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The 23rd annual New England Collegiate Baseball League (NECBL) All-Star Game will be held on Sunday, July 17th, at historic Cardines Field in Newport, RI.
Hosted by the Newport Gulls, the NECBL All-Star game showcases the NECBL’s top student-athletes in a fun-filled afternoon and evening of baseball splendor.
In 2015, the Newport Gulls recorded 25 wins and 15 losses during the regular season. The Newport Gulls saw league-high attendance during the regular season in 2015, with an average of 2,315 fans per game and 46,290 fans in total visiting the historic field over twenty games.
When available, tickets for the All-Star Game will go on sale at www.newportgulls.com.
In 2015, the NECBL’s midsummer classic was hosted by the Sanford Mariners at historic Goodall Park in Sanford, Maine.
All-Star Game Fan Vote
Each team in the NECBL nominates a player for a total of 12 nominees, and the top vote-getter from fans – regardless of the division is invited to play in the NECBL All-Star Game.
For the first time in league history, the NECBL fan base had the final say by means of the inaugural NECBL All-Star Game Fan Vote in 2015.
The Newport Gulls, members of the 13-team New England Collegiate Baseball League (NECBL), are a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, founded as the Rhode Island Gulls in 1998 in Cranston, R.I., before moving to Newport in 2001. In addition to recruiting, fielding, and developing a team of the nation’s top collegiate baseball athletes and attracting 50,000 fans annually to Cardines Field, the predominantly volunteer organization strives to benefit the youth of Newport County via summer camps, reading programs, fundraisers, scholarships, and charitable donations – totaling over $1 million since 2001. The Gulls are six-time champions of the NECBL – the winningest franchise in league history – and were ranked as the overall No. 1 summer collegiate baseball team in the country by Perfect Game USA in 2012.
For more information about the Newport Gulls, visit facebook.com/newportgulls, follow the Gulls on Twitter @NewportGulls or visit www.newportgulls.com.
Photos via Newport Gulls