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2022 New Balance Select
11u & 12u Championship weekend
Saturday, June 11th
11 Carolina took on the Northeast Longhorns Orange in the New Balance Select Massachusetts 11u DIA Silver Bracket Quarter Finals of the Championship Series on Saturday morning at Banta-Davis Field in Carlisle, MA. Unfortunately, the Longhorns came out swinging early and were unable to make a comeback - ultimately falling 9-3. The Route 2 Blue Sox 11 Carolina end their season with a 14-12 record - Congratulations to Coach Christian Cox and his players on a tremendous season.
12 Carolina traveled down to Somerset, MA on Saturday afternoon to take on Slam Baseball in the Quarter Finals of the New Balance Select Massachusetts 12u DIA Silver Bracket Championship Weekend. Slam Baseball got on the board in the bottom of the 1st inning after a walk, a stolen base and a base hit to left-center field. In the top of the 2nd, the Blue Sox exploded for 6 runs -- James Lockwood led off the inning with a blistering home run to right-center field to tie the game. After three consecutive walks, Gabe Kioumejian singled to bring home Theo Haglund to give the boys in blue the lead. Lucas Lilley stepped up and after battling a few solid pitches, Lucas turned around an inner half fastball and belted it over the right field fence for a GRAND SLAM! That would be all the Blue Sox would need as they cruised into the semi-finals with a convincing 11-2 victory - eliminating Slam Baseball from the playoffs. Owen Scott was dominant -- pitching 5 innings, allowing 2 runs on 2 hits and 1 walk with 6 punch outs.
The Blue Sox would await to face the #1 Seed and Host, Bay Sox National. Unfortunately, the good luck train came to a stop in a hurry as the Bay Sox scored 6 runs in the 2nd inning, 1 run in the 3rd and 3 runs in the 4th to secure the 10-2 victory after 5 innings. The 12 Carolina squad finished with a 12-14 record and amongst the top 4 teams in the playoffs. Congratulations to Coach Morse and the entire 12 Carolina team on a great end of the season run!
2022 New Balance Select
13u & 14u Playoffs: First round
Saturday, June 11th & Sunday, June 12th
13 Navy headed into the New Balance Select Playoffs as the # 2 Seed in the Division I Silver Bracket. The boys in blue took care of business, as they went a clean 4-0, outsourcing their opponents 35-7 over the four game weekend. Solid pitching performances from Jordan Anstett and Steve McCabe locked up the first 2 wins for the Blue Sox. In games 3 and 4, Matthew Pizzi, Patrick MacKinnon and Johnny Connolly pitched very well to secure the last 2 wins.
13 Carolina began their 2022 playoff campaign as the #8 seed in the Massachusetts New Balance Select 13u DIA Gold Bracket Playoffs with a 'Best of Three Series' against the top seeded Nor'Easters Stampede Black.
In Game 1, Canyon Cochran took the ball and struggled early with a long first inning, but settled in and kept us in the game through the first two frames. Owen Korbly took over and went the final 3 innings of stellar relief, only allowing 2 hits, with 1 walk and 3 strikeouts. The Blue Sox offense got 1 run in the 2nd to cut the lead to 2, but then exploded for 6 runs in the 4th and 4 more runs in 5th on 15 hits to get the 11-3 win after 5 innings. Charlie Gillick was 2 for 4 with 2 RBI, Alex Frost was 3 for 3 with a walk, Will Sadowski was 2 for 3 with a run scored and Tyler Sullivan was 1 for 1 with 2 runs scored with 2 RBI and 2 walks.
In Game 2, the tide turned on the Blue Sox with the Nor'Easters pounding out 8 hits and taking advantage of 8 walks allowed by Blue Sox pitchers that lead to a 9-1 victory for the Nor'Easters. With the series tied at 1 game a piece, we move to the deciding Game 3 on Sunday morning at Clarke Middle School in Lexington, MA. Will Sadowski took the ball for the Carolina squad and put the team on his back - Will went 5 innings, allowing 1 run on 3 hits, 4 walks with 5 strikeouts. Tyler Sullivan closed the game out with 2 innings of scoreless relief. The Blue Sox move on to the single-game elimination Championship weekend to take on the Melrose Wings on Saturday afternoon.
13 White: Coming soon...
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14 Carolina: Coming soon...
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2022 New Balance Select
11u & 12u Playoffs: First round
Saturday, June 4th & Sunday, June 5th
11 Navy entered the New Balance Select 11u Division I Gold Bracket Playoffs as the top seed in the Top Tier North Division and took on the BBU Tigers in a best of 3 series at Banta-Davis Field in Carlisle, MA. Unfortunately, the 11 Navy season came up an abrupt end on Saturday as the Blue Sox offense was held quiet for most of the day and ended up falling 5-1 in Game 1 and 2-1 in Game 2. The 11 Navy squad finished the year with a 13-11 win/ loss record and were one of the best 11u teams at the Division I level all year round. Congratulations to Coach Patrick Maher and the players on a tremendous season - very much looking forward to seeing what this team can do in the coming years!
11 Carolina entered the 11u Division IA playoffs as the 9th seed and took on the Northeast Longhorns Orange on Saturday morning and took home two big wins - a 7-1 win in Game 1 and a 6-3 win in Game 2. On Sunday, the Blue Sox traveled up to Newburyport, MA to take on Slam Baseball. With a Championship Weekend berth on the line, the Blue Sox dropped Game 1 by a score of 5-4 but rebounded nicely with a 8-2 win in Game 2. With a 3-1 record and a low runs against, the 11 Carolina squad earned the #1 seed headed into the Championship Weekend against the Northeast Longhorns on Saturday morning with the right to play for the 11u Division IA Silver Bracket Championship on Saturday afternoon.
12 Navy entered the 12u Division I Silver Bracket as the 4 seed and took on the Mizuno NE Runbirds at the beautiful, newly built Minuteman High School in Lexington, MA on Saturday morning. The Blue Sox came from behind in Game 1 and walked away with a 13-12 victory. In Game 2, the Blue Sox weren't as lucky and fell by a score of 11-8. With a record of 1-1 heading into Sunday's doubleheader, the Blue Sox needed 2 wins to look to advance to next weekend.
On Sunday morning, again at Minuteman High School - the Blue Sox took on the Base Astros. In Game 1, the Base Astros took control early and cruised to a 8-2 victory. However, in Game 2, the Blue Sox rebounded well and finished their season with a 7-3 win. The boys finished the season with a 11-14 record - congratulations to every player on a solid season and good luck to those during their town playoffs, All-Star teams and Bay State teams.
12 Carolina entered the New Balance Select Division IA Playoffs as the 18th seed and would be on the road for both weekend days. On Saturday, June 4th the boys traveled back to Pine Banks Park in Malden to take on Team Boston Fontanella where both teams took home a victory the previous weekend. However, Saturday morning was all about the Blue Sox. Ryan Brother was masterful on the mound - throwing 6 innings (71 pitches), allowing 3 runs on 6 hits and 4 walks while striking out 4 in the 6-3 victory. The Blue Sox were led by Gabe Kioumejian (1 for 3 with a run scored), Lucas Lilley (1 for 3 with a RBI triple and run scored), Max Douglass (2 for 3 with a run scored), James Lockwood (1 for 3 with a RBI triple), and Benji DeGregorio (2 for 3 with a RBI double). Chasing 1 run heading into the top of the 6th, the Blue Sox exploded for 4 runs to take the 6-3 lead into the bottom half of the inning, Ryan Brother closed the door to secure the Game 1 victory.
In Game 2, Owen Scott took the mound and was also stellar -- going 5 innings (74 pitches) allowing 4 runs on 5 hits, 1 walk, 2 hit-by-pitch, and 2 strikeouts. Gabe Kioumejian closed the door in the 6th inning with 3 up, and 3 down. Offensively, we had a much better approach - we were led by Gabe Kioumejian, Lucas Lilley who both had two runs scored and each collected two hits, while James Lockwood went 3 for 3 with another triple. Max Douglass had a run scored and a RBI put out, Theo Haglund also had a run scored and Andrew Pechinsky chipped in with his own RBI put out as well. The Blue Sox scored 1 run in the 1st, another in the 2nd, 2 runs in the 3rd and 3 runs in the 5th to secure the 7-4 Saturday doubleheader sweep. They would move to 2-0 heading into Sunday's doubleheader against Slam Baseball in Newburyport, MA.
Sunday morning brought a whole new challenge for the 12 Carolina squad at they took on a talented (17-6) and well coached Slam Baseball team - who was also 2-0 heading into Sunday's doubleheader. Game 1 began promising as the Blue Sox scored twice (Gabe Kioumejian & Max Douglass) on a James Lockwood single. However, that is where the luck ran out for the Blue Sox offense. Slam Baseball answered with 2 runs of their own in the bottom half of the 1st, 1 run in the 3rd, 3 runs in the 4th and 4 more runs in the 5th to secure the 10-2 victory.
In order to keep their season going, the Blue Sox would need to win, while not allowing too many runs to cross the plate -- as the only thing that mattered in the New Balance Select Baseball playoffs is wins & runs against.
In Game 2, the Blue Sox offense got a slow start through 2 innings - while Slam Baseball continued their swinging ways with 2 runs in the 1st. In the 3rd inning, Theo Haglund and Nick Piantedosi both singled and came around to score on a Lucas Lilley double that notched the game at 2 runs a piece. Slam Baseball would answer with a run of their own to take back the lead. The scored remained the same until the top of the 5th where the bottom of the order set the stage again... Theo Haglund and Nick Piantedosi both singled, Andrew Pechinsky walked to load the bases. Gabe Kioumejian would hit a RBI single that one-hopped the fence, after a line-drive out to center field, Max Douglass would hit a sacrifice-fly to centerfield scoring Nick Piantedosi.
With Gabe Kioumejian on 1st and Andrew Pechinsky on 2nd, James Lockwood launched a ball deep over the centerfield fence to give the Blue Sox a 7-3 lead. The Blue Sox would add 1 more run in the top of the 6th and would head to the final 1/2 frame with a 8-3 lead and 3 outs away from securing a 3-1 record and a chance to advance to the championship weekend. James Lockwood went the first 5 innings, giving up 3 runs on 6 hits and 3 walks before giving way to Gabe Kioumejian who got the save with a clean 6th inning - 3 up, 3 down.
The Blue Sox did they job and all they could do would be scoreboard watch... in the end, the Blue Sox secured the 5th seed and will head to the New Balance Select Championship Weekend against, coincidentally, Slam Baseball in a single game elimination with the right to move on to face weekend host, Bay Sox National on Saturday morning.
12 White headed into the New Balance Select 12u Division II Playoffs as the 9 seed and was scheduled to take on the MDB Knights at Banta-Davis Field in Carlisle, MA on Saturday. In Game 1, the Blue Sox jumped out to an early lead and ran away with a 12-3 victory. Game 2 was much tighter, and unfortunately - the Blue Sox came up just a bit short and fell by a score of 7-6.
On Sunday, 12 White once again hosted at Banta-Davis, this time against the Franklin Bulldogs Blue -- just like Saturday, the Blue Sox offense came out swinging and cruised to a 8-0 (5 inning) victory. Game 2 was a slugfest, with the Franklin Bulldogs coming out on top with a 17-11 victory. The 12 White squad end their season with a 2-2 playoff record and a 10-11-1 overall record. Congratulations to Coach Paul Murray and his players on a successful season!
