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THANK YOU

On behalf of the Premier Collegiate League, we would like to say thank you to all of the players, coaches, interns and volunteers who helped make our 2021 season another summer to remember. Thank you to our fans who came out to support the players this summer, we know you were treated to some exciting collegiate summer league baseball.

We would like to thank Eastern Officials Association, Mr. Chad Foltz and all of the great umpires at EOA. Their professionalism and dedication to baseball continue to help make our collegiate summer league a great place for players to develop and gain valuable playing experience.

We would like to thank War Memorial Stadium, the Peninsula Pilots, Henry Morgan, and the Pilots staff for graciously allowing us to use their facilities again this summer, thank you.

We would like to say thank you to all of the college coaches who allowed their players to join us this summer and be a part of the 2021 Premier Collegiate League. We trust that your players will return to campus this fall ready to compete and contribute to the program.

Finally, we would like to say thank you to Shannon Dooley, our league’s Director of Operations, who keeps the league running on schedule and together, and whose help each summer in invaluable. Thank you for all you do for the league, coaches, umpires, players, interns and fans.

2021 BIG WOODY AWARDS ANNOUNCED

The Premier Collegiate League announces the 2021 Big Woody Award Winners

The PCL’s Big Woody Awards are presented to the league’s top offensive players across 12 categories. Congratulations to our 2021 winners.

RIVER BANDITS 2021 PCL CHAMPIONS

Congratulations to the Tarboro River Bandits, 2021 Premier Collegiate League Champions.

The River Bandits finished the regular season in first place and went into the post season tournament as the number one seed in the eastern division. After a first round loss, the River Bandits bounced back to win three straight and the 2021 PCL Eastern Division Championship, sending them to the league championship game, where they came out victorious, with a hard fought 4 – 3 win and the 2021 PCL Championship.

Congratulations to the Wake Forest Fungo on a great season, finishing the regular season in first place and carrying their one seed into the post season tournament, where they emerged as the 2021 PCL Western Division Champions and competed until the final out in the 2021 PCL League Championship Game.

You can watch the live stream of the 2021 Premier Collegiate League Championship Game on the Tarboro River Bandits Live Stream Facebook Page.

Click here: 2021 Premier Collegiate League Championship Game

WILL SMITH NAMED 2021 PCL CHAMPIONSHIP MVP

Friday, August 6, 2021 – Tarboro, NC

At Friday night’s Premier Collegiate League’s Championship Game, Will Smith, Univ. of Tennessee – Martin, took the mound for the Tarboro River Bandits to face the powerhouse Wake Forest Fungo.

Will Smith led the Tarboro River Bandits to victory on the pitcher’s mound, surrendering three runs on six hits over eight innings, striking out seven and walking one, en route to being named 2021 PCL Championship MVP.

PitchingIP#PS%HRERSOBBHR
Will Smith8.0115.704633710
Will Smith, Univ. of Tennessee – Martin, 2021 PCL Championship MVP

RIVER BANDITS DEFEAT FUNGO TO WIN 2021 PCL CHAMPIONSHIP

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Tarboro River Bandits Clinches Lead In Eighth Inning For Victory Over Wake Forest Fungo In 2021 PCL Championship

Friday, August 6, 2021 – Tarboro, NC

Tarboro River Bandits took the lead late and defeated Wake Forest Fungo 4-3 on Friday. The game was tied at three with Tarboro River Bandits batting in the bottom of the eighth when Tarboro River Bandits scored one run on a stolen base.

Wake Forest Fungo opened up scoring in the second inning. Hogan Stallings drove in one when Stallings doubled.

Will Smith led the Tarboro River Bandits to victory on the pitcher’s mound. The pitcher surrendered three runs on six hits over eight innings, striking out seven and walking one. Eli Culbreth threw one inning in relief out of the bullpen.

Kei Yamagishi took the loss for Wake Forest FungoYamagishi went one and two-thirds innings, allowing two runs on three hits, striking out one and walking one.

Jayson Arendt started the game for Wake Forest Fungo. The righthander allowed seven hits and two runs over six and a third innings, striking out ten

Tarboro River Bandits racked up ten hits on the day. Mike Dolberry Jackson Cherry, and Dane Hoggard each collected multiple hits for Tarboro River BanditsHoggardCherry, and Dolberry each collected two hits to lead Tarboro River BanditsTarboro River Bandits was sure-handed and didn’t commit a single error. Levis Aguila made the most plays with nine.

