Monday, December 30, 2013

Winter training schedule

The Bobcats Winter Baseball Academy prepares young athletes and our travel teams for the 2014 season. We emphasize the benefit of a three-month throwing program as designed by Bobcats pitching coordinator Nick Cenatiempo. Players learn the absolutes of hitting success and proper fielding mechanics, in addition to base running, catching and other facets of the game. Players will be surrounded by Bobcats coaches Cenatiempo, Kevin Gray, Jeff Montembeault, Greg LaRocca, Chris Shanahan, Chris Tilton, Chris McKenzie, Hunter Judd and others. As in the past, non-roster players are invited to attend workouts at a cost of $25 per session at Ultimate Sports Academy in Manchester. Weekend schedule, January through March:

13U and 15U teams -- Saturdays, 8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m., Ultimate Sports Academy in Manchester, beginning Jan. 4.

14U teams -- Saturdays, 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m., USA in Manchester, beginning Jan. 4.

11U and 12U teams -- Sundays, 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., USA in Manchester, beginning Jan. 5.

Weekday schedule, January through March, beginning Jan. 8, held at St. Anselm College and Concord Sports Center. 

Sunday, December 22, 2013

A Bobcats Christmas

‘Twas the night before Christmas
And all through the house
Not a creature was stirring
Except at Monty’s house
Jerseys were hung by the chimney with care
Moms hoped coach Nick soon would be there
With Mac in his hoodie and Rock in a speech
Coach Tilton and Monty were at Vero Beach
When out on the diamond there arose such a clatter
Coach sprang from the ‘pen to see what’s the matter
Away to the window, I flew like a flash
Tore open the wallet for the umpire’s cash
When what to my wondering eyes should appear
But a non-miniature tattoo on Miss Dina’s rear
More rapid the doubles and runs they came
Coach whistled and shouted and called them by name
Now Sully! And Noah! Now Bailey and Brody!
On Connor! On Eric! On Joseph and Cody!
To the warning track the doubles they flew
Now flip the scorebook for a no-hitter, too
KG spoke not a word and kept busy at work
Until the road umpire made him berzerk
Then all was OK with a sixth-inning missile
And I heard him exclaim with many a reason
Happy Christmas to all – have a helluva season!

Monday, December 2, 2013

Highlight reel from Rehoboth Beach, Delaware

There were many special moments during the 2013 season, including these clips from a windy day in Rehoboth Beach. Cody Morissette destroyed the 13u and 14u pitching in this tournament, going 9-for-10 overall with four homers.

Monday, November 18, 2013

New Hampshire Knockout Championships

The Bobcats are hosting a fun event to raise money for New Hampshire Hospital for Children and give away prizes through games of "Knockout" on Nov. 24 at Concord Sports Center from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Facebook Event page here. Boys and girls will compete in age groups 9-10, 11-12, 13-14 and 15-up. Cost is $10 per entry. Players receive three wristbands for each entry. A player must field a ground ball cleanly and make an accurate throw to first base. Any player committing an error loses a wristband. Games continue until a final champion is crowned at each age level. Winners advance to compete against former major leaguer Greg LaRocca in the Grand Finals. Prizes include Jarrod Saltalamacchia signed bat, Jose Bautista signed MLB baseball, Chris Carpenter signed ball, Rawlings mini Gold Glove, and lots more ... All players will go home with navy terry cloth wristbands.

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Tryouts set for 11U and 12U

The Bobcats are hosting tryouts for 11U and 12U teams for the 2014 spring season on Saturday, Nov. 9 at Sanel Park in Concord. The workout will be held at Al Field from noon to 1:30 p.m. A player's age classification for the 2014 season is determined by how old he is on May 1, 2014. The Bobcats will play in the New England Elite Baseball League from April through early June. Doubleheaders will be played on Sundays, most likely at 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. This enables young players to participate in their Little League or Cal Ripken seasons on Saturdays.

The head coach for the 11U team is Kevin Gray, and the head coach for the 12U team is Jeff Montembeault. The tuition cost is $1250 per player, with families receiving a $500 discount per extra family member. For example, if an older brother is playing 14U and a younger brother is playing 12U, the total cost per family is $2,000 instead of $2,500.

