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2014 Fall Ball Schedule

Fall Ball Opening Weekend

 

SATURDAY - SEPTEMBER 6th

 

Majors - at Ansin Park

12:30  Westminter @ J&R Glass Tigers

3:00  Narragansett @ Aldrich Auto Body Red Sox

 

Minors 

2:30 Allstar Party Rentals @ Dunstable

 

Rookie (Coach Pitch)

12:30 Nonotuck @ Westminster

 

SUNDAY - SEPTEMBER 7TH

 

Rookie (Coach Pitch) - at Ansin Park

1:00   Papa Gino's @ Nonotuck

 

FULL SCHEDULE

Aldrich Auto Body Squeeks by J & R Glass 7-6

August 27th - The Aldrich Auto Body Red Sox got some great pitching from 4 different pitchers and held on to defeat the J&R Glass Tigers 7-6.  The Red Sox pitchers did combine to give up 6 runs but all 6 runs were unearned. Nick Ouellette was the starter and he struck out 4 batters in just 1 inning. Yes, that is correct, 4 strikeouts in 1 inning!  Declan Bourgault came in to pitch the 2nd inning and did not allow a hit or a walk and struck out 2 in his 1 inning. Fireballer Colby Gouldrup pitched the 3rd inning, striking out 2 and Jack Mason pitched the 4th and final inning, striking out the final batter of the game to earn the save. On offense the Red Sox were led by catcher Michael Cooper who had a double, single and walked. Ryan Shea and Matty Tolos each had a single and walked. Declan Bourgault and Angel Aldrich also added base hits for the Red Sox.

  Brayden Gendron led the way for the Tigers with 2 base hits, 2 runs scored and pitched a shut out inning, striking out 2. Patrick Ginnity reached base twice and scored twice while striking out 3 in 1+ innings on the mound. Manny Encarnacion added a base hit for the Tigers.

    There will be one more scrimmage game which will be on Wednesday, September 3rd. There is no practice on Monday September 1st and the fall Ball Opening Day is on Saturday, September 6th. Times and Locations should be announced within the next couple of days.

 

 

Aldrich Auto Body Wins First Scrimmage Game 8-5

August 25th -  In the first scrimmage game of the fall ball season it was the Aldrich Auto Body Red Sox over the J & R Glass Tigers 8-5.   Ryan Shea was the starting pitcher for the Red Sox and he struck out the side in his 1 inning on the mound.  At the plate Ryan walked twice and scored 2 runs.  Alexander Oquendo also struck out the side in his 1 inning on the mound and he reached base all 3 times at bat. Alex also made a great defensive play at third base.  Other stars for the Red Sox were Jack Mason, 1 inning pitched, no runs and 3 K's; Colby Gouldrup with a RBI single and a run scored; Sean Barry 2 walks and a run scored; Angel Aldrich 2 walks and a run scored; Matty Tolos with a walk, run scored and 2 strikeouts in 1 inning pitched.

Aidan Oullette led the Tigers with a double, 2 singles and 2 runs scored.  Clayton Coil pitched a shutout inning, striking out 2 and at the plate walked twice and scored a run. Ronnie Duphily also pitched a shutout inning for the tigers and walked and scored.

Fall Ball Registration

We are still looking for fall ball players at levels from Coach pitch to Majors. If interested please contact Larry Bellar at 978-413-4234 or email at yasky33@yahoo.com

 

Fall Ball Skills Assessment Scores

Here are some of the top scores from Monday's and Tuesday's skills assessment:

 

MONDAY:

Throwing:
Brayden Gendron 158 ft
Aidan Ouellette 142 ft
Jack Mason  139 ft
Alex Oquendo  134 ft 
Justin (JJ) Dadah 131 ft
Connor Mignault  122 ft

 

Hitting: (off a tee)
Brayden Gendron  149 ft
Aidan Ouellette   132 ft
Connor Mignault  124 ft
Zach Shorter  91 ft  

 

Running: (around the bases)
Brayden Gendron 13.88  
Alex Oquendo 14.40
Jack Mason  14.57
Aidan Ouellette  15.14
Connor Mignault  15.18
Justin (J.J.) Dadah 15.30

 

 

Tuesday:

Throwing:

Edwin Santana 157 ft
Sean Barry 131 ft
Ryan Shea 115 ft
Niko Tolos 115 ft
Michael Cooper 113 ft

 

Hitting (off a tee)
Edwin Santana 134 ft
Matty Tolos 124 ft 
Sean Barry 123 ft
Michael Cooper 106 ft
Ryan Shea  76 ft

 

Running (around the bases)
Edwin Santana 11.5 
Sean Barry  14.2
Niko Tolos 15.8
Matty Tolos 16.3
Ryan Shea 16.5

The 2014 Fall Ball season is about to begin. Practices will start in early August and Opening day is scheduled for September 6th.  Games will be played every Saturday in September and October with start times usually around 12:00 and 3:00 PM. The cost to join is only $50 which is a bargain for 12 weeks of baseball fun. Home games will be played at Ansin Park and away games will be played in nearby towns such as Westminster, Lunenburg, Leominster, Gardner, Townsend etc.  You can sign-up online at fitchburgbaseball.com and can pay the registration fee at the first practice. 

 

If you have any questions, contact Larry Bellar at yasky33@yahoo.com or 978-413-4234.

Fitchburg Finishes 2nd in State 11u Tournament

CHAMPIONSHIP GAME 

FITCHBURG vs. MARLBORO

 

July 22nd - Marlboro jumped out to an early lead and went on to win 11-1.  Nick Ouellette and Brayden Gendron had base hits for Fitchburg.  It was an amazing run for Fitchburg who finished with a record of 5-1 and finished 2nd in the State tournament. Which made this run so special is that Fitchburg made this run with 6 10 year old players and an 8 year old while just about every other team had a full roster of all 11 year old players. The experiance these kids got from this tournament is priceless and the future looks so bright for so many of these kids.

Fitchburg Cal Ripken 11u State Tournament Game Recaps

GAME 1 - Fitchburg 7 Lanesboro 2

 

July 19th - Fitchburg started the game with the first 6 batters reaching base and jumping out to a 3-0 lead. Those 3 runs would be all the runs Fitchburg would need as they defeated Lanesboro 7-2. Fitchburg got strong pitching from Nick Ouellette, 2 innings 3 K's 1 run, Patrick Ginnity, 2 innings 2 k's 0 runs, and Edwin Santana, 2 innings, 2 k's and 1 run. Jaxon Carroll was awarded the player of the game pin, going 1 for 3 with a walk and 2 RBI. Brayden Gendron and Edwin Santana each chipped in with a single, RBI and run scored.  Connor Mignault had 2 RBI.

 

GAME 2 - Fitchburg 9 Westminster 4

 

July 19th - Fitchburg again was off to a fast start as Brayden Gendron led off with a single, Nick Ouellette followed with a walk and both would come around to score on RBI's from Edwin Santana and Jorge Gaitan. Fitchburg added 5 more runs in the 3rd and 2 more in 5th to go on to defeat Westminster 9-4. Jaxon Carroll was the starting and winning pitcher, striking out 5 batters over 3 innings without allowing an earned run. Player of the game Jorge Gaitan went 3 for 3 with a walk, 2 RBI and a run scored. Brayden Gendron had 3 hits, a RBI and a run scored. Edwin Santana had a triple, 2 RBI and scored a run. Nick Ouellette walked 3 times and scored 2 runs and Patrick Ginnity had a big 2 run single, walked and scored a run.

 

GAME 3 - Fitchburg 6 Greenfield 2

 

July 20th - Just like in the first 2 games, Fitchburg jumped out to a early lead in the 1st inning. Brayden Gendron, Nick Ouellette and Edwin Santana all scored in the first to take a 3-0 lead over Greenfield,  the defending State Champions.  Another run would score in the 5th and 2 more in the 6th as Fitchburg held on to win 6-2.

Nick Ouellette won Player of the Game as he pitched 5 outstanding innings, striking out 8 and only allowing 1 hit which came in the first inning. Ouellette also singled, walked twice and a scored a run. Brayden Gendron remained hot at the plate with 3 doubles, 2 runs scored and a RBI. Jaxon Carroll had 2 RBI on 2 Sacrifice Flys. Edwin Santana scored 2 runs and Jorge Gaitan singled and walked twice.

 

GAME 4 - Fitchburg 5 Littleton 4  (7 innings)

 

July 20th - Fitchburg once again scored early to take a 2-0 lead after 2 innings but Littleton scored 3 in the 3rd to take a 3-2 lead and added another run in the top of the 6th to go up 4-2. Trailing 4-2 heading to the bottom of the 6th and final inning, Jaxon Carroll and led off with a walk and Edwin Santana followed with another walk. Following a ground out, Sean Barry lined a single to center field to drive in 2 runs to tie the game at 4. The game would head to extra innings and pitcher Patrick Ginnity would get Littleton out in the 7th 1-2-3.  the bottom of 7th, Connor Mignault led off the inning with a long double to left field. Brayden Gendron followed with a  walk-off base hit to give Fitchburg a 5-4 victory and finish their pool play with a 4-0 record and #1 seed heading into the playoffs.  Patrick Ginnity was the winning pitcher, going 4 strong innings in relief, allowing just 1 run while striking out 4.

 

 

GAME 5 - Fitchburg 5 Dunstable 0 (Semi-Finals)

 

July 21st - For the fifth game in a row, Fitchburg jumped out to an early lead in the first inning.  Nick Ouellette didn't waste any time as he smashed a home run over the center field fence to lead off the 1st inning.  With 2 outs in the 1st inning, Edwin Santana stole 2nd and when the throw went into center field he used his blazing speed to score all the way from 2nd base.  Fitchburg made it 3-0 in the 3rd as Jaxon Carroll scored on a RBI ground out by Ryan Murnane. Nick Ouellette led off the 4th inning with a single and later scored on another double by Brayden Gendron, his 5th double of the tournament. A base hit by Jaxon Carroll drove in Gendron to make it 5-0.  Ouellette finished the day 3-3 with the HR and 2 runs scored to earn Player of the Game honors.  Starting pitcher Jaxon Carroll also had a tremendous game, allowing just 1 hit over 5 shut out innings while chipping in with 2 base hits at the plate. Edwin Santana pitched the 6th inning to complete the shut out.

 

CHAMPIONSHIP GAME 

FITCHBURG vs. MARLBORO

 

July 22nd - 6:30 PM in Marlboro.  The address is 177 Williams Street. The winner of this game will advance to the New England Regionals in Skowhegan, Maine.  The dates for that tournament are August 3rd-7th.

Fitchburg starts the 11u State Cal Ripken Tournament with a 4-0 Record.

July 20th - The Massachusetts State Cal Ripken 11u Tournament finished Pool Play on Sunday.  Fitchburg defeated Lanesboro and Westminster on Saturday and Greenfield and Littleton on Sunday to finish 4-0. With that 4-0 record, Fitchburg is the #1 seed from their pool and will play Dunstable on Monday Night at 6:30 PM in the semi-finals.

 

In the skills competition on Friday, Fitchburg won the Golden Arm contest. Representing Fitchburg in that event were Michael Cooper, Sean Barry and Patrick Ginnity.

 

Look for game recaps  of all 4 games to be posted here on Monday.

 

All games will be played in Marlborough, Mass.  The address is 177 Williams Street. 

Fitchburg wins Summer League Opener 13-1

July 9th - The Fitchburg Babe Ruth Summer League team opened the season with a 13-1 victory over Townsend/Ashby. Fitchburg got strong pitching from Anthony Cuevas, Kyle Leger, Jameson Carroll and Mike Goss. Offensively, Miguel Velasquez reached base 4 times including a triple and 4 RBI, Kyle Leger reached base safely 4 times and scored 3 runs,  Andy Serrano had 3 hits and scored 3 runs and Jameson Carroll had a base hit and scored 3 runs.  On defense, Kyle Leger and Mateo Serrano both had a strong game splitting time behind the plate.

 

Marlborough Wins 12u State Championship

July 7th - Host Marlborough defeated Greenfield to win the 12u State Cap Ripken Championship. Marlborough will also be hosting the 11u State Tournament which will begin on July 18th.

 

Fitchburg Shows Skills at 12u State Tournament

July 5th - The age 12 and under Massachusetts State Cal Ripken All-Star tournament is underway in Marlborough, MA. Fitchburg opened the tournament with a 11-7 loss to Pownal, Vermont but came back strong in the 2nd game to defeat Townsend-Ashby by a score of 11-9. Edwin Santana won player of the game honors in the first game and Jorge E. Gaitan took home the award in the 2nd game. On Sunday, Fitchburg takes on Turners Falls at noon and will need a strong showing to have a chance to advance to the semi-finals.

 

Fitchburg had a very strong showing in the All-Star Skills competition.  Close to 100 kids from 8 All-Star teams competed in 4 different events. Mateo Serrano finished 2nd overall in the home run derby, just 1 point behind the winner. Fitchburg finished 1st overall in the Road Runner base running contest. The 4 player road runner team was Mateo Serrano, Mark Hager, Edwin Santana and Jorge E. Gaitan. Fitchburg placed 2nd overall in the Golden Arm competition. The 3 players who had to hit a target at home plate from center field were Jorge A. Gaitan, Sam Robichaud and Brian Sweeney. In the Around the Horn Infield competition, Fitchburg finished 3rd. Respresenting Fitchburg on that team were Sean King, Gio Marrone, Enzo Marrone and Sam Robichaud.

 

Fitchburg's 9u team starts their tournament on July 8th in Ashburnham and the 11u team will start on July 18th in Marlborough.

Yankees Win Championship

June 28th - The Fitchburg Yankees defeated Westminster (1) by a score of 8-2 to win the Major League Championship in a game played in Westminster.  The Yankees wasted no time putting runs on the board as Tai Le led off the game with a single and the next batter, Mateo Serrano hit a home run to make the score 2-0.  The Yanks added 3 more runs in the 4th inning. Edwin Santana hit a hard ground ball between the 1st and 2nd basemen that rolled past the right fielder to the fence in right and with his great speed was able to run around the bases for a run. After walks to Jaxon Carroll and Mark Hager, they attempted a double steal and both were able to score as the throw to third went into the outfield. Westminster was able to get on the board with a run in the 4th to cut the Yankees lead to 5-1. In the top of the 6th with 1 out,  Santana walked and then Carroll reached on an error. Mark Hager followed with a hard line drive that went over the fence in right field for a 3 run home run to put the Yankees up 8-1.  Westminster added 1 run in the bottom 6th to make the final score 8-2 Yankees.

 

10 year old Jaxon Carroll was the starting and winning pitcher.  Carroll pitched 4 innings, allowed just 1 run while striking out 6 batters. Mark Hager pitched a scoreless 5th inning, striking out 2. Mateo Serrano and Tai Le pitched the final inning for the Yankees.

 

 

2014 Playoff  Match-ups

MAJORS:

Wednesday June 25th

Tigers vs. Ashburnham A's  (Tigers won 6-3)

 

Thursday June 26th

Gansett Red Sox vs Yankees  (Yankees won 9-1)

Gardner(3) Mets vs Red Sox (Red Sox won 6-2)

Tigers vs Westminster(1)  (Westminster won)

 

Friday June 27th

Westminster(2) at Yankees (Yankees won 12-0)

Red Sox at Westminster(1) (Westminster won 6-4)

 

Saturday June 28th (CHAMPIONSHIP GAME)

Yankees at Westminster(1) (YANKEES WIN 8-2)

 

 

MINORS:

Wednesday June 25th

Buffalo Wild Wings defeated IC Credit 12-6

Mid-Town Beef vs Gardner(3) - (Gardner won)

 

Thursday June 26th

Red Raiders vs. Solid Rock  (Solid Rock won)

Buffalo Wild Wings vs Ashburnham (Ashburnham won)

 

 

 

Yankees and Red Sox Advance to Final 4

June 26h - The Fitchburg Yankees defeated the Narragansett Red Sox by a score of 9-1 and the Fitchburg Red Sox defeated the Gardner Twins by a score of 6-2. Both teams now advance to the semi-finals with the Yankees taking on Westminster(2) at Ansin Park at 5:45 and the Red Sox traveling to Westminster to play Westminster(1) at 7:30. The 2 winners will play for the Championship on Saturday in Westminster at 7:30 PM.

 

Friday's Fitchburg Sentinel had a nice write-up on the Yankees game and here is the link. Yankees

Jayson Pitts and Brayden Gendron Pitch No-Hitter

June 21st - Jayson Pitts and Brayden Gendron of the Fitchburg Tigers combined to pitch a no-hitter vs. the Gardner Phillies. The Tigers won the game by a score of 6-2. Pitts was the starting pitcher and went the first 4 innings, striking out 8. Gendron pitched the final 2 innings , striking out 3.  Connor Mignault led the Tigers offense with a double, 2 singles, an RBI and 2 runs scored.  Gendron singled, walked and score 2 times and also make 2 great plays at 2nd base. Catcher Patrick Ginnity added a base hit and threw out 2 runners trying to steal. Other Tigers with a base hit were A. J. Guimbard, Aidan Ouellette and Josh Alvarado.

 

UPDATED STANDINGS

Red Sox beat Red Sox in Extra Innings

June 21st - In the final regular season game the Narragansett Red Sox defeated the Fitchburg Red Sox by a score of 6-4 in 7 innings.  All 10 runs were scored in the 7th inning as the game after the 6th inning was tied 0-0.

Jorge A. Gaitan pitched the first 3 innings striking out 5 batters without allowing a run.  Brian Sweeney pitched the next 3 innings, striking out 8 batters and also not allowing a run.  Jorge E. Gaitan broke up Narragansett's no-hit bid with a lead-off single to start the 7th inning. Brian Sweeney and Ethan Chandler also added a base hit in the inning.  Devin DeLeon made the defensive play of the game for Fitchburg.

 

Yankees 12 Run 6th inning Breaks 4-4 Tie

June 20th - The Fitchburg Yankees and Narragansett Twins were tied 4-4 entering the 6th inning and the Yankees exploded for 12 runs in the top of the 6th and went on to win 16-4. Tai Le was the starting pitcher for the Yankees, pitching 4 innings while striking out 6 batters. Mateo Serrano and Sean King each pitched 1 inning and each struck out 2 batters without allowing a hit or run. Le also banged out 4 hits, drew a walk and scored 3 times. Serrano had a double, triple and scored 3 times, Sean Barry had 2 base hits, was hit by a pitch and scored 3 runs, Brendan Bedard had 2 singles, a walk and scored 2 runs. Dylan Dandy and Ryan Murnane each reached base safely 3 times. Murnane was the top defensive player for the yankees as he threw out a base runner trying to steal and he made a nice tag out at home plate.

 

The Yankees finished the season with a 12-2 record which is tied for the best record in the League with Westminster (1).  Westminster (1) needed a win tonight to stay even with the Yankees and they defeated Westminster (2) 9-8 in a 10 inning thriller.  Because Westminster (1) defeated the Yankees during the regular season, They will be the #1 seed in the playoffs while the Yankees will be the #2 seed. Westminster (2) has clinched the #3 seed with an 11-3 record and the Fitchburg Red Sox hold the #4 seed with an 8-5 record.

 

Phillies, Red Sox combine for 28 K's

June 18th -  The Gardner Phillies defeated the Fitchburg Red Sox 4-0 at Ansin Park.  Both teams struck out 14 batters in the game. For the Red Sox, Brian Sweeney was the starting pitcher. Sweeney pitched 3 innings, allowing 3 runs while striking out 8. Jorge A. Gaitan pitched the final 3 innings for the Red Sox, allowing 1 run and striking out 6. Sweeney and Nick Ouellette each had a base hit for the Red Sox.

 

UPDATED STANDINGS

Brayden Gendron Hits Home Run

June 17th - The Narragansett Twins defeated the Fitchburg Tigers by a score of 13-9. The highlight of the game was the first career home run of Brayden Gendron of the Tigers. Gendron, Jaxon Carroll, Nick Ouellette and Edwin Santana have all hit home runs this season and all are 11 years old or under. They will be leading Fitchburg's 11U All-Star team in the State Tournament  this summer.

