Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Tryouts for 2018

Bobcats tryouts will be a skill evaluation and 90-minute workout. Players will be rated on their overall tools: Speed/Agility, Arm Strength, Fielding, Hitting, Hitting for PowerWe will have simulated games and live at-bats. Catchers will be given their glove-to-glove pop times. Pitchers will be given velocity readings.
Cost: $20.
Arrive 15 minutes early. Wear baseball pants, T-shirt, spikes or cleats, hat. Bring water.
Players must pre-register using the proper links below:

15u -- Saturday, August 12, 4-5:30 p.m., Campbell High School, 1 Highlander Court, Litchfield, NH, 03052. Head coach: Juan Amador. Click on Registration Form Here.

14u -- Saturday, August 12, 9-10:30 a.m., Campbell High School, 1 Highlander Court, Litchfield, NH, 03052. Head coaches for two teams: Ben Michaud, Anthony Caiani. Click on Registration Form Here.

13u -- Friday, August 11, 6-7:30 p.m., Campbell High School, 1 Highlander Court, Litchfield, NH, 03052; Head coaches for two teams Lenny Pappas, Kevin Gray. Click on Registration Form Here.

12u -- Sunday, August 13, 4-6 p.m., Gergler Field at Hanson Park, 37 Albin Road, Bow, NH 03304. Coaches for two teams: Juan Amador, Matt Bouchard. Click on Registration Form Here.

11u -- Sunday, August 13, 2-3:30 p.m., Gergler Field at Hanson Park, 37 Albin Road, Bow, NH 03304. Head coach: Ernie Yerrington. Click on Registration Form Here.

9u and 10u -- Sunday, August 13, noon-1:30 p.m., Gergler Field at Hanson Park, 37 Albin Road, Bow, NH 03304. Coaches: Rickey Gaudreault, Lenny Pappas, Jeff Montembeault. Click on Registration Form Here.

Tryouts for Bobcats Prospects: Invite only for private evaluation. If you are interested in Bobcats Prospects, email Kevin at info@nhbobcats.com

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

2018 Coaching Staff

16u Prospects Matt Bouchard -- Coach Bouchard will be taking the 16u team after spending three seasons this core group. This team will play in college showcase tournaments ... Previously coached with the NH Black Flies in AAU ... Currently coaches at Cawley Middle School and also coaches Bobcats in the Cannons Fall League.
TRYOUT: Invite only.

15u Juan Amador -- Played at Siena College and SNHU... First career home run was a grand slam against Fairfield ... Started 44 games for the Penmen ... First-Team All-State in baseball and football and was Pinkerton Academy Athlete of the Year ... coached various levels of AAU baseball before joining the Bobcats in 2017.
TRYOUT: August 12, 4-6 p.m., Campbell High School, 1 Highlander Court, Litchfield, NH, 03052.

14u Ben Michaud -- Three-year coach for Bobcats in New England Division 1 ... Took team on a successful trip to Aberdeen, Md., in 2016 ... Coached Northeast Hurricanes before joining the Bobcats in July 2014 ... Coached youth baseball for 15 years, including stops in Manchester Pony League at each age level ... Head coach in Youngsville Athletic Association for eight seasons, serving as all-star coach for multiple seasons.

TRYOUT: August 12, 9-10:30 a.m., Campbell High School, 1 Highlander Court, Litchfield, NH, 03052. 

14u Anthony Caiani -- Has coached 15u and 13u Bobcats the past two seasons ... Former standout at Exeter High School and Exeter Post 32 and played in New Hampshire Showcase League  .... leading hitter at Northern Essex Community College. Won 2013 and 2014 conference championships at NECC and played in National Junior College World Series in Tyler, Texas.
TRYOUT: August 12, 9-10:30 a.m., Campbell High School, 1 Highlander Court, Litchfield, NH, 03052. 

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Joining the Bobcats family

Welcome! We love baseball and have a passion to teach the game the right way. If your son loves the game and is driven to excel, we are thrilled to say you’ve come to the right place! The New Hampshire Bobcats are focused on player development with an eye on the future. This means instilling values of hard work, teamwork and sportsmanship that are tools for baseball -- and life.

Some of the benefits of being a Bobcat:

-- Year-round membership to Ultimate Sports Academy, 201 Allard Drive, Manchester. Members have access to cages, HitTrax batting simulator, the basketball court, free weights, agility ladders, bands. Our best players can usually be found at USA four or five days per week!

-- Professional instruction. Players are taught by Bobcats coaches who have college and pro experience. Winter training begins in January and continues with two workouts per week through March.

-- 25-30-game schedule in the New England Elite Baseball League. Our players compete against the region's top competition. The schedule includes division games, tournaments, playoffs and New England All-Star Game for top players.

-- Agility and strength training in November and December. We offer an 8-week training program ($200 value) that is included for Bobcats at no extra charge. Players will improve agility, core strength, speed and flexibility.

