LYNN, Mass. — The North Shore Navigators have revealed their schedule for the 2023 New England Collegiate Baseball League (NECBL) season, featuring 22 home games and the 2023 NECBL All-Star Game, presented by Metro Credit Union, at historic Fraser Field. Monday’s announcement was made by NECBL Commissioner Sean McGrath and Navs General Manager Maggie Barden.
North Shore’s home opener at Fraser Field is scheduled for Friday, June 9 against the Keene SwampBats. The 44-game summer slate will kick off two nights earlier with a Wednesday, June 7 trip to play the defending NECBL champion Martha’s Vineyard Sharks in Oak Bluffs.
The 16th season of summer collegiate baseball for the Navigators will include a total of 22 home dates, including four regular-season home games on Friday nights, three on Saturdays, and five on Sundays. The Navs will also host the NECBL All-Star Game for the first time since 2011 on the final scheduled Sunday of the summer, July 23, at 4:35 p.m.
Regular-season home games in 2023 are scheduled to begin at 6:35 p.m. on Monday through Thursday nights, 7:05 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays, and 5:05 p.m. on Sundays. The lone exceptions are 11:35 a.m. starts to accommodate field trip days for local schools and camps.
The Navs are excited to feature promotions and theme nights in conjunction with local businesses throughout the 2023 season, with further details to come in the spring.
The popular Field of Dreams Baseball Clinic will return in 2023, with a pair of Monday through Wednesday sessions running from June 26-28 and July 10-12. Click here to register your child for the clinic, which will be run by Navs players and coaches. The Navs will take to Fraser Field for 6:35 p.m. games on three of the six total clinic days.
Season passes, which admit two people to each Navs home game, are now on sale for $115 and can be purchased by clicking here. Please contact Barden ([email protected]) for more information and questions regarding ticket sales, booking group outings, and the Field of Dreams Baseball Clinic.
On the field, the Navs remain in the Coastal Division alongside the Martha’s Vineyard Sharks, Mystic (Conn.) Schooners, Newport (R.I.) Gulls and Ocean State Waves (South Kingstown, R.I.) for the second consecutive year.
The North Division features the Keene (N.H.) Swamp Bats, Sanford Mainers, Upper Valley Nighthawks (White River Junction, Vt.), and Vermont Mountaineers (Montpelier). The North Adams (Mass.) SteepleCats, Bristol (Conn.) Blues, Danbury (Conn.) Westerners and Valley Blue Sox (Holyoke, Mass.) make up the West Division.
North Shore will play seven games against each divisional opponent, and a home-and-home series against each of the four teams in both the North and West Divisions.
In the final week of the regular season, each of the league’s 13 teams will play solely against division rivals in hopes of qualifying for the 2023 NECBL Postseason, which will feature a total of six teams in the three division winners and three wildcards who have the next three highest winning percentages regardless of division.
A charter member of the New England League’s inaugural season dating back to 1994, the Navs rejoined the NECBL in 2021 after a nine-year hiatus and proceeded to capture the Northern Division regular-season championship. The franchise has qualified for the NECBL playoffs in five of its first six NECBL seasons and won its fourth Fay Vincent Sr. Cup in 2010.
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