Central Mass Smash 13 & 14: Welcome

Tuesday, April 1
Central Mass Smash AAU Baseball 2008

12u, 13u, 14u and 15u Travel teams competing in New England AAU

Thursday, October 7
How many of you would play?

IF the opportunity to play in a weekend event here in Worcester were available next July after Legion season, how many of you would want to play?

Monday, July 21
Gray & McDavitt Chosen to All-Tournament Team

Chris Gray pitched one of the finest games ever by a Smash player in a stellar 1-0 win over the Roanoke Badgers. His two-hit 10 strikeout effort assured the Smash of a bye in the Championship round.

Connor McDavitt hit in 5 of 6 games in batting .467 for the tournament. He also stole 5 bases and impressed with his glove in centerfield.

 



Thursday, July 17
Smash Eliminated From National Championship

The Smash fought back from a 10-1 deficit against the powerful Tri-State Arsenal Blue to have the tying run on 1st in the bottom of the 7th, but eventually succumbed 10-7 to the eventual national champions.

The following morning the North Shore Royals scored 8 runs in teh first two innings enroute to a 9-1 victory in an elimination game. The Smash finished the championship in a tie for 5th place.



Monday, July 14
Smash Win Another Squeaker

The Smash 15u continued its run through the National Championship with a hard-fought 5-4 victory over the Bloomington (indiana) Blue Jays. They scored 2 in the top of the first highlighted by Connor McDavitt's booming triple to center followed by Matt Kilcoyne's clutch two-out RBI single. After falling behind 4-2, the Smash answered with two in the 5th on a two-out single by AJ Bashaw. The Smash pulled ahead in the 7th on a double-steal executed by McDavitt and Matt Kilcoyne. 

Noah Bakker continued his winning ways with 6 solid innings followed by Davey Belsito's save in the 7th. Belsito picked a Blue Jay runner off 2nd with no outs to seal the vistory.

The Smash continue play in the winner's bracket on Tuesday at 2pm versus the Tri State Arsenal Blue Team.



Sunday, July 13
Gray Leads Smash to Round One Pool Victory

First-year player Chris Gray Spun a 2-hitter with 10 strikeouts to lead the Smash to first place in the round one of pool play. Taking on the previously unbeaten Roanoke Badgers, the Smash won in dramatic fashion as Chris Gill singled home Kyle Brenner in the bottom of the 7th for the games only run.

The Smash receive a first round bye in the double-elimination final round. They will play the winner of the Richmond Indians and the Bloomington Blue Jays at 11:30am on Monday following their 9am tilt.



Saturday, July 12
Smash Split on Opening Day at National Chmpionship

The Smash started slowly allowing 6 unearned runs in the first two innings of game 1, but fought back to have a chance to win. Eventually, the deficit was just too much to ovecome as they fell to the Tri State Arsenal Grey team 9-6.

In game 2 the Smash again spotted the opponent an early lead, but this time was able to overcome the deficit to take a 5-4 lead into the bottom of the 7th. With the tying run on second and two out the Indiana Attack player singled down the left field line, but a hustling Chris Gray threw a strike to cut man Jeremiah O'Toole who in turn fired a perfect throw to Kyle Brenner who blocked the plate and applied to tag to end the game!

They return to action on Sunday with a single game against the Roanoke Badgers to complete pool play. Monday' schedule is to be announced following play tomorrow. That begins the Championship double-elimination play. 

 

 



Tuesday, July 1
Smash Beaten in NEAAU Championship Game

The Smash never gave up, but came up short in the NEAAU Championship game versus the powerful South Shore Seadogs. THe game took two days to play as rain caused a suspension in the 5th inning on Sunday. The conclusion on Sunday night was quick with both teams adding a single tally,  but the Seadogs took the crown with a 9-4 victory.

The Smash were awarded the Silver Medal for the event and head to national as the #1 seed from New England as the Seadogs have elected not to play. 

 



Monday, July 21
Smash Game Summaries From NEAAU Championships

  Smash 12    Bombardiers  2
  Belsito 5 innings pitched  allowed 2 runs on 5 hits
  McDavitt one inning of scoreless relief
  Phelps     2 - 4   2  rbi
  Foley       2 - 4   3 rbi
  Bakker     2 - 2   Triple,  2 rbi
  McDavitt   2 -2   2 runs scored / Outfield assist
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      AP  9     Smash  7
  
  Kilcoyne    2 - 4   2 rbi  /   Picked runner off of 1st
  Jacques     3 - 3   Run  scored
  McDavitt    2 - 3  
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     Smash Find New Way To Beat The Heat
      Smash  5    Heat   4
     Winning Pitcher    Noah  Bakker   6 Innings of 3 hit, 5K,  scoreless relief
     Phelps       1  - 2     2 walks,  3  runs  scored  including game tying and winning runs
     Kilcoyne     2    Doubles
     Belsito       2 - 4   walkoff single   - rbi
     Bashaw     2 - 3
     Jacques    2 - 3 
     O'Toole     2 - 3   rbi
     Brenner's  backup  of 7th inning overthrow of 1st andthrowout of runner at second


Saturday, June 21
Smash Survive Blizzard to Notch 8th Victory

The Smash offense scored early with seven 1st inning runs highlighted by home runs from Noah Bakker and Jeremiah O'Toole-ask Jen Kilcoyne about this :). Jeremy Phelps added a late home run and picked up his first career Smash win with two solid innings of relief. A pickoff in the bottom of the 7th helped escape a bases loaded threat to preserve the 13-12victory.