 

Jaxon Carroll pitches 1 Hit Shutout

June 16th - The Fitchburg Yankees defeated the Fitchburg Red Sox 1-0 at Ansin Park.  Jaxon Carroll of the Yankees and Nick Ouellette of the Red Sox both pitched complete games with both striking out 12. Carroll only allowed 1 hit and did not allow a player to advance past 1st base. Tai Le scored the only run of the game on a steal of home. Le reached base on a single and a walk and made a great play at 2nd base. Ryan Murnane had a double for the Yankees and Carroll had a single. Ouellette's base hit in the 5th inning was the only hit for the Red Sox.  Mateo Serrano of the Yankees and Jorge E. Gaitan of the Red Sox both made great defensive plays at shortstop. The Yankees are now 11-2 on the season with 1 game to play. The Red Sox are 8-4 with 2 games to play.

 

 

New Cal Ripken Playoff Dates

The 2014 Playoffs for both the Majors and Minors will begin on Wednesday, June 25th. All teams will make the playoffs and teams will continue to play until they lose 1 game.  Some of the top ranked teams will draw a bye on Wednesday and will not play until Thursday, June 26th.  Playoff dates are Wednesday June 25th, Thursday June 26th, Friday June 27th and Saturday June 28th. Once the playoffs start, teams will play everyday until they lose 1 game or win the Championship Game on Saturday, June 28th.

 

 

Yankees Defeat Tigers 10-4

June 14th - The Yankees defeated the Tigers 10-4 at Ansin Park. The Yankees got a solid team win starting with good pitching from Mateo Serrano and Tyler Bedard.  Serrano started and pitched 3 innings, striking out 6. Bedard also pitched 3 innings, allowing just 1 run.

Dylan Dandy had 2 base hits for the Yankees and the following each added a base hit, Tai Le, Edwin Santana, Sean Barry, Brendan Bedard and Tyler Bedard. Santana scored 3 times for the Yankees.  Brayden Gendron and Connor Mignault each had 2 base hits for the Tigers with Brendan Morrison adding a RBI single.   Standings

 

I.C. Credit Edges Buffalo Wild Wings 6-3

June 14th - In Cal Ripken Minor League action at Ansin Park, I.C. Credit Union defeated Buffalo Wild Wings 6-3.  Ronnie Duphily pitched a complete game for I.C. allowing just 3 runs while striking out 9.  Joshua Cote led the offense with a double and 2 runs scored while also throwing out a runner from center field at 2nd base. Michael Selin added a single and a nice catch on a foul pop up. Yadier Garcia and Chris Sanburn each chipped in with a base hit and Abrianna Ferreira made a nice tag out at home.

 

Red Sox win on Gio Marrone walk-Off Triple

Red Sox defeat Tigers 6-5 in a back and forth game at Ansin Park. The Red Sox were up 3-2 in the top of the fifth inning when Brayden Gendron hit a triple deep to left, scoring 2 base runners to take the lead. Gendron then scored on the same play from a throwing error, giving the Tigers the lead 5-3. The game was still 5-3 with the Red Sox coming up in the bottom of the sixth. With 2 outs and bases loaded Gio Marrone hit a walk off triple to score 3 runs and win the game 6-5. Gio Marrone finished with a single, triple and 3 RBI's. Other Red Sox contributors were Nick Ouellette with a triple and run scored, Brian Sweeney single, 2 walks, and 2 runs scored, Sam Robichaud with a single and 2 runs scored, Enzo Marrone with single and an RBI. Devin Deleon and Michael Cooper each added a base hit and Ethan Chandler earned an RBI with a bases loaded walk.
Jorge A. Gaitan was the starting pitcher for the Red Sox going 4 2/3 innings, giving up 4 runs on 4 hits along with 8 strikeouts. Brian Sweeney came in in relief for 1 1/3 innings giving up one run on one hit along with 2 strikeouts.
Brayden Gendron had a great game for the Tigers hitting for a double, triple, 2 RBI's and 2 runs scored while also pitching a complete game.

 

 

 

Yankees Win 5-3 to Improve Record to 9-2

June 11th - The Fitchburg Yankees defeated Westminster(1) by a score of 5-3.  Jaxon Carroll pitched a complete game for the Yankees, striking out 8 batters. For the Yankees, Mateo Serrano hit a home run, walked and scored twice, Edwin Santana hit a double and a single. Luke Dewey hit a home run for Westminster.  Sean King, Tai Le and Ryan Murnane all played a good game defensively.  With this victory, The Yankees are now 9-2 on the season.

 

 

Middle School Ends Season on Walk-Off Win

June 10th - The Fitchburg Middle School Baseball team played their last game of the season today and finished with a 7-6 walk off victory over Murdock Middle School.  Down 6-5 entering the final inning, Sage Bray hit a triple to center with 1 out.  Tai Le then laid down a perfect bunt and was safe at 1st base on an infield single. Anthony Silverio followed with a RBI single to score Bray to tie the game. After an intentional walk to Jameson Carroll, a ground ball to 2nd base by Anthony Cuevas was enough to score Tai Le to end the game and give Fitchburg the victory. Bray was the starting pitcher for Fitchburg, allowing just 2 runs over 4 innings.  Carroll was the winning pitcher, allowing just 1 run over 3 innings while striking out 3. At the plate Silverio finished with 2 singles and 2 walks and Bray scored 3 runs. Fitchburg finishes the season with an 8-4 record.

 

 

FHS Baseball Alumni Meeting

Coach Ray Cosenza will be taking over the Fitchburg High Baseball program and is looking for FHS Baseball Alumni to help get the pride back in FHS Baseball. There will be a meeting at the Crocker Field Clubhouse on Tuesday, June 10th at 6:30 PM for Alumni that can help out.  Coach Cosenza will be making many improvements to the program. He also has many ideas and would like to get some input from the Alumni.  Coach Cosenza has set up a facebook page at Fitchburg High School Baseball Alumni

 

 

2 Kids with Ties to Fitchburg Drafted by MLB

Tyler Beede, the son of former Fitchburg High Baseball standout Walter Beede was drafted in the 1st round, 14th overall by the San Francisco Giants. Adam Ravenelle, the son of Fitchburg Superintendent of Public Schools, Andre Ravenelle was drafted in the 4th round by the Detroit Tigers. Both players are pitchers for Vanderbilt University and both are expected to reach the Major Leagues after a couple years of seasoning in the minors.

 

 

Yankees hold on to win 4-3

June 6th - The Fitchburg Yankees improved their record to 8-2 with a 4-3 victory over the Ashburnham A's at Ansin Park. Mark Hager, making his first start of the season on the mound was outstanding. Hager pitched 4 shutout innings, allowing just 1 base hit and 1 walk while striking out 6. Jaxon Carroll pitched the final 2 innings, striking out 4.  Mateo Serrano had 2 base hits and scored 2 runs, Tai Le had a double, single and scored a run,  Carroll hit a long double to the fence which plated a run and Edwin Santana reached base 3 times and made a great game ending catch in centerfield with runners on 2nd and 3rd.

 

 

Fitchburg Middle School Wins in Final At Bat

June 6th -  The Fitchburg Middle School team fell behind 2-0 to Gardner in the 1st inning but never gave up and kept the game close til the end. Fitchburg scored 2 runs in the 6th inning to tie the game 4-4 and added the winning run in the 7th to win 5-4. Fitchburg got strong pitching from Jameson Carroll, Anthony Cuevas and Sage Bray.  Bray led the offense with a double, single and a walk. Mark Hager added 2 singles, Carroll hit a long double and Dakota Blanchard added a RBI single. Nikko LaChance and Elio Rodriguez made game saving catches in the 6th inning with the bases loaded. Fitchburg improves to 7-4 on the season which is a huge accomplishment since the team went 0-12 last season.  The last game of the season is Tuesday, June 10th at Fitchburg High School vs. Murdock. The game starts at 4:00 PM.

 

 

Nick Ouellette Pitches Another Gem

June 4  -  Red Sox 6  Westminster (1) 1

 

The Fitchburg Red Sox defeated Westminster (1) by a score of 6-1. Nick Ouellette pitched another strong game allowing just one run on 3 hits while striking out 10.
Jorge E. Gaitan led the way on offense with 3 base hits, 2 RBI's, and 2 runs scored. Gio Marrone had 2 RBI's with a double, Ouellette chipped in with an RBI single and Jorge A. Gaitan brought in a run with a walk.
Defensive standouts were the Gaitan brothers, Jorge E. With 3 putouts at SS and Jorge A. with a great catch at 1B on a hard line drive. The Red Sox are now 7-3 on the season.

 

 

 

YANKEES 11 PHILLIES 6

June 4th - The Fitchburg Yankees defeated the Narragansett Phillies 11-6 at Ansin Park.  Edwin Santana (4 K's), Jaxon Carroll (3 K's) and Mark Hager (4 K's) each pitched 2 innings for the Yankees. Dylan Dandy led the offense with a double, 2 singles and 3 RBI's. Tai Le and Jaxon Caroll also had 3 hits each. Brendan Bedard had a RBI double and scored a run and Sean Barry had a double, walk and a run scored. Hager and Bedard made the top defensive plays in the field.  With this win, The Yankees improved their record to 7-2.

 

 

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Gendron, Mignault Lead Tigers To Victory

May 30th - The Fitchburg Tigers defeated the Narragansett Phillies by a score of 10-6. Brayden Gendron led the way with 5 base hits and 3 runs scored while also striking out 5 batters on the mound. Connor Mignault had 4 base hits and also struck out 5 batters on the mound.  Other tigers to contibute on offense were Dante Lajara reaching base 4 times, Brendan Morrison reaching base 3 times and Gabe Johnson with 2 walks and 2 runs scored. The defensive plays of the game were turned in by Patrick Ginnity and Aidan Ouellette.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MIDDLE SCHOOL SCHEDULE UPDATE

 

No practice on Thursday due to the rain.

 

Next game is at Gardner on Friday, June 6th.

 

The baseball and softball games vs. Murdock on June 5th has been moved to Tuesday, June 10th. The games will be played at Fitchburg High School.

 

 

 

Fitchburg Red Sox Win 2

The Fitchburg Red Sox improved their record to 6-3 with victories on both Saturday and Sunday.

 

May 31st   Red Sox 7  Ashburnham A's 2
 
Another strong pitching performance by Red Sox Pitcher Nick Ouellette. Ouellette kept contact to a minimum, striking out 15 batters, allowing just one earned run, 3 hits and 3 walks over six strong innings.
 
 The Red Sox started strong on offense led by Sam Robichaud in the first inning who hit a double to deep center scoring 2 runs. Gio Marrone then
added his own double to left field bringing Sam in for the third run of the inning. Marrone then scored a run on a passed ball. The doubles continued when Michael Cooper started off the second inning with one to center field. Jorge E. Gaitan singled to bring in Cooper for the fifth run. The Red Sox scored 2 more runs in the fifth when Robichaud brought in 2 runs with a base hit to right field. Robichaud finished with a single, double, 4 RBI's and a run
scored. Marrone contributed with a double and an RBI. Jorge E. Gaitan had single, walk and an RBI.  Ouellette had 2 walks, a single and 2 runs scored. Brian Sweeney with a single and run scored,  Cooper with double and run scored, Ethan Chandler and Jorge A. Gaitan also each had a single.  Defensive standouts were Riley Gonynor and  Robichaud. Gonynor made a great running catch in right field saving a run from coming in and Robichaud threw a runner out attempting to steal second base.
 
 
June 1st      Red Sox 5   Narragansett Phillies 3
 
 
Red Sox pitching stays strong as Brian Sweeney gets it done against the
Narragansett Phillies. Sweeney allowed 3 runs over six great innings, striking out 11 and only walking one. Offensively, the Red Sox were led by Nick Ouellette who had 2 singles, an RBI and a run scored. Also contributing were Jorge E. Gaitan with a base hit and a run scored, Jack Mason with a base hit and run scored, Gio Marrone and Sweeney each with a walk and run scored. Defensive standout was Michael Cooper who threw out a runner attempting to steal second.
 

Hager Homers, Drives in 4 to Lead Yankees

May 31 - The Fitchburg Yankees defeated the Narragansett Twins by a score of 14-4 at Ansin Park. Mark Hager led the offense with a home run, 2 singles and drove in 4 runs and also made a nice catch in RF. Also standing out for the Yankees were Jaxon Carroll who was the starting and winning pitcher, striking out 8 over 4 innings while scoring 2 runs and driving in 2 at the plate. Tai Le had 2 singles, struck out 2 batters in 1 inning of relief and made the defensive play of the game.  Edwin Santana hit a long double off the fence and scored 2 runs, Sean Barry had 2 run scoring base hits, Brendan Bedard hit a 2 run double, Mateo Serrano had a base hit, reached base on a HBP and scored 2 runs, Dylan Dandy singled, walked and scored twice and A.J. Guimbard had a base hit and scored a run in his Major League debut. The Yankees are now 6-1 on the season.

 

 

NICK OUELLETTE PITCHES A PERFECT GAME AND HITS A HOME RUN

May 21st - The Fitchburg Red Sox won at Narragansett vs. the Narragansett Twins by a score of 11-0. Nick Ouellette pitched his 2nd no-hitter of the season and this time it was a perfect game as no runners reached base. Ouellette not only was perfect on the mound with 10 strikeouts but he also hit his first career home run, singled, scored 3 runs and knocked in 2. Riley Gonyner and Sam Robichaud also hit their first career home runs in this game. Gonyner finished with a homer, double, 3 RBI and 2 runs scored; Robichaud homered, singled, scored a run and drove in 3. Other Red Sox players that contributed on offense were Ethan Chandler with 2 singles, 2 runs scored and a RBI; Jorge A. Gaitan with a single and double; and Brian Sweeney, Devin Deleon and Gio Marrone each with a base hit. The Red Sox are now 4-3 on the season.

 

 

YANKEES REMAIN UNDEFEATED

May 21st - The Fitchburg Yankees won at Westminster by a score of 7-2 to improve their record to 5-0. Westminster entered the game with a 5-0 record so this now leaves the Yankees as the only undefeated team in the 11 team League. Mateo Serrano was the starting and winning pitcher, striking out 7 in 3 2/3 innings. Jaxon Carroll relieved Serrano in the bottom of the 4th inning with the Yankees winning 3-2. Carroll got the final 7 outs of the game, all by strike out. At the plate for the Yanks, Carroll had a double, walked twice, drove in 2 and scored a run; Tai Le had 2 singles, a walk and scored 2 times; Sean King and Edwin Santana each had a single, RBI and run scored; Mark Hager walked twice and scored twice; and Sean Barry added 2 RBI.

 

 

Gardner Mets 7 Fitchburg Tigers 0

 

May 21st - The Gardner Mets defeated the Fitchburg Tigers at Ansin Park by a score of 7-0. Damian Comeau pitched a 2 hit shutout for the Mets and he also scored 2 runs. Connor Mignault and Brayden Gendron each had 1 hit for the Tigers. Gendron pitched for the Tigers and had 9 strikeouts.

 

 

FITCHBURG MIDDLE SCHOOL WINS 4TH STRAIGHT

Jameson Carroll delivers the pitch with Michael Bellar ready at 3rd.

May 20th - The Fitchburg Middle School baseball team defeated Maynard on the road by a score of 14-8. This is the team's 4th straight win and they have won 6 of their last 7 games.  Jameson Carroll was the starting and winning pitcher. He struck out 8 batters over 3 innings, allowing just 1 earned run. The top offensive performances were turned in by Daniel Morey who had a home run, scored 3 times and drove in 3 runs, Carroll with a triple, walk and 2 runs scored, Michael Bellar with a double, walk, 2 RBI and 2 runs scored, Tai Le with 2 base hits, 2 runs scored and a RBI and Mark Hager with a single, walk, RBI and 2 runs scored.

 

 

 

Mark Hager about to hit the ball for a base hit.

JAMESON CARROLL PLACES 1ST AT PH&R SECTIONAL

May 17th - The Sectional round of the Pitch, Hit and Run contest was held in Southborough on Saturday. Representing Fitchburg in this round were Jameson Carroll, Mark Hager, Ryan Shea, Brayden Gendron, Brian Sweeney, Jaxon Carroll, Patrick Ginnity,  Declan Bourgault, Shea Gendron, Amelia Hager and Hannah Bellar.

 

Congratulations to Jameson Carroll for finishing in first place in the 13-14 age group. Jameson now will have his score compared to other scores at other Sectional events held in New England with a shot to compete in the next round at Fenway Park.

 

Other top finishers from Fitchburg were Patrick Ginnity, 2nd place and Jaxon Carroll, 3rd place in the 9-10 age group and Hannah Bellar, 3rd place in the 7-8 year old girls division.

 

 

 

 

 

JORGE A. GAITAN LEADS RED SOX PAST METS

May 17th - The Fitchburg Red Sox got some great pitching and great team defense which led to a 5-2 victory over the Gardner Mets in Gardner.

 

Jorge A. Gaitan pitched another great game allowing only 2 runs on 2 hits with 11 strike outs and now has 26 strike outs over the past 2 games he pitched. Gaitan also contributed on offense with a 2 run double. Also contributing at the plate were Jorge E. Gaitan with a base hit, Brian Sweeney with a base hit and 2 RBI's and Sam Robichaud with a base hit and an RBI. The Red Sox defense was great all game highlighted by Gio Marrone behind the plate throwing out a runner at 2nd Base and Nick Ouellette making 2 big plays at shortstop for 2 outs in the bottom of the sixth inning to end the game.  With this victory, the Red Sox are now 3-3 on the season.

 

 

YANKEES CLUB 4 HOME RUNS IN 17-3 VICTORY

 May 17th - The Fitchburg Yankees smacked 4 balls out of the park in a 17-3 victory over the Narragansett Red Sox in Cal Ripken League action. Mateo Serrano got the action started as he lead off the game with a home run. 10 year old Jaxon Carroll belted 2 home runs and Edwin Santana also hit a home run.  Serrano, Carroll, Santana and Tai Le all reached base safely 3 times and each scored 3 runs. Mark Hager and Sean King chipped in with 2 hits each.  The winning pitcher was Carroll who pitched a complete game for the Yankees, striking out 10 batters. With this victory, the Yankees remain undefeated at 4-0.

 

 

TIGERS RALLY LATE BUT WESTMINSTER WINS 10-5

 

May 17th -  At Ansin Park, the Fitchburg Tigers scored 4 runs in the bottom of the 5th inning to tie the game but Westminster put up 5 runs in the top of the 6th inning to win 10-5.  8 year old Patrick Ginnity making his first career start on the mound pitched well. He struck out 4 batters over 3 innings, allowing just 1 earned run and 1 walk. The top hitters for the Tigers were Connor Mignault with a double, single and 2 runs scored; Brayden Gendron and Josh Leider each had a double and a run scored and Dante Lajara had a 2 run single. Ginnity while playing second base, made the defensive play of the game.

 

 

 

ANTHONY SILVERIO LEADS MIDDLE SCHOOL TO 5TH VICTORY

May 15TH - The Fitchburg Middle School defeated a tough Bromfield team by a score of 5-1 at Parkhill Park. Bromfield entered the game with a 5-1 record and with Fitchburg's victory, both teams are now 5-2.  For Fitchburg, Anthony Silverio pitched a complete game, striking out 7 and only walking 1. Silverio had a strong defense behind him as the team recorded 14 outs in the field without making a single error. On offense, Silverio singled , was hit by a pitch and scored 2 runs.  Tai Le chipped in with a 2 run single, Sage Bray had a double and a RBI and Mark Hager singled, walked and scored a run. Next game for Fitchburg is Tuesday at Maynard.

 

 

FITCHBURG RED SOX LOSE 2 CLOSE PITCHING DUELS

5/10/14- Naragansett Red Sox @ Fitchburg Red Sox

     Brian Sweeney pitched well in a tough 4-0 loss for the Fitchburg Red Sox. Sweeney gave up 4 runs (2 unearned) on 6 hits, striking out 13 batters in 6 innings pitched. The Fitchburg Red Sox had opportunities to score but stranded seven runners in scoring position. Offensive standouts were Jorge E. Gaitan reaching base twice on a walk and base hit in three at bats. Gio Marrone also hit a double to deep center. Enzo Marrone and Jorge A. Gaitan also each had a base hit.
Defensive standout was Sam Robichaud who had a solid game behind the plate including throwing out a player at second base on a steal attempt.


