Monday, August 15, 2016

AMATEUR ANECDOTES: Kyle Dube can call himself a NECBL champion

At Fairfield University, Kyle Dube was part of the first-ever MAAC Tournament championship team and saw time on the mound in the NCAA Tournament.
Dube went on to pitch for the Mystic Schooners of the New England Collegiate Baseball League. Another season, another championship for the former St. Paul standout.
Kyle Dube
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Mystic Schooners
Mystic clinched its first NECBL championship since moving to the Connecticut shore for the 2011 season by beating the Sanford Mainers 8-2 last Thursday.
It was the second time Mystic went the distance in a best-of-three series in this postseason. The Schooners opened the playoffs with a three-game title against the New Bedford Bay Sox. Mystic swept the Newport Gulls to reach the championship series.
The Schooners won the first game over the Mainers at home by a score of 3-1, then took the second game in Maine for the championship.
As for Dube, the Southington right-hander started the Aug. 6 playoff game against Newport, which ended up being a 7-5 Mystic win. He earned a no-decision after pitching 3.2 innings. Dube struck out seven, walked two and gave up three runs (two earned) on four hits.
During the regular season, Dube pitched in eight games, five of which were starts. Dube tied for second on the team in wins with three and was a perfect 3-0. He pitched 29.1 innings and recorded a 2.76 ERA, 19 hits, 34 strikeouts and 12 walks.
Dube will be entering his senior season at Fairfield.

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