The tuition includes a 25-game spring schedule and winter workouts every Sunday from 9-11 a.m. at Ultimate Sports Academy in Manchester. (The Bobcats have rented the entire building, so lots of room!) These winter workouts will be held from January through March. A midweek workout will be held at Concord Sports Center on Thursdays from 6:30-8 p.m. Tuition also includes two travel tournaments during the spring.

Monday, October 28, 2013

Thanks for a great fall season!

My, oh, my, what a finish. The fall season ended with Bobcats Red losing a heart-breaker to Winnisquam, 7-6, in a High School Division semifinal. (A base runner begins the inning on second.) The game ended on a base hit with left fielder Nick Salcito making a long throw to home plate, where catcher Ben Palmer made a swipe tag on the deciding run. Earlier, Eighth grader Cody Morissette nearly had a three-run homer that bounced off the top of the fence. Ben Malgeri sparked the Bobcats from the leadoff spot, opening the game with a single and scoring on Mike Montembeault's grounder ... Earlier, the Bobcats opened the day with a 14-6 win against Pittsfield. Patrick Swanson earned the win, and Nick Kelly pitched two innings of relief.

Monday, October 21, 2013

Playoffs this weekend

Fall Ball! Bobcats Blue won the most games (10) in the High School Division and will play Concord Cannons Black at 11:15 a.m. on Sunday. Is Hunter Judd Coach of the Year? Games in the Elite Championship bracket will be played at Jamie Welch Park in Boscawen ... Bobcats Red was the only team to defeat Winnisquam varsity this fall. Eighth grader Cody Morissette and freshman Brody Dupuis had the biggest hits against Winnisquam's group of seniors and juniors. Bobcats Red plays Pittsfield on Sunday at 9 a.m ... Bobcats White plays Northern Lakes at 9 a.m. at Winnisquam High School on Sunday. Noah Wojtkowski and Bryce Barrett have been impressive on the mound, and Riley Denver and Joseph Quintal have been major contributors on offense ... In the Middle School Division semifinals, the Bobcats play Concord Cannons Black (9 a.m.) on Saturday at Jamie Welch Park in Boscawen. In the 12u Division, the Jr. Bobcats play Concord Cannons White (9 a.m.) on Saturday at Sanel Park in Concord.

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Travis Snider's Facebook post

"The most exciting season of my career has come to an end. So thankful for the opportunity to ride that wave and live the dream. Bittersweet but the fire is blazing. I'll never forget this feeling. It's never been this clear. Never believe you're working hard enough if you want to achieve greatness. What are you willing to sacrifice?" -- Pirates outfielder Travis Snider. 

Monday, October 7, 2013


The Bobcats celebrated the first weekend of October with some big highlights, including:

  • Cody Pfeifer and Rich Marique combined for the shutout against the Granite State Storm in a 10-0 victory. Logan Galloway, Dylan Walsh and Sean Gannon all had hits. The Middle School Division team improved to 7-2-1.
  • Cody Morel had a big day at the plate, including a walk-off single, as Bobcats Blue (6-2) won two games in the HS Division.
  • Jordan Bussiere homered and Mike Montembeault had five RBIs, leading Bobcats Red (7-3) to a doubleheader sweep at Jamie Welch Park in Boscawen. High School Division standings:

Sunday, September 29, 2013

Four games, four wins

Bobcats pitchers Austin Hazzard, Zach Smith and Jaxen Dupuis were nearly unhittable against Cannons Orange, highlighting a big day for the organization on Saturday. Billy McKinney, Connor Abood, Cody Boucher, Sebastian Moceri and Jack McLean powered the offense in a 5-3 and 8-5 sweep at Sanel Park. The overall defensive effort was solid as the Bobcats (6-2) won their sixth consecutive game.

In the Middle School Division, Foster Stacey and Manny Salazar had key hits to spark the Bobcats in a 9-4 victory against Cannons Green at Winnisquam High School. In the second game, Cody Pfeifer set the tone with a dominant pitching performance en route to an 11-1 victory. The Bobcats improved to 6-1-1 in the fall season.