Last Regular Season Weekend 13-14u Teams
Saturday, June 4th & Sunday, June 5th
13 Navy competed in the 2022 Perfect Game 13u Super 25 Tournament this weekend against tough competition and unfortunately didn't come away with a victory, losing Game 1: 9-2, Game 2: 6-3 and Game 3: 14-2. They enter this weekend's New Balance Select 13u Division I Silver Bracket Playoff as the 2 seed and will host games at Concord-Carlisle High School against the Jr. Spinners Prospects on Saturday morning and the Show NE American Blue on Sunday morning.
13 Carolina entered this weekend in desperate need of a win as they were on a 5-game losing streak. Unfortunately, on Saturday morning 13 Carolina game up short in both games - losing 9-8 and 3-2 against the Northeast Longhorns Black. On Sunday morning at Concord-Carlisle High School the Blue Sox took on a very talented (17-8-1) Vikings Gold squad. In Game 1, the boys just didn't come ready to play and took another loss - 8-2. It was definitely needed, but the boys got pissed and let out all their frustration in Game 2, and took home a convincing 16-5 victory - as they scored 11 runs in the 3rd inning. They move on to this weekend's New Balance Select 13u Division IA Gold Bracket to take on the Nor'Easters Stampede Black with the venue and game times still TBD.
Saturday, May 28th
11 Carolina headed to South Lawrence East Elementary School in Lawrence, MA on Saturday morning to take on the top seed (17-2) in the Division II Top Tier North Conference Hitter's Home. In Game 1, the Blue Sox took home the 5-1 victory and followed it up with a 3-2 nail biting win in Game 2 to sweep the doubleheader.
12 Carolina traveled to Pine Banks Park in Malden, MA on Saturday morning to take on Team Boston Fontanella. In Game 1, Team Boston jumped all over all over Blue Sox starter James Lockwood - they scored 5 runs in the first which set the tone and didn't allow the Blue Sox offense to ease into the game and get anything going. Unfortunately, Team Boston took home the victory 8-1.
Staying with their Jekyll and Hyde nature, the Blue Sox came out with a vengeance in Game 2. In the bottom of the 1st, the Blue Sox jumped out to a 3-0 lead with Gabe Kioumejian, Max Douglass, James Lockwood and Benji DeGregorio all reached base with Gabe, Max and James all scoring. In the 3rd inning the Blue Sox put the game away as they scored 5 runs -- Lucas Lilley who has been en fuego as of late lined a single to left, Max Douglass followed up with a missile to right-center on a 1-2 count that rolled all the way to the fence and Max circled the bases for an inside-the-park 2-run home run. Not to be outdone, James Lockwood launched the longest home run of the year to deep left-center. In the 4th, the Carolina offense added 4 more runs to bring the score to 12-1. Gabe, Lucas, James and Benji got it going again -- while Ryan Brother and Theo Haglund also added RBI base hits.
On the mound, Owen Scott was brilliant, throwing 5 innings, allowing 1 run on 4 hits, and 1 walk with 6 strikeouts. Coincidently, both teams will meet each other again on the first day of the New Balance Select Playoffs this coming weekend. More information ahead regarding this weekend when it comes available.
13 Carolina tried to beat both the severe weather and the Brookline Bandits Saturday afternoon at Concord-Carlisle High School. Unfortunately, the Blue Sox took the loss on both ends.. The Bandits jumped out to a 1-0 lead after the first, added 3 runs in the 3rd and 3 more runs in in the 4th inning. Owen Korbly took the ball for the Blue Sox - he went 4 innings, allowing 7 runs (5 earned) on 4 hits, 4 walks and 2 hit-by-pitches with 6 strikeouts. Biggest take away from the past few weekends is that the Blue Sox need to be ready to come to play from the jump; getting behind early and chasing down a deficit isn't the recipe for winning. The Blue Sox took the loss in Game 1 with a final score of 7-0 and the heavy rain washed out Game 2.
The 13 Carolina Blue Sox return to action this weekend with a 4-game set to conclude the regular season. We travel to Medway, MA on Saturday morning to take on the Northeast Longhorns Black (9am & 11:15am) and are back home at CCHS on Sunday morning (8am & 10:30am) to take on Vikings Gold Baseball.
Saturday, May 21st
It was a tough day for the 12 Carolina squad as they had an "away" game against the Nor'Easters Stampede Black at Estabrook Elementary School in Lexington, MA. Game 1 started out promising with Tsering Komyerov blasting a triple to the left center gap and later scored on a ground ball out by Gabe Kioumejian. That was about it for positives for Game 1 as the Nor'Easters put up 7 runs in the first inning on 3 hits and 4 walks. The Nor'easters added 2 runs in the 2nd and 3 more runs in the 3rd bringing the game to an end after 4 innings with a 12-2 win.
It was gut check time for the Blue Sox in Game 2 after a subpar effort in Game 1. The Nor'Easters jumped out to a 1-0 lead after 1 inning, but the Blue Sox came back to score 4 runs in the 2nd inning - after a base hit to start the inning from James Lockwood, Benji DeGregorio hit a missile line-drive to the left-center gap that hit the ground and ran forever, allowing Benji to come around for a 2-run home run. Later that inning, Lucas Lilley would walk, steal 2nd - move to 3rd on a past ball and later score on a single from Andrew Pechinsky. Andrew would then score on a base hit from Nick Piantedosi.
Unfortunately, that was the end of the offense for the Blue Sox..The Nor'Easters would add 1 run in the 4th and would trail by 2 headed into the top of the 6th. After a walk and a strikeout, the Nor'easters leadoff guy would hit a double to the outfield, scoring 1 run and bringing the deficit to 1. Another single would tie the game and ultimately, the Nor'Easters would plate the go ahead run and secure the come from behind victory. In the loss, Ryan Brother was terrific on the mound, throwing 6 innings - allowing 5 runs (3 earned) on 6 hits and 5 walks. 12 Carolina returns to action on Sunday morning for a home doubleheader at Banta-Davis in Carlisle, MA against Wolfpack Baseball.
Sunday, May 22nd
12 Carolina came into Sunday morning in desperate need to get off the loser bus, as they had lost 5 straight games. They squared off against a talented and well coached Wolfpack Baseball team at Banta-Davis Field in Carlisle, MA. In Game 1, Max Douglass took the mound and showcased some good velocity within the strike zone with a hammer of a curveball. Max went 3 innings, giving up 5 runs on 4 hits and 4 walks. Scary moment in the top of the 3rd with a line drive come-backer that barely missed Max Douglass's head - luckily he was able to get his glove up in time to deflect the ball.. The Wolfpack offense tacked on 2 runs in the 4th, 3 runs in the 5th and 1 more in the 6th to cruise to a 10-2 victory.
In Game 2, the roles were reversed 180 degrees as the Blue Sox offense came out swinging. The first four batters singled (Lucas Lilley, Gabe Kioumejian, Max Douglass, and James Lockwood) and ultimately scored - giving the boys in blue a 4-0 after 1 inning. In the 2nd inning, the boys added 4 more runs on singles from Nick Piantedosi, Lucas Lilley, Gabe Kioumejian and a monster home run from James Lockwood.
On the mound, James (JT) Lockwood was brilliant. He went 5 innings, allowing 2 runs on 3 hits, 2 walks and a hit-by-pitch while striking out 3. 12 Carolina walked away with a split of the double header with a 10-2 victory in Game 2. The Blue Sox finish up their regular season with a doubleheader next Saturday morning (8am & 10am) against Team Boston Fontanella at Pine Banks Park in Malden, MA.
Today at Concord-Carlisle High School in Concord, MA the 14 White Blue Sox took on the The Sluggers Fury West. In Game 1, everything started out well - the game was knotted at 2-2 with Jayden Lame being is usual self... Unfortunately, things took a turn for the worse.. instead of getting into individual accomplishments and failures, we will highlight team and position accomplishments and failures only. We succeed and fail together, and not as individuals. As this is the norm for us, our fielding caused our starting pitcher to have to record 6 outs in the top of the 5th inning. By not executing and making routine plays, the Blue Sox found themselves down 4-2. However, the Blue Sox offense came roaring back in the bottom of the 5th and took a 6-4 lead. In the top of the 5th, the Blue Sox had a clean 1-2-3 inning, and in the bottom half added 2 additional runs to bring the lead to 8-4. Unfortunately, our pitching staff couldn't locate the strike zone, our defense fell asleep, and collectively made wrong decisions that led to the 8-4 lead turn into a 12-8 deficit. In the bottom of the 7th, the Blue Sox added 2 runs to cut the deficit in half, but it was a bit too late and the Blue Sox fell 12-10.
In Game 2, the Blue Sox took their anger and disappointment out from Game 1 and pounded the ball right out of the gate. The Blue Sox scored 2 runs in the 1st, 4 runs in the 2nd, and 4 more runs in the 3rd - as they took a 10-0 lead. Unfortunately, the Blue Sox melted like a popsicle on this hot and humid day. The Game 1 ugly baseball came back with a fury in Game 2... the Blue Sox ended up finding themselves chasing 1 run as the game 2-hour time limit expired. Baseball is a game that you cannot turn on and off - if you're not mentally focused and don't try to win each pitch, each at-bat, and each inning, the thought of failure creeps in your head and the confidence of your opponent grows. Tomorrow is a new day, and we will get better both individually and as a team ahead of next weekend.
Saturday, May 14th
11 Navy - Perfect Game Tournament
Despite the outcome, 12 Navy competed very well this weekend in the Perfect Game Tournament held at NEBC. They lost two games (Game 1 and Game 3) in the last at bat, instead of giving up, the 12 Navy squad battled back numerous times throughout the weekend tournament. Offensively, the team hit well as a group, but was lead by Tim Badua and Wes Morse. Matt Bode was also solid on the mound.
12 Carolina traveled up to Dracut High School in Dracut, MA for a double header on a hot May morning against a talented Jr. Spinners Prospects team. In Game 1, the offense for Spinners Prospects used the long ball to score early and often that put the game away early as the Prospects pitching staff was lights out all game. Unfortunately, the Blue Sox fell by a score of 9-0 and for the first time all year, fell below .500.
In Game 2, the Blue Sox showed a bit more life as a challenge was given to empty their collective tank - regardless of the end result. Gabe Kioumejian was 1 for 4 with a single, Lucas Lilley was 2 for 3 with 2 singles and a hit-by-pitch with a run scored.
Max Douglass was 1 for 2 with a single and a walk, while Benji DeGregorio was 1 for 3 with a 3-run home run in the 1st inning. Ryan Brother added a single to the score sheet and 2 runs scored. Unfortunately, the Jr. Prospects were just the better team on Saturday morning and walked away with a 11-6 victory.
The Blue Sox 12 Carolina move on to this coming weekend with a 4-game weekend -- starting off with a "away" double header on Saturday morning against Nor'Easters Stampede Black in Lexington, MA. They return home to Banta Davis Field in Carlisle, MA on Sunday morning to take on Wolfpack Baseball at 8am & 10:15am.