Saturday, June 21
Beshai Dominates AP in 12-1 Victory

Justin Beshai pitched 5 strong innings allowing only 3 hits as the Smash cruised to a 12-1 win in Hudson, MA versus Americas Pastimes. The Smash offense struck for 5 hits and 5 runs in the top of the 1st and never looked back.

Thursday, June 5
PARKING ISSUE AT ANNA MARIA

URGENT!! PLEASE NOTE THAT WE ARE NOT ALLOWED TO USE THE RIGHT FIELD SIDE OF THE FIELD FOR PARKING NOR FOR DROPPING ANYONE OFF. ALL TRAFFIC AND PEOPLE MUST ENTER THE FIELD FROM LEFT FIELD SIDE BECAUSE OF THE CONSTRUCTION IN PROGRESS. PLEASE DRIVE AROUND TO THAT SIDE OF THE FIELD AND PARK IN THE LOT AVAILABLE OVER THERE.

IF WE DO NOT COMPLY THEN WE WILL LOSE OUR HOME FIELD FOR THE BALANCE OF THE SEASON



Wednesday, June 11
Three B's Lead Smash to 5th Win of Season

Noah Bakker went 4 strong innings to pick up the victory and Justin Beshai continued his strong 2008 caampaign with two solid innings. Kyle Brenner finished it off with his first appearance of the season. The Smash offense scored five times in the top of the first and never looked back. BJ Foley, Dave Belsito, Kyle Brenner, Noah Bakker and Chris Gill all contributed RBIs.

Tuesday, June 10
Defense Helps Smash Best the Heat 3-2

The Smash 15U team moved to 4-0 with a hard-fought 3-2 victory over a very talented Worcester Heat team. Defensive gems by Connor McDavitt in the 6th and Chris Jacques and BJ Foley in the 7th were instrumental in the win. AJ Bashaw pitched 5 solid innings allowing 1 earned run and Matt Kilcoyne picked up the save facing the minimum of 6 batters.

Sunday, June 1
Smash Pick Up Where They Left off in Dominant Opening Day Sweep

The Smash 15U team started the 2008 season with a dominant performance versus the New England Navigators. The two games both were mercy-shortened to 4 innings. The first finished 17-1 and the second game was an equally impressive 21-2 victory. Dave Belsito picked up the win in game 1 and Justion Beshai in game 2. BJ Foley's bases loaded triple ans Noah Bakker had a home run in game one. Kyle Brenner had home run and 6 RBI in game two

Wednesday, April 16
SMASH 15U 2008 SCHEDULE POSTED

THE SMASH 15U SCHEDULE HAS BEEN ADDED TO THE SITE. WEA RE TENTATIVELY SLATED TO START THE SEASON IN EAST LYME CT AS THE DEFENDING CHAMPIONS OF THE WAR AT THE SHORE EVENT. NEAAU QUALIFYING GAMES START ON SUNDAY JUNE 1ST. WE WILL BE PLAYINGA DOUBLEHEADER EVERY SUNDAY AT ANNA MARIA COLLEGE STARTING AT 9AM. THERE WILL ALSO BE SINGLE GAMES ON TUESDAY AND THURSDAY EVENINGS THROUGHOUT JUNE ALSO AT ANNA MARIA.

WE ARE TENTATIVELY THE CO-HOST OF THE NEAAU CHAMPIONSHIP TO BE HELD ON 6/26-6/29 AT VARIOUS FIELDS IN CENTRAL MASS.

FINALLY, WE HAVE COMMITTED TO PLAYING IN THE AAU NATIONAL DIVISION 1 CHAMPIONSHIP IN SALEM/ROANOKE VA FROM 7/11 -7/18.

PRACTICE SCHEDULE WILL BEGIN IN LATE MAY WITH AN ANNOUNCEMENT OF SPECIFICS TIMES, DATES AND LOCATIONS TO FOLLOW IN A FEW WEEKS.