5/14/14- Red Sox lose close one to Westminster (2) in pitching duel

    Nick Ouellette pitched a great game for the Fitchburg Red Sox allowing one earned run on a one hit performance. Ouellette pitched strong striking out 12 batters while only walking 4. Westminster's other run came on a steal home and a close play at the plate.
    Red sox scored their only run on a sacrifice hit by Sam Robichaud, scoring Jorge E. Gaitan who had reached on a walk.

 

 


MATEO SERRANO HELPS KEEP YANKEES UNDEFEATED

MAY 14th - The Fitchburg Yankees improved to 3-0 with a thrilling 5-4 victory over the Gardner Phillies at Ansin Park. Mateo Serrano was the starting and winning pitcher. Serrano struck out 10 batters over 5 1/3 innings and also singled, walked twice and scored a run. Jaxon Carroll entered the game to pitch in the 6th inning with the tying run on base and struck out both batters he faced to earn the save. Carroll remained perfect on the season as he has pitched to 17 batters and struck out 15 of them while the other 2 batters grounded out. Not only did Carroll pick up the save but he walked with the bases loaded in the 4th inning to drive in the game winning run. Other hitting stars for the Yankees were Dylan Dandy with a triple and 2 runs scored, Sean Barry with a single, walk, RBI and a run scored and Mark Hager with a double and a walk.

 

 

JAMESON CARROLL K'S 13 IN 1-0 VICTORY

May 13th - The Fitchburg Middle School team defeated Tahanto Regional by a score of 1-0 at Parkhill Park. Jameson Carroll pitched a complete game shutout, striking out 13 batters without allowing a walk. The only run of the game was scored by Fitchburg in the bottom of the 4th inning. After the first 2 batters of the inning were retired, Carroll reached on an error. Sage Bray followed and he also reached on an error and with 2 out and 2 on, Daniel Morey reached first safely on an error which scored Carroll. Fitchburg got 3 base hits in the game, 2 by Bray and 1 by Carroll. Anthony Cuevas, Tai Le and Dakota Blanchard all made outstanding plays on defense.  With this victory, the Middle School team is now 4-2 on the season. The next game is Thursday, May 15th at Parkhill vs. Bromfield at 4:00 PM.

 

 

JAMESON CARROLL LEADS MIDDLE SCHOOL TO 3RD VICTORY

May 9th- Jameson Carroll pitched 3 shutout innings and had 3 base hits to lead the Fitchburg Middle School to a come from behind 8-6 victory over Clinton. After finishing the 2013 season without a win, the 2014 team is off to a 3-2 start. Carroll entered the game as pitcher in the bottom of the 5th with Fitchburg trailing by a score 6-5. In his 3 shutout innings on the mound, Carroll struck out 4 batters without allowing any walks. At the Plate Carroll had a double, 2 singles, 2 RBI's and scored a run. Anthony Silverio had 2 singles including a big hit in the 6th inning that scored Matt Kalinowski with the tying run and Michael Bellar with the winning run. Mark Hager also had 2 singles and Sage Bray reached base twice on a double and a walk. Fitchburg's next game is Tuesday, May 13th at Parkhill Park in Fitchburg vs. Tahanto Regional.

 

 

 

JORGE A. GAITAN K'S 15 IN WIN OVER GARDNER

Fitchburg Red Sox @ Gardner Phillies (5/7/14): Red Sox won 7-3

Red Sox Highlights:

Starting and winning pitcher was Jorge A. Gaitan who pitched a complete game allowing 3 runs on 3 hits in 6 innings pitched, striking out 15 batters.

  • Jorge E. Gaitan was 2 for 3 with 2 doubles, a RBI and two runs scored.
  • Brian Sweeney was 2-2 including a single, double and a walk. Also earned an RBI and run scored.
  • Ethan Chandler had a single and a RBI
  • Nick Ouellette had a single, RBI and run scored
  • Enzo Marrone made solid plays at 2nd base defensively.

 

 


MATEO SERRANO AND JAXON CARROLL COMBINE ON NO-HITTER

May 7th- In Fitchburg Cal Ripken League action the Yankees defeated the Tigers by a score of 8-0 as Mateo Serrano and Jaxon Carroll pitched a combined no-hitter. Serrano pitched the first 3 innings, striking out 6. Jaxon Carroll pitched the final 3 innings, striking out 7. The hitting star for the Yankees was Mark Hager who tripled, singled, walked and scored 2 runs. Also contributing on offense for the Yankees were  Tai Le with a 2 run single and a run scored, Sean King with a 2 run single, Edwin Santana with 2 runs scored and a Sac fly and Mateo Serrano with a single and run scored.

 

 

MIDDLE SCHOOL TEAM WINS AGAIN

On Tuesday, May 6th, The Fitchburg Middle School team defeated Murdock Middle School by a score of 5-1. This is the team's 2nd straight win and their record is now 2-1.  Sage Bray was the winning pitcher, pitching a complete game with 6 strike outs and only allowing 4 hits and 1 walk.  The game was scoreless until the top of the 5th inning. With 1 out Elio Rodriguez and Matt Kalinowski reached base on walks. Daniel Morey then reached on an error to load the bases. Mark Hager came up next and hit a single scoring Rodriguez to break up the no-hitter and shutout. Tai Le followed with a bunt single to score the 2nd run and the 3rd and 4th runs scored on a throwing error on the bunt. The 5th run of the inning was scored on a ground out by Anthony Silverio. Murdock scored their only run of the game in the bottom of the 5th on a ground out following a triple. Silverio at shortstop and Kalinowski at catcher both played great games defensively.

 

 

 

NICK OUELLETTE THROWS NO-HITTER

In his first start of the season, Nick Ouellette pitched a no-hitter and struck out 14 batters as the Red Sox defeated the Tigers 4-2. The Red Sox even their record at 1-1 and this was this first game of the season for the Tigers. Ouellette also led the Red Sox on offense with a RBI triple, single, 2 runs scored and perfectly executed delayed steal of home. Sam Robichaud and Brian Sweeney each  smacked a double for the Red Sox. Daniel Dudek pitched a complete game for the Tigers.

 

 

PITCH, HIT AND RUN CONTEST WINNERS

Boys

Age 7-8
Pitching - Declan Bourgault
Hitting -  Shea Gendron
Running -  Shea Gendron
Overall Champ - Declan Bourgault

Age 9-10
Pitching - Jaxon Carroll
Hitting -  Patrick Ginnity
Running -  Alexander Oquendo
Overall Champ - Patrick Ginnity

Age 11-12
Pitching - Brayden Gendron and Ryan Shea (tie)
Hitting -  Brian Sweeney
Running -  Brayden Gendron
Overall Champ - Brayden Gendron

Age 13-14
Pitching - Jameson Carroll and Mark Hager (tie)
Hitting -  Mark Hager
Running -  Mark Hager
Overall Champ - Mark Hager

Girls

Age 7-8
Pitching - Hannah Bellar
Hitting -  Hannah Bellar
Running -  Hannah Bellar
Overall Champ -  Hannah Bellar

Age 13-14
Pitching - Amelia Hager
Hitting -  Amelia Hager
Running -  Amelia Hager
Overall Champ - Amelia Hager

 

All of the above winners qualify for the Sectional round on May 17th in Southborough, MA. The top overall scores in the Sectional could qualify for the next round at Fenway Park.  Good luck boys and girls!!!!!!!

 

To see the overall scores, click SCORES

 

 

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BIG WIN FOR FITCHBURG MIDDLE SCHOOL

Yankees Win Ripken Opener


The 2014 Cal Ripken Season got underway on Monday as The Yankees defeated the Red Sox by a score of 13-3. It was a total team effort by the Yankees as 9 different players scored at least 1 run. The winning pitcher for the Yankees was starter Tyler Bedard. Bedard pitched 3 strong innings, allowing 3 runs while striking out 4. Jaxon Carroll pitched the final 2 innings for the Yanks, striking out all 6 batters he faced. On Offense the Yankees were led by leadoff hitter Mateo Serrano who had 2 base hits and also drove in 3 runs and scored 3 times. Mark Hager and Dillon Dandy chipped in with 2 base hits each and Sean Barry reached base safely all 3 times at bat. Nick Ouellette reached base twice for the Red Sox with a single and a walk.

 

 


CONGRATULATIONS FITCHBURG NATIONALS

On Friday, April 25th the Fitchburg Nationals ended a 2 year losing streak and defeated Quabbin by a score of 7-5 in extra innings. The Nationals are Fitchburg's 13-14 year old Babe Ruth team.  The game was won with great pitching and defense. Alexis Rivera was the winning pitcher but Sage Bray and Jameson Carroll also pitched great. Nick Falconer and Anthony Silverio were the defensive stars of the game. Silverio made several nice plays at shortstip while Falconer made 3 nice catches in the outfield including one for a double play and also the last play of the game in the bottom of the 9th inning to seal the victory.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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WEEK 7 - OCTOBER 19TH AND 20TH

 

Cardinals Defeat Narragansett 16-3


The Fitchburg Cardinals used a balance attack of good pitching and good hitting to defeat Narragansett by a score of 16-3. Brian Sweeny, Brayden Gendron, Billy Kittredge and Jayson Pitts all did a great job pitching for the Cards. Sweeney started and struck out 6 batters in 2 scoreless innings. Gendron struck out 4 batters in 2 innings while only allowing 1 run. Kittredge making his pitching debut pitched a scoreless inning striking out 2 and Pitts pitched the final inning striking out the side. On offense, Gendron and Pitts each hit a triple with the bases loaded. Tim Wade also hit a triple and Sean King had a double. Sam Robichaud had a single, 3 walks and scored 3 runs, Sweeney reached base 4 times and scored 2 runs and Kittredge reached base 3 times, scoring all 3 times.

 

 

 

Mark Hager Hits Long Grand Slam

 


 The Fitchburg Reds lost to Leominster by a score of 16-14 but the highlight of the game was the long grand slam hit by Mark Hager of the Reds. Leominster jumped out to an early 10-0 lead but Fitchburg fought back to take the lead 14-10. Leominster followed with a comeback of their own to win the game 16-14. Hager led the Reds with 5 RBI, Edwin Santana hit an in-side the park home run, Aidan Ouellette had a double and single and A.J. Guimbard had 2 base hits. Tyler Thibodeau pitched great in relief for the Reds.

 

Yadier Garcia Stars for Raiders


The Fitchburg Red Raiders lost to Leominster in a minor league game on Saturday by a score of 17-9. The star of the game for the Raiders was Yadier Garcia who reached base 5 times on 2 hits and 3 walks while scoring 2 runs. Other stars for the Raiders were Patrick Ginnity with a double while reaching base 4 times, Allen Hall reached base 4 times and had 2 RBI, Patrick Hall with 2 base hits, Brendan Bedard with a single, walk and 2 RBI and Patrick McClanahan with a single, walk and 2 runs scored.

 

Red Sox vs. Monadnock Granite on Sunday


The Fitchburg Red Sox will play on Sunday, October 20th at 3 PM vs. the very talented Monadnock Granite team. The game will be played at Ansin Park.



 

 

May 2ND- The Fitchburg Middle School defeated Gardner by a score of 14-8 to even their record at 1-1. This is a huge win for the team because this is their first win since 2012.  This was a team victory as all 10 players that batted in the game scored at least 1 run. Anthony Silverio led the way with his great pitching while reaching base safely 4 out of 4 times. Silverio pitched 4 innings, gave up just 2 earned runs while striking out 10 batters. Anthony Cuevas did a great job in relief, pitching 2 hitless innings. The top hitters in the game for Fitchburg were Silverio who also scored 2 runs and had 2 RBI, Elio Rodriguez with 2 hits, 2 runs scored and 2 RBI, Daniel Morey with 3 runs scored and a RBI and Dakota Blanchard with 2 hits, 2 RBI and a run scored.

 

With this win,  Jason Carroll notches his first career coaching victory with the School in his 2nd game as head coach. This should be the first of many career victories for Coach Carroll.

 

Next game is Tuesday, May 6th at Murdock. The bus leaves Longsjo School at 3 PM.

 

 

FITCHBURG BABE RUTH TEAM ALSO WINS ON FRIDAY

 

May 2ND - The Fitchburg Babe Ruth 13-14 year old team the Nationals, won their 2nd game of the season with a 6-3 Victory over Clinton. Sage Bray was the starting and winning pitcher for Fitchburg. Bray also hit a ball off the fence in centerfield near the 325 foot marker for a double. Alexis Rivera pitched 2 shutout innings for the save.

 

 

 Follow the middle school team on twitter @fmsbaseball

 

 

 

Fitchburg Middle School Baseball Schedule
   
  Date  Time Home/Host Opponent Location
           
  04-15-14  4:00PM  Fitchburg Narragansett MS POSTPONED
           
  04-17-14 4:00PM  Fitchburg Overlook Lost 12-3
           
  05-02-14 4:00PM  Fitchburg Gardner WON 14-8
           
  05-06-14 4:00PM  Murdock  Away vs.  Murdock WON 5-1
           
  05-08-14 4:00PM  Ayer Shirley RSD  Away vs.  Ayer Shirley RSD Lost 10-0
           
  05-09-14 4:00PM  Clinton  Away vs.  Clinton Clinton Middle School
           
  05-13-14 4:00PM  Fitchburg Tahanto Regional PARKHILL
           
  05-15-14 4:00PM  Fitchburg Bromfield PARKHILL
           
  05-20-14 4:00PM  Maynard  Away vs.  Maynard Maynard High School
           
  Moved from 5/22 to 5/28 4:00PM Narragansett MS  Away vs.  Narragansett MS Narragansett Middle School
           
  05-27-14 4:00PM  Overlook  Away vs.  Overlook Overlook
           
  06-03-14 4:00PM  Gardner  Away vs.  Gardner Gardner Middle School
           
  06-05-14 4:00PM  Fitchburg Murdock PARKHILL

 

 

 

 

 

WEEK 6 - OCTOBER 12TH AND 13TH

Pepperell Edges Reds in 8 Innings


Pepperell scored 2 runs in the bottom of the 8th inning to edge the Fitchburg Reds by a score of 12-11. Eight year old Patrick Ginnity who was playing in his first major league game was the star of the game for the Reds. Ginnity pitched 3 innings, striking out 4 and only walking one without allowing an earned run. With the score tied in the bottom of the 6th inning, Ginnity struck out the side. Ginnity also made a great catch at shortstop. Offensively for the Reds, A.J. Guimbard had 2 singles a walk and scored 3 runs, Jack Mason walked 3 times and scored 3 runs, Sam Robichaud singled, walked 3 times, had 2 RBI and scored a run, Edwin Santana had a RBI triple and scored 2 runs and Brendan Morrison walked 3 times and scored a run. Defensively, great plays were turned in by Morrison, Billy Kittredge, Guimbard and Ginnity.

 

 

 

 

Bedard Shines in Raiders Win

 

Brendan Bedard had a single, triple and 5 RBI’s leading the Fitchburg Red Raiders to a 17-9 victory over Westminster. Patrick Ginnity hit a home run, scored twice and had 2 RBI and Ariana Thibodeau chipped in with a single, walk and 2 runs scored.

 

Ron Duphily was the starting and winning pitcher. Yadier Garcia and Patrick Ginnity each pitched 1 inning with both striking out the side.

 

 

Cardinals Fall to Dunstable


Dunstable scored 6 times in the first inning and that was enough as they hung on to defeat the Fitchburg Cardinals by a score of 8-3. Angel Berroa reached base twice and scored 2 runs for the Cards. Brayden Gendron pitched 3 strong innings, allowing just 1 run and striking out 5 and Jayson Pitts pitched 2 innings, allowing 1 run while striking out 4.

Sam Robichaud was the defensive player of the game while Tim Wade and Pitts turned in nice defensive plays.

 

 

Westminster 10 Red Sox 2


Heading to the bottom of the 4th inning it was a very close game with Westminster ahead by a score of 3-2. Westminster broke it open with 2 in the 4th and 5 in the 5th to go on to win by a score of 10-2 over the Fitchburg Red Sox. Colin Proctor was the star of the game with a triple and walk at the plate plus striking out 7 batters in 3 innings. Jayden Rodriguez had 2 walks and scored a run and also made the defensive play of the game.


 

 

 

 



 

 


 

The Fitchburg Red Sox game originally scheduled for Saturday Oct. 19th has been moved to Sunday, October 20th at 3 PM at Ansin Park.

 

 

Fall Ball Practice Schedule: Updated Tuesday October 1st

 

Majors - Every Tuesday at Ansin Park 5:00 - 6:00 PM

Minors - Every Thursday at Ansin Park 5:00 - 6:00 PM

 

* Gates will open by 4:30 if anybody wants to get there early.

            

 

 

 

 

WEEK 5 - OCTOBER 5TH

 

Leominster 9 Fitchburg Cardinals 8


The Fitchburg Cardinals were involved in another close game and fell just short to Leominster by a score of 9-8. The Cardinals scored 2 in the first and Leominster answered with 2 in the bottom of the inning. In the 2nd the Cards scored once and so did Leominster. Fitchburg had a big 3rd inning putting up 5 runs but Leominster answered with 6 runs of their own to take a 9-8 lead after 3 innings. The game was scoreless the rest of the way with Leominster ending the game by throwing out the potential tying run at the plate. Mark Hager led the Cardinals with 2 base hits. Sam Robichaud and Dante Lajara each had a base hit and Jayson Pitts and Tyler Bedard each walked twice.

 

 

Reds at Pepperell Rescheduled for 3 PM on Sunday, Oct 13th  

 

 

 

Westminster Edges Red Sox 11-9


The Fitchburg Red Sox lost to Westminster by a score of 11-9. It was a very exciting game as Westminster was able to get out of a bases loaded jam with 2 outs in the bottom of the 6th inning to hold on for the win. Jack Mason got the game ball for the Red Sox for his great pitching. Mason pitched 3 innings, allowing only 1 base hit while striking out 8. The hitting stars for the Red Sox were Aidan Ouellette who had 3 base hits, a walk, 2 runs scored and a RBI, Tony Ferreira who reached base safely 4 times and scored a run, Yadier Garcia with a single, walk and RBI and Shea Gendron with 2 walks and 2 runs scored.

 

 

 

Lunenburg Rallies past Red Raiders

The Lunenburg Red Sox scored 5 runs in the 5th and 8 runs in the 6th to come back from down 6-1 to beat the Fitchburg Red Raiders by a score of 16-9. Patrick Ginnity was the star of the game for the Raiders as he pitched 3 innings without allowing a hit and striking out 9 batters. At the plate, Ginnity had a double, walked twice, had 2 RBI and scored a run. Other stars for the Raiders were Brendan Bedard with a single, walk and 2 runs scored, Daniel Boudreau with a single, walk and 2 RBI, Conor Leger with a walk, HBP and 2 runs scored and Michael Cooper with a single, walk and a run scored. The defensive play of the game was turned in by Yadier Garcia.

 


WEEK 4 - SEPTEMBER 28TH

Cardinals Defeat Leominster 4-2

 

 

The Fitchburg Cardinals got some very strong pitching from Brian Sweeney, Sam Robichaud and Brayden Gendron as they went on to defeat Leominster by a score of 4-2. All 3 pitchers pitched 2 innings and were equally effective. Gendron was the hitting star with 2 singles and 2 RBI. Sweeney chipped in with a single, walk and a RBI. The following 4 players each walked twice and scored a run, Jayson Pitts, Riley Gonynor, Mark Hager and Angel Berroa.

 

The defensive player of the game was Tim Wade who did an outstanding job at catcher including throwing out a potential base stealer. Robichaud also was great behind the plate in the final 2 innings and Gendron made a great catch in center field.

 

 

 

Gendron Leads Red Sox to Victory



Shea Gendron was the star of the game for the Fitchburg Red Sox as they defeated Dunstable by a score of 15-9. Gendron had 3 base hits and a walk at the plate and made his pitching debut by striking out the side while only allowing 1 run in his 1 inning on the mound. Manny Encarnacion had a double and a 3 RBI’s for the Red Sox and Connor Leger had a RBI double. Declan Bourgault was the starting and winning pitcher while Ariana Thibodeau and Jayden Rodriguez made the top defensive plays of the game. Ronnie Duphily who played catcher for the very first time, played a great game behind the plate. For Dunstable, Chris Sath had 2 hits and 2 RBI.

