January 30th, 2023
The Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League (PGCBL) is excited to announce the schedule for the upcoming 2023 season. The regular season will run from Thursday, June 1st through Saturday, July 29th, with each of the 16 PGCBL teams playing a 46-game regular season schedule.
The East Division will kick off opening night with a four-game slate on Thursday, June 1st. The West Division will get their first pitch underway with three games on Friday, June 2nd.
The East Division will enter the season with a new member, as the Utica Blue Sox will now play in the East after previously competing in the West Division. The East Division will be comprised of nine teams, including the Albany Dutchmen, Amsterdam Mohawks, Boonville Lumberjacks, Glens Falls Dragons, Mohawk Valley DiamondDawgs, Oneonta Outlaws, Saugerties Stallions, Watertown Rapids, and the aforementioned Utica Blue Sox..
The West Division will compete with seven teams, including the Auburn Doubledays, Batavia Muckdogs, Elmira Pioneers, Geneva Red Wings, Jamestown Tarp Skunks, Newark Pilots, and Niagara Power.
There are eight pre-scheduled double headers that will take place throughout the league and are indicated on the schedule as two identical games listed on the same date. Game times for all games will be announced by individual teams at a later date.
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The 2023 PGCBL Playoffs will begin the day following the end of the regular season, on Sunday, July 30th. The East Division will be represented by six teams, while the West Division will be represented by four teams. The Playoff structure will take place as follows:
PGCBL East Division Opening Round (1 game playoff): Sunday, July 30th
East Division #6 seed @ #3 seed
East Division #5 seed @ #4 seed
PGCBL Quarter-Finals (1 game playoff): Monday, July 31st
East Division lowest remaining seed @ #1 seed
East Division highest remaining seed @ #2 seed
West Division #4 seed @ #1 seed
West Division #3 seed @ #2 seed
PGCBL Semi-Finals (1 game playoff): Tuesday, August 1st
East Division lowest remaining seed @ highest remaining seed
West Division lowest remaining seed @ highest remaining seed
PGCBL Finals (Best of 3 game series): Wednesday, August 2nd – Friday, August 4th
Team with the highest regular season win percentage will retain home field advantage.
About the PGCBL
The Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League is a 16-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 USA, the nation’s largest independent amateur scouting bureau.