Bay Sox Season Ends on a Great Note
The Bay Sox ended their 2013 season on Friday night with a 7-0-shutout victory over visiting Ocean State Waves at Paul Walsh Field.
Jake Salpietro (Fairfield) hit his first homer of the season in the eighth to add to the Bay Sox seven runs.
Also helping the New Bedford offense was Ryan Plourde (Fairfield) who went 2 for 3 with a walk. Plourde scored two of the Bay Sox runs and added two RBIs.
Chris Shaw (Boston College) had another big night at the plate going 3 for 4. He scored one run and recorded one RBI.
Shaw also spent time on the mound tonight. He pitched one inning, gave up one hit and struck out two batters.
Matt Burgess (Crowder) was the only Wave with multiple hits. Burgess went 2 for 4 including a double and a single.
Tonight’s winning pitcher was New Bedford starter CJ Tsoumakas (Rhode Island). He spent six innings on the mound and gave up just five hits and struck out six.
Receiving the loss tonight from Ocean State was their starting pitcher Brendon Allen (Jefferson). He pitched four innings, gave up six runs on eleven hits and struck out three.
The Bay Sox end their 2013 season with a record of 20-24.
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What is a "Bay Sox" anyway . . . ?
Most people in the SouthCoast know, by now, that there is a baseball team called the New Bedford Bay Sox playing ball around here someplace. Many folks don't know what kind of team the Bay Sox are and just how good the baseball is.
The Bay Sox are a "summer college baseball team". That means they are a team made up of the best talent drawn from the best college teams from around the country. Virtually every state in the nation has a team playing in one of the nearly 40 leagues playing baseball during June and July. But, not all leagues and not all places are created equal. This kind of summer baseball holds a special, long, and storied history in New England. The Cape Cod Baseball League was founded nearly 140 years ago. The Bay Sox play in the New England Collegiate Baseball League (the NECBL - http://www.necbl.com) a league entering its third decade of play. History and tradition matter for baseball players. The best of the best want to come here. Much of the best of summer college baseball is played in southeastern Massachusetts. Welcome to Bay Sox country! For more . . . http://www.newbedfordguide.com/new-bedford-bay-sox/2013/05/30
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Bay Sox Lose Final Road Game
The New Bedford Bay Sox fell to the Newport Gulls 11-5 on a rainy Thursday night at Cardines Field.
The Bay Sox saw a 3-1 lead disappear in the bottom of the fifth.
New Bedford starter Brendan O’Rourke (Franklin Pierce) was an out away from getting out of a bases loaded jam when Ben Roberts hit a grand slam over the center field wall to give the Newport Gulls a 5-3 lead. Brett Winger (Michigan) followed with a two run single to make it 7-3 after five.
The Bay Sox got two runs back in the top of the sixth to make it 7-5.
Carl Anderson (Bryant) grounded into a fielder’s choice with the bases loaded for a run and the Bay Sox added another on a throwing error by the Gulls first baseman.
Cody Jones (Texas Christian) made it an 8-5 Newport lead when he doubled to left-center and later scored on a wild pitch.
The Bay Sox broke a 1-1 tie in the top of the fifth.
Ryan Plourde (Fairfield) and Anderson set the table for Andrew Dundon (Marshall) with back-to-back singles. Dundon cleared the bases with a two run double to center field to give the Bay Sox a 3-1 lead.
The Newport Gulls plated the first run in the bottom of the second off a hit and three walks.
O’Rourke walked Ben Roberts (Washington State) to start the inning and gave up a bloop-single to Timmy Robinson (USC). O’Rourke struggled to find the zone and walked back-to-back Gulls to make it 1-0.
The Bay Sox wasted no time getting a run back.
Anderson led-off the top of the third with a single to left field, stole second, and Alex Witkus (Fairfield) drove him in with a two out single to right field.
The Gulls added three runs in the bottom of the seventh to make it an 11-5 final.
The Bay Sox are now 19-23 on the season. They close out the season Friday against the Ocean State Waves at Paul Walsh Field. First pitch is scheduled for 6:30 PM.
Brendan O’Rourke: (Loss) 4.2 IP 4 H 7 R 6 BB’s 6 K’s
Ryan Plourde: 2-for-4, 1 run
Carl Anderson: 3-for-4, 2 runs, 1 RBI
Andrew Dundon: 1-for-4, 2 RBIs
Alex Witkus: 1-for-5, 1 RBI
Lane Richards has a 6 game hit streak
Sox Fall Short in Sanford
The New Bedford Bay Sox fell just short to the Sanford Mainers Tuesday night at Goodall Park losing 4-2.
