WEYMOUTH, Mass. (May 2, 2022) -- The Futures League is excited to announce the continuation of its linear television partnership with the New England Sports Network (NESN) during the upcoming 2022 season.
A series of Futures League games will be shown on the network for the third consecutive year. This summer’s slate once again has the league airing on NESN for matinee games on the first four Saturdays of July.
“The Futures League looks forward to showcasing New England’s best summer collegiate baseball on such a premier regional network like NESN again this season,” Commissioner Joe Paolucci said. “The first two seasons of televised games have been extremely successful. We can’t wait to showcase both new and old venues within our league during this year’s series of games.”
The television slate begins on July 2 with the league’s debut on NESN at Historic Holman Stadium in Nashua, N.H., where the Silver Knights will host the Pittsfield Suns. Two Massachusetts rivals will face off the following Saturday, July 9, as the Brockton Rox travel to face the Worcester Bravehearts at Hanover Insurance Park at Fitton Field. Both of those games will begin at 1 p.m.
On July 16, Billy Bullens Field in Westfield, Mass., will make its first-ever appearance on NESN when the Starfires face Worcester for another 1 p.m. first pitch.
The final Futures League telecast on July 23 is set to start at 12 noon from Campanelli Stadium in Brockton, Mass. The Rox will host the Nashua Silver Knights.
The NESN partnership began with three games in 2020, as the Futures League was the lone New England-based league to complete its season at the outset of the COVID-19 pandemic. Four more games were televised last summer.
The Futures League’s broadcasts on NESN are produced by Pack Network.
Founded in 2011, The Futures League is a wood-bat league featuring top collegiate baseball players from New England and throughout the country. The league features eight teams following the expansion to two former minor league markets — Burlington, Vt. and Norwich, Conn. — for 2021 and has attracted more than two million fans to games since its inception. On the field, over 200 alumni have been drafted by or signed with Major League Baseball organizations and seven have advanced all the way to “The Show.”
For the latest news and information on the FCBL all year long, visit thefuturesleague.com and follow the league’s Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages.
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