Sunday, May 15th
11 Navy - Perfect Game Tournament
13 Carolina traveled down to Needham, MA to take on the Needham Rockets at beautiful Walker Gordon Field. Although the start of Game 1 was promising - as the offense jumped out to 1-0 lead after 1 - then exploded for 6 runs in the 2nd inning, however - due to some awful base running, the 13 Carolina offense left 8 runners on base in the first 2 innings (this would come back to haunt them later).. The Rockets offense would chip away with 3 runs in the 2nd, 3 runs in the 3rd, 1 in the 5th and then exploded for 5 runs in the 6th as our defense was no where to be found. The Rockets walked away with a 12-8 victory. In the loss, Charlie Gillick was 1 for 3 with 2 runs scored, Mitchell Collins was 2 for 3 with 2 singles and a walk with 1 run scored. Jimmy Rogers, Colin Gibson, Owen Korbly and Canyon Cochran all chipped in with a hit and a run scored. Axel Osborn was
a rock behind the plate, absorbing a huge collision at the plate by a Rockets player that resulted in the ejection of said player. Axel has been a huge asset for the 13 Carolina team this year behind the plate.
Game 2 was much of the same -- pitchers not aggressively pounding the strike zone, the defense not helping out on routine plays and not anticipating what to do when the ball was hit to them... The Blue Sox offense was dimly lit as the collectively battery of the team was rapidly draining towards the end of Game 2 on a warm May morning. In the 8-4 loss, Charlie Gillick paced the offense going 3 for 3 with 2 runs scored, Alex Frost added a moon shot double in the 5th. The Blue Sox will be on the road next Saturday morning to take on Crush Baseball in Wrentham, MA.
14 Carolina had a home doubleheader against at tough Buccaneers team at the brand new Minuteman Regional High School baseball complex in Lexington, MA. In Game 1, with the score tied 5-5 in the bottom of the 6th, Ori Forest would triple to dead center; after a meeting at the mound, the Buccaneers pitcher would uncork a wild pitch scoring Forest to make it a 6-5 game. Nick Muraca was the winning pitcher (3-2), Nick went 6 innings, allowing 5 runs with 5 strikeouts. Kyle Ksander recorded his second save of the season. Offensively, Chris Randazzo went 3 for 3 at the plate with 2 stolen bases. Mike Taranto was 1-3 with 2 RBI.
Game 2 was a pitching duel between Kyle Ksander and Buccaneers Rich Kennedy. With score 2-1 in favor of the good guys, heading into the top of the sixth. Kyle Ksander and Nick Muraca would both single, Chris Randazzo then ripped a 2-2 fastball to right center scoring both Ksander and Muraca to make it a 4-1 game. 14 Carolina would add three more runs in the seventh to close out the scoring 7-1.
Kyle Ksander was the winning pitcher picking up his 4th win of the season. He threw a complete game (7 innings), allowing 1 run on 3 hits with 4 strikeouts. Chris Randazzo and Kyle Ksander both went 2 for 3 at the plate.
Saturday, May 7th
11 Navy swept the doubleheader against the Burlington Devils at Banta-Davis Field in Carlisle, MA by scores of 4-2 and 12-7. More details to follow...!
11 Carolina dropped both games this weekend to the Mass Hurricanes by scores of 6-5 and 9-5. More details to follow...!
It was a Jekyll and Hyde day for 12 Carolina on Saturday afternoon against the MWS Devils. The Blue Sox offense was staring down two hard throwing (65+ mph) 6'4" RHPs for the Devils. The boys took on the challenge, simplified their approach in Game 1 and oh boy did it show!
The Carolina boys throttled the MWS Devils to a score of 19-1 after 3 innings. Gabe Kioumejian started things off with a hard hit double to right, Lucas Lilley followed with a single and Max Douglass hit an RBI fielder's choice to the right side, scoring Gabe. With Lucas Lilley on 3rd, James Lockwood blasted a towering shot to left field that should have been an easy "in-the-park" home run, however, we did not see the sniper in the tall grass in left-center that cut down James
while rounding 3rd (video to come!). The Blue Sox big offensive explosion would come in the 2nd when they would bat around 3 times and score 14 runs! In the 2nd, every member of the line-up would either have a walk, single, double or triple while also scoring a run. Lucas Lilley was 3 for 3 with 3 singles and 3 runs scored. On the mound Ryan Brother was phenomenal, throwing 3 innings (40 pitches), giving up 1 run on 1 hit, 1 walk and 1 hit-by-pitch.
As good as Game 1 was, Game 2 was the complete opposite as the focus waned, the MWS Devils took advantage of inconsistent pitching, and multiple errors from the Blue Sox defense and cruised to a 13-6 victory. The boys look to put a complete doubleheader together next Saturday, May 14th vs. a good Jr. Spinners Prospects team.
The 13 Carolina traveled to Forge Field in Westford, MA to take on a solid town program, the Jr. Ghosts (D2). In Game 1, Canyon Cochran (3 innings), Owen Korbly (3 innings) and Mitchell Collins (1 inning) led the way as the Blue Sox rolled to a 6-2 victory. Offensive details to come later...
In Game 2, Mitchell Collins took the ball after his 1 inning relief appearance in Game 1 and threw 4 brilliant innings as the offense exploded for 11 runs as the Blue Sox cruised to an 11-3 victory after 4 innings of play. More offensive details to come later... The 13 Carolina squad takes their 9-3 record into next Sunday, May 15th when they take on the Needham Rockets at Walker Gordon Field in Needham, MA.
13 Navy traveled down to Medway, MA on Saturday and ended up splitting the doubleheader with the Northeast Longhorns Orange - winning Game 1 4-3 and dropping Game 2 7-3. More details to follow...!
13 White traveled up to Lynn, MA on Sunday afternoon for Mother's Day afternoon doubleheader and took both games rather convincingly. In Game 1 they walked away with a 11-4 win and followed that up with a 9-5 win in Game 2. More details to follow...!
14 Navy took the field at Concord-Carlisle High School to once again take on the Northeast Lions Black. Both teams played each other two weeks prior and things got chirpy. Unfortunately, for the Blue Sox - we couldn't come out on top this time, losing both games by a score of 5-3 and 11-3, respectively. More details to follow...!
14 Carolina splits the twin bill against the Giants Elite. In Game 1, the Carolina offense pushed the pace early. With 1our in the top of the 1st, Dylan Krasco and Mike Taranto would both single to right-field. Ori Forest would follow with a single of himself that would score Krasco. Tyler Heldenbergh would walk and force the bases loaded; a Bryce Leonard fielder's choice would score Taranto to give the good guys a 2-0 lead however, the lead wouldn't last as the Giants would tie the game in the bottom of the 1st. Unfortunately, in the bottom of the 2nd, the Giants would break the game open - scoring 4 runs on 3 hits and 2 costly errors by the Carolina defense. Nick Muraca pitched well in defeat - throwing 6 innings, giving up 6 hits, 8 runs (3 earned).
In Game 2, the Giants Elite offense got going early, going up 3-0 due to some sloppy Route 2 Blue Sox defense. However, the Blue Sox offense woke up in the bottom of the 2nd - with runners on 1st and 2nd and 1 out, Bryce Leonard would double to center, scoring Mike Taranto and Ori Forest to cut the lead to 3-2. Fast forward to the 4th inning the Carolina offense would push 4 runs across - consecutive hits from Tyler Heldenbergh, Mike Taranto and Ori Forest would load the bases. Andrew Sousa wasted no time and laced a single to left-field scoring Heldenbergh to tie the game. With the bases still full, Bryce Leonard would single to right field that would plate 2 runs. Carolina would add 4 more runs late in the game to make it 10-3. Bryce Leonard went all 7 innings, allowing 1 hit, 3 runs (0 earned), and would finish the game retiring the last 11 batters in order.
14 White returned home to Woburn High School for a doubleheader against Crush Baseball Blue on a windy and crisp Saturday morning that felt like fall. Jayden Lame took the mound for the boys and might have delivered the best start of the year, Lame pitched 6 1/3 innings of shutout baseball, allowing 4 hits with 1 walk and 12 strikeouts. It was as good as you could ask for. Unfortunately, Jayden ran out of gas in the top of the 7th, he was relieved by Jacob Hollingsworth, and as has been the theme all year - the Blue Sox defense promptly committed 2 more errors, before Jacob recorded a big strikeout for the 2nd out and a fly out to right to save the 5-4 victory. Offensively, the boys continued where they left off from last week collecting 12 hits - including doubles by Will Lockwood, Patrick Keneally and Jacob Hollingsworth. Not to be outdone Jayden Lame helped his cause with bomb to right recording a triple. Eric Porter was again a terror on the bases with a 2 hits and 2 stolen bases.
Game 2 was a wild back and forth affair in the last 3 innings. Cam Ackerman took the mound for his first start of the year and struggled out of the gate to find the zone, he was not helped by the Blue Sox defense that made 4 errors behind him. We threw the ball around and seemingly forget how to play baseball; when the dust settled 14 White was down 5-0. Brendan Schwartz took the ball in the 2nd inning and restored some order -allowing 2 hits, 2 walks, and 2 runs in 2 1/3 innings pitched. Jacob Hollingsworth relieved Brendan, keeping the Crush offense at bay until the fateful 6th. After the Blue Sox offense battled back to take the lead after a 7-run deficit, the defense returned to early form and allowed 3 runners to reach base by error.
Jacob recorded the first out, then the defense recorded 3 errors, then 3 walks later, a wild pitch and 2 passed balls the Crush walked off with a crushing 10-8 victory in a time shortened 6-inning game. On the offensive side, the hitters worked hard in overcoming a 7-0 deficit; Brendan Schwartz and Will Lockwood, Nolan Gannon and Andrew Reilly collected 2 hits each. Will Lockwood collected another double, Cam Ackerman, Jayden Lame, Justin Lee, and Matt Tyson had 1 hit a piece. 14 White will be off to Tewksbury, MA to take on the Jr. Spinners next Sunday, May 15th.
Sunday, May 8th
12 Navy dropped both games on Mother's Day to the Dugout Dawgs at Banta-Davis Field in Carlisle, MA by scores of 7-5 and 8-6. More details to follow...!
12 White traveled up to LA Field in Tewksbury, MA to take on the Tewksbury Chiefs Blue for a Mother's Day doubleheader. In Game 1, the 12 White offense was on fire as they put up 15 runs in 6 innings as they cruised to a 15-0 win. The defense was phenomenal all day behind the stellar pitching of Spencer Heim who threw a complete-game NO HITTER with 9 strikeouts!! He pounded the zone all day and his defense picked him up making some great plays to keep the no-no intact!
Game 2 was pretty much the same story. Evan Raab tried to duplicate Heim's pitching performance in Game 1 with 5 1/3 innings of his own, giving up 3 earned runs with 6 strikeouts. The Chiefs offense came alive in the top of the 6th, loading the bases and putting the tying run on 1st, but the Blue Sox defense held on to the 7-4 victory.
14 Carolina took the field at Concord-Carlisle High School for a Mother's Day twin-bill against Team Boston Detorre. In Game 1, Kyle Ksander took the ball and dominated, he went 4 innings (shortened game 11-1 win) allowing 1 run on 5 hits and 4 strikeouts. The bats came alive in the bottom of the 2nd. The inning started with back to back walks to Ori Forest and Tyler Heldenbergh; after an out, Milo Conlin came up with runners on 2nd and 3rd and singled to left, scoring 2 runs. Consecutive walks to Luke and Kyle Ksander reloaded the bases for Chris Randazzo who singled to right scoring 2 more runs to make the score 4-0. Nick Muraca would follow with a single of his own to bring in 2 more to make the score 6-0. 14 Carolina would score addition runs in the 3rd and 4th innings to close out scoring and the 11-1 win.
