Pilgrims and Blue Sox Earn NECBL Playoff Spots, Holyoke to Host

2 Aug

With the conclusion of the NECBL on August 1, fans finally learned who will be battling it out in the playoffs.  The Ocean State Waves and Upper Valley Nighthawks won the Southern and Northern Division’s, respectively, and will get a bye to the division finals.  The Wild Card Round will see some strong Massachusetts flavor, with the Plymouth Pilgrims grabbing the #3 seed in the Southern and the Valley Blue Sox getting the #2 seed in the Northern.  Both teams will play in the single-game Wild Card Round, for the right to face the #1 seed in their respective divisions.  The Pilgrims will travel to Groton, Connecticut to face off against the Mystic Schooners, with first pitch scheduled for 6:05 on Thursday, August 3rd.  The Valley Blue Sox will host the Keene Swamp Bats on Thursday, August 3rd as well, with a 6:35 first pitch.  Below is information about the Blue Sox playoff game in Holyoke:

Northern Division Wild Card Round

Keene Swamp Bats (20-24) @ Valley Blue Sox (26-18)

August 3rd, 6:35

Mackenzie Stadium

500 Beech Street

Holyoke, MA 01040

Tickets are $7 for adults and $5 for kids and seniors.

All playoff games can be seen on the NECBL Broadcast Network.