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A guide to Patriots training camp

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New England Patriots fans from the Nashua area, get the car ready. Gas it up. Practice getting up early to handle traffic. It’s that time. Zip down the highway with Foxborough, Mass., as your destination. It’s camping season. As in New England Patriots training camp, a favorite summertime ...

Cruz enjoying second stint with Silver Knights

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NASHUA – Cam Cruz will always be remembered in Nashua Silver Knights lore for his two huge clutch home runs at Portsmouth’s Leary Field in last year’s Futures Collegiate Baseball League playoffs. But keep an eye on the native of Chandler, Ariz. He may be remembered for something else in ...

Devers joins Red Sox, expected to make MLB debut on Tuesday

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SEATTLE – The Boston Red Sox are giving highly touted prospect Rafael Devers a day to get acclimated to big league life. Then, he’s expected to make his first start in the majors – against Seattle ace Felix Hernandez. Hoping to get more production at third base, the AL East leaders called ...

Legion tourney scoring is soaring at Gill Stadium

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Baseball has been trying to find a way to inject energy into the game. Some believe MLB has already taken a step by “juicing” its baseballs this year. The conspiracy, although unproven, seems to have some merit considering 2017 hitters are on pace to blast more home runs than any season in ...

Nashua stays alive in American Legion tournament

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MANCHESTER – Nashua Post 124 is still alive in the New Hampshire American Legion Baseball Tournament, defeating Laconia Post 1 at Manchester’s Gill Stadium on Sunday, 13-6. Laconia got on the board in the third, as what seemed to be a routine pop fly turned into Post 124’s second error ...

Silver Knights click for 9-5 win over Mavericks

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NASHUA – Just like that, it seemed like everything clicked for the Nashua Silver Knights on Sunday night at Holman Stadium. Nashua had a pitcher last over three innings and look good; its bats didn’t put pressure on the pitching staff, if anything, it took the pressure off. Nashua scored ...

Red Sox promoting touted 20-year-old 3B Rafael Devers

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ANAHEIM, Calif. – The Boston Red Sox are calling up third base prospect Rafael Devers after failing to find a better solution on the trade market. Devers will join the Red Sox in Seattle on Monday and make his major league debut against the Mariners on Tuesday, Boston president of baseball ...

Valbuena’s solo homer lifts Angels to 3-2 win over Red Sox

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ANAHEIM, Calif. – The Los Angeles Angels made their five hits count Sunday. Luis Valbuena hit a tiebreaking solo home run in the seventh inning, Mike Trout and Andrelton Simmons also homered and the Angels beat the Boston Red Sox 3-2. Valbuena hit his ninth shot of the season into short right ...

Blues, poor defense foil Silver Knights new pitching plan

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NASHUA – The Nashua Silver Knights have a new pitching plan, but you really couldn’t tell the difference Saturday night as their defense let down their arms, with four errors helping to lead to a 8-6 loss at the hands of the Bristol Blues before a Holman Stadium fireworks crowd of 1,455. Of ...

Nashua slips; Merrimack exits

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MANCHESTER – An old baseball adage says a walk is as good as a hit. Concord had plenty of both on Saturday. Post 21 pounded out 15 hits, drew 10 walks and earned a 15-9 victory over Nashua Post 124 on Saturday in the winner’s bracket semifinals of the American Legion state baseball ...

Struggling to find nine players in tourney game? Ugh

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Another reminder of baseball’s methodical march into eternal darkness came Saturday at the state American Legion Senior Baseball Tournament. Exeter Post 32, my old hometown team, had to forfeit its game against Laconia because it couldn’t rustle up nine players. Apparently Post 32 has ...

Merrimack can’t hold on vs. Concord

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MANCHESTER – They were just five outs away from staying in the winner’s bracket of the New Hampshire American Legion tournament on Friday. But Merrimack Post 98 couldn’t close the deal, falling 11-10 to Concord Post 21 in a three hour, 37 minute contest that featured 20 walks in the ...

Early to rise again for Merrimack Legion

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Early to bed, early to rise makes some baseball teams healthy, winning and wise. That’s sometimes the case in the crazy celebration of the national pastime called the New Hampshire American Legion Senior Tournament, but not for Merrimack Post 98 on Friday. Game time for the tourney opener was ...

Silver Knights wary of the Blues

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NASHUA – The Bristol Blues are back at Holman Stadium for the second time in three nights on Saturday night. And they’ve certainly got the Nashua Silver Knights attention. Silver Knights hitters have struggled with one of Bristol’s pitchers twice, Michael Genaro, but also know the Blues ...

Edwards glad Merrimack’s Schaller still a Bruin

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NASHUA — It didn’t make headline news, so if you didn’t hear, Merrimack’s Tim Schaller signed a one-year deal to return to the Boston Bruins. And perhaps one of the people almost as happy as Schaller is Bruins/NESN play-by-play man Jack Edwards. “We nicknamed him “The Granite ...

Let the Legion tourney gauntlet begin for two locals

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Welcome back to the party, Nashua Post 124. The New Hampshire Senior American Legion baseball tournament gets underway bright and early at 9 a.m. at Manchester’s Gill Stadium on Friday, and the eight team field is almost exactly the same as a year ago – but with two exceptions: Concord ...

Silver Knights ready for critical home stretch

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NASHUA – The Futures Collegiate Baseball League stretch run starts now, and the Nashua Silver Knights find themselves in a different position with two-plus weeks to play. Well, at least different for them. “Every year is different,” Nashua manager B.J. Neverett said. “No year is going ...

Williams is having a splendid Silver Knights season

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NASHUA – Of course the first thing you notice about Nashua Silver Knights All-Star second baseman Ted Williams is the name. “I definitely thought about that when I was coming,” the native of the Lancaster, Pa. area said, with the identical name the Red Sox legend. “I knew if I came here ...

Team USA-Japan series finale a Holman hit

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NASHUA – Team USA general manager Eric Campbell was all smiles late Monday night. The reason? Well, first, the Team USA All-Star collegians topped Team Japan,3-1, in the deciding Game 5 of their 41st series between each other. And second, they did it in front of a large, enthusiastic Holman ...