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.