The site is designed to provide players, coaches, scouts, and fans with a wealth of information about the ABCCL, its teams, and their players.
Entering our 15th season of play, the ABCCL has established a well-earned reputation for high-quality play and a unique spirit of cooperation and partnership with college programs throughout New Jersey, the Atlantic Region and beyond.
Along with schedules, standings and statistics, we will be constantly adding valuable tips to help our players both on and off the field, reprints of interesting editorial coverage, reports on League events and activities, recaps of outstanding performances, player profiles, and a host of other useful, thought-provoking, or just plain entertaining “stuff” about the college game.
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Ewing, NJ — The College of New Jersey sophomore Michael Fischer (ABCCL CLEMENTE/Robbinsville, NJ ), sporting a 2.73 ERA in 33 innings so far this season, recorded his fourth victory of the spring. Fischer went seven innings and struck out six limiting Rutgers-Newark to five hits and just two runs as the Lions’ offense plated 13 runs […]
April 1, 2017/Austin, Texas – Hunter Courson (ABCCL MONARCHS/Garland, Texas) hit the first walk-off grand slam home run of his college career as St. Edward’s University defeated Oklahoma Christian in a 10-run mercy rule victory. Courson’s long bomb over the left field wall put an exclamation point on an 8-run Hilltopper outburst in the seventh inning, […]
March 22, 2017/AUBURNDALE, FL—Junior righthander John Floegel (ABCCL MONARCHS/Summit, N.J.) turned in another impressive outing in Florida as he struck out six batters over seven innings of work against the University of St. Thomas. The hard-throwing Floegel averaged more than a strikeout per inning with the Monarchs during the 2016 summer season and his dominating […]
February 19, 2017/Coral Gables, Fla. – Exploding for 17 runs on 16 hits, Rutgers baseball beat No. 17-ranked Miami, 17-6, in the series finale Sunday at Alex Rodriguez Park. It was the most runs scored and the largest RU margin of victory against the Hurricanes in the 65th all-time meeting. Led by sophomore James Torres (ABCCL […]
A recent edition of USA Today featured a series of possible rule changes designed to speed up the pace of MLB games. The suggestions ranged from the realistic (installation of a pitch clock) to the ridiculous (eliminating warm-up pitches for incoming relievers) and everything in between: Limiting visits to the mound Intentional walks with no […]
Middletown, NJ – “For more than 17 years the ABCCL has been reaching out to young people in need, providing both financial and service support directly as well as through our All-Star Game and other events. These volunteer efforts have been great, but we’d like to do more and as a registered 501(C) 3 public […]
December 5, 2016, Middletown, NJ – The Atlantic Baseball Confederation Collegiate League (ABCCL) announced the appointment of Jay Blackwell, former President of the New Jersey Collegiate Baseball Association, ABCCL Executive VP and coach at four New Jersey colleges and universities, as its new president. Blackwell said, “I’m very proud to be named to this important […]
Middletown, NJ – The Play for James Foundation president, Peter Koehler, announced that the charitable (501(c) 3) foundation that bears his son’s name has launched its new web site, www.playforjames.org. “Having just completed another exciting ABCCL playoff series, it seems fitting that we’re able to increase the reach of our messaging about the Play for […]
By: Matt Lamb August 6, 2016/ Lincroft, NJ – After escaping a frantic 9th inning rally to defeat the Monmouth Monarchs on Thursday night, the Freehold Clippers were able to once again hold off the Monarchs, pulling away late to seal a 7-3 victory at Brookdale Community College in Lincroft. With their win the Clippers […]
By Casey Egan’ August 5, 2016/Holmdel, NJ – Friday evening at St. John Vianney High School the Angels and Monarchs faced off to see who will be playing the Freehold Clippers for the 2016 ABCCL Jerry Lillis Cup Championship. Both teams battled hard in Friday’s match-up but ultimately it was the Monarchs who prevailed. […]
By: Matt Lamb August 4, 2016/ Freehold, NJ – The defending ABCCL champion Monmouth Monarchs gave the Freehold Clippers all they could handle Thursday evening at Michael J. Tighe Park in Freehold, never relenting despite trailing throughout the game. However, their 9th inning comeback attempt fell just short, as the Clippers hung on to secure […]
By Casey Egan’ August 4, 2016/Holmdel, NJ – On Thursday evening at St. John Vianney High School the DiMaggio Bombers and New Jersey Angels faced off one final time to see who would move on in the ABCCL playoffs. The Angels got on the board first when Bobby Gramer (Millstone, NJ/Middlesex County College, NJ) reached […]
By Nicole Baratta August 3, 2016/Belleville, NJ – In a must win game for both teams, the NJ Angels stay alive in the 2016 ABCCL playoffs with a 4-1 win over the NJ Nationals on Wednesday night. The Angels’ offense was centered around leadoff man Bobby Gramer (Millstone, NJ/Middlesex CC, NJ), who went 3-5 with […]
August 2, Holmdel, NJ – Having defeated the New Jersey Angels in a 2-1 nail bitter in their first round playoff matchup, the Monmouth Monarchs again relied on strong pitching to hold the Medford Starz at bay and advance in the winners’ bracket of the ABCCL playoffs. Monarchs’ starter, Ryan Hill (Katy, TX/St. Edwards University, […]
By Casey Egan Point Pleasant Beach, NJ / August 2, 2016 – In a do or die situation on Tuesday night, the DiMaggio Bombers were able to outscore the Ocean Giants 4-3 to advance to the next round of the ABCCL playoffs. The Bombers got on the board almost immediately in the top of […]