Monday, July 18, 2011
The 12-year-old baseball team was advanced in the EMass Cal Ripken Tournament Saturday. They won 6-5 against Chelmsford in extra innings.
After finding themselves down 5-0 in the final inning, Burlington's 12-year-old baseball team made a rally of rallies. The team tied the game in the sixth inning and forced extra-innings. The game went into a seventh inning, and in a very close play, Burlington slid home safely to score a sixth run. Chelmsford, in a heartbreaking loss, was unable to respond, thus the game ended with Burlington advancing to the state finals of the Cal Ripken tournament against Raynham. “To be up five runs and have Burlington come back and score five runs is disappointing, but the kids battled to the end,” said Head Coach Levesque. The first several innings were uneventful, as neither Chelmsford nor Burlington made any big moves. Josh Roberge was hit in …
Friday, July 15, 2011
Burlington defeated Winchester 1-0 in the 12-year-old Massachusetts Cal Ripken state baseball championships on Thursday night.
In a rematch of the 12-year-old Cal Ripken baseball state district finals, where Burlington defeated Winchester 5-3, Burlington came out on top again defeating Winchester 1-0 in the state championship elimination game. Both teams played excellent defense in the field and received great pitching efforts in the closely contested battle at Scully field in Chelmsford. Burlington starting pitcher Emmett Funchion started strong as he shut down Winchester in the top of the first inning. Burlington would plate the game’s only run in the bottom of the inning as shortstop / pitcher Evan Camilleri ripped a double off the left field fence scoring center fielder Johnatha Orchanian from second. Orchanian had reached base on a single and then stole …
Nice summer day, opening events for Baseball Tournament and a healthy living program
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Wednesday, July 13, 2011
Burlington will play Quincy Wednesday at 6 p.m. in Revere.
The Burlington 10-year-old Cal Ripken baseball team lost 3-0 Tuesday to Dedham, its first loss of the state tournament, but will look to rebound in the double-elimination tourney Wednesday against Quincy. "[Quincy is] a good team. They've always had a pretty good program," Burlington manager Bill Waisnor said. Burlington received stellar pitching from Cam Impemba and John Ghio as the youngsters combined for four strikeouts. "Our pitching staff is pretty rock solid," Waisnor said. "They were just firing fastballs." Impemba allowed one run in three innings of work, and Ghio allowed two runs in three innings on the hill. Burlington fell behind 1-0 in the first inning, but Impemba escaped a jam with a strikeout and a routine grounder to end …