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2009-04-18 giants:13 athletics:11
The Giants and A's met for the first time this season, and proved that any game of theyear can be great. The A's struck first with a run in the 1st on a hit by CJ Mellen. Cam Paquette of the Giants shut the A's by striking out the last 2 batters. The Giants came out firing with 4 runs thanks to a GRAND SLAM by Nic Stockman. The A's came back with 5 runs of their own, on hits by Zac Clancy and Noah Telerski. CJ Mellen of the A's shut down the Giants in the 4th by striking out the side. The A's took a commanding lead with a double by Sid Ganguri. Down 11-8, the Giants came up for their final at bat. Hits turned in by Neysa Ouellette, Nathan Lowell scored some runs, with the come from behind win on an awesome clutch hit by Derek Dunbury....the Giants win, the Giants win...13-11.
2009-04-18 blue jays:8 astros:16
Opening Day for the AAA Blue Jays and the AAA Astros was full of excitement and anticipation. The Teams took the field and from the first pitch both teams were looking great. Ryan Kozyra opened for the blue Jays while Ravi Patel opened for the Astros. Both teams kept the score only 1-1 after the first inning. The Astros made a great play by catcher Adam Robinson throwing out a steal to 2nd baseman Harper Niven. In the Second the Astros came alive for a 5 run streak including a great double By Thomas Lessard while the Astros held the Jays to only one run thanks to a saving catch by Jay Patel in Center Field. The Third inning brought another great rally from the Astros with some great hits by Jacob Wilcox, Adam Robinson, Pranav Prabhala with a triple and Ben Morin. This also brought out the heavy Pitching and Catching Duo of Alec juknievich and Tom Lessard by saving the inning with an out at home during a steal attempt by the Blue Jays. The 4th and 5th inning the Blue Jays came back with 7 runs and held the Astros down to only 3 more runs thanks to some Awesome Pitching by Alex Amigo who struck out 4 batters in 2 innings. Ryan Kozyra had 2 hits during those innings helping the Blue Jays along. The Fifth inning was the start of another rally for the Astros which was quickly extinguished by Carter Cormier with a diving catch in Center field robbing Pranav Prabhala of another double. The Final score was Blue Jays 8 and the Astros 16. All of the boys played very well and had a great time.
2009-04-18 cardinals:6 rockies:20
The Rockie's got strong pitching from Spencer Durand and Zack Finkelstein as they beat the Cardinal's 20-6 on Opening Day. Every member of the Rockie's scored at least one run each, with Jacob Keysley scoring three runs. The offense was potent as the Rockie's banged out 14 hits, with Vincent Annichiarico and Sahil Shah leading the way with three hits apiece. Myles Johnson and Stephen McLendon (2 hits) had back-to-back triples and Durand also pitched in with 2 hits on the day.
Cardinals, Matt Savoia started us off with a double in the first inning. Owen Mooso made an incredible grab/out at the catcher's position today, ripping off his helmet and catching the ball at home plate. Tyler Arnesen also made a great play tagging the runner out at second base, on a steal from first. Devin Gates pitched his first game today and threw some incredible pitches for his first outing.
Ben Lugo had a double and RBI today.
2009-04-19 athletics:4 cardinals:11
The Nashua Cardinals played the Athletics this Sunday. This was the second game played over the Opening weekend for AAA Baseball. The game was full of excitement and anticipation between both teams.
Austin Long pitched the first three innings for the Cardinals and really set the tone for the game. Cathing for Austin was Owen Mooso, who made some incredible plays from at the catcher's position.
Michael Oliver shut down the Cardinals in the 6th with two strikeouts and a 1-3 assist to Noah Telerski at 1st.
Cameron Bisson had 2 singles and a run scored in 3 at bats.
Nathan Fallon singled and scored and anchored the team behind home plate for 4 innings.
Siddarth Ganguri struck out 3 in a scoreless 4th inning.
Tyler Arnesen also pitched three great innings, and made a double play for the Cardinals. Anthony Yan also got his first hit of the season, along with Jimmy Shelly. Matt Savoia also had two RBI's today, totalling three for the season.
Overall, a great game played between both teams, all the boys and girls played well and had fun. We look forward playing the A's again soon. The final score was, Athletics 4, and the Cardinals 11.
2009-04-19 astros:11 rockies:15
The Rockies improved to 2-0 on the early season by defeating the Astros 15-11 in front of a sell-out crowd at Dube Field. Each team scored early and often before the Rockies put it away with a 7 run fifth inning. Nick Herbert paced the Rockies with a triple and played tremendous defense as catcher. Anshul Kamdar made the defensive play of the game as he tracked down a long fly ball in center field. Player reaching base safely twice included: Tyler Gouveia, Stephen McLendon, Thomas McLendon, Spencer Durand, Vincent Annicchiarico and Myles Johnson.
For the Astros, opening pitcher Alec Juknievich struck out 4 batters in 2 innings and allowed only 1 run. The offense stars included a HR hit by Harper Niven in the 2nd and Alec Juknievich in the 5th. Defensively, a great save at home by Ben Morin and Anish Vedantham. A strong start by the Astros by holding the lead in the first 3 innings but the Rockies came alive late to get the narrow victory.
2009-04-19 blue jays:1 giants:14
The Blue Jays hosted the Giants on a perfect day for baseball. Carter Cormier of the Blue Jays got the start, and he didn't disappoint. Carter faced 4 batters striking out 3 to start the game. Overall he had 7 strikeouts in 4 strong innings. Nic Stockman of the Giants answered the challenge with a great game of his own, striking out 10. This was definitely a pitcher's duel for the first 4 innings. The Blue Jays' Ryan Kozyra continued his hit streak for the second straight game, while Rikin Kamdar knocked his first hit of the season to right field. The Giants broke it out in the late innings with hits from Cam Paquette, Nathan Lowell, Pranav Gopan, and the only double of the day by Travis Martin. The offensive star of the day was Andrew Penkala who went 3-3, with a walk, 3 Runs, 2 RBI and a stolen base.
2009-04-23 athletics:3 blue jays:15
The A's and Blue Jays met on a breezy night at Lower Shady Park. Both teams were hungry for their first win of the young season. The Blue Jays started the game getting one run in the Top of the first from Jay Patel. However, A's starter Tyler Bernard struck out 3 Jays of the batters to quiet the rally. The A's Countered with a run of their own in the Bottom of the inning on consecutive hits from CJ Mellon and Zach Clancy, but Jay Patel stopped them cold, snaring a fly ball in Left Centerfield to end the inning. The Blue Jays bats got busy in the second banging out hits from Sri Kumar, John Chacon and Rikin Kamdar while plating 6 runs. The A's came right back with two of their own in the Bottom of the second on good base running and a hit from Tyler Bernard. The Jays struck for 7 more in the 3rd on hits from Ryan Kozyra and Sri Kumar. The A's tried to rally in their half of the inning on a hit from Michael Oliver and a walk to Nick Quadros, but Rikin Kamdar caught a liner from Noah Telerski and Jays Starter Carter Cormier bore down to strike out 2 A's with runners in scoring position to finish his 3 innings with 6 K's. The Jays added an insurance run in the 4th on Rikin Kamdar's second Hit. Alex Amigo came in to relieve in the Bottom of the 4th and got great Fielding from Michael Fournier and Jay Patel to close out the game.
2009-05-06 giants:13 astros:7
The Giants and Astros met for the first time this season, and it was a hard fought game all the way to the end.
The Astros led off the top of the first with 1 run on a hit by Adam Robinson. The Giants scored 2 in the bottom of the 1st, on a hit by Andrew Penkala. Neither team scored in the second inning. The Astros smacked out 4 runs in the 3rd, on hits by Anzor Khadaev, Adam R and Alec Juknievich. The Giants stormed back with 3 runs of their own, while Chaz Magras picked up his first RBI of the season. Going into the bottom of the 5th, the Giants held a slight 8-7 lead. With key hits from Cameron Paquette and Neysa Ouellette, plus some very smart baserunning from the team, the Giants padded their lead, making it 13-7. Giants Closer Derek Downing came in at the top of the 6th. Derek shut down the Astros by striking out 3 of the 5 batters he faced.
Stars of the game:
Nicolas Stockman faced 20 batters, striking out 11.
Cam Paquette (Giants)went 1-1 with 2BB, 3runs, 2SB.
Andrew Penkala (Giants) went 2-2 with 1BB, 2runs, 2SB.
Adam Robinson (Astros) went 2-2 with 1BB, 2runs, 2SB.
Anzor Khadaev (Astros) went 1-1 with 1BB, 2runs, 1SB.
This was the best game of the season so far. We look forward to facing each other again.
2009-05-08 athletics:12 rockies:14
You would not have expected much scoring after a 2 week layoff but the A's and Rockies put on an offensive show as they belted out 29 hits between them and the Rockie's hung on to win last night 14-12 before a packed house at Lower Shady.
For the A's, CJ Mellen pitched awesome pounding the strike zone with fast balls and keeping the Rockie's off balance. CJ also contriubted at the bat, contributing 2 hits on the night. The A's had many offensive stars in their balanced attack as Noah Telerski had 2 hits, Nicholas Quadros had 3 hits, Zachary Clancy had 2 hits, Siddarth Ganguri had 2 hits, Nathan Fallon has 3 hits and Matthew Caplan had 2 hits.
For the Rockie's, Spencer Durand surrendered only 2 runs while pitching the first 3 innings and also came up with 3 hits of his own. The defensive star of the game was Myles Johnson who made two terrific running catches in the outfield to preserve the victory. He also did a post-game back-flip that sent the crowd home cheering... Myles also walked twice and scored two runs to help the cause. The Rockie's had their share of offensive stars as well as they banged out 12 hits. Nicholas Herbert slammed 2 hits on the night. Zachary Finkelstein collected his first hit of the young season and came in to pitch the last inning and close it down!! No hit was bigger than a two out single from Mason Moore that drove in two runs and made the difference in this one. Great job by all the kids in this offensive game...
2009-05-09 rockies:2 blue jays:7
The Blue Jays and Rockies met for the first time this season on Saturday evening at Dube Field. The Jays attempted to jump out to an early lead in the first inning but the Rockies cut down an errant Blue Jay runner at the plate. It remained a pitcher's duel through two innings with the score knotted at 0-0 with Blue Jays starter Zack Finklestein matching Jays starter Carter Cormier pitch for pitch with 9 of the first 12 outs coming on strikeouts. The Jays opened the scoring in the top of the third relying on patience at the plate and heads up base running as John Chacon, Riley Bourque and Ryan Kozyra Scored on 2 walks bunched around Riley's hit. The Rockies finally got on the scoreboard in the 4th as Ty Gouviea scored their first run, but the Jays stopped the rally cold with Carter and Alex Amigo combining to make a heads-up play at the plate to catch a Rockies runner. Jay Patel added another run for the Jays in the top of the fifth on a walk and aggressive base running. Carter was finished after pitching 4 strong innings allowing only 2 hits with 9 strikeouts and handed the ball to the Jays bullpen and Ryan Kozyra who closed it out pitching two effective innings, helping himself out defensively assisting on 4 of his 6 outs. Rockies pitchers were also strong and effective as Zack, Anshul Kamdar and Sahil Shah struck out 13 Blue Jays. The Jays added three insurance runs in the top of the 6th to put it away, with Riley leading off with a triple to deep right and Carter and Rikin Kamdar chipping in with hits. A well played game on both sides. The two teams meet again in their next game this Thursday.
2009-05-09 cardinals:9 giants:8
A great game was played between the Cardinals and Giants this Saturday May 9th, 2009.
The Cardinals took the field a few players short that day, but they ended up playing the best game of the season. Jimmy Shelly pitched the game of his life Saturday, he struck out 7 out of 15 batters. Derin Josephson also played an incredible game. She drove in an RBI, made an out on second and came alive in the 5th inning. Both Jimmy and Derin recieved game balls that afternoon. Matt Savoia made three outs at first with an incredible dive for a ball near the first base line. Anthony Yan hit two incredible hits that day as well with two RBI's.
For the Giants, Derek Downing was 2 for 3 with two RBI's. Joey Early was 1 for 2 with two RBI's. Cameron Paquette and Nic Stockman both hits doubles that day against the Cardinals. Chaz Magras went 2 for 2 with a run scored. Lastly, Neysa Oullette had a an incredible game and threw out runners stealing at 3rd base and hit the ball almost out of the park!
Overall, this was the kind of baseball game that all teams should play. It came down to the last out, we are looking forward to playing the Giants again soon. They played like champions that day!
2009-05-09 athletics:12 astros:3
The A’s and Astros played a great game with The A’s coming out on top 12-3. The game was closer than the score suggest. The A’s had 15 hits and all players had at least 1 hit and all either scored a run or drove in a run. Great pitching by C.J., Nick and Michael with Kevin having 3 RBI’s , Zac, Siddarth, Noah and Cam and others had multiple hits and Nathan and Matt led the way on the base paths with stolen bases. Phillip gave us support from the dugout recovering from an injury. For the Astro’s Alec Juknievich’s awesome 3 catches in the game. Matthew Kaufman’s hard hit to Right Center. Great relief pitching by Harper Niven after Thomas Lessard held the hits at bay for 3 innings. 2 outs at 3rd base by Ravi Patel keeping the lead runners from make it home.
2009-05-14 blue jays:13 rockies:1
The Rockies and Blue Jays met for the second of two games in less than a week on a rain swept night at Lower Shady field. The Rockies were looking to split the two game series while the Jays were looking to sweep. Jays Starter Carter Cormier Held the Rockies Bats silent in the top of the first. The Jays bats came out booming in the bottom of the inning as Riley Bourque set the tone leading off with a deep double to left field as the Jays plated 6 runs on 8 hits highlighted by Carter's deep triple to center field. The Rockies tried to get one back in the top of the second on a single by Sahil Shah and two walks but Jays Catcher Ryan Kozyra and Shortstop Alex Amigo pulled off a trick play to nab a Rockies runner at the plate. Rockies Starter Spencer Durand settled down in the bottom of the 2nd and held the Jays scoreless thanks to his defense as the Rockies caught two fly balls with runners on. In the Top of the 3rd Blue Jays reliever Alex Amigo came on and mowed down the Rockies on 3 straight strikeouts. Alex also started the Jays rally in the bottom of the inning by walking and stealing 3 bases as the Jays added 4 more runs on 4 walks, a hit batter and Riley's second double of the game. The Rockies got one back in the top of the 4th on an infield single by Jacob Keysley and some heads up base running, Alex quickly settled back into a groove and struck out the next 3 batters. The Jays were held scoreless in the bottom of the inning as the rain fell harder. Riley came on to pitch the top of the 5th and kept the Rockies Bats at bay thanks to a double play by who else, but Alex Amigo. The Jays added 3 more insurance runs in the Bottom of the 5th to close it out. Good sportsman ship abounded, despite the weather. The Blue Jays pitchers dominated again with 10 strikeouts allowing only 4 hits. The Jays offense was also on a roll as every batter scored at least 1 run and they banged out 13 hits . Rikin Kamdar had 3 hits, while Michael Fournier and Ryan Vermette each got their first two hits of the season. Ben Swain, Jay Patel and Singin Doeurk were each on base 3 times. The two teams face off again on May 30th.
2009-05-15 athletics:12 astros:11
Another close game between the A’s and the Astro’s resulted in The A’s coming out on top with a clutch double by Zac Clancy to drive in the winning run in the bottom half of the last Inning after the Astro’s tied the game up in the top half hits by Tom, Mark, Pranav, and Anish to drive in 3. Ravi Tom and Matt did the pitching for the Astro’s while Siddarth, C.J. and Zac handle things on the mound for the A’s clutch at bats by Nathan, Matt, and Zac led the way for the A’s
2009-05-16 giants:13 athletics:5
The A's and Giants met for the second time in this young season. Travis Martin got the start for the Giants. Travis held the A's to 3 runs. Travis did have to work out of a Jam in the 2nd inning while the A's were attacking the ball. The A's Noah Telerski, Nic Quadros, Nathon Fallon, and Michael Oliver all hit singles, while Cameron Bisson smacked a double, raking in two RBI. The A's starter kept the Giants quiet, striking out 5 of the 10 batters he faced. The Giants came alive in the middle innings with Nate Lowell smacking a nice double, and Cam Paquette crushing a 2 RBI triple, followed next inning by a beautiful 2RBI double from Neysa Ouellette. Awesome defensive plays by Cam Paquette making a great running catch in center, saving 2 runs from scoring. Kevin Barrows made a fantastic catch in center, and scooped a short-hop fireball at second base. In the end, The Giants came out victorious on a hard fought game. Offensive Stars for the Athletics were Noah Telerski (3 for 3), Nathan Fallon (2 for 3), and Cameron Bisson with that rbi double. The offensive stars for the Giants were the whole team, since every Giant reached base at least once...with special notes to Cam Paquette for the triple, Nate Lowell for the double, Neysa Ouellette for the double, Chaz Magras, and Andrew Penkala for turning in another 3 for 3 day. (that's 10 straight at bats that Andrew has reached base.) Congratulations to everyone on a great game.