 

 

 

 

Dante Lajara Homers for Reds


The Fitchburg Reds were defeated at home by Quabbin by a score of 11-4. In a losing cause, Dante Lajara was the star of the game with a home run, single and 3 runs scored. Lajara also struck out 3 batters in 1 2/3 innings on the mound. Also for the Reds, Aiden Ouellette had 2 singles, Brendan Morrison had a single, walk and RBI, Gabe Johnson had a RBI single, Michael Cooper had a base hit and Ezequiel Dedos walked and scored a run. Dedos was the starting pitcher and only allowed 1 earned run in 2 innings while striking out 2 batters. Tyler Bedard also pitched 2 innings, allowing 1 earned run while striking out 2.

 

 

 

 

 

 Westminster Rallies past the Raiders

 

The Fitchburg Red Raiders took a 6-2 lead into the bottom of the 5th inning but Westminster put up a 5 spot in the inning and held on to win 7-6. The star of the game for Fitchburg was Patrick Ginnity who pitched 3 scoreless innings, striking out 7 batters and going 2 for 2 at the plate with 2 runs scored. Yadier Garcia struck out the side in his only inning on the mound and he also had a RBI double. Other contributors for the Raiders include Patrick McClanahan who walked twice and scored 2 times, Aramys Martinez who reached base 2 times and scored a run, Daniel Boudreau with 2 walks and a RBI, Brendan Bedard with a single and RBI, and Ronnie Duphily with 2 RBI. Duphily made the defensive play of the game for the Raiders.


The Player of the game for Westminster was winning pitcher Gabe Marchant who struck out the final 6 batters of the game and chipped in with 2 hits. Ty Curtis had a home run and a single and Luke Albero had 2 hits for Westminster.

 


WEEK 3 - SEPTEMBER 21st

 

Cardinals Defeated 10-5 in Westminster


The Fitchburg Cardinals were defeated by Westminster by a score of 10-5. The hitting stars for the Cardinals were Brayden Gendron who had 2 singles and a walk, Tyler Bedard who reached base 3 times and scored twice, Brian Sweeney with a single and 2 walks, Billy Kittredge with 2 walks and 2 runs scored and Tim Wade with a single and a walk.

 

 

 

Red Sox Fall Just Short vs. Lunenburg

 

 

In Week 3 of the fall ball season, the Fitchburg Red Sox lost to the Lunenburg Red Sox by a score of 7-6. It was a great game played by both teams.  Lunenburg struck first with 4 runs in the top of the 3rd inning. Fitchburg came back to tie the game at 4-4 with a 4 run 4th inning. The game remained tied 4-4 heading to the 6th and final inning. Lunenburg scored 3 runs in the top of the 6th and Fitchburg fell just short in the bottom of the 6th as they were only able to score 2 runs in the inning.

 

 The hitting stars for Fitchburg were Michael Selin with a long triple, 2 walks, 3 RBI and a run scored, Tony Ferreira and Jayden Rodriguez who each reached base 3 times and scored a run and Manny Encarnacion reached base 2 times and had a RBI and run scored.


Jayden Rodriguez was the starting pitcher and he pitched 2 innings without allowing a hit or a run while striking out 4 batters. Manny Encarnacion came in to pitch next and he struck out 6 batters over 2 innings while only allowing 2 hits. Michael Selin struck out the first 4 batters he faced and Declan Bourgault pitched the final 2 outs of the 6th inning getting a strike out and making a great play on a ground ball hit back to the mound.


Both Ariana Thibodeau and Jayden Rodriguez made outstanding plays in the 1st inning with the bases loaded to hold Lunenburg scoreless in that inning.

 

 

Gardner Defeats Red Raiders 13-7

 

The Raiders traveled to Gardner on Saturday and were defeated by the home team by a score of 13-7. Brendan Bedard led the Raiders offensively with a triple, 2 singles and a run scored. Other hitting stars included Ronnie Duphily with a double and 2 RBI, Patrick Ginninty with a single, RBI and a run scored, Patrick McClanahan with 4 walks and a RBI, Yadier Garcia with 2 walks, a RBI and 2 runs scored, Allen Hall and Tommie Murchie who each had 2 walks a RBI and a run scored and Cody Ortiz who walked twice and scored a run.

 

The top pitchers for the Red Raiders were Patrick Ginninty with 1 inning pitched, 3 strike outs and no runs allowed, Yadier Garcia with 1 inning pitched and 3 strike outs and Brendan Bedard with 1 inning pitched, no hits allowed and only 1 run allowed.


WEEK 2 - SEPTEMBER 14TH

Brayden Gendron Stars for Cardinals

 

In Week 2 of the fall ball season, the Fitchburg Cardinals lost their 2nd straight heart breaker but it was no fault to Brayden Gendron. The Cardinals were up by a score of 6-1 over Pepperell in the 4th inning when starting pitcher Gendron was removed from the game because of the 3 inning pitch limit. Pepperell came back to win the game by a score of 8-7. Gendron was the pitching, hitting and defensive player of the game for the Cardinals. He pitched 3 innings, allowing just 1 hit, 1 walk and 1 run while striking out 5 batters. At the plate, he had a 2 run double and scored a run and at catcher he threw out a runner stealing 2nd, stealing 3rd and tagged out a runner at home who was trying to score on a wild pitch. Other Cardinals that had good games were pitchers Tyler Bedard who pitched 1 1/3 innings without allowing a hit or run and Brian Sweeney who struck out 2 batters in 1 inning. On Offense, Sam Robichaud had 2 hits, a walk and a run scored, Bedard, Billy Kittredge and Tim Wade each walked twice and scored a run and Mark Hager made 2 nice catches in right field. Next Saturday the Cardinals will be away in Westminster for a 3 PM game.

 

 

Monadnock Granite Shuts Out the Red Raiders


Monadnock Granite defeated the Fitchburg Red Raiders by a score of 13-0. The youngsters playing a leading role for Monadnock were 8 year old pitchers Jack Saveall, Jonathan Moylan, and Cayden Lambert who combined to throw a one-hit shutout, striking out 14 batters over 6 innings. Monadnock Granite Baseball moves to 2-0 on the fall ball season while the Red Raiders fall to 1-1. Conor Murphy earned the game ball for Monadnock for working all 6 innings behind the plate. For Fitchburg, Michael Cooper had the lone base hit. The pitching stars for the Raiders were Patrick Ginnity who allowed just 1 run in 2 innings while striking out 5 and Ryan Hammond who pitched a shut-out inning. Next Saturday the Red Raiders travel to Gardner for a 12:30 game at Sam Atter Field.

 

 


THE MINOR LEAGUE SCHEDULE HAS CHANGED AND HAS BEEN POSTED (SEPT 13)

 

 

 

UPCOMING GAMES - SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 21st

 

Majors 12 PM  Fitchburg Reds @ Dunstable (Larter Field)

Majors 3 PM Fitchburg Cardinals @ Westminster

 

Minors 12 PM Lunenburg @ Fitchburg Red Sox @ Ansin Park

Minors 12:30 Fitchburg Red Raiders @ Gardner (Atter Field)

 


 

The Fall Ball Schedule has been changed - Click HERE for new schedule.

 

The Fall Ball Rules have been updated. Click HERE for the new rules.

 

 

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OPENING DAY - SEPT. 7TH

 

Cardinals Lose Tough One in

 

Extra Innings

 

 

The Fitchburg Cardinals opened their fall ball season in Barre, MA vs. Quabbin. The game started out great for the Cards as they were up 8-1 after they batted in the 4th inning. Quabbin did not give up as they scored 2 in the 4th, 4 in the 5th and 1 more in the 6th to tie the score at 8-8 after 6 innings. Quabbin would score one more in the 7th inning to win the game by a score of 9-8. For Fitchburg, Brian Sweeney had a base hit, walked twice and scored a run, Brayden Gendron walked twice and scored a run, Tim Wade had a base hit, 2 walks, 2 RBI and scored a run, Sean King had a single, walked and scored a run, Sam Robichaud had 2 singles and 2 walks, Riley Gonynor walked twice and scored a run, Mark Hager, walked twice and scored a run and Angel Berroa had 2 hits and scored 2 runs.

 

Brian Sweeney was the starting pitcher and he pitched great. Sweeney allowed just 1 hit and 1 run over 3 innings while striking out 7 batters.

 

Angel Berroa and Sean King made the top defensive plays of the game.

 

Next Saturday, the Cardinals are at home at Ansin Park vs. Pepperell at 12 PM.

 

 

 

 

Red Raiders Rally past Red Sox

 

In the Minor League Fall ball Season opener, it was the Fitchburg Red Raiders who scored 3 runs in the 5th and 2 more in the 6th inning, coming from behind to defeat the Fitchburg Red Sox by a score of 7-6. The Red Sox led by a score of 6-2 after the 3rd inning and that is when Patrick Ginnity entered the game to pitch for the Raiders and he was lights out, striking out 9 batters over the last 3 innings without allowing a hit or run and allowing his team to make the comeback. Michael Cooper was the starting pitcher for the Raiders and he pitched good, striking out 4 batters over 2 innings and only allowing 2 runs. Ronnie Duphily also pitched a solid inning, striking out 2 batters without allowing a run. For the Red Sox, Declan Bourgault was the star pitcher, going 2 scoreless innings and striking out 6 batters. Starting pitcher Michael Selin was effective, going 2 innings, allowing only 2 runs while striking out 4.

 

Ginnity was also the hitting star for the Red Raiders, reaching base all 4 times. Other hitting stars for the Raiders were Patrick McClanahan who reached base 3 times and scored 2 runs, Michael Cooper with 2 hits, 2 RBI and a run scored, Patrick Hall with a single, RBI and run scored, Brendan Bedard with 2 singles and Benjamin Pepin with a single, HBP and a run scored. For the Red Sox, Declan Bourgault had 2 singles, a walk and RBI, Jayden Rodriguez had a single, walk and run scored, Manny Encarnacion had 2 walks and a runs scored, Tony Ferreira had 2 walks and 2 runs scored, Ariana Thibodeau walked twice and scored twice, Michael Selin had a double and 2 RBI and Connor Leger had a single and RBI.

 

Jayden Rodriguez made the defensive play of the game and Manny Encarnacion caught 6 great innings for the Red Raiders.

 

Next Saturday the Red Raiders play at 3 PM at Ansin Park vs. Westminster while the Red Sox have the week off.

 

 

 

 

Fitchburg Reds Fall in Opener

 

The Fitchburg Reds were defeated by Narragansett on Saturday by a score of 12-1 at Ansin Park. This was opening day for the Fall Ball Season. Narragansett used several pitchers and they combined to strike out 15 batters and had a no-hitter going into the 6th inning before it was broken up by a base hit by Gabe Johnson. Tyler Bedard later walked in the inning with the bases loaded scoring Jack Mason to put the Reds on the board. Mason and Ryan Shea each reached base 2 times via walk and Johnson’s base hit was the only hit for the Reds.

The Reds used 4 pitchers who came into the game with little or no pitching experience and they all showed a lot of promise. Dante Lajara was the starting pitcher and he struck out 5 batters in 2 innings of work without allowing a base hit. Ezequiel Dedos was the 2nd pitcher and he allowed only 1 base hit in 1 2/3 innings while striking out 5 batters. Tyler Bedard pitched 1 1/3 innings allowing 2 hits and striking out 2 batters and Jack Mason came in to pitch the 6th inning, striking out the side while only allowing 1 base hit. Next Saturday, the Reds will be playing at Powell Field in Lunenburg at 12:30 PM.

 


2013 FALL BALL ROSTERS

 

MAJORS
Reds Cardinals
Coach - Tom Mason Coach - Dave Gendron
   
Aidan Ouellette Angel Berroa
AJ Guimbard Brayden Gendron
Brendan Morrison Brian Sweeney
Dante Lajara Jaxon Carroll
Edwin Santana Jayson Pitts
Gabe Johnson Mark Hager
Jack Mason Riley Gonynor
Michael Cooper Sam Robichaud
Ryan Hammond Sean King
Ryan Shea Tim Wade
Tyler Thibodeau Tyler Bedard
Ezequiez "Zeke" Dedos Billy Kittredge
Freddy Martinez  
   

 

MINORS

Red Raiders Red Sox
Coach - Ron Duphily Coach - Mike Pistone/Dave Bourgault
   
Allen Hall Ariana Thibodeau
Aramys Martinez Colin Proctor
Brendan Bedard Declan Bourgault
Cody Ortiz Dominic Pistone
Daniel Boudreau Jayden Rodriguez
Ronnie Duphily Manny Encarnacion
Patrick Ginnity Michael Selin
Patrick Hall Shea Gendron
Patrick McClanahan Tony Ferreira

Benjamin Pepin

Estrella Martinez

Tommie Murchie                                     Connor Leger

Yadier Garcia                                          Jordan Cucchiara

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Dominican Baseball in Fitchburg

We witnessed some great baseball at Parkhill today as a group of kids from the Dominican Republic were in town to play some baseball. Jameson Carroll, Michael Bellar, Anthony Cuevas and Anthony Silverio of Fitchburg were honorary members of the Dominican team and all contributed in the game. Anthony Cuevas pitched a scoreless inning and had a base hit. Jameson Carroll reached base 2 times, Michael Bellar had a RBI single and Anthony Silverio reached base and scored a run.

The kids that played today from the Dominican were ages 13-15. next year, a group of younger kids will be traveling to Fitchburg and hopefully will get chance to play at Ansin Park vs. players from the Fitchburg Cal Ripken League.

This was a great experience for the kids that traveled from the Dominican Republic to the United States and also was a great experience for the kids from Fitchburg that played in the game.

Go to the Cal Ripken Fitchburg Facebook page for some photos from the game.

 

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Cal-Ripken-Fitchburg/108724899170101

Fitchburg Babe Ruth Fall Ball Info:



Fall Ball will run from Wednesday September 4th to Wednesday October 16th.

Cost of the program is $10 per player. All sessions will be on Wednesday's and Sunday's from 5-7 at Parkhill for all players ages 12 to 14 years of age as of May 1, 2013.

This program is to introduce new players to Babe Ruth and help returning player improve there skills.

There will be a one hour scrimmage and one hour of mechanics each night.

If you are interested please email Kevin Leger at legermoss@hotmail.com

 

 

 

 

FALL BALL REGISTRATION

 

Fall Ball season is almost here and we will have registration night at Ansin Park on July 24th from 6-7 PM. This sign-up will be open to all kids that will be playing in the minors or majors in the 2014 season. Kids that were in the instructional league this season and hope to play in the minors next season are encouraged to play. Those that will be moving up to the Babe Ruth League next season will be contacting separately for their signups for fall ball.

All games will be played on Saturday and usually rain outs will be made up on Sunday. Teams will begin practice in early August and games run from 1st Saturday in September to last Saturday in October. Teams usually practice once or twice per week and if kids that play football can play on Saturdays but can not attend practice that is fine.

The cost to join is $40 and checks can be made out to "Cal Ripken Fitchburg" If you want to join but can not make the July 24th registration, you can email me at yasky33@yahoo.com and we will get you signed up via email.

Let me know if any questions.

 

 

 

 

Fitchburg Wins District Championship


Congratulations to Fitchburg's 10U All-Star team for winning the District 5 Championship and for going undefeated in the tournament. In the Championship Game it was Fitchburg 5 Pepperell 4. Jaxon Carroll was the starting and winning pitcher. Jaxon allowed just 1 run in 3 innings and he struck out 4. Nick Ouellette pitched the final 3 innings to earn the save.

 

Edwin Santana led Fitchubrg with a double, triple, 3 RBI and 2 runs scored. Jorge Gaitan chipped in with 2 singles and a walk.

 

Collin Dudek made the defensive play of the game with a nice catch in left field in the 6th inning which prevented an extra base hit. Brayden Gendron was once again great behind the plate.

 

Next stop for the 10U team is the State Tournament which starts July 5th in Northbridge, MA.

 

 

Fitchburg Advances to Championship Game

 

WOW! What an amazing game at Ansin Park today between Fitchburg and Westminster in the 10U Tournament. Westminster scored first and took a 1-0 lead after 1 inning. Fitchburg came right back to take a 3-1 lead with 2 runs in the 2nd and another in the 3rd. The scored remained 3-1 until the bottom of the 5th when Westminster scored 2 to tie the game at 3. Both teams went out 1-2-3 in the 6th inning so we went to extra innings. Both teams went scoreless in the 7th. In the top of the 8th, Fitchburg took the lead 4-3 as Edwin Santana scored on a wild pitch and then Brayden Gendron stole home to make it 5-3. In the bottom of the 8th, Westminster got a walk and then hit 3 straight singles to tie the game at 5-5. With the winning run on 3rd base and 1 out, manager Jason Carroll called in Nick Ouellette to pitch and he struck out the next 2 batters to get out of the jam and extend the game to the 9th inning. In the top of the 9th, Zach Scott doubled with 1 out. After a pop out to shortstop, Edwin Santana came up with a runner on 2nd and 2 outs and laced a hard line drive up the middle to score Scott and give Fitchburg a 6-5 lead. The game remained 6-5 as we headed to the bottom of the 9th. Ouellette got the first batter on a ground out to Scott at 2nd base. The next batter reached on a base hit and then retired the next 2 batters to end the game and send Fitchburg to the Championship Game on Tuesday. With the win, Fitchburg clinched a berth in the 10U State Tournament which will begin July 5th in Northbridge, MA.

There were many great defensive plays made by Fitchburg and Nick Ouellette led the way with 7 assists at shortstop including a few "web gems". Brayden Gendron was amazing at catcher. It was such a hot day and we told Brayden before the game started that we will only need him to catch about 4 innings and then we would give him a rest. Well, he saved so many runs for his with all his great stops that we left him to catch and he played great all 9 innings. Collin Dudek made a couple nice catches in left field, Edwin Santana made a nice catch in center field and Robaer Lafleur made a great play in right field as he threw out a runner at first base on a potential base hit to RF.

Zach Scott was the starting pitcher and gave us 5 solid innings in one of the hottest days of the year. Jaxon Carroll came in next and pitched a scoreless 6th and 7th inning. Nick Ouellette came in to finish the game and was the winning pitcher, pitching 1 2/3
scoreless innings.

At the plate, Edwin Santana again led the way with 3 singles, a walk and 2 runs scored. Zach Scott had a single, double and scored 2 runs. Brayden Gendron had 2 singles and walk and a run scored and Connor Mignault reached base 3 times by a walk.

In the 4 PM game it was Pepperell over Narragansett 19-9 in 4 innings so Pepperell will play Westminster on Monday night at Ansin Park at 5:30 PM. The winner of Monday's game will play Fitchburg in the Championship game on Tuesday at 5:30. If Fitchburg wins on Tuesday they will be the District 5 Champions. If Fitchburg does not win on Tuesday, they will play again on Wednesday and the winner of that game will be the Champs.

 

 

Fitchburg Wins 2nd Tourney Game


Fitchburg improved to 2-0 in the 10U All-Star Tournament with a 12-2 victory over Pepperell on Saturday. Just like in game 1, there were many stars for Fitchburg. Nick Ouellette was the starting and winning pitcher. Nick went 4 innings, allowed just 2 runs and 2 hits while striking out 7. Jaxon Carroll pitched the final inning without allowing a run and striking out a batter.

The Player of the game was Edwin Santana who made 2 great sliding catches in center field and came close to making a third. At the plate Edwin was 3 for 3 (2 singles and a double) and scored 3 runs. Robaer Lafleur had a triple, single, 3 RBI and scored a run, Jorge Gaitan had a triple, single, walk and scored twice, Nick Ouellette had 2 hits and a run scored, Brayden Gendron who was great defensively behind the plate had a single, walk and score 2 runs, Connor Mignault had a single, walk, RBI and scored a run and Jaxon Carroll had a double.

In the 4PM game at Ansin Park it was Narragansett over Townsend-Ashby 15-7. Max Jacques for Narragansett had a game he will remember for a long time. Max had a single, hit one off the fence for a double, then hit one over the fence for a Home Run. His final stat line was a homer, double, single, walk, 7 RBI, 4 runs scored plus he pitched an inning and struck out the side. Oh by the way, he also got 2 runners out at home that tried to advance on a wild pitch.