Thursday, December 13
MERRY CHRISTMAS AND HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL THE SMASH FAMILIES


Wednesday, October 31
NOVEMBER SMASH BIRTHDAYS

11/5- COACH MCDAVITT

11/6- A J BASHAW (our youngest player)

11/25- COACH FOLEY 

 



Sunday, October 21
2007 Smash Awards

SMASH AWARD- A J BASHAW

MVP- DAVE BELSITO

BEST OFFENSIVE PLAYER- B J FOLEY & CONNOR MCDAVITT (co-recipients)

GOLD GLOVE- B J FOLEY & CONNOR MCDAVITT (co-recipients)

BEST PITCHER- NOAH BAKKER

COMEBACK PLAYER OF THE YEAR- JEREMIAH O'TOOLE

MANAGER'S AWARD- CHRIS GILL

BEST FIRST YEAR PLAYER- KYLE BRENNER



Monday, October 1
OCTOBER SMASH BIRTHDAYS

October 2nd- Matt Kilcoyne

October 19th- Chris Jacques

October 23rd- Mr. Mark O'Toole -not 15th!! :-)

Hope you all have great days!!



Tuesday, September 4
SEPTEMBER BIRTHDAYS

DAVEY BELSITO 9/12

NOAH BAKKER 9/13

BJ FOLEY 9/23

JUSTIN BESHAI 9/25

HAPPY 15TH TO EACH OF YOU! 

 



Thursday, August 23
ALL 15U PLAYERS RETURNING FOR 2008- TRYOUT CANCELLED

We are pleased to announce that all 14 players from 2007 have decided to return for 2008's 15U team. Therefore, the tryout for that team scheduled for this weekend is cancelled.

Friday, August 17
HAPPY SMASH BIRTHDAYS!!!

July 30th- Kyle Brenner

August 7th- Nils Carlson

August 16th- Chris Gill

August 17th Connor McDavitt

August 21st- Matt LeBlanc and Jeremy Phelps

August 25th- Coach Beshai 



Sunday, July 29
SMASH CLICKED ON ALL CYLINDERS IN DELAWARE

The Smash were nearly flawless in sweeping away the competition all week in Delaware. The team hit .475 for the week with 5 players batting over .500! Connor McDavitt led the way with a gaudy .700 average with 8 RBIs and 13 runs scored. He was followed closely by BJ Foley at .600 with 12 runs and 7 RBIs. Dave Belsito led with 9 RBIs while batting .600 also. Kyle Brenner batted .550 and Matt LeBlanc returned from his stint on the injury list to bat .500. Nils Carlson, Chris Jacques, Chris Gill and Noah Bakker all were over .400 for the week as well.

Pitching didn't take a back seat to those numbers. The team ERA was .64 for the week allowing only 4 earned runs while holding opponents to .164 batting average. Belsito picked up 3 wins, Bakker had two and Kyle Brenner allowed only 1 hit in his first career start.

The catching was solid all week with only two stolen bases against Jeremiah O'Toole, Brenner and Jacques. They also did a great job calling games and showed their leadership throughout.

About the only aspect of the game we did not excel at was defense as we committed 13 errors in the 9 games.


Saturday, July 21
Smash Romp To Summer Classic Title

The Smash completed the perfect week in Delaware with an 8-0 mercy win over the Bergen Saints to win the Sports at The Beach Summer Classic. Kyle Brenner capped an outstanding week at the plate with 4 RBIs including the walkoff in the bottom of the 5th. Dave Belsito had a day full of 3s as he was named the game MVP. Belsito had 3 hits, scored 3 runs and allowed 3 hits in picking up his 3rd victory of the week. Matt LeBlanc chipped in with two hits and two runs scored including the winner in the 5th after a booming triple.

The win followed a much more difficult semifinal game which saw the Teel Ravens push the Smash to a complete game 4-1 squeaker. Noah Bakker picked up the win and was supported at the plate by Dave Belsito, BJ Foley and Connor McDavitt with two hits each. Bakker also walked three times at the plate.



Thursday, July 19
Smash Finish Preliminary Round at Perfect 7-0

The Smash started sluggushly, but finished with a flurry as they defeated the CT Storm 20-3 in the final game of pool play. They now move into the championship bracket on Friday. They face the Teel Ravens at 9am in a semifinal matchup. The Bergen Saints and GGB Patriots also play at 9am with the winners advancing to the championship game at 12:30pm.

BJ Foley went a perfect 3 for 3 with his first career home run, a blast that easily cl;eared the 350ft mark in left center. Chris Gill pitched 3 shutout innings to pick up the save in relief of winner Dave Belsito. Belsito threw 2 pitches in the 2nd inning which led to an inning ending double play to squash a Storm bases loaded rally. Numerous other players chipped in with hits as the well-balanced Smash lineup hit all 13 players.


Wednesday, July 18
Brenner Nearly Perfect in Smash Win

Kyle Brenner started his first game ever and pitched to the minimum 12 batters in the first 4 innings before allowing a walk and a hit in the 5th before the Smash finished off a game Fallston Cougars team 8-0. Dave Belsito and BJ Foley sparked the offense with RBIs.

