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.
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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. 
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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.
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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.
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