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Sunday, June 22, 2014

Royals win Nashua Cal Ripken Majors title

Brian Ascani and Liam Novak had key hits to give the Royals, who trailed 1-0, a 5-1 win over the Phillies for the Majors Cal Ripken League title.

Their runs made it a 3-1 game, and in the fifth Colton Welch added a two run ome run to increase the lead to 5-1. ...

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Brian Ascani and Liam Novak had key hits to give the Royals, who trailed 1-0, a 5-1 win over the Phillies for the Majors Cal Ripken League title.

Their runs made it a 3-1 game, and in the fifth Colton Welch added a two run ome run to increase the lead to 5-1.

Varun Lingadal pitched the complete game victory for the Royals. Mason Matylewski pitched well for the Phillies and also hit a home run.

Pirates 15, Tigers 5

The Pirates banged out 15 hits for the right to face the Diamondbacks for the AAA City Championship.

The Pirates were led by Brian Chisolm with four hits. Brandon Metivier, Colin Holbrook and Josue Mpom all had three hits and Myles Mcgrath also had two hits

The Tigers were led by Colin Emmons and Robert Canaway with two hits each.

Phillies 10, Athletics 4

The Phillies advanced to the Majors finals as Hector Rodriguez pitched four innings of one-hit ball, allowing wo runs with four strikeouts and one walk. Rodriguez also hit a two-run homer to help his cause, while Ryan Lopez hit a three-run shot in the second inning.

Tigers 17, Giants 7

Colin Emmons hit a three-run inside the park home run for the Tigers, who also got a big double from Dylan Richard.

The Giants Sean Sullivan had two hits and two runs scored. Keith O’Donnell had a hit and run scored.

Diamondbacks 5,

Pirates 4

In a AAA city tournament semifinal battle between the last two undefeated teams, the Diamondbacks, trailing 4-3, got a walk-off win on starting pitcher Ian Deluca’s RBI hit.

Robbie Cullerton had knocked in the tying run earlier in the sixth. Colin Holbrook scored a big run for the Pirates

Athletic 14, Angels 3

The A’s were led by Jake Smith (3 for 3 with a home run and four runs scored), Nolan Foss (1 for 1 with two runs scored), Parker Obenhofer (1 for 2 with two runs scored) and Brandon Yan (1 for 2 with two runs scored).

The Angels were led offensively by Anthony Forgione (a home run and two runs scored).

Royals 7, Phillies 1

The top seeded Royals were led in their Majors city tourney semifinal win by pitcher Colton Welch, who struck out 15. Owen McMillan pitched well for the No. 2 Phillies.

Tigers 7, Cardinals 6

Dylan Dichard hit a two-out double in the bottom of the sixth that brought around Jaxon Gendreau from first with the winning run, snapping a 6-6 tie. Pierce Beaulieu and Thomas Laurendi had big hits for the Cardinals.

Diamondbacks 11,

Giants 0

The Diamondbacks were able to run away with the game in the fifth inning with hits by Jackie Curtin, Aiden Taylor, Ian Deluca and Anthony Infante. Deluca and Ryan Ovalle combined for the shutout on the mound. Chase Devins pitched well for the Giants.

Nationals 8, Dodgers 6

The Dodgers got big hits from Nolan Mederos and David Mullaney to take a 6-4 lead in the fifth but the Nationals rallied keyed by five walks. Ryan Jolicoeur had a big hit for the winners.

A’s 2, Red Sox 1

Parker Obenhofer hit a solo home run into the net in center to snap a 1-1 tie. Zach Rioux also hit a sacrifice fly for the winners. Chase Nickerson had an RBI for the Sox.

Nationals 11, Rockies 1

Singles from Silas Fier, Nathan Smith, Connor Kozyra and Logen Fier and a double from Josh Lentine highlighted the Nationals’ attack. Peter Wilson had an RBI hit for the Rockies.

Angels 8,

Diamondbacks 4

The Angels were led by Anthony Forgione with four solid innings of pitching, and two hits with two runs scored. Keegan Mills had two hits and two RBIs.

The Diamondbacks were led by Isaac Zhang with two walks, one hit, and one run score; Landon Moore with a walk, a hit and one run scored; Rory Curran with a hit and one run scored; and Alex Meesig with three hits and an RBI.

