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Monday, August 5th, Playoffs Round One

 

North Shore 8, Nashua 7

The North Shore Navigators defeated the Nashua Silver Knights in the winner-moves-on round one playoff matchup. Nashua got a large lead early but North Shore rallied for the comeback victory. Connor Morin had a productive day at the plate for the Navigators going 1 for 2 with two runs scored and two RBIs. Jared Dupere and Kyle Sandstrom led the Silver Knights’ offense as Dupere went 2 for 3 with a run scored and two RBIs and Sandstrom finished 3 for 5 with a run scored and two RBIs. 

 

On the Mound:

 

North Shore Navigators: Griffin Green (Chelmsford, Mass.) (W): 1 IP | 2 H | 1 R | 1 ER | 1 BB | 1 SO

North Shore Navigators: Beau Dana (Marblehead, Mass.) (SV): 2 IP | 0 H | 0 R | 0 ER | 1 BB | 2 SO

 

Nashua Silver Knights: Kyle Skidmore (Franklin, Mass.) (L): 0.2 IP | 2 H | 3 R | 0 ER | 0 BB | 2 SO

 

Worcester 10, Pittsfield 1

The Worcester Bravehearts defeated the Pittsfield Suns in their round one playoff matchup by a score of 10-1. The Bravehearts would move on while sending the Suns home for the season. Ben Rice had a great day at the plate for Worcester going 2 for 4 with a run scored and four RBIs. The Suns only had four hits on the day and Jackson Petersen led the offense going 1 for 3 with a solo home run. 

 

On the Mound:

 

Worcester Bravehearts: Angelo Baez (Bronx, N.Y.) (W): 6 IP | 3 H | 0 R | 0 ER | 2 BB | 8 SO

 

Pittsfield Suns: Mike Nocchi (Manasquan, N.J.) (L): 3.1 IP | 9 H | 8 R | 8 ER | 2 BB | 2 SO

 

Tuesday, August 6th, Start of Playoffs Round Two

 

Worcester 6, Brockton 2 (Game 1)

The Worcester Bravehearts continued their hot streak to the second round as they defeated the regular season champion Brockton Rox 6-2 in game 1 of their three-game series. Riley Livingston led the Worcester offense going 3 for 5 with an RBI. BJ Murray had the only RBI for the Rox as he finished 0 for 3 with an RBI. The Rox only had two hits in the game. 

 

On the Mound: 

 

Worcester Bravehearts: Eric Chavarria (Bellflower, Calif.) (W): 7 IP | 2 H | 1 R | 1 ER | 2 BB | 7 SO

 

Brockton Rox: Matt Svanson (Hawthorn Woods, Ill.) (L): 3 IP | 8 H | 4 R | 4 ER | 2 BB | 0 SO

 

North Shore 3, Bristol 1 (Game 1)

The North Shore Navigators took Game 1 of their second round series against the Bristol Blues 3-1. John Rodriguez was productive at the plate for the Navs going 1 for 2 with a run scored and an RBI. Bristol only had three hits in the game but Dylan Reynolds led the offense going 1 for 4 with a run scored. 

 

On the Mound:

 

North Shore Navigators: Cam Seguin (Woburn, Mass.) (W): 2.1 IP | 0 H | 0 R | 0 ER | 3 BB | 1 SO

North Shore Navigators: Beau Dana (Marblehead, Mass.) (SV): 1 IP | 0 H | 0 R | 0 ER | 1 BB | 1 SO

 

Bristol Blues: Mark Faello (Plainview, N.Y.) (L): 5 IP | 4 H | 2 R | 2 ER | 1 BB | 5 SO

 

Wednesday, August 7th, Round Two (Continued)

 

Bristol 12, North Shore 7 (Game 2)

The Bristol Blues tied the series at 1 as they defeated the North Shore Navigators in Game 2 by a score of 12-7. Buddy Dewaine led the Blues offense as he finished 3 for 5 with a run scored and three RBIs. Andrew Olszak led the Navs lineup going 2 for 5 with two runs scored and an RBI. 

