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  1. D1 Baseball Final: Leominster 6, Norwood 1

    Andy Smith

    WORCESTER, Mass. -- The sun was setting in the distance behind Fitton Field's left field foul pole as Leominster's Neil O'Connor was putting the finishing touches on his team's season. With two outs in the bottom of the seventh, Norwood's John Ga...

    Blog | June 14, 2014
  2. D3 State Final: Bellingham 11, Monument Mtn. 6

    Andy Smith

    WORCESTER, Mass. -- Usually, a state final pits a team's best against another team's best. Both teams battle through tournament brackets to play for the state title, playing its best at the most opportune time. Then there is a game like Saturday'...

    Blog | June 14, 2014
  3. D1 EMass Final: Norwood 2, Andover 1

    Andy Smith

    LOWELL, Mass. -- As teams get deeper and deeper into the postseason, their margin for error becomes thinner and thinner. One bad inning, one hit, even one bad pitch can be the difference between winning and losing. In the Division 1 Eastern Mass....

    Blog | June 11, 2014
  4. D3 EMass Final: Bellingham 2, N. Reading 1 (8 inn.)

    Andy Smith

    LOWELL, Mass. -- It was over in an instant. With one out in the bottom of the eighth of the Division 3 Eastern Mass final, North Reading pitcher Scott Allan stared down Bellingham's Michael Ryan as he took a lead off third base. Ryan had doub...

    Blog | June 10, 2014
  5. Carey, state's winningest, coaches final game

    Andy Smith

    LOWELL, Mass. -- Tuesday's 2-1 extra inning loss meant the end of the storied career of North Reading coach Frank Carey. After 47 years coaching the varsity, he is retiring as the all-time winningest coach in Massachusetts high school baseball hi...

    Blog | June 10, 2014
  6. North's Hodgson delivers the goods in final

    Andy Smith

    BROCKTON, Mass. -- Coming into the Division 1A "Super 8" tournament, Newton North coach Joe Siciliano did not know if Tommy Hodgson was ever going to get an opportunity to start a game given how the schedule was playing out. And then, there he wa...

    Blog | June 09, 2014
  7. Super 8: Braintree 5, St. John's Prep 4

    Andy Smith

    BROCKTON, Mass. -- In the top of the seventh in this elimination game of the MIAA Division 1A "Super 8" tournament, Braintree's Connor Columbus came to the plate and delivered. The Wamps' No. 3 hitter had been 0-for-3 on the day against St. John's...

    Blog | June 02, 2014
  8. Pitcher's Perspective: Newton North vs. Silver Lake

    Andy Smith

    BROCKTON, Mass. -- As the game rolled on, Sunday's Super 8 nightcap between Newton North and Silver Lake became a chess match. Not just between opponents, but against the schedule. The winner would play Bridgewater-Raynham on Thursday, while the ...

    Blog | June 02, 2014
  9. Super 8: Bridgewater-Raynham 3, St. John's Prep 1

    Andy Smith

    BROCKTON, Mass -.- After Bridgewater-Raynham's Jack Connolly walked the leadoff hitter in the top of the ninth inning, assistant coach Glen DePontbriand walked out to the mound to check on his starter. The junior was coming off an eight-pitch at-...

    Blog | May 31, 2014
  10. Live chat: Saturday's Super 8 games

    ESPNBoston.com

    Join Brendan C. Hall, Andy Smith and Chris Bradley on Saturday afternoon for a live chat during the two Super 8 baseball games at Campanelli Stadium in Brockton. Our chat starts at noon. Here's the schedule: * No. 2 St. John's Prep vs. No. 3 Brid...

    Blog | May 30, 2014
  11. Super 8: Newton North 5, Catholic Memorial 4 (8 inn.)

    Andy Smith

    NEWTON, Mass. -- Ben Porter didn't have to look at his coach for a sign, he already knew he was going to try to steal second. Before the junior outfielder legged out a two-out infield single off Catholic Memorial's Pat Shore, Newton North coach J...

    Blog | May 30, 2014
  12. Super 8: Newton North, CM suspend play in 14th

    Andy Smith

    NEWTON, Mass. -- The Super 8 first round baseball matchup between Catholic Memorial and Newton North was suspended until Friday after 13 innings of play Thursday. After Tommy Joyce grounded back to the pitcher to end the bottom of the 13th, Catho...

    Blog | May 29, 2014
  13. Recap: No. 4 Newton North 2, No. 10 BC High 1

    Andy Smith

    NEWTON, Mass. -- Entering the top of the seventh inning, the top five hitters in the Newton North batting order had one hit in 15 at-bats. Down by a run heading into the final inning against Boston College High School, the heart of the lineup wou...

    Blog | May 16, 2014
  14. Recap: No. 25 Lowell 16, No. 10 BC High 5

    Andy Smith

    LOWELL, Mass. -- It was a game where, oddly enough, Lowell did not really have to do much. In a game crucial for both teams' postseason aspirations, Boston College High School's pitchers walked 14 Lowell hitters. The Red Raiders came away with a ...

    Blog | May 15, 2014
  15. Carey becomes state's all-time wins leader

    Andy Smith

    NORTH READING, Mass. -- When it was over, there was no pomp and circumstance. After North Reading defeated Newburyport twice on Thursday, the team gathered at the foul line in front of its dugout, briefly exchanged high-fives, slapped its coach on...

    Blog | May 09, 2014
  16. Recap: No. 2 Newton North 4, No. 8 Cath. Memorial 0

    Andy Smith

    NEWTON, Mass. -- It was an old-fashioned pitchers duel Saturday at Newton North. Well, at least for a little while. Entering the bottom of the sixth inning, Newton North's Teddy Rodliff and Catholic Memorial's Nathan Webber had racked up 9 and 8 ...

    Blog | May 03, 2014