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Registration for the 2018 Spring season is now open.  Be sure to register by December 31, 2017 to get your "Early Bird" discount.
 
 
 
Please note that as of January 1, 2018, the new USA Baseball Bat Standard will be implemented. Little League-approved baseball bats that are approved for use for the 2017 season will no longer be acceptable for use in any Little League game or activity starting on January 1, 2018. For more information, please visit the Little League website, and usabat.com for the USABat standard and a complete list of bats approved through the USABat.

Holliston Wins Tri Valley Majors Babe Ruth Championship!

The summer of 2017 will be a memorable one for a group of 12 young men from Holliston and their families as they captured their first ever Tri Valley Summer Baseball League Championship. The Tri Valley Baseball League is made up of 11 Babe Ruth teams from the surrounding towns and for the first time since the inception of the league 18 years ago, Holliston was able to add its name to the Trophy! The team was made up of the following players: Billy Ashworth, Seth Burwick, Jayson Dudley, Ben Fink, Daniel Goyette, Colby Hinchy, Zack Kokar, Nolan McGovern, Chris O'Connell, Johnny Paecht, Danny Quinn, and Owen Ward. Coaches: Kevin Quinn (head coach), Jonathan Gerber, Inky Fair, Murray Burwick, Bill Ashworth, & Doug Goyette.

The team finished the season with a record of 11 wins and 2 losses and fought their way through the league with a never say die attitude. They won their first two games of the season in their last at bat against a couple of very strong Medway teams. In the first game Danny Quinn ended it 

in the bottom of the 7th by singling in two runs to complete the come from behind victory and the second game ended in the same fashion with Seth Burwick driving in the winning run for their 2nd walk-off victory in two games. In the third game they were away at Medfield, but again took the lead in the top of the last inning on a single by Ben Fink who then went on to strikeout the side in the bottom of the 7th for a complete game victory. In the 4th game of the season they suffered their only 7 inning loss of the season against a very tough Hopedale team that featured a pitcher throwing 80+ mph. They still managed to hit him fairly well but came up just short an 8-5 loss. The next game against Medway was their only other loss of the season in a game that was not decided officially until after the regular season ended. The game was suspended by lightning after 3 2/3 innings with Holliston trailing 4-3 with Holliston at bat with the bases loaded. It was later decided to award the victory to Medway because the game was unable to be made up before the playoffs began. Holliston rolled through the last 4 games of the season with strong pitching performances, a relentless hitting attack and defense that registered a .904 fielding percentage for the year.

 

The team saved their best baseball for the playoffs where they featured very strong pitching with timely hitting to secure victories in the first two rounds. Owen Ward and Ben Fink both recorded complete game victories and the Holliston hitters faced some very tough pitchers but were able to get the timely hits they needed. After the first two playoff wins they were matched up against Hopedale for a best of 3 championship series. Hopedale put forth their best effort and was a very tough opponent in the series, but the confidence of the Holliston team showed as they won the first two games of the series by scores of 6-5 and 6-1. Game one featured a complete game 5 strikeout performance by Owen Ward who also collected two hits at the plate. Chris O’Connell and Danny Quinn also collected 2 hits apiece in the game. In the final game the potent Hopedale hitting attack was no match for Ben Fink as he pitched another complete game gem where he allowed only 4 hits and struck out 8 securing the victory and the championship for Holliston. Zack Kokar and Fink led the team with 2 hits each.

The best part about this team is that every single player contributed to the success of the team over the course of the season. Guys like Johnny Paecht, Jason Dudley & Colby Hinchy contributed with key hits, on the base paths and in the field as all three were among the team stolen base leaders. Danny Goyette & Nolan McGovern made big plays in the field, pitched some crucial innings and came up with a few big hits throughout the season. Billy Ashworth batted .500 during the regular season and his bat was missed during the playoffs due to injury, but he showed up every game to support the team. Seth Burwick (.345 BA), Zack Kokar (.381 BA), Danny Quinn (.364 BA), Ben Fink (.406 BA), Owen Ward (.385 BA) and Chris O’Connell (.478 BA) were the meat of the order for the relentless Holliston hitting attack. As for pitching, Ben Fink anchored the staff with a 4-0 record and a .609 era. He also recorded 32 strikeouts while allowing just 15 walks and 14 hits on the season. Owen Ward finished 3-0 with a 2.86 era, 14 strikeouts, 4 walks and 21 hits, Nolan McGovern finish 3-1 with a 2.90 era, 9 strikeouts, 10 walks and 21 hits. Danny Quinn, Danny Goyette and Billy Ashworth all pitch some crucial relief innings and spot starts throughout the season to round out the pitching staff.

The theme throughout the season that was echoed from fans, umpires and opposing coaches was that they were a great group of baseball players really seemed to enjoy playing the game and played it the right way. As a coach I can’t say enough as to how much fun it was to coach these boys, many of whom I have coached since they were 8 years old. They definitely came together as a team and even though they may not have been best friends off the field, when they stepped on the field they supported each other in a way that leads to the success that they had during the season.

 

2017 Opening Day and Parade was a Huge Success!

Thanks to everyone involved in organizing this great day.  Check out the pictures from Jeff Adam Photograph.  Images can be downloaded individually (FOR FREE) from the gallery.


 

 Parents, Get involed

There are so many ways to support your team this season and your coaches will appreciate the help.

Volunteer to help out at practice (the more hands the merrier). 

Take lots of 
pictures and share them with other parents.

Help keep our fields 
beautiful by helping to clean up after each and every game and practice 

Help keep our fields 
healthy by helping to rake the infield after each and every game and practice

Bring an extra bottle of 
water. Someone will forget theirs.

Be dependable
. Let your coach know when your child cannot make a practice or game

Be positive
. It’s a game; these are kids; help make it a memorable experience for everyone
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