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Incredible Comebacks

Trailing by 10 runs, the Bobcats rallied to defeat Youngsville, 17-11, in the opener of a Middle School Division doubleheader on Saturday. Dylan Walsh picked up the win in relief. Later that day, the Bobcats salvaged a 6-6 tie in a game that was ended by darkness. In the 12U Division, the Jr. Bobcats erased a five-run deficit and rallied for a 6-5 walk-off win. Liam Kelly homered, and Jack McLean pitched brilliantly in relief as the Jr. Bobcats won their fourth straight game.

Coach Hunter Judd and the Bobcats are off to a 4-1-1 start
 in the Middle School Division. 

Monday, September 16, 2013

Weekend highlights

Cody Morissette launched a two-run homer in the eighth inning, and Brody Dupuis added a run-scoring single to score Michael Montembeault as Bobcats Red rallied to defeat the Winnisquam varsity, 6-5, on Sunday morning. Bobcats Red (3-1), Winnisquam (3-1) and Bobcats Blue (3-1) are tied for first-place in the Fall High School League standings.

In the Middle School Division, Richie Marique and Manny Salazar were the winning pitchers as the Bobcats swept the Bow Falcons, 11-1 and 14-4. Noah Therrien continued to crush the ball, leading the offense for the second consecutive week. Luke Brown provided a sparkling relief appearance as the team improved to 3-1. 

Noah Therrien, Manny Salazar and Richie Marique all had outstanding 

games in a doubleheader sweep against the Bow Falcons on Saturday.

In the 10-12U Division, Justin Pelham and Austin Hazzard set the tone with dominant performances on the mound, and the Bobcats swept the Cannons Green in a doubleheader at Sanel Park in Concord. Liam Kelly, Jaxen Dupuis and Connor Abood all had big hits in a three-run first inning rally for the Bobcats. 

Sunday, September 8, 2013

A day for the record book

On Sept. 8, 2013, the Bobcats opened the fall high school season with some dazzling performances, including: 

  • A grand slam and two-run homer by Jordan Bussiere, who was also the winning pitcher as Bobcats Red beat the Cannons Orange, 8-7.
  • A perfect game (five innings) pitched by Jason Thomas as Bobcats Blue silenced Pittsfield, 10-0. Thomas had eight strikeouts.
  • A 5-for-6 performance by Colby St. Pierre in a doubleheader sweep against Pittsfield.
  • Back-to-back homers on consecutive pitches by Brody Dupuis and Ben Palmer against the Cannons.
  • Mike Montembeault played five positions and broke open a 14-7 win with a bases-loaded single.
Jordan Bussiere tattooed these baseballs for two homers and six RBIs.

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Two words: Fall Baseball

Looking forward to the weekend! The fall season is all about extra games, more repetitions and having lots of fun at the diamond. We are excited to play in the new Cannons Fall League, which features 10 teams in the High School Division, eight teams in the Middle School Division and nine teams in the 10-12U Division. The season continues through October with playoffs beginning Oct. 26. We realize the fall is a busy season and the boys are playing soccer, football and hopefully buckling down on their homework. Practices are optional. For games, however, please let us know ahead of time if you have another commitment and won't be playing that day. See you at the field, and, remember: "Be an athlete!"

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Indoor practice and jersey pickup

Players on Bobcats fall rosters are encouraged to stop by Concord Sports Center (2 Whitney Rd #1, Concord, NH 03301) on Thursday, Aug. 22 from 5-7 p.m. for jersey and hat pickup and also an optional workout. We have reserved the large field and two cages.

Fall rosters and links to full schedules can be found here.

Thursday, August 15, 2013

August news and notes

Thanks to everyone who attended Bobcats tryouts! We had a large turnout and will be offering four teams in the New England Elite Baseball League next season: 13u Division II, 14u Division I, 14u Division II, 15u Division II. We are continuing to offer private tryouts for those interested. Contact coach KG (716-4433) or coach Monty (315-0240) if you would like to set up a tryout for any of the teams. Spring 2014 rosters will be announced by the end of the month. Hang in there! ... The Fall 2013 season begins the weekend of Sept. 7-8. Teams and opening weekend games are listed here. Coach Monty is hosting a Fall jersey pickup party on Saturday, Aug. 17 at 174 Jobin Drive in Manchester from 4-8 p.m. Stop by! ... Coach KG is playing in the annual Red Sox-Yankees Media Game on Aug. 16 at Fenway Park from 9 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. Would you like to attend? Fans are welcome. Hope everyone is still having a great summer!

