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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 ...

Yankees big deal really isn’t that big

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Thank the Yankees for kicking off the trade deadline season with their alleged blockbuster with the White Sox. “Alleged” means that the principals were overshadowed by a who’s-who of who’s-thats. The major player was Todd Frazier, a corner infielder who, apparently, is ready to blossom ...

Hanley homers in 15th to give Red Sox 5-4 win over Blue Jays

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BOSTON – Hanley Ramirez finally ended another long night for the Boston Red Sox, and his teammates found just enough energy to celebrate his walk-off shot. Ramirez hit a drive out of Fenway Park in the 15th inning, giving the Red Sox a 5-4 win over the Toronto Blue Jays in a rain-delayed game ...

Pierce retires where he belongs

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The most influential Boston basketball figure in a quarter century hung up the sneakers as a Celtic. Monday’s one-day deal was a symbolic bookend to the career of Paul Pierce, who famously led the Celtics to the team’s 17th championship. Earning NBA Final MVP honors during the title run ...

Pomeranz, Red Sox clip Blue Jays

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Pomeranz, Pedroia strong in Boston’s 5-1 win over Blue Jays By KYLE HIGHTOWER, AP Sports Writer BOSTON (AP) — Dustin Pedroia drove in three, Drew Pomeranz pitched three-hit ball into the seventh inning and the Boston Red Sox beat the Toronto Blue Jays 5-1 on Wednesday night. Pomeranz ...

Team USA tops Japan, 3-1, to take series

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NASHUA – The best baseball the city has seen in a while didn’t disappoint, with great drama the icing on the cake. It took Ole Miss fireballer Dallas Woolfolk to fan Team Japan’s Masaki Iwami with two out and the tying runs in scoring position to give Team USA a 3-1 win in the deciding ...

When worlds collide on the diamond

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Team Japan official Junpei Tomonaga took a look at the 307 down the left-field line by the brick wall at Holman Stadium on Monday late afternoon, a couple of hours before the Game 5 showdown with Team USA and smiled. “Interesting left field with that lower fence,” he said. “We’ll see ...

Pierce signs with Boston to retire as member of Celtics

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BOSTON – Paul Pierce is retiring as a member of the Boston Celtics. The Celtics announced Monday that they have signed Pierce to a contract so the 10-time All-Star can retire with the team where he spent his first 15 seasons in the NBA. Pierce helped bring Boston a championship in 2008 as ...

Pearce lifts Toronto to 4-3 win over Red Sox

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BOSTON – Blue Jays reliever Ryan Tepera couldn’t believe his eyes when he looked up and saw that he was the winning pitcher — his fifth career victory. Starter Marcus Stroman was the best pitcher of the game, taking a three-hit shutout into the seventh inning and leaving without allowing ...

Special guests coming to Holman

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The Silver Knights game staff was busy well after Friday night’s game at Holman Stadium. They were cleaning up the press box, the concourse, the seats … not a makeover, just sprucing the place up. Why? Special guests are arriving on Monday. What was announced at a press conference just ...

Silver Knights fall 6-3 at Brockton

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Once again, the Nashua Silver Knights fell short on the road. Nashua (18-20) has lost 10 of its last 11 road games, including Sunday’s 6-3 defeat at the hands of the Brockton Rox at Campanelli Stadium. That loss came on the heels of a heartbreaking 5-4 ninth-inning walk-off loss at Martha’s ...

Red Sox, Yankees split 3-0 decisions in doubleheader

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BOSTON – Major league home run leader Aaron Judge hit a towering fly ball toward the triangle in Fenway Park’s center field, and Jackie Bradley Jr. began drifting over toward the bullpen wall. That’s when Red Sox right fielder Mookie Betts knew. “Jackie does this little thing where, ...

Nashua Country Club’s Martel wins State Am

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KEENE – It wasn’t easy, but making history rarely is. Nashua Country Club’s Mike Martel held off Concord Country Club’s Matt Paradis for a 2 and 1 victory in the 36-hole title match of the 114th New Hampshire Amateur Championship on Saturday at Bretwood Golf Course. The triumph marks ...