Monday, August 27, 2012

Game Day information

Bobcats Team 1 opens the fall season against the Concord Cannons on Saturday at 9 a.m. The Cannons field is located at Welch Park on Depot Street in Boscawen. Depot street is near Cumberland Farms at 212 King St., Boscawen. Players should arrive at 8 a.m. We will pass out blue Fall League shirts. Players should wear gray pants, blue belt, blue socks. We will play a 7-inning doubleheader.

Team 1 Roster: Bryce Barrett, Mitchell Fama, Michael Montembeault, Noah Wojtkowski, Ryan Forkey, Bailey Hamilton, Manny Ray, Nick Kafejelis, Corbin Provost, Tim McEachern, Nick Salcito, Riley Desmarais, Nick Gelinas, Billy Croteau.

Team 2 is playing at New England Diamond Dogs in Dracut, Mass., on 9 a.m. Saturday. The address is 1540 Lakeview Avenue, Dracut, Mass., 01826. Players should wear gray pants, blue belt, blue socks. We will play a 7-inning doubleheader.

Team 2 Roster: Dylan Bartlett, Isaac Brisson, Brody Dupuis, Cody Morissette, Alex Swett, Connor Singh, Owen Willis, Ben Palmer, Alex Pelham, Joe Quintal, Nick Britton, Owen Morgan, Ricky Perry, Joey Barrett, Connor Lyons.

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Coach Signore on the prowl

Fisher Cats pitching coach and Bobcats senior advisor Tom Signore stopped by a workout at Manchester Memorial High School to catch up with some players and offer a few tips from the mound. He talked about the finer points of pitching mechanics and how to maintain arm strength through long-toss programs. Did you know? Coach Signore is in the Bobcats Hall of Fame -- at Quinnipiac University. He led the Quinnipiac Bobcats to the Division II World Series before embarking on a pro career as player and coach.

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Rosters to be announced Monday night

In order to give everyone a fair opportunity to showcase their skills, we are hosting one more tryout on Sunday, Aug. 19 at 6 p.m. at St. Anselm College. This will be our third workout at Sullivan Field. We as a coaching staff want to evaluate the players one more time before making final decisions and trimming the rosters to 15 apiece. There is never a fee for Bobcats tryouts. See you Sunday at 6 p.m. Fall rosters will be announced Monday night.

Rosters almost complete

Thank you to everyone who attended the past two tryouts. Hopefully you had some fun and learned a couple things. It was great to see everyone get some 1-on-1 attention, whether talking with coach KG, pitching with Coach Nick or hitting with Coach Monty. Overall, we've had more than 30 kids seeking a roster spot for the Fall League. With so much interest, it's been  difficult deciding on the final spots. Stay tuned!

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Today's update:

The field at St. Anselm College is really wet with some standing water but we still plan to meet at 6 p.m. at Sullivan Park. We are anxious to meet everyone, hand out folders and answer all questions. Players can use the indoor cage, but do not expect a full workout; however, that may change. -- KG

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Get ready for Wood Bat Fall Ball!

It's another exciting day for the Bobcats. We are entering two teams in the 2012 Fall Wood Bat League, which begins Sept. 1 and continues through October, followed by playoffs and championship. We will compete in the Middle School division (ages 12-14) and host our games at St. Anselm College (when available) or at a diamond in the Manchester area such as at Manchester Memorial or Cawley Middle School in Hooksett. We will play a combination of 9-inning games and some 7-inning doubleheaders.

"The Granite State Baseball Association is excited to announce the New Hampshire Bobcats have joined the 2012 Fall Wood Bat Middle School Division," said Michael Campo, president of the GSBA. "We are always thrilled to add a program that is focused on the development of player skills and has a love for America's pastime."

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Meet Bobcats senior advisor Tom Signore

New Hampshire Fisher Cats pitching coach Tom Signore will serve as senior advisor for the New Hampshire Bobcats, overseeing throwing programs and serving as a volunteer consultant. Signore, Bobcats pitching coach Nick Cenatiempo and the entire staff are committed to protecting young arms and teaching the proper fundamentals of pitching. Signore will meet with the Bobcats before certain Fisher Cats games and direct our winter clinics, among other duties.
"I've always been passionate teaching the game to those who are eager to learn. I'm thrilled to help the New Hampshire Bobcats in any capacity I can," said Signore, who has worked as a pitching coach for the Expos, Marlins and Blue Jays organizations. Signore, a native of North Haven, Conn., pitched in the minor leagues for the Brewers before embarking on a professional career spanning 15 years. He is a member of the Quinnipiac College Hall of Fame.