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Dates for upcoming player evaluations

Upcoming NH Bobcats tryouts schedule:

Saturday, Aug. 3

Manchester Memorial HS
13U -- 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
14U -- 10:30 a.m. to noon
15U -- noon to 1:30 p.m.

Sunday, Aug. 4

Manchester Memorial HS
13U-15U -- 1 p.m. Meet at Memorial HS for drills, a scrimmage and more excellent baseball. 

Please arrive early and be stretched and ready to practice at your designated time. Tryout cost is a one-time fee of $25. The fee will be applied toward 2014 tuition if the player earns and accepts a roster spot. Make checks payable to Bobcats Baseball.

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Bobcats storm into EBL playoffs

The 13u New Hampshire Bobcats have won 25 games in their inaugural season, capturing the No. 1 seed in the Elite Baseball League championship tournament beginning July 13-14 at St. Anselm College in Manchester. The Bobcats face the No. 8-seeded Concord Cannons at 9 a.m. on Saturday. The Bobcats have posted a 25-9 overall record, including tournament trips to Vero Beach, Fla., Rehoboth Beach, Dela., and Franklin Pierce University in Rindge.

The 14u Bobcats White (18-12 overall) finished second in their division and play the Noreasters of Plymouth, Mass., in the EBL playoff opener on Saturday. The game will be played at Plymouth South High School. The 14u Bobcats Blue squad will play against the Sluggers Fury at 2 p.m. on Saturday in Medfield, Mass.

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Lyons roars to Player of the Week honors

Bobcats ace Connor Lyons pitched six shutout innings, allowing two hits, in a 12-0 victory against the MV Thunder in Chelmsford, Mass. Lyons also went 8-for-13 with eight stolen bases while sparking the Bobcats from the leadoff spot. The 13-year-old now leads the organization with 24 stolen bases and a 1.40 ERA. The 13U Bobcats (20-5) have clinched an EBL division title and will host the playoffs on July 13-14 at St. Anselm College ... Earlier this season, Lyons combined with Noah Wojtkowski to throw a no-hitter against the NH Grizzlies. Congrats, Connor and all the nominees! The Player of the Week is voted on by the coaching staff and members of Elliot Sports Medicine. 

Connor Lyons leads the organization with 24 stolen bases and a 1.40 ERA.
Kevin Littlefield Photo

Other standouts:
  • Brody Dupuis - Went 10-for-14 with a triple and three doubles. Also played excellent defense in the outfield and catcher and as the 13U team won three of four games.
  • Ryan Flaherty - Pitched 5-1/3 innings, allowing one earned run, to defeat first-place New England Baseball on Saturday.
  • Austin Beaudette - Went 5-for-7 with a double against NE Baseball, including 4-for-4 effort in a 10-4 upset win at St. Anselm.
  • Ben Palmer - Went 6-for-12 and also caught two games and played great defense in center field.

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Cotter named Player of the Week

Sean Cotter filled the scorebook with runs, hits and stolen bases, leading Bobcats White to a doubleheader sweep, 11-1 and 19-8, against the RBI Hawks on Sunday. One of the outfielders in the organization, Cotter has been named Elliot Sports Medicine Player of the Week. In addition to play more excellent defense, he had three hits, four runs, four stolen bases and three RBIs as the Bobcats pounded the Hawks for 30 runs. 