 

 

 

 

 

Fitchburg Wins 10U Opener

 

In the first game of the 10U tournament it was Fitchburg 15 Narragansett 3. Zach Scott was the starting and winning pitcher, striking out 7 batters over 3 innings. Nick Ouellette pitched 2 scoreless innings, striking out 4 and Jaxon Carroll pitched the final inning, retiring the side 1-2-3 with a strikeout.

Nick Ouellette was awarded the Player of the Game Pin after the game not only because of his great pitching but also for playing great defense and getting 2 hits including a double plus a walk. Other hitting stars for Fitchburg were Edwin Santana with a double, single and 3 runs scored, Brayden Gendron with 2 singles, a walk, hit by pitch and 3 runs scored and Jaxon Carroll with 2 singles, a hit by pitch and a run scored.

Jorge Gaitan, Brayden Gendron, Connor Mignault, Nick Ouellette and Jaxon Carroll all made nice defensive plays.

Fitchburg's next game will be Saturday at 1 PM at Ansin Park vs. Pepperell. Fitchburg will also have a game on Sunday at Ansin Park. The time of the Sunday game will be determined after the Saturday game.

 

 

 

 

Buffalo Wild Wings Advance to Finals

 

Congratulations to Buffalo Wild Wings for winning their playoff game vs the Red Raiders 12-4 and advancing to the Championship Game vs IC Credit Union on Monday at Herman Bourque Field.

Mattie Tolos was the starting pitcher for the Wild Wings and pitched 2 solid innings, striking out 5 batters and only allowing 1 base hit. Patrick Ginnity came in to start the 3rd inning and went the rest of the way, striking out 6 batters and allowing just 2 base hits. Ryan Murnane pitched a complete game for the Red Raiders and he struck out 6.

On offense, Buffalo Wild Wings banged out 15 hits are were led by A.J. Guimbard who homered, tripled, singled, scored 3 times and drove in 4, Patrick Ginnity went 3 for 3 with a double, 2 singles and 2 RBI, Abriana Fusco had 2 base hits, and the following all had a base hit, Stefano Allen, Andrew Walker, Marcus Antonelli, Mattie Tolos, Niko Tolos, Darren Tucker and J.J. Dadah. For the Red Raiders, Ryan Murnane hall all 3 hits for the Red Raiders and would have been 4 for 4 if Patrick Ginnity didn't make a diving catch on his hard hit line drive with 2 outs and the bases loaded when it was a 3-2 game.

Defensively, both teams made some great plays. To go along with Ginnity's great play, Mattie Tolos had an un-assisted douple play at first base and made a remarkable play on a hard hit ground ball to end the game, J.J. Dadah also made a great play at shortstop with 2 outs and bases loaded to end an inning. For the Raiders, Patrick McClanahan made 2 nice plays at 3B, David Torres made a nice play at 2B and Ryan Murnane made several nice plays as the pitcher.

 

 

 

 

 

Fitchburg Announces 12U All-Stars


Fitchburg's 12 and under All-Star team has been announced. The team will compete for the District championship starting on June 21st in Westminster, MA. The team also has an automatic bid to the State championship which will begin on July 5th. The Coaches for the team are Andy Serrano, Mark Malboeuf and Pete Merrill.

The players selected to the team are:

Mateo Serrano - Yankees
Marc Cormier - Yankees
Jameson Carroll - Yankees
Rocco Arciprete - Yankees
Tai Le - Yankees
Edward Dedos - Indians
Anthony Silverio - Indians
Troy Brassard - Indians
Joe Merrill - Indians
Damon Charette - Red Sox
Luis Alderando - Red Sox
Mick Ginnity - Red Sox
Mike Nowd - Tigers

 

 

 

 

Shea Pitches IC Credit to Playoff Win


FITCHBURG – The Minor League Playoffs are underway as IC Credit Union defeated Mid-Town Beef by a score of 10-0. Ryan Shea pitched a complete game 1-hit shutout for IC. Ryan finished with 8 strikeouts and only walked 1 batter.

The hitting stars for IC were Connor Mignault with a triple, double, single, 2 RBI and 3 runs scored, Brendan Morrison with a triple, single, 2 RBI and a run scored, Ryan Shea with a double, single, walk, RBI and 3 runs scored, Mike Cooper with 2 hits and a run scored, Jack Mason with a single, walk, RBI and 2 runs scored, Massimo Mitchell with a single, walk, 2 RBI and a run scored, Chris Sanborn with a single and 2 RBI, Colin Proctor with a single and run scored, Tony Ferreira with a RBI single and Daniel Boudreau with 3 walks and a RBI. For Mid-town Beef, Jaxson Poirier had the only hit.

The next Minor League playoff game will be Buffalo Wild Wings vs. the Red Raiders at Ansin Park on Monday night. The winner of Monday's game will play vs. IC Credit Union on Thursday night at Ansin Park for the Championship.

 

 

 

 

Indians over Tigers in Regular Season Finale


FITCHBURG– In the final Cal Ripken Major League game of the regular season, it was the Indians over the tigers 10-4. For the Indians, 11 year old Jorge Gaitan was the starting pitcher and struck out 6 batters over 3 innings. Troy Brassard entered the game in the 4th inning with the scored tied 4-4 and was the winning pitcher after he pitched 3 no-run, no-hit innings. Troy walked the first batter he faced and then retired the last 9 batters of the game in order.

The top hitters for the Indians were Joe Merrill who hit a long triple to left field plus he had 2 singles, a walk, 2 RBI and scored 3 times, Tyler Thibodeau with a double, 2 singles, 2 RBI and 2 runs scored, Edward Dedos with a triple, walk and run scored, Anthony Silverio with 2 hits and 2 runs scored and 11 year old Jorge Gaitan had 2 hits and a run scored. For the Tigers, Tim Wade, Daniel Dudek and Jacob Oja each had a base hit.

In the opening round of the playoffs which be played Tuesday and Friday at Ansin Park it will be the Yankees vs. the Tigers and Indians vs. the Red Sox. The Championship game will be played on Monday, June 17th.

 

 

 

Silverio Pitches Complete Game Shut-Out

 

FITCHBURG – Anthony Silverio pitched another gem at Ansin Park on Thursday night. Anthony pitched 6 shutout innings, allowing just 2 hits and 1 walk while striking out 12 as the Indians defeated the Red Sox 5-0. For the Indians, Troy Brassard had 2 hits, a run scored and a RBI, Anthony Silverio had a single, walk, RBI and scored twice. Edward Dedos, 10 year old Jorge Gaitan and 11 year old Jorge Gaitan had the other base hits for the Indians.

For the Red Sox, Nick Ouellette was the starting pitcher and struck out 6 batters over 4 innings while only allowing 2 runs. Nick had one of the base hits for the Red Sox and Mick Ginnity had the other.

The game was completed in less than 1 hour thanks to some nice defensive plays by Zach Scott, Nick Ouellette, Sam Robichaud, Damon Charette and Luis Aldarondo.

 

 

 

 

 

Proctor Leads IC Credit to Victory

 

FITCHBURG – Congratulations to IC Credit Union for finishing the regular season undefeated. On Wednesday night they defeated the Red Raiders 18-1 to finish their amazing regular season. Colin Proctor was the star of the game for IC. Colin was the winning pitcher plus at the plate he had 2 triples, a double, single, walk, 2 runs scored and 5 RBI. Also having a big game for IC were Ryan Shea with a triple, 2 singles, a walk, 2 RBI and 2 runs scored, Brendan Morrison with a double, single, 3 RBI and a run scored, Connor Mignault with 2 hits, 2 walks, 2 RBI and 3 runs scored, Jack Mason with a base hit, 2 walks, 2 runs scored and a RBI, Massimo Mitchell with 2 hits, a walk and a run scored, Tony Ferreira with 3 walks, 3 runs and 2 RBI, Tyler Mignault with 3 walks, 2 RBi and 3 runs scored and Daniel Boudreau with 3 walks and 2 runs scored.

IC Credit Union will be playing Mid-Town Beef in the first round of the playoffs and the winner of that game will take on the winner of the Buffalo Wild Wings vs Red Raiders game for the Championship at Ansin Park next week.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jameson Carroll Improves to 5-0


The Yankees defeated the Tigers 11-1 on Tuesday in a 4 inning game at Ansin Park. Jameson Carroll pitched a 1-hitter for the Yanks and he is now 5-0 on the season. Jameson struck out 10 batters and at the plate had a RBI double. Other hitting highlights for the Yankees were Edwin Santana with a triple, 2 walks, 3 RBI and 2 runs scored, Tai Le with 3 walks and 3 runs scored, Marc Cormier with a single, RBI and 2 runs scored, Mateo Serrano with a single, 2 RBI and a run scored and Rocco Arciprete with a single, walk and a run scored.

Mike Nowd had the only hit and runs scored for the Tigers and Gabe Johnson had 2 walks for the Tigers.

The Yankees are now 8-2 on the season and are currently in 1st place, 2 games ahead of the 5-3 Indians.

 

 

 

 

 

 

IC Credit Union Improves to 10-0

 

FITCHBURG – IC Credit Union is now 10-0 with a 15-2 victory over the Red Raiders. Jack Mason was the starting and winning pitcher. Mason pitched 4 innings and had 9 strikeouts. Connor Mignault pitched the final 2 innings and struck out 6.

Mignault led IC with a triple, 3 singles, 4 RBI and 2 runs scored. Also for IC, Ryan Shea had 2 doubles, a single and scored 3 times, Colin Proctor had a double, single and scored twice, Massimo Mitchell had a home run and 4 RBI, Chris Sanborn had 2 base hits, 2 RBI and a run scored, Mason had a single, 2 walks and scored 3 times and Brendan Morrison had a single, walk, 2 RBI and a run scored.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Indians 9 Red Sox 3

 
FITCHBURG – On Monday night at Ansin Park it was the Indians over the Red Sox 9-3. Winning pitcher Edward Dedos of the Indians pitched a complete game with 9 strikeouts. Anthony Silverio had another big night for the Indians with a double, 2 singles, 3 runs scored and a RBI. 11 year old Jorge Gaitan reached base 4 times, once by single, twice by walk and was hit by a pitch. Joe Merrill also reached base 4 times, all by walk, 10 year old Jorge Gaitan walked twice and scored 2 runs and Ryan Hammond had a single and a walk.

The Indians made several outstanding plays on defense. The best play was a full out dive to catch a line drive by shortstop Anthony Silverio. The most important play was a game saving play by Aidan Ouellette who made a nice catch on a line drive to right field by Nick Ouellette with the base loaded and 2 outs. Tyler Thibodeau made a great play at 2nd base to end the game and that was also off the bat of Nick Ouellette.

For the Red Sox, Damon Charette had a triple, walk and scored a run, Sam Robichaud had a single, walk and run scored and both Enzo Marrone and Mick Ginnity had a RBI single. Brian Sweeney pitched the final 2 innings for the Red Sox and did an outstanding job holding the Indians scoreless those 2 innings.

 

 

 

Silverio Leads Indians Past Tigers

 
FITCHBURG – Anthony Silverio led the Indians to a 14-0 victory over the Tigers on Saturday night. Anthony gave up just 1 hit, 0 runs and 0 walks while striking out 15 batters over 6 innings. Anthony was also the hitting and defensive star of the game as he had 3 hits, a walk and scored 4 times while snaring a hard hit line drive off the bat of Tim Wade.


The Indians only had 9 players at the game and all 9 players produced. In addition to Silverio’s big game, Troy Brassard had a single, walk, 2 RBI and scored a run, Edward Dedos had a single, walk and scored 2 runs, 10 year old Jorge Gaitan had a long RBI triple and scored 2 runs, 11 year old Jorge Gaitan had a single, walk, 2 RBI and a run scored, Joe Merrill walked twice, had a RBI and scored twice, Ryan Hammond had a single, walk, RBI and run scored, Aidan Ouellette had a single, RBI and run scored and Josh Leider had a RBI single.

 

For the Tigers, Mike Nowd had a line drive base hit to left field and Jayson Pitts pitched 1 inning without allowing a run or walk and struck out 2 batters. Gabe Johnson made a nice defensive play at shortstop.

 

 

 

 

 

Nick Ouellette Pitches 1 Hitter

 
FITCHBURG – On Friday night, Nick Ouellette of the Red Sox took a no-hitter into the 6th inning but Mateo Serrano lined a base hit in the bottom of the inning to end Nick's bid. Nick was outstanding on the night and finished with a complete game 1 hitter with 8 strike outs vs. the first place Yankees. The final score was Red Sox 4 and Yankees 2. Nick also had a good night at the plate with a single and 2 walks. Other Red Sox that had a good night at the plate include Gio Marrone with a RBI single and bases loaded walk, Damon Charette with a single, HBP and 2 runs scored, Mick Ginnity with a single and HBP, Riley Gonynor with a single and run scored, Enzo Marrone with a base hit and Sam Robichaud with 2 walks and a run scored. Sam Robichaud, Mick Ginnity and Gio Marrone all played a great game on defense for the Red Sox.

The top hitters for the Yankees were Mateo Serrano with a base hit, walk and a run scored, Edwin Santana with 2 walks and a run scored, Sean Barry with 2 walks and Marc Cormier with 2 walks. Rocco Arciprete played a great game at catcher for the Yanks and Edwin Santana made a couple nice catches in center field off the bat of Ethan Chandler.

The Yankees are still in first place with a 7-2 record and the Red Sox are currently in 3rd place with a 4-6 record.

 

 

 

 

 

IC Credit Union Improves to 9-0


IC Credit Union improved to 9-0 on Thursday night with a 13-2 victory over Mid-Town Beef. Ryan Shea was the starting and winning pitcher with Jack Mason pitching 1 shutout inning and Connor Mignault pitching 2 shutout innings in relief. All 9 hitters for IC contributed and were led by Connor who had 4 hits including a double and 2 runs scored. Here is how the rest of the lineup did, Ryan Shea 3 hits, 3 RBI and 2 runs scored, Massimo Mitchell 2 hits, 2 walks and 3 runs scored, Jack Mason 3 walks, a base hit and 2 RBI, Brendan Morrison a hit, walk and 3 RBI, Tyler Mignault, 3 walks, a RBI and run scored, Chris Sanborn, a base hit, 2 walks and 2 runs scored and Tony Ferreira with 2 walks and a RBI.

 

MINOR LEAGUE STANDINGS

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ginnity K’s 14 in Shut-Out Victory


FITCHBURG- Patrick Ginnity pitched a complete game shut-out on Wednesday as Buffalo Wild Wings defeated the Red Raiders by a score of 3-0. Patrick had 14 strikeouts in the game which is just amazing for a 7 year old kid. Other stars of the game for the Wild Wings include J.J. Dadah who hit a triple, Abriana Fusco with a double, Nick Tolos with a RBI and great defense behind the plate and A.J. Guimbard with great defense at 2nd base.

 

 

 

Red Sox win Despite 3 Tiger Home Runs


FITCHBURG-In Wednesday's Major League game, The Tigers had many highlights but it was the Red Sox who won the game 7-6. Brian Sweeney pitched a complete game for the Red Sox earning the win while striking out 7. Mick Ginnity had 2 hits and scored 2 runs for the Red Sox and played a great game defensively. Nick Ouellette and Sam Robichaud also made nice plays in the field for the Sox.

 

For the Tigers, Angel Santiago hit the first pitch of the game over the left field fence for his first career home run. In the 6th inning, the tigers added 2 more home runs. One was off the bat of Elijah Allen who hit one way out over the fence in right field followed by an inside the park homer by Mike Nowd who finished the night 3 for 3 with a walk and 3 runs scored. Collin Dudek also had 3 hits for the Tigers. Jayson Pitts made his pitching debut in relief for the Tigers and was outstanding. Jayson limited the Red Sox to just 1 run over the final 4 innings and struck out 8 batters.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Golden Spikes Award - Vote for Tyler Beede

 

Please go to this link to vote for Tyler Beede, http://web.usabaseball.com/goldenspikes/candidates.jsp?year=2013

 


 

About Tyler Beede

 

Tyler was born in Fitchburg, MA and is the son of Fitchburg High Baseball Great Walter Beede. Tyler's teammate and roommate at Vanderbilt is Adam Ravenelle, the son Fitchburg School Superindendent Andre Ravenelle.  Tyler was drafted in the 1st round of the 2011 Major League Draft by the Toronto Blue Jays but decided to go to College and play for Vanderbilt.

 

 

Bats: R | Throws: R | W: 14 | L: 0
ERA: 2.10 | K: 97 | BB: 55 | IP: 94.1

 

 

Tyler Beede won 13 of his 14 starts during the regular season, going 13-0 with a 2.28 ERA. His 13 wins matched the school record for a single season. Against Missouri, Beede recorded a career-best 10 strikeouts without walking a batter. He teamed up with Kevin Ziomek to become the third pitching duo in Vanderbilt history to each win 10 games in a season. Tyler won his record breaking 14th game in the SEC Tournament.

 


 

About the Golden Spikes Award

 

Since 1978, USA Baseball has honored the top amateur baseball player in the country with the Golden Spikes Award. The award is sponsored by Major League Baseball and presented each year to the player who best exhibits exceptional on-field ability and exemplary sportsmanship.

 

In 2012, Florida catcher Mike Zunino, the No. 3 pick in the 2012 MLB First-Year Player Draft, won the prestigious award. Past winners also include Terry Francona (1980), Will Clark (1985), Robin Ventura (1988), Jason Varitek (1994), J.D. Drew (1997), Mark Prior (2001), Jered Weaver (2004), Tim Lincecum (2006), David Price (2007), Buster Posey (2008), Stephen Strasburg (2009), Bryce Harper (2010) and Trevor Bauer (2011).


 
 

Jameson Carroll Pitches No-Hitter

 

 

Jameson Carroll who allowed just 2 hits in his last start with 13 strikeouts, allowed no hits on Tuesday at Ansin Park while striking out 13 batters again. Carroll is now a league leading 4-0 on the season and his 58 strikeouts also lead the league.

 

 

In the game, the Yankees were able to hold off the Red Sox by a score of 4-2. The win improved the Yankees record to 7-1 and gives them a comfortable lead over the 2nd place Indians who are 3-3.

 

For the Yankees Rocco Arciprete had 2 hits and scored 2 runs, Mateo Serrano hit a long triple, Sean King had a double and a walk, Jaxon Carroll had a single and a walk and Sean Barry had 2 RBI.

 

Jaxon Carroll of the Yankees and Mick Ginnity and Nick Ouellette of the Red Sox made nice plays defensively.

 

Click HERE for updated LEAGUE LEADERS

 

 

Jack Mason Hurls another Shut-Out for IC


FITCHBURG– On Tuesday at Herman Bourque Field, Jack Mason pitched the 4th team shut-out of the season for IC Credit Union as IC improved to 8-0 with a 15-0 victory. Mason pitched a complete game and allowed just 1 hit while striking out 7.


The top hitters for IC were Ryan Shea with a single, 2 walks, 3 RBI and 3 runs scored, Colin Proctor with a double, single, 3 RBI and a run scored, Mason with a double, 2 walks, 2 RBI and 2 runs scored, Connor Mignault with 2 hits, 2 RBI and 2 runs scored, Massimo Mitchell with 2 hits and 2 RBI Tony Ferreira with a single, walk and 2 runs scored and Michael Cooper with a single, walk and a RBI.


Jack Mason, Ryan Shea and Tony Ferreira all made great defensive plays for IC Credit Union.

 

MINOR LEAGUE STANDINGS

 

 

 

 

Cal Ripken Schedule Changes


Postponed: The Tigers-Indians game scheduled for Thursday, May 30th is postponed due to the school relay races. No Make-Up date has been confirmed yet.

 

Make Up Games:

 

Wednesday, May 29 at 5:30 PM – Tigers at Red Sox

Saturday, June 8 at 5 PM – Indians at Tigers

 

Rain Outs – Not yet Re-scheduled

 

Yankees at Indians

 

Click HERE for updated standings.

 

 

 

10 and Under All-Star Team Announced


FITCHBURG-The 10 and under All-Star team has been selected. The District Tournament will be hosted by Fitchburg starting on June 21st with the following towns participating, Pepperell, Townsend/Ashby, Westminster, Ashburnham, Fitchburg, and Narragansett. The top 2 teams from the tournament will advance to the State Tournament which will begin on July 5th. The Manager of the team will be Jason Carroll.