Wake Forest Fungo totaled seven hits in the game. Thomas Fox and Stallings all had multiple hits for Wake Forest FungoWake Forest Fungo didn’t commit a single error in the field. Bryan Arendt had the most chances in the field with 12.

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Congratulations to the Tarboro River Bandits, your 2021 Premier Collegiate League Champions.

The River Bandits finished the regular season in first place and went into the post season tournament as the number one seed in the eastern division. After a first round loss, the River Bandits bounced back to win three straight and the 2021 PCL Eastern Division Championship, sending them to the league championship game, where they came out victorious, with a hard fought 4 – 3 win and the 2021 PCL Championship.

Congratulations to the Wake Forest Fungo on a great season, finishing the regular season in first place and carrying their one seed into the post season tournament, where they emerged as the 2021 PCL Western Division Champions and competed until the final out in the 2021 PCL League Championship Game.

BOX SCORE

Wake Forest Fungo
LineupABRHRBIBBSO
Jayson Arendt310002
Josh Hoffman411001
Bryan Arendt300003
Tristan Marsh311000
Hogan Stallings402300
Thomas Fox402000
Caleb Fluno301010
Ryan Warren400002
Will Gamble400001
Kei Yamagishi
Totals3237319

Batting 2B: Josh Hoffman, Hogan Stallings
3B: Tristan Marsh
TB: Caleb Fluno, Thomas Fox 2, Josh Hoffman 2, Tristan Marsh 3, Hogan Stallings 3
RBI: Hogan Stallings 3
HBP: Jayson Arendt, Bryan Arendt, Tristan Marsh
Totals Team QAB: 12 (33.33%)
Bryan Arendt, Caleb Fluno, Thomas Fox 2, Josh Hoffman, Tristan Marsh 2, Hogan Stallings 2, Ryan Warren 3

Team LOB: 6 Fielding DP: Thomas Fox

Tarboro River Bandits
LineupABRHRBIBBSO
Anthony Sherwin401001
Nick Hussey400000
Levis Aguila401002
Jackson Cherry312011
Mike Dolberry422002
Dane Hoggard412001
Pete Cosentino401103
Cam Hassert300210
Kevin Jones201011
Andrew Casey
Eli Culbreth
Ethan Fewell
Ben Jones
Zach Mallia
Camden Noble
Julian Parson
Tanner Smith
Will Smith
Totals324103311

Batting 2B: Dane Hoggard, Anthony Sherwin
TB: Levis Aguila, Jackson Cherry 2, Pete Cosentino , Mike Dolberry 2, Dane Hoggard 3, Kevin Jones, Anthony Sherwin 2
RBI: Pete Cosentino , Cam Hassert 2
FC: Cam Hassert
GIDP: Dane Hoggard
SB: Dane Hoggard
Totals Team QAB: 17 (48.57%)
Levis Aguila, Jackson Cherry, Pete Cosentino 2, Mike Dolberry 3, Cam Hassert, Dane Hoggard, Nick Hussey, Kevin Jones 3, Anthony Sherwin 4

Team LOB: 7

Wake Forest Fungo
PitchingIP#PS%HRERSOBBHR
Jayson Arendt6.1107.6267221020
Kei Yamagishi1.234.676322110
Totals8.0141.63810441130

Pitching L: Kei Yamagishi
Pitches-Strikes: Jayson Arendt 107-67, Kei Yamagishi 34-23
Groundouts-Flyouts: Jayson Arendt 3-5, Kei Yamagishi 1-1
First pitch strikes-Batters faced: Jayson Arendt 13-27, Kei Yamagishi 6-8

Tarboro River Bandits
PitchingIP#PS%HRERSOBBHR
Will Smith8.0115.704633710
Eli Culbreth1.017.647100200
Camden Noble0.00.000000000
Totals9.0132.697733910

Pitching W: Will Smith
HBP: Will Smith 3
Pitches-Strikes: Eli Culbreth 17-11, Camden Noble 0-0, Will Smith 115-81
Groundouts-Flyouts: Eli Culbreth 1-0, Camden Noble 0-0, Will Smith 2-13
First pitch strikes-Batters faced: Eli Culbreth 2-4, Camden Noble 0-0, Will Smith 22-32

