New Bedford Bay Sox Kick Off 2009 Season June 4th

The New Bedford Bay Sox will kick off their inaugural season at Paul Walsh Field on Thursday, June 4th at 6:30 p.m. The team will take on the Holyoke Blue Sox, in their first of 45 games this summer.
Opening Day will provide an enjoyable and exciting atmosphere for those of all ages. CEO and owner of the Bay Sox, Robin Wadsworth said, “We want to provide a fun, family, wholesome entertainment at an affordable price so that everyone is going to want to show up day in and day out. We’re going to create an atmosphere that is enthusiastic and people aren’t going to want to leave – that’s our mission.”
The night will consist of promotions, giveaways, cheerleaders, and games for the children. The Bay Sox will also be unveiling their new mascot, who will be walking around throughout the night to greet fans.
The Bay Sox, formerly known as the Torrington Twisters, chose New Bedford as its new home this past December. Wadsworth noted both the strong baseball community and large population as key factors in her decision. “The city blew our socks off with what they had to offer,” she said, “We are so excited to be here in New Bedford to open our 2009 season.”
The team, a member of the New England Collegiate Baseball League (NECBL), entered the league in 1997. Since then, there have been 144 former players who have gone on to play professional baseball.
Recognized as the premiere summer college development league in the world, the NECBL is a “pro-prospect league” funded in part by Major League Baseball. With robust partnerships with college coaches, pro scouts and twelve New England communities, the NECBL showcases the world’s elite college baseball players with a 45 game schedule including annual games with Team USA, international all-star touring teams and the US Military All Stars.
The Bay Sox will play a 22 home game schedule, along with an exhibition game against the US Military All Stars throughout the months of June and July.
Paul Walsh Field is located across from New Bedford High School at the corner of Parker and Hunter Street.
For the latest updates on the Bay Sox players, along with the 2009 schedule and upcoming events, please visit www.nbbaysox.com.
The New Bedford Bay Sox appreciate your continued support. GO BAY SOX!!!

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