In game 2, Connor McDavitt allowed 3 hits in the five-inning mercy-shortened 11-1 vctory over an overzealous GGB Patriots squad. Th eoffense ws led by several contributors including Chris Gill, Chris Jacques, Nils Carlson and Matt Kilcoyne.


Wednesday, July 18
Two More Wins For Smash at Summer Classic

The Smash continued their nearly flawless run at the Sports at The Beach Summer Classic II with 12-2 and 13-1 victories on Tuesday. Game 1 lasted the full seven innings for the first time in the tournament, but the results were familiar versus the Teel Ravens of New Jersey. Matt Kilcoyne pitched six strong innings and Kyle Brenner closed it out. Brenner also was instrumental in the outcome as he threw out 3 runners at 2nd base and contributed two hits and 3 RBIs. BJ Foley chipped in with 3 hits including a pair of booming doubles.

Game 2 featured another strong New Jersey team- the Bergen Saints who entered with a 3-0 record in the tournament. This one was decided early as the Smash put together an incredible first inning with 10 runs on 8 hits enroute to a mercy-shortened 13-1 victory. Dave Belsito went the distance for his 8th win of the season. Jeremiah O'Toole led the offense with a two run homer to center field in the first. Jeremy Phelps added two hits including a triple with 3 RBIs.


Tuesday, July 17
Smash Overwhelm Opponents at Summer Classic

The Smash 14U team started impressively in the Sports at The Beach Summer Classic ii. In game one, Noah Bakker pitched 4 innings of shutout baseball and the Smash offense responded for 10 runs in a mercy-shortened 10-0 win over the South Bay Batllecats from New York. Matt Kilcoyne's majestic three run homer higlighted the assault. Jeremiah O'Toole also contributed two doubles.

In game 2, the Smash scored 11 runs in the top of the 1st inning, and then cruised to a 15-0 3-inning mercy over another New York opponent, the Glen Cove Giants. Chris Gill returned from a month-long injury to pick up the win.

The Smash play two undefeated teams on Tuesday. The Teel Ravens also posted two impressive wins on Monday (9-1 and 18-0). The Bergen Saints follow coming off their 11-0 and 9-4 wins on Monday.


Sunday, July 15
McDavitt Leads Smash in Successful Skills Competition

Connor McDavitt launched 5 home runs in the final round to win the Home Run Derby at the Sports at The Beach Event. BJ Foley finished 3rd in the roadrunner contest, Chris Jacques was 4th in the Golden Arm and the Smash was 2nd in the Around the Horn Team competition.

KRISTEN BAKKER won the Fastest Mom competition to add to the Smash prideon the evening.

The night ended on a sour note when a gutsy Justin Beshai was injured chasing a ball in the team competition!!


Thursday, July 12
Smash Name Skills Competition Participants for Delaware

Golden Arm competitors- Jeremiah O'Toole and Chris Jacques

Home Run Derby- Matt Kilcoyne and Connor McDavitt

Roadrunner- BJ Foley and Jeremy Phelps

Around The Horn: (P) Chris Gill, (C) Kyle Brenner, (3rd) BJ Foley, (2nd) Jeremy Phelps, (1st) Nils Carlson, (SS) Dave Belsito, (RF) Connor McDavitt (CF) Noah Bakker, (LF) Justin Beshai

Fastest Coach- Tim Foley (or Paul Beshai in wheelchair!)

Fastest Mom- TBA


Saturday, July 7
Smash Cool Down The Worcester Heat In Doubleheader Sweep

Dave Belsito pitched a solid 4 innings of relief to pick up the win and he contributed a big two run double as the Smash beat the Heat in game 1 8-4. Connor McDavitt chipped in with 3 hits as well. In game 2 Matt Kilcoyne pitched 4 solid innings to get the win with the support of McDavitt and first time pitcher Kyle Brenner in a 8-0 convincing win. Kilcoyne also added two hits inluding a booming triple to center.

The Smash close out their NEAAU schedule with an impressive 29-3 record. The team heads to the Sports at The Beach Summer Classic 2 in Georgetown Delaware beginning on 7/15.


Sunday, June 24
Smash Manage Sweep of Diamonds In Spite of Injury Plague

The Smash won two games versus the Bay State Diamonds despite a depleted lineup. Forced to play game 1 with 10 players and game 2 with only nine, the Smash persevered with 6-0 and 13-3 wins. Dave Belsito allowed only 6 hits in going the distance in game 1, and Nils Carlson contibuted 3 hits and 1 RBI. Jeremiah O'Toole chipped in a big two run double to get things started in the 4th, and Chris Jacques contributed a big two run homer as well.

In Game 2 Matt Kilcoyne picked up the win as the Smash benefited from numerous walks and a flurry of hits to score early and often. BJ Foley picked up 4 RBIs on two hits and the defense was outstanding.