Key

  • AB: At bats
  • R: Runs scored
  • H: Hits
  • RBI: Runs batted in
  • BB: Base on balls (walks)
  • SO: Strikeouts
  • 2B: Doubles
  • 3B: Triples
  • HR: Home runs
  • Grand slam: Grand slam home runs
  • TB: Total bases
  • RBI: Runs batted in
  • SAC: Sacrifice hits & bunts
  • SF: Sacrifice flies
  • ROE: Reached on error
  • FC: Hit into fielder’s choice
  • HBP: Hit by pitch
  • CI: Batter advances on catcher’s interference
  • GIDP: Hit into double play
  • GITP: Hit into triple play
  • SB: Stolen bases
  • CS: Caught stealing
  • PIK: Picked off
  • QAB: Quality at bats (any one of: 3 pitches after 2 strikes, 6+ pitch ABs, XBH, HHB, BB, SAC Bunt, SAC Fly)
  • QAB%: Quality at bats per plate appearance
  • LOB: Runners left on base at the end of an inning
  • E: Errors
  • DP: Double Plays
  • TP: Triple Plays
  • IP: Innings Pitched
  • #P: Total pitches
  • S%: Strike percentage
  • H: Hits allowed
  • R: Runs allowed
  • ER: Earned runs allowed
  • SO: Strikeouts
  • BB: Base on balls (walks)
  • HR: Home runs allowed
  • W: Wins
  • L: Losses
  • SV: Saves
  • BS: Blown saves
  • HBP: Hit batters
  • WP: Wild pitches
  • BK: Balks

FUNGO VS RIVER BANDITS FOR 2021 PCL CHAMPIONSHIP

Friday, August 6, 2021 – Tarboro, NC

In tonight’s Premier Collegiate League Championship, the 2021 Western Division Champion Wake Forest Fungo will travel to Tarboro Municipal Stadium in Tarboro, NC to take on the 2021 Eastern Division Champion Tarboro River Bandits.

This is a single, winner take all game to decide the 2021 Premier Collegiate League Championship. Tickets will be available at the gate, gates open at 6:00pm with the first pitch scheduled for 7:00pm.

Fri, Aug 06Wake Forest FungoTarboro River BanditsTarboro Municipal Stadium7:00PM EDT

If you can’t make it out to the ballpark tonight, you can watch all the action live on the Tarboro River Bandits Facebook Live Stream

CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE LIVE STREAM BROADCAST

Fans can also follow the action on our game changer feed at

https://gc.com/g/pcle21

RIVER BANDITS DEFEAT KNIGHTS 4 – 1 TO CAPTURE EAST DIVISION TITLE

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Tarboro River Bandits Takes Victory Over Greenbrier Knights, 4-1 To Capture East Division Title

Thursday, August 5, 2021 – Tarboro, NC

Tarboro River Bandits scores more runs than Greenbrier Knights, takes victory on Thursday to the tune of 4-1

Tarboro River Bandits got things moving in the first inning, when Mike Dolberry singled on a 3-2 count, scoring one run.

Ryan Cornelius got the win for Tarboro River Bandits. The ace allowed eight hits and one run over nine innings, striking out eight.

Aiden Foley took the loss for Greenbrier Knights. The pitcher went three innings, allowing three runs on five hits.

Tarboro River Bandits tallied one home run on the day. Dolberry had a dinger in the fifth inning.

Tarboro River Bandits totaled 12 hits. Will SmithDolberry Nick Hussey, and Pete Cosentino each had multiple hits for Tarboro River BanditsDolberry and Smith each collected three hits to lead Tarboro River BanditsTarboro River Bandits was sure-handed and didn’t commit a single error. Levis Aguila made the most plays with six.

Greenbrier Knights totaled eight hits in the game. Zach ColdsnowMax Lucas, and Myles Webb all managed multiple hits for Greenbrier KnightsColdsnow went 3-for-4 at the plate to lead Greenbrier Knights in hits.

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With their win tonight, the River Bandits win the 2021 PCL Eastern Division Championship and move on to face the 2021 Western Division Champion Wake Forest Fungo in the Premier Collegiate League Championship, Friday, August 6, 2021 at Tarboro, NC. Tickets will be available at the gate. Gates open at 6;00pm, first pitch at 7:00pm.

With their defeat, the Greenbrier Knights season has come to an end. We would like to thank the players, coaches, staff and fans for another great summer.

