By Kevin Kelly
TOWNIES TAKE PLAYOFF OPENER
In the opening round of the Middlesex Summer League Babe Ruth playoffs on Aug. 1, #2 seed Charlestown overcame an 8-4 deficit with a 12-run explosion in the 5th and 6th innings to run away from Lexington by a score of 16-8. Leading the way on offense for the Townies (9-2) were Colin Delvalle (sacrifice fly, double, run, 4 RBIs), Hayden Groh (triple, walk, 3 runs, 2 stolen bases, 2 RBIs), Noel Gallagher (triple, 4 hits, 3 RBIs), Miguel Buret (hit, 2 walks, 2 runs, 2 stolen bases, RBI), Ray Luis (3 hits, walk, 2 runs, 2 stolen bases, 2 RBIs), Jack Adduci (2 walks, 2 runs, 2 stolen bases), Oscar Jahn (2 walks, 2 runs), Brendan Lynch (2 walks, 2 runs) and Teddy Chisholm (2 hits, 2 runs, stolen base). Defensively, despite 5 costly errors solid plays were made by Groh (putout, 5 assists), Jahn (6 putouts) and Gallagher (assist, 4 putouts). On the mound, starting pitcher Gallagher was solid while relievers Chisholm (who picked up another win in his second appearance) and Groh (solid 2-inning save) silenced the Minutemen attack.
TOWNIES NOTCH A SOLID WIN
The Charlestown Senior Babe Ruth team (3-0) posted another solid triumph riding the arm of southpaw Chris Tucker (2-0, 1.50 ERA) to topple Brighton by a score of 7-3 on Friday, July 28. First baseman Danny Settipani blasted a monstrous 2-run homer to lead the offense while Cam Delvalle (2 hits, 2 runs, stolen base, 2 RBIs), Tucker (2 hits, run, RBI), Patrick Kelly (2 walks, run, stolen base), Jared Burhoe (walk, run) and Mike Ward (hit, walk, run) also pitched in with the bats. Defensively, shortstop Kelly (3 putouts, 3 assists) combined with relief pitcher Hugh O’Donnell for a nifty game-ending pickoff play while Settipani and right fielder James Hollien also flashed the leather.
LITTLE LEAGUE CITYWIDE TOURNAMENT
The updated Boston Citywide baseball league schedule has been posted, with all games at Moakley Field in South Boston at 5:45 p.m.
- THURSDAY AUG. 3 VS MISSION HILL
- FRIDAY AUG. 4 VS SAVIN HILL
- MONDAY AUG. 7 VS SOUTH BOSTON
- TUESDAY AUG. 8 VS SAVIN HILL
- FRIDAY AUG. 11 VS ALLSTON/BRIGHTON
- PLAYOFFS AUG. 14-16
CHARLESTOWN YOUTH FOOTBALL
The Charlestown Youth Football League has begun its conditioning week drills this week at the Field. The schedule is Tuesday to Friday, 6-8 p.m. for football; Tuesday to Thursday, 6-7:30 p.m. for cheering.
Registrations are still open, bring a child’s Birth Certificate, Physical Form (no less than one year old from 7/31/16); Report Card to show grade/level.
FEES: $50 – Flag 1st/2nd Grade; $75- All over grades/levels
Please expect other expenses for your child including items to purchase such as: mouth guards, cleats, cups, under garments, sneakers, bows, etc. A full list of items that your child MUST purchase for the season will be available soon.
Charlestown students can go to Red Sox game for only $9
For less than the cost of movie ticket, Charlestown students can enjoy the magic of Boston Red Sox baseball at Fenway Park this summer. The Red Sox are offering young fans affordable tickets to games through the team’s Student 9’s program, which provides high school and college students the opportunity to purchase $9 tickets with a valid student ID at every home game.
“We want to make sure that this new generation of fans finds Fenway Park accessible, affordable, and enjoyable. It’s essential to the future of our game,” said Red Sox President Sam Kennedy. “We introduced the student 9’s to remove cost as a barrier for students, and allow for the spontaneity of deciding to come to a game last minute. Students can now come to Fenway Park for less than the cost of a movie ticket and with little advance planning.”
Student 9’s are the lowest priced tickets at Fenway Park and provide access with guaranteed standing room tickets and the potential for an upgrade pending availability.
Young fans can register to receive student offers by visiting redsox.com/student or text ‘students’ to the Red Sox at 23215 to sign up for alerts at any time.
Student tickets will be delivered to mobile devices or available through the Ballpark App. Students can scan their ticket directly from their phone when they arrive at the ballpark gates, and are asked to bring their student ID for verification to gain entry.
Student 9’s are part of the Red Sox’ “Calling All Kids” initiative, an ongoing effort to connect baseball to the next generation of fans. Calling All Kids aims to provide greater access to Red Sox games, enhance the kids experience at Fenway Park and celebrate the game of baseball in the community.