The Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League announced that the well-known Capital City Reds will join the league as an affiliate member for the 2021 season. As an affiliate member, the Reds will not play a full-league schedule and not be eligible to compete for a playoff spot. Presumably due to the pandemic and issues with international travel, the Reds will play all thier league games at US stadiums as it is far easier for one team to get clearances than 16.
No stranger to the PGCB and for that matter, the NYCBL, the Capital City Reds, have competed against numerous teams in exhibition contests in recent years. Based in the Canadian capital of Ottawa, the Reds are a not-for-profit organization that hosts teams at the collegiate, U18, and U15-U16 levels, which routinely travel to the United States for tournaments and showcases. CSBN is very familiar with the Reds and we know them to be a classy orgainzation.
In a press release. Robert Julian, league president said, “The Capital City Reds are also a signature addition. The PGCBL is committed to providing high-quality collegiate summer baseball experience for college players, but also providing fans in our service area with very competitive baseball, preservation of the baseball stadia in which we play, and continuing to propagate the importance of the joy of the sport. The Ottawa team is owned and operated by baseball enthusiasts, who will provide quality competition and help promote baseball in Canada.”
“The Capital City Reds are very pleased to join the PGCBL,” said Roch Seguin, president and head coach of the Reds. “We look forward to competing in the 2021 season as a member of the league. We believe our affiliation with the Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League is an important step in advancing baseball in Canada.”
The PGCBL recently announced tha the Batavia Muckdogs and the Niagara Power were also joining the league in 2021.
The status of the Auburn Doubledays is yet unresolved but seems like an obvious addition for the PGCBl and and the Tri-Valley Cats (Troy, NY) who, in a head scratcher, have anounced participation in the Independent Professional Frontier League, which is stretched out from Trois-Rivières, QC to Joliet, IL. It would have seemed that the PGCBL would have been a better footprint and is a league definitely on the rise.
Read full press release here.
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.