2009-05-16 cardinals:0 rockies:10
After a two game losing streak, the Rockies got just what they needed off the arm of Zack Finkelstein as he pitched a complete game 2-hitter while striking out 15 batters in the Rockie's 10-0 victory over the Cardinals yesterday at Lower Shady. Zack was simply AWESOME as he continued to pound the strike zone and pitched himself a masterpiece. Said Zack following the game, "it was a total team effort"!!!
The Cardinals had a couple of defensive highlights as Owen Mooso caught a fly ball in Right field and also robbed Tyler Gouveia with a line drive out that brought everyone to their feet. Matt Savoia also played a great game at first base and also hit the balol well all day. Austin Long pitched the final 4 innings for the Card's and really impressed everyone as he silenced the Rockie's bat after a quick start. The "crafty" lefty finished with 8 strikeouts over 4 innings pitched. Awesome job Austin!!
The Rockies pounded out 8 hits and ten runs with Tyler Gouveia leading the charge with a pair of hits and a line drive out. Thomas McClendon also had 2 hits and hit a deep ball to right which Mooso grabbed... Jacob Keyslay continued to provide leadership at the leadoff position as he got on base all three times at bat and scored two runs.
The Rockie's had a highlight of their own as Vincent Annicchiarico made a running catch in the outfield and had the presence of mind to turn and throw a strike to second base to complete a double play. Possibly the defensive play of the year so far for the Rockies. Congratulations Vincent!!
2009-05-16 blue jays:5 astros:7
The Astros and the Jays took the field for a 2nd time this season. The first inning clearly went to the Jays as they took the lead with 4 runs on Walks and one Solid hit by Alex Amigo. Alec Juknievich held them back though for 3 innings with 8 K’s and catching a Fly ball in the 3rd inning. Despite a solid hit by Matthew Kaufman, Riley Bourque and Carter Cormier held the Astros to one run through the third inning. The Astros got a 2nd run in the 4th inning thanks to some aggressive base running by Anish Vedantham. The 5th inning the Astros took two more runs from the Jays thanks to some solid hits by Harper Niven and Pranav Prabhala. Harper Niven held the Jays down to only 5 runs after 5 innings, Score 5-4 Blue Jays going into the 6th inning and the Astros came out swinging. There were Solid Hits by Jacob Wilcox, Adam Robinson, and Matthew Kaufman to bring the score 5-7 at the Bottom of the 6th. Adam Robinson took the mound to hold the Jays at bay with soma assistance from Anzor Khadaev who caught a great hit in Center Field by Alex Amigo, and assisted play to First Base by Harper Niven and closing out the game with a strike out. All of the kids did a great job on the field and showed a solid determination to have fun and do their best.
2009-05-17 blue jays:5 giants:1
The Giants and Blue Jays played an awesome game on Sunday afternoon at Dube Field. Good pitching and great defense were displayed by both teams. Blue Jays Started Riley Bourque silenced the Giants Bats in the first with 2 Strikeouts. He then led the Jays offense in the bottom of the inning by walking and with great base running scored the first run. The Giants snuffed out the Jays rally with Derek Downing starting a double play at second and catching a Jays runner off first, Jays lead 1-0. In the second inning it was three Giants up and three down with the Jays Defense making two great plays in the field. The Jays bats came alive in the bottom of the inning when 7 batters came to the plate. Ryan Vermette banged out his first of two hits while Sri Kumar and Riley added hits as well and the Jays plated 2 runs. Jays Lead 3-0. The Giants were not going to lay down and quickly struck back for a run in the top of the third with a 2 out rally as two walks and a single by Nick Stockman made it Jays 3 Giants 1. The Giants slung the leather in the bottom of the inning as they kept the Jays off the board thanks to a Nick Stockman/ Neysa Oullette doubly play at first base. Alex Amigo came on to pitch for the Blue Jays and kept the Giants off the board with two strong shutouts inning giving up only one hit, a double by Nate Lowell. Meanwhile the Jays added two insurance runs, one in the fourth on an Alex Amigo RBI single scoring Ben Swain and one in the fifth on Ryan Vermette's RBI single Scoring Ryan Kozyra who had blasted a double to deep right field. Carter Cormier came on to close out the sixth inning for the jays and promptly got 3 great defensive plays from himself and Riley to end the game. The Jays pitching staff held the Giants to 2 hits while walking only three, while both teams made play after play in the field as 21 of the 33 outs in the game came on fielding plays. The game was played in a tidy 1 hour 30 minutes.
2009-05-17 astros:14 rockies:12
After the rain settled and the Fields dried up, the Astros and the Rockies took the field to one of the most exciting games the Astros have played yet. Ravi Patel took the mound for the Astros and held the Rockies to only two runs in the first 2 innings, with 4 K’s and tag out at home. Spencer Durand took the mound for the Rockies, and the Astros took an early lead in the first inning with 5 runs thanks to great hits and aggressive base running by Matthew Kaufman, Adam Robinson, Alec Juknievich, Mark Zoda, Pranav Prabhala, and a slammer by Jacob Wilcox. The Rockies tied up the game in the 3rd inning with 3 runs off of walks and aggressive base running by Jacob Keyslay, Spencer Durand, and Seth Bridge. In the Fourth inning Spencer continued to hold The Astros at bay with 6 K’s. Ben Morin had a great hit, but was quickly fielded by the short stop and the throw narrowly beat him. Matthew Kaufman with only 1 walk kept the runs on the Rockies to a minimum with 1 run thanks to some help from his team including a nice play by Jacob Wilcox and Anzor Khadaev with a force at 2nd. Then both teams came out trying to get the runs in. The Rockies got 3 runs from Tyler Gouveia, Zack Finklestein and Vincent Annicchiarico. The Astros struck back with 1 Run of their own thanks to a solid steal to home by Adam Robinson. The 6th inning brought the Rockies 3 more runs despite some very solid Pitching by Tom Lessard who had 6K’s and only 3 walks in 2 innings. This brought the Score 7-12 with the Rockies in the lead. The Astros had one last chance to make their run for it, and they did!! With Solid hits by the whole team, and Adam Robinson coming to bat as the last batter of the inning hits an in park Home Run driving in Anzor Khadaev as the winning run and sliding into home himself as the ball bounced dramatically off of his helmet to end the Game 14-12 Astros. It was truly a nail bitter of a game to the end, and all of the kids played a great game and continued to show great sportsmanship throughout.
2009-05-18 blue jays:15 cardinals:3
The Blue Jays and Cardinals met to make up a rained out contest at Lower Shady on a Monday night. Weather was not a factor in this game. The Cards jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the top of the first on hits from Jimmy Shelly, Matt Savoia, Austin long, Anthony Yan and Patrick Bue. The Jays Batters got 3 in the bottom of the first to roar right back on aggressive base running and hits from Alex Amigo, Carter Cormier, Michael Fournier and Rikin Kamdar. Blue Jays Pitchers Alex Amigo and Michael Fournier kept the Cards bats silent in scoreless 2nd and 3rd innings as the Jays added one in the second on three walks and a crazy double play at third base by the cards to end a rally as three Jays ended up at or near third at the same time. In the third the Jays hitters exercised patience at the plate and tied together several walks and aggressive base running to take the lead 11-2. The Cards added one in the top of the 4th on a Bennie Lugo hit and his own aggressive base running. But in the bottom of the inning the Jays added another 4 on 4 straight hits. Michael Fournier ended the day (his Birthday) with 2 hits, 2 RBI and2 great innings pitched while Singin Doerk added his second hit of the season to go with some wild base running and 9 different Jays scored runs as they banging out 7 hits.
2009-05-21 rockies:10 athletics:6
The temperatures soared to over 90 degrees at game time and the Rockie's bats remained red hot as they pounded out 10 hits en route to a 10-6 victory over the A's at Lower Shady Thursday night. The Rockie's got solid pitching as Stephen Mclendon surrendered only 2 runs in 2 innings, Spencer Durand only 1 run in two innings and Zack Finkelstein three runs in 2 innings. All three pitchers managed to shrug off the heat and bring some heat of their own as they combied for 12 strikeouts on the night.
For the A's, they hit the ball very well all night long and kept it close until the Rockie's scored 4 runs in the 5th inning. CJ Mellen pitched very well in his two innings of duty striking out 3 Rockie's. The A's also played awesome defense especially in the infield where they recorded 5 ground ball outs over 5 innings. Pacing the offense for the A's included Noah Telerski who had 2 walks, a hit and two runs scored. CJ Mellen also came through with a hit and a walk. Nathan Fallon hit a "bomb" to right field for a stand-up double and would eventually score. Nick Quadros also delivered a double, walked and scored a run. Michael Oliver and Matthew Caplan also stroked base hits and made good contact at the plate throughout the night. The A's pounded out 7 hits.
For the Rockie's, the offense was paced by Spencer Durand who had 2 hits, a walk and three runs scored. He hit a ball that found the gap in right field and after some very good base-running, he turned a single into an "inside the park" homer!!! Tyler Gouveia also continued on his torrid hitting as he delivered 2 hits, a walk and 2 runs scored. Jacob Keyslay is an on-base machine as he wlaked, singled and scored 2 runs from the lead-off position. Thomas McLendon came through big time with 2 hits on the night. Also hitting the ball well on the evening was Zack Finkelstein who ripped a hard single to left and Anshul Kamdar who continues to hit well for the Rockies.
2009-05-22 giants:8 cardinals:8
This game was another great match up between the Cardinals and the Giants. The die hard fans saw a hard fought game that went 2 hrs, 15 minutes. The Cardinals led off with 3 runs in the top of the 1st, but Neysa Ouellette quickly shut the door with 3 straight K's. The Cardinals silenced the top of the Giants order. Darin Josephson made a fantastic catch on a deep shot to left center by Cam Paquette. Top of the second saw the Cardinals score another 3 runs on the second straight hit by Austin Long(Austin went 3 for 4 on the day with a double). The Giants started to come alive in the bottom of the 2nd with a booming RBI double by Travis Martin. The 3rd inning saw more defense with the Giants' Nate Lowell and Nic Stockman turning in stellar plays. Then the Cardinals' turned in a 1-2-3 inning on all fielding plays, including a catch in center field by Ben Lugo. The Card's also showed their arm strength, by gunning down Joey Earley trying to score from 1st, on a Chaz Magras double...ending the inning. Down 8-3, the Giants scored 4 runs in the 5th inning by smart base running, and an RBI sacrafice by Nate Lowell. Travis Martin came out for his 3rd inning on the mound and shut the Cardinals down again (Travis held the Cards to 1 run in 3 innings). This brings us to the bottom of the 6th. The Giants trail 8-7. The Giants scored to tie it up on another hit by Chaz. Or so the fans thought. Smart coaching from the Cardinals, appealed the play at home, and the runner was out for not touching the plate. With the crowd, players and coaches now on edge, Chaz stole 2nd, and then scored on an RBI Smash by Andrew Penkala. The Cardinal's Anthony Yan struck out the next 2 Giants' batters to end the game in fashion, and preserve an 8-8 tie. What an exciting game. These are some excellent ball players folks!
2009-05-23 giants:16 astros:4
On a much cooler day for baseball, the Astros and Giants had an opportunity to meet, and play with players from the American Defenders of Nashua. With huge smiles on every kid's face, we took to the field for the start of the game. Cameron Paquette started for the Giants, and kept the Astros off the board for the first 2 innings. The Giants bats were alive though. The first 2 innings saw powerful hits from Chaz Magras, Nic Stockman, Travis Martin and Nate Lowell. The Astros were determined to get runs back and smacked the ball around in the 3rd inning to score 4 runs on hits by Adam Robinson, Matt Kaufman, and Tom Lessard. Cameron worked his way out of the inning with 3 strikeouts to end with 6 k's on the day. The Giants didn't stop hitting, as the 3rd inning had an RBI double from Andrew Penkala, and Kevin Barrows with his first hit of the season, while reaping the rewards with an RBI. Kevin also had an RBI sac fly in the 2nd. The Astros showed some trickery and great fielding. It was Giants' runners on 1st and 3rd. Runner stealing second, Adam Robinson pops up and fires the ball. Giants runner on 3rd takes off for home...oh no!! trick play! Adam threw to Tom Lessard at SS, who fired a perfect strick back to Adam. Adam slapped the tag on the Giants runner for an out. WOW! Nic Stockman came on for the final inning and with 9 strikes in a row, he mowed down the side...1-2-3. Although everyone on the Giants contributed to this team win, the offensive stars were: Andrew Penkala (3-3, 1BB, 1SB, 3R, 2RBI) and Travis Martin (3-3, 1SB, 3R, 2RBI).
2009-05-23 rockies:4 athletics:17
The A’s and The Rockies met on a beautiful Saturday afternoon and had a great game. With timely hitting and great base running the A’s jumped off to a quick 5 run lead in the top of the first before being shutout in the second inning by some great pitching by Zack. The Rockies scored 3 runs in the third with back to back doubles from Vincent and Jacob before the Rockies exploded for 7 runs in the top of the fourth. C.J. pitched 2 scoreless / hitless innings for the A’s and Nick pitched to strong innings as well. Siddarth had 2 doubles and if not for a great play by the Rockies would have gone 3 for 3. Both teams displayed good sportsmanship and everyone had a great time playing ball
2009-05-23 cardinals:0 blue jays:9
The Cardinals and Blue Jays met for the second time this week, Saturday afternoon at Dube Field. The Blue Jays jumped out to a quick 3-0 lead in the top of the first. Leading the rally were Riley Bourque with a leadoff single , with RBI Singles from Carter Cormier and Ryan Kozyra and an RBI triple from Rikin Kamdar. Blue Jay Starting Pitcher Riley Bourque held the Card bats silent in the first inning with 2 strikeouts and a defensive gem from Ryan Vermette , who snared a hot line drive at second to open the game. Cardinals starter Jimmy Shelly struck out the Blue Jays in order in the top of the second to keep it close. The Cardinals tried to start a rally in the bottom of the inning on two walks and single from Tyler Arnesen, but Jay Patel caught a fly ball in center and Riley helped his cause grabbing a grounder and pop out to end the rally. The Jays came alive in the top of the third sending ten batters to the plate and scoring 6 with more aggressive base running and key hits from Riley Bourque, Rikin Kamdar, a triple from Alex Amigo and a 2 RBI single for last batter Singin Douerk. From there it became a pitcher's duel with Cardinals Patrick Bue and Austin Long throwing 3 shutout innings in relief while allowing only 2 hits and striking out 6. Blue Jays relievers Carter Cormier and Ryan Kozyra kept the Cardinals off the board as well , combining with Starter Riley Bourque to throw a six inning shutout two-hitter with 7 K's.
2009-05-24 athletics:4 blue jays:7
The A's and Blue Jays squared off on Sunday afternoon at Dube Field. The Jays wanted to continue their shutout innings streak from their pitchers while the A's were coming off their biggest offensive win the day before. The Blue Jays got their bats on the ball in the top of the first, however the A's defense made the plays and there was no score going to the bottom of the first. The A's also came out swinging, but the Jays defense matched them as well and we were scoreless heading in to the second. The second inning featured more defense from both sides as A's starter CJ Mellen matched Jays Pitcher Alex Amigo pitch for pitch. The A's brought Siddarth Ganguri to the mound for the third inning and he faired just as well as his predecessor getting defense behind him to keep the Jays off the scoreboard. The A's scratched out a run in the bottom of the third on hits from Noah Telerski and Nathan Fallon combined with good base running. We headed into the fourth with a real pitchers dual, A's leading 1-0. In the Top half of the fourth the Jays finally got on the board touching the A's for 3 and taking the lead on a hit from Rikin Kamdar and several walks. Blue Jay's reliever Riley Bourque held the lead in the bottom of the inning thanks to great defense up the middle by Carter Cormier and Ryan Kozyra. The Jays added 3 more in the top of the fifth, with their trademark aggressive base running and hits from Carter Cornier, Ryan Kozyra and an RBI ground out from Rikin Kamdar, while Ryan Vermette was on base for the 3rd straight time with a walk. The A's battled back in their half of the inning to cut the lead to 6-3 as hitters Nathan Fallon, Nicholas Quadros, Cameron Bisson and Phillip Justvig banged out key hits. Jay Alex Amigo stroked an RBI single in the top of the 6th for an insurance run to make it 7-3. The A's staged a two out rally in the bottom of the inning as Nathan Fallon stroked a double for his 4th hit of the day scoring CJ Mellen to cut the lead to three. But Blue Jay reliever Carter Cormier struck out the last A's batter to preserve the win. Both sides had great pitching, defense and swung hot bats in a great game.