BOX SCORE

Greenbrier Knights
LineupABRHRBIBBSO
Trent Hanchey300011
Max Lucas402001
Jose Cazorla400002
Warren Bailey311111
Zach Coldsnow403000
Myles Webb402001
Zachary Will400001
Thomas Crandall400001
Shane McCarthy300010
Vincent Bashara
Aiden Foley
Andrew Ramos
Totals3318138

Batting 2B: Zach Coldsnow
HR: Warren Bailey
TB: Warren Bailey 4, Zach Coldsnow 4, Max Lucas 2, Myles Webb 2
RBI: Warren Bailey
FC: Zachary Will
GIDP: Zachary Will
Totals Team QAB: 14 (38.89%)
Warren Bailey 2, Jose Cazorla, Zach Coldsnow 3, Thomas Crandall, Trent Hanchey 2, Max Lucas, Shane McCarthy, Myles Webb 2, Zachary Will

Team LOB: 8 Fielding E: Thomas Crandall, Shane McCarthy, Zachary Will
DP: Thomas Crandall

Tarboro River Bandits
LineupABRHRBIBBSO
Anthony Sherwin500002
Will Smith513101
Levis Aguila401011
Jackson Cherry401000
Mike Dolberry423200
Dane Hoggard300011
Nick Hussey412100
Pete Cosentino302010
Cam Hassert400000
Andrew Casey
Ryan Cornelius
Ethan Fewell
Ben Jones
Zach Mallia
Camden Noble
Julian Parson
Tanner Smith
Totals36412435

Batting HR: Mike Dolberry
TB: Levis Aguila, Jackson Cherry, Pete Cosentino 2, Mike Dolberry 6, Nick Hussey 2, Will Smith 3
RBI: Mike Dolberry 2, Nick Hussey, Will Smith
ROE: Dane Hoggard, Nick Hussey, Anthony Sherwin
GIDP: Levis Aguila
SB: Mike Dolberry , Nick Hussey, Will Smith
CS: Dane Hoggard, Nick Hussey
Totals Team QAB: 19 (48.72%)
Levis Aguila 3, Jackson Cherry 2, Pete Cosentino 3, Mike Dolberry 3, Cam Hassert 2, Dane Hoggard 2, Nick Hussey, Anthony Sherwin 2, Will Smith

Team LOB: 11 Fielding DP: Cam Hassert

Greenbrier Knights
PitchingIP#PS%HRERSOBBHR
Aiden Foley3.074.608532030
Vincent Bashara5.072.708711501
Totals8.0146.6581243531

Pitching L: Aiden Foley
WP: Vincent Bashara
Pitches-Strikes: Vincent Bashara 72-51, Aiden Foley 74-45
Groundouts-Flyouts: Vincent Bashara 4-4, Aiden Foley 1-7
First pitch strikes-Batters faced: Vincent Bashara 12-21, Aiden Foley 13-18

Tarboro River Bandits
PitchingIP#PS%HRERSOBBHR
Ryan Cornelius9.0118.661811831
Camden Noble0.00.000000000
Totals9.0118.661811831

Pitching W: Ryan Cornelius
Pitches-Strikes: Ryan Cornelius 118-78, Camden Noble 0-0
Groundouts-Flyouts: Ryan Cornelius 3-13, Camden Noble 0-0
First pitch strikes-Batters faced: Ryan Cornelius 20-36, Camden Noble 0-0

Key

  • AB: At bats
  • R: Runs scored
  • H: Hits
  • RBI: Runs batted in
  • BB: Base on balls (walks)
  • SO: Strikeouts
  • 2B: Doubles
  • 3B: Triples
  • HR: Home runs
  • Grand slam: Grand slam home runs
  • TB: Total bases
  • RBI: Runs batted in
  • SAC: Sacrifice hits & bunts
  • SF: Sacrifice flies
  • ROE: Reached on error
  • FC: Hit into fielder’s choice
  • HBP: Hit by pitch
  • CI: Batter advances on catcher’s interference
  • GIDP: Hit into double play
  • GITP: Hit into triple play
  • SB: Stolen bases
  • CS: Caught stealing
  • PIK: Picked off
  • QAB: Quality at bats (any one of: 3 pitches after 2 strikes, 6+ pitch ABs, XBH, HHB, BB, SAC Bunt, SAC Fly)
  • QAB%: Quality at bats per plate appearance
  • LOB: Runners left on base at the end of an inning
  • E: Errors
  • DP: Double Plays
  • TP: Triple Plays
  • IP: Innings Pitched
  • #P: Total pitches
  • S%: Strike percentage
  • H: Hits allowed
  • R: Runs allowed
  • ER: Earned runs allowed
  • SO: Strikeouts
  • BB: Base on balls (walks)
  • HR: Home runs allowed
  • W: Wins
  • L: Losses
  • SV: Saves
  • BS: Blown saves
  • HBP: Hit batters
  • WP: Wild pitches
  • BK: Balks