Bay Sox starter Adam Fournier (Franklin Pierce) seemed to lose the strike zone in the bottom of the fourth, walking two and allowing a single to load the bases. With one out, Fournier walked Billy Bereszniewicz (Binghamton) to bring in the first run of the game.
Fournier minimized the damage with back-to-back strikeouts to strand the bases loaded.
Sanford made it a 3-0 game in the bottom of the fifth with RBI singles from Anthony Papio (U of Maryland) and Scott Heath (U of Maine), off of Bay Sox reliever Nick Friar (Northwestern).
New Bedford got two runs across in the top of the seventh.
Andrew Dundon (Marshall) led the inning off with a double down the left field line. He scored on a fielding error by the Mainers first baseman, Nic Wilson (Georgia St.), to make it 3-1. With two outs and runners on first and second, Max Nogay (West Virginia) singled through the left side of the infield to make it a 3-2 ballgame.
The Mainers added an insurance run in the eighth on a Wilson RBI triple off the center field wall.
With the loss, the Bay Sox move to 19-23 on the year. New Bedford has an off day tomorrow and will travel to Newport Thursday.
Max Nogay: 2-for-4 with an RBI
Lane Richards: 1-for-5 and has a 5-game hit streak
Andrew Dundon: 3-for-4 and 1 run
Chris Shaw: 2-for-4
Adam Fournier: (Loss) 4 IP, 3H, 1R, 6BB, 3K
Nick Friar: 4IP, 8H, 3R, 0BB, 4K
Bay Sox Homer Their Way to Victory
The New Bedford Bay Sox hit three home runs Tuesday afternoon at Robbie Mills Field to beat the Laconia Muskrats 16-6.
A Max Nogay (West Virginia) grand slam, Chris Travers (Roger Williams) solo shot and Chris Shaw (Boston College) two run homer, accounted for more than half of the Bay Sox runs.
New Bedford broke a 1-1 tie in the fifth and didn’t look back.
Nogay drove a two out pitch from Miles Veth (Wheaton) over the left field wall for a grand slam to give the Bay Sox a 6-1 lead. It was Nogay’s third home run of the season and the first grand slam for the Bay Sox. Prior to that at-bat, Chris Shaw hit an RBI infield single, his fifth game in a row with an RBI.
The Muskrats answered back with two runs in the bottom of the inning on a 5-4-3 double play and a bloop-single by Ryan McBroom (West Virginia) to make it 6-3.
The Bay Sox added three more runs in the sixth on RBI singles from Alex Witkus (Fairfield) and Lane Richards (Notre Dame), and a sacrifice fly from Travers.
Laconia made it 9-5 in the bottom of the sixth with RBI singles from Nick Freeberger (Hartford CC) and Rob Koski (Hartford CC),
Travers got the scoring started in the top of the fourth with his first home run of the season. Travers gave the Bay Sox a 1-0 lead with a solo shot to left field, just to the right of the Laconia green monster.
Joey Bielek (Arizona State) and the Muskrats tied the game at one in the bottom of the fourth. With two outs, Bielek doubled off the right field wall, missing a home run by a couple of inches, to score Jake Peevyhous (Arizona State) from first.
The Bay Sox added four more runs in the eighth. Two of those runs coming from a two run homer from Shaw over the right field fence, his fifth of the season.
New Bedford tacked on three more runs in the ninth to make it a 16-6 final.
The Bay Sox are now 19-22 and travel to Sanford to take on the Mainers at 6:30 PM.
Sam Dodge: (Win) 6 IP, 10 H, 5 ER, 3 BB’s, 7K’s
The Bay Sox only struck out once
Bay Sox 1 through 6 hitters each had 2 or more RBI
Every batter scored at least 1 run
16 runs is a season high for the Bay Sox
Alex Witkus: 2-for-4, 3 R, 2 RBI
Lane Richards: 3-for-5, 2 R, 2RBI
Chris Shaw: 3-for-5, 2 R, 3 RBI
Andrew Dundon: 2-for-5, 2 R
Kurt Seiders: 2-for-3, 3 R
CJ Tsoumakas Leads the Bay Sox to a Win
New Bedford’s starter CJ Tsoumakas (Rhode Island College) went the distance and the Bay Sox came from behind to beat the Laconia Muskrats 5-4 Monday afternoon at Paul Walsh Field.