Game 2 was more of the same, Kyle Ksander took the ball again and continued his domination of Team Boston. He threw a complete game, giving up 2 runs on 5 hits, he struck out 8 batters and did not issue a walk. On the day, Kyle threw 11 innings, giving up 3 runs on 10 hits and struck out 12 - all with a total pitch count of under 100 pitches.
The game was tied 1-1 going into the top of the 4th. Carolina would score 4 runs to break open a good pitching duel. Chris Randazzo singled to center and took second on a throwing error. Nick Muraca and Max Berberian would walk to load bases for Ori Forest. Ori would belt a double to left scoring three. He took 3rd on a pass ball and would score on Tyler Heldenbergh sacrifice fly. In Game 2, Carolina had 11 hits with three players had multiple hit games - Chris Randazzo 2 for 3, Nick Muraca, 2 for 3 with 2 RBI and Mike Taranto 2 for 3 and 2 RBI.
Saturday, April 30th
11 Navy had their first tournament experience of the season and for many their first tournament experience ever this weekend at the Battle of the Borders Tournament at New England Baseball Complex in Northborough, MA.
It was competitive baseball despite finishing with a 1-2 record on the weekend! Losing to a tough Nokona team in Game 1 on Friday Night 8-1, one tough inning on defense and being no hit, the team struggled to find a way back into the game! Game 2 was a different story, Sam Lee took the mound and after allowing a lead off - solo home run, Sam settled into form. That proved to be the only run the Giants Futures would score. The Blue Sox struggled to get anything going through the first three innings - in the top of the 4th inning, Sam lead off the inning with a solo shot of his own to get the boys fired up! The next four batters reached base with hits, scoring 5 runs in the 4th. They tacked on 2 runs in the 5th, and one more in the 6th to put the game out of reach. Teddy Nelson went 2-3 at the plate and the Blue Sox cruised to a 8-1 win!
Game 3 was back and forth early with both teams having their chances. A strong NE Charge team was creative on the base paths throwing some wrinkles at the Blue Sox to get runners in scoring position. Dylan Courtney and Marco Racanelli combined for 5 innings, 6 hits allowed, 3 walks - only allowing 3 runs to score on put outs. The Blue Sox had some scoring chances in the 2nd, 3rd, and 5th, but could not come up with the timely hits when needed! The team was constantly hitting the ball hard, but seemingly finding the gloves of their opponent. The Blue Sox offense collected 7 hits at the plate with Luka Simic leading with two hits!
In their last two games at NEBC, the defense had just one error, while the pitching issued just 4 walks. Showing how a strong defense and pitching will always keep you in games. Going 1-2 was certainly not how they expected to end the weekend, but it was not due to lack of effort, the team is eager to get back into division play at Banta-Davis Field in Carlisle, MA on Saturday morning (8am & 10am) against the Burlington Devils!
13 Navy traveled to beautiful World Series Park in Saugus, MA on Saturday to take on the Show NE American Red. The boys played well for most of the weekend - on Saturday, April 30th they ended up falling by a score of 9-3, despite only giving up 3 hits. Offensively John Connolly was 3-4 with an RBI and Hanyuan Zhang gave 5 stellar innings in relief. Game 2 featured Matthew Pizzi throwing a complete-game with 1 walk and 7 strike outs on only 68 pitches; Matthew was absolutely dominant on the mound as the Blue Sox won 3-1.
13 Carolina traveled down to Sudbury, MA to take on a solid, well coached Bay State Braves Red team on Saturday morning. The offense got going early, in the 2nd inning Eidan Kulman-Tamanaha walked, stole 2nd base, advanced to third on a Dylan Siwik infield single and scored on a fielders choice and RBI off the bat of Tyler Sullivan. The bats remained quiet until the top of the 6th when Alex Frost led off the inning with a double to the left-center field gap and scored on a Will Sadowski single (Will was thrown out at 2nd base trying to stretch the single into a double!). Unfortunately, that's all the scoring that the 13 Carolina offense could muster in Game 1 as the Braves ended up walking off with the 3-2 win in the bottom of the 7th inning.
The Carolina pitching staff of Canyon Cochran and Owen Korbly were tremendous in Game 1 was they scattered 3 runs over the 7 innings, allowing 4 hits, 4 walks and 7 strikeouts. Unfortunately, the 13 Carolina defense didn't help out when they were called upon which led to 2 unearned Braves runs in the 1st and 3rd innings. Game 2 was the complete opposite as runs for both teams came in droves. The Braves scored in every inning but the 1st and the 5th - scoring 6 in the 2nd, 1 in the 3rd, 3 in the 4th, 1 in the 6th and 2 costly runs in 7th against Blue Sox pitchers.
Not to be outdone, the 13 Carolina offense came to life and pushed across 2 runs in the bottom of the 1st, 5 more in the 2nd, 1 in the 3rd and 4 runs in the 4th. Unfortunately, that is where the run parade ended as the offense went 3 up and 3 down for the next 3 innings.
Pitching wise, it was a game to erase from their memory and to look forward to the next time that they are able to toe the rubber. Offensively, Alex Frost went 1 for 2 with a walk and 2 runs scored, Will Sadowski was 2 for 3 with a walk and 3 runs scored and Gabe Daniel was 3 for 3 with 2 runs scored. The boys need to clean up a few things and limit the amount of runners they leave on base in order to stay atop the New Balance Select 13 DIA Top-Tier South Conference standings. They return to action with a Sunday morning double header against Show NE National at Concord-Carlisle High School (Varsity Field) at 8am & 10am.
14 Navy headed down to Marshfield, MA to take on a mouthy Northeast Lions Black square on Saturday afternoon. Game 1 was a pitchers dual, Max Berberian pitched phenomenally, as he only gave up 3 runs over 5 innings of work. Max gave way to Adam Fiorentino who struggled to command the strike zone, but some great defense got 14 Navy out of a jam in 6th, which allowed the Navy offense to battle in 7th. In the top of the 7th, the Blue Sox scored 2 runs to tie the game at 3, but ultimately the Northeast Lions prevailed in a walk-off by pushing one across in the bottom of the 7th.
Game 2 was a completely different story as the Blue Sox 14 Navy offense completely dominated the Lions and rolled to a 11-1 mercy victory after 5 innings. Charlie Tingos was excellent on the mound - he never giving the Lions offense an opportunity to get going. Things got a bit chirpy - with some Lions players making some inappropriate comments towards our players, coaches and parents - our boys kept their mouths shut, stuck together and put up 8 runs in the 5th to secure the mercy victory... not before Coach Russell was thrown out of the game for saying "okay, thanks!". 14 Navy returns to action tomorrow morning for a Sunday double header against Nokona Chiefs at picturesque, Robbins Farm Park - 8am & 10am.
14 Carolina traveled to Trum Field in Somerville, MA to take on Apex Baseball Academy. Game 1 was all Blue Sox as they ran away with a 15-0 victory in 4 innings. Nick Muraca threw a CG (4-inning) NO HITTER - Nick struck out 5 and didn't walk a batter. The only batter to reach base was due to an error; otherwise he was flawless. The offense came out fast, scoring 6 runs in both the 1st and 2nd innings. Key hits by Milo Conlin, Chris Randazzo, and Maddox Gruskin broke the game open. Milo Conlin and Chris Randazzo both had 3 hits and 3 RBI each!
Game 2 was more of the same as Carolina jumped out to an early 5-0 lead in the bottom of the 1st. Chris Randazzo started the inning with a sharpe single to left field - he proceeded to steal 2nd base and later scored on a single by Milo Conlin. After consecutive walks, Ori Forest came up with the bases loaded and delivered a huge bases clearing double to left field. Carolina would extend their lead in the bottom of the 3rd, scoring 3 more runs to make it 10-1. Nick Muraca (Game 1 starter) continued on the mound, going another 3 innings, allowing 1 unearned run. Ori Forest picked up the win by scoring 2 scoreless innings. Milo Conlin and Ori Forest both had 2 hits. Milo finished the day by gong 5 for 6 with 5 RBI, while Nick Muraca threw a total of 7 innings only allowing 1 run (unearned)!
14 Carolina return home for a double header on Sunday morning against Boston Prime Orange at Woburn High School - 8am & 10:30am
14 White took the field at Woburn High School on Saturday morning against the MDB Knights. In Game 1, Brendan Schwartz took the ball and dominated on the mound - he went 6 innings, allowing 2 runs (1 earned) with 6 hits 1 walk and 5 strikeouts. Will Lockwood came in to close the game out, but was greeted harshly as the Knights bats woke up late with the next 6 hitters reaching base without an out being recorded. Jayden Lame came in and saved the day by recording a fly out to right-field and 2 strikeouts to a collective sigh of relief of everyone watching to secure the 9-8 win.
Offensively, the entire line-up barreled balls consistently, Eric Porter led the way with 2 hits and Pat Kenneally getting on base via the walk in all 3 of his plate appearances. The team as a whole collected 10 hits, 8 walks with only 4 strikeouts and 8 stolen bases for a team batting average of .333 and an on-base percentage of .600.
Sunday, May 1st
11 Carolina took the trip down to Bridgewater, MA to take on Giants Futures Orange. In Game 1 the Blue Sox walked away with a 5-1 win! The offense was quiet for the first few innings as the Giants pitching and defense was playing well, however in the 3rd inning we started to wake up. Phineas Walsh started the inning off with a walk and Michael Henebury following with a hard hit single. The top of the order was due to break out and after a strikeout we worked a walk to load the bases, Ryan Forsythe hit a sacrifice fly to break the scoreless tie. Tyler Zaganjori came up and hit a base clearing single to make it 3-0 going into the bottom of the 3rd. In the 4th inning the 11 Carolina plated another run off of an Andrew Hoffman single and Finn Collins following up with another single, scoring Hoffman. In the 5th we scored a run off of a Agustin Ramirez single and him stealing his way to third and being scored on a ground ball to shortstop.
12 Carolina was scheduled was mid-morning/ early afternoon double header against a solid Bay State Braves Red team at Banta-Davis Field in Carlisle, MA on Sunday. The 12 Carolina boys had struggled the last two weekends and looked to get back on track on the first day of May!
In Game 1, the Braves offense came out aggressive at the plate and on the base paths -- after a walk and 2 hits, the Braves had an early 2-0 lead. The 12 Carolina offense was stymied over the first two innings as the Braves starter was pounding the strike zone with good velocity. However, In the bottom of the 3rd, the top of the line-up got going - 5 consecutive hits from Gabe Kioumejian, Lucas Lilley, Max Douglass, James Lockwood and Benji DeGregorio - all of whom scored in the 3rd. Andrew Pechinsky added a single of his own to drive in DeGregorio. In the 4th, Gabe Kioumejian led off the inning with another single, Lucas Lilley got hit-by-pitch, to bring the situation to 1st and 2nd with nobody out. After a Max Douglass strikeout on a good curveball, James Lockwood launched a ball off the fence in left center to bring home Kioumejian and Lilley to bring
the score to 7-2. The Blue Sox would get another run in the bottom of the 5th - Ryan Brother would double and with 2 outs, Theo Haglund would take an outside pitch and dump it over the extended reach of the Braves third basemen. On the mound Blue Sox starter, Max Douglass was brilliant - he went 5 innings, giving up 2 runs on 2 hits and 2 walks with 4 strikeouts. James Lockwood came in to pitch the 6th and struck out the side on 14 pitches to secure the 8-2 victory.
