Vermont lands NECBL All-Star Game
- Updated: January 7, 2019
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. – The Vermont Mountaineers will play host to the 2019 New England Collegiate Baseball League (NECBL) All-Star Game on July 28 at Montpelier Recreation Field in Montpelier, Vt., the league announced Monday.
The Mountaineers also played hos to the NECBL All-Star Game in 2004 and 2012. The All-Star Game showcases the NECBL’s top talent with players from all NECBL franchises showcasing their skills in front of scouts from every Major League Baseball (MLB) organization.
“As The New England League celebrates its 25th anniversary, we are excited to return to beautiful Recreation Field in Montpelier to showcase some of the best college baseball players in the country in front of scouts from every MLB team,” NECBL commissioner Sean McGrath said. “Every summer, the All-Star Game is the pinnacle of our season and an opportunity for fans to watch a very high level of baseball that is guaranteed to feature future professionals.”
“It’s a big deal for us to land the All Star game for our fans,” said Mountaineers president and general manager Brian Gallagher. “Our fans create a great atmosphere at the ballpark and the community’s outstanding support of our organization has made one of the premier locations to experience summer collegiate baseball.”
Gates open at 1 p.m. and the Home Run Derby kicks off the afternoon’s festivities starting at 3:15 p.m. The All-Star Game will begin with pregame ceremonies at 5:10 p.m.
“The Mountaineers are one of the best summer collegiate baseball organizations in the country and it will be a treat to the players and coaches who earn the honor to compete in the 2019 All-Star Game,” McGrath said. “We are looking forward to a special evening at the ballpark that will be filled with talented players and wonderful entertainment.”
Tickets will be available for a flat general admission price of $6 and can be purchased in advance at www.TheVermontMountaineers.com or at the gate on game day
The New England Collegiate Baseball League is a wooden bat college summer league that fields teams in all six New England states. Partially funded by Major League Baseball, the NECBL started play in 1994 and is enjoying its 25th-year anniversary season this summer. The New England League has sent nearly 150 alumni to the Major Leagues and has had nearly 100 alumni drafted in each of the last 10 Major League Baseball Drafts. For continuing coverage of The New England League, visit NECBL.com and follow the league on Twitter, Instagram and on Facebook.