The Boys of Summer come to New England

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Shawn Babineau joined the Worcester Bravehearts of the FCBL this year after a sensational sophomore season with Springfield College, where he was an ABCA/Rawlings NCAA Division III All-Region honoree. ©Mark D Phillips NO RESALES OR REUSE WITHOUT PERMISSION/NO
ARCHIVING ©Mark D. PhillipsIt is baseball in its purest form with athletes who are playing for the love of the game, with the slim possibility of advancing to a Major League Baseball career.

Most people think of the Cape Cod League when they think of the place to see the hottest up-and-coming players on their way to Major League Baseball careers.

The same week that Vandy won their championship, the Bravehearts management took a road trip to Cleveland to witness Aaron Civale, the first Braveheart to make his Major League Baseball debut, earn a win for the Indians. Called up to make a spot start, the 24-year-old pitched six shutout innings, allowing two hits and striking out six, which included all three batters in the first inning.