In Game 2 the Blue Sox offense got going early this time, scoring 1 in the top of the 1st. Lucas Lilley got on, stole 2nd base and later scored on a Max Douglass double to the right center gap. James Lockwood looked to continue his dominance on the mound.
Unfortunately, the Braves offense came out swinging too, they scored 3 runs on 2 hits and an error. The Blue Sox answered in the 3rd with 2 runs to tie the game with Nick Piantedosi singling to start the inning - after a strikeout, Gabe Kioumejian, Lucas Lilley, Max Douglass and James Lockwood all singling up the middle. Unfortunately, the 12 Carolina offense couldn't push any more runs across, which proved costly. Owen Scott came in to start the 4th and threw 3 stellar innings - specifically, getting out of a huge jam in the bottom of the 6th with the bases loaded and the winning run at 3rd he induced a weak ground ball to 2nd base to force the game into extras. The 12 Carolina offense started to rally but it was cut short due to a strike em' out, throw em' out double play to end the inning. In the bottom
of the 7th, the Braves had 1st and 2nd with 1 out but got a huge base hit up the middle to score the walk-off winning run. The Blue Sox return to action this Saturday, May 7th to take on the MWS Devils in Ashland, MA at 1pm & 3pm.
12 White hit the road to begin the month of May traveled to Burt Field in Weston, MA to take on the Beantown Bombers.
13 Navy returned home for a doubleheader at Concord-Carlisle High School (JV Field) to once again take on The Show. The offense came out hot in Game 1 as they cruised to a 9-3 victory over the Show. Stephen McCabe threw 4 solid innings, followed by Massimo Krauss closing out the last 2 innings.
13 Carolina made quick work of Show NE National on Sunday morning at CCHS - in Game 1, the Blue Sox were in cruise control from the start, winning easily - 12-2 after 4 innings. Eidan Kulman-Tamanaha took the ball and went the distance, not allowing a base hit, while walking 2 and striking out 8. The 2 runs were scored in the 4th inning and came on a base on balls, and error by Will Sadowski - a few mental elapses by Eidan allowed the runners to steal 2nd and 3rd and ultimately came across the plate on back to back wild pitches. Offensively, the boys were hitting on all cylinders. Charlie Gillick, Alex Frost, Will Sadowski, Eidan Kulman-Tamanaha, and Mitchell Collins all had 2 hits (some doubles mixed in) with 2 runs scored. Tyler Sullivan and Dylan Siwik chipped in with 2 hits a piece as well. The offense put up 6 runs in the 1st and 6 more in the second.
Game 2 was much of the same, the offense put up 5 runs in the top of the 1st, 2 more in the 2nd and 6 runs in the 3rd to secure the 13-1 victory after 4 innings. Every member of the line-up found his way on base by either a base hit, double or walk, while 8 out of the 12 rostered players scored a run or more. The Blue Sox outscored the Show by a score of 25-3 on Sunday morning. The Blue Sox return to action this Saturday, May 7th by taking on a Division II team - the Jr. Ghosts at Forge Field in Westford, MA.
14 Carolina Woburn High School on Sunday morning to take on Boston Prime Baseball. The Prime offense jumped out to a quick 4 run lead in the top of 1st. After retiring the leadoff hitter, Blue Sox starter Kyle Ksander proceeded to walk the 2nd and 3rd Prime hitters. A single to left field by Will Posner loaded the bases; Nick Feldman lined a double to left center, plating three. Back to back errors led to the 4th run coming across to score. 14 Carolina would tie the score in the bottom of 1st as Chris Randazzo would double down the left line to start the inning. With 1 out Mike Taranto singled to left scoring Randazzo, Taranto would later steal 2nd and 3rd. Liam Keane would find his way on base after an error by the Prime defense - which scored Taranto. Bryce Leonard stepped up and singled to right field scoring Keane, Leonard would eventually score on a pass ball by Prime catcher. Prime Baseball would score 2 runs in the 3rd and 6 more in the fifth to break open the game. Kyle Ksander took the loss as he went 4 1/3 innings, giving up 9 runs (3 earned) on 8 hits. The Carolina defense made a season high 8 errors...tough to expect to win when we give our opponents extra opportunities.
Game 2 was much of the same for the 14 Carolina defense, 6 errors allowed the Prime offense to jump out to a quick 4-1 lead after 3 innings. Trailing 5-3 going into the top of the 6th, Carolina would send everyone to bat - scoring 8 runs! The key to the inning was the Boston Prime pitching staff lost the strike zone - issuing 6 walks. Some timely hitting by Ori Forest (3-4 with 4 RBI) - a huge 3 RBI double, and Bryce Leonard (4-5 with 3 RBI) broke open for a short period of time. The 14 Carolina squad did everything they could to give the game back by committing 3 errors in the bottom of the 6th to make the game too close for comfort. Liam Keane picked up the win in relief, throwing 2 1/3 innings, giving up 3 runs with 2 strikeouts while Ori Forest picked up the save.
14 Carolina returns to action next weekend with another 4-game schedule -- they travel to Fraser Field in Lynn on Saturday, May 7th to take on the Giants Elite Red. On Sunday, May 8th (Mother's Day) 14 Carolina has a double header scheduled against Team Boston Dettorre at Concord-Carlisle High School (JV Field).
14 White took on the Beantown Bombers at Wellesley High School in Wellesley, MA on a beautiful Sunday afternoon. In Game 1, the Blue Sox dominated the Bombers with a 15-5 victory after 4 1/2 innings. Patrick Keneally took the ball for the home team, but unfortunately he had a rough start, facing only 7 batters and exited the game due to injury. Game 2 scheduled starter, Jayden Lame entered the game in the top of the 1st - minimizing the damage and recording the last 2 outs by strikeout, Lame finished the game by only allowing 1 additional run to cross the plate, on 2 hits and 2 walks. Offensively the bats were en fuego! - collecting 17 hits including 4 doubles! Nolan Gannon and Will Lockwood each had 3 hits. Andrew Riley, Justin Lee, Brendan Schwartz, and Eric Porter had 2 hits each. While Mateo Oliveri Kuhnle turned a 1-4 day into 3 Runs scored and 2 stolen bases. On the day, the offense went 17 for 37 (.459 batting average and .595 on-base average) with only 3 strikeouts.
Saturday, April 23rd
11 Carolina were paired with the Bay State Braves Red team for a doubleheader at Banta-Davis field in Carlisle, MA on Saturday afternoon. Ryan Forsythe started on the mound for the home squad and pitched 5 solid innings, with 6 strikeouts while giving up 3 runs. He dominated until the 4th when the 11 Carolina defense didn't come through when they were needed most. The 4th inning started with a walk, followed by a strikeout; with 1 out, an error by the outfield on a fly ball put runners on 2nd and 3rd. Forsythe struck out the next batter; with 2 outs, runners still on 2nd and 3rd, Ryan induces a ground ball to 3rd, unfortunately another error was committed and both runs ended up scoring on the play giving the Braves a 2-1 lead. Ryan ended up giving up another run in the 5th off of a single, and a couple ground balls that advanced the runner from 1st to 2nd and 2nd to 3rd; he was relieved by Tyler Zaganjori in the 6th. Tyler had a 8 pitch inning in the 6th to give us all the energy to come back and rally, but we ultimately came short, losing 3-1. Ty Murphy, Leo Brudsky and Agustin Ramirez all had hits in the losing effort, Michael Savoy with the only RBI of the game for the Blue Sox with a sacrifice fly in the 3rd.
In Game 2, Tyler Zaganjori threw an absolute gem, throwing 5 innings, with 6 strikeouts on the day and only giving up 1 run. In the 5th Tyler got the first 2 outs, but gave up 2 consecutive singles and was facing 2nd and 3rd with 2 outs and 2 - 1 lead, but bit down and got out of the jam with the lead intact. In the 6th, Leo Brudsky came in to close the game. Leo walked the first batter, and threw a wild first pitch to the second batter of the inning; with a 3-0 count on the batter and potentially putting the winning run on base, Leo settled down and threw 3 straight strikes for the strikeout. He kept the strike train rolling, to strike out the following batter. With 2 outs and the tying run on 3rd, Leo got a ground ball to shortstop to end the game. 11 Navy ends the weekend with a 2-1 win. Offensively, Zaganjori, Ramirez, and Crew DiNucci all had hits with Ty Murphy having a huge single to score Agustin Ramirez.
12 Carolina returned home to Banta-Davis Field in Carlisle, MA for the first time since opening weekend to take on the South Shore Rox. Unfortunately, the home field advantage didn't help the home squad was a bad first inning - plagued by walks, hits and errors sealed the fate of the Carolina boys early as they were defeated 8-0. Collectively, the boys left their hitting shoes at home, struggled with being aggressive early in the count and swinging at quality pitches - in the loss, Max Douglass had a double and Lucas Lilley hit the ball hard but right at the Rox defense.
Game 2 was a much better game, but unfortunately the result was the same for the Blue Sox as they lost 4-1. James Lockwood started on the mound and pitched well while Max Douglass came in relief but both were hit with untimely errors and defensive miscues. Lucas Lilley kept his hard hitting ways and also was rock solid behind the plate along with his backstop partner, Brandon Sousa. The 12 Carolina Blue Sox stay home this weekend with a doubleheader scheduled against the Bay State Braves Red at Banta-Davis Field - 11am & 1:15pm.
14 Carolina began its four game weekend set with a doubleheader against Show Baseball. In Game 1, the Blue Sox opened the scoring in the bottom on the 1st with Chris Randazzo leading off with a walk, he moved to 2nd on a ground ball out. Liam Keane laced an RBI double to center-field scoring Randazzo. Ori Forest would follow with a single of his own scoring Keane to make it 2-0.
The hits and runs would continue for the home team Saturday afternoon. Route 2 would score multiple runs in the bottom of the 2nd and 5th to open up the game. Dylan Krasco, Liam Keane and Andrew Sousa all had multiple hits. Nick Muraca went the distance on the mound, 7 innings - giving up 2 runs on 7 hits with 8 strikeouts as 14 Carolina walked away with a 8-2 victory.
Game 2 was very much the same - Liam Keane took the ball for his first start of the season. Liam was masterful, throwing 4 1/3 innings, giving up 3 hits and 2 runs while striking out 5. The Carolina offense work up in the top of the 4th inning - after a lead off double by Keane, Ori Forest would follow with a single to left to score Liam. Ronan O'Connell would double to right, scoring Forest. Bryce Leonard would hit a single of his own scoring O'Connell; Leonard stole 2nd and moved to 3rd on a wild pitch - Andrew Sousa would hit a sacrifice fly to score Leonard. 14 Carolina would score 5 more runs in the top of the 5th to seal the10-2 victory. Ronan O'Connell and Tyler Heldenberg each had two hits along with 2 RBI. The 14 Carolina Blue Sox head down to Strong Field in East Bridgewater, MA to take on the East Coast Eagles on Sunday afternoon!