 

On the Mound:

 

Bristol Blues: Tyler Boisvert (Oxford, Conn.) (W): 5.1 IP | 3 H | 1 R | 0 ER | 3 BB | 5 SO

 

North Shore Navigators: Hunter Wilichoski (Hamilton, Mass.) (L): 1.1 IP | 5 H | 4 R | 3 ER | 2 BB | 1 SO

 

Thursday, August 8th, Round Two (Continued)

 

Bristol 8, North Shore 5 (Game 3)

The Bristol Blues punched their ticket to the Futures League Championship with an 8-5 victory over the North Shore Navigators in Game 3. Brandon Miller led the Blues offense going 2 for 5 with a run scored and two RBIs. Dominic Freeberger led the North Shore offense finishing 2 for 3 with two RBIs. 

 

On the Mound:

 

Bristol Blues: Brendan Kirck (Hamden, Conn.) (W): 4 IP | 6 H | 2 R | 2 ER | 3 BB | 3 SO

Bristol Blues: James Judenis (Wallingford, Conn.) (SV): 1 IP | 1 H | 0 R | 0 ER | 1 BB | 2 SO

 

North Shore Navigators: Gavin Sullivan (Swampscott, Mass.) (L): 2 IP | 4 H | 5 R | 3 ER | 3 BB | 1 SO

 

Brockton 12, Worcester 6 (Game 2)

The Brockton Rox tied the series at 1 with a 12-6 victory over the Worcester Bravehearts in Game 2. JP Knight led the Rox offense going 2 for 3 with a run scored and two RBIs. John Thrasher led the Bravehearts’ offense finishing 3 for 4 with three runs scored and two RBIs. 

 

On the Mound:

 

Brockton Rox: Tommy Kretzler (Albany, N.Y.) (W): 3 IP | 1 H | 0 R | 0 ER | 1 BB | 5 SO

 

Worcester Bravehearts: Cole Chudoba (Oxford, Conn.) (L): 2.2 IP | 7 H | 4 R | 4 ER | 1 BB | 5 SO

 

Friday, August 9th, Round Two (Continued)

 

Worcester 8, Brockton 2 (Game 3)

The Worcester Bravehearts advanced to the championship round and sent the Brockton Rox home with an 8-2 victory in Game 3. Worcester’s Chris Rinaldi led the offense going 3 for 5 with two RBIs. Marc Goulart led the Rox offense going 1 for 2 with a run scored and an RBI. 

 

On the Mound:

 

Worcester Bravehearts: McCabe Sargent (Land O Lakes, Fla.) (W): 1.2 IP | 0 H | 0 R | 0 ER | 1 BB | 5 SO

 

Brockton Rox: Justin Garcia (Foxborough, Mass.) (L): 2.1 IP | 2 H | 5 R | 4 ER | 3 BB | 3 SO

 

Saturday, August 10th, Championship Round

 

Worcester 2, Bristol 1 (Game 1)

The Worcester Bravehearts took Game 1 of the championship series by a score of 2-1 against the Bristol Blues. Riley Livingston led the Worcester offense again going 2 for 3 with a run scored and an RBI. Bristol had a tough day offensively as they only had four hits and Brandon Miller had the only RBI and finished 0 for 2. 

 

On the Mound:

 

Worcester Bravehearts: Jack Steele (Rochdale, Mass.) (W): 5.1 IP | 4 H | 0 R | 0 ER | 3 BB | 4 SO

Worcester Bravehearts: Jakob Barker (Wesley Chapel, Fla.) (SV): 3.2 IP | 0 H | 1 R | 0 ER | 1 BB | 5 SO

 

Bristol Blues: Reed Pegram (Ankeny, Iowa.) (L): 7 IP | 5 H | 2 R | 2 ER | 3 BB | 5 SO

 

Sunday, August 11th, Championship Round

 

Worcester 12, Bristol 2 (Game 2)

The Worcester Bravehearts defeated the Bristol Blues in Game 2 of the championship round to win their fourth Futures League Championship in six years. Mariano Ricciardi and John Thrasher led the Worcester offense both going 2 for 4 with a run scored and two RBIs. Ben Rