TOWNIES TOPPLE WATERTOWN
Backed by fireballer Hayden Groh, who tossed a complete game three-hitter (including 11 strikeouts), the Charlestown 13-15 year-old Babe Ruth team outlasted Watertown by a score of 5-2 to pick up their first victory of the summer season.
The Townies’ (1-3) offense has been led by Groh, Teddy Chisholm, Noel Gallagher and Aidan Boucher, who have consistently sparked one rally after another. Also showing great improvement with the bat have been the Flanagan brothers (John and Joe), Jonathan Duncan, Connor Boyle, Sean Sullivan and Glenangel Acosta.
Defensively, Brendan Lynch has emerged as the team’s best outfielder while Groh, Chisholm, Boucher, Duncan and Joe Flanagan (who has flashed a cannon arm) handle the catching duties. Pitching is solid with Groh, Chisholm and Boucher anchoring a talented starting rotation.
With continued improvement from EoghanDelvalle, Oliver Bryan and Orlando Martinez (who are each sidelined with injuries), the Townies seemed primed to make some noise in the Middlesex Summer League standings.
UPCOMING HOME GAMES (Ryan Payground – “The Neck”)
- Tuesday, July 15 at 7:15 p.m. versus Lexington
•Monday, July 23 at 7:15 p.m. versus Waltham
•Monday, July 30 at 7:15 PM versus Watertown
•Thursday, August 2 at 7:15 p.m. versus Somerville
CHARLESTOWN LITTLE LEAGUE
9’s and 10’s Mayor’s Cup teams advance! 11’s and 12’s start next weekend!
The 9’s dropped a tough one 10-5 to the South End July 8, and the 10’s held on to beat Regan 5-3. They both will advance to next weekend’s single elimination playoffs.
The 11-year-olds and 12-year-olds start their Mayor’s Cup tournaments next weekend at Parkway in West Roxbury. The 11’s play at 5:45 p.m. on Saturday vs South Boston. The 12’s play at 1 p.m. vs Regan. Come cheer them on.
- Mayor’s Cup playoff schedule:
Saturday, July 14 at Moakley
9-year-olds 4:30 p.m. vs. Hill House
10-year-olds 2 p.m. vs Allston-Brighton
- 12-year-old All Stars win Tuesday night
It was a huge win Tuesday for Charlestown 12-year-old All-Stars, 8-3, over Dorchester. This puts them in the finals on Thursday (July 12) 7 p.m. vs the winner of Dorchester vs. South Boston (which happened late July 11). Come out Thursday to cheer the boys on to a District championship.