Dodgers 10, Athletics 9

Alex Swisher stole home for the walk off win as the Dodgers rallied from an 8-0 deficit. Ryan Haskell also had a big triple and Swisher added an RBI single.

The A’s were led by Henry Grabowski, Harrison Spalthoff, Chase McBride, Jason Pino-O’Bryant, and Jason Tejada.

Amherst Red Sox

win title

Nick Nowak went 2 for 3 with a triple, RBI, run scored, and pitched three shutout innings with seven strikeouts as the Amherst Red Sox salvaged a 3-3 tie with Amherst Blue in the championship game. But, as the result of the main tiebreaker (better record), the Red Sox were awarded the title after finishing 8-0-1. Amherst Blue finished 6-2-1, including a 4-2 loss to the Sox in an earlier round.

Just as they had earlier, Blue took a 2-0 lead but the Sox tied it when Madux McGrath got a one-out double, followed by a triple from Nowak and RBI single by Jon-Christopher Markot.

Blue got a run to lead 3-2 but the Sox tied it again on singles by Tommy Hanlon, Austin Damron and a McGrath ground out.

Amherst Red Sox 4,

Amherst Blue 2

Christian Burke’s two-run triple snapped a 2-2 tie in the bottonm of the fifth. Tommy Hanlon also hit a two-run homer for the winners.

Nowak pitched 22⁄3 innings of shutout baseball and also added two hits and a run scored.


Two Nashua World Cup

teams in regionals

Two Nashua World Cup boys soccer teams, the U-12 boys 01/02 Elite and the U-15 98/99 Elite will compete in the U.S. Youth Soccer Region 1 Championships at the University of Rhode Island in Kingston, R.I. From June 26-July 1. Round-robin games will be held June 27-29. Following a rest day, semifinal matches will be played June 30 and the Region I Champions will be crowned following final games July 1.

The Region I Championships feature top teams in the U-12 through U-19 age groups beginning with round robin games June 27-29. Following a rest day, semifinal matches will be played Monday, June 30 and the Region I Champions will be crowned following final games on July 1.

The other State Associations, besides host Rhode Island, represented are Connecticut, Delaware, Eastern New York, Eastern Pennsylvania, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York West, Pennsylvania West, Vermont, Virginia and West Virginia.

Regional winners of tourneys from U-13 to U-19 earn a berth in the U.S. Youth Soccer National Championships to be held July 21-27 at the Maryland SoccerPlex in Germantown, Md.


Fishing Derby July 12

The Nashua Parks & Recreation Department, with the Horse Pond Fish & Game Club, US Fish Hatchery, and the Nashua Police Athletic League, will hold Ninth Annual Summer Fun Fishing Derby on Saturday July 12 from 9-11 a.m. at the Horse Pond Fish & Game Club on Horsepond Avenue, just north of the Nashua Mall on Broad St.

The Fishing Derby is open to youths 5-12 years of age and is free of charge. All youths should bring their own pole but bait is available for all who need it. All fishermen need to be accompanied by an adult.

There will be prizes for the following categories: First Fish Caught, Biggest Fish Caught and, Most Fish Caught. In addition there will be raffle prizes drawn after the award ceremony. Registration begins at 8 a.m. at the Horse Pond Fish & Game Clubhouse.

After the award ceremony all fishermen and their families are invited to a cookout at the clubhouse. The first 75 registered participants also receive a Fishing Derby t-shirt. To register, call the Parks-Rec Dept. at 589-3370.

UMass-Lowell soccer

clinics, Summer Classic

The UMass-Lowell High School Summer Classic will be on July 12 at the Cushing Field Complex and will be open for all boys of high school age. The cost for this event is $220 per team with a non-refundable deposit required by July 9.

The UMass-Lowell Soccer Clinic, open to all boys ages 12 years and older and will take place between Thursday July 31 and Saturday August 2. Participants can pick from two packages: the Residential Program Package for $425 or Extended Day Package for $375.

Each package lets attendees practice on the university athletic field, partake in meals at the renovated Fox Dining Hall, and participate in other recreational activities. Residential attendees will stay in the new state of the art University Suites.

All Clinics will be held at the Cushing Field Complex on the campus of UMass Lowell, 261 Riverside St., Lowell. The UMass Lowell Men’s Soccer coaching staff and players willoversee and coach the clinics. For information, contact coach Jamie Wangia at (978) 934-3340 or