Sean Cotter has been an offensive and defensive force for the Bobcats. 
Congrats to "Shotter" for being named Player of the Week. 
Kevin Littlefield Photo

There were several deserving candidates for POTW, including: 
  • Nick Salcito - Pitched three innings, allowing one run, to earn the win against the Hawks. Also had four hits and three RBIs in the doubleheader.
  • Noah Wojktkowski - Had three hits and reached base six times. On-base machine has 19 walks and only three strikeouts in 58 plate appearances. Also leads the pitching staff with 25 strikeouts.
  • Bailey Hamilton - Right-hander pitched six innings, allowing one run on three hits, to earn a win. Also had three hits and four runs.
  • Mitchell Fama - Pitched into the sixth inning, notching five strikeouts in a 4-3 walk-off victory for Bobcats Blue.
  • Connor Lyons - Tossed a scoreless six innings, allowing one hit with seven strikeouts as the Bobcats 13s blanked the Hurricanes.
  • Connor Singh - Went 3-for-5 with two walks against the Hurricanes and made a scoreless relief appearance, lowering to 1.72 his team-leading ERA.

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Bell overpowers Seacoast United

Jeff Bell pitched a complete game to shut down Seacoast United, setting the tone in a four-game against the Pirates at St. Anselm College on Sunday. Bell, who has not allowed an earned run in 11 consecutive innings, has been named Elliot Sports Medicine Player of the Week. The righty worked all seven innings of a tense game, scattering five hits and fanning four in a 5-1 victory. Clutch performance and a big win for the Bobcats! Nice job, Big Hoss!

Jeff Bell has been lights out for the Bobcats recently, throwing 11
consecutive innings without allowing an earned run.
Kevin Littlefield Photo
Other nominees:

  • Cody Morissette - Pitched four innings of relief and notched a league-leading sixth win. Went 5-for-5 with two doubles and a triple in a 16-1 rout of Seacoast United.
  • Tommy Rock - Pitched a gem against first-place Academy, notching four strikeouts and taking a scoreless outing into the fifth inning of a 3-0 loss.
  • Ben Palmer - Rock-solid catcher had five hits in the doubleheader sweep against Seacoast United.
  • Connor Lyons - Bounced back from a leg injury and went 3-for-4 with four RBIs on Sunday.
  • Dina Montembeault - Bobcats administrator continued her tireless efforts, working the grill, paper shuffling and scheduling Sunday's Bobcats White game to be played at Manchester Memorial. If not for Miss Dina, the Bobcats would be driving to Foxborough on Father's Day to play the RBI Hawks.
Previous Player of the Week winners: Cody Morissette, John Rivera, Declan Knieriem, Connor Lyons

Friday, June 7, 2013

Morissette mashes four home runs

Cody Morissette of Exeter, who leads the 13U Elite Baseball League with a .659 batting average, homered four times in five at-bats to lead the New Hampshire Bobcats in tournament play at Rehoboth Beach in Delaware last weekend. Morissette's fourth homer, a 360-foot shot to right-center field, capped an amazing weekend in which the lefty slugger went 9-for-10 at the plate. He had seven hits for the 13U Bobcats and also went 2-for-2 for the 14U Bobcats, which opened the tournament with a 9-5 victory against High Heat of Salisbury, Md. Morissette was named Elliot Sports Medicine Player of the Week for the second time this season.
Cody Morissette crushes a pitch for the 13U New Hampshire Bobcats.
Kevin Littlefield Photo

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Red-hot Rivera named Player of the Week

Hitting machine John Rivera, who ranks third in the Elite Baseball League 14U Division with a .600 average, has been named Elliot Sports Medicine Player of the Week for his efforts on Memorial Day against the North Shore Tigers. Rivera had a monster game in a 17-16 extra-inning loss, going 4-for-6, including a double, and scoring three runs. He also pitched three innings of relief, allowing one hit and one unearned run. "Johnny Riv" also had two hits in the opener of the doubleheader and stole four bases on the afternoon. For the EBL season, Rivera is batting 14-for-25 with nine walks. He also leads the league with a robust .706 on-base percentage. Congrats! Other nominees:

  • Mitchell Fama - went 3-for-4 in the doubleheader and drove in the tying run in the seventh inning of game two. 
  • Tommy Rock - Drove in four runs and reached base five times against North Shore. Also made several clutch catches while patrolling the outfield.
John Rivera was named Elliot Sports Medicine Player of the Week following a doubleheader against the North Shore Tigers in which he went 6-for-8 and stole four bases. He leads the Elite Baseball League 14U Division with a .706 on-base percentage. Kevin Littlefield Photo 