Monday, June 12, 2017

A Father's Day Pledge

TO MY SON AND DAUGHTER on Father's Day, There are lessons every dad should teach his children, and, along with looking both ways before crossing the road, I pledge to teach the game of baseball. Funny how what you learn on the diamond -- and from other sports -- can be applied to life.
Presenting the top 10 baseball lessons every father should teach his kids:

1. Respect the game -- Great effort goes without saying. Hustling on and off the field and proper behavior are some of the ways to honor baseball's tradition and those who have played before us. It's a privilege to wear the uniform and represent the school or name on your jersey. Don't take it for granted.

2. Always have fun -- After all, isn't that what it's all about? Whether covering Little League games or World Series games, I've found a common theme from the most successful players and teams through the years.

"You want him to play the game like he's having fun and play hard. I look for that first, as a dad, to make sure he looks like he enjoys it," said Red Sox bench coach Brad Mills, asked about his son, Beau, who played against the Fisher Cats last week.

3. Teamwork -- In sports, there is nothing more rewarding than everyone believing in a common goal and pulling for each other, putting individual accomplishments aside. It's not about YOU. It's about TEAM. Championships, not batting averages, are what everyone remembers in the end.

Monday, June 5, 2017

Some of NH's finest players ...

We are proud of how much we've grown in five years and what our players and teams have accomplished. Here are just some of the players who have come through our system:

Cody Morissette -- NHIAA Division I Player of the Year for Exeter High ... Has played in more than 100 games for Bobcats ... Committed to Boston College after being recruited by several colleges while playing for the Bobcats.

Dakota Mulcay -- Rated as one of the top catchers in New Hampshire after playing three years for Bobcats Prospects. Signed national letter of intent to play for Southern New Hampshire.

Brody Dupuis -- NHIAA Division I All-State as corner infielder and RHP for Trinity High ... Bobcats 100-Game Club. Won a state championship with Londonderry HS as a freshman ... Power hitter with tools for the next level. Uncommitted. Will play in 2018 as a post-graduate student at Bridgton Academy.

Geoff Mosseau -- NHIAA Division I All-State as LHP for Bedford High ... Bobcats original and building block for the program ... Helped lead team to first-ever New England Elite Baseball League championship game. Committed to St. John's University.

Joseph Quintal -- NHIAA Division I All-State as RHP for Bedford High ... Bobcats original who played for IMG Academy and state powerhouse Bedford High. Pitched in first-ever Bobcats game at Dodgertown in Vero Beach, Fla. Committed to Fordham.

Thursday, May 18, 2017

5th Annual Memorial Day Classic 13u Division

Playoff Bracket
Monday, May 29
Bow High School, 55 Falcon Way, Bow, NH 03304
Spinners Prospects 14, Cannons 12
10 a.m. -- 2. Shamrocks 17, Chelmsford 4
noon -- 13u Championship: Spinners Prospects 5,  Shamrocks 1


RAIN ALERT: Rain is in the forecast with showers likely in the morning. Championship bracket will be played at Bow High School, 55 Falcon Drive, Bow, NH 03304. The first semifinal game is Cannons vs. Spinners Prospects at 8 a.m. 

1 seed -- Cannons (3-0) 3 runs allowed
2 seed -- Chelmsford (3-0)
3 seed -- Shamrocks (2-0-1)
4 seed (wildcard) -- Spinners Prospects (3-0 but did not win pool)


VENUE CHANGE: Saturday and Sunday games previously scheduled for Derryfield School are now being played at Derryfield Park, Bridge Street, Manchester, NH 03104

Pool A -- Chelmsford Lions (3-0), Bobcats Beleski (2-1), Bobcats Caiani (0-3), Rivals White (1-2)

Pool B -- Cannons (3-0), Spinners Prospects (3-0), Perfect Swing (1-2), Rivals Navy (0-3), A's (0-4)

Pool C -- Shamrocks (2-0-1), Spinners Scout (2-1), Bobcats Michaud (1-1-1), Razorbacks (0-3)

Saturday, May 27
Eddows Field, 21 Priscilla Lane, Auburn, NH 03032
9 a.m. -- Chelmsford Lions 9, Bobcats Beleski 3
11 a.m. -- Bobcats Beleski 12, Rivals White 1
1 p.m. -- Rivals White 12, Bobcats Caiani 3
3 p.m. -- Chelmsford Lions 11, Bobcats Caiani 3

Saturday, May 27
Derryfield Park, Bridge Street, Manchester, NH 03104
11 a.m. -- Cannons 14, Perfect Swing 3
1 p.m. -- Spinners Prospects 11, A's Baseball 1
3 p.m. -- Rivals Navy 20, A's 3
5 p.m. -- Perfect Swing 11, Rivals Navy 2

Saturday, May 27
Bow High School, 55 Falcon Way, Bow, NH 03304
1 p.m. -- Shamrocks 5, Bobcats Michaud 5
3 p.m. -- Shamrocks 8, Razorbacks 3
5 p.m. -- Spinners Scout 4, Bobcats Michaud 2

