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.
The Stoneham Sabers end the season with the fourth seed and will host the McKay Club Beacons at Maplewood in Malden on Tuesday night at 8PM. This will be a rematch of last year's first round best of 3, where McKay knocked out the Sabers. Game 2 will be at 8PM at McConnell Park. Game 3 is TBD. The winner of the series will face off against the Revere Rockies which will begin over the weekend.
Player/Manager Angelo Colucci said "We are excited to start our playoff run, it was a long season and we will enjoy a few days off before we get right back at it on Tuesday night."
L-R Josh Creamer, Sean Curtin, Pete Miller and Abe Grainger having some fun in between pitching changes on Friday night vs the Townies.
For an eight consecutive season, the Sabers will be in the Yawkey Baseball League Post-Season. Currently the Sabers are in first place in the Ted William's Division and sit at the third playoff seed and continue to battle down to stretch to hold that spot. The league's top six overall records will be seeded and the first two seeds will obtain byes.
L-R Coach Angelo Agiorgousis, Luis Gil and Nathan Hodor celebrating a recent game at Recreation Park.
Saber Evan DaSilva has been the most versatile Saber on the mound this season. DaSilva has given the Sabers spot starts, relief appearances and has gotten the Sabers out of bases loaded jams. DaSilva will get another start down the stretch to help the Sabers secure a higher seed in the postseason.