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Deck deals his way to Player of the Week

Declan Knieriem pitched five shutout innings for the win, leading the way to a doubleheader sweep against the MV Thunder at Chelmsford, Mass., on Sunday. Knieriem, who struck out six and did not walk a batter, was named Elliot Sports Medicine Player of the Week. Bobcats White improved to 10-5 overall. Other nominees:

  • Andrew Dupuis - Pitched 2-2/3 scoreless innings of relief, earning the win as the Bobcats 14s overcame a four-run deficit and defeated the MV Thunder, 7-5. Dupuis also pitched a perfect inning for the Bobcats 13s on Saturday and went 1-for-2 with a run, RBI and stolen base against the New England Ravens.
  • Bailey Hamilton - Had five hits in the doubleheader sweep, including a double to spark a sixth-inning game in the second game. Scored four runs and picked up two RBIs on the day.
  • Tim McEacharn - Had four hits and played outstanding defense at catcher, throwing out two runners attempting to steal. 
    Declan Knieriem was named Elliot Sports Medicine Player of the Week for his efforts in a doubleheader sweep against the MV Thunder on Sunday, May 19. Kevin Littlefield Photo.

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Morissette earns Elliot Sports Medicine Player of the Week honors

Cody Morissette went 6-for-6 with two walks, picking up seven RBIs, as the 13U New Hampshire Bobcats swept the North Shore Cougars and took sole possession of first-place in the Elite Baseball League 13U American East division on Saturday. Morissette, named the Elliot Sports Medicine Player of the Week, had three doubles and a triple and also earned the victory on the mound in the second game at St. Anselm College. The Bobcats (11-1) play the New England Ravens at Northeast Delta Dental Stadium on Saturday at 9 a.m. Other nominees for Player of the Week:
  •  Alex Pelham - six hits and six RBIs in two games at St. Anselm College. Pelham's drove in the tying and go-ahead run in a 5-4 victory for Bobcats 14U.
  • Jeff Bell - threw a complete game, notching six strikeouts as the Bobcats defeated the Hurricanes and won their fourth straight.
  • John Rivera - stayed red-hot with three hits, three stolen bases, four runs in a 19-11 win against the Minutemen. Leads Bobcats Blue with .529 batting average.
  • Raphy Salazar - 4-for-5 with two doubles against the Minutemen. 
  • Connor Lyons - notched a complete-game, working seven innings and fanning seven against the North Shore Cougars in a 4-2 win.

Monday, April 29, 2013

Bobcats no-hit NH Grizzlies; Lyons named Player of the Week

Connor Lyons had eight strikeouts while cruising into the fifth inning inning, and Noah Wojtkowski finished the game with two more strikeouts as the 14u New Hampshire Bobcats posted the first no-hitter in program history with a 10-0 defeat of the Grizzlies on Saturday in Hooksett. Lyons threw 74 pitches, walking three batters, and improved to 2-0 on the mound this season. The 13-year-old Manchester resident, also named Bobcats Player of the Week, leads the Bobcats with 18 strikeouts through three games. Cody Morissette's two-run double in the sixth inning clinched the victory. In the second game of the doubleheader, the Bobcats rallied for eight runs in the seventh inning to defeat the Grizzlies, 14-12. Bailey Hamilton worked three innings of relief to earn the win.

Connor Lyons led the way for the first
 no-hitter in Bobcats history.

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Bobcats sweep Maine Lightning

Alex Swett had four hits in the opener, and Cody Morissette pitched a dominant five innings of relief in the second game as the 13U Bobcats opened division play in the Elite Baseball League with a pair of wins against the Maine Lightning on Saturday. In the opener, Connor Singh and Andrew Dupuis each pitched three innings, and Dylan Bartlett ripped a two-run walk-off double to clinch a 15-4 victory. In the second game, Morissette racked up five strikeouts and helped seal an 8-2 win with a pair of laser hits. Dupuis snapped a tie game with a squeeze bunt in the fifth inning, and the Bobcats rallied for five runs in the sixth inning as Brody Dupuis, Ben Palmer and Owen Willis all had big hits. New Hampshire improved to 9-4 overall, including a February trip to Florida.
Cody Morissette pitched five innings to beat the Maine Lightning on Saturday.
Kevin Littlefield Photo.