2009-05-24 cardinals:14 astros:4
In the first inning the Astros
Adam Robinson and Tom Lessard were on base when Alec Juknievich unleashed a triple scoring both runners! Great Hit! The Cardinals came back in the 3rd. Austin Long, Devin Gates, Tyler Arnesan, John Carson, Jimmy Shelley and Patrick Bue all scoring. The Astros had good pitching from Tom Lessard. The Cardinals were lead by Tyler Arnesan, Jimmy Shelley and Devin Gates on the mound. Thay have played inspired baseball for their well respected Head Coach, Bob Arnesan. They have DEDICATED the rest of the season to Bob. We miss you Bob! GET WELL SOON. The players wanted me to pass along that they are doing their best just like you have taught them.
2009-05-24 giants:7 rockies:0
The Rockies and Giants met for the first time this season. With the Giants pitching staff worn thin, Nic Stockman took the mound, while the Rockies countered with "big gun" Spencer Durand. On strong defensive plays by Chaz Magras, and Neysa Ouellette, the Giants were able to get out of the first inning unharmed. Spencer started very well, snagging a line drive, and then a big k on the first 2 batters, but let up a couple walks and an RBI single by Travis Martin. The Rockies made a sweet play at home to end the inning and quiet the Giants' attack. Giants up 2-0. The Rockies' Thomas Mclendon cranked a single to start the 2nd inning. On the next batter, Nic Stockman made a great stop on a slap hit, turning and firing a strike to Cam Paquette covering 2nd base, and almost turning a double play. The Giant's defense held the Rockies again. Spencer Durand took matters into his own hands in the bottom of the 2nd by striking out the side. In the bottom of the 3rd, the Giants squeezed out 3 more runs on 4 straight hits. With the intensity rising, the 4th inning saw fancy glove work, as both teams were held scoreless. Fast forward to the top of the 6th. Neysa Ouellette comes on to close. With the Rockies mounting an attack, runners on 2nd and 3rd, Neysa worked 2 strikeouts, and the Giants caught a pop up to end it. Giants win. The Rockies' hits were by Zack Finkelstein (3-3 w/double), Tyler Gouveia, Sahil Shah, Thomas Mclendon, Nick Herbert and Anshul Kamdar. The Giants' Travis Martin (3-3 w/2RBI), Kevin Barrows, Chaz Magras and Neysa Ouellette had great games. Congratulations to Nic Stockman and Neysa Ouellette for pitching a shut out. Get ready fans, the Rockies and Giants square off again on Friday, May 29th. It should be another fantastic display of baseball.
2009-05-29 rockies:0 giants:12
After a couple hours of field prep by the coaches, the Giants and Rockies were able to take to the field for a rematch of last Sunday's shoot out. The Giants led of the top of the first with a couple runs. 2 straight plays were made by the Rockies' pitcher, Spencer Durand, by snagging comebackers at the mound, and firing to first for the outs. Travis Martin silenced the Rockies in the first by inducing a ground ball to SS, followed by 2 strikeouts. The Giants scored again in the top of the 2nd on a sharp hit by Pranav Gopan, but Spencer Durand quickly shut the door with 3 strikeouts to get out of the inning. Travis Martin took the mound again for the Giants. Travis issued a lead off walk to Tyler Gouveia, but the Giants' defense took charge on 3 great plays by Kevin Barrows and Neysa Ouellette. Stephen Mclendon was on the mound for the Rockies now. He issued a lead off walk to Nic Stockman who burned up the basepaths with 2 straight steals. The Rockies weren't going to stand for that. Their defense took over with 3 great plays in the field (one from SS, another from Stephen Mclendon and the other from Tyler G at 1st) to hold Nic on 3rd and keep the Giants from scoring. Cam Paquette came on for the Giants and again, received great defense from Derek Downing, Andrew Penkala and himself with a strikeout. The Giants went on a rampage in the top of the 4th, scoring 8 runs with a double from Pranav Gopan (2-2 on the day), an RBI single by Joey Earley, an RBI single by Nic Stockman, and capped off with a GRAND SLAM by Travis Martin (Travis went 2-3 on the day with 6 RBI). We would like to say congratulations to Travis Martin and Cameron Paquette for combining to pitch a NO HIT SHUT OUT! That's right sports fans..a No Hitter! I don't care what level you play at, you don't witness that event too often! Cam and Travis should thank their teammates though, as they made more than 80% of the plays in the field with no errors.
2009-05-30 giants:14 cardinals:1
The Cardinals and Giants met for the 3rd and final time this season. The Cardinals have had the Giants number in the first 2 games, but not today. Chaz Magras was starting pitcher for the Giants. He started fantastic, facing 4 batters, striking out 3. The Giants continued their torrid pace with a handful of runs, but Matt Savoia came back strong with 3 straight strikeouts to end the inning. The Cardinals started a rally in the top of the 2nd on smart base running by Devin Gates, and an awesome RBI single by Jimmy Shelley. Chaz took matters into his own hands, by getting all 3 outs on strikeouts. (Chaz faced 9 batters, and had 6 K's). After the Giants' Kevin Barrows scored in the bottom of the 2nd, the Cardinals stepped up their defense. The Cards' Owen Mooso made an amazing catch on a pop up at the plate, hopping up, twisting and running..what a catch! He then made an awesome throw to gun down Joey Earley trying to steal. Nic Stockman came on to pitch and kept the Cards silent, with a couple walks and 3 K's. The Giants mounted another attack with 5 straight hits by Nic Stockman, Derek Downing, Travis Martin, Pranav Gopan....and topped off with a powerful 2 RBI double by Neysa Ouellette. Jimmy Shelley of the Cardinals made all 3 outs this inning. 2 on K's, and the final out by snagging a rocket to his side, and firing a strike to first before the batter could even drop the bat. Not only did Jimmy finish strong on the mound, but then he crushes a monster double in the next inning. The Giants' finished strong with another 5 hits in the bottom of the inning. Congrats to the Cardinal's Jimmy Shelley for going 2-2 on the day with an RBI and that double. The Giants' offensive stars to note were: Chaz Magras (2-2, 2R, 1SB), Nic Stockman (3-3, 2R, 2RBI), Derek Downing (2-2, 2R, 1RBI, 1SB).
2009-05-30 athletics:12 astros:11
Under a beautiful clear blue sky the A’s and Astro’s met for the 3rd time this season and had another exciting duel to the last batter with the A’s eking out the win by a score of 12-11. Nick, Zac, Siddarth, and CJ handle the pitching for the A’s while Matt, Adam, Alec, and Tom mastered the mound for the Astro’s. After a scoreless top of the first the A’s struck for 5 runs with 3 timely hits by Noah, CJ, and Nick. The Astro’s came right back scoring 2 runs in the second and 4 runs in the third to take the lead 6-5. With hits by Anish, Pranav, and Ben along with great base running. In the bottom half of the 3rd, with Thomas pitching a great game, Nick worked a walk and stole 2nd 3rd, and home to manufacture a run while Thomas struck out the other 3 batters he faced.. The Astro’s struck for 5 Runs in the 4th with great base running and the A’s manufactured another run with Tyler Bernard working a walk and scoring on steals around the horn. With the time limit forcing the 5th inning to be the last the Astro’s came to bat with the lead 11-7. CJ took the mound for the A’s and was met by Adam launching a triple to centerfield. What followed that was a “strike’em out, thow’em out” double play with 2 assist to the catcher, Noah and the put out by CJ. The inning ended on the next batter and the A’s came to bat for the last time Scoring 4 runs on 5 hits the game came down to the 10th batter, bases loaded, score tied 11-11. Tyler was on third when the opportunity presented itself broke for home sliding in safe just under the tag allowing the A’s to walk off with the victory in what was one of the best games of the year.
2009-05-30 blue jays:4 rockies:3
Saturday afternoon at Dube field with the Blue Jay's hosting the Rockies. Jays Starter Alex Amigo kept the Rockies scoreless through the first two innings as his team manufactured a run in each frame on walks and heads up base running. In the third the Rockies got on the board with 3 runs to take the lead on 2 hit batters, 2 walks and a single form Jacob Keysley. The Blue Jays quickly tied the game in the bottom of the third on a Riley Bourque single. The Rockies tried to take the lead in the top of the 4th on hits from Spencer Durand and Thomas McLendon but the Jays defense nabbed the lead runner at third and Riley Bourque struck out the next two batters. Jays Cleanup Hitter Ryan Kozyra led off the bottom of the 4th with a single and took extra bases on a Rikin Kamdar groundout and scored on Michael Fournier's ground out, Jay take the Lead 4-3. The Rockies again tried to rally in the top of the 5th on two walks and a single from Anshul Kamdar, but a heads up play by Jays Catcher Alex Amigo on a passed ball nabbed a runner at the plate and reliever Carter Cormier struck out the last two batters. The Blue Jays then tried to add an insurance run in the bottom of the fifth with a two out rally on two walks and aggressive base running, but Rockies reliever Zach Finkelstein struck out the last Jay batter swinging. The Rockies put the ball in play in the top half of the sixth with 3 grounder balls to the infield but Carter and Ryan made the throws and the game was in the books as a Blue Jay win. Both teams played a good game with each having multiple chances to win the game.
2009-05-31 astros:0 blue jays:12
The Astros hosted the Blue Jays in an early A. M. matchup at Dube field on family day. The Jays bats came out swinging scoring 4 runs in the top of the 1st as the first 6 batters got on board with hits. The Hitters were Riley Bourque, Alex Amigo, Carter Cormier, Ryan Kozyra, Michael Fournier and Rikin Kamdar. The Astros also came out swinging the bats, but Blue Jay Second basemen Ryan Vermette recorded all 3 put outs in the bottom of the inning to keep the Astros off the board. Astros starter Adam Robinson Settled down in the top of the 2nd and got 3 straight Blue Jays batters, two with strikeouts looking. Riley Bourque returned the favor on the Astros in the 2nd and third with 3 Astros up and 3 down in each frame while striking out 4 and getting excellent defense from his teammate Ben Swain. Meanwhile the Blue Jay offense scratched out single runs in the 3rd and 4th inning on walks and good base running to take a 6-0 lead. Ryan Kozyra took over on the hill for the Blue Jays in the bottom of the 4th and gave up a single to Matt Kaufman but still kept the Astros off the scoreboard. The Blue Jays sent 10 batters to the plate in the top of the fifth and plated 6 more runs with Riley Bourque, Carter Cormier and Michael Fournier swinging the big bats. In the Bottom of the 5th Ryan Kozyra quickly got two down on the Astros with Strikeouts and then the Astros put together a 2 out rally on two walks and a wild pitch but Ryan Focused on the batter and with a three-two count struck out the last Astros hitter to preserve the shutout win.
2009-05-31 athletics:6 giants:7
The A's hosted the Giants for their 3rd and final meeting on the regular season. The first inning would be a pitcher's duel with both sides getting shut down on K's. The Giants' woke up in the 2nd inning on consecutive doubles by Nic Stockman and Travis Martin, and an RBI smash from Pranav Gopan. The A's looked like they would answer the call when Phillip Justvig smashed a single, but the Giants' quickly erased the baserunner with a perfect play from Catcher Nic Stockman to Cam Paquette at 2nd...Phillip couldn't do anything but slide into the tag. Chaz Magras finished the inning with 2 more strikeouts to end with 5 K's in his 2 innings pitched. The Giants' scored 1 run in the top of the 3rd, when Derek Dunbury slapped a solid single, then burned up the basepaths on wild pitches to get to 3rd. Joey Earley comes to the plate...and delivers! RBI single for Joey. The A's again, looked like they would answer when Nic Quadros crushed a shot to left center to lead off, but the Giants' solid defense kept the A's off the board. The Giants' squeaked out one more run in the top of the 4th, on 4 consecutive singles by Nic Stockman, Travis Martin, Neysa Ouellette and Pranav Gopan. The A's plated 3 runs in the bottom of the inning with another single by Phillip Justvig, a couple walks, followed by a huge triple by Nic Quadros. I'm pretty sure I heard the ball screaming on that one. The Giants' scored 1 more run on another RBI single by Joey Earley, before being shut down by the A's defense. Now in the bottom of the 6th. The Giants up 7-3, the A's bring their big guns to the plate. The A's Phillip Justvig leads off with another single (his 3rd on the day). A walk to Zach Clancy, another single by Nic Quadros. Now 7-5. Smart baserunning by Nic Quadros allowed him to score. Now 7-6. Walk to Matt Caplan. Matt takes second on wild pitch...There are now 2 down, with tying run on 2nd, full count on the batter...here's the pitch...smacked up the middle...Nic Stockman dives off the mound, knocks the ball down, tying run rounding 3rd, in the middle of a barrel roll, Nic grabs the ball and gets the runner at first. The Giants win...the Giants win! A fantastic game turned in by all. The A's offensive stars were: Phillip Justvig (3-3, 2R) Nic Quadros (4-4, 1R, 3RBI and that huge triple). The Giants' offensive stars were: Tavis Martin (3-3, 2R, 1RBI w/a double), Pranav Gopan (2-2, 1R, 1RBI) and Joey Earley (2-2, 2RBI, 1SB).
2009-05-31 rockies:5 cardinals:16
A perfect day for playing baseball. It was a great re-match for the Rockies and Cardinals. It started off with Zach Finkelstein pitching an excellent game and scoring the first run of the game. Stephen McLendon made a great catch in left field Myles Johnson made a great catch in center field and doubled off the runner at second.. Awesome job Myles!!
Thomas McLendon hit a double to the fence in left-center and had two hits on the day...
Mason Moore hit a hard liner that the Cardinal's 2nd baseman made a great grab on. Mason got robbed! Jacob Keyslay and Tyler Gouveia continued their torrid hitting with 2 hits apiece Anshul Kamdar was throwing "heat" and pitched a perfect 6th inning allowing no run.
The Cardinals played hard all game long and it all started off with Devin Gates Pitching one of the best games of his career. He also hit the ball well and stole some bases that day. Austin Long followed up with tremendous day on the mound stiking out three of three. He hit a long drive along with Ben Lugo and Tyler Arnesen. The Cardinals really played like a team that day. Anthony Yan, Owen Mooso, Derin Josephson and Patrick Bue all contributed as well.
We look forward to playing the Rockies again soon.
2009-06-01 athletics:18 cardinals:10
The Card’s and the A’s met on Monday to play a game rained out earlier in the season. The game quickly went from a pitchers dual with Nick and Siddarth on the mound for the A’s and Matt Savoia for the Cards.. The A’s struck first and when the smoke cleared every player in the line up scored and or drove in a run and all had at least 1 hit For the Cards Owen Mooso and Austin Long also played a great game catching behind the plate. Ben Lugo made a great grab in Center Field and made a nice throw to first for an out in the 2nd. Anthony Yan also made a nice double in the third. Patrick Bue made a great and scored in the first.
Tyler Arnesen also pitched two great innings. Lastly, Devin Gates scored a triple and hit the biggest hit of the game for the Cardinals. For the A’s great fielding by CJ , Zac, Phil, Siddarth, and Noah kept the A’s in the Game and hits by Tyler, Matt, Nick , Kevin, Mike, and Cam.
