MU to host NYCBL expansion team

MANSFIELD – Mansfield University’s Shaute Field will serve as the home stadium for the newest expansion team in the New York Collegiate Baseball League, the Mansfield Destroyers beginning in the summer of 2019.

Team president and owner Don Lewis made the announcement at a press conference in the lobby of Mansfield University’s Decker Gymnasium on Tuesday.

“We are very excited and proud to bring this team to Mansfield and the surrounding region,” said Lewis. “We look forward to having the community enjoy top-level baseball from collegiate players all around the country.”

The Destroyers will play a 42-game schedule in the Western Division of the NYCBL in June and July with a six-team playoff scheduled for early August. Founded in 1978, the NYCBL is sponsored by Major League Baseball and is a member of the National Amateur Baseball Federation.