Saturday, April 13, 2013

Bobcats Classic presented by Elliot Sports Medicine
April 13 results:
Black Flies 8, Bobcats 13u 3
Bobcats Blue 14, Mavericks 8
NE Ravens 7, Bobcats White 6
Black Flies 13, Mavericks 14u 1
Bobcats 13u 8, Dover 4
NE Ravens 7, Mavericks 14u 1
Dover 3, Bobcats Blue 2
Bobcats White 7, Mavericks 0

Standings: Black Flies 2-0, NE Ravens 2-0, Bobcats White 1-1, Bobcats 13u 1-1, Bobcats Blue 1-1, Dover 1-1, Mavericks 14u 0-2, Mavericks 0-2

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Bobcats Classic tournament schedule

Saturday, April 13, Gill Stadium, Manchester
8 a.m. - Bobcats 13U vs. NH Black Flies
10 a.m. - Bobcats White vs. NE Ravens
12  p.m. - Bobcats Blue vs. Dover Sun Devils
2:30 p.m. - NE Ravens vs. USA Mavericks 14U
4:30 p.m. - USA Mavericks 13U vs. Bobcats White

Saturday, April 13, Manchester Memorial HS
8:30 a.m. - Bobcats Blue vs. USA Mavericks 13U
11:30 a.m. - NH Black Flies vs. USA Mavericks 14U
3:30 p.m. - Bobcats 13U vs. Dover Sun Devils

Sunday, April 14, Gill Stadium, Manchester
8 a.m. - Bobcats Blue vs. USA Mavericks 14U
10 a.m. - Dover Sun Devils vs. NE Ravens
12 p.m. - Bobcats White vs. NH Black Flies
2 p.m. - Bobcats 13U vs. USA Mavericks 13U
4 p.m. - Championship

Teams with best records qualify for championship. Tie-breakers will be decided by head-to-head (if applicable) followed by runs allowed. Time limit is 1 hour, 50 minutes for each game (7 innings). Inning cannot be started after time has expired.

Sunday, February 24, 2013

Reppin' The 603

The New Hampshire Bobcats posted a 2-2 record at the Treasure Coast Challenge in Vero Beach, Fla., including wins over Jacksonville and Minnesota. The level of baseball was outstanding and the team bonding and friendships made it extra special.

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Game 3: New Hampshire 13, Minnesota 4

VERO BEACH, Fla. -- Nick Kelly and Dylan Bartlett combined on a five-hit performance, and the New Hampshire Bobcats clobbered the Minnesota Millers, 13-4, in the Presidents' Day Challenge tournament at Holman Stadium on Sunday afternoon. New Hampshire trailed by three runs and rallied for another big comeback with four runs in the fourth inning. Connor Lyons ripped a two-run single in the fourth and added a run-scoring double in the fifth. Lyons and Joseph Quintal each scored three runs, and Bartlett unleashed a run-scoring triple in the sixth inning. Bartlett pitched four innings, facing only 14 batters, as the Bobcats improved to 2-1 in tournament play. Birthday boy Ricky Perry, who turned 13, went 1-for-1 with a two walks and scored three runs. New Hampshire plays the Millers in tonight's quarterfinal.
Dylan Bartlett worked four superb innings in a 13-4 win over Minnesota on
Sunday. Below, Tommy Rock motors into second base during a four-run rally
 for the Bobcats at Holman Stadium in Vero Beach, Fla.
 Kevin Littlefield photos

Vero Beach Day 2

VERO BEACH, Fla. -- Joseph Quintal picked up a win in relief, and the Bobcats erased a five-run deficit to rally for a 9-7 victory against the Jacksonville Crusaders in the Presidents' Day Challenge on Saturday.  The game featured a violent collision at home plate in which Bobcats catcher Dylan Bartlett was steamrolled by a Jacksonville player, who was ejected. Bartlett's nose was bloodied, but he was OK after taking a break on the bench. Connor Singh provided a clutch three innings of relief and also singled and tripled to fuel the comeback. In the seventh, Ricky Perry, Nick Kelly and Quintal all had singles as New Hampshire sent nine men to the plate. Tommy Rock executed a squeeze bunt during the rally, driving in the final run.

