CRVBL Opens 12th Season This Sunday

The Connecticut River Valley Baseball League resumes the tradition of New England Town Team adult baseball on Sunday, April 21 when it begins its 12th season at four local ballparks.  All eight of the League’s teams are in action on Opening Day, with three New Hampshire teams hosting clubs from Vermont, and one all-New Hampshire game.
The games, all of which are free to the public, begin at 11 a.m. when the defending CRVBL champion Claremont Cardinals host the Putney Fossils at Barnes Park; the Keene Black Dawgs entertain the Chester Crush at Marlborough Field in Marlborough, and the league’s newest entry, the Sunapee Old Lakers, play host to the Newport Polar Bears.
 At 1 p.m., the Walpole Wild Blue will open its home season against the Brattleboro River Rats. Ceremonies at Walpole’s baseball complex include the throwing out of the first pitch by Walpole resident and internationally-renowned filmaker Ken Burns, a live rendition of the National Anthem by 12 year old singer Izzy Patterson and a commemoration remembering longtime CRVBL umpire coordinator Ed Gillogly, who died earlier this year.
CRVBL teams play a 14-game regular season, with most games on Sundays.  The league champion is decided by a double elimination playoff series in August.
All CRVBL games and information on any of the league’s eight teams in 2013 can be found at .

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