New Hampshire Hardball

Summer Preview: Northeast Tides

Northeast Tides

League/Division: North Shore Baseball League (NSBL).

Head Coach: Scott Bleakley.

Assistant coach: Kevin Gosselin

Colleges represented: Plymouth State, St. Joseph’s of Maine, Salem State, Eckerd, Mass Maritime, Stonybrook, Wheaton, Stonehill, UMass-Amherst, Quinnipiac, New Mexico JC, Williams, Northeastern, Fisher, Stetson, St. Anselm, UMass-Lowell, Endicott, Wofford, WPI, U Maine, Salve Regina.

Home Field: Keay Field (East Rochester).

Roster: Drew Healey (INF), Richie Fecteau (INF), Max Malila (INF), Alex Schlapak (OF/IF),  Jonathan Dube (C), Cade Thompson (P), Brody Ashley (OF), Jared Neikam (INF), Ryan Coleman (OF), Sam LaChance (INF), Bobby Cliche (P), Bryan Woolley (P), Brady Green (INF), Jake Bullard (INF), Nolan Elmore (C), Keagan Calero (INF), Jordan Gosselin (INF/OF), Kevin Gould (P), Ethan Imbimbo (P), Matt Bergeron (P), Zack Clough (OF), Andrew Dupuis (P), Noah Lewis (P), Tommy Lawrence (P), Aiden McDonough (P/OF), Axel Post (C).

Season opener: July 7 vs. Rowley

Coach’s comment: “Hopefully we will defy the expansion team stereotype and compete well in this historic league. I have been so impressed with the amazing level of college baseball talent along the Seacoast of New Hampshire. I feel very fortunate to have the opportunity to manage this collective group of great players and respectful young men. We will certainly have our work cut out for us as only four of the 12 teams will qualify for the league postseason this year.  As talented as we are, we have to assume that many of the North Shore teams will be highly competitive and likely have players from some sanctioned collegiate leagues like the Cape Cod League and the NECBL which had to postpone their respective seasons. It is a bit daunting to think that in the last 28 years of the NSBL, three teams (the Swampscott Sox, Peabody Champions and Kingston Night Owls) have won the league championship in 25 of these seasons. The Night Owls have been the latest dynasty, having won the league title in five of the past six seasons. At the least, I hope the Tides can disrupt the party that the Night Owls have had going, perhaps be those annoying party guests who refuse to leave.  Or perhaps, we have what it takes to crash the party! I am excited to see how things develop through the rest of the summer and am very thankful that we actually have a season to play in 2020.”



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