10/18/2022 8:28 AM
LYNN, Mass. -- For the second time in franchise history, the North Shore Navigators will be hosting the New England Collegiate Baseball League (NECBL) All-Star Game at historic Fraser Field during the summer of 2023.
The NECBL’s showcase event is set to take place on Sunday, July 23, 2023, marking the first time it will be held in Lynn since 2011. The event will be a highlight of next summer’s activities in Navs Nation.
“The Navigators are honored to host the 2023 NECBL All-Star Game,” Navigators President Derek January said. “We look forward to putting on a first-class show for all the baseball fans of New England. The City of Lynn is making some significant upgrades to Fraser Field this offseason, and there’s no better way to show off our great facility than to host the All-Star Game. Our staff will be ready for an amazing event!”
The All-Star Game annually features some of the top talent the New England League has to offer, with players from all 14 NECBL organizations showcasing their skills in front of scouts from every Major League Baseball (MLB) team.
Commissioner Sean McGrath is excited for the NECBL All-Star Game to return to a premier location less than 15 miles from Boston, the largest city in all of New England.
“The NECBL All-Star Game is our showcase event where the rosters are filled with some of the best college players in the country who are certainly on track to be selected in an upcoming MLB draft,” McGrath said. “This event is attended by every MLB scouting department with some teams sending two or three scouts to evaluate our players. The Navigators organization and City of Lynn are well positioned to host this event by providing a beautiful setting at Fraser Field and where fans from all of our fourteen communities throughout New England will be able to enjoy watching the best-of-the-best this summer.”
The event will also showcase the extensive renovations to Fraser Field that are being made this fall in advance of the 2023 baseball season. Fraser will feature a new all-turf playing surface, new lights and an upgraded party deck among other new amenities.
The 2022 NECBL All-Star Game was hosted by the Martha’s Vineyard Sharks, in Oak Bluffs, Mass., for the first time ever. Navigators pitcher Jake Gigliotti (Northeastern) and outfielder Jake McElroy (Holy Cross) played in the game, while first baseman/outfielder Nathan Blasick (West Virginia) participated in the Home Run Derby.
The Navs also hosted the Futures Collegiate Baseball League All-Star Game in 2015.
More information regarding the 2023 NECBL All-Star Game and the Navs’ entire season schedule will be available at a later date.
Stay up to date on the latest Navs news all year long by visiting nsnavs.com and following the team on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. The 2023 season, which will begin in early June, will mark the Navs’ 16th summer of collegiate baseball on the North Shore.