Saturday, August 18, 2012
Coach Tom Brant said it was his team's biggest victory in four years.
Marblehead Little Leaguers exploded for five runs in the top of the seventh to beat Lynn in the opening game of the annual Gallant Tourney in Salem on Thursday. The team coupled aggressive baserunning with timely hitting to break the 3-3 tie in the final frame. Highlights included hard hits by Stephen Pappas and Thomas Brant and an NFL-worthy sidestep by Ben McCarthy at home plate. Ben eluded the Lynn catcher's tag at home to score a run and propel the rally. Henry Billings threw 6 1/3 innings and was relieved by Mark Karass. Marblehead next takes the field on Saturday at 4 pm against Swampscott.
Tuesday, July 17, 2012
Marblehead's 13-year-old Babe Ruth Team won the District 1 Championship.
Tuesday, July 17, 2012
The following information was provided by Dan Brothers: The Marblehead 13 Year Old Babe Ruth team won the District 1 Championship Friday night 7-4 in extra innings, over a very tough Lynn team in Danvers at Twi Field. Marblehead entered the game after defeating Saugus 13-0 in the District Semifinals. It marked the 2nd time that the two teams met during the tournament, the first, a slugfest 20-15 win by Lynn in pool play. The win gives Marblehead a berth into the Eastern Mass State Tournament, to be held in Lynn at the Bowser Complex at Breed Middle School on O'Callaghan Way this upcoming weekend 7/20 - 7/22. Lynn will also advance into the tournament as the tournament host. Friday night's game started off much slower than the first meeting…
A select AAU program at Salem State featured six local baseball players.
Tuesday, July 17, 2012
The following information was provided by David Rowe: The Vikings Baseball team, a select AAU program based at Salem State University and featuring six Marblehead players, reached the championship game of the New England AAU 14-year-old open division tournament, played in Cranston, RI on July 15. To enter the playoff round, the Vikings compiled a 12-2 divisional record during regular season play between April – June, and began the tournament as the 9th seed. In pool play July 7 & 8 they won all three games, thus punching their ticket to the “Final Four”. On July 15 the Vikings won a drama-filled semifinal game against the South Shore Rox, continuing a season long pattern of come-from-behind victories by scoring three runs in the bottom …
Friday, August 19, 2011
Five runs in the bottom of the fifth inning powered Marblehead past Lynn Thursday night in Salem.
Lynn lefty Matt Autilio was cruising along with a no-hitter and a four run lead when Marblehead's bats exploded for five runs in the bottom of the fifth inning Thursday night in Salem. Marblehead’s Spencer Carr shut down Lynn in the sixth and seventh innings, and Marblehead's 12 Year Old All Stars claimed the Gallant Invitational Baseball Tournament title with a 6-5 win at O’Grady Field. Marblehead staked starter Crew Whittier to a 1-0 lead after one inning, when James McCarthy raced home on a passed ball, after three straight walks by Autilio. Whittier gave up two runs and two hits in three innings of work and struck out three batters. Whittier was relieved by Carr to start the fourth inning. Carr, who won Sunday’s game against Lynn, had …
Thursday, August 18, 2011
Marblehead's U12 baseball team will play in the Gallant Baseball Tournament's championship game tonight.
Thursday, August 18, 2011
Three days, three games and three wins for Marblehead's 12 Year Old All Stars has our local team one win away from a Gallant Invitational Baseball Tournament championship. The boys will play tonight at 5:30 p.m. at Forest River Park in Salem. Forest River Park is located on West Avenue. Marblehead, powered by an eight-run fourth inning, defeat Lynn 13-8 Sunday night to solidify a finals appearance. They also crushed Salem in their first game on Friday and beat defending champion Swampscott on Saturday. Ray Gallant's mother Eileen will be on hand Thursday and will give out the championship trophies to the winners. “It's just great to come here every year, Ray loved baseball,” Gallant said. “I really look forward to this, it’s such a nice …
Tuesday, July 12, 2011
The Marblehead 13 year-old All-Stars climbed out of a 3-0 hole, but fell to Danvers for the second time, ending their post-season run with an 8-3 loss Monday at Clancy Field in Lynn.
