Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Bobcat of the Week: Tim McEachern

If the Fall Wood Bat League had an All-Star Team, Tim McEachern would be named the starting catcher. A physically strong kid with excellent hands behind the plate, Tim is often preventing runs on defense or driving them in on offense. He leads Bobcats White with a .583 average and had another big game against the Diamond Dawgs at Southern New Hampshire University, a wild back-and-forth contest that ended in a 9-all tie through 11 innings. Congrats, Tim, and keep working hard!

Tim McEachern
                                                              Kevin Littlefield Photos

Monday, September 17, 2012

Bobcat of the Week: Brody Dupuis

It's not an easy choice this week, but Brody Dupuis has earned Bobcat of the Week honors following his performance in a doubleheader sweep of the Concord Cannons A Team. Brody had five hits, including two doubles, while driving in five runs as the undefeated Bobcats won 13-3 and 13-4. He also made a scoreless relief appearance and played solid defense at first base. The umpire also told him, "You have a great attitude."
Brody Dupuis
Other nominees: Owen Willis shined at shortstop and also crushed the ball, picking up four hits in the two wins ... RHP Mitchell Fama earned the win in Game 1, holding the Cannons to one run while striking out five through three innings ... On-base machine Ricky Perry was a catalyst on offense and stalwart at shortstop in Game 2 ... Connor Lyons attended both games to support the team despite the fact he couldn't play (hand injury). That's awesome!

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Bobcat of the Week: Alex Swett

CONGRATS to Alex Swett, who went 3-for-3 with a bomb to center field in the Bobcats' 10-1 victory in Saturday's home opener against the Granite State Storm. Alex also was the starting catcher and did a fine job receiving, blocking and controlling the running game. He is the first-ever Bobcat of the Week!
Alex Swett

Other nominees: Tim McEachern had two hits, and Nick Salcito had two RBIs in the second game as the Bobcats 14U squad beat Concord, Mass., 9-6. Ryan Forkey drove in a run and later closed the game with scoreless relief ... In the early game, RHP Mitchell Fama pitched two innings of scoreless relief, notching five strikeouts. RHP Cody Morissette worked three scoreless innings and has yet to allow a run this season. Owen Willis had two hits and two RBI. 

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Home opener at Fisher Cats!

The first two home games in program history will be held Saturday at Northeast Delta Dental Stadium, home of the Double-A New Hampshire Fisher Cats. Team 2 (13U) hosts the Granite State Storm at 8 a.m. for a nine-inning contest. Be there at 7:30 a.m.

Team 1 (14U) team hosts Concord, Mass., at 11 a.m. for a nine-inning contest. Be there at 10 a.m. or earlier to support the younger Bobcats squad. Parking is available in the front lot next to the entrance.

Please consider buying a raffle ticket at the game. We are conducting a raffle for Patriots-Broncos tickets (excellent seats) with proceeds to benefit the MS New Hampshire chapter and the Bobcats. Tickets are $20.

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Perfect opening weekend for Bobcats

The New Hampshire Bobcats began their inaugural season with three wins in as many games to open the Fall Wood Bat League season on Saturday. The 14U squad swept the Concord Cannons by scores of 10-0 and 9-4, as Bailey Hamilton and Nick Salcito picked up the wins. Hamilton and Manny Ray combined for eight strikeouts in the opener without yielding a hit. Riley Desmarais laced a single to drive in Salcito for the first run in Bobcats history, and Bryce Barrett helped preserve the shutout with excellent defense at third base. Michael Montembeault had three hits on the day, including a run-scoring double in the second game. 

In Dracut, Mass., the Bobcats 13U team defeated the New England Diamond Dawgs in a nail-biter, 5-4, behind the pitching of Connor Lyons, Joseph Quintal and Cody Morissette. Lyons worked five innings for the win, striking out seven, and allowing only two hits. The Bobcats jumped to a 5-1 lead behind hits by Morissette, who doubled in the fourth inning, and singles from Brody Dupuis and Dylan Bartlett. Isaac Brisson drove in a key run as the Bobcats took a 4-1 lead, and Mitchell Fama added his second RBI with a two-out single to right field. 

Isaac Brisson makes a play at second base during the Bobcats' 5-4 win at Dracut, Mass.  Kevin Littlefield/staff photo.
Cody Morissette entered in the eighth inning and locked down the save as the Bobcats defeated the New England Diamond Dawgs over the weekend.  Kevin Littlefield/staff photo