Valley Blue Sox win 2018 New England Collegiate Baseball League Championship

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The Valley Blue Sox are the 2018 New England Collegiate Baseball League Champions

The Blue Sox are back to back champions of the NECBL after defeating the Ocean State Waves in a best of the three championship series.

After Wednesdays’ 5-3 win over the Ocean State Waves in Holyoke, the Blue Sox dominated the waves in Rhode Island on Thursday night, beating them 19-6.

Last year was the team’s first-ever NECBL Championship.

Community Relations Director Chris Weyant told 22News the team’s recent success has drawn more players to spend their summers playing baseball in western Massachusetts.

“We’re starting to be a place where people want to play,” said Chris Weyant, Blue Sox communications director. “We’re starting to be a destination in the summer collegiate world. We’re in a real good spot here and we are set up for years to come and hopefully next year we can make it three.”

Many of the players were unavailable for interviews Friday since they flew back home for the rest of the summer.

This year’s roster had six players from western Massachusetts.

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