Tuesday, June 18, 2013
Burlington High School softball head coach Kristen Mahoney looks back on a memorable season, which ended with a state title game loss on Saturday.
The end result may have been forgettable for the Burlington High School softball team. But the season was one they’ll remember for many years to come. On Saturday the team fell, 2-1, to Grafton in the Division 2 state championship game. While the Red Devils ended their campaign one win shy of the program’s first ever state title, head coach Kristen Mahoney said it was a season she will remember for a long time. “It was a tough loss, but the message after the game was that we had an excellent season,” said Mahoney. “We had such a great group of girls. Quite honestly, it was just sad to see it end. It was a great, great season and these girls played so well together.” Mahoney’s charges beat Swampscott, Dracut, Amesbury and Tewksbury to win …
Saturday, June 15, 2013
Tune into our live blog and follow the action as the Red Devils Softball takes on Grafton for the Division 2 state championship title.
The Burlington High girls softball team will face Grafton High in the MIAA Division 2 state championship game at 4 p.m. today. Whether you can’t make it to the game or you're in attendance, you can join the conversation with Patch. We will be live blogging the game, beginning at 3:45 p.m. today. When the first pitch is thrown, just click the play button in the gray box and follow along. We’ll keep you updated on the score and everything else happening on the diamond. We encourage you to participate with your own commentary, photos and well wishes for the home team. If you are going to the game and would like to participate you can download the app to your smart phone. iPhone users can download it here, and Android users can go here. Until …
Friday, June 14, 2013
The game starts at 4 p.m. Come to Patch for all the action.
Thanks to Thursday's dramatic comeback win, the Lady Red Devils Softball team is now one win from history. On Thursday night the locals entered the bottom of the seventh inning of the Division 2 state semifinal game trailing Bishop Stang by one run. But with momentum fully on Burlington's side, the Red Devils erased the deficit, walked off with a 4-3 win over Bishop Stang and got within one victory of the school's first ever softball state championship. The team will face Grafton High who beat out Wahconah High Friday night. Tomorrow's game starts at 4 p.m. We'll launch our live blog at 3:45 p.m. and bring you all the action from Rockwood Park at Worcester State. Check back Saturday for our live blog coverage.
Tuesday, June 11, 2013
The Red Devils allowed Tewksbury some life in the final frame, but snagged a 6-5 win on Monday to advance to the Division 2 state semifinal round.
With two outs in the top of the seventh and her team clinging to a one-run lead with the tying run on third base, Burlington High School softball coach yelled from the dugout to her team, asking how tough they are. Her team's actions spoke louder than its words, and the answer was obvious. The Red Devils nearly lost a 6-1 lead, allowing one run in the sixth and three in the seventh before bouncing back to record the final out against Tewksbury to earn the North Division 2 championship. "I asked them how tough they are. They proved that they are very tough," said Mahoney. "I think last year's team would have folded in that situation. But this year we're really strong mentally, so that helps." Thanks to the victory, Burlington advanced to …
Monday, June 10, 2013
Tune into our live blog and follow the action as the Red Devils Softball take on Tewksbury for the North Division 2 championship title.
The Burlington High girls softball team will face Tewksbury High in the MIAA Division 2 championship game at 4 p.m. today. Whether you can’t make it to the game or you're in attendance, you can join the conversation with Patch. We will be live blogging the game, beginning at 3:45 p.m. today. When the first pitch is thrown, just click the play button in the gray box and follow along. We’ll keep you updated on the score and everything else happening on the diamond. We encourage you to participate with your own commentary, photos and well wishes for the home team. If you are going to the game and would like to participate you can download the app to your smart phone. iPhone users can download it here, and Android users can go here. Until the …
Thursday, June 6, 2013
Burlington High School toppled Amesbury in the North Division 2 semifinal round on Thursday and will play for a title on Sunday.
The semis were sweet for the Burlington High School softball team on Wednesday evening. The No. 3 Red Devils dominated play from start to finish in the North Division 2 semifinal game, scoring two runs in the opening inning and never looking back as they cruised to an 8-2 win over Amesbury on Wednesday in Lowell. As a result, the locals advance to play in the bracket final. Burlington takes Tewksbury on Sunday at 4 p.m. on the diamond of Lowell's Martin Field. The winner of that contest will be crowned North Division 2 champion and will earn a spot in the state bracket.
Friday, May 31, 2013
The Lady Red Devils advanced to play Sunday in the quarterfinals of the MIAA postseason thanks to a victory on Thursday afternoon.
The Burlington High School softball season lives on. On Thursday, the third-seeded Red Devils cruised past visiting No. 14 seed Swampscott in the first round of the North Division 2 postseason thanks to a crisply played 6-0 victory. Burlington pounced to a 4-0 lead in the first inning alone before adding a run in the second and fifth innings. Swampscott, meanwhile, managed just two hits in the game as the Lady Red Devils advanced to the bracket quarterfinal round. April Adams, Michaela Mazure and Haley Currie each singled to lead off the game and all scored while Kelly McCarthy also ripped a double in the frame to push home a run. In total, eight batters came to the plate in the home half of the first inning. Thanks to the victory, …
Wednesday, May 29, 2013
Burlington High School enters the North Division 2 tournaments among the favorites in each sport.
There's a common trend in the North Division 2 baseball and softball playoff brackets. Burlington High School is among the favorites. The Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association released its postseason pairings on Tuesday, and the Red Devils earned the No. 3 seed in each of their respective brackets. Burlington's 17-3 mark in the softball regular season was behind only top seed Danvers and second ranked Amesbury, which suffered one and two losses respectively. On the baseball diamond the locals were 14-4, only outdone by unbeaten Boston English and No. 2 Danvers, which enters the tournament at 18-2. Burlington opens first round softball play on Thursday at 3:30 p.m. with a home game versus No. 14 Swampscott. The winner takes on …
Tuesday, June 5, 2012
Want to play ball this summer? Find out how to get involved.
Tuesday, June 5, 2012
The following is a release from the Burlington Baseball and Softball Association: Hello all, Registration is now open for Summer in-town baseball and softball. This year we are gauging interest in a Burlington in-town summer softball league. From the "Register Online" link on the left side of the BBSAonline.com home page you can choose to register for either summer in-town baseball or softball. These are fun, casual leagues with multiple ages playing together in a friendly summer atmosphere. The fee for either league is $25. Registration Link here: http://bit.ly/LbZtzQ When registering, please choose your preference of baseball or softball. If we do not have enough softball registrations to form a league, we will let you know and your …
Friday, June 1, 2012
Following a Burlington High varsity team? Don't miss the tournament games.
Burlington High School's varsity teams have a few MIAA Tournament games today and we wanted to make sure everyone had the details of where to see the games. Come down and cheer on Burlington's athletes. Also, if anyone at the game would like to take a couple of pictures and send them along with the score we would be happy to share them on the site. Email firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks!