SUMMER LEAGUE BABE RUTH WRAP-UP
The 2018 Charlestown Babe Ruth summer season came to a close for both the 13-15 year-old and 16-18 year-old teams after a campaign which saw both squads participate in extremely competitive leagues. The younger Townies (1-10) moved to the Middlesex A Division after two successful years in the B Division. Leading the way for coaches John “Cheese” Chisholm and Andy Groh were Aidan Boucher, Noel Gallagher Teddy Chisholm, Glenangel Acosta, Hayden Groh and Connor Boyle. Also making important contributions were the Flanagan brothers (John and Joe), Jonathon Duncan, Brendan Lynch, Oliver Bryan, Lando Martinez and Sean Sullivan.
For the 16-18-year-old team, the experience of playing in the Northeast Senior Babe Ruth League should serve them well next season. Charlestown (2-8), ably coached by Quinlan Locke and Rob McIntosh, was eliminated by Danvers in the playoffs by a score of 8-4. Will Marchi pitched a dynamite game, as he’s done all season, striking out five batters and giving up only three earned runs. Ray Diaz, the youngest player in the league, was a shining spot at shortstop and led the team with a .543 batting average. Will Marchi batted .420 and notched 10 RBIs. Defensively, Xavier Nunez found a home at first base and on the mound Andres Domenech pitched relief in seven games allowing only 6 earned runs. Leadoff hitter Rory Carrier batted .284 and played a solid second base. Hats off also to the efforts of twins Angel and Miguel Buret, Oscar Jahn, Matt Mendoza, LenynCuello, Eddie Pistorino and Jack Adduci.
ROOKIE YEAR IN THE BOOKS
As the Tom Yawkey League playoffs get underway, a pair of “Townie” rookies made their mark on the diamond. First baseman/DH Danny Settipani helped the Charlestown Townies team with a double, 2 RBIs, 3 walks and 2 runs. Danny, who sported a nifty .421 batting average for Newbury College last spring as a freshman, looks forward to the fall college baseball season. Patrick Kelly enjoyed a sensational defensive season at first base for the Brighton Black Sox posting 66 putouts, seven assists while committing only two errors. Patrick, a two-sport athlete (baseball and basketball) at St. Joseph College ME, also added 6 runs, 6 walks, 6 hits and 4 RBIs to help the offense.