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Dover sweeps by Nashua for state Junior Legion Baseball title

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PORTSMOUTH – As good as the Nashua Junior Legion team as been here, playing with a lead in the state Final 8 Tournament, Post 124 was asked for the first time Wednesday to play from a substantial hole. Nashua didn’t handle it well. The winner’s bracket winner at 3-0, dropped ...

HB football players to lead New Hampshire Shrine team

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In a matter of weeks, they will bolt in different directions and start new lives. But for one last week, they are football teammates, friends in battle and, yes, even captains once again. “I’m not going to be playing football in college. When I was selected for this, I thought to myself ...

Silver Knights hope pitching can take them to playoffs

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NASHUA – Who are these Nashua Silver Knights? Certainly not the same team we saw through the Futures League All-Star break at the start of a week-long stretch away from home. That team had fallen two-plus games in back of the North Shore Navigators for the sixth and final playoff spot. And ...

Don’t worry about anything, Red Sox fans

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Skepticism, which is a first cousin to cynicism, has been known to raise an eyebrow now and again in this little corner of the newsroom. So before continuing with this essay, please note a disclaimer: The following is not offered in the name of sarcasm. The Red Sox are going to win the 2018 ...

Red Sox place Chris Sale on disabled list

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BOSTON (AP) – The Boston Red Sox put ace Chris Sale on the disabled list Tuesday with left shoulder inflammation, meaning he will miss his scheduled start this week against the New York Yankees. Sale said the soreness is in the same spot as usual after a start, but he wasn’t recovering as ...

Phillies slow down Red Sox at Fenway

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BOSTON (AP) – Jake Arrieta struck out seven in seven strong innings and the Philadelphia Phillies snapped a four-game slide with a 3-1 win over the Boston Red Sox on Tuesday night. Jorge Alfaro hit an RBI double in the second, Scott Kingery drove in a run with a sacrifice fly in the fourth ...

Ramirez grand slam powers Fisher Cats to win

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Harold Ramirez hit a grand slam as part of a seven-run third inning, powering the New Hampshire Fisher Cats to an 11-5 win over the Richmond Flying Squirrels on Tuesday at Northeast Delta Dental Stadium. Tayler Saucedo (3-1) worked six innings to pick up the win. He allowed eight hits, did ...

Red hot Silver Knights sweep Rox to land in sixth

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NASHUA – The Cherry was clearly on top on Sunday – and so were the Nashua Silver Knights. Newcomer Justin Cherry, who pitched in a collegiate league in the Hamptons n Long Island for the first half of the summer, tossed a 4-1 complete-game gem for the Silver Knights to set the tone for a ...

Nashua Junior Legion baseball aiming for championship

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PORTSMOUTH – Fundamentals and taking advantage of mistakes are important in any sport, but in baseball they are paramount. Both the Nashua Post 124 and Lebanon Post 22 Junior Legion baseball teams racked up 11 hits on Wednesday in the winners’ bracket final of the New Hampshire Junior ...

Silver Knights looking for one more high to mask the lows

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It's been a strange summer at Holman Stadium, a few highs and many lows. None lower, of course, than the passing Bill Neverett, father of Silver Knights manger B.J. Neverett and Red Sox radio broadcaster Tim Neverett. He will be laid to rest early this week as the Silver Knights get set for ...

Blake Swihart double lifts Red Sox past Phillies in 13th inning

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BOSTON (AP) — Blake Swihart doubled into the Red Sox bullpen to score Eduardo Nunez in the 13th inning and Boston beat the Philadelphia Phillies 2-1 on Monday night to move a season-high six games ahead of the New York Yankees in the AL East. Hector Velazquez (7-0) pitched a scoreless ...

Fisher Cats could have offense to replace Guerrero Jr.

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The New Hampshire Fisher Cats are well ensconced atop the Eastern League’s Eastern Division and seem primed for a playoff run this September if their recent play is any indication. Here’s a look back at some Fisher Cats news of note from the past few days. Vlad leaves, but it’s ...

Merrimack American Legion baseball comes alive in state tourney

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MANCHESTER – It was a long Sunday at the ballyard for the Merrimack Post 98 Senior Legion baseball team. Grit, character and a flat-out nasty pitching performance from Jake Mainey assured that it wouldn’t be the players’ last day together. Dropping a brutal 7-4 decision in the morning ...

Don’t sleep on Eovaldi deal, it’s a good one

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Sometimes the best trades in baseball are the ones that are not made. With only two days to go to the July 31st non-waiver trading deadline, Red Sox President of Baseball Operations, Dave Dombrowski has already made two impactful deals as I write this and is not sitting on his hands. If there ...

Nashua Senior Legion ousted by Concord

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MANCHESTER – Nashua Post 124 needed a win to move forward in the New Hampshire American Legion State Final 8 Tournament, but that win did not materialize at Gill Stadium on Saturday. Post 124 was easily dispatched Concord Post 21, falling 12-0 in five innings. Nashua’s struggles ...

Nashua Junior Legion off to brilliant Final 8 start

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PORTSMOUTH – For all the noise Newmarket Post 67 made a year ago at this tournament, its bats were every bit as quiet on Saturday. Defending state and regional champion Newmarket was held to just two hits, left a half-dozen runners on base in the first four innings and fell to Nashua, 9-0, ...