With a berth in the state playoffs on the line, the Marblehead 13 year-old baseball All-Stars saw their Cinderella run in the post-season end with an 8-6 loss to Danvers Monday night at Clancy Field in Lynn. Marblehead entered last night’s game with one loss, dropping an earlier game to Danvers 4-3. The win means that Danvers moves on to the state tournament that will begin Friday night in Quincy. “I couldn’t be more pleased with this group of guys,” Marblehead manager Dan Brothers said. “Nobody expected a lot of us heading into the playoffs, but we played well and we surprised a whole lot of people.” “Good luck to the boys from Danvers, they played us tough, and I wish them the best in the next round,” Brothers said. Danvers scored three …
Sunday, August 1, 2010
The Marblehead boys narrowly missed a shot at the tournament playoffs, ending up the odd team out of a three-way tie breaker.
The Marblehead 9-Year-Old All-Stars played strong baseball in the Wyoma Tournament, which was held at Gowdy Memorial Playground in Lynn between July 8 and Aug. 2. The boys compiled a 6-1 record, outscoring their opponents 70-23, which landed them in a three-way tie for first place. Also finishing the tournament with 6-1 records were Wakefield and the host team, the Wyoma Blue. Little League Tournament Rules define a certain process for determining which teams will move into the playoffs during these sorts of ties. The first step is to compare the team's head-to-head matches. In this instance, each of the team's one loss came against one of the other, so this makes this ruling impossible. The second process, used if the head-to-head scale …
Tuesday, July 27, 2010
In only four innings, the Marblehead 9-year-old All Stars dispatched the boys from Lynnfield 15-2 in their last Wyoma Tournament game before the playoffs.
The 9-year-old All-Stars from Marblehead have been playing very tight baseball in the Wyoma Tournament. They had a very tough, error filled 12-4 loss to host Wyoma, which was followed by a hard-fought 4-2 win over previously undefeated Wakefield over the weekend. The game Monday night, on Sawyer field at Gowdy Memorial Playground against Lynnfield, was a much more controlled contest. Marblehead controlled the tempo, in their last game before the tournament playoffs, and took the victory in a 15-2 four inning "mercy rule'" shortened game. The local boys came out in the top of the first inning with their first four batters scoring. Jacob Garfield led off with a walk and he quickly stole second base. Eli Cohen moved Garfield to third with a …
Sunday, July 25, 2010
In their closest win yet, the all-stars move into a three-way tie for first place in the Wyoma Tournament.
Coming off of their first loss in the Wyoma Tournament, the Marblehead 9-Year-Old All-Stars earned a hard-fought 4-2 victory over previously undefeated Wakefield on Saturday at Gowdy Memorial Playground in Lynn. Coach Mark Cohen was pleased his team "played error-free ball against a very good team," after their error-filled 12-6 loss to the Wyoma Blue Wednesday. Marblehead scored their first two runs early in the game, as Chris Gally drove in Eli Cohen with an RBI-double and Jake Miller returned the favor with an RBI-single that plated Gally in the bottom of the first inning. Wakefield responded in the second, scoring a run of their own on a Michael McKean double and an infield RBI-grounder from Brian McGonagle. On the mound, Jake Nardone …
Wednesday, July 21, 2010
The Marblehead boys lost their first game of the Wyoma Tournament to the host team 12-6.
The wins had been coming easy to the Marblehead 9-year-old All-Stars, but on Wednesday they fell into a hitting slump and lost their first game of the Wyoma Tournament. The local boys fell to the host team, the Wyoma Blue, 12-6 on Sawyer Field at Gowdy Memorial Playground in Lynn. Both teams struggled at the plate in the beginning, as the game's first hit didn't come until the fourth inning. Charlie Young started the game on the mound for Marblehead, and pitched a solid 1-2-3 first inning. Wyoma was able to score two runs in the second inning though, as Christian Burt and James Wilkins reached home on a combination of walks, passed balls, and Marblehead fielding errors. Eli Cohen relieved Young in the second and was able to strikeout …