The makeup game played Monday July 28th was suspened at the bottom of the 7th inning with a 6-6 tie. Stay tuned for news on the continuation of this game,
The Swamp Bats game is ON for tonight, Monday 7/28. Come out and support the Bats as we strive for a playoff spot.
Due to impending weather, todays Baseball camp is canceled and will NOT made up.
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. - Ben Paulsen made his Major League Baseball (MLB) debut last night for the Colorado Rockies. The 2007 Keene Swamp Bat went 2-for-4, with two singles, in Colorado’s 7-2 loss to the Washington Nationals.
Paulsen is the sixth NECBL graduate to make his Big League debut this season. He becomes the 46th to play in the Majors this year and the 105th to reach the Bigs.
Paulsen’s debut also marks the 10th straight year where at least a half-dozen NECBL graduates made their Major League debut.
A third round pick out of Clemson in the 2010 MLB First-Year Player Draft, Paulsen was hitting .291 and slugging .524 for Triple-A Colorado Springs at the time of his call up. His slugging percentage was 10th-best in the Pacific Coast League. The 6-foot-4 Paulsen also had 24 doubles, six triples and 15 homers in 95 PCL games.
He was a PCL All-Star this season, an MiLB.com Organizational All-Star in 2013 and a Texas League All-Star in both 2011 and 2012.
Paulsen appeared in 18 games, all starts, for the 2007 Keene Swamp Bats. He hit .318 with two homers and 11 RBI. His average was second best on the team.
The NECBL congratulates Ben for this significant accomplishment. (Article Source NECBL)
July 21, 2014
Swamp Bats Approaching Halfway Mark of Alumni Field Campaign
Keene, NH - While the Swamp Bats have been busy on the field, off the field has been even busier as the Keene Swamp bats continue to raise funds for the Alumni Field campaign. The Swamp Bats have raised $18,725 of their $45,000 campaign goal. Most of the funds raised have been from individual donors, however $5,000 from the Putnam Foundation and another $5,000 from the NH Charitable foundation has helped the Swamp Bats get close to the halfway mark.
The money raised has already purchased the field tarp, a requirement of the NECBL, which will help alleviate rain cancellations. The next item is to upgrade the dated sound system at the field. When the total $45,000 is raised the warning track and infield service will also be able to be upgraded, and if funds allow repairs to the grandstand also need to be made.
“It has been amazing to see donations come in from supporters, past player and their families across the country to help us reach the campaign goal. We are truly grateful for all the support we have received,” Says Kevin Watterson, President of The Swamp Bats. “We are confident we will hit our goal and be able to make all the important upgrades needed at the field, not just for the Swamp Bats, but for all the baseball teams that utilize the field. We want Alumni Field to continue to be a source of pride in the community.”
The Keene Swamp Bats are a 501C3 Non-profit and part of the NECBL. For more information on how to make a contribution to the Alumni Field, please visit www.swampbats.com.