Seacoast Pirates Baseball has quickly grown into the largest travel program in New Hampshire since its inception in 2016. A program started by founder and director Scott Dubben and assistant director Eric Wells now includes 22 teams and 305 players training out of two facilities -- one in Epping, N.H, and another in York, Maine.
The fruits of the labor of the program's coaches and players is starting to show on the national level. The Pirates 17U squad was ranked No. 3 in the Northeast by Perfect Game last summer. The 15U squad earned the No. 2 ranking in the region.
Now in its seventh year of existence, the Seacoast Pirates program may soon have an imprint on pro baseball. Seacoast alumni like Kyle Ball (Stetson University), Kyle Maurice (St. Anselm) and high school senior Joe Allen are all considered prospects for the 2022 MLB Draft. Allen, in particular, could be a high draft pick after representing Team USA on the USA Baseball 18U National Team last summer.
In July of 2021, the Pirates -- originally known as Seacoast United -- partnered with 3STEP Sports, the nation's largest youth sports club and event operator. Dubben said the partnership has been nothing but positive with 3STEP helping to streamline the development process for Pirates players.