Player/Manager Angelo Colucci on the season ending, "The series was there to be won for us. We were just as good as the Rockies, two great teams squared off, we just didn't execute at vital times against a veteran club and they took advantage. That is baseball and you build off of that next year. A majority of the team should be back next year and we will be a tough team to beat as we keep building. I can't believe I am saying this, but next year we will be celebrating our tenth year anniversary as a franchise and we are hoping to make it a special year. It was a tremendous season, with a bunch of new faces and we had a lot of fun. I love the game, this team, this league and it is the reason why I do it every year."
Stoneham celebrates its great season on Tuesday night, after a tough series loss to the Rockies.
The Revere Rockies have elminated the Stoneham Sabers in 4 games of a hard fought series. After several great pitching performances, the Sabers were only able to win one game of the best of 5 semi-final series and were eliminated on Tuesday night. Ryan Flanagan gave the best pitching performance of the series for Stoneham and their only win of the series on Sunday afternoon. The Sabers also came firing out of the gate in game 3, but left runners on 2nd and 3rd with no outs, which ultimately led to a 3-1 loss on Monday night. On Tuesday, the Sabers started the game with 3 errors and could not recover. Offensively the Sabers bats were cold other than Sunday and timely hitting for the rest of their series was ultimately their demise.
Ryan Flanagan earned the Sabers only win on the mound on Sunday.
Nick Powers was great in the playoffs for the Sabers. He and Curtis Tirone led the team with with 7 hits and Powers led the team with 6 RBI. He also pitched well in Monday's loss.
Curtis Tirone was a major acquisition last off season for Stoneham. He was one of the Sabers top hitters all season, including the playoffs where had 7 hits and 5 RBI.
The Stoneham Saber defeat the McKay Club Beacons 6-1 and 10-1 to advance to the YBL Semi-Finals for the 5th time in 9 years. The Sabers had dominant performances on the mound by Nick Powers and Luis Gil. Both pitchers went the distance and only let up an earned run in each game. Powers had 17 whopping strikeouts in game 1 and Gil had 9 in Game 2.
Stoneham will face off against the Revere Rockies in a best of 5 series in the final four. Games 1 and 2 will be this Saturday and Sunday at 4PM @ Revere HS.
Nick Powers during his Game 1 Performance.
Luis Gil on the mound in Game 2 to clinch the series.
The Sabers excited to move on to the semi-finals.
J.P Agiorgousis, Josh Creamer and Ryan Flanagan celebrating in the OF after a sweep of the McKay Club.