A lot of folks look forward to summertime baseball it looks like no baseball this summer for the steeplecats, The directors of the New England Collegiate Baseball League announced on Friday that it would not be holding a 2020 season because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

IBerkshires.com reports that for the first time since 2001, the North Adams SteepleCats will not bring collegiate all-stars from around the nation to Joe Wolfe Field for a 44-game season that was scheduled to begin on June 3rd.

The league and team officials from the NECBl's 13 franchises consulted with officials in their host communities, followed the guidance coming out of six New England capitals, thinking about possible "Plan B" scenarios that used something other than a June 3 start date and hoped they could avoid making what, in the end, felt like an inevitable decision.

But as the calendar turned to May, league officials knew that they could not wait any longer to shut things down for 2020.