Saturday, June 23
Smash Battle Back to Earn Split Vs. RI Rays

After losing game one in heartbreaking fashion inthe bottom of the 7th, the Smash battled back from a 9-1 deficit in game 2 to tie the game in the bottom of the 7th on Matt Kilcoyne's 2-out two run double. They followed that with a dramatic two out rally in the 9th capped by Dave Belsito's two out bases loaded single to win 13-12. Connor McDavitt picked up the win with a solid 5 inning stint in relief.

Noak Bakker pitched great in game 1 only to have his effort fall short. Nils Carlson contributed 3 hits on the day and played solidly at 1st base. Numerous other highlights from atrue team effort were seen throughout the day.


Sunday, June 17
Firebirds Beat Smash in NEAAU Championship Game 6-3

The NE Firebirds scored 6 runs in the first 3 innings and held off a late Smash charge to win the Open division championship 6-3. The Smash losers for only the 2nd time in 26 games were awarded the Silver Medal. Chris Gill and Connor McDavitt combined for 4 scoreless nnings of relief. Mcdavitt also chipped in with two hits and an RBI.

Sunday, June 17
Belsito Leads Smash Past Diamond Dawgs (A)

Dave Belsito pitched a scoreless top of the 8th highlighted by a pickoff at 2nd base to end a Dawgs rally. He followed that with a leadoff walk in the bottom of the 8th and eventually came around to score the winning run on Noah Bakker's clutch 2 out single.

Saturday, June 16
Bakker Leads Smash to Quarterfinal Victory 11-0

Noah Bakker pitched a terrific 5 inning complete game vs the NH Grizzlies in the quarterfinal round of the NEAAU Championship. The game was shortened due to the 10 run mercy rule.

Monday, June 11
Smash Advance in NEAAU Tournament In Spite of First Loss of 2007

The Smash 14U team advanced to the final weekend of the NEAAU Championship although they lost their first game of the season. The Hanover Indians scored 3 runs in the top of the 1st off tough-luck loser Matt Kilcoyne and held on to beat the Smash 3-2.
The Indians were later eliminated from championship play by virtue of a 12-9 defeat to the Redwings.

The Smash captured the top spot in the pool as a result of a three way tiebreaker. They allowed only 7 runs in the 4 games to easily win that tiebreaker as the Redwings allowed 20 runs and the Indians 22. The Smash will be the number 1 or 2 seed entering next Saturday's quarterfinals. They are first amongst teams that have finished pool play, but a final game must be played in Pool D which will likely chnage the seedings. If the Bay State Eagles defeat the Firebirds in a makeup game on Tuesday, they will move to the #1 seed by virtue of their then 4-0 records. No other team finished 4-0 in pool play this past weekend. If the Firebirds win then the Smash will be the #1 seed.

Dates, times and locations of next weekend's games will be determined by midweek. The format changes to a single elimination event with victory going to the team that wins 3 games!


Monday, June 11
Bakker Leads Smash to Victory Over Rambler Knights

Noah Bakker pitched a complete game 4-hitter to lead the Smash 14U to a 6-1 win in the first round of the NEAAU Championship.

Saturday, June 9
Gill and Belsito Lead Smash to Wins in NEAAU Tournament

Chris Gill and Dave Belsito picked up wins in leading the Smash to wins over the Redwings Baseball (9-3) and Nashua Knights (7-0). Belsito also paced the offense with 7 hits on the day. Connor McDavitt added 4 hits and Matt Kilcoyne blasted a home run,

Sunday, June 3
Beshai Picks Up First Smash Win

Justin Beshai pitched solidly in the Smash 14U 17-4 victory versus the Zone. He also added 2 hits in leading the offense.

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CENTRAL MASS SMASH 2007 WAR AT THE SHORE CHAMPIONS
Monday, May 28
SMASH WIN WAR AT THE SHORE

The 14U Smash swept the three game playoffs on Memorial Day to wn the War at the Shore Tournament. BJ Foley was named Tournament MVP. More details about a true team-effort to follow

Sunday, May 27
Smash 14U Gain Number One Seed for Final Round

We are the number 1 seed. Playing at same field as today at Noon. Be at the field for 10:30am wearing BLACK. Bring PURPLE also in case we change for later games if we advance.

Sunday, May 27
Foley and Bashaw Lead Smash 14U to 5-4 Victory at War At The Shore

Details to follow

Monday, May 14
Smash 14U Sweep NE Diamond Dawgs National

Details to follow

Friday, May 25
Short-Handed Smash Hang On to Beat Zone 11-5

Having only 10 players and a depleted pitching staff, the Smash 14U managed an 11-5 victory over the Zone Baseball team at West Boylston. The Smash got off to a quick 5-0 lead helped by 4 walks in the first inning and 2 infield hits. Chris Gill pitched 2 scoreless innings to keep the Zone at bay while the Smash lead extended to 8-0. The Zone then chipped away with 2 in the 3rd and 3 in the 5th highlighted by a 3-run blast over the left field fence by starting pitcher Alex Bove.