2009-06-03 astros:9 giants:10
The Giants started the attack with 2 runs in the top of the first, but the Astros answered with a couple monster hits by Matt Kaufman, Alec Juknievich, Ravi Patel, and capitalized with Adam Robinson's shot to center. The Astros took the lead 4-2. the second inning was pure defense with both teams being shut down. The Giants plated 6 runs in the 3rd, on hits by Derek Dunbury, Joey Earley, Chaz Magras, Cam Paquette, Andrew Penkala and topped off with a Grand Slam by Pranav Gopan! The Astros came back with the bats, including a monster shot to deep center by Matt Kaufman. Although the Astros had a few hits, good defense by the Giants, held them to only 1 run. The Astros upped their game in the field for the next 2 innings, only allowing 2 more runs to the Giants including an awesome play at home by Alec Juknievich diving at the plate to tag out the sliding Giant player to end an inning. With the Giants in the lead 10-5, the Astros dug deep and smacked 3 straight hits and plated 4 runs. Cameron Paquette of the Giants made a great play at catcher, chasing a pop up to the dug out for the first out. With the score now 10-9, and the Giants barely holding on to the lead, Neysa Ouellette made a play at pitcher for out 2. With fans, players and coaches all standing in excitement, the Giants made a switch and brought in closer, Nic Stockman. The next batter walked to load the bases, then Nic closed the door with a strikeout! Fantastic game. Although everyone from both teams contributed, there were a few standouts. The Astros Adam Robinson (3-3, 3R), Matt Kaufman (3-3, 2R), Alec Juknievich (2-2, 2R). The Giants Pranav Gopan (Pranav finished the day 2-2 with HR,5RBI), Chaz Magras (2-3, RBI, R)
2009-06-04 blue jays:9 cardinals:12
In the first inning Ben Lugo walked, Austin Long singled and Devin Gates and Owen Mooso reached base. Then Tyler Arnesen unleached a double. All 5 runners would eventually score. The Blue Jays answered right back in the bottom of the first inning. Riley Bourque singled. Alex Amigo and Carter Cormier reached base. Rikin Kamdar singled along with Mike Fournier. Eventually all five scored to tie the game. The second inning proved to be another good inning for the Cardinals. Anthony Yan and Ben Lugo stated it off with back to back singles. Austin Long walked to load the bases.Jimmy Shelley and Patrick Bue had big singles in the inning. Anthony, Ben, Austin, Patrick all scored. Derin Josephson scored the last of the five runs in the second. It proved to be to much for the Blue Jays to come back. Alex Amigo lead the comeback effort with two singles. Jimmy Shelley and Austin Long pitched really well for the Cardinals. The Blue Jays battled hard all night and proved why they are a very good team. They never gave up!!! The Cardinals salute you, Blue Jays.
2009-06-06 cardinals:9 athletics:10
The A’s and the Card’s squared off on a beautiful Saturday afternoon and all at Lower shady new it would be a close one... The A’s struck in the top of the first with 3 quick runs after the first 3 batters, Zac Noah and CJ reached base and were driven in by Matt and Mike. The Card’s came right back with 2 of their own when Anthony and Tyler reached and Devin knocked them in before Tyler settled down and struck out the side. Matt took the mound for the Cards and shut down the A’s in the 2nd and third innings and scored 1 run in the second to tie the game. Then in the bottom of the third the Cards pounded out 3 runs on extra base hits from Tyler, Owen, and Jimmy and a hard single by Derin to take a 7-3 lead. The A’s got one back in the top of the forth on some great base running from Mike. The cards came right back with 1 in the bottom of the forth on a hit by Anthony and then some great base running. The A’s scored 3 in the fifth on hits by Zac, Noah, CJ and Once again the Cards came right back in the bottom half with 1 of their own on a walk by Austin and then some great hustle around the bases. The game rolled into the sixth inning with the Cards on top 9-7. Cam led off with a walk before 2 strikeouts and down to their last strike Noah hit a clutch single scoring Cam who had stolen 2nd. Noah stole second; he was driven in by a hard single from CJ. Then Nick ripped a triple scoring CJ and when the inning was done the A’s had the lead 10-9 with the Card coming to bat. With CJ on the Mound Devin hit a ball stopped by first baseman Cam and tossed to Nathan covering first from his 2b position for out #1. Out #2 cam on a grounder to Cam who made the putout at first. Jimmy hit a ball in the hole at short that matt made a great play on and Jimmy just beat it out by a step. CJ then struck out the lat batter to pick up the win for the A’s in this close game 10-9
2009-06-06 rockies:7 astros:9
The Rockies and the Astros met on the field for the last time in regular season play to square off the 1-1 series. Both games previous were full of action and suspense, and this game was no different up to the last out. The Astros took an early lead in the 1st inning with some great base running by Tom Lessard, Adam Robinson and Alec Juknievich and an RBI by Pranav Prabhala. The Astros kept the Rockies at bay for the first two innings by some great plays to First Baseman Matthew Kaufman and to Second Baseman Anzor Khadaev by Pitcher Adam Robinson and 3rd baseman Pranav Prabhala. The Third inning brought another wave of the Bats by the Astros as Harper Niven and Matthew Kaufman took to swinging and driving in 5 runs altogether. The Rockies got on the score board in the third inning as well by a great steal to home by Myles Johnson. The Fourth inning both teams kept the bats quiet, but the 5th inning was a big on for the Rockies as they came around with their bats to score 6 runs off of the Astros Defense, Great hits by Vincent Annicchiarico Jacob Keyslay and Thomas Mclendon. The Astros also answered back with a run of their own thanks to a hard triple by Thomas Lessard which drove in Harper Niven. The Sixth inning was intense as both teams were aiming for the most runs, and the score was close. The Rockies shut down the Astros with a great tag to a runner at Short stop. The Rockies had one last chance to get on the score board, but the Astros shut them down with 3 strikeouts. The Astros finished the game 9-7. It was a great game played by everyone. We will see you all in the Play-offs.
2009-06-06 giants:9 blue jays:11
The Giants and Blue Jays battled for supremacy on this beautiful afternoon at Lower Shady field. Each team had won a game in their two earlier matches. Could this game decide first place? Neither team was sure as the teams with the two best records squared off. The Visiting Jays got things going with first inning singles from Riley Bourque and Ryan Kozyra to jump out ahead 1-0. The Giants roared out of the gate in their half of the inning answering with 4 runs on singles by Andrew Penkala and Derek Downing , a double from Nick Stockman and a triple from Pranav Gopan. The Blue Jays came right back in the top of the second sending all 10 batters to the plate and plating 6 runs on a series of walks, a hit batsman and a 2 RBI Single from Alex Amigo and a bases clearing triple from Carter Cormier. Jays starter Alex Amigo settled down and kept the Giants off the board in the bottom of the second striking out two and getting a diving catch from Sri Kumar in centerfield to stop a Giants rally after Chaz Magras had doubled. The Giants settled the Jays bats down in the top of the 3rd with 3 up and three down. The Giants got one back in the bottom of the inning on 3 consecutive singles from Andrew Penkala, Nick Stockman and Pranav Gopan. The Jays then answered with 2 more in the top of the 4th on singles from Cam & Riley Bourque, an RBI ground out from Alex Amigo and a hit from Carter Cormier, going to the bottom of the 4th it was Jays leading 9-5. The Giants would not go away quietly on this day and fought back in the home half of the 4th striking for 4 more to knot it at 9 on 3 straight hits from Chaz Magras, Cam Paquette and Andrew Penkala. The Giants sent in their Ace Nick Stockman in the top of the 5th and he made quick work of the Jays striking out the side swinging. The Jays countered with closer Carter Cormier who allowed a leadoff single to Neysa Oulette, but settled down to strikeout the next two Giants and got an pickup thanks to some heads up play from his defense as they nabbed a Giant runner at the plate. The game was still tied 9 all as the Blue Jays came to bat in the top of the 6th. The Jays scraped out two runs to take the lead on a walk to John Chacon and singles from Riley Bourque and Carter Cormier. Going to the bottom of the 6th the Jays lead 11-9. The Giants tried to tie it up again in the last of the 6th on hits from Chaz Magras, Cam Paquette and Andrew Penkala, but Carter Cormier would not be beaten on this day and he got a huge strikeout of the Giants cleanup hitter and ended the game helping himself on a comebacker to the mound. A great game from two great teams. With the playoffs on the horizon..... there may be one more rematch between the two teams to decide the crown.
2009-06-07 astros:9 cardinals:13
The Cardinals were lead by hitting stars Anthony Yan, Matt Savoie, Ben Lugo who each had 2 hits and scored 2 runs. Austin Long had a big double that knocked in 2 runs in the top of the 6th. The Astros were lead by Harper Niven, Tom Lessard, Adam Robinson and a big double by Alec Juknievich. It was a great game to warch. Both teams played with a lot of determination and hustle.
2009-06-07 cardinals:9 astros:0
2009-06-07 rockies:1 giants:6
With the regular season coming to a close, the Giants and Rockies faced off for the 3rd and final time. The Giants were playing to take 1st place in the standings while the Rockies were looking to play the role of the spoiler. The Giants came sprinting out of the gate with 4 runs in the 1st inning, by loading the bases for Travis Martin. Travis slammed a monster, bases clearing single to add 3 more RBI to his fantastic season. The Rockies were then shut down on 3 fantastic fielding plays by Nic Stockman, Cam Paquette, and Martin to finish the inning. The Rockies answered back with great pitching and fielding by stopping the Giants' attack in the top of the inning. The Rockies started a rally when Tyler Gouveia got on base, stole second, advanced to 3rd on a wild pitch, and then driven home on a smack by Thomas Mclendon. The 3rd inning was a pitchers duel between Spencer Durand and Nic Stockman. Both pitchers shut the door on the other team. Durand struck out 2, and caught a pop up, while Stockman answered by striking out the side. The Giants squeeked out 2 more in the 4th, with Neysa Ouellete scoring on a wild pitch, and Kevin Barrows scoring on an RBI single by Nate Lowell. The next 2 and a half innings continued the pitcher's duel, but this time between Stockman and the the Rockies new flamethrower, Stephen Mclendon. Of the next 21 batters faced, only 3 players turned in hits. They were the Rockies' Jacob Keyslay and the Giants' Cam Paquette and Travis Martin. We'd like to mention that of the 16 batters Nic Stockman faced, he struck out 12. The end of the game, the score board hanging on the consession stand read Giants 6 - Rockies 1. With this win, the Giants finish the regular season 11-3-1, win a well deserved 1st place, and clinch a birth in the upcoming Nashua City Tournament. Congrats 2009 AAA Giants.....now get ready for the Playoffs!
2009-06-07 athletics:5 blue jays:17
The Blue Jays and A's met in the last game of the season as both teams prepared for the playoffs. The Blue Jays bats did no quit all game as they banged out 16 hits. Jay's Batters were lead by Riley Bourque and Carter Cormier who each banged out 4 hits apiece and Jay Patel who had his first multi hit game of the season. Defensively Jay Patel was the star making a leaping grab of deep A's drive in left center in the Bottom of the 1st. Meanwhile the Jay's pitchers were effective with Carter Cormier and Alex Amigo each throwing a shut out inning. The A's batters swung well spraying 10 hits around the diamond with Cam Bisson and Siddarth Ganguri leading the team with 2 hits apiece. Both teams ended the regular season with good sportsmanship and looked forward to playing well in the Playoffs.
2009-06-08 cardinals:12 astros:16-------PLAYOFF GAME----------
The First Game of the AAA Play-off season started off with a Huge Bang as the bats from the Astros and Cardinals came out in force.
The Astros took an early lead with 8 runs in the first inning, including an excellent hit to deep Right field by Jacob Wilcox. The Cardinals answered back with 4 runs of their own and 5 hits. The combination of great fielding and great pitching by Alec Juknievich kept them at bay. The second inning was another rally inning for the Astros as they scored another 3 runs thanks to a great hitting by Tom Lessard, Matt Kaufman (Sacrifice) and Ravi Patel and solid base running by Harper Niven and Adam Robinson. Alec Juknievich held the Cardinals at bay with 2 strike outs and Anzor Khadaev and Matthew Kaufman made the 3rd out with a play at First base. The Third inning brought out the bats again with Anish Vedantham slipping in a close call at first. The Cardinals stopped the Astros at 3 runs with some great fielding and stopping a stolen base for the third out. The Cardinals came back alive with the Bats in the third inning as they started rallying the bats. Some great hits by Austin Long, Owen Mooso, Devin Gates and Anthony Yan who smacked a solid double for 2 RBI’s. With the Score 14-10 going into the 4th inning, The Cardinals brought Tyler Arnesen to the mound who only allowed 1 run from the Astros thanks to some great back up from his team. Ravi Patel from the Astros help the Cardinals at by with only 1 run and 3 Strike outs. The score 15-11 and Austin Long took the mound and held the Astros again to only 1 run thanks to some great fielding by the Cardinals. The Astros held the Cardinals off with no runs thanks to a great throw by Anish Vedantham to first base as well as throw out at first by Pitcher Ravi Patel. The game was getting down to the wire as the sun was quickly falling out of the sky. Score 16-11 in the 6th inning. The Cardinals quickly stopped the runs from the Astros and took up the bats. The Cardinals managed to get in a run with some very aggressive base running. With 2 outs and a runner on third, Relief Pitcher Harper Niven takes the mound. With a wild pitch that gets past the catcher, Adam Robinson leaps up quickly to toss the ball to Harper who tags the out the runner at home. Both teams played a great game. Awesome hitting by Harper Niven (on base 3-4, 1 RBI) Tom Lessard (on base 3-4, 3 RBI) Adam Robinson (on base 3-4 2 RBI) Alec Juknievich (on base 4-4 1 RBI) Anzor Khadaev (On Base 3-3 2 RBI) and Jacob Wilcox (Hit 2-3 5 RBI). For The Cardinals Austin Long (4-4) Tyler Arnesen (4-4) Owen Mooso (2-4 1 RBI) Devin Gates (3-4).
Good Luck to both teams in the rest of the play-offs.
2009-06-09 athletics:12 rockies:14-------PLAYOFF GAME----------
It was a cold damp night at Lower Shady but the Rockies and A's put on an offensive show and it was the Rockie's who managed to hold onto a 14-12 victory in front of a packed "wet" house. A total of 15 hits for both teams but the Rockie's walked 18 times as pitchers from both teams struggled with their command as a result of the wet conditions. The Rockie's lead by only 2 runs going into the bottom of the 6th inning but Zack Finkelstein shut the door as he recorded his first save of the postseason.
The A's were lead by Noah Telerski who had 2 hits on the night and would have had a third if it wasn't for a fantastic outfield catch by Myles Johnson. Myles also robbed Phillip Justvig of extra bases as he ran down a deep ball to left-center field. Tremendous defense was played by the Rockies as they caught 7 fly balls on the evening. Phillip had a hit and two walks and Nathan Fallon and Nicholas Quadros both hit the ball well all evening long. Zachary Clancy contributed a hit and two walks as well...Great job by the A's as they made things tough all evening long.
For the Rockie's, they got great defensive help from Myles, Vincent Annichiarrico, Stephen McLendon and Tyler Gouveia. All 4 players tracked down fly balls to preserve the victory. Awesome job!! The Rockie's also received strong pitching from starter Spencer Durand and closer Zack as they threw strikes when they had to. Leading the way offensively was Vincent who had a double and three walks. Nick Herbert lined a triple to the gap!!! Thomas McLendon had 2 hits and a walk. Zack had three walks... Spencer and Tyler each reached based twice and Jacob Keyslay had a hit and two walks.
Outstanding effort by both teams under tough weather conditions...
2009-06-10 blue jays:8 astros:7-------PLAYOFF GAME----------
The Astros and Blue Jays met at lower shady on an overcast evening for Playoff baseball. The Astros got the game going scoring 2 in the top of the first on aggressive base running and hits from Harper Niven, Adam Robinson and Tom Lessard. In the bottom of the inning Jays Starter Riley Bourque got a run right back with a lead off inside the park homerun. Riley kept the Astros off the board in the top of the 2nd while the Blue Jays battled back to take the lead in the bottom half of the inning on Hits from Rikin Kamdar, Jay Patel, Riley Bourque and Alex Amigo. Jays lead 3-2. The Astros did not take kindly to that and added 4 runs of their own in the top of the 3rd of this seesaw battle. Again it was Harper Niven, Matt Kaufman and Adam Robinson with the big hits. Astros lead 6-3. The Blue Jays scraped together a couple of walks and some aggressive base running to cut the lead to 6-4 in the home half. The Astros added another run to their lead in the top of the 4th with the 3 Amigos of Niven, Kaufman and Robinson again getting key hits. Astros lead 7-4. The Jays would not go quietly and tied it up in the bottom of the 4th as John Chacon, Riley Bourque and Carter Cormier smacked hits around several walks. In the 5th it was all about relievers from both sides shutting down the bats as Alex Amigo for the Jays and Harper Niven of the Astros threw well and got some help from their defense to keep the game knotted at 7. The Astros got their leadoff batter on in the top of the 6th but Rikin Kamdar and Ben Swain combined to get a nifty double play. The Astros got 2 more runners to second and third with 2 outs but Alex Amigo got a key strikeout to send the game to the bottom of the 6th tied. Alex Amigo quickly banged out a leadoff single to start the inning for the Jays, he then stole second and got to third on the overthrow. Carter Cormier came to the plate and stroked a laser to the right side off the second basemen's glove and Alex Amigo trotted home and the Jays walked off with a win. Both teams battled back and forth in this well played playoff game. It was fun to watch as the lead changed several times. Good luck to both teams as the playoffs continue.
