards if the annual membership is not renewed.


NEIBA General Meeting (Summary)

Friday, Jan. 22, 2016 - 12:00 p.m.
World Coaches Convention - Mohegan Sun, Uncasville, Conn.

• The annual meeting of the membership was very well attended, and the association's annual business was conducted under the direction of NEIBA President Ken Harring (UMass Lowell) and Secretary Matt Noone (Babson College).

• The 2015 NEIBA Awards were presented at the meeting and all three winners were in attendance and recognized in front of the group. Congratulations!

Dan Gooley (Quinnipiac & Hartford) - Butterfield Award
Joe Cacciatore (Umpire) - Andy Baylock Distinguished Service Award
Todd Carroll (M.I.T.) - Kevin Burr Asssistant Coach Award

• Joe Cacciatore (Umpire) spoke about 2016 rules clarifications

• Mike Gambino (Boston College) welcomed ideas on a possible ALS awareness weekend in May.

• Many coaches from NEIBA were honored to be presenters on stage at the World Coaches Convention:

Mike Leonard (Bates)
Josh MacDonald (UConn)
Andy Baylock (UConn)
Travis Beaursoleil (Mitchell)
Justin Blood (Hartford)
Matt Noone (Babson)
Steve Trimper (Maine)
Conor Burke (Maine)
Nick Derba (Maine)
Greg Sullivan (Boston College)
Jayson King (Franklin Pierce)

Convention Syllabus - with Speaker Outlines

Mohegan Sun Coaches Convention Website

 

Thanks to our Sponsors
The NEIBA is pleased to announce that New Balance has signed on to become a major sponsor of the NEIBA, joining OnDeck Sports and Lousiville Slugger as the Association's main sponsors. The NEIBA urges it's membership to patronize our sponsors. Their support allows the NEIBA to promote college baseball throughout New England.






 
   
 

The NEIBA mourns the sudden passing of Joe Walsh. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family.

Remembering Joe Walsh Website
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2015 NEIBA POLL
5/18/15 - FINAL

Divison I
UConn

Division II
Franklin Pierce

Division III
Wesleyan


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