"We showed a lot of heart and teamwork. We wanted to win it for Dylan," said Perry, who celebrated his 13th birthday on Sunday. "That was one of the best games I've ever been part of."

Earlier in the day, Wisconsin defeated New Hampshire, 5-3, in a back-and-forth contest. Starting pitcher Connor Lyons pitched three efficient innings, and Cody Morissette worked the fourth and fifth. In the first defensive play of the season, the Bobcats turned a 4-6-3 double play from Perry to Morissette to Kelly. Owen Willis ripped the first hit of the season, and Alex Pelham reached twice with walks and scored in the seventh inning as the Bobcats loaded the bases. The Bobcats (1-1) face Minnesota (0-2) in Sunday's opener at Dodgertown.

Friday, February 15, 2013

Welcome to Dodgertown!

VIERA, Fla. -- Bobcats Spring Training Day 1: Happiness is baseball on Feb. 15. We began the day with a trip to Viera to watch the Washington Nationals on their second day of spring training. It was awesome! There were no more than 10 fans at the complex outside Space Coast Stadium when we arrived. All our guys were able shag new Major League Baseballs during batting practice. We were able to chat with Adam Laroche, who had 33 homers and 100 RBIs last season. Adam's father, Dave, was the Fisher Cats pitching coach for two seasons. A gracious Denard Span stopped for a photo and was great with the kids. We were big-leagued by Stephen Strasburg, who didn't stop for autographs, and there was no Bryce Harper sighting ... We checked into the Vero Beach Sports Complex and had our first practice at 5 p.m. It was great to knock off some rust and get the boys some on-field work before our first game on Saturday morning against a team from Wisconsin.

We're inside "Dodgertown" and staying in the same rooms once occupied by Jackie Robinson, Sandy Koufax, Steve Garvey, Mike Piazza and Kirk Gibson. Coach KG and Monty are staying in a poolside cabana, which must be the best room on the property. The pool is literally 10 steps outside a sliding glass door. This had to be Tommy Lasorda's suite! Here's a 1948 pic of Robinson and Roy Campanella at Dodgertown. 

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Treasure Coast Challenge

Eleven lucky players and two coaches are heading to Vero Beach, Fla., for a 13U tournament this weekend. We are proudly representing the entire organization at "Dodgertown." Here is our schedule. Wish us luck!

Feb. 16 - Bobcats vs. Wisconsin Rays, 10:15 a.m.
Feb. 16 - Bobcats vs. Jackonville Crusaders, 2:45 p.m.
Feb. 17 - Bobcats vs. Minnesota Millers, 12:30 p.m.
Feb. 17 - Playoffs, 5 p.m.
Feb. 18 - Championship, 1 p.m.

Monday, February 4, 2013

Say hello to the baby Bobcats

Jack McLean scored the team's first run as the New Hampshire Bobcats 10u squad played its first game in program history at Seacoast United in Kingston on Sunday. The Bobcats lost both games of a doubleheader but several youngsters impressed the coaching staff during the indoor contests. Anthony Salcito also scored, and Austin Brummett and Zack Smith made impressive pitching debuts. Other players making history on the first-ever 10u Bobcats roster: Sean Begley, Alex Boisvert, Evan Provost, Ethan Gray, Brady Lacourciere, Joey Songen, Connor Treybig, Tyson Whittaker.

NH Bobcats 10u winter team.  Kevin Littlefield photo

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Baseball at the Beach

Save the date! We are heading to Rehoboth, Delaware, for a Sports at the Beach baseball tournament on June 1-2. The amenities and atmosphere are exactly what we're looking for in a summer road trip. There will be three games of pool play, followed by single-elimination playoffs. The Bobcats are sending a 13U and 14U team. Each team will play in its own weekend tourney. Please let us know if you plan on making this trip.