2009-06-11 giants:13 rockies:1-------PLAYOFF GAME----------
The Giants hosted the Rockies in this playoff game. Jacob Keyslay led off for the Rockies with a smack to right center. Walks to Zack Finkelstein and Spencer Durand loaded the bases and Keyslay eventually scored, before Cameron Paquette struck out 2 batters and teamed with Travis Martin to make a great play at the plate for out number 3. The Giants came roaring out of the gate, plating 4 runs on hits from Chaz Magras, Pranav Gopan and Travis Martin. The Rockies came back with their first 2 batters reaching base before Derek Downing made a fantastic catch in Center on a bomb by the Rockies' Stephen Mclendon, saving 2 runs. The bottom of the 2nd inning was no different than the first for the Giants. They plated 5 more runs with 5 different players getting an RBI. Hits were by Cam Paquette(1-2 3R, 1RBI), Chaz Magras(3-3, 3R, 1RBI), Gopan(4-4, 2R, 1RBI), Martin(3-3, 1R, 1RBI), Downing(1-1, RBI, SB) and a double by Nic Stockman(2-3, 2R, 2RBI). The Rockies' Spencer Durand got out of the inning with 3 strikeouts. The Giants flashed the gloves in the top of the 3rd to hold off the Rockies' attack. Kevin Barrows led of the bottom of the inning and smacked a monster shot to right field for his first hit of the playoffs. Joey Earley and Magras had singles, but the Rockies shut the door with great pitching from Stephen Mclendon. The Giants' Stockman and Martin would combine to face 6 more batters in the last 2 innings, and recorded 5 strikeouts. The Rockies' Jacob Keyslay, Spencer Durand and Stephen Mclendon all had good games as well.
2009-06-12 astros:10 athletics:8-------PLAYOFF GAME----------
The Astros and A’s faced off for the first time in the play-offs for another lucky sunny afternoon. The A’s took an early lead in the first inning With some great hits by Phillip Justvig, Nathon Fallon, Nick Quadros and a huge Triple by Zachary Clancy. The Astros held them to only 3 runs thanks to some great defense from Ben Morin, Tom Lessard and Matthew Kaufman. The Astros answered back in the bottom of the 1st with 3 runs of their own Thanks to some fancy hitting by Adam Robinson and Jacob Wilcox who drove in the 3 runs. The Second inning Tom only allowed 1 run in thanks to a huge hit by Noah Telerski. The Astros came alive in the Bottom of the second inning with 5 runs with a Home run by Harper Niven which drove in an additional run and a solid double from Tom Lessard and a solid hit by Adam Robinson. The Astros held the A’s back in the 3 and 4th inning thanks to some awesome defense by Jacob Wilcox who caught a fly ball in a full face of sun in Right field a Line drive catch by Tom Lessard and a double play by Catcher Anish Vedantham and Ravi Patel to pick off the steals. The Astros got two more runs in the 3rd inning Thanks to a lead off single by Pranav Prabhala and Harper Niven followed by another double by Tom Lessard. After that The A’s brought in their Closer Nicholas Quadros who shut the bats off for the Astros in the next 2 innings. The 5th inning brought the bats alive for the A’s as they started to rally against the Astros starting off with a huge hit to Deep Center field by CJ Mellon followed by more great hitting by Noah Telerski, Nathon Fallon and Nicholas Quadros. The Relief Pitcher Ravi Patel shut the door with 2 Strike outs to hold the game to 10 – 7 going into the bottom of the 5th. The Astros had a bad habit of hitting the ball right to the pitcher for 3 consecutive plays at first base for a 3 up and 3 down inning. The Top of the sixth the A’s started with a nice hit by Siddarth Ganguri for a double who later scored from a single from Noah Telerski. Then with 2 out thanks to a Strike out and a play by Anzor Khadaev at First base, A hard grounder was hit to Third Baseman Matthew Kaufman. The runner on second ended up in a pickle and was driven out of the baseline for the third out to close out the game 10-8. For the A’s Noah Telerski was 3-4 with 3 RBI’s, Nick Quadros was 2-3 with 1 RBI. For the Astros it was Harper Niven 3-4 with 2 RBI, Tom Lessard 2-3 and Adam Robinson 2-3 with 2 RBI. It was a hard fought battle by both teams. Great Job A's for a wonderful season.
2009-06-13 rockies:1 cardinals:15-------PLAYOFF GAME----------
It is always a pleasure to play the Rockies. Paul Durand, Mark Finkelstein and Bill McClendon really know how to coach a baseball team. The sportsmanship that the Rockies display are a tribute to those coaches. Unfortunately, the season had to end for one of these teams in an elimination game today. The Rockies were lead by Thomas McClendon, Sahil Shah, Stephon McClendon and Vincent Annicchiarico. The Cardinals were lead by the outstanding pitching of Jimmy Shelley. Jimmy pitched 4 scoreless innings for the Cardinals. Austin Long lead the way offensively with a double and single with 3 RBI's. Jimmy Shelley also singled to help his cause. Matt Sovoie also singled for the Cards. The Cardinals salute the Rockies for a great season!!!
2009-06-13 giants:4 blue jays:9-------PLAYOFF GAME----------
The Giants and Blue Jays met Saturday afternoon in a battle of titans as the 2nd place Blue Jays and 1st place Giants squared off. The Jays jumped right out to a 3 run lead in the top of the first as they strung together hits from Riley Bourque and Jay Patel, along with aggressive base running from them and Alex Amigo, Ryan Kozyra and Rikin Kamdar, who had all walked. The Giants answered back with one of their own in the bottom of the inning as Chaz Magras and Nick Stockman stroked hits off Jays starter Carter Cormier. In the top of the second, the Jays would not settle for three and plated 4 more. Led by the bottom of the order and walks to Ben Swain and John Chacon, along with base hits from Carter Cormier and Michael Fournier. Carter Cormier stymied the Giants bats in the second as Alex Amigo made a great catch of a foul pop and Carter got 2 strikeouts looking. 7-1 Blue Jays. The Giants brought in their ace Nick Stockman for the top of the third and he got the Jays 1-2-3 with 2 K's. in the bottom half, the Giants scraped together a hit batter and 3 walks for a run, but Carter got himself out of the inning catching a pop fly and getting an out on a comebacker to the mound. The Jays added 2 runs to their lead in the top of the 4th with 3 walks and aggressive base running. Jays lead the Giants 9-1. Blue Jay reliever Riley Bourqe got the Giants 1-2-3 in the bottom of the 4th, thanks to Ryan Kozyra nabbing a Giant runner at Second on an attempted stolen base. The Giant's Nick Stockman answered him pitch for pitch with 3 K's in the top of the 5th and we went to the bottom of the inning with the Jays up 9-2. The Giants cut the lead by 2 in the bottom of the inning as they strung together 4 hits from Cameron Paquette, Andrew Penkala, Nick Stockman and Travis Martin, but the Jay defense held and got the last batter on a comebacker to the mound. The Jays bats were once again silenced in the top of the 6th as they sent three up and three went down on K's. Going to the bottom of the 6th it was Jays 9 and Giants 4. The Giants put on their rally caps and put the first two batters on with walks. The Jays defense held again as they got the lead runner out on a force at third. The next Giant struck out to make it 2 outs. Chaz Magras stroked a single to load the bases, but the Jays got the next Giant to ground a comebacker to the mound and Riley Bourque made a great play and Ben Swain squeezed the ball at first to lock the door on the Giants. The Blue Jays move on to Tuesday's championship game and the Giants start their fight to make it back.
2009-06-14 cardinals:8 astros:7-------PLAYOFF GAME----------
What a great game played by two evenly matched teams. The Astros were lead by hitting stars Harper Niven and Alec Juknievich who each had doubles. Alec, Tom Lessard, Adam Robinson, Jacob Wilcox, Pranav Prabhala and Mark Zoda all singled in the Astros effort. They never gave up and had the tying run on second base when the last out was made. The Cardinals were down 5-1 in the 3rd inning when John Carson and Ben Lugo walked to set the stage for Austin Long. Austin then doubled to centerfield scoring Carson and Lugo. Jimmy Shelley lead the Cardinals offense with 3 singles and he also scored 3 runs. Tyler Arnesen, Matt Sovoie and Devin Gates all singled in the winning cause. Matt Savoie came in to pitch in relief of Austin Long in the second inning and pitched 3 good innings. Tyler Arnesen pitched the sixth inning to hold the Astros for the win. The Cardinal defense was lead by Ben Lugo who made several fielding plays that even Dustin Pedroia would be proud of. The Cardinals salute the great season that the Astros had.
2009-06-15 giants:8 cardinals:7-------PLAYOFF GAME----------
With elimination from the tournament on the line, the Giants and Cardinals squared off. The field was damp, the kids were ready. Chaz Magras took the mound for the Giants and got the first 2 batters to ground out, including a fantastic scoop and throw by Andrew Penkala at 3rd to nail a fast runner. With a runner on, Tyler Arnesen crushed a shot to right-center, scoring Austin Long, before the Giants could get the final out on a grounder to 1st. Austin Long started for the Cards and shut down the Giants in the 1st on 3 straight plays in the field. Magras started the 2nd in fashion with 2 straight K's, before Owen Mooso slapped a nice hit and eventually scored. With a runner on 3rd, Magras covered home on a wild pitch. Travis Martin hustled to the back stop and got the ball to Magras. With the runner retreating to 3rd, Magras gave chase, fired the ball to Penkala covering 3rd, who slapped the tag down to end the inning. The Cards' Long silenced the Giants again, with another 1-2-3 inning thanks to more flashy leather by his teammates. With the Cards at bat now, Long helped his own cause by sending the ball screaming to center field, and eventually scoring as well. Neysa Ouellette and Nate Lowell delivered hits for the Giants in the bottom of the 3rd, but the Cards stopped that rally very quickly. The Cards' Matt Savoia would score another run for the Cards before Nic Stockman shut the door with 3 K's. Were now going to the bottom of the 4th, with the Cards leading 4-0. Cam Paquette led off for the Giants with a line drive past SS, followed by singles by Penkala and Stockman. That brought up big man Pranav Gopan who delivered with a 2RBI triple. More runs scored on a beautiful RBI hit by Derek Downing. That's 5 runs plated by the Giants. Top of the 5th, Giants up 5-4. The lead didn't last long though, when a few walks and a single by Jimmy Shelley scored another run to tie it 5-5. The Giants' big hitters coming to the plate didn't indimidate the Cardinals. They made 3 straight plays in the field, including a fantastic backhand at 3rd by Savoia, firing across the diamond to nail one of the Giants' fastest runners. Top of the 6th, the score still tied at 5. The Cards' Owen Mooso delivered a single, Patrick Bue walked, and Ben Lugo delivered a single of his own. This brought up Austin Long who proceeded to crush a double to Center. The Giants' Derek Downing did his best Jacoby Ellsbury impression by sprawling out on a dive, but the ball just got passed his glove. Mooso scores, Bue scores, Lugo is hustling around the bases from 1st. Pranav Gopan was backing up his teammate and quickly got the ball to his cut off man, SS Nic Stockman...Cam Paquette sees Lugo not slowing down and yells for Nic to throw home. Nic fires from the grass behind 2nd base, Cam snags it out of the air and slaps down the tag on a sliding Lugo....the Ump calls......OUT!! That play ended the inning and held the Cards to only 2 runs. Bottom of the 6th, the Cards lead 7-5. Stockman leads off with a walk, Gopan tries to play hero by almost hitting it out of the park, but it was foul. Despite his best efforts, Pranav eventually fell to Arnesen's changeup-curve. 1 out. Big Hitter Travis Martin slaps a shot down 3rd, but Matt Savoia makes another fantastic play getting Travis at first. 2 outs, and things look gloomy for the Giants. Stockman makes his way around on smart running, and scores. Downing got his second single of the day, and with his wheels...he advanced on the basepaths. Neysa Ouellette delivers with an RBI single, scoring Downing from 2nd. The game is tied again (7-7). Ouellette steals second. This brings Joey Earley to the plate. Joey battles at the plate, fouling off a couple tough pitches from Arnesen. Runner on 2nd, score tied, 2 outs and the count is now full. Here's the pitch...Joey gets ready...it's a hit!!! Ouellette comes storming into 3rd, and then makes her way to the plate. Everything moving like a slow motion replay...fans and players on their feet, holding their breath...while Ouellette just beats the throw home. The Gaints win and move on to face the Jays in the Championship game. The Giants are happy, and the Cardinals should be proud of their fantastic season!
2009-06-16 blue jays:7 giants:6-------PLAYOFF GAME----------
Once again the Blue Jays and Giants met at Lower Shady. This time it was for all the marbles, the Nashua South AAA Championship! Both starting pitchers kept things scoreless in the first inning, but each team got runners on, trying to take an early lead. The Giants Cam Paquette walked, but the Jays Riley Bourque stranded him at first. The Jays got hard hit singles from Carter Cormier and Ryan Kozyra, but Giant hurler Nick Stockman stranded them as well. The Giants drew first blood in the top of the second as Pranav Gopan walked and three straight infield hits from Travis Martin, Derek Downing and Neysa Oullette plated the runs before any were out. The Jays defense held and we headed to the bottom of the second with the Giants up 4-0. With two outs the Jays got two runners on via walks but they too were stranded. The Jays brought in Carter Cormier to face the heart of the Giants lineup and he allowed a hit to Nick Stockman but kept the Giants off the board with 2 K's and a comebacker to the mound. That's all the Jays hitters needed as Leadoff hitter Riley Bourque walked and Alex Amigo and Carter Cormier Singled and Michael Fournier's RBI single plated one run to make it 4-1 Giants. Carter Cormier got the Giants 1-2-3 in the top of the 4th to keep his team in the game. The Jays offense broke out in the bottom of the 4th and plated 6 to take the lead as all 10 batters came to the plate and the hit parade included Sri Kumar, Sinjin Doeurk, Carter Cormier and Michael Fournier. Going to the top of 5 it was Jays on top 7-4. The Giants would not go quietly, and added 2 runs on singles from Chaz Magras, Nick Stockman, Prananv Gopan and a double from Cam Paquette. Going into the bottom of the 5th it was close Jays 7 Giants 6. The Giants went back to Nick Stockman for the 5th and he stranded an insurance run at third with 3 K's keeping his team within 1 run. Heading to the top of the 6th the Jays brought in Alex Amigo to hold the lead and close out the win. The Giants Derek Downing got an infield single and took second on a passed ball, while Alex got the next Giant to strike out. The runner then moved to third on an infield ground out to first base. With 2 outs the Giants had the tying run at third. The count went full but Alex Amigo with steely eyed determination would not let this one get away and struck out the last Giant to close out the AAA season as Champions. Jays win, Jays Win!!! The Blue Jays thanks the Giants for a great game and hard fought season and look forward to another battle in the City Tournament!
2009-06-20 :1 blue jays:12-------PLAYOFF GAME----------
The South Blue Jays met the Northwest Royals at Lincoln Park for first round City Tournament action. The Blue jays were firing on all cylinders as they featured great offense, pitching and defense. Jay pitchers Riley Bourque and Carter Cormier allowed 2 hits over 4 innings and had 8 Strikeouts including 3 straight by Carter in bottom of the third inning. Catcher Ryan Kozyra nabbed a would be base stealer at third and also snared a pop out while playing second base to pace the defense. For offense every Blue Jay batter reached base safely at least once, while ten different players scored runs. Leading the offensive surge were Riley Bourque with 2 doubles and a single, Carter Cormier with 3 hits in 3 at bats (Single, Double & Triple), Ryan Kozyra with a double and singles from Alex Amigo, Michael Fournier and Ryan Vermette. The Royals got hits from Devon Brasil and Adam Browski and got great defense from their centerfielder Maya Davis who threw a Jay runner out a third and snared a deep fly ball to centerfield
2009-06-20 giants:14 :2-------PLAYOFF GAME----------
The Nashua South Giants hosted teh Nashua North Whitesox in the first round of the City Tournament. The Giants were in tip-top form as they jumped out to an early lead when Cam Paquette and Nic Stockman scored on a Travis Martin 2RBI single. The 2nd inning saw more great offense with 7 straight hits and 4 different Giants knocking in RBIs. Neysa Ouellette, Nic Stockman and Travis Martin combined to let up 2 hits and strike out 13. Offense was delivered by Cam Paquette (1-1,Triple,3BB,3R,SB,RBI). Nic Stockman (3-3,2 doubles,HR,4R,4RBI). Derek Downing (3-3,R,RBI). Travis Martin(2-3,2RBI). Pranav Gopan(1-1,2BB,2R,RBI). Andrew Penkala(2-4,2R,RBI,SB). Derek Dunbury(1-1,R) and Joey Earley(1-2,BB,R,SB).
