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.
With a win at Brandeis University and at Recreation Park, Stoneham has improved to 15-8 on the season. Stoneham currently sits in first place in the Ted William's division and 3rd overall. The Sabers will have a busy week ahead of team, as they play Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday night.
Chris Monroe throws a gem on Sunday afternoon and does not allow a Southie runner to reach second base.
Max barnes with a huge leadoff bunt in the 6th to start the Sabers' rally.
Josh Doyle hits a clutch game winning 2 RBI triple on Sunday afternoon.
The Stoneham Sabers defeated the Brighton Black Sox on Sunday afternoon, to improve to 13-8 on the season. The win makes it three in a row for Stoneham. Stoneham out hit Brighton in a messy 12-9 victory on a very hot day at Recreation Park. The Sabers are currently in first place in the Ted William's Division.
Chris Monroe earns the win in relief for Stoneham on Sunday.
On this swing Tirone hits a game winning 2 RBI double on Sunday afternoon.
The Stoneham Sabers won two games on Sunday afternoon, to improve to 12-8 on the season. The Sabers got great performances from Sam Cummings and Luis Gil in their victories.
The Sabers enjoying donated pizza from their sponsor Deliworks & Pizzeria in between games on Sunday afternoon.
Jake Sharpe led the Sabers' offense in game 2 with 2 clutch two out hits, including a double and 2 RBI.
The Yawkey Baseball League wins the 8th Annual Eastern Massachusetts Baseball Classic!
The tournament pits All-Stars from the top four amateur leagues in New England: The Yawkey Baseball League, Park League, Cranberry League and Intercity League. The YBL's 8-5 record is now the best winning percentage among the four leagues who participate in the tournament. The YBL ties the Intercity Baseball League for the most championships in the tournament with 3. The YBL also ties the Cranberry Baseball League for the most wins in the tournament with 8.
The Stoneham Sabers were very well represented in the Classic. Curtis Tirone, J.P Agiorgousis, Ryan Flanagan and Jon Chapman were all players selected to participate. Angelo Colucci and Angelo Agiorgousis were also chosen to be part of the coaching staff led by McKay Club’s John Moore. Curtis Tirone, Ryan Flanagan and J.P Agiorgousis were all part of the YBL’s starting lineup and had an instrumental part in coming from behind to defeat the Cranberry League 7-4 in game one. Down by one run in the last inning of game 1, Agiorgousis’ drew a leadoff walk after battling through a ten pitch at bat, which ultimately lead to a 4 run surge. In the finals, the Yawkey League defeated the Park League 5-4 to capture the crown.
Yet again, the Yawkey Baseball League is on top of the amateur baseball circuit in New England.
Stoneham runs over McKay 10-2 on Friday night and edges Charlestown 4-3 on Wednesday, to extend their winning streak to six games. Coach Angelo Agiorgousis said "We are playing great baseball right now, and we hope to keep it going into the fourth of July break."
The Sabers got rained out on Sunday and have a big matchup vs the East Boston Knights on Tuesday, before the holiday break.
L-R Pete Miller, J.P Agiorgousis and Coach Angelo Agiorgousis in between a McKay pitching change on Friday night's action at Maplewood.
Nick Powers earned the win on Wednesday night in Charlestown. Angelo Colucci (1B) recorded two hits and scored the go ahead run in the 6th.
Who's Hot!? J.P Agiorgousis is 5 for his last 9. Including 5 RBIS and 2 runs scored. He's currently hitting .346 for Stoneham
The Stoneham Sabers defeated the AlThomas Athletics 9-8 on Sunday afternoon, to improve to 8-6 on the year. They have also extended their winning streak to 4 in a row.
Luis Gil earned his first career YBL win on Tuesday night at Brandies University.
The Sabers during their Sunday afternoon victory.
Nick Powers throws a complete game shutout to win a pitcher's duel at Recreation Park. Powers struck out 11 Townies, while scattering 4 hits to earn his first win of the season. Brendan Pittsley earned the tough luck loss, as he was great all afternoon, striking out 6 Sabers. The Sabers would score their only run in the 3rd. Barnes would lead off with a walk and then steal second base. Sharpe would hit a hard grounder to move Barnes to 3rd, who would later score on a passed ball. In a day where mother nature did not cooperate, Rec Park continued to be the most reliable field in amateur baseball.
Sabers are now 6-6 on the year. Next up, the Brighton Black Sox on Tuesday night at Brandeis University.
Nick Powers on Sunday afternoon.