The Smash scored 1 in the 5th and put things away with 2 more in the 6th highlighted by Matt Kilcoyne's first home run of the season- a towering blast to left that cleared the fence by some 75 feet. Kilcoyne then pitched a perfect 6th and 7th to preserve the victory.

Game highlights included a stellar defensive performance behind the plate by Jeremiah O'Toole and another web gem for BJ Foley at 3rd.


Sunday, May 6
Pitching leads Smash 14U to Sweep of 495 Diamond Dawgs

Matt Kilcoyne won in his first start of the season as the Smash mercied the Dawgs 12-0 in game 1. AJ Bashaw picked up his 3rd win of the season in going the distance in a 11-1 five-inning mercy in game 2. Dave Belsito added to his monster RBI total with 4 more in Game 1. He also pitched 2 innings in relief of Kilcoyne. Jeremiah O'Toole and BJ Foley each chipped in two hits in the victory.

Game 2 was team-wide effort. 10 players had hits with big blows coming from Connor McDavitt who had a bases clearing triple and Chris Gill with a 2 rbi double.


Tuesday, May 1
TEAM FIRST ATTITUDE HELPS SMASH 14U TO GAIN MOMENTUM

Thank you to the numerous players that have been willing to sacrifice for the good of our team. This will help us continue our successes, and more importantly prepare us for the much tougher road we face in the later part of the season. I want to point out that both AJ Bashaw and Dave Belsito had no-hitters going when they came out in their last starts! They understood the importance of getting other guys innings meant more than their personal accomplishments! This is the kind of attitude that will make them go far in lfe, and we are very proud to be associated with them.

Other examples that come to mind are Noah Bakker who has been willing to travel for every practice to be part of this team- his family faces over an hour of travel each way to do it. That shows his love for the game. Also, Jeremy Phelps and BJ Foley have taken on the role of Smash mulit-taskers in 2007. As you've seen they have been asked to play several positions this year, and they do it without issue. That is the kind of team player we should all be happy to be around.

Some of our more established pitchers have hardly seen action yet without complaint. Matt Kilcoyne and Chris Gill, two long-time leaders on the mound have been willing to allow newcomers to take some of their innings so that we can see what they bring to our squad. WE WILL ONLY GET BETTER BECAUSE OF IT.

THANK YOU TO ALL OUR PLAYERS FOR MAKING IT A PLEASURE TO BE COACHING YOU.


Monday, April 30
MCDAVITT LEADS SMASH 14U OFFENSE TO TWO WINS VERSUS BULLDOGS

The Smash 14U continued its domination of divsion opponents on Sunday with a pair of mercy-shortened sweeps over the Bulldogs Baseball Club. Dave Belsito pitched 3 innings of no-hit ball in game 1 helped by a web gem in CF by Connor McDavitt before giving way to Justin Beshai who allowed only 1 hit in two innings. The Smash capped off the victory with a walkoff bases-loaded triple by McDavitt in the 5th for a 12-0 final. Belsito and Jeeremy Phelps also contributed 2 hits to the offense.

In game 2 Noah Bakker allowed one hit in 4 innings and McDavitt followed with 2 no hit innings for the 13-0 final. McDavitt contributed another big bases loaded double amongst his three hits in game 2. BJ Foley chipped in with 3 hits and his usual stellar defense at 3rd base. Chris Gill added a clutch two out two run single in his only at bat. He had a simlar two run single in the first gae as well.


Sunday, April 22
NEWCOMERS BASHAW AND CARLSON LEAD SMASH TO SWEEP OF THUNDER

AJ Bashaw pitched 4 innings of no hit ball and Nils Carlson blasted two home runs in game two as the Smash mercied the Thunder 14-0. Matt LeBlanc had 3 rbi in leadng the Smash to a 6-4 win in game 1. More details to follow.

Thursday, April 19
Dave Belsito Featured in News Segment on NEw England AAU website


Sunday, April 15
BELSITO LEADS SMASH 14U TO BLIZZARD CHAMPIONSHIP

Dave Belsito picked up the win in game 1 vs the host Blizzard then followed that with two spectacular offensive games in leading the team to the 14U Blizzard Invitational title. More details to follow as they become available.

Tuesday, March 20
14U Smash Finalize Tournament Schedule

The Central Mass Smash 2007 14U team has committed to playing in two additional events. We will be playing in the "War By The Shore" event on Memorial Day weekend in East Lyme CT. This will include a 4 game minimum. The link to the event is here:
http://warattheshoretournaments.com/.

