Newark Pilot Jordan Swiss (SVSU) slides into second vs. Capital City Reds in 2016.
In addition to the 325 games on the Perfect Game College Baseball League (PGCBL) slate for the upcoming 2017 season, eight teams will have additional exhibition games on their summer schedule.
The Adirondack Trail Blazers, Albany Dutchmen, Amsterdam Mohawks, Elmira Pioneers, Geneva Red Wings, Mohawk Valley DiamondDawgs, Newark Pilots and Utica Blue Sox will all participate in at least one exhibition game this season.
Highlighting the non-league schedule is Albany’s bout with MiLB’s Tri-City ValleyCats on Thursday, June 15, at Joseph L. Bruno Stadium in Troy, N.Y. First pitch for the contest is at 10:00 a.m. Tri-City, Class A Short Season affiliate of the Houston Astros, edged the Dutchmen, 5-4, in a tightly contested game last season.
Here is the complete list of exhibition games for 2017:
May 30 - Capital City Reds (Canada U-22) at Adirondack Trail Blazers
June 8 - Capital City Reds (Canada U-22) at Mohawk Valley DiamondDawgs
June 9 - The Cages Baseball Club (Massachusetts U-22) at Amsterdam Mohawks
June 10 - Albany Athletics (Twilight League) at Adirondack Trail Blazers
June 12 - Albany Senators (Twilight League) at Amsterdam Mohawks
June 14 - The Cages Baseball Club (Massachusetts U-22) at Mohawk Valley DiamondDawgs
June 15 - Albany Dutchmen at Tri-City Valley Cats (MiLB)
June 17 - Capital City Reds (Canada U-22) at Newark Pilots
June 25 - Syracuse Salt Cats (NYCBL) at Utica Blue Sox
June 30 - The Cages Baseball Club (Massachusetts U-22) at Utica Blue Sox
July 1 - Capital City Reds (Canada U-22) at Elmira Pioneers
July 2 - Syracuse Salt Cats (NYCBL) at Geneva Red Wings
July 4 - Capital City Reds (Canada U-22) at Elmira Pioneers
July 12 - Syracuse Salt Cats (NYCBL) at Newark Pilots
About the PGCBL
The Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League is a 13-team summer collegiate baseball league in Upstate New York. Since its inaugural season in 2011, the PGCBL – which annually draws talent from some of the best NCAA, NAIA, and junior college programs – has quickly evolved into the premier wood bat league in the state of New York, while becoming one of the most widely respected summer leagues in the country. The PGCBL is affiliated with Perfect Game, the nation’s largest independent amateur scouting bureau. Last year, there were more than 1,500 players in the pros who either wore the uniform of a PGCBL team or participated in a Perfect Game event. For more information, please visit www.pgcbl.com.