Congratulations to the following for being selected to the team, Sean Barry, Jaxon Carroll, Collin Dudek, Jorge Gaitan, Brayden Gendron, Robaer LaFleur, Connor Mignault, Brendan Morrison, Nick Ouellette, Edwin Santana, Zach Scott, and Tim Wade.


Fitchburg will also have a 12 and under All-Star team which will enter the district tournament in Westminster and will automatically advance to the State tournament on July 5th and a 9 and under All-Star team which will play in Pepperell with a chance to advance to the State tournament which will start on July 19th.  Andy Serrano will be managing the 12U team and Tim Shea will manage the 9U team.

 

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Yankees over Indians 2-1 in Thriller

FITCHBURG - The Yankees defeated the Indians 2-1 on Tuesday night in a very exciting game at Ansin Park. The score was tied 0-0 entering the 6th inning. Anthony Silverio gave the Indians a 1-0 lead in the top of the 6th when he stole home with 2 outs. In the bottom of the 6th, Mateo Serrano stole home for the Yankees to tie the game 1-1. Edwin Santana scored the winning run on a base hit by Marc Cormier.


Both pitchers were outstanding. Jameson Carroll was the winning pitcher for the Yankees. He allowed only 2 infield singles while striking out 13. Anthony Silverio of the Indians also struck out 13.


For the Yankees, Santana had 3 hits to go along with scoring the winning run, Marc Cormier had 2 singles and Jaxon Carroll added a single. Silverio had both hits for the Indians and scored the teams only run.


The win improved the Yankees to 6-1 on the season and gives them a 2 ½ game lead over the 2nd place Indians who are now 3-3.

 

 

 

 

Total Team Effort Lifts Tigers to Victory

 
FITCHBURG-At Ansin Park on Monday night it was the Tigers over the Red Sox 10-4. It was a total team effort as all 10 Tigers reached base safely by either a hit or a walk.

 

Winning Pitcher Dan Dudek went the distance for the Tigers striking out 6 and only walking 2.


For the Tigers, Brayden Gendron had a triple, single and 3 RBI, Jake Oja had 2 hits, 2 RBI and scored twice, Tim Wade had a 2 run double and Mike Nowd had a single, walk and 2 RBI. For the Red Sox, Nick Ouellette had a double and a triple, Luis Aldarondo had 2 hits and scored twice, Damon Charette had a triple, walk, RBI and run scored and Enzo Marrone had 2 hits.


Nowd had 5 assists and 2 put outs at 2nd base and catcher Brayden Gendron threw out 2 runners at home that tried to advance on a wild pitch. Mick Ginnity made a nice play at first base for the Red Sox.

 

 

IC Credit Union Improves to 7-0


FITCHBURG – IC Credit Union improved to 7-0 with a 10-3 victory over Buffalo Wild Wings in a Cal Ripken Minor League game on Monday.


The pitching has been great all season for IC and on Monday, Massimo Mitchell, Ryan Shea, and Connor Mignault combined on another great pitching performance.

 

Nasir Blackman, Mignault, Shea, Colin Proctor and Brendan Morrison each had hits for IC Credit Union.

 

 

 

 

 

Allen and Selin Combine for No-Hitter


FITCHBURG- On Sunday Afternoon, Stefano Allen and Mike Selin combined on a no-hitter as Buffalo Wild Wings defeated the Red Raiders 5-4. The win extended the Wild Wings winning streak to 4 games. Winning pitcher Stefano Allen had 7 strike outs in 3 innings and Mike Selin struck out all 3 batters he faced to earn the save. The hitting stars for the Wings were A.J. Guimbard with a single, walk and 2 runs scored and Mattie Tolos with a single, walk and a RBI. Mark Hager and David Torres made nice defensive plays for the Raiders and Patrick Ginnity made a nice play at shortstop for the Wild Wings.

 

Minor League Standings

 

 

 

 

Yankees Defeat the Tigers 10-6


FITCHBURG- On Friday night, the Yankees defeated the Tigers by a score of 10-6.


Jameson Carroll of the Yankees was the starting and winning pitcher. Jameson had 12 strikeouts in 5 innings, allowing only 3 base hits. Jaxon Carroll pitched the final inning for the Yankees allowing just 1 hit, no earned runs and he had a strikeout.


The top offensive players for the Yankees were Marc Cormier with a single, 2 walks and 4 stolen bases, Edwin Santana with a double, walk and 2 runs scored and Mateo Serrano with a triple, walk, 3 RBI and a run scored. Tai Le and Jaxon Carroll each walked twice and scored a run.


For the Tigers, Elijah Allen had a triple, 2 RBI and a run scored and Tim Wade had a double and run scored.


The top defensive players were Marc Cormier of the Yankees and Tim Wade of the Tigers.

 

 

 

Ginninty Leads Red Sox Past Indians

 

FITCHBURG- Mick Ginnity pitched a complete game for the Red Sox on Thursday night as they defeated the Indians 10-6. Mick struck out 9 and also had a double and a single at the plate. Damon Charette chipped in with 2 doubles and Robaer LaFleur had 2 base hits for the Red Sox. For the Indians, Zach Scott had 2 base hits.

 

 

 

Buffalo Wild Wings Win 7-3

 

FITCHBURG- Buffalo Wild Wings improved to 3-2 on Thursday with a 7-3 victory over Mid-Town Beef in a minor league game. Mattie Tolos pitched a complete game, striking out 9. A.J. Guimbard hit an inside the park home run. Games balls were awarded to Mike Selin for his great defensive plays and Andrew Walker for his 2 base hits.

 

For Mid-Town Beef, Game balls went to PJ Renda for 3 innings with 4 strike outs and Dominic Bilotta for an outstanding defensive game behind the plate. Michael Leone and Seth LeBlanc collected their first base hits of the season.


 

 

IC Credit Union Streak Continues

 

FITCHBURG – IC Credit Union defeated the Red Raiders by a score of 8-0 on Wednesday to improve to 6-0 on the season. The shut-out was the 3rd consecutive for the pitching staff and 4th of the season.

 

Jack Mason was the starting pitcher and he struck out 5 in 2 innings. Connor Mignault pitched the final 3 innings and he struck out 8.

 

The hitting stars for IC were Mignault who had 3 hits, 2 RBI and scored 2 runs, Brendan Morrison with a triple, single and 3 RBI, Colin Proctor with 2 hits, 2 runs scored and a RBI and Daniel Boudreau with a double and 2 RBI.

 

 

 

Fitchburg is Strong in Sectional Pitch, Hit and Run


At the pitch, hit and run contest that was held at Ansin Park on May 5th we felt we had a bunch of kids with a great shot of winning at the next round and possibly making in to Fenway Park and the kids did not disappoint. In Bolton, MA on May 11th, Fitchburg placed 1st or 2nd in all 4 age groups. The 1st place winners were Jaxon Carroll in the 9-10 year old division and Trevor MacMaster in the 13-14 year old group. In the 7-8 year old group, 7 year old Patrick Ginnity finished 2nd overall and in the 11-12 year old group, Edward Dedos finished 2nd overall.

 

 

 

 

 

Santana and Le Lead Yankees over Tigers

 

FITCHBURG – The Yankees defeated the Tigers by a score of 12-2 in a 4 inning shortened game on Tuesday night. The victory moved the Yankees into first place by a half game over the Indians who will be in action on Thursday vs. the Red Sox.

 

Edwin Santana had 4 hits and scored 3 runs for the Yankees. Tai Le added 3 hits, 3 RBI and 3 runs scored. The Carroll brothers, Jameson and Jaxon each had 2 hits and 2 runs scored. For the Tigers, Mike Nowd and Tim Wade each had an RBI single.

 

Mateo Serrano now 3-0 on the season was the starting and winning pitcher. Serrano pitched 3 innings, allowed just 1 hit and 1 run while striking out 5.

 

 

Buffalo Wild Wings Defeats Mid-Town Beef

 

FITCHBURG –Buffalo Wild Wings move to 2-2 on the year with a 15 to 5 win over Mid-Town Beef in a minor league game on Tuesday.  Michael Selin started his first game pitching and Patrick Ginnity came in and closed out the game. The whole team had many hits and was a total team effort. Game balls went to Niko Tolos for his great catching and to Stefano Allen for his first hit and great third base grab.

 

For Mid-Town Beef, Declan Bourgault struck out 5 batters in 2 innings and Angel Berroa struck out 3 over 2 innings. Berroa also was 2 for 2 at the plate with a walk and P.J. Renda had a base hit and a walk.


 

 

 

Silverio Strikes Out 17 in 1 Hitter

FITCHBURG – Anthony Silverio who combined to pitch a perfect game last time out took a no-hitter into the final inning on Monday. Enzo Marrone was able to beat out a slow grounder to shortstop with 1 out in the 6th inning to break up the no-hitter. Silverio finished the game with 17 strikeouts, 1 hit allowed, no walks and a complete game shut-out as the Indians defeated the Red Sox by a score of 4-0. The win by the Indians move them into a first place tie with the Yankees with records of 3-1.

 

Silverio has not allowed an earned run this season and has struck out 40 batters in 15 innings which included a stretch in which he struck out 18 consecutive batters over a 2 game period.


Zach Scott had a double, single and scored 2 runs for the Indians and Silverio chipped in with 2 base hits.

 

Nick Ouellette and Enzo Marrone of the Red Sox made the top defensive plays of the game.

 

 

 

IC Credit Union Continues to Dominate

 

FITCHBURG – IC Credit Union improved to 5-0 with a 10-0 victory over the Red Raiders in a Cal Ripken Minor League game on Monday. This is the third shutout pitched by IC this season and the 4th time they have scored in double figures.

 

Colin Proctor and Connor Mignault combined on the shutout. Proctor had 5 strikeouts and Mignault had 4.

 

The hitting stars for IC were Proctor with a double, walk and 3 RBI, Mignault with a triple, walk and 2 RBI, Brendan Morrison with a triple and run scored and Jack Mason with a base hit, walk and 2 runs scored.

 

Mignault made the top defensive play of the game.


 

Carroll Brothers Pitch Yankees to Victory


FITCHBURG – The Yankees moved into first place with a 9-3 victory over the Red Sox on Friday night at Ansin Park.


Jameson Carroll was the starting and winning pitcher for the Yankees. Jameson pitched 3 innings, struck out 8 batters, allowed only 1 base hit and no earned runs. Younger brother Jaxon Carroll came in to pitch the next 2 innings and did not allow a hit while striking out 4 batters. Tyler Bedard was impressive in his major league pitching debut, striking out 2 batters in 1 inning of work. Mick Ginnity went the distance for the Red Sox and struck out 7 batters.


Top hitters for the Yankees were Tai Le with a double, 2 singles and 2 runs scored, Edwin Santana with a triple and 2 runs scored, Mateo Serrano with 2 hits, 2 runs and a RBI and Rocco Arciprete with a base hit, 2 runs scored and a RBI. Damon Charette had both hits for the Red Sox and Damon also walked and scored 2 runs.

 

 

IC Credit Union Improves to 4-0


FITCHBURG – IC Credit Union improved to 4-0 with a 15-0 victory over Mid-Town Beef in a Cal Ripken Minor League game on Friday.


Massimo Mitchell, Ryan Shea and Jack Mason combined to pitch the shutout for IC Credit Union. The trio combined for 10 strikeouts. Shea had 5, Mitchell had 3 and Mason had 2.

 

The hitting stars for IC were Tony Ferreira with 2 hits, 2 RBI and 2 runs scored, Brendan Morrison with 2 hits, 2 RBI and a run scored, Jack Mason with a base hit, RBI and 3 runs scored and Colin Proctor with a base hit, 2 RBI and 2 runs scored.

 

Connor Mignault made the top defensive play of the game.

 

 

Serrano and Le Pitch Yankees to Victory


FITCHBURG - On Tuesday night, the Yankees defeated the Red Sox by a score of 13-2. The Yankees are now 2-1 on the season and are tied with the Indians for first place.


Mateo Serrano, now 2-0 on the season was the starting and winning pitcher for the Yankees. Serrano pitched 3 innings and struck out 6. Tai Le pitched the final 3 innings to earn the save. Le did not allow a run and had 5 strikeouts. For the Red Sox, Nick Ouellette had 4 strikeouts in 2 innings and Brian Sweeney had 5 strikeouts in 4 innings.


The hitting stars for the Yankees were Jaxon Carroll with 3 hits and 4 runs scored, Tai Le with a single, walk and 3 runs scored, Jameson Carroll with a double, single and run scored and Rocco Arciprete with 2 singles and 2 runs scored. Mick Ginnity had a single and 2 walks for the Red Sox.

 

 

IC Credit Union Improves to 3-0

 

FITCHBURG – IC Credit Union improved to 3-0 with a 15-1 victory over Mid-Town Beef in a Cal Ripken Minor League game on Tuesday.

 

For IC Credit Union, Winning pitcher Colin Proctor pitched 2 innings with 6 strikeouts and Connor Mignault pitched 2 shutout innings with 4 strikeouts.

 

The hitting stars for IC were Mignault who had a home run, double, 3 RBI and 2 runs scored, Ryan Shea with 2 hits, a walk, 2 RBI and 2 runs scored, Colin Proctor with a single, walk, 2 runs and 2 RBI and Brendan Morrison with a double, walk, 2 RBI and a run scored.

 

Connor Mignault was the defensive players of the game with 2 great plays in the field.

 

 

 

 

Silverio and Scott Pitch Combined Perfecto


FITCHBURG – Anthony Silverio and Zach Scott combined on a no-hit perfect game as the Indians defeated the Tigers by a score of 15-0 in a shortened game that went 4 innings. Silverio pitched the first 3 innings, striking out 8 out of the 9 batters he faced. Zach Scott finished the game without allowing a base runner and striking out 2.


Silverio now has 23 strikeouts in 9 innings pitched on the season and has yet to allow an earned run.


The hitting stars for the Indians were 10 year old Jorge Gaitan with a double, single, 2 runs scored and 4 RBI, Zach Scott with 2 hits, 3 runs and 2 RBI, Anthony Silverio with 2 hits and 4 runs scored, Edward Dedos with 3 hits and 3 RBI and Josh Leider with 2 hits and 2 runs scored.


The Indians are now 2-1 on the season and will play the Tigers again on Thursday at Ansin Park.  The Yankees (1-1) will play the Red Sox (1-1) on Tuesday and Friday at Ansin Park.

 

 

 

Ginninty Powers Buffalo Wild Wings

 

 

FITCHBURG - Buffalo Wild Wings defeated the Red Raiders in Monday's Minor League game by a score of 14-2. Patrick Ginnity started the game for the winning team with 2 innings of work that were perfect with 6 strike outs. Tyler Brassard followed with 2 solid innings of his own. The game was a total team effort with an inside the park homerun from Ginnity and hits all up and down the line up. It was a great first victory for the team. Jayden Downing and Mark Hager each pitched 2 innings with 5 strike outs for the Red Raiders.

 


 

 

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Photos are posted on the Cal Ripken Facebook Page.

 

 

 

2013 PITCH, HIT & RUN WINNERS

 

7-8 yr olds

 

ALL-AROUND CHAMPION = Patrick Ginnity

PITCH CHAMPION = Patrick Ginnity   

HIT CHAMPION = Roberto Santiago                

RUN CHAMPION = Shea Gonynor             

 

9-10 yr olds


ALL-AROUND CHAMPION = Brayden Gendron

PITCH CHAMPION = (Tie) Jaxon Carroll and Brayden Gendron          

HIT CHAMPION = Brayden Gendron             

RUN CHAMPION = Brayden Gendron             

 

11-12 yr olds


ALL-AROUND CHAMPION = Jameson Carroll

PITCH CHAMPION = Edward Dedos        

HIT CHAMPION = Mateo Serrano             

RUN CHAMPION = Mike Nowd        

 

13-14 yr olds


ALL-AROUND CHAMPION = Trevor MacMaster

PITCH CHAMPION = Trevor MacMaster

HIT CHAMPION = Trevor MacMaster

RUN CHAMPION = Trevor MacMaster

 

Click HERE for scores.

 

All of our winners advance to the Sectional Competition in Bolton, MA


It will be held Saturday, May 11, 2013


Memorial Field

20 Wattaquadock Hill Road

Bolton, MA 01710


Registration starts at 12:30 p.m.,

Competition begins at 1:00 p.m.

Please arrive early for registration

 

 

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Tigers Out Slug Red Sox 12-9


FITCHBURG- The Tigers defeated the Red Sox by a score of 12-9 on Friday night at Ansin Park.


Tigers pitcher Jacob Oja took a line drive to his pitching wrist in the 2nd inning but remained in the game with determination and toughness to earn the win. Oja struck out 7 batters in 4 1/3 innings. Daniel Dudek pitched the final 1 2/3 innings, striking out 3 and earning the save. For the Red Sox, Nick Ouellette had 10 K’s in 4 IP and Brian Sweeney struck out 4 in 2 IP.


The hitting stars for the Tigers were Mike Nowd with an inside the park home run, 2 singles, 2 runs scored and 5 RBI, Jacob Oja with 2 hits, 4 RBI and 3 runs scored and Collin Dudek with 2 hits, a walk and 3 runs scored. For the Red Sox, Damon Charette hit a long 3 run home run and Robaer Lafleur had a single, double, 2 RBI and 2 runs scored.

 

The defensive play of the game was turned in by third baseman Elijah Allen who snagged a line drive off the bat of Mick Ginninty robbing him of a base hit.


All 4 major League teams now have a record of 1-1.

 

 

Fitchburg Wolfpack Win 11-1


Fitchburg’s Division 2 Babe Ruth team, the Wolfpack improved their record to 4-2 with an 11-1 victory over the Wolverines on Thursday night.


The Wolfpack got strong pitching from starter and winning pitcher Andy Serrano. Serrano went 4 innings and allowed only 1 run. Joey Pepoli came in to pitch the final inning and retired the side 1-2-3 with 2 strikeouts.


The hitting stars were Miguel Velasquez who went 3 for 3 with a run scored, Andy Serrano with a long triple, a single and run scored, Austin Doyle with 2 hits and 2 runs scored and Joey Pepoli who reached base safely 3 times and scored 2 runs.


WOLFPACK LEADERS - thru 6 games


The Wolfpack next game will be Tuesday at 6:30.


Clinton Savings Bank Bulldogs at Fitchburg Wolfpack

May 7 2013 6:30PM

Leominster Babe Ruth / Lower (Pin Canavino Field)

 

 

 

Indians Edge Yankees to Even Series

FITCHBURG – In Cal Ripken Major League action on Thursday, the Indians scored 2 runs in the bottom of the 5th to edge the Yankees by a score of 3-2. The winning run was scored on a delayed steal of home by Anthony Silverio. Zach Scott, Jorge Gaitan and Silverio each had a base hit and run scored for the Indians. The hitting star for the Yankees was Mateo Serrano with a long triple and run scored.


In a league dominated by mostly 12 year old kids, two young pitchers were matched up to start the game and both were incredible as both pitched complete games. The winning pitcher for the Indians was 10 year old Zach Scott who allowed only 2 hits while striking out 8. 9 year old Jaxon Carroll went the distance for the Yankees, striking out 5.


Great defensive plays were turned in by Troy Brassard, Jorge Gaitan and his brother, also named Jorge.

 

The Yankees edged the Indians earlier in the week in extra innings so both teams are now 1-1.


On Friday night at Ansin Park it will be the Red Sox vs. the Tigers.

 

 

 

IC Credit Union Wins 10-4

 

FITCHBURG – IC Credit Union improved to 2-0 with a 10-4 victory over Buffalo Wild Wings in a Cal Ripken Minor League game on Thursday.

 

Jack Mason was the winning pitcher going the distance with 10 strikeouts while only allowing 2 hits.

 

The hitting stars for IC were Ryan Shea who reached base 3 times and scored twice, Brendan Morrison with a hit, walk, 2 RBI and run scored, Mike Cooper with a base hit, walk, RBI and run scored, Tony Ferriera 2 walks, 2 RBI and a run scored. Jack Mason and Massimo Mitchell both walked two times, drove in a run and scored a run.

 

Connor Mignault and Mike Cooper made the top defensive plays of the game.


 

 

 

 

 

Red Raiders Improve to 2-0

FITCHBURG – In Cal Ripken Minor League action the Red Raiders improved to 2-0 with a 14-6 win over Mid-Town Beef on Wednesday night.