ALSO, we have registered for the week-long tournament in Delaware. This has an 8 game minimum and will be contested between 7/15- 7/21. Further information will be posted as it becomes available, but the link is here for the event as well.
http://www.sportsatthebeach.com/




Tuesday, October 24
2007 Smash 14U Team Adds Two Players

The Central Mass Smash 14U team has added two new players to its 2007 roster. We are excited to announce that Noah Bakker and AJ Bashaw have accepted spots on the squad. Hoah, a lefty pitcher/outfielder, is from Deerfield MA. AJ hails from Norton MA and is a right handed pitcher and infielder. They will be introduced at our awards/organizational meeting to ne held after fall sports seasons conclude. Watch for info on the site and in your e-mail

Saturday, July 15
Smash Eliminated From Ripken Event

The Smash 13U team competed, but fell short in the prestigious Ripken Tournament of Champions in Aberdeen Maryland. The Smash opened with a tough 2-0 loss to the North Shoree Royals (Long Island, NY) in spite of only allowing the opponent 1 hit. Dave Belsito was stellar in relief of Matt LeBlanc, but the Smash offense was continuously stymied by the off-speed pitching they faced.

Game 2 pitted the Smash versus the Virginia State Champion Shen Valley Braves. The Smash got out to an early 3-0 lead, but the Braves got a huge 3-run triple in the 6th to take the lead enroute to a 5-3 victory.

Game 3 featured a matchup with the Harford Sox winners of the Memorial Day event at Ripken. The Smash battled from a 4-2 deficit with 5 runs in the last inning to win 7-4.

Game 5 was one to forget as the Smash were mercied by the ultimate tournament champion Hamilton, NJ Babe Ruth 10-0 in 5 innings.

The playoff game featured a rematch with Shen Valley. The Smash took a 4-0 lead into the 6th before the Braves rallied to tie it. The Smash answered with a run in the top of the 7th to regain the lead, but the Braves scored tow in the bottom of the 7th without a hit to eliminate the Smash from the tournament.


Saturday, July 1
Smash Hit on all Cylinders in Drubbing of America's Pastimes 20-3

Matt Kilcoyne was 5 for 5 with 6 RBIs and pitched 4 strong innings to lead the Smash to its 21st victory. More details to follow.

Wednesday, June 28
Gill Leads Smash to 20th Win of The Season


Wednesday, June 21
Smash Return to Form With 8-3 Win vs. Heat


Monday, June 19
Smash Expand 13U Roster for Ripken Event

We are extremely pleased to have added a new player to our 13U roster for the upcoming tournament in Maryland. Nils Carlson who played for the NE Yankees earlier this year will be joining us for the tournament. Nils is a product of the Joe Schwartz League and brings some added depth to our pitching staff as well as another powerful bat to our lineup. Nils had 6 hits against us in the 3 games we played versus the Yankees in April.

A growing list of injuries to our pitching staff as well as the injury to Chris Jacques were the motivating factors for this decision. Nils will be joining us for the game on Tuesday vs the Heat, but will not be with us this weekend as he had a prior commitment. Please join us in welcoming him aboard


Monday, June 12
Smash 13U Take a Double-Dip in NEAAU Championships

The quest for the NEAAU crown was cut short as the Smash 13U lost game 1 of the Championship round 7-5 to the USA Mavericks of NH. The Smash fell behind early and never were able to recover. They did leave the tying run on 2nd base in the final frame, but were unable to finish the job in a valiant rally.

Game 2 saw a similar pattern with the Smash falling behind early and unable to rally all the way back coming up short 7-4 vs. the SRI Mustangs.


Sunday, May 28
Smash Hang on to Win Game 2 behind Belsito

Dave Belsito went 3 for 3 and pitched a complete game 6-hitter to lead the Smash to its second win in round one of the NEAAU Championship. The NE Diamond Dawgs American gave them a scare rallying from a 5-0 deficit to narrow the lead to 5-4 in the 6th. Chris Jacques doubled in Belsito who had singled to add an insurance run in the bottom of the 6th. Belsito beared down to finish it off in the 7th.

The Smash struck early with three in the first. Connor McDavitt drew a leadoff walk and advanced to second when Aaron Chaffee's hard one hopper wasn't handled by the shortstop. Matt Kilcoyne then launched a long triple to left center to plate two. He later scored on a Belsito double. They added two more in the 3rd with a triple by Chaffee followed by a LeBlanc single and a Belsito RBI single.

The Smash survived some mental mistakes to hold on to the lead later, but the defensive star of the day was BJ Foley. Foley showed his range throughout the day and contributed 6 assists to dim several Dawgs' rallies.