Sunday, April 24th
It was a flush and forget type of Sunday morning for 11 Navy. The boys in blue showed up in Southborough, MA in the early morning but made some mistakes in both games to prove costly. The team faced a dominant Mizuno NE Runbirds pitcher who made the Blue Sox offense struggle to put anything together at the plate in Game 1. In Game 2 the 11 Navy offense jumped out to an early 2-0 lead but the Mizuno NE Runbird offense took back a 4-2 lead in the top of the 2nd and never looked back with a 10-0 loss after 4 innings. Game 2 wasn't much better as the offense only mustered 5 hits in 26 plate appearances with 1 walk and 2 strikeouts. The normal stellar pitching and defense just wasn't there as they allowed 5 hits, 5 walks with 6 errors and a number of wild pitches and passed balls. 11 Navy dropped its second game in the row with a score of 9-3.
This 11 Navy team certainly knows how to compete despite not delivering winning results for this first time this season and are looking forward to the opportunity to rebound and prove themselves heading into next weekend’s Battle of the Borders tournament at NEBC.
12 White took on Minutemen Baseball Sunday afternoon at Banta-Davis field in Carlisle, MA. Ari Maslan pitched another phenomenal game - throwing a complete-game (6 innings), with only allowing 1 earned run. Maslan pounded the zone and worked quickly, which kept the defense (which was stellar!) on their toes and engaged all game. Spencer Heim had a a single, a walk and scored twice with great instinctive base running. Also Evan Raab scored a big run after stealing 2nd and 3rd. Nathaniel Kelly was phenomenal behind the plate - making some big blocks and stealing some strikes with some great frame work.
13 Navy bounces after a subpar Easter weekend with two impressive wins on Sunday morning over rival Boston Prime with scores of 11-1 and 8-3. Game 1 featured Jordan Anstett on the bump, "Jordy" was dominant going 4 innings, allowing only 1 hit with 2 strikeouts. Offensively, the Blue Sox were led by Nick Antetomaso, who laid down a Jerry Remy-esque bunt for a hit and also had 2 RBI. Jack Allen also contributed with a hit and caused severe havoc on the bases for the Prime defense. Carter Meyer, Luke Grossman also contributed with hits.
13 Carolina returned to action after taking Easter Weekend off with a doubleheader against the BBU Tigers at Concord-Carlisle High School (Varsity Field). The 13 Carolina offense got off to a hot start in the bottom of the 2nd inning - Mitchell Collins started the inning off with a hard hit single, he followed that up with a steal of 2nd base. Will Sadowski, with Collins on 2nd - blasted a double to right-center, scoring Collins. Sadowski walked into 3rd on a wild pitch and scored on another passed ball. Tyler Sullivan walked, stole 2nd and reached 3rd and scored on a drop third strike/ error on the catcher. The offense went stale until the bottom of the 6th when Eidan Kulman-Tamanaha walked and stole 2nd - Alex Frost ripped a RBI double to the left-center gap, scoring Eidan. Frost would score on a RBI single by Charlie Gillick.
Eidan Kulman-Tamanaha started on the mound for the Blue Sox, throwing 4 innings, allowing 1 run on 2 hits, 4 walks and 3 strikeouts. Colin Gibson made his debut on the mound and didn't disappoint, throwing 2 shutout innings - allowing 1 hit and striking out 4. Gabe Daniel closed out Game 1 with a clean inning with 1 strikeout to secure the 5-1 victory.
Game 2 was all about the Carolina pitching - Canyon Cochran and Will Sadowski combined to throw a 5-inning (mercy) NO-HITTER! They combined for 8 strikeouts and 1 walk. Offensively, Charlie Gillick was 2-2 with a walk and 2 runs scored, Alex Frost was 2-3 with a run scored and RBI. In the 5th inning, Charlie Gillick, Will Sadowski, Axel Osborn, Colin Gibson (1-2 with an RBI), Jimmy Rogers (hit-by-pitch & a walk with 2 runs scored), and Canyon Cochran all had runs scored.
13 Carolina has a 4-game weekend schedule this weekend with an away doubleheader on Saturday, April 30th against Bay State Braves Red and a doubleheader against Show National on Sunday, May 1st.
13 White took on the South Shore Patriots Red on Sunday afternoon at Concord-Carlisle (JV Field). Nitin Muniappan started on the mound, he walked the first 2 batters in the 1st inning and the Patriots pushed 1 run across. In the 2nd inning, the Blue Sox defense faltered with the Patriots taking advantage and pushing another 3 runs across to go up 4. The team never recovered or got momentum going forward as defensive miscues continued and base running mistakes were made that stalled any chance at the offense coming alive. The offense was timid all day, taking strike three calls on pitches down the middle. The only bright spot offensively was Nitin Muniappan, who went 3-3 with 2 doubles, a run scored and an RBI in the 9-3 loss.
Brendan Corkery started on the mound for Game 2 - he was a bit rocky through the first 2 innings, allowing 3 runs, but settled in and ended up throwing 6 innings with 8 strikeouts and walking 0! Charlie Fecteau took the ball in the 7th and held on after walking the potential winning run by striking out the next 3 batters, stranding the winning run at 3rd to secure the 3-3 tie. In order to return to their winning ways, the boys need to get back to being aggressive at the plate, while cleaning up the terrible base running that plagued them in the 6th inning by running into 2 outs at the plate. 13 White returns to action next Saturday, April 30th with a twin-bill against Minutemen Baseball at Concord-Carlisle High School (Varsity Field) at 8am & 10am.
On a somewhat chilly afternoon the 14 Navy boys assembled in Dartmouth, Massachusetts to take on BRB Baseball. Game 1 featured a pitching duel, Max Berberian represented himself and the team very well in his second outing. He went 5 strong innings, giving up 1 run on a 2 hits. The Navy defense was solid behind Max and although we traded base running mistakes with the other team we were able to hold on with some fantastic catching by Ronan O' Connell, who is able to throw out 2 runners attempting to steal 2nd base in the second half of the game, which kept the score tied at 1 - which ultimately ended up being the final score.
Game 2 was a complete reversal of Game 1 as our pitching and defense didn't show up - we gave up 4 runs in the 1st inning. The team spiraled from there as BRB Baseball cruised to a 10-2 victory. 14 Navy heads into next weekend's 4-game schedule with a 2-3-1 record; they are scheduled to play the Northeast Lions Black in Marshfield, MA and the Nokona Chiefs at the beautiful Robbins Farm Park in Arlington, MA on Sunday morning.
14 Carolina took the field Sunday afternoon without any kind of warm up and it showed. The East Coast Eagles took advantage of the walks and errors to build a 9-2 lead. The 14 Carolina offense would claw its way back to tie the game at 9-9, but would eventually lose 10-9 in the bottom of 5th, in a shortened (time-limit) game. The remarkable comeback started in the top of the 3rd as 14 Carolina scored 4 runs on a 2 run double by Tyler Heldenbergh and a single by Ori Forest to make it a 9-6 game. The Carolina would score a single run in the 4th to make the score 9-7. In the top of the fifth tied the game, Tyler Heldenbergh started the inning by reaching on an error by the shortstop, Liam Keane lined out for the first out of the inning. Ori Forest would follow by singling to left to put runners on the corners. Bryce Leonard singled to center scoring Tyler with Ori taking third on throw. Bryce would steal second on the next pitch, putting runners at 2nd and 3rd for Andrew Sousa, who laced a single to left scoring Forest. Dylan Krasco followed with a single of his own loading the bases but the rally ended on a strikeout. In the bottom on the 5th the Eagles loaded the bases on three consecutive walks; with the infield in, the Eagles executed a safety squeeze to win game 10-9. Tyler Heldenbergh and Andrew Sousa each at two hits in the losing effort.
In Game 2, 14 Carolina came out smoking - scoring 5 runs in the bottom of the first; with 2 outs Tyler Heldenbergh got the hit parade going by doubling to right, Liam Keene followed with a single to center scoring Tyler. Keane would go to 2nd on a wild pitch and would later score on a double by Ori Forest. Bryce Leonard followed with a single to right scoring Ori. Andrew Sousa and Dylan Krasco would follow with RBI singles of their own plating two more runs. The Eagles would come back to score 6 consecutive runs to take a 6-5 lead going into the bottom half of the third. That is when Carolina recaptured the lead for good scoring 5 runs on 6 hits. They would four more runs in the bottom of the 4th to close out the game. In Game 2, Carolina collected 12 hits lead by Bryce Leonard, he went 3 for 3 with 4 RBI and picking up the win in relief. Liam Keane and Ori Forest each had two hits along with 2 RBI.
14 White took the field at Robillard Field Arlington, MA against Pride Baseball. Game 1 was a wild one as the Blue Sox walked it off in the bottom of the 7th for a come from behind 13-12 victory. Patrick Keneally pitched 3 1/3 innings – allowing 12 runs (7 earned) on 8 walks and 6 hits. The circus came to town because the defense was throwing the ball all over the place… On the bright side, Will Lockwood came in to relieve Keneally in the 4th and threw 3 2/3 innings – allowing 0 runs on 2 hits with 2 walks and 3 strikeouts, which gave the Blue Sox a chance to come back later in the game! Defensively, Matteo Oliveri Kuhnle was a ball hawk in the outfield as he tracked down some blasts to the outfield gaps by the Pride offense, while also making the routine plays look easy. Offensively, multiple hits by Eric Porter, Matteo Oliveri Kuhnle, Jacob Hollingsworth (2 doubles), Andrew Reilly (3 hits) and Cam Ackerman contributed with 3 walks. Justin Lee collected the walk off single in the bottom half of the 7th. The Blue Sox had 10 stolen bases as well!
Game 2 for the boys in blue didn’t go their way, as they were defeated 13-3 after 4 innings. Ugly defense forcing the Blue Sox pitchers to get 4,5,6,7 outs in an inning – which leads to high pitch counts and short outings. Offensively, Jacob Hollingsworth led the Blue Sox with 3 runs scored, 4 hits including another double and 4 stolen bases. The 14 White squad is back at Woburn High School this Saturday, April 30th for a doubleheader against the MDB Knights – games are at 8am & 10am.
Saturday, April 16th
11 Navy (6-0) looked to continue their winning ways this weekend as they took on the Jr Spinners. In Game 1, Cole Cassidy took the mound for his first start of the year, and showed why he earned it! Cole allowed just 2 hits, over 4 innings, walking just 1 and striking out 6 on his way to earning the W. The 11 Navy defense made just 1 error behind him, allowing Cole the confidence to pound the zone knowing they had his back in the field! Logan Kelton hosed a runner at 2B in the fourth inning, aside from that it was easy work on defense!
The Blue Sox offense exploded for 10 runs in the bottom of the 2nd to bust the game wide-open. George Cassidy with a rare two hits in a single inning! Teddy Nelson hit a bomb off the bottom the fence in that 10run inning. Nathan Melo continued to stay hot going 2-2, and Tyler Frost went 2-2 as well! Blue Sox walked away with a 11-1 win in 4 innings to extend their winning streak to 7!
In Game 2, Sam Lee, George Cassidy, and Marco Racanelli combined for 6 innings, 5 hits, and 3 walks -- also racking up 8 strike outs! A 1st inning run for the Jr. Spinners was all they would get for the rest of the game. However, the Jr. Spinners starting pitcher kept the Blue Sox quiet through the first 3 innings of Game 2, but Sam Lee and Rylan Ricutti got the boys going in the top of the 4th with back to back hits, starting a 4-run inning. It was the same story, but a different inning for the Blue Sox in the top of the 6th with Sam Lee and Rylan Ricutti once again going back to back with hits to start the inning giving the team some more breathing room. A big sac fly by Logan Kelton made it 7-1 and that’s where it finished! The team had another impressive relay to nab another runner at the plate for a second straight weekend. Sam Lee went 2-3, Rylan Ricutti 2-3, Cole Cassidy 2-2, and Teddy Nelson 2-2 at the plate. Blue Sox win 7-1 and improve to a league best 8-0 record.
