Thoughts and pictures of my local minor league baseball team the New York Penn League Connecticut Tigers; a Detriot farm team. We'll still be looking at former Navigators/Defenders players along the way....

Wednesday, March 02, 2011

NEC baseball coming to Dodd:

from the Tigers website:

"The Connecticut Tigers and the Northeast Conference are pleased to announce that Senator Thomas J. Dodd Memorial Stadium will be the host site of the 2011 NEC Baseball Championship. The tournament will take place from May 19-22.

The winner of the four-team double-elimination NEC postseason tournament will receive an automatic berth in the NCAA Championship field of 64.

"The Connecticut Tigers and Dodd Stadium are extremely excited to be the host for the 2011 Northeast Conference Baseball tournament," said Tigers General Manager Andrew Weber. "This will be a great opportunity for baseball fans in Connecticut to see a top-tier Division I conference play for an automatic spot in the NCAA tournament and to showcase Dodd Stadium as a premier minor league facility."

The 2011 NEC Baseball Championship presented by Akadema marks the first-ever occasion that Norwich will host the tournament, but the fourth time in 19 years that the championship will take place in Connecticut (Bridgeport, CT in 1999; New Britain, CT in 2007 & 2009).

"We are excited to host the 2011 NEC baseball championship at Dodd Stadium," commented Northeast Conference Commissioner Noreen Morris. "This provides our student-athletes an opportunity to compete in a quality venue that has shown a strong commitment to college baseball, having served as a 2010 NCAA Regional site."

The Northeast Conference's three Connecticut-based schools, Central Connecticut State, Quinnipiac University and Sacred Heart University are all within 70 miles of Dodd Stadium.

Central Connecticut State University won the 2010 NEC Tournament after entering as the No. 2 seed. The Blue Devils advanced to the NCAA Regionals, which were played at Dodd Stadium, where the Blue Devils took on the Florida State Seminoles and the UConn Huskies.

The Connecticut Tigers are the Class-A affiliate of the Detroit Tigers and play in the New York-Penn League. The Tigers' home opener at Dodd Stadium will be June 20th 2011 at 7:05 P.M. against the Tri-City ValleyCats (Class-A affiliate of the Houston Astros). Season tickets are on sale now at or by calling the Tigers box office at (860) 887-7962."

Nice job!!


Blogger Dfensfan said...

Is the first round of dodd going to be held in Dodd as well?

7:22 PM


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