Some highlights from the Red Raiders...
Fred Fairbanks - 1/1 with 2 walks, 2 Runs scored, 1 inning pitched with 3 K's
Jayden Downing - 1/1 with 2 RBI's, 1 inning pitched with 1 K
Mark Hager - 1/2 with 1 walk, 3 RBI's
Ryan Murnane - 3 walks, 2 RBI's, 2 innings pitched with 5 K's and a putout
Aidan McDonald - 1/1 with 1 walk, 1 RBI, 2 runs scored

 

On Thursday night it will be Buffalo Wild Wings (0-1) vs. IC Credit Union (1-0) at Herman Bourque Field.

 

Nationals Big Comeback Not Enough

For the second straight game, the Fitchburg Nationals rallied back from an 11-0 deficit. The Nationals scored 6 times in the bottom of the 6th inning to take a 21-16 lead but gave up 7 in the top of the 7th and lost 23-21 to the Red Sox.

 

For the Nationals, Zach Barbagallo had 3 base hits and a run scored, Myles Callahan had 2 hits, 3 RBI and scored 2 runs, Engel Nunez had a base hit, walked 2 times and scored 3 runs, Josh Fredenberg had 2 hits, a walk and scored 2 runs, Tanner Cote had 2 hits, a walk and a run scored. Matt Kalinowski reached base 3 times and scored a run, Cody Murphy and Trevor MacMaster each had 2 base hits and scored a run. Sage Bray, Daniel Morey and Michael Bellar each reached base twice and scored twice.

 

Nationals Leaders thru 5 games

 

The Nationals next game will be Saturday morning at 10:00.

 

 

Fitchburg Nationals at Creative Print Products Pirates May 4 2013 10:00AM Leominster Babe Ruth / Upper

 

 

 

Ryan Shea Hurls 1 Hit Shutout

 

FITCHBURG – On Tuesday night IC Credit Union edged Buffalo Wild Wings in a Cal Ripken Minor League game by a score of 1-0. This was a phenomenal minor league game with a great pitching duel.  7 year old pitcher Patch Ginnity of Buffalo Wild Wings went the distance and struck out 9.  When IC Credit did hit the ball, outstanding defensive plays were turned in by AJ Guinbard at 2B, Tylor Brassard at 3B, and JJ Dadah at short.

Ryan Shea pitched a complete game for IC Credit Union,  recording 11 K's while allowing 1 walk and 1 hit.  Ryan also had two singles, the last single drove in the winning RBI bringing Connor Mignault  in from third.


 

 

Red Sox Win with Big Final Inning

 

Trailing 8-6 entering the final inning, The Red Sox scored 9 runs to defeat the Tigers by a score of 15-8 in a Cal Ripken Major League game played at Ansin Park.  

 

The hitting stars for the Red Sox were Mick Ginnity and Damon Charette with 3 hits, a walk and 3 runs scored each, Nick Ouellette with 2 hits, a walk and 2 runs scored and Sam Robichaud who reached base safely 3 times and scored 3 runs.

 

Damon Charette was the winning pitcher for the Red Sox, pitching a complete game and striking out 8 batters. Nick Ouellette and Robaer LeFleur of the Red Sox made the top defensive plays of the game.

 

The top performers for the tigers were:

 

Elijah Allen 1-2. Inside park HR deep hit to RF, Dan Dudek 3 RBI and Brayden Gendron 3 scoreless innings in relief.

 

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Wildcats Defeat the Wolfpack

 

Fitchburg’s Division 2 Babe Ruth League team, The Wolfpack fell to the Wildcats by a score of 10-6.

 

The hitting stars for the Wolfpack were Andy Serrano who singled twice, walked twice and scored 2 runs, Miguel Velasquez with 3 base hits, David Garcia with a double and a single and Brendan Berthiaume with 2 base hits.

 

WOLFPACK LEADERS (through 5 games)

 

The Wolfpack are now 3-2 and will play again on Thursday Night.

 

 

Fitchburg Wolfpack at Absolute Environmental Inc Wolverines May 2 2013 6:30PM Leominster Babe Ruth / Lower (Pin Canavino Field)

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Red Raiders Win Minor League Opener

 

In the Fitchburg Cal Ripken Minor League Opener, the Red Raiders defeated Mid-Town Beef by a score of 12-8.

 

Some of the stars for the winning Raiders were:

 

Ryan Murnane – 2 innings pitched, 6 k’s…1/1 with 2 walks, 1 RBI and 2 runs scored.

 

Brendan Bedard – 1 inning pitched, 2 K’s…2/2 with 1 walk, 3 RBI’s and 3 runs scored.

 

Cody Mosher – 1 inning pitched, 1 K…1/2 with 1 walk, 3 RBI’s and 1 run scored.

 

On Tuesday night, IC Credit Union will be playing vs. Buffalo Wild Wings at Herman Bourque Field and on Wednesday it will be a rematch between the Red Raiders and Mid-Town Beef.

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Yankees Win Cal Ripken Opener in Extra Innings


FITCHBURG - On Monday night, the Yankees defeated the Indians by a score of 2-1 in 7 innings. Both teams scored a run in the first inning and then Pitchers Anthony Silverio of the Indians and Jameson Carroll of the Yankees matched shutout innings until they both had to come out of the game after the 6th inning. In the bottom of the 7th inning, 9 year old Jaxon Carroll hit a base hit to center field that scored Tai Le for the game winner.


Winning pitcher Mateo Serrano pitched a perfect 7th inning for the Yankees, striking out 2 batters. Both starting pitchers pitched a great game. Both allowed just 1 run in 6 innings, Silverio had 15 strikeouts and Carroll had 12 strikeouts.


The hitting stars for the Yankees were Jaxon Carroll who went 3 for 4 including the walk off base hit in the bottom of the 7th and Tai Le who had 2 base hits, a walk, and scored both Yankee runs. For the Indians, Silverio had a single, walk and scored a run and Troy Brassard had a single and RBI.


The top defensive plays were turned in by Tai Le and Rocco Arciprete of the Yankees.

 

On Tuesday night at Ansin Park it will be the Red Sox vs the Tigers. The Yankees and the Indians will meet again on Thursday.

 

 

Nationals 11 Run Comeback Falls Just Short

APRIL 27 - The Fitchburg Nationals showed a lot of heart battling back down 11-0 to tie the game at 11-11 and also tied the game again at 14-14 after falling behind 14-11.  The huge comeback fell just a little short as the Mariners went on to win by a score of 15-14.

 

Josh Fredenberg was the hitting star with 4 base hits and 3 RBI. Ryan Floria added 3 hits while scoring twice.  All 11 batters for the Nationals had at least 1 base hit and 1 RBI.  Josh Fredenberg also pitched excellent in relief.  He allowed just 1 run in 2 innings, striking out 2 batters and no walks.

 

Nationals box score 4/27

 

Nationals Leaders after 4 games

 

The Nationals next game is Wednesday, May 1st.

 

O'Connors Restaurant Red Sox at Fitchburg Nationals May 1 2013 6:30PM Leominster Babe Ruth / Upper

 

 

 

 

The Division 2, Fitchubrg Wolfpack lost their first game of the season. The Wolfpack fell to the Irish by a score of 16-3.  Austin Doyle had 2 hits and Andrew Cruz and David Garcia each had a hit.

 

Wolfpack box score 4/27

 

Wolfpack leaders after 4 games

 

The Wolfpack next game is Tuesday 4/30.

 

Fitchburg Wolfpack at Whittons Realty Wildcats Apr 30 2013 6:30PM Leominster Babe Ruth / Upper

 

 

 

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FITCHBURG MIDDLE SCHOOL TEAM

The next game is Tuesday, April 30th at Fitchburg High School.  The game will start at 4 PM and the players should arrive by 3 PM for pre-game warmup.

 

 

Click HERE for the Middle School game schedule.

 

 

 Middle School Roster

 

Player School Grade
Trevor Brideau Memorial 8th
Sage Bray Memorial 7th
Lucas Almeida Memorial 7th
Luis Santiago FAA 8th
Anthony Cueves Longsjo 7th
Nick Falconer Memorial 7th
Jake Doiron FAA 7th
Jonathan Carson Memorial 8th
Brendan Berthiaume Memorial 7th
Dennis Frederick FAA 7th
JP Robillard Memorial 7th
Curtis Crocker FAA 8th
Michael Bellar Memorial 7th
Darius Pitre Memorial 7th
Billy Joe Perez Longsjo 8th
Ryan Floria FAA 8th
Nick Lachance Memorial 7th
Myles Callahan Memorial 8th
Ryan Maguire Longsjo 8th
     
     

 

 

 

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SERRANO LEADS WOLFPACK TO 3-0 START

The Fitchburg Wolfpack defeated the Sun Devils Friday night by a score of 7-5 and improved their record to 3-0.

 

Dueces were wild for Andy Serrano who went 2 for 2 with 2 walks, 2 RBI, scored 2 runs, stole 2 bases and one of his hits was a 2 base hit. Andy also played a great game at shortstop with 4 assists and a putout and was awarded the game ball by Manager Kevin Leger.

 

Besides the great all around game played by Andy, this was a great game played by the entire Wolfpack team as all 11 members of the team contributed to the victory.  Every player reached base safely by either a hit or a walk.

 

Some of the other hitting stars were Miguel Velasquez who had 2 hits, a walk and 2 stolen bases and David Garcia with 2 hits, a walk and 2 runs scored.

 

To go along with the overall good team hitting, the wolfpack got some solid pitching and defense.  Joey Pepoli was the starting pitcher and struck out 3 batters over 2 innings and retired 6 of the last 7 batters he faced.  James Descoteaux came in to pitch next and James pitched 2 shutout innings without allowing a hit. Winning pitcher Austin Doyle pitched the final 3 innings and allowed only 1 base hit.

 

On defense, Miguel Velasquez made a great catch on a soft liner which he turned into a double play and he was also part of a 1-4-3 douple play started by Austin Doyle to end the game.  Kyle Leger was once again superb behind the plate throwing out another runner trying to steal, blocking balls in the dirt with runners on 3rd base and made a play that I have not seen in over 40 years of watching baseball.  There was a groundball hit in the infield and Kyle who was catching, ran down to 1st base to backup the play and when the ball did get past the 1st baseman, Kyle picked up the ball and chased down the runner for the put out.  David Garcia and Nolan Baird also each made a couple nice plays in the field.

 

4/26 BOX SCORE

 

 

The Wolfpack are back in action on Saturday morning at 10 AM. The Division 3 Fitchburg Nationals will be playing at 1 PM.  Both games are at the Leominster Babe Ruth complex.

 

 

Fitchburg Wolfpack at Dombrowski, Aveni & Bunnell Irish

Apr 27 2013 10:00AM Leominster Babe Ruth / Lower (Pin Canavino Field)

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Fitchburg Nationals at Donahue Limo Mariners Apr 27 2013 1:00PM Leominster Babe Ruth / Upper

 

 

 

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White Sox Defeat The Nationals

The WDC Construction White Sox defeated the Fitchburg Nationals by the score of 16-3 in Division 3 Babe Ruth League action.

 

The hitting stars for the Nationals were Zach Barbagallo who broke up a perfect game by the White Sox pitchers in the 4th inning with a solid base hit,  Cody Murphy with a double and run scored and Myles Callahan who added an RBI single.

 

The Nationals next game is Saturday, April 27th.

 

Fitchburg Nationals at Donahue Limo Mariners Apr 27 2013 1:00PM Leominster Babe Ruth / Upper

 

BOX SCORE

 

Nationals Team Leaders

 

 

 

 

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SERRANO, DESCOTEAUX HELP WOLFPACK IMPROVE TO 2-0.

 

The Fitchburg Wolfpack improved to 2-0 in Division 2 Babe Ruth League action on Saturday with a 7-6 victory over the Wolverines.   James Descoteaux hit a long 3-run homer over the 325 foot marker in left field to give the Wolfpack the lead in the 3rd inning.  Andy Serrano was the starting and winning pitcher, striking out 5 batters over 4 solid innings. Austin Doyle pitched the final 3 innings, striking out 2 while earning the save.

 

For the second straight game, Fitchburg again had many hitting stars.  Decoteaux who hit the long 3 run homer added a single. Andy Serrano was again a threat on the bases, scoring 3 runs and reaching base 3 times. David Garcia had 2 singles, a walk and 2 RBI. Andrew Cruz had 2 base hits, a walk and a run scored, Mike Goss had 2 base hits and a walk, Miguel Velasquez had a single, a walk and scored 2 runs and Kyle Leger had a single, walk and run scored.

 

Andy Serrano who not only had a great game pitching and hitting but was also the defensive player of the game making a great catch on a popup behind 3rd base while playing shortstop and also threw a strike home as the cut-off man to nail a runner trying to tag up from 3rd base.  Kyle Leger was once again great behind the plate.

 

BOX SCORE

 

WOLFPACK LEADERS

 

Tuesday's game was postponed. The next game for the Wolfpack is Friday, April 26th.

 

DMH Electrical Sun Devils at Fitchburg Wolfpack Apr 26 2013 6:30PM Leominster Babe Ruth / Upper

 

Fitchburg Wolfpack at Dombrowski, Aveni & Bunnell Irish

Apr 27 2013 10:00AM Leominster Babe Ruth / Lower (Pin Canavino Field)
     

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The Fitchburg Nationals lost to the Proctor Excavating Yankees on Saturday by a score of 11-6 in a Division 3 game.

 

Sage Bray who pitched 3 solid innings was the hitting star of the game with 2 singles, a stole base and 2 runs scored. Other hitting stars were Matt Kalinowski with 2 singles and an RBI,  Cody Murphy with a single, stolen base and 2 runs scored and Myles Callahan with a walk, RBI and run scored.

 

 

Nationals BOX SCORE

 

The Nationals next game is Saturday, April 27th:

 

 

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DESCOTEAUX LEADS WOLFPACK TO OPENING DAY VICTORY

The Fitchburg Wolfpack win their opening game by a score of 13-3.  James Descoteaux was the starting and winning pitcher. James pitched 3 scoreless innings allowing just 2 base hits while striking out 3 batters. At the plate, James was one of many hitting stars as he reached base 4 times and scored 3 runs.

 

Offensively it was a total team effort as all 10 players chipped in with at least 1 run scored or 1 RBI.  Some of the other top performers were Miguel Velasquez who had a single, walk, 2 RBI and a run scored, Andy Serrano with a hustle RBI double, 2 walks and 3 runs scored, Kyle Leger with 2 base hits, a walk, RBI and run scored, and Mike Goss with a base hit, 2 walks, 2 RBI and a run scored.

 

The Wolfpack made several nice plays on defense but the defensive play of the game was turned in by catcher Kyle Leger.  On an outside pitch, Kyle dove to make the catch to not only prevent a wild pitch but he jumped up and threw out a base runner who was trying to steal 3rd base.

 

BOX SCORE

 

     

 

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The Fitchburg Wolfpack win their opening game by a score of 13-3.  James Descoteaux was the starting and winning pitcher. James pitched 3 scoreless innings allowing just 2 base hits while striking out 3 batters. At the plate, James was one of many hitting stars as he reached base 4 times and scored 3 runs.

 

Offensively it was a total team effort as all 10 players chipped in with at least 1 run scored or 1 RBI.  Some of the other top performers were Miguel Velasquez who had a single, walk, 2 RBI and a run scored, Andy Serrano with a hustle RBI double, 2 walks and 3 runs scored, Kyle Leger with 2 base hits, a walk, RBI and run scored, and Mike Goss with a base hit, 2 walks, 2 RBI and a run scored.

 

The Wolfpack made several nice plays on defense but the defensive play of the game was turned in by catcher Kyle Leger.  On an outside pitch, Kyle dove to make the catch to not only prevent a wild pitch but he jumped up and threw out a base runner who was trying to steal 3rd base.

 

BOX SCORE

 

 

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Fitchburg's Division 3 Babe Ruth league team, the Nationals, opened their season on Monday and lost to the Leominster Pirates by a score of 16-0. The score is a little mis-leading as all 16 runs scored with 2 outs including 15 runs in the 3rd and 4th innings combined.  Fitchburg also had some scoring chances, loading the bases 2 times including once with no outs.

 

There were some positives to build on for the Nationals.  Starting pitcher Sage Bray did an outstanding job allowing just 2 base hits in the first 2 innings. Sage had 1 strikeout and did not walk a batter.  Matt Kalinowski who pitched the final inning also did a great job by holding the Pirates scoreless in his 1 inning on the mound.

 

The hitting stars for Fitchburg were Ryan Floria and Myles Callahan who each reached base in both of their plate appearances, once by a base hit and once by a walk.

 

 NATIONALS - BOX SCORE    



 

 For Babe Ruth League rain out info, call 978 534-3415

 

 

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2013 CAL RIPKEN DRAFT RESULTS

Name

Age

2013 Major League Team

2012 Minor League Team

Rocco Arciprete

12

Yankees

None

Sean Barry

9

Yankees

Mid Town Beef

Tyler Bedard

10

Yankees

Red Raiders

Jaxon Carroll

9

Yankees

Mid Town Beef

Sean King

11

Yankees

Red Raiders

Michael Shea

9

Yankees

Red Raiders

Collin Dudek

9

Tigers

Mid Town Beef

Daniel Dudek

11

Tigers

Mid Town Beef

Brayden Gendron

10

Tigers

I.C. Credit Union

Jayson Pitts

11

Tigers

Red Raiders

Tim Wade

10

Tigers

Red Raiders

Riley Gonynor

10

Red Sox

I.C. Credit Union

Robaer Lafleur

10

Red Sox

Buffalo Wild Wings

Enzo Marrone

11

Red Sox

Red Raiders

Giovanni Marrone

11

Red Sox

Red Raiders

Brian Sweeney

11

Red Sox (called up in ’12)

Red Raiders

Ryan Hammond

10

Indians

Red Raiders

Josh Leider

11

Indians

Buffalo Wild Wings

Aidan Ouellette

10

Indians

Ruel Electric

Tyler Thibodeau

9

Indians

Ruel Electric

 



 

 

 

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Nick Ouellette Named Major League MVP

 

Congratulations to the following for winning 2012 Fall Ball Awards. Winners were determined by assigning a point value to all the pitching and hitting stats.


MVP: Nick Ouellette had an incredible Fall Ball season, leading the team in almost every offensive category, placing near the top in the pitching categories and was amazing defensively. Damon Charette who also had a great season was the MVP runner-up followed by Mick Ginnity and Brian Sweeney. The top 4 in the MVP voting all played for the Red Sox in the spring season.

 

Offensive Player of the Year: Nick Ouellette had a near perfect season at the plate. After Nick’s first at-bat in the last game of the season he was 8 for 8 with 6 walks. Nick grounded out in his next at bat but still finished the season with an unheard of batting average of .818 and an on base percentage of .882. The nine year old Ouellette led the team in batting avg., on base pct., slugging pct., base hits, runs scored and RBI’s. Damon Charette and Mick Ginnity finished tied for 2nd for offensive player of the year.

 

Pitcher of the Year: Damon Charette was named pitcher of the year, edging out Nick Ouellette, Brian Sweeney and Anthony Silverio. Damon struck out 16 batters in just over 7 innings while showing great control.

 

Defensive Player of the Year: Nick Ouellette had a great season defensively, making amazing plays in center field, shortstop and was great behind the plate. Tai Le, Mick Ginnity, Damon Charette and Brian Sweeney also were under consideration for the award.

 

Rookie of the Year: Jaxon Carroll was named Rookie of the Year. Jaxon only played in a couple games but the eight year old made an impact in his limited action. Jaxon pitched great in 2 of the teams 4 victories striking out 7 batters while only allowing 1 base hit. At the plate he had a .500 on base percentage and also made a couple nice plays on defense.

 

Jack Mason Named Minor League MVP

 

MVP: Jack Mason edged Jayson Pitts and Tyler Bedard in a very close race to win the MVP award. Jack had a great all around season with a strong showing at the plate, on the mound and defensively. Jack also helped out by playing in a couple Major League games. Ryan Shea and Michael Cooper also had MVP calibur seasons.

