Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Pitchers & Catchers Camp begins June 29

Wednesday Pitchers & Catchers Camp at USA begins June 29! This is a 6-week camp designed specifically for pitchers and catchers. Pitchers will receive individual instruction with an emphasis on arm health, throwing mechanics, body control, core strength, the mental game. Catchers will work on blocking, receiving, throwing and game management. "Pop times" will be recorded and players will be challenged to improve each week ... Players will be placed in age appropriate groups. Camper-to-instructor ratio will be 5-to-1. Cost is $150.

Camp dates are June 29, July 6, 13, 20, 27, August 2. Camp time is 6-8 p.m. Feel free to arrive early and use the batting cages to hit. Register on-line or pay at the door. Coaching staff includes:
Camp Director Kevin Gray -- Bobcats founder and director and general manager of Ultimate Sports Academy in Manchester ... has coached Bow High School and Bow Middle School, Manchester Palomino and Colt League All-Stars ... Program has played in six New England EBL championship games ... former MLB beat writer for NH Union Leader ... currently an associate scout with the Seattle Mariners ... Granite State Baseball League 38+ champion ... captain for the Plymouth High Bobcats in 1989 and graduated from UNH in 1993 ... CPR/First Aid certified.
Pitching Coordinator Lenny Pappas -- Former MVP at Manchester Central High and University of Connecticut scholarship player. Held the NHIAA record for 19 strikeouts in a game. Boston Globe All-State selection in 1988 ... won two Sunset League championships ... Former head coach at Goffstown Post 16 ... Coached Manchester Babe Ruth to five state titles and two New England Regionals ...Coaching the 11u Bobcats and 18u Prospects in 2016. Guided 18u Prospects to tourney championship at Connecticut SportsPlex
Pitching coach Don Perigny -- Bobcats pitching coach and 13u assistant coach. Has guided Division 1A pitching staff to 2.15 ERA, two no-hitters and a 25-game winning streak this season ... Former UMass-Lowell standout and six-year minor league pitcher with White Sox and Marlins. Former teammates with Carlton Fisk, Gary Sheffield ... Career 23-20 record with 2.63 ERA. Led the 1994 Portland Sea Dogs with 49 appearances and ranked third with 84 strikeouts ... Refused to cross the picket line during 1994-95 MLB strike. Has made a tremendous impact with Bobcats since joining the program in 2015.

Sunday, June 12, 2016

11U EBL CHAMPIONS!

A season that began with a no-hitter in Florida ended with a New England Elite Baseball League championship. The 11u Bobcats, coached by Joe Evans, defeated Rivals Baseball of Woburn, Mass., 19-6, to complete their season at Gergler Park in Bow. The Bobcats (21-10) reached the EBL Div. II championship by winning four straight elimination games in the playoffs at Stoneham, Mass.
In the championship, right-handers Matt Lamy and Nathan Innerfield combined to overpower the Rivals. Logan Gordon and Evan Provost handled catching duties, and there many great plays on defense. Cameron Evans sealed the title with a running catch in left-center field. The Bobcats took an 8-6 lead into the seventh inning and erupted for 11 runs, highlighted with a grand slam by Cam Olivo (five RBIs). Ryan McSweeney hit a bases-loaded double, while Nick and Nate Steigmeyer combined for multiple hits. Lamy and Zachary McCoy turned a clutch double play in the fifth inning. Lefty Connor Haas was dominant lefty for the Bobcats all season, and Ryan Cunningham was Mr. Dependable on defense. Ethan Gray (injury) played half the season and was a key contributor to a magical 2016 season. Congratulations to the Bobcats and Rivals for a great season!

Monday, June 6, 2016

Bobcats Prospects schedules

16u Schedule
June 10-12 -- at Connecticut SportsPlex Tournament
June 17-19 -- at Capital City Challenge Tournament, Concord
June 28 -- at Post 21 Legion, Memorial Field, Concord, 5:30 p.m.
July 1-3 -- at Keene Jr. Swamp Bats Tournament
July 7 -- at Post 21 Legion, Memorial Field, Concord, 6 p.m.
July 9-11 -- Spinners Summer Series, Holman Stadium
July 14 -- at Post 21 Legion, Memorial Field, Concord, 5:30 p.m. (DH)
July 23-24 -- Copa de Beisbol Tournament, Manchester
July 26-28 -- EBL Playoffs
Aug. 5-7 -- World Series Park Tournament, Saugus

Sensational Soucia no-hits the Crush

Bobcats 13u standout Marcus Soucia threw a no-hitter to defeat the Plympton Crush, 3-0, in Wrentham, Mass., on Saturday. The strong right-hander struck out seven and issued one walk as the Bobcats stayed undefeated and improved to 23-0 on the season. A week earlier, Soucia delivered the game-winning hit in the 10th inning, lifting the Bobcats to a 7-6 victory against the New Hampshire Black Flies in the championship game of the Memorial Day Classic presented by New Hampshire Orthopaedic Center. Soucia owns a 7-0 record and 1.31 ERA in nine appearances this season. Pictured at right is pitching coach Don Perigny and Marcus. Congrats!