A shorthanded 11 Carolina team (due to holiday travel and inexcusable last minute notifications of players not being available) squared off against Wolfpack Baseball for a single-game on Saturday afternoon. Leo Brudsky started on the mound and went 3 1/3 innings allowing 4 runs on 3 hits with 6 strikeouts. Ryan Forsythe came in the 4th with runners on 1st and 3rd with 1 out. He struck out the first batter, gave up a single - scoring the runner from 3rd, but got a weak ground ball to get out of the jam with only allowing the 1 run. Ryan finished the game by going 2 2/3 innings, giving up 2 runs and striking out 3.
12 Navy: Coming soon!
12 Carolina traveled up to LA Field in Tewksbury, MA for a mid-morning DH against the Tewksbury Chiefs. Unfortunately, for the Blue Sox - we ran into a really solid Chiefs team that offensively took advantage of our pitchers struggles to consistently throw strikes, and some costly miscues by the defense that ultimately led to a run away victory by the Chiefs in Game 1 by a score of 10-0.
In Game 2, the story was very much the same as the Chiefs jumped out to an early lead in the 2nd and didn't look back, cruising to a 6-2 victory. There weren't many bright spots for the 12 Carolina team on Saturday morning, but after entering the game from shortstop after an injury to starting pitcher Owen Scott, Max Douglass kept the game in reach by throwing 2 1/3 innings (34 pitches) - allowing only 1 unearned run on 1 hit, 1 walk and 3 strikeouts. Offensively, James Lockwood went 2-3 with two hard hit balls, both one-hopped the fence in right-center, resulting in a stand-up double and a long single. 12 Carolina now has a 4-2 win/ loss record and returns to action this Saturday, April 23rd with an early morning DH at Banta-Davis Field in Carlisle, MA against the South Shore Rox -- 8am & 10am.
12 White traveled up to American Legion Field in Westford, MA to take on the Jr. Ghosts on Saturday morning. Tyler Abend took the ball in Game 1 - going 3 innings, allowing 4 runs on 5 hits. Brayden Boczenowski came in relief of Abend, throwing 1 1/3 innings, giving up 3 walks, 2 hits and 1 strikeout; Spencer Heim closed out 5th inning as "Boz" struggled to command the strike zone. Unfortunately, the 12 White offense was held in check and the Jr. Ghosts took Game 1 with a 10-2 victory.
13 Navy traveled down to North Easton, MA on Saturday to take on top of the division rivals, the Giants Futures. Game 1 featured solid pitching from Starter Matt Pizzi, he battled through 4 innings with 4 strikeouts. Stepehn McCabe came on in relief of Pizzi to pitch the final 2 innings. Unfortunately, some bad mental defensive mistakes caught up to the Blue Sox late in the game and the Giants Futures took advantage and walked away with a 13-5 win. Offensively, Nick Antetomaso led the team with a 1-2 day at the plate with 2 walks, 1 RBI and 2 stolen bases. Carter Meyer contributed with a 1-3 day and stolen base.
13 Carolina was off this holiday weekend and will return to action next Sunday, April 24th for an early morning DH vs. BBU Tigers at Concord-Carlisle HS (Varsity Field) - 8am & 10am, respectively.
13 White squared off against the MDB Knights on Saturday morning at Concord-Carlisle HS. Game 1 was all about Nitin Muniappan who dominated the Knights with a complete-game (4-inning), 58 pitch NO HITTER! The defense was stellar behind him with Jack O'Connor and his great glove work making some nifty plays at third base, as well as Calvin Alexander making some tremendous catches in the outfield to keep the no-hitter alive. The offense jumped out to an early 3-0 lead and never looked back! Alex Tsay had a few timely stolen bases that provided some extra run support later in the game, while Charlie Fecteau had a few big RBIs to seal Game 1 with a 11-0 victory after 4 innings.
Unfortunately, the 13 White Blue Sox were unable to keep the offense rolling in Game 2 as they came up short, losing 11-6 after 5 innings due to a 2 hour and 15 minute time limit. 13 White heads into next weekend with a 6-2 record -- they are scheduled to play a Sunday afternoon doubleheader against the South Shore Patriots Red at Concord-Carlisle High School (JV Field) at 1:30pm & 4pm.
14 Navy: Coming soon!
14 Carolina finally kicked off their 2022 campaign after typical early April rain canceled their first three weekends of scheduled play, including the opening weekend NEBC Jamboree.
The Blue Sox traveled down to Foxboro, MA to take on a solid GBG Northeast Blue for a 9am & 11:15am doubleheader. Behind the solid pitching of Kyle Ksander and timely hitting of Andrew Sousa and Tyler Heldenbergh, the boys took home a 4-1 victory in Game 1. Kyle Ksander earned the win, throwing a complete-game (7 innings), allowing 6 hits, no walks and 1 run on only 76 pitches!
The Carolina offense opened the scoring in the top of the 2nd; with runners on 2nd and 3rd Andrew Sousa laced a single to left-field scoring both runners. GBG scored its lone run of the game in the bottom half of the 2nd on a single to right-field to cut the lead in half. The game was tight until the top of the 7th when Tyler Heldenbergh ripped a triple to right-center scoring two huge runs to secure the victory. Chris Randazzo lead the team with 2 hits.
Game 2 started a lot like Game 1 with 14 Carolina jumping out to an early lead in the bottom of the 1st. With 1 out and a runner on 2nd, Mike Taranto laced a double to the right center plating 1 run. Taranto then stole 3rd and came home on a sacrifice fly by Liam Keane giving the home club a 2-0 lead. In the bottom of the 4th Carolina would add an additional run on an RBI single by Tyler Helenberg.
In the top of the 5th, GBG would rally for 5 runs to take the lead with consecutive hits by Sullivan, Pardis, Norman, Dom and Cutler opened the game. 14 Carolina starting pitcher, Nick Muraca pitched well in defeat, going 5 innings, allowing 7 hits and 5 runs. Mike Taranto paced the offense going 2-3 with 1 RBI at plate.
It was a day to forget for the 14 White squad, with both teams short-staffed due to April School Vacation, we were scheduled to play 1 - 9 inning game against Hit Dr Diamonds Green on Saturday afternoon at Woburn High School. It was a tough start as we did not consistently throw strikes or execute defensively - while the boys battled, the hole we put ourselves in was too great to dig our way out of - ultimately falling to the Hit Dr Diamonds to a 21-6 loss. A few bright spots, Will Sadowski (13 Carolina team member), gave 3 innings of relief - surrendering 2 unearned runs, on 2 walks, 1 hit while striking out 4. Brendan Schwartz also provided some much needed relief work - going 4 innings, giving up 2 unearned runs, on 2 walks, 1 hit and striking out 5.
Offensively, Eric Porter was 1-2 with a double, walk and a run scored, Brendan Schwartz was 1-2 with 2 walks and 2 runs scored, and Jacob Hollingsworth was 2-4 with a double in the losing effort. 14 White returns to action this Sunday, April 24th for an early morning DH against Pride Baseball at Robillard Field in Arlington, MA.
Saturday, April 9th
11 Navy started the weekend over at Banta-Davis Field in Carlisle, MA with Billy Dagostino getting another start on the mound Game 1. After walking the first two batters he settled into form. The bats were quiet, but the patience at the plate put them in positions to score. Cole Cassidy came in to shut the door once again for the Blue Sox. Blue Sox won a tight one 4-3!
Blue Sox returned to form with the bats in Game 2 exploding for 11 runs. At the plate they had 8 hits, and 3 BBs driving in those ducks on the pond every chance they had! The rain started to fall in a long fourth inning for our opponent, resulting in a 7-run inning with two outs for the Blue Sox. Rylan Ricutti with a big double to bust it open in that fourth! Sam Lee was chucking a gem for the boys in Blue, perfect through 3. Doing his best Greg Maddux impression fielding his position he went the distance for a complete game, needing just 63 pitches. His final line was 6 innings pitched, 3 hits, 2 walks and 5 strikeouts as the Blue Sox cruised to a 11-2 Win!
Through both games on Saturday - team pitching only allowed 4 walks! while the defense made just 3 errors, and multiple double plays.
After a tough start to the season for the Division I - 12 Navy team during the Battle of the Borders tournament at NEBC on opening weekend, the boys in blue got back to their winning ways!
On Saturday, the Blue Sox traveled to Brighton, MA to take on Kings Baseball for a twin-bill. After a two and a half hour delay due to a College Softball game being delayed, the Blue Sox were able to come away with a 4-1 victory. Ben Siegel pitched for stellar innings and Collin Gallagher shut the door over two innings of relief. Tim Badua set the tone for the offense while the defense was rock solid, not allowing the Kings offense to ignite.
Before Game 2 could start, Mother Nature decided to bring a mix of heavy rain and hail down on the turf field - covering it in a thin layer of ice in a matter of a half hour. Game 2 was ultimately canceled and the 12 Navy squad had to turn their attention to Sunday's DH against the Base Astros in Roxbury, MA.
13 Navy took the field Saturday for an early morning double header against a strong Nor'easters team. In Game 1, Johnny Connolly took the mound for the first time this season with a strong 2 innings pitched. Hunyuan Zhang came in relief and pitched a solid few innings to keep the game close. Offensively the team was led by Carter Meyer, Nick Antetomaso, and Ryan Skull. A great effort by the 13 Navy team keeping the game close till the end, ultimately losing 9-7.
In Game 2, 13 Navy came out offensively swinging hard getting a number of extra base hits -- Luke Grossman, Patrick Mackinnon, and Brett Daniels paced the offense. Pitching was Stephen McCabe, Massimo Kraus and Jordan Anstett gave a great showing to keep the lead and the 6-3 win for the 13 Navy squad.
13 Carolina traveled to Bird Middle School in East Walpole, MA to square off against Wolfpack Baseball on Saturday morning. In Game 1, 13 Carolina jumped out to a quick 3-0 lead with 6 out of 7 players in the line-up finding their way on base. Unfortunately, as the cold weather rolled in, so went the the Carolina offense.
Eidan Kulman-Tamanaha started on the mound - going 3 innings, giving up 2 runs, on 3 hits, 3 walks with 4 strikeouts. The Wolfpack took advantage of some shaky relief pitching and scored 8 unanswered runs and walked away with a 10-3 victory.
In Game 2, 13 Carolina found their way -- Will Sadowski took the ball and went 4 innings, giving up 1 run, on 2 hits and 2 walks. Offensively, Tyler Sullivan went 2-2 with a walk and 2 runs scored, Gabe Daniel was 1-2 with a huge 2 RBI double and a walk. Alex Frost paced the offense going 3-3 with 2 runs scored and 1 RBI. Axel Osborn and Tyler Sullivan held on to secure the 10-6 win and the DH split.
Sunday, April 10th
Game 3 of the weekend for 11 Navy was the first away games of the season. George Cassidy took the start on the mound for the first time and made some quick work of the Bomber offense.
The offense stayed hot and exploded for 13 runs; the approach at the plate was fun to watch - with an umpire calling a true zone, we were able to see what we can be capable of when we swing at good pitches. Nathan Melo made his first pitching appearance coming in for George for the final two innings doing a great job of rounding the game out! 11 Navy ran away with it and won 13-4.
