Monday, April 27, 2015

Ten wins over the weekend

14u: Logan Galloway, Luke Brown and Foster Stacey combined for the victory as the Bobcats posted an 8-6 win at Hit Dr. Diamonds in Boston. Richard Marique and Jake Ross combined for six hits, including three doubles and a Ross triple.

13u: Poised right-handers Matt Stanieich and Luke McCusker each shut down Hurricanes Red for a doubleheader sweep in Salem. Drake Leask (team-leading 11 strikeouts) earned a clutch save in the opening 5-3 win under the lights.

12u: Nicholas Ritchie and Josh Morissette dominated on the mound, and the Bobcats collected 25 hits to pound the Shoemakers, 11-2 and 12-2, in Haverhill, Mass. Hot-hitting Ritchie went homered and went 6-for-6 at the plate, while Alex Noel also homered as the Bobcats raised their record to 7-1.

11u: Drew Knight, Austin Hazzard and Jake Mitchell all homered during a doubleheader split at USA Mavericks Blue. In the opener, Tyler Michaud drove in Matthew Lamy for the go-ahead run in the seventh inning of a wild 11-10 victory.

11u: Kyle Martin and Sam Dicicco earned wins to sweep Seacoast United Carolina, 14-12 and 15-5. Aiden Hanning and Andrew Wall each scored three runs in the opener, while Dicicco knocked in three runs.

10u: Colby Smith set the tone with an inside-the-park homer in the first inning, and the Bobcats proceeded to sweep Cannons Orange, 13-4 and 9-6. Solid pitching and defense held off the Cannons at Sanel Park.

Sunday, April 19, 2015

12u Division 1 dominance

Composed righty Nicholas Ritchie pitched a shutout in the opener, and the Bobcats completed a 12u doubleheader sweep with an 8-4 victory in the second game at Sanel Park. It was the first-ever matchup between the Bobcats and Cannons in Division I. Ritchie and Luke Ramsey homered to highlight a 10-0 victory in the opener. Sean Wynkoop and Ryan Smith went deep in the second game, and Alex Noel worked 2-1/3 innings of scoreless relief to earn the win. Ryan Smith scored a team-high four runs on the afternoon.

11u: Aiden Hanning singled in the sixth inning and promptly stole second, third and home to lift the 11u Bobcats to a 6-5 triumph at New England Stampede on Saturday afternoon. In the opener, right-hander Dylan Schuff in a well-played 4-2 victory for the Bobcats.

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Homer-happy Bobcats open with a bang

Nicholas Ritchie, Josh Morissette and Sean Wyncoop homered in succession as the 12u Bobcats won their straight game, defeating perennial powerhouse Nokona, 8-5, in the season-opening weekend at New England Baseball Complex. Luke Ramsey belted the organization's first homer of the season on Saturday night and finished the tourney with two dingers. Ritchie's complete-game pitching effort lifted the Bobcats into the championship bracket, and the Bobcats fell to New England Storm in the semifinals. Right-handers Jake Elbeery and Alex Noel earned victories on Saturday.

In other games, Erik Hanser ripped a bases-loaded single up the middle to give the Bobcats a 7-5 lead against the USA Mavericks, but the Mavs rallied for a 16-9 win. The Bobcats then defeated Blackstone Valley (R.I.), 3-2, behind the pitching of Hanser and Connor Abood. Sebastian Moceri had two RBIs, and Jack McLean drove in a crucial run. Hot-hitting Chris Lacerte smoked a double.

13U Division
Bobcats sweep Blackhawks: Matt Stanieich pitched five shutout innings, yielding one hit, and Henry Crawford Eng worked two innings for the save in a 3-0 victory to open the season. In the fifth, Luke McCusker doubled and Winsor Bean singled to give the Bobcats some breathing room. In game two, Liam Kelly supplied a squeeze bunt, and Nick Von Breeden ripped a bases-loaded single to break things open for a 7-3 win. McCusker earned the win. Sam Froio pitched a dominant three innings of relief, notching six strikeouts without issuing a walk.