Monday, May 29
Smash Win two and Finish First Round 4-0

The Smash beat the Firebirds 8-0 behind a solid outing from Matt LeBlanc and Chris Gill. LeBlanc picked up his 3rd win against no losses going five innings allowing only 3 hits and striking out 4. Gill picked up his 3rd save with two scoreless innings. The offense struck for a 7-run outburst in the 4th, which included 6 hits, a walk and a hit batsman. Jake Nawn and Chris Jacques contributed two RBIs each to the effort.

Game 2 was a different story as the Smash rode a 16-hit attack to hold off a battling Ramblers squad 14-8. Connor McDavitt and Dave Belsito each had three hits while LeBlanc. Jacques, Aaron Chaffee and BJ Foley added two apiece. Foley, Belsito and Chaffee each had 3 RBIs in the game. Chris Gill picked up his first win in relief, and Matt Kilcoyne picked up his 3rd save striking out the side in the 7th.

With the weekend sweep the Smash will enter the championship round as a high seed. Play will begin Friday with a home game at a time and site to be determined. Winners of Friday's 8 games will move to the championship round at Tufts University in Medford. The other 8 will play in a consolation pool at a site to be determined. The top 7 teams in the championship pool receive automatic bids to the National Championship in Myrtle Beach, SC in July.


Saturday, May 27
Smash 13U Continue Winning Ways in NEAAU First Round

The Smash cruised to an easy 10-1 victory in Game 1 over super division opponent, the NH Grizzlies. The balanced offensive attack gave winner Matt Kilcoyne all the support he needed with 4 in the 1st and the Smash never looked back. Two defensive double plays helped as well.

Kilcoyne moves to 5-0 with his first complete game. He struckout 10 while allowing only two hits in an efficient 76 pitch performance. The offense was led by Connor McDavitt who had 3 hits and a walk in 4 plate appearances. He also added two RBIs and 2 stolen bases. Matt LeBlanc chipped in with two hits and both Justin Beshai and Chris Gill knocked in 2 runs.


Sunday, May 21
CLEAN SWEEP!!! Smash 13U finish zone play at 10-0. Head to NEAAU tourney

Aaron Chaffee struck out 7 over 4 innings in picking up his 4th win of the year in game 1. He was helped by a big offensive outburst led by Matt LeBlanc with 3 hits and 2 RBIs. Jeremy Phelps and Matt Kilcoyne chipped in with 2 hits each, and Connor McDavitt scored 3 runs.

Matt LeBlanc picked up the win in game 2 with 5 innings of 2 hit ball. Jake Nawn notched a save going 2 strong innings allowing only 1 hit. Dave Belsito paced the Smash with 2 hits while Nawn, Matt Solar and LeBlanc had 2 RBI's each.

The two wins give the Smash a pefect 10-0 record in zone play and will be a top seed in the upcoming NEAAU tournament which begins next weekend. Game schedule to follow.


Saturday, May 20
Smash Sweep Ropes Behind Solar and Belsito

Matt Solar picked up a save in game 1 and a victory in game 2 as the Smash continued their winning ways on Saturday at wet Memorial Field in Rutland. Solar relieved winner Dave Belsito (5 innings, 5 k's, 2 hits) and struck out 5 of 6 to end game 1. In game 2 he picked up the victory with 4 innings of scoreless ball striking out 6 and allowing no runs and a modest 2 hits.

Matt Kilcoyne led the offensive attack in game 1 with 3 hits and 2 RBIs. Chris Jacques added two hits and 2 RBIs. Connor McDavitt set the table all day with 4 walks and 4 stolen bases and two runs scored.

Game 2 was another strong showing for Kilcoyne who again posted 3 hits and 2 RBIs and picked up a save with a 1-2-3 last inning.


Sunday, May 7
Smash 13U Sweep Diamonds to Gain First Place Alone

The Smash 13U team continued its domination of the Central Mass AAU division with a doubleheader sweep of the Bay State Diamonds at Natick High. In game 1 Matt LeBlanc had 4 hits and 4 runs scored along with 2 RBIs, Matt Kilcoyne contibuted 3 hits, 4 runs and 2 RBI, Chris Jacques added 4 RBI along 3 hits, and Aaron Chaffee, Dave Belsito and Chris Gill all contributed 2 hits to the 21 total in the 16-1 mercy-shortened 4 inning victory. Aaron Chaffee picked up his 3rd victory on the mound allowing 4 hits and striking out 4.

Game 2 was a back and forth struggle with the Smash hanging on to win 14-12 thanks to some late relief by Matt LeBlanc. The Smash got off to a 4-0 lead in the first, but the resilient Diamonds rebounded with 5 in the 2nd to take the lead. The Smash fought back to take the lead in the 3rd, but were forced to overcome a no out bases-loaded jam in the last to emerge victorious. Justin Beshai led the offensive charge with 2 hits and 2 RBIs. Chaffee and Kilcoyne also contributed 2 hits and 3 RBIs each. Matt Kilcoyne moved to 4-0 on the hill with 4 innings of solid relief.