2011-04-22 cardinals:5 astros:4
The Cardinals hosted the Astros in their first game of the season on a chilly day at Drescher Field. Kavim Bhatnagar took the mound for the Cards and, though he struck out the side in the first, gave up a run with two walks and two hit batsmen. The Astros’ TJ Gillis scored the run when Tyler Linscott drew the bases loaded walk. The Cards tied the game in the second on a single by Nathan Cormier and a double by Brendan Trombley. Cormier also pitched two scoreless innings and gave way to Robby Pavlas in the 5th. Anthony Ceci singled in Seth Bridge and Gillis, who had both walked, to give the Astros the 3-1 lead. The Cards finally broke it open in the 5th with four runs on a two-run single by Pavlas, a bases loaded walk by Trombley, and a fielder’s choice by Joe Handy. John Miles, who reached base via two singles and a walk on the day, closed the game out on the mound for the Cardinals. After two walks and a strikeout, Miles made a nifty play on a comebacker to get the lead runner at third. After an error allowed a runner to score, making it 5-4, Miles struck out the final batter to end the game.
2011-05-02 giants:9 athletics:0
The storyline of this game begins and ends with the Giants pitching. Brendan Auriana, Nolan Foss and Chris Haley combined for a 3 hit shutout of the Athletics on this sunny Monday afternoon. This game was played as a make-up for the rainout on Tuesday April 19th and the weather did not disappoint! The 1st inning Brendan Auriana set the tone going 1-2-3 with 2 strikeouts and a force-out to 1st. The Giants then jumped on the board with a walk drawn by the speedy leadoff man Sam Malignaggi. Nolan Foss (who went 3 for 3 on the day) then singled after Sam stole 2nd base. While Casey McNally battled to strike out the next batter Sam and Nolan managed to cause chaos on the base-paths and steal their way to 2 runs. Chris Haley got on base then stole 2nd right before Josh Bailey singled him over to 3rd. After Michael Schaff worked a walk, Eren LaBonte (who went 2 for 3 on the day) singled to drive in Haley and Bailey to end the 1st with 4 runs on the board. In the top of the 2nd Adam Paquette managed to muscle a single off of Brendan Auriana for the only hit against him during his 3 innings of shutout work. Brendan ended his 3 innings of work with 8 strikeouts. Daniel Morrison got in on the action drawing a walk then stealing 2nd. He then advanced to 3rd on a single by Sam Malignaggi. Nolan Foss then stepped to the plate and drove them both in with an opposite field single to left field to bring the score to 6. Brendan Auriana got in on the action singling in Nolan after he stole 2nd and 3rd. Chris Haley and Mason Miller ended the offensive assault with back-to-back singles driving the score up to 9. Both teams settled in and tightened up on defense. Tyler Bernard came in, silencing the bats of the Giants with 5 strikeouts over 2 innings. Nolan Foss matched the effort with three strikeouts over 2 innings and helping his own cause with a pair of putouts at 2nd and 1st in the 5th. Chris Haley also got in on the defense in the 5th throwing out a base-runner trying to steal 2nd. Roe Hendrick came in and struck out 3 in one inning with the only damage from the bat of Eren LaBonte who managed to muscle a single off of him. The offensive star for the A’s was Adam Paquette who managed to go 2 for 2 off the stingy pitchers of the Giants. The game ended in the top of the 6th inning when the Giants Captain and Closer Chris Haley emerged from a solid game behind the plate and slammed the door shut. He faced 3 batters and struck them all out on 15 pitches to end the game.
2011-05-03 cardinals:2 rockies:6
This game went to extra innings and was distinguished by outstanding pitching from both teams. Kavim Bhatnagar, for the Cardinals, delivered two innings of solid pitching, striking out five out of the first eight batters. Despite Kavim’s lively fast ball, Rockies Parker Obenhofer was able to hit a single up the middle, allowing Andrew Patno to score the first run for the Rockies. Jake Smith led the Rockies pitching for the first two innings, allowing no runs and striking out five. The Cardinals scored two runs in the next four innings with Rockies Parker Obenhofer and Andres Hulfachor on the mound, each throwing for two innings. Robby Pavlas registered the Cardinals only hit with a nice line drive double in the 5th inning. Cardinals Nathan Cormier took the mound for innings 3 and 4 and Robby Pavlas for inning 5. Cormier delivered a clean 3rd inning, striking out all three batters. In the 4th inning the Cards defense helped out Cormier with fine play by Pavlas to catch a line drive and turn a double play to end the Rockies threat. In the 5th, Pavlas allowed a walk that turned into the Rockies 2nd run when Alex Patno hit a sharp single, getting his first RBI of the season and tying the game. John Miles pitched a clean 6th inning; however, in the 7th inning, the Rockies scored 4 runs when their bats came alive with a double from Andrew Patno, two well-struck triples from Andres Hulfachor and Jake Smith, and single by Matt Frye. Andrew Patno closed the game for the Rockies with a stellar 1-2-3 pitching performance.
2011-05-06 astros:9 athletics:6
The Astros outlasted the A's for their first win of the season. Tyler Linscott's two hit and three-runs scored paced the Astros attack, while Seth Bridge, TJ Gillis, and Anthony "Boog" Ceci provided solid pitching outings. Brendan Choate chimed in with a hit and Joshua Suarez drove in a run with his first ever swing in organized baseball. The A's were led by Roe Hendrick who was solid on the mound and legged out the bomb he laucnhed to right-center for a "HR the hard way". Nathan Riggs (1b,2R) and Braden McDonnell also contributed to the A's attack.
2011-05-07 giants:4 cardinals:3
This was a hard fought game that came down to one run and the home team advantage.
Pitching for the Giants: Brendan Auriana, Eren LaBonte & Chris Haley.
Pitching for the Cardinals: Kavim Bhatnagar, Nathan Cormier & Robby Pavlas.
Brendan Auriana started for the Giants. He set the stage for this low scoring affair with 3 innings of shutout ball striking out 9. Aditya Ghandi was able to work a walk to be the only Cardinal batter to reach base during the 1st 3 innings of Auriana’s dominating performance.
Kavim Bhatnagar matched Brendan’s intensity, pitching for the Cardinals, with 6 strikeouts over the 1st two innings. The Giants were able to strike when Eren LaBonte laced a 1st pitch single into right field driving in Auriana for the 1st run of the game.
Both pitchers struck out the side in the 2nd inning. In the 3rd Ryan Lentine drew a walk and stole 2nd. Then Sam Malignaggi stepped to the plate and laced an RBI triple to deep center field to score Lentine. Sam was then able to steal home on a passed ball to bring the score up to 3-0.
The Cardinals got on the board in the top of the 4th when Nathan Lowell drew a walk then scored on an opposite field rocket of the bat of John Miles with a stand-up double.
The 5th inning Nathan Cormier was able to draw a walk and then capitalize on an error by the Giants to score. Brendan Trombley was able to score on a sacrifice grounder by Aditya Ghandi. This made it a tie game 3-3.
Robby Pavlas pitching and some heads-up defense by the Ryan Murray kept the Giants scoreless in the 5th.
In the top of the 6th Chris Haley was able to hold the offense of the Cardinals to give the Giants the opportunity to win it in bottom of the inning. The Cardinals gave the Giants everything they had when Pavlas was able to tag out Lentine at home, trying to score on a single by Sam Malignaggi. Sammy was able to steal 3rd, putting himself in the position to win the game with only 1 out. Kavim worked the next batter Nolan Foss to a 1and 2 count. Foss battled back fouling off 3 more pitches before connecting with an infield single, scoring the fleet-footed Malignaggi easily to win the game! In a game that could have easily gone either way, the home team walked off the victors!
2011-05-09 athletics:1 rockies:3
This was a close game highlighted by great pitching and stellar defense. Hendrick took the mound for the As and threw the first three innings, tallying 9 strike-outs and giving up one hit to Jason Weintraub, who drove in the Rockies first run. By all accounts from Rockies hitters, Hendrick has indeed perfected the notorious gyroball that brought Dice-K to the Sox. Bernard wrapped up the last three innings for the As, allowing 2 more runs from solid singles from Parker Obenhofer, Timmy Eaton and Matt Frye. For the Rockies, Andrew Patno, Jake Smith, Parker Obenhofer, Timmy Eaton delivered scoreless innings helped by great defensive plays from Andres Hulfachor, Jason Weintraub and Alex Patno. Andres pitched the 5th inning striking out two batters and allowing one run due to well struck singles from McNally and Bernard. Andrew Patno closed the game for the Rockies with a solid 1-2-3 inning.
2011-05-10 giants:12 astros:5
The Giants offense was the deciding factor on this cold and rainy Tuesday night. The game began in light rain and although the temperature kept dropping, the Giants bats and legs stayed hot.
Pitching for the Giants: Nolan Foss, Sam Malignaggi & Mason Miller
Pitching for the Astros: Seth Bridge, Nathan Zalzal, TJ Gillis & Erica Wentz
Tyler Linscott got the Astros on the board early drawing a walk to lead off the game and scoring after a pair of errors by the Giants. The Giants were able to get it together after a rough start, tagging out Seth Bridge Bridge trying to score at home. Nolan Foss was able to shake it off and strike out the next two batters to minimize the damage to 1 run. The Giants then lived up to their names with some mighty at-bats. Brendan Auriana got the party started lacing a scorcher into the outfield for a single. Nolan Foss then drove him in on a single after Auriana stole second. Chris Haley then stepped to the plate and cranked a triple scoring Foss. Eren LaBonte deciding to get in on the laser show driving Haley in on a Triple of his own.
In the 2nd Erika Wentz and Mason Linscott were able to draw walks to start the inning. Erika scored on speedy base-running, and mental mistakes by the Giants. Linscott scored on a single by Derek Chiavelli. Foss was then able to strike out the next to batters ending his day on the mound with 5 K’s over 2 innings. Seth Bridge then countered, striking out the side in the bottom of the 2nd holding the game in a tie.
The Astros were able to go ahead scoring a run after singles by Seth Bridge, Anthony Ceci and Brendan Choate. Sam Malignaggi was then able to strike out the last batter of the inning to minimize the damage 4-3 Astros. Giants came back to bat and put 4 runs on the board showing good plate discipline on walks drawn by Michael Jolicoeur, Sam Malignaggi, Nolan Foss and Ryan Lentine. Brendan Auriana and Chris Haley capitalized with singles to get the base-runners crossing the plate . Chris was then able to steal home on a passed ball, before Nathan Zalzal was able to strike out the last batter ending the inning 8-4 Giants.
The top of the 4th belonged to Sam Malignaggi, who struck out 3 to get the Giants back to the plate. The Giants stayed patient and walked there way to 3 more runs to end the 4th.
Mason Miller came into the game in the 5th inning to finish the game on the mound for the Giants. Tyler Linscott was able to score the 5th run for the Astros after leading off the inning with a single and advancing all the way home with some heads-up base-running. Mason ended up striking out 1 and Brendan Auriana made a heads up play at 1st backhanding a line drive out of play off the bat of Seth Bridge. Eric Wong ended the inning with a great play at 2nd stabbing a steaming grounder off the bat of Anthony “Boog” Ceci and throwing him out for the force at 1st. Chris Haley lead off the 5th with a single, then stole his way all the way home to end the scoring at 12-5 Giants. Erika Wentz was able to silence the rest of the bats of Giants, striking out 3 in the bottom of the inning. The game had exceeded the 2 hour limit at that point, so the Giants secured the win through 5 innings with time running out. By the end of the game it was 52 degrees, cold and windy, but the hot bats of the Giants were the story on this chilly Tuesday.
2011-05-11 rockies:11 astros:10
This was a 6-inning, high scoring barn-burner with both sides of the scorebook filled with black. Andrew Patno took the mound in the first inning, allowing two nice hits from Tyler Linscott and Seth Bridge, both coming around later to score. Anthony Ceci pitched the first for the Astros and surrendered 5 runs and two hits from Timmy Eaton and Parker Obenhofer, who drove in two with a line-shot double up the middle. The Astros came roaring back and took the lead with 4 runs in the second inning, highlighted by a well-struck double from Brenden Choate. Jake Smith was on the mound for the Rockies, finishing the inning with two timely Ks. In the bottom of the second, the Rockies regained the lead with two runs. In the third, Timmy Eaton took the mound for the Rockies, quieting the Astros bats with a quick inning of work, and Choate settled in to allow only one run from the Rockies. In the fourth, Parker Obenhofer had a 1-2-3 inning striking out all three batters. In the fourth, Andrew Patno and Jake Smith hit back-to-back bombs to help the Rockies tally three more runs. Ryan Rutstein the calmed down in the fifth, striking out two Rockies batters in the fifth. Trailing 11-6, the Astros pounded out three hits – two from the Linscott brothers and one from Ceci, scoring 4 runs to make the game 11-10. Jake Smith came into the game to close it out for the Rockies and delivered a 1-2-3 inning with two Ks. Whew, game over.
2011-05-13 rockies:6 giants:9
This was the 1st regular season meeting of the Giants and Rockies. Both teams came into this one undefeated. Jake Smith took the mound for the Home Team and quickly dispatched the top of the Giants order. In the bottom of the inning Brendan Auriana quickly dispatched the 1st 2 batters. Andres Hulfachor was able to get the Rockies on the board 1st by some speedy baserunning, after shaking off being hit by a pitch to get on base.
Alex Patno came out to start the 2nd inning for the Rockies. He was able to strike out the side and get his team back to the dugout for another crack at Auriana. Brendan was up to the task striking out 3. Johan Sajan was able to battle a full count to reach base, but that was as far as they were able to take the 2nd inning.
Tim Eaton came in to pitch the 3rd for the Rockies. Eric Wong led off the inning with an infield single that he was able to out run hustling down the line. Michael Jolicoeur then drew a walk. Tim was able to strike out the next 2 batters. Wong and Jolicoeur were able to get themselves into scoring position on a double steal. Sam Malignaggi then stepped to the plate and delivered a 2 out single that scored 2. The top of inning ended when the Rockies caught the speedy Malignaggi in a rundown between 2nd and 3rd. The Rockies then started the bottom of the 3rd drawing 2 walks by Andrew Guo and Joel Sajan. Jason Weintraub then singled in Guo. Alex Patno then knocked in Joel. Jake Smith then laced a single to center field scoring Weintraub and Patno. Smith was able to score on a wild pitch, finishing the inning with five runs running the score to 6-2 Rockies.
The 4th started with Nolan Foss leading off with a single then stealing 2nd. Brendan Auriana then stepped to the plate and drilled a triple to right field scoring Foss. Chris Haley stood in and promptly singled to score Auriana, He then stole 2nd and advanced to 3rd on 2 walks to load the bases. Haley was then able to steal home, but Parker Obenhofer was able to strike out the next to batters and induce a groundout to end the Top of the 4th still up 6-5 Rockies. Chris Haley came in to pitch the bottom of the 4th. Johan Sajan and River Hart were able to reach base to start the inning. Chris then settled in to strike out the next 3 batters.
The 5th started a 2 out rally with Nolan Foss hammering an opposite field double to score Michael Schaff. Next Brendan Auriana and Chris Haley went back-to-back singles to score Foss and Auriana. Chris was able to steal 2nd, 3rd and home to bring the score to 9-6 Giants. Haley was lights out in the Bottom of the 5th striking out 3 batters.
Jake Smith came in to shut down the Giants in the top of the 6th inning. The story of the inning was a 10-pitch battle between Jake and Michael Jolicoeur. Michael was able to foul off 6 pitches before finally taking a ball to earn the walk. The Rockies came up in the bottom of the inning. Andrew Patno hit a line drive to the left side of the field, but was robbed by Nolan Foss at shortstop. Chris Haley was lights out striking out the next 2 batters to close it out. This game proved to be a true battle between the early season titans of AAA!