In the final game of the weekend, the offense was stymied by a great starting pitcher for the opponent, the best they saw to date. He held the Blue Sox in check for the bulk of the day, holding them to just one single hit! It was a great paced game, in and out quick innings from both sides. The Bombers started the scoring in the 1st with their only hard-hit balls of the day back to back. Marco Racanelli started on the mound, pitching for the first time pumping in some cheese! The two hits in the first innings were the only two he allowed.
Dylan Courtney then made his first appearance of the year, showing how hard it is to hit an 11-year-old Randy Johnson! The two pitchers combined for 2 hits allowed, 4 walks and 1 hit-by-pitch -- most impressively, the defense made ZERO errors!
The Bombers put another run up in the Top of the 4th to go up 2-0. Nathan Melo drove in a big run in the Bottom of the 4th to get it 2-1. Then things got interesting, with their backs against the wall the team continued to respond. Tyler Frost did his best Roberto Clemente impression in the Top of the 5th to HOSE down a runner at the plate for a massive double play to keep it 2-1. The bats stayed quiet again the bottom half of the 5th, however, a momentum shifting out at the plate on a passed ball with Teddy Nelson and Dylan Courtney proved to be costly for the Bombers. With 2 outs in the bottom of the 6th still down 2-1, the Blue Sox showed their resiliency. Cole Cassidy drive a hard line-drive into the outfield for a single. Tyler Frost with a 2-0 count ended up getting hit-by-pitch to keep the line moving. Next up was Sam Lee who was eager to show his true self at the plate and he did…with a bomb double...
You’re probably thinking that’s it...but they faced some adversity! Tyler Frost missed second when rounding so went back to touch doing the right thing, knowing the implications if caught! The game is tied 2-2 with runners on 2nd and 3rd and two outs for the Blue Sox when Mr. Double himself Rylan Ricutti hammered the next pitch over the left-fielder for a walk off win and a 6-0 record to start the season!
11 Navy defense for Sunday combined for just two errors!
After Game 2 of their DH on Saturday was canceled, the 12 Navy team was eager to play in some good weather and headed down to Roxbury, MA to play the Base Astros Bynoe Park!
In Game 1, Owen McGowan took the mound and went 3 innings, giving way to Chris Childs. Brett Wohletz was huge on the mound in a big spot with 1 inning in relief that proved to be a pivotal point in allowing the Blue Sox to have a chance of keeping the Astros close!
The offense was quiet as the Blue Sox trailed 2-1 heading into the top of the 6th - not to go without a fight, 12 Navy tied the game and held check in the bottom half of the 6th to force extra-innings. In the top of the 7th, the boys were able to push a run across and secure the come from behind 4-3 victory!
In Game 2, Vinny Hogan took the mound and went 3 innings, followed by Matthew Bode, and Brett Wohletz - who once again proved tough as nails in a big spot to not let an inning spiral out of control.
Offensively, Joey Prager opened up the scoring with a huge 2 RBI single, Colin Gallagher was on base in both games, while Lucas Sousa broke Game 2 wide open that helped secure the 7-3 victory. 12 Navy ends the weekend with a 3-0 record and an overall record of 4-2.
12 Navy has a home DH next weekend - Saturday, April 16th at Banta-Davis Field in Carlisle, MA against Boston Prime Orange at 8am & 10am.
12 Carolina had their away games against the Northeast Longhorns Orange washed away on Saturday due to unplayable field conditions, but were lucky enough to play their two-game set against the Jr. Spinners Scout Sunday morning at LA Field in Tewksbury, MA. Short staffed - with players missing for various reasons, took the field with three new players, Mattias Liem, Connor Haggerty and Neil Ferrara.
The bats were quiet in Game 1 until the top of the 3rd when Gabe Kioumejian, and Max Douglass had back to back hits, setting the stage for Benji DeGregorio (pictured to the right) to hit his first ever home run (3-run HR) in his second at-bat of the game! In his third at-bat, he again followed a Max Douglass single with another home run to dead center field!
Max Douglass went 3 innings on the mound, giving up 1 run, on 1 hit, 3 walks and 3 strikeouts. Newcomer, Connor Haggerty made his debut on the mound and held the Spinners offense in check before giving way to Benji DeGregorio to close the game out with 2 strikeouts in the bottom of the 6th to secure the 6-4 Win!
In Game 2, Owen Scott took the mound - he cruised through 4 innings - only allowing 1 run on 2 hits and 1 walk, while striking out 5. The offense once again got going in the 3rd - scoring 4 runs, sparked by an Andrew Pechinsky walk, followed by 6 consecutive hits by Lucas Lilley, Gabe Kioumejian, Max Douglass, Benji DeGregorio, Ryan Brother, and Mattias Liem.
Hats off to Lucas Lilley who caught all 12 innings behind the play while going 4-6 with a run scored and 2 RBI's. Ryan Brother held off a late rally by the Spinners in the 6th to squeak by with a 4-3 Win!
13 Carolina hit the road again on Sunday afternoon - and just like the weather, it was a wild ride. Canyon Cochran started on the mound - going 3 innings, scattering 3 runs on 1 hit, 4 walks and 6 strikeouts. Owen Korbly came on in relief - throwing 2 innings, allowing 2 walks and striking 5.
Offensively, 13 Carolina exploded for 17 runs - scoring 3 in the second, 4 in the 4th, 2 in the 5th, and 8 runs in the 6th. Everyone in the line-up either had a run scored, RBI, found their way on with a walk, a base hit, or a double.
In Game 2, the story and the offense stayed the same. 13 Carolina put up 10 runs in the first inning - 3 walks, 1 hit-by-pitch, and 6 hits. Tyler Sullivan was 2-2 with a walk and 2 runs scored, Charlie Gillick was 1-3 with a run scored and two monster drives to left. Will Sadowski was 2-2, Alex Frost kept his hot streak going with another 2 hits and 2 runs scored. Gabe Daniel dominated on the mound, going 3 innings - allowing no runs, on 1 hit and 4 strikeouts. 13 Carolina walked away with a 15-0 win and a sweep of the Sunday afternoon sweep!
13 Carolina has this coming weekend off and will return to action for a home DH on Sunday, April 24th against the BBU Tigers at Concord-Carlisle HS.
13 Navy traveled down to Bridgewater, MA on Sunday morning for a divisional double header game with the East Coast Eagles. Matthew Pizzi threw a four-inning complete game, in a 15-5 Blue Sox shellacking of the Eagles. Racking up the runs on multiple hits were Joe Grasso, Brett Daniels, Ryan Skull and Stephen McCabe.
Unfortunately, 13 Navy's offense and pitching was no where to be found in Game 2 which ultimately led to a 12-5 loss. 13 Navy goes into next weekend with a 2-2 record - they travel back down to Bridgewater, MA on Saturday, April 16th for a doubleheader against Giants Futures Black.
Saturday, April 2nd
11 Navy came ready to play clean baseball this weekend! The boys had an early start but that didn't stop them from winning game one 6-4 behind a great pitching effort by Billy D’Agostino and Cole Cassidy. As a pair they combined to walk just one batter!
Defensively, a Cole Cassidy diving catch and only a single error by the defense held the opponents offense in check. The bats were quiet Saturday morning as we just had just 5 hits but maximized our plate appearances by being patient and working the count.
Game 2 was more representative of their potential as a team - winning by mercy rule after 5 full innings. Sam Lee got the nod on the bump, and started us off on the right foot. George Cassidy came in relief of Sam to keep the opponent at bay. They combined to only give up 3 walks over the 5 innings. Despite facing some adversity in the middle innings the team showed how they have each other's back, always finding a way out of a difficult situation with great team defense. The bats woke up after the early lull – exploding for 13 hits and 11 runs. Rylan Ricutti with a gap shot double got the scoring started in a 6 run 2nd inning. Cole Cassidy made his second highlight diving catch of the day to secure the win. 11 Navy starts the season off with 2 wins!
Pitching and defense were the story of 11 Carolina sweeping their doubleheader against Evo Alpha, winning 3-2 in Game 1 & 8-2 in Game 2. Pitching was tremendous all day - 6 pitchers were used over the two games, surrendering only 4 runs over 12 innings of play. Defensively, the 11 Carolina squad only made 1 error on the day - Crew DiNucci was the anchor of the defense as he made over a dozen plays between shortstop and second base.
Sunday, April 3rd
It was a bright and early start for 12 Carolina for the 2022 season! In Game 1 against Show NE National, Owen Scott took the mound and went 3 innings – he did not allow a hit, struck out 4 and walked 5, allowing 1 run.
Offensively, Tsering Komyerov and Gabe Kioumejian both had 2 runs scored, James Lockwood, Lucas Lilley, Brandon Sousa, and Nick Piantedosi all had 1 run scored, while Max Douglass had a huge 2 run single in the first and Theo Haglund paced the offense with 2 hits on the day, knocking in 1 run.
Max Douglass came out of the bullpen and had a clean 4th inning – 1 walk and 3 strikeouts. In the 5th, Max struggled with command and the ball found some barrels as the Show offense came alive scoring 4 and bringing the deficit to only 2 runs. Ryan Brother came on to shut the door, allowing 2 walks before striking out the last 3 batters faced. Due to time limit, 12 Carolina walked away with a 7-5 win!
In Game 2, the story Benji DeGregorio, he went 3 innings – did not allow a hit, walked only 2 and struck out 7. Offensively, 12 Carolina scored 20 runs before the final out was recorded. Nick Piantedosi had 2 runs scored with a walk and double, Gabe Kioumejian had 3 hits and 3 runs scored, and James Lockwood had a walk, 3 hits and 3 runs scored. Ryan Brother had a big 2 out 2 run double to break the game open in the 2nd inning. 12 Carolina cruised to a 20-1 victory.
12 White started their season off on Sunday afternoon at Banta-Davis field in Carlisle, MA with a 8-8 tie and a 12-4 win against the MV Prospects Royals. Ari Maslan and Tyler Abend showed Coach Murray and Coach Russell a relentless attitude on and off the field and newcomer to the team, Josh Silber was very impressive in the outfield. Overall, 12 White team displayed solid defense to start the year as they ended Game 2 with a 6-4-3 double-play!
13 White got their season started Sunday morning at Concord-Carlisle HS against the Dugout Dawgs. Fox Anderson got the boys going as he beat out an infield single to start the rally that lead to the 9-8 walk off win. In Game 2, the boys got the bats going and secured the second win of the day with a 11-6 victory.
14 Navy opened up their season against Show NE Elite - in Game 1, after a shaky 2 run first inning (one walk, and two hit-by-pitches), Adam Fiorentino was able to settle down very nicely cruising through the next four innings. Adam left the game with a 9-3 lead that was almost squandered in the last inning, but 14 Navy was able to hold on for the 9-8 victory. Adam was also 1-2 at the plate with a walk and a run scored.
In Game 2, the bats continued to stay hot – 14 Navy scored 8 runs in the first inning on 5 hits, and 2 walks – the team never looked back. Charlie Tingos got the start for Game 2 and also struggled with command early giving up 4 runs in the first inning despite not allowing a hit. He was able to settle down and throw two scoreless frames before giving way to Devin Farren who was very impressive to seal the game in relief – including consecutive pick offs in the last inning after surrendering two base on balls. Matt DeFeo picked up two hits finishing the game 2-2 with 3 runs scored as one of the major catalysts to the offense.