Tsoumakas threw a complete game and got the win, allowing four runs on ten hits and four strikeouts.
Laconia starter, Evan Phillips (North Carolina Wilmington), almost matched Tsoumakas. Phillips went seven innings, allowing three runs on three hits, striking out five.
In the middle innings both pitchers had a combined streak of 18 batters retired in a row.
The Bay Sox were trailing 2-1 going into the bottom of eighth when they finally got to Phillips.
Alex Witkus (Fairfield) got the inning started with a groundball single into left field. Witkus stole second and eventually scored on a wild pitch to tie the game. Ryan Plourde (Fairfield) gave the Bay Sox the lead with a single, and an RBI single from Chris Shaw (Boston College) made it 4-2 Bay Sox. Another wild pitch allowed Plourde to come in making it 5-2 Sox. That was the exact number of insurance runs they needed to get the win.
The Muskrats made it a one run ball game in the top of the ninth, but stranded the tying and go-ahead run on second and third to end the game.
Shaw led the Bay Sox offensively going 3-for-4 with a run and an RBI.
With the win the Bay Sox move to 18-22. New Bedford hits the road tomorrow for a split-doubleheader against Laconia and Sanford.
Bay Sox Lose a Nail-biter
The Ocean State Waves beat the New Bedford Bay Sox 3-1 in Sunday Nights’ pitchers duel at Paul Walsh Field.
The Waves sealed the deal in the top of the 9th ending New Bedford’s three-game win streak.
Mike Gerber (Creighton University) and Shaun McGraw (Binghamton) got the inning started with back-to-back base hits to put runners on the corners. Gerber scored on a wild pitch from Bay Sox Adam Fournier (Franklin Pierce). Two batters later, pinch runner Mike Sherburne (Community College of Rhode Island) made it 3-1 when New Bedford’s catcher Chris Travers (Roger Williams) threw the ball into center field on a stolen base attempt.
Ocean Sate’s starting pitcher James Bessel (Dowling College) only allowed two hits and one run through 5 and 2/3, while New Bedford’s bullpen struck out eight keeping the Waves to just one run through eight innings.
The scoring started in the top of the third when a costly balk from Bay Sox Brendan O’Rourke (Franklin Pierce) scored Ocean State’s Reed Gamache (Binghamton U) to put the Waves on top 1-0.
New Bedford answered back in the bottom of the sixth.
Curtis Anderson (Bryant) started the inning with a leadoff walk followed by a Lane Richards (Notre Dame) perfectly executed hit and run. Anderson was thrown out when he got caught in a pickle in between third and home. Two batters later, Chris Shaw (Boston College) grounded into a fielder’s choice to score Richards and tie the game at one.
The Bay Sox are now 17-22 and play Laconia tomorrow at home. First pitch is 2 PM at Paul Walsh Field.
Bay Sox Partner With New Bedford Guide!
Hello Bay Sox Nation!!! The New Bedford Bay Sox are pleased to announce the team's partnership with the New Bedford Guide for the 2013 season. The guide will be posting Bay Sox news, full length articles and more, all summer long. Go Bay Sox!!!
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Cloud Control Fan Night
It's Cloud Control Fan Appreciation Night!!!
Come to the game tonight against the Mystic Schooners. Come meet the geeks who make the on-line Bay Sox world. They (we) work hard to make sure you know what is going on, keep up the stats, and enjoy an expanded fan experience.
Tonight Cloud Control comes down from above and will be set up in a mobile control center to talk (they hate talking to real people), and run you through all the media channels we keep running. Most channels change every day.
And, remember tonight we give away a JetBlue ticket to one the fans who entered our contest (and is present at the game). Remember, entering the contest ended at noon. So fans, it's Cloud night . . .
. . . the Clouds where we store the Bay Sox data and the clouds where our friends at JetBlue fly.
See you at 6:30, Paul Walsh Field. Go Sox!!!
Southcoast Health System Night
Thursday at Paul Walsh Field is Southcoast Health System Night. Come out to the park to watch your New Bedford Bay Sox take on the Keene Swamp Bats and show your appreciation to the wonderful, hardworking doctors and employees from our local hospitals. There will be a number of giveaways in addition to all of the game day fun and excitement on Southcoast Health System Night. Dr. Athena Xifaras, the Boston Children’s onsite Associate Director of Pediatric Services at St. Luke’s Hospital in New Bedford will be throwing out the first pitch. Bring your entire family down to the park this evening for a can’t-miss night of Bay Sox baseball!
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