2011-05-14 cardinals:13 astros:3
Cardinals and the Astros met for the second time this season. Seth Bridge faced off against Kavim Bhatnagar. The Astros struck first as Seth scored on a two out single by Brendan Choate. Down 1-0, Kavim helped himself out and evened the score by driving Robby Pavlas home on a well struck single. In the 2nd the Astros worked the bases loaded and plated another run to go up 2-1 as Derek Chaivelli crossed the plate. With the bases still loaded, Nathan Lowell made a heads up defensive play by throwing out a runner at home. This combined with some gutsy pitching by Kavim kept the Astros from doing more damage in the inning. In the bottom of the 2nd inning the Cardinals added 3 more runs, highlighted by Addy Gandhi’s double. Nathan Cormier took the mound for the Cardinals in the 3rd inning and after a walk to Chaivelli got the next three Astros batters out. At bat in the 3rd the Cardinals offense exploded adding 8 runs to go up 12-2. The Astros battled back in the 4th with Mason Linscott leading the effort by smashing a double to center and later scoring,but the comeback fell short. The Cards offense was led by Kavim (2-2, 3 RBI's) Joe Handy (1B, 2 RBI's) and Addy (2B, 2 RBI). For the Astros Choate (1B, RBI), M. Linscott (2B). Final 13-3.
2011-05-14 giants:10 athletics:0
The 1st 3 innings of this one were all about Roe Hendrick of the A’s and Brendan Auriana of the Giants. They were both able to go 3 scoreless innings to start the game. Roe was the only batter to hit off of Auriana and he did so twice. Brendan pitched 4 shutdown innings with 9 strikeouts in another dominant performance.
In the bottom of the 4th the Giants were able to generate some offense. The 1st two batters Michael Jolicoeur and Sam Malignaggi reached base on walks. Brendan Auriana stepped to the plate and singled to score Jolicoeur. Chris Haley came up next and singled to score Sam & Brendan. Haley was able to steal 3rd then take home to score on a passed ball. Ryan Lentine and Eren LaBonte both drew walks to give way to Josh Bailey who singled to score them both. Mason Miller came up and singled next, but the A’s were able to throw Bailey out at the plate to hold the score to 6-0 Giants.
Chris Haley came into the game in relief of Auriana in the top of the 5th and maintained the shutout registering 2 strikeouts. The Giants kept the offense going in the bottom of the 5th. Michael Jolicoeur drew a walk then Sam Malignaggi hit a double. With a man on 2nd and 3rd Nolan Foss singled on the 1st pitch to drive them home. Chris Haley then drew a walk and stole his way to 3rd. He then scored on a passed ball with the score ending 10-0.
Eren LaBonte then came in as pitcher to close it out in the top of the 6th. The game ended in a 3-pitcher shutout on this sunny Saturday afternoon at Drescher Field.
2011-05-20 astros:14 rockies:7
The Astros won their 2nd game over the Rockies with a seven-run fifth inning that included eight Stro hits. Set Bridge's 10th batter triple was the highlight. Tyler Linscott (2b,1b) four runs scored was his usual menace on the basepaths. Derek Chiavelli had three hits. For the Rockies: Jake Smith kept the Stros bats at bay in his two innings of work and Tim eaton had a two-hit night. Andreas Hulfachor, Alex Patno, Andrew Patno and Jason Wentraub all had hits.
2011-05-21 cardinals:3 giants:4
This game was another well-pitched gem between the red & white and the black & orange. Kavim Bhatnagar pitched 5 innings, allowing only 3 runs, walking only 2 batters & striking out 11. Nathan Cormier pitched a solid 1 inning with 2 K’s and allowing only 1 unearned run. Joe Handy was the Cardinals offensive star of the game going 2 for 3 with 2 runs scored, and reaching base on all 3 of his at bats. Other notable contributions from the Cards came from singles off the bats of Robby Pavlas and Ryan Murray as well as Cormier with a sacrifice to score a run.
The Giants were able to squeak out the victory with great pitching from Sam Malignaggi, Brendan Auriana, and Chris Haley. Sam went 2 innings striking out 3. Brendan & Chris went 2 innings each striking out 6 batters each. They combined for 4 innings of 1 hit ball, issuing only 1 walk & allowing only 1 unearned run to preserve the Giants win. The Giants offensive star of the game for the Giants was Nolan Foss going 2 for 3. Nolan stole 2 bases and scored 2 runs, one that proved to be the game winner, scoring on an error after stealing 3rd. Other notable contributions came from Brendan Auriana who went 2 for 3 with an RBI, 1 run scored and 2 stolen bases. Mason Miller went 2 for 2 with 2 RBI’s and a stolen base. In a tight game with spectacular pitching, the Giants were able to squeak out the win.
2011-05-21 rockies:8 athletics:7
This was a back and forth game between the Rockies and the As. Andres Hulfachor took the mound for the Rockies in the first two innings and held the As to two runs with Roe Hendrick, Nathan Riggs, and Brennan Bergerson all getting singles. He was greatly aided in the second inning from two successful pick-off plays that resulted in tag-outs at home and at 3rd base. Hendrick toed the rubber in the first inning for the As and gave up three runs due to a few walks and a timely two-out hit by Matt Frye. Brennan Bergerson pitched both the 2nd and 3rd innings for the As, striking out the side in the 2nd but allowing four runs in the third due to hits by Hulfachor, Jake Smith, Alex Patno, and highlighted by a three-base bomb from Andrew Patno. Parker Obenhofer maintained the hill in the 3rd and 4th for the Rockies. He struck out five batters while allowing four runs highlighted by a well-struck double by Braden McDonnell. Casey McNally took the mound for the As in the 4th and 5th striking out three while allowing Joel Sajan to cross home plate, eventually proving to be the game-winning run, due to a two-out single from Hulfachor. Jake Smith efficiently closed the final two innings for the Rockies, striking out four and allowing only one run and one hit by Hendrick.
2011-05-22 giants:11 rockies:3
This game highlighted hits by Rockies Jake Smith 2, Alex Patno 1 and Parker Obenhofer 1. Runs for the Rockies were scored on the legs of Alex Patno, River Hart, and Nick Gosselin (Called up from the Minors Cardinals to fill in for this game, also able to use his speed for a stolen base to set up his run scored).
The Giants were able to jump on the board early and took the momentum and never looked back. Offensive stars of the game were Sam Malignaggi and Brendan Auriana with a pair of Home Runs in the 1st inning. Hits from the Giants came from the bats of Sam 2, Brendan 3, Nolan Foss 2, Chris Haley 2, Michael Schaff 2, Mason Miller 1, and Michael Jolicoeur 1. The Giants were thieves on the basepaths as well with a total of 7 stolen bases Haley 3, Auriana 2, Miller 1 and Schaff 1. The deciding factor of this 11-3 victory was the stingy pitching of the Giants. Brendan Auriana, Nolan Foss & Chris Haley all went for 2 innings each. Foss and Auriana with 6 K’s a piece and Haley with 3. They combined for 4 hits allowed & 3 runs scored, but were otherwise able to silence the powerful bats of the Rockies in this 11-3 victory for the Giants.
2011-05-22 athletics:8 astros:9
Ryan Rutstein entered a pressure-packed situation on Sunday afternoon and rose to the occasion with a solid relief performance and was able to hang on for the W after Masomn Linscott scored the go-ahead run in the top of the 7th. Tyler Linscott had a four-hit day, while Seth Bridge stroked two doubles and was dominant on the hill. Nate Zalzal made a nice play with a long throw from 3rd to get a runner at first. Roe Hendrick (2b) and Nathan Riggs (1b) had back to back hits to lead a five run sixth for the A's.
2011-05-24 cardinals:7 athletics:1
The Athletics and Cardinals met for the first time this season to kick off a three game set. John Miles took the mound for the Cardinals and started off strong striking out four and allowing only two base runners through two innings. The A’s started with Brennan Bergerson who pitched well recording five strikeouts and allowing only 2 runs on Nathan Cormier’s single in the first. In the third Braden McDonnell traded in his catcher gear to make his first pitching appearance this season for the A’s. McDonnell delivered a solid performance for his team. McDonnell struck out a couple Cardinals batters and held them to two runs on hits by Robby Pavlas, Nathan Cormier (2-2), and Josh Tramack (1-3, 2 RBI’s). With the score 5-0 both the A’s Nathan Bergerson and the Cardinals Josh Tramack made their first pitching appearance of the season. Tramack was solid recording three strikeouts and allowing one run on a scorching base hit by Nathan Riggs. Bergerson was just as impressive with a strikeout and only allowing two hits by John Miles and Joe Handy. Rain shortened this game but not before it was official with the Cardinals coming out on top 7-1.
2011-05-26 athletics:4 cardinals:9
The A's and the Cardinals met for the second time in the week. Casey McNally was on the mound for the A's, pitching two solid innings striking out five Cardinal batters. The Cardinals countered with Robby Pavlas, who struck out two and allowed only two runs. With the score 5-2 in the third John Miles came in faced four batters recording two K's. Nathan Bergerson was just as effective in his two innings recording a 1-2-3 inning striking out 3 and only allowing one run. In the fourth and fifth innings Nathan Cormier (2 innings, 5K) came in for the Cards. The A's offense was able to add a couple runs on hits by Braden McDonnell (2-2) and a triple by Nathan Riggs (2-2). With the score 6-4 the Cardinals added to thier lead on Nathan Beaton's first hit and RBI of the season. This proved to be an important run as both Braden McDonnell (1 inning, 3K) and Brennan Bergerson (1 inning, 1K) were stingy in the 5th and 6th innings. With the A's threatening in the home half of the sixth on a double by Nathan Riggs, the Cards Kavim Bhatnagar struck out three batters to close out the game and seal the victory for the Cards. Final score 9-4
2011-05-27 athletics:8 cardinals:5
The A's secured their first victory of the season with an 8-5 win over the Cardinals, in their third game of the week. Nathan Cormier started for the Cardinals and pitched two solid innings, recording 6 consecutive strikeouts. With the Cardinals leading 4-0, the A's scored 4 runs in the 3rd and 4 runs in the 4th highlighted by a double by Braden McDonnell (3-3), a triple by Casey McNally, and a single by Nathan Riggs. The Cardinals came back to plate another run on a line drive double by Nathan Lowell, but that was the end of the scoring. The A's received strong pitching efforts by McDonnell (2 innings, 4 Ks), Nathan Bergerson (1 inning, 1K), Brennan Bergerson (2 innings, 3Ks), and Casey McNally (1 inning, 3 Ks).
2011-05-27 astros:6 giants:13
This game was a makeup game from the rain-out on May 15. Highlights for the Astros were hits by Seth Bridge, TJ Gillis, Anthony "Boog" Ceci, Brendan Choate, and Mason Linscott.
The Giants were able to hold the Astros off the board in the 1st 2 innings, with 5 K's from Brendan Auriana. Offensively the Giants had Contributions from the whole lineup, but especially Sam Malignaggi, Brendan Auriana & Mason Miller who all went 3 for 3 on the night. They also got hits off the bats of the Nolan Foss, Chris Haley, Josh Bailey & Ryan Lentine. The early runs scored by the Giants proved to be the difference in the victory.
2011-05-28 astros:10 rockies:5
Well played game by both teams!!!
2011-05-28 athletics:2 giants:17
This sunny Saturday Afternoon was highlighted by a 1 hit pitching gem thrown by the arms of Brendan Auriana (2 innings 6K’s no walks) and Nolan Foss (4 innings 11K’s 4BB’s and 1 hit allowed). The one hit allowed was a double off the bat of Roe Hendrick who also struck out 4 over 2 innings of work. Offensive contributions from the Giants were a triple off the bat of Brendan Auriana and singles by Nolan Foss, Chris Haley, Josh Bailey and Michael “Flounder” Jolicoeur. Eric Wong earned a game ball and the nickname “Juggernaut” for being a defensive juggernaut for not just this game, but the entire season.
2011-05-29 astros:10 cardinals:14
The Cardinals and Astros met for the final time this season on a scorching hot Memorial Day weekend. The Astros took the field first with Anthony Ceci on the mound. The Cardinals offense started strong scoring three runs before Ceci struck out two and assisted with the tag on an attempted steal home. Nathan Cormier pitched the first two innings for the Cardinals, striking out 3 and allowing only one run. Nathan Zalzal took over the pitching duties in the 2nd inning for the Astros and pitched well. Tyler Linscottt came in to pitch the 3rd and 4th innings for the Astros notching four striking outs. Ryan Rutstein after playing a great defense in the field robbing the Cardinals from any extra runs closed out the game for the Astros for 5th and 6th innings. With the Cards on top 9-1, Kavim Bhatnager came in to pitch the final four innings. Bhatnagar struck out 7 but the Astros did not go down without a fight, Anthony Ceci (4-4), Erika Wentz (3-3) with a double and two base hits led the way, but the comeback fell a bit short. Also contributing to the Astros offense were Thomas Gillis, Ryan Rutstein and Seth Bridge. Offensively for the Cardinals Nathan Lowell, John Miles, Nathan Cormier, Kavim Bhatnager, Ryan Murray and Joshua Tramack all had hits. Special mention goes out to call ups Kyle O'Connor and Brandon Yan for the Cards, both contributed offensively crossing the plate for three runs. Final score 14-10 Cardinals.
2011-05-29 giants:14 rockies:5
The Rockies offensive stars were Tim Eaton with a double, and singles by Parker Obenhofer & Jason Weintraub. Jake Smith, Andres Hulfachor and Andrew Patno pitched for the team in Purple with 8 K’s combined on the outing. The Giants Offensive stars were Chris Haley with a home run, Brendan Auriana (2-for 2 with a triple and a single) , Sam Malignaggi (2 for 2 with 2 singles) and singles by Nolan Foss & Michael Jolicoeur. Brendan Auriana, Eren LaBonte, Chris Haley & Sam Malignaggi combined for 3 earned runs and 13 K’s in this final regular season meeting of the Rockies and the Giants.
2011-05-30 astros:1 giants:9
This was a tight, well-fought game by both sides, with a 6th inning rally by the Giants to secure the win. The pitching for both teams was the story with Anthony “Boog” Ceci going 3 strong innings with 5 K’s and Seth Bridge with 3 innings and 7 K’s. The Giants countered with Brendan Auriana pitching 3 innings & striking out 6, and Chris Haley closing it out over 3 innings and 8K’s.
Offensive contributions from the Astros came fro a pair of triples off the bats of Tyler Linscott (who went 2 for 2 on the day) and Seth Bridge. Boog also contributed to the offense with a well-struck single. The offense of the Giants was powered by a triple from Chris Haley and hits from Sam (2 for 3) Malignaggi, Nolan Foss, and Ryan Lentine. This Memorial Day game closed out the regular season meetings between the Giants and the Astros.
2011-05-31 rockies:9 athletics:20
The A's defeated the Rockies in a high scoring game, 22-9. The A's were paced by Braden McDonnell(4-4), Roe Hendrick (3-3 double, triple), Nathan Riggs (2-2 double), Brennan Bergerson (2-2), and Anubhav Darisi (2-2). Roe Hedrick started the game for the A's and pitched a solid first inning. The Rockies threatened in the second with bases loaded and no outs, but Brennan Bergerson (2 innings, 6 Ks) snuffed the rally with 3 consecutive Ks. Casey McNally pitched the final frame. The Rockies were lead offensively by Andres Hulfachor (3-3) and received a bases clearing triple in the 4th inning by Jacob Smith.
2011-06-02 cardinals:16 rockies:8
The Rockies and the Cardinals met up for the second time this season at Dresher Field. The Cardinals John Miles took the mound and pitched well striking out five and not allowing a run in his two innings of work. The Cards offense got off to a quick start in the first inning with hits from Miles, Nathan Cormier and Robby Pavlas. With the score 4-0 Cards, the Rockies offense came alive led by the bat of Andrew Patno (2-3) who doubled in the 3rd to bring the Rockies within one run. With the score 4-3 The Cardinals Nathan Beaton and Kavim Bhatnagar drove in a few runs on hard hit balls and added to the Cardinal lead. The Rockies were resilient and battled back, down 9-3 plating four in the fourth with a few scored on a well hit ball by Johan Sajan to make score 9-7. In the fifth the Cards broke the game open scoring seven runs on hits by Cormier (2-2), Bhatnagar (2-3), Pavlas (2-3), Joe Handy (3-3) and Nathan Beaton (2-2). Cormier came on to pitch the final two innings for the Cards striking out four and only allowing a hard hit single to River Hart (1-2), and was challenged on a tremendous at bat by Sajan before retiring the side. The teams will meet again on Saturday in for the final game of the regular season. The win clinched second place for the Cardinals. Final score 16 – 8
2011-06-03 athletics:7 astros:15
Astros closed out the regular season with a W. Brenden Choate hit the ball well for the Astros and Braden McDonnell checked in with a three bagger for the A's.