Sunday, May 28
Derryfield Park, Bridge Street, Manchester, NH 03104
9 a.m. -- Shamrocks 12, Spinners Scout 3
11 a.m. -- Bobcats Michaud 5, Razorbacks 1
1 p.m. -- Spinners Scout 8, Razorbacks 3
3 p.m. -- Bobcats Beleski 10, Bobcats Caiani 5
5 p.m. -- Chelmsford Lions vs. Rivals White

Sunday, May 28
Eddows Field, 21 Priscilla Lane, Auburn, NH 03032
9 a.m. -- Cannons, Rivals Navy 0
11 a.m. -- Perfect Swing 11, A's Baseball 10
1 p.m. -- Cannons 9, A's 0
3  p.m. -- Spinners Prospects 8, Rivals Navy 2
5 p.m. -- Spinners Prospects 8, Perfect Swing 3

Monday, May 29
Bow High School, 55 Falcon Way, Bow, NH 03304
8 a.m. -- 1. Cannons vs. 4. Spinners Prospects
10 a.m. -- 2. Chelmsford vs. 3. Shamrocks
noon -- Championship

NO CONSOLATION GAMES 

5th Annual Memorial Day Classic 14u Division

14u Championship Bracket
Monday, May 29
Derryfield School, 2108 River Road, Manchester, NH 03104
Semifinal: Brookline Bandits 4, Spinners Prospects 3
Championship: Razorbacks American 5, Brookline Bandits 4

Pool A -- Razorbacks American (4-0), Bobcats Gray (3-1), Shamrocks (2-2), A's Gold (0-4), Spinners Scout (1-3)

Pool B -- Brookline Bandits (3-1)Razorbacks Central (3-1), Spinners Futures (2-2), Bobcats Monty (0-4), C4 Nashua (1-2) Razorbacks Central (3-1)

Pool C -- Spinners Prospects (4-0), Rivals (2-2), Central Maine Rebels (1-2-1), A's Black (1-2-1), Perfect Swing (1-3)

Saturday, May 27
Gill Stadium, 396 Valley St. Manchester, NH 03103
9 a.m. -- Bobcats Gray 7, Shamrocks 4
11 a.m. -- Razorbacks American 15, A's Gold 0
1 p.m. -- A's Black 3, Central Maine Rebels 3 (8 innings)
3 p.m. -- A's Black 14, Perfect Swing 12
5 p.m. -- Spinners Prospects 10, Central Maine Rebels 4
7 p.m. -- Rivals 9, Perfect Swing 8

Saturday, May 27
Livingston Park, 975 Beech St. Manchester, NH 03104
9 a.m. -- Spinners Futures 8, Bobcats Monty 0
11 a.m. -- Spinners Prospects 6, Rivals 1
1 p.m. -- Shamrocks 8, Spinners Scout 1
3 p.m. -- Bobcats Gray 13, A's Gold 1
5 p.m. -- Razorbacks American 8 vs. Spinners Scout 3

Saturday, May 27
Manchester Memorial High School, 1 Crusader Way, Manchester, NH 03103
noon -- Razorbacks Central 4, C4 Nashua 3
2 p.m. -- Brookline Bandits 3, Razorbacks Central 1
4 p.m. -- Spinners Futures 3, C4 Nashua 2
6 p.m. -- Brookline Bandits 3, Bobcats Monty 2

Sunday, May 28
Gill Stadium, 396 Valley St. Manchester, NH 03103
9 a.m. -- Spinners Scout 9, A's Gold 4
11 a.m. -- Razorbacks Central 7, Spinners Futures 6
1 p.m. -- C4 Nashua 11, Brookline Bandits 0
3 p.m. -- C4 Nashua 10, Bobcats Monty 4
5 p.m. -- Razorbacks Central 13, Bobcats Monty 4
7 p.m. -- Brookline Bandits 10, Spinners Futures 2

Sunday, May 28
Livingston Park, 975 Beech St. Manchester, NH 03104
9 a.m. -- Spinners Prospects 8, Perfect Swing 0
11 a.m. -- Spinners Prospects 19, A's Black 2
1 p.m. -- Rivals 12, A's Black 2
3 p.m. -- Central Maine Rebels 15, Rivals 7
5 p.m. -- Perfect Swing 9, Central Maine Rebels  6

Sunday, May 28
Manchester Memorial High School, 1 Crusader Way, Manchester, NH 03103
9 a.m -- Razorbacks American 4, Bobcats Gray 3
11 a.m. -- Bobcats Gray 7, Spinners Scout 4
1 p.m. -- Razorbacks American 8, Shamrocks 0
3 p.m. -- Shamrocks 12, A's Gold 2

Monday, May 29

Derryfield School, 2108 River Road, Manchester, NH 03104
9 a.m. -- 3. Brookline Bandits vs. 2. Spinners Prospects
11 a.m. -- 1. Razorbacks American vs. 2/3 seed