The Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League is adding two teams for the 2013 season.
The Utica Brewers and the Adirondack Trail Blazers, both playoff eligible clubs in the New York Collegiate Baseball League in 2012, look to step up the level of competition next season.?
"Teams from upstate New York are gravitating to the high standards set on and off the field by the PGCBL." PGCBL President Jeff Kunion said in a news release. "It is a natural fit for these teams to join our league. Both teams have been playing for quite some time. First in the Eastern Collegiate Baseball League, then the NYCBL. As they have improved their operations it only makes sense for these clubs to want to compete at the highest level within New York state."?
The Brewers play at a former New York-Penn League ballpark, Donovan Stadium at Murnane Field and led the NYCBL in attendance last season.
The Trail Blazers, who finished right behind Utica in attendance, play at the renovated Robert Smith Sports Complex.?
The PGCBL is affiliated with Perfect Game USA, the largest independent scouting service in the country. Last season, more than 85 percent of all 2012 MLB draft selections had either worn the uniform of a PGCBL team or were alumni of a Perfect Game USA showcase event, the release said.