 

Offensive Player of the Year: Tyler Bedard was named the top hitter of 2012. Tyler led the team in hitting with a .400 batting average and reached base safely 15 times in 18 plate appearances. Tyler also chipped in with 6 RBI's and scored 5 runs. Jack Mason, Jayson Pitts, Ryan Shea and Michael Cooper were also in contention for the award.

 

Pitcher of the Year: Jayson Pitts was named top pitcher in a very close race with Jack Mason. Jayson allowed the fewest runs per inning which included pitching 5 scoreless games out of 6. He also struck out 16 batters out of 17 outs recorded. Tyler Bedard and Ryan Shea also received some votes.

 

Defensive Player of the Year: Michael Cooper was the defensive player of the year for his outstanding work behind the plate as catcher. Coop saved us a bunch of runs over the course of the season by blocking so many pitches with runners on base. Others that had a great season defensively were Ryan Shea, Jack Mason, Riley Gonynor and Patrick Ginnity.

 

Rookie of the Year: Patrick Ginnity was the top Rookie on the team. Patrick played in the Cal Ripken Instructional League in the Spring and made a very impressive jump to the Minor League team. Patrick was the youngest player on the team and showed he has a very bright future playing baseball. Andrew Auger was the other rookie who had a good season and has a bright future.



Fitchburg Wins 2 to end Fall Ball Season

 

OCTOBER 27th --- Fitchburg’s Major League team defeated Westminster by a score of 8-1 and the Minor League team hung on to defeat Westminster by a score of 8-6 in the final Fall Ball games of the season. The Major League team finished with a 4-3 record while the Minor League team finished at 5-3.

 

In The Major League game, Fitchburg scored 3 runs in the first inning keyed by a single by Anthony Silverio, a double by Damon Charette and a triple by Mick Ginnity. Fitchburg added single runs in the 2nd, 4th and 5th innings and scored 2 runs in the 6th on a Nick Ouellette base hit. Westminster scored their lone run in the 5th inning.

 

The hitting stars of the game were Mick Ginnity who reached base all 4 times, Anthony Silverio with 2 hits and 3 runs scored, Damon Charette with 2 hits and 2 runs scored, Jacob Oja who reached base 3 times, Nick Ouellette with 2 hits and 2 RBI and Michael Bellar with 2 base hits.

 

9 year old Nick Ouellette who singled in the 1st inning to extend his season long streak of 14 straight times reaching base by hit or walk, finally made an out on a ground ball in the 3rd inning to end his perfect season. Ouellette finished the season 9 for 11 with 6 walks.

 

Mick Ginnity who was also one of the hitting stars was the winning pitcher, striking out the side in a no-hit 1st inning. Nick Ouellette pitched a 1-2-3 2nd inning. Brian Sweeney struck out 2 batters in a no-hit 3rd inning. Anthony Silverio struck out all 4 batters he faced in the 4th inning and first batter in the 5th inning. Damon Charette pitched a no-hit 6th inning, striking out 2 batters to finish the game.

 

Brian Sweeney and Anthony Silverio both made great plays on ground balls while Michael Bellar and Nick Ouellette both played great games at catcher.

 

In the Minor League Game, Tyler Bedard was the hitting star with 2 hits, a walk and a run scored. Andrew Auger and Brendan Bedard also had base hits while Tony Ferreira had 3 walks and a run scored and Jack Mason walked 2 times and a scored a run

 

7 year old Brendan Bedard finished the season with the most base hits and his brother Tyler finished with the highest batting average for the Minor League team.

 

Tyler Bedard was the winning pitcher, striking out 3 batters over the first 2 innings. Jayson Pitts struck out 3 batters in a shut-out inning and Riley Gonynor had 2 strikeouts in a shutout inning. Jack Mason entered the game in the 5th inning with an 8-6 lead and the base loaded and nobody out. He struck out all 3 batters he faced in the 5th to leave the bases loaded and he struck out all 3 batters he faced in the 6th inning to pick up the save.

 

Tony Ferreira made the defensive play of the game and Mike Cooper was once again tremendous behind the plate.

 

Click HERE for the October 27th Box Scores.



For more photos click HERE.

 

Photos taken by John Sweeney

Fitchburg Hangs on To Defeat Quabbin in Fall Ball

 

OCTOBER 21 --- Fitchburg came back from 5 runs down to defeat Quabbin by a score of 13-11 in a Major League Fall Ball game.

 

The star of the game for Fitchburg was once again 9 year old Nick Ouellette who is still perfect at the plate on the season going 2 for 2 with a walk, 1 RBI, 3 runs scored and a stolen base. Ouellette has now reached base in all 13 of his plate appearances this Fall Ball season. Ouellette also played a great game on defense making nice plays in center field, shortstop and catcher.

 

Zach Scott also went 2 for 2 with a walk, made a great catch at second base and struck out 3 batters in 2 innings of pitching. Jameson Carroll, Tai Le and Riley Gonynor each pitched in with a base hit.

 

Eight year old Jaxon Carroll was the winning pitcher, pitching the final 2 innings including a 1-2-3 sixth inning to end the game. Jameson Carroll pitched 2 strong innings, striking out 4 batters. Mick Ginnity, Jaxon Carroll and Tai Le all played a strong defensive game. 

 

Click HERE for box score vs Quabbin.

 

The final games of the Fall Ball season will be in Westminster on Saturday, October 27th as both the Minor and Major League teams will play at 3 PM.



Dunstable Edges Fitchburg in Extra Innings

 

OCTOBER 20TH --- Fitchburg’s Major League team lost to Dunstable by a score of 9-8 in a 7 inning game. Fitchburg played short-handed as 7 players were unable to make the trip to Dunstable.

 

The star of the game for Fitchburg was Nick Ouellette who remained perfect at the plate on the season going 4 for 4 with a walk, 2 RBI, 2 runs scored and 3 stolen bases. Ouellette has now reached base in all 10 of his plate appearances this Fall Ball season. Ouellette also played a great game defensively and struck out 5 batters in 2 innings of pitching.

 

Other top hitters were Damon Charette who hit a home run, drove in 2 runs and scored 2 runs, Brian Sweeney who went 2 for 3 with a double, walk and 2 RBI and Sam Robichaud with a double, walk, RBI and 2 runs scored.

 

Sweeney also pitched 2 shut-out innings, allowing 2 hits and no walks while striking out 2 and Tai Le made the defensive play of the game on a tough ground ball with the bases loaded and 2 outs in the bottom of the 6th inning to force extra innings.

 

Click HERE for the October 20th box score.

 

The Major League team plays again on Sunday, October 21st in Barre, MA versus Quabbin at 3 PM. The final games of the Fall Ball season will be in Westminster on Saturday, October 27th as both the Minor and Major League teams will play at 3 PM.

 



Fitchburg Drops Pair to Westminster in Fall Ball

 

OCTOBER 13TH---Fitchburg’s Minor League team lost to Westminster by a score of 13-3 and Fitchburg’s Major League team lost to Westminster 8-2 on Saturday.


In the Minor League game, Jack Mason and Tyler Bedard were the hitting stars for Fitchburg, each reaching base 3 times. Tony Ferreira and Ryan Shea each reached base 2 times.


Riley Gonynor, Ryan Shea, Tyler Bedard and Jack Mason pitched for Fitchburg and combined for 9 strikeouts. Michael Cooper, Ryan Shea, Tyler Bedard and Jack Mason were the defensive stars.


Jameson Carroll, Aidan Ouellette, Mick Ginnity and Damon Charette each had a base hit and walked for Fitchburg’s Major League team. Damon Charette recorded 5 strikeouts in 2 innings of pitching while Brian Sweeney and Jameson Carroll each struck out the side in their 1 inning of pitching. Jacob Oja made the defensive play of the game for Fitchburg.

 

Next up on the schedule is the Minor League team traveling to Baldwinville to play Narragansett on October 20th at 12 noon and the Major League team traveling to Dunstable for a 3 PM game on October 20th. The Major League team will also play in Barre vs. Quabbin on October 21st . 

 

Click HERE for October 13th Minor and Major League Box Scores.

 

Fitchburg Loses Fall Ball Minor League Game

 

OCTOBER 6-- Fitchburg’s fall ball minor league team was defeated by Pepperell on Saturday by a score of 9-2. The player of the game for Fitchburg was Riley Gonynor who reached base 4 times, pitched a shutout inning and made a couple great plays on defense.


On offense for Fitchburg, William Hammond, Andrew Auger, Mike Cooper and Jayson Pitts each reached base 2 times. Ryan Shea chipped in with a base hit and Hannah Bellar had a RBI.


Brendan Morrison, Riley Gonynor, Michael Cooper, Ryan Shea and Ryan Hammond all made great plays on defense.


In the fall ball major league game, Fitchburg jumped out to a 5-0 lead vs. Narragansett before the rain came in and ended the game in the bottom of the 2nd. In that game, Jameson Carroll hit a 2 run triple that just missed going out of the park. Jameson also was the starting pitcher and was off to a great start with 2 strike outs and 2 ground outs back to the pitcher without allowing a hit.


On Saturday, October 13th the minor league team will play in Westminster at 12 PM and the major league team will play in Westminster at 3 PM. 

 

Click HERE for October 6th Box Score

 

 

 

 




 

Fitchburg Minors Wins Fall Ball Game

 

Fitchburg’s Minor League Fall Ball team defeated the Lunenburg Giants on Saturday by a score of 15-9 to improve to 3-1 on the season.

 

The hitting star for Fitchburg was seven year old Brendan Bedard who had 2 base hits, walked twice and drove in 3 runs. Other hitting stars were Andrew Auger and Tony Ferreira who got on base 4 times and scored 2 runs each, Mike Cooper with a base hit and 3 RBI, Tyler Bedard , on base 3 times with 3 RBI, and Ryan Shea and Ryan Hammond, each with 2 runs scored while getting on base 3 times.

 

The pitching star for Fitchburg was Ryan Shea who was the starting and winning pitcher. Ryan retired all 6 batters he faced, 3 on strikeouts and 3 on ground balls back to the pitcher. Other strong pitching performances were turned in by Brendan Morrison and Ryan Hammond who each pitched a hitless inning with 2 strikeouts and Jayson Pitts who struck out the side in the final inning without allowing a run.

 

On defense the top performers were Ryan Shea, Brendan Morrison and Mike Cooper.

 

Click HERE for game box score

 

 

On Saturday, October 6th the Minor League team will travel to Pepperell to play a 12 PM game and the Major League team will travel to Baldwinville to play Narragansett in a 3 O’clock game.



 



Red Sox Edge Braves in Final Scrimmage Game 

 

SEPTEMBER 27th @ ANSIN PARK--- In the final scrimmage game of the Fall Ball season, the Red Sox defeated the Braves by a score of 5-4.

 

The Red Sox hitting stars were Colin Proctor with 2 hits, Zach Scott with a double and run scored, Mick Ginnity with a single, walk and run scored, Max Beaulac a single, RBI and run scored, Patch Ginnity had a single and reached base on a hit by pitch, Trey Scott a single and RBI and Jacob Oja and Brendan Morrison each walked and scored a run.

 

Zach Scott was the starting pitcher for the Red Sox and he struck out the side in his only inning. Jack Mason was the winning pitcher striking out 4 batters in 1 1/3 innings of no hit, shut-out ball

 

For the Braves, Jayson Pitts had a single and 2 RBI, Nick Ouellette a single and 2 runs scored, Michael Bellar and Sam Robichaud each walked and scored a run and Aidan Ouellette had a RBI.

 

The top pitchers for the Braves were Ryan Shea who struck out the side without allowing a run in his 1 inning of pitching and Michael Bellar who pitched a shut-out 1st inning with a strikeout.



Fitchburg Splits Fall Ball Pair


FITCHBURG - In the early game at Ansin Park on Saturday, The Leominster National Bombers defeated Fitchburg’s minor league team by a score of 16-12. In the late game, Fitchburg’s major league team out scored Lunenburg by a score of 5-2.

 

Minors - In the Minor League game, Fitchburg’s offense was led by Riley Gonynor who hit a home run. Mike Cooper and Brendan Morrison chipped in with 2 hits. Patch Ginnity had 3 RBI, Jayson Pitts and Cooper added 2 RBI each. Ryan Hammond, Gonynor, Tony Ferreira, Ryan Shea and Jack Mason each scored 2 times.

 

Jayson Pitts was the top pitcher, striking out all 4 batters he faced and Jack Mason pitched a strong 6th inning, striking out the side.

 

The defensive standouts were Riley Gonynor who turned an unassisted double play, Mike Cooper with another strong game behind the plate and Brendan Morrision at first base.

 

Majors - The major league game featured some very strong pitching and defense. Damon Charette was the starting and winning pitcher. Charette pitched 2 hit-less innings, striking out 3. Nick Ouellette entered in the 3rd inning and did not allow a hit or run, striking out the side. Max Beaulac was next and he pitched a 1-2-3 4th inning. Eight year old Jaxon Carroll making his debut at the major league level, pitched a shutout 5th inning, striking out 2 batters and Mick Ginnity came in to close out the game in the 6th inning.

 

On offense, Fitchburg was led by Nick Ouellette with a single, walk, 2 RBI and a run scored. Jaxon Carroll and Max Beaulac chipped in with a hit and Damon Charette walked twice and scored 2 times.

 

Sam Robichaud, Damon Charette, Nick Ouellette, Brian Sweeney and Tai Le all made great plays on defense.

 

On Saturday, September 29th Fitchburg will again play a minor/major league double header at Ansin Park. At noon it will be Lunenburg Minors at Fitchburg Minors and in the 3PM game it will be Quabbin’s major league team vs. Fitchburg’s Majors. This will be the last games at Ansin Park for the year. Fitchburg will close out the Fall Ball season with 4 road games in October.

 

Box Scores are posted HERE



Red Sox Edge White Sox 6-4

 

Sept 20th @ Ansin Park In the 5th and next to the last Fall Ball scrimmage game, the Red Sox defeated the White Sox by a score of 6-4. Next Thursday, September 27th will be our last scrimmage game at Ansin Park.


The Red Sox top hitters were Brian Sweeney, on base 2 times and scored 2 runs, Michael Bellar a single, walk, RBI and run scored, Colin Proctor with a single, walk and RBI, Tai Le with a single, RBI and run scored, Jack Mason 2 walks and a run scored, Damon Charette with 2 walks and Andrew Auger with a walk and RBI.

 

The White Sox were led by Zach Scott who had a triple, single, RBI and run scored, Nick Ouellette a single, walk and run scored, Patch Ginnity 2 walks and a run scored, Mick Ginnity a RBI double and Jayson Pitts with a base hit.

 

The Red Sox pitchers were led by Brian Sweeney and Damon Charette who each had 2 strikeouts and for the White Sox, Max Beaulac struck out 2 batters.



Pitch, Hit and Run Contest

FITCHBURG – On Saturday afternoon we held a pitch, hit and run contest at Ansin Park for the Fall Ball players. The overall Champions were Jaxon Carroll in the 7-8 year old division, Max Beaulac in the 9-10 year old division and in a very close finish Damon Charette won the overall in the 11-12 year old division.

 

In the 7-8 year old division, Jaxon Carroll swept the board winning all 3 events. Brendan Bedard finished 2nd overall and Tony Ferreira finished 3rd.

 

Max Beaulac won the hitting and running in the 9-10 year old division and he also finished in a tie for 1st in the pitching contest with Tyler Bedard and Brian Sweeney. Aidan Ouellette finished 2nd overall and Sam Robichaud earned the 3rd place finish.

 

After the pitching and hitting contests in the 11-12 year old division, there were 4 players all within a few points of each other and it would come down to who was the fastest of the 4. The players in the hunt for overall Champion were Tai Le who won the pitching contest, Jameson Carroll who won the hitting contest and also Damon Charette and Anthony Silverio who did well in both the pitching and hitting. The fastest ended up being Damon who won the divison, followed by Anthony Silverio who finished 2nd overall and Jameson Carroll 3rd.

 

Click HERE for results.



FITCHBURG – In the second game of the Fall Ball baseball season, Fitchburg’s minor league team defeated Westminster 2 by a score of 8-6 to improve their record to 2-0.

 

The key to the game was the strong pitching by Ryan Shea, winning pitcher Tyler Bedard, first time pitcher Patrick Ginnity, Jayson Pitts and finally Jack Mason who came in to strike out the side in the final inning for the save. In the game Pitts and Ginninty also struck out the side without allowing a hit or a run.

 

On offense, Andrew Auger led the way with a base hit and 2 runs scored. Tyler Bedard walked 3 times and scored a run. Michael Cooper, Patrick Ginnity, and Tony Ferreira each reached base 2 times.

 

The defensive stars were Michael Cooper and Ryan Shea who were very solid behind the plate and also Jack Mason who made a great play on a grounder to 3rd base to get an out.

 

Next Saturday the minor league team will play Leominster National 2 at Ansin Park at 12 PM and the major league team will host Lunenburg at Ansin Park at 3 PM.

 

Click HERE for Fitchburg’s box score.



Thursday’s Scrimmage Game 4-4 Tie

 

Sept 13th The Cardinals rallied down 4-0 to score 4 runs in the final inning to tie the 4th Scrimmage game 4-4. This is the 2nd consecutive week that the game has ended in a tie.

 

The Phillies top hitters were Nick Ouellette with a RBI double, Sam Robichaud with a single, RBI and run scored and also Mike Ginnity with a single, run and RBI.

 

The Phillies got some good pitching from Nick Ouellette 1.1 IP, 0 runs and 2 K, Sam Robichaud 1.1 IP, 0 runs and Jayson Pitts and Brendan Morrison each pitched 2/3 IP with no runs and a K.

 

Jack Mason and Jaxon Carroll each had 2 hits for the Astros. Max Beaulac, Tai Le and Zach Scott also chipped in with a base hit.

 

Zach Scott struck out 4 batters in 1 inning. This is a rare feat that was also accomplished last week by Anthony Silverio. Jack Mason pitched a shutout inning with 2 strike outs. Jaxon Carroll pitched a shutout inning with a K and Trey Scott struck out 2 batters in 2/3 of an inning.

 

There were some nice defensive plays made by Brendan Morrison, Jacob Oja, Sam Robichaud, Nick Ouellette, Tai Le, Mike Ginnity and Patrick Ginnity.  

Opening Day: Fitchburg – Leominster Split

Sept 8th - at Ansin Park, Fitchburg’s Minor League team defeated Leominster National’s Minor League team by a score of 9-8. In The Major League game, Leominster National defeated Fitchburg 11-8.

 

In the Minor League game, Jack Mason was the winning pitcher and Tyler Bedard pitched the final 2 outs to earn a save. Jack pitched 2 innings, allowing 0 hits, 0 runs and striking out 6 batters. Tyler entered the game in the final inning with 1 out and the bases loaded and struck out 2 batters to get the save.

 

The hitting stars for Fitchburg Minors were Ryan Shea who had 2 hits, a walk, a run scored and a RBI. Jack Mason walked 3 times, scored a run and had a RBI. Jayson Pitts had a single, 2 walks, 2 RBI and scored a run and Brendan Bedard had a single, RBI and run scored.

 

Brendan Morrison at 1B and Ryan Shea at catcher were the defensive Stars for Fitchburg Minors.

 

In the Major League game, The top pitchers for Fitchburg were Brian Sweeney who pitched the first 2 innings and only allowing 1 run, Damon Charette who pitched a shut out inning striking out 3 batters and Nick Ouellette who struck out both batters he faced.

 

The offensive stars for Fitchburg Majors were Mike Ginnity and Nick Ouellette who both walked 3 times and scored 2 runs. Tai Le, Jacob Oja and Aidan Ouellette each had a base hit.

 

The defensive star of the Major League game was Nick Ouellette who made 2 great catches in centerfield and also made a nice play at 2B. Sam Robichaud at catcher and Brian Sweeney at SS also played a great defensive game.

 

Click HERE for box scores



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  • Dad (Sunday, September 29 13 09:31 am EDT)

    Wow!!!Can I have their autographs?
    Love,Dad

 

 

 

 

 

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Pictured from left to right (top row) Brayden Gendron, A.J. Guimbard. Jaxon Carroll, Edwin Santana, Michael Cooper, Sean Barry (bottom row) Ryan Murnane, Jack Mason, Nick Ouellette, Patrick Ginnity, Connor Mignault, Jorge E. Gaitan. (not pictured, Aidan Ouellette)

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