2011-06-04 rockies:10 cardinals:2
This was the final game of the regular season for the Rockies and Cardinals. The Cardinals had just finished an extra inning game and some lunch to begin the second half of a Saturday double header with the Rockies. Andrew Patno took the mound for the first two innings, giving up no runs and striking out three. The hard throwing Robbie Pavlas began for the Cards, giving up four with a few walks and a well struck single by Timmy Eaton. Josh Tramack pitched the 2nd and cooled the Rockies by striking out the side. Andres Hulfachor pitched the 3rd and 4th for the Rockies, surrendering a single to Pavlas and a line shot by Shawn Dyment, driving in the Cards first run. Ryan Murray pitched the third, giving up nice singles to Jason Weintraub and Parker Obenhofer and four runs to the Rockies. Nathan Cormier calmed things down with a clean 4th. John Miles pitched the 5th for the Cards, giving up singles to Jake Smith and Timmy Eaton who drove in a few runs. Timmy closed the game for the Rockies, giving up one run on two singles by Cormier and Nathan Beaton, highlighted by a double from Josh Tramack. Defensively, River Hart caught a liner and doubled up the runner for a rare double play to end the 5th inning.
2011-06-04 cardinals:3 giants:5
The Giants were able to scratch and claw their way to the win in this extra innings affair. The Giants were able to squeak out a run with Sam Malignaggi aggressively stealing all the way home after drawing a lead off walk. The Cardinals countered with 2 runs of their own on 2 walks with the bases loaded. The Giants then tied it up in the 2nd when Josh Bailey battled for a walk then stole his way to another run. Strong pitching from Sam Malignaggi, Brendan Auriana and Chris Haley kept the Giants in this game. Robby Pavlas, Josh Tramack, Nathan Cormier, Nathan Lowell, Joe Handy and Kavim Bhatnagar all teamed up to play out this game where only 4 hits were allowed on either team. The hits came from Sam Malignaggi, Nolan Foss, Brendan Auriana and Michael Schaaf for the Giants. The Cardinals Robby Pavlas, Joe Handy, Aditya Ghandi, and Josh Tramack led the way with solid contact. Ghandi was able to score on an RBI Single to tie the game up at 3 runs a piece to force extra innings. The game was won in the 7th inning when the top of the order for the Mighty Giants came alive. Malignaggi led off with a Single and then stole his way home. Foss then singled to get on base. Auriana proceeded to hit a hard shot right to Nathan Lowell at 1st base and on a bang-bang play had an unassisted double play. Chris Haley then drew a walk and stole his way home. Haley then came in to slam the door shut with a 1-2-3 inning by way of the K. This game ended the regular season for the Giants undefeated 12-0.
2011-06-05 rockies:10 athletics:14-------PLAYOFF GAME----------
The A's won a slugfest over the Rockies 14-10 in the opening round of the AAA playoffs. With the game tied in the top of the 6th inning, Roe Hendrick hit his second triple of the game with two outs and two on to break the tie. Brennan Bergerson (2 hits) and Adam Paquette (2 hits ) followed with hits to tack another run in the inning. Casey McNally (3 innings, 2 runs allowed) closed the door in the bottom of the 6th to secure the victory. Brennan Bergeson started the game and went the first 3 innings for the A's. Jake Smith came in the game in relief for the Rockies and pitched 4 solid innings. Mcnally and Brendon Frost also contributed triples offensively. Andres Hulfachor had two hits for the Rockies and pitched a gallant 6th. River Hart and Jake Smith contributed hits to the Rockies offensive effort.
2011-06-05 cardinals:6 astros:5-------PLAYOFF GAME----------
The Nashua South playoffs started off with an epic game when the Cardinals, faced off against the Astros. Nathan Cormier took the mound for the Cards and proceeded to strike out the first two batters, but Tyler Linscott (2-3) started a two out rally on a sharp hit single and later scored to put the Astros up 1-0. Seth Bridge toed the rubber for the Astros and proceeded to retire the Cards in order behind some great plays and one strikeout. Cormier was just as effective in the next frame as he struck out two, and got the final batter to ground out to Joe Handy at 2b. In the home half of the second inning Kavim Bhatnagar (2-2) tripled and later scored on a base hit by Brendan Trombley (2-3) tying the game at one apiece. The third inning saw the Astros offense turn it up as they sent eight batters to the plate. Key hits were delivered by, Erika Wentz’ (2-3) single, and Tyler Linscotts’ triple, giving the Astros a 4-1 lead. Seth Bridge was throwing hard getting the Cardinals to go down in order in the third to keep the score 4-1. John Miles came in for the Cards in the fourth and kept the Astros from adding to their lead striking out the side. The Cardinals took advantage of the opportunity with John Miles (3-4) starting things off with a single, Nathan Lowell (4-4) single. Nathan Cormier then drove in both Miles and Lowell in bringing the score to 4-3. With Cormier on third Kavim Bhatnagar, drove in the tying run with a sharply hit single. Brendan Trombley added a hit, moving Kavim to third, where Ryan Murray (1-2) was able to drive in Kavim to put the Cards up by one. The Astros evened it up as Erika Wentz was able to draw the walk and score on a single by Seth Bridge (1-3) in the fifth. The Cards challenged in the fifth but the Astros played staunch defense and did not allow a runner to cross the plate. Kavim Bhatnagar came in to pitch for the Cards in the sixth, allowing only one baserunner. With the score still tied the Astros kept the Cardinals off the board on a tremendous unassisted double play turned in by Seth Bridge to end the inning. Both teams battled back and forth in the final innings keeping the scored tied, until the bottom eighth when the Cards John Miles reached first on a fielders choice, which set up Nathan Lowell, who slammed a single into right field allowing Miles to score from first to secure the victory for the Cardinals. Pitching: Cardinals Cormier (3 innings), Miles (2 innings), Bhatnagar (3 Innings), for the Astros, Bridge (3 innings), Gillis (3 Innings) Ceci (2 innings) Final score 6-5 Cardinals in 8 innings.
2011-06-06 giants:8 athletics:10-------PLAYOFF GAME----------
In a back and forth playoff game, the A's defeated the top-ranked Giants 10-8. Brendan Auriana (3 innings, 5Ks) started for the Giants, and the A's were able to scratch out a run in the top of the 1st with back to back hits by Casey McNally and Roe Hendrick. Brennan Bergerson (3 innings, 5Ks) started for the A's and yielded 3 runs on solid hits by Nolan Foss, Auriana, and Chris Haley. The Giants plated 3 more in the bottom of the second, capitalizing on several walks and solid hits by Sam Malignaggi and Foss. The A's escaped the inning with a double play started with a catch of a screaming liner off of the bat of Auriana that was snagged by Hendrick who relayed to third baseman Brendon Frost to double up the runner on third. Trailing 6-1, the A's mounted a rally for 3 runs with solid hits by McNally, Hendrick, and B. Bergerson.
In the top of the 4th, Chris Haley (3 innings, 6Ks) entered the game and shutdown the A's. Casey McNally (3 innings, 7Ks) countered for the A's and shutdown the Giants. In the top of the 5th, the A's strung together 5 consecutive hits to plate 4 runs. Braden McDonnell led off the inning with a single, which was followed by a single by McNally. Hendrick and B. Bergerson followed with back to back triples and Adam Paquette singled for the final hit of the innings. Trailing 8-6, the Giants battled back with 2 runs, with a single from Foss, and a Homerun by Auriana. Haley followed with a double, but the A's escaped with a 4-3-2 double play of N. Bergerson to Hendrick to McDonnell to barely nab Haley at the plate. With the game tied 8-8, Haley got the first two outs before yielding a two out walk to McNally. Hendrick followed with a two strike triple to plate the lead run and B. Bergerson followed with a double to make the score 10-8. McNally closed out the victory for the A's in the bottom of the sixth with 3 strikeouts.
2011-06-08 cardinals:11 athletics:9-------PLAYOFF GAME----------
The A's and the Cardinals met for the first time in the playoffs, both teams came into the game 1-0 vying for a spot in the championship game. John Miles took the mound allowing 3 runs and stiking out four over his two innings of work. Miles was also assisted by catcher Ryan Murray who gunned down a runner at 2nd. For the A's Brennan Bergeson started things off getting out of a bases loaded jam in the first and allowing 3 runs and striking out 3 for his two inings. With the scroed tied 3-3,both offenses kicked into high gear. The A's Anubhab Darisi (1-3), Roe Hendrick (1-3) and Adam Paquette (2-3),all had hits. The A's also recieved triples from Brennan Bergeson (2-3), Brendon Frost (2-3) and Casey Mcnally (2-4). The Cardinals offense answered back leading the way was,Robby Pavlas (3-3) with a triple, Doubles by Kavim Bhatnagar (1-3) Nathan Cormier (1-2),and hits by Brendan Trombley (2-2), Joe Handy (3-3), and Josh Tramack. After the offensive explosion from both teams the score was 11-9 Cardinals. The Cardinals went to Kavim Bhatnagar to close out the final two innings. Kavim was clutch stiking out all six batters he faced to preserve the victory for the Cardinals. For the Cardinals, Pitching; Miles (2), Cormier (2), Bhatnagar (2). For the A's B. Bergerson (2), Hendrick (1), McNally (2).
2011-06-10 giants:2 astros:0-------PLAYOFF GAME----------
This Playoff game was played in record time (6 innings in 1.5 hours) as a make-up from the rainout from the night before. Both teams played exceptional defense making this a low scoring affair. The Astros out hit the Giants 4-2. Hits for the Astros came from Seth Bridge, Tyler Linscott, Anthony “Boog” Ceci, and TJ Gillis. The Giant’s hits were a single from Brendan Auriana and a double from Chris Haley. The Astros had outstanding pitching from TJ Gillis 2 innings 3 K’s and Seth Bridge 3 innings 6 K’s. The Giants pitched Brendan Auriana 3 innings 5K’s and Chris Haley 3 innings 6 K’s . The 2 runs were scored by Sam Malignaggi who reached base on a walk in the 1st inning then capitalized on an error with some crafty baserunning. In the 3rd he was able to reach on a fielder choice and steal his way home. The rest of the story was the defense. Although they did hit better, Chris Haley caught 2 of the base runners stealing 2nd on lasers to Nolan Foss and Eric “Juggernaut” Wong. Wong also made a spectacular play at 3rd on a well-struck ball that he was able to snare on a line (proving once again how he earned his nickname as a “defensive juggernaut”). The play of the game came in the top of the 6th when Ryan Lentine was able to rob an extra base hit from Seth Bridge catching a fly ball in right center field! This game could have easily gone either way, but the Giants emerged the victors!
2011-06-12 athletics:1 giants:13-------PLAYOFF GAME----------
The mighty bats of the Giants decided this one in a 9 hit effort. After miracles were worked preparing the field by many volunteer parents, we were able to get this makeup playofff game in at 3:00 Sunday afternoon. This was following 24 hours of non-stop rain… Pitching for the Athletics were Brennan Bergersen 4 innings 5K’s and Casey McNally 2 innings 5K’s. The Giants Had Brendan Auriana for 3 innings allowing 1 hit and 6K’s and Chris Haley for 3 innings 8K’s. The offensive star of the game was Sam Malignaggi 3-4 with a Home Run, 2 singles and 4 RBI 2 runs scored. The Giants also had strong contributions from Nolan Foss 3-4 1 RBI and 2 runs scored; Brendan Auriana 2-3 with a triple a double, RBI and 2 runs scored; Michael Schaff with a bases loaded double going 1-1 with 2 RBI and 1 run scored. Brennan Bergersen was the offensive star for the Athetics going 2-3 with a double. Other standout offensive contributors were Casey McNally and Roe Hendrick, who each had hits off of the stingy pitching of the Giants. The Giants now move on to face the Cardinals who they will have to beat twice to have a shot at the AAA Championship.
2011-06-13 cardinals:2 giants:17-------PLAYOFF GAME----------
The Giants pitched Brendan Auriana for 2 innings no hits & 5K’s getting himself out of a bases loaded jam in the 2nd with a great stab of a bouncer right back to him off the bat of Brendan Trombley and a throw snagged by Sam “Birthday Boy” Malignaggi at 1st. The Giants also pitched Nolan Foss 2 innings 2 hits 1K and Sam Malignaggi 1 inning 1 Hit and 2K’s. The Cardinals pitched John Miles for 2 innings 2K’s, Nathan Cormier for 2 innings no hits allowed and 3 K’s and Nathan Lowell for 1 innings allowing 1 hit and 1K. Hits for the Cardinals came from John Miles and Aditya Ghandi. Giants had hits from Sam Malignaggi 2-3 3 RBI with a bases-loaded double, Brendan Auriana had a 2 for 2 day with a double. Chris Haley went 1-2. Everyone on the Giants contributed with patience at the plate, drawing walks, fouling off pitches and scoring a total of 17 runs. With this Giant victory (and the coin coming up tails for the Giants) as the stage is set for the big game Tuesday night at 5:30. Cardinals at Giants for the AAA Championship!
2011-06-14 giants:3 cardinals:4-------PLAYOFF GAME----------
CARDINALS WIN THE 2011 AAA CHAMPIONSHIP!
With the Giants big win on Monday, the Cardinals and Giants squared off in a game that would determine the 2011 AAA Championship. This contest featured everything you could hope for in a game of this magnitude. This was a back and forth battle between the league’s top two teams. Pitching, defense and timely hitting was the theme of this night, each team stood tall as the pressure continued to mount. Great team and individual performances were turned in by both the Cards and Giants players through a tough eight inning battle.
The first two innings both teams were held scoreless as Chris Haley (8K, 0BB, 3H, 4 Innings) of the Giants and Kavim Bhatnagar (9K, 6BB, 6 Innings) of the Cardinals matched each other pitch for pitch on the mound. In the 3rd the Cardinals were able to scratch out a run when Ady Ghandi singled and came around to score on Josh Tramack’s fielder’s choice. After a scoreless 3rd the Giants were able to tie the game up as Nolan Foss singled and scored on a hard hit single by Brendan Auriana. With the game knotted up 1-1, Auriana (9K, 2BB, 2H, 4 Innings) took over the pitching duties for the Giants. The Cardinals Robby Pavlas battled hard and was rewarded as he lined a single to center. Joe Handy was able to score Pavlas later in the inning to put the Cardinals up 2-1. Nathan Cormier (4K, 2BB, 2H, 2 Innings) came on in relief for the Cardinals for the 5th and 6th innings. The Giants were unable to get anything going in the 5th, and in the 6th were one out away from defeat, as Sam Malignaggi stepped up to the plate. Down in the count, Sam delivered a two out triple to center giving the Giants new life. With a man in scoring position and the season on the line Nolan Foss battled and delivered a clutch two strike, single to plate Malignanni and tie the score at two. With the score tied and the Giants threatening to walk off with a victory, Cormier was able to send this game into extra frames by recording a huge strike out for the third out of the inning. This game was already one for the ages and the next two innings solidified it as an instant classic. Brendan Auriana continued on for the Giants, and workhorse Kavim Bhatnagar came in to pitch for the Cards. The Cardinals struck first in the visitors half of the 7th as John Miles drew a walk and later came around to score on Nathan Cormier’s infield hit. With his team down one, Chris Haley led off with a single, stole second and was driven home on another clutch single by Nolan Foss. Eight inning tied 3-3, the Cardinals Brendan Trombley stepped up to the plate and delivered a well hit triple to right. With Trombley on third Joe Handy hit a fly ball to the edge of the infield towards short, with the catch made by Eric Wong, Trombley tagged and broke for home, sliding under the tag, just beating an excellent throw by Wong to put the Cardinals up 4-3. In the home half the Giants needed a run to tie, two to win, an occurring theme between these two teams this season. The Giants Daniel Morrison and Ryan Lentine reached base and the Giants were once again threatening. With two outs, Michael Jolicoeur faced Bhatnagar and with two strikes on him got a hold of the next pitch. Jolicouer’s hit was solid and surely would have reached the outfield if not for a head s up defensive play by Joe Handy to seal the victory and the championship for the Cardinals.
Members of the 2011 AAA champion Cardinals are;
Nathan Beaton, Kavim Bhatnagar, Nathan Cormier, Shawn Dyment, Aditya Gandhi, Joe Handy, Nathan Lowell, John Miles, Nathan Lowell, Ryan Murray, Robby Pavlas, Josh Tramack, and Brendan Trombley