NORWICH, CT — The Norwich Sea Unicorns announced that the team will be joining the Futures Collegiate Baseball League for the 2021 season. The Sea Unicorns will open their 2021 season on May 26 on the road when they travel to New Britain, Connecticut, to take on the New Britain Bees. Opening Night at Dodd Stadium will take place Monday, May 31 as the Sea Unicorns take on the Brockton Rox at 7 p.m. The full 2021 schedule will be available on goseaunicorns.com Wednesday.
“We are very pleased to be able to keep baseball here in Norwich and the Futures League is a great home for Sea Unicorns baseball,” said Sea Unicorns Owner and Managing Partner Miles Prentice. “We understand what this team and this facility means to the people of Norwich and surrounding communities. We look forward to providing the same level of affordable, family fun and excitement that fans have come to expect from a night out at Dodd Stadium for years to come”.
Founded in 2011, the Futures League is a wood-bat league featuring top collegiate baseball players from New England and throughout the country. More than two million fans have attended FCBL games since the league was established. On the field, over 200 FCBL alumni have been drafted by or signed with Major League Baseball organizations, including pitcher Tyler Bashlor (South Georgia College/Pittsburgh Pirates), outfielder Chris Shaw (Boston College/Baltimore Orioles) pitcher Aaron Civale (Northeastern University/Cleveland Indians), infielder Zack Short (Sacred Heart University/Detroit Tigers) and Jason Vosler (Northeastern University/San Francisco Giants) who have already debuted in Major League Baseball. The eight team league also includes the New Britain Bees (New Britain, CT), former New York-Penn League rival Vermont Lake Monsters (Burlington, VT), Brockton Rox (Brockton, MA), Nashua Silver Knights (Nashua, NH), Pittsfield Suns (Pittsfield, MA), Westfield Starfires (Westfield, MA) and Worcester Bravehearts (Worcester, MA).
“We are thrilled to welcome the Norwich Sea Unicorns to the Futures League as our eighth team and look forward to showcasing our fun, exciting brand of baseball in a new area in southeast Connecticut,” FCBL Commissioner Joe Paolucci said. “Bringing in another former Minor League organization and facility is outstanding for our league. We can’t wait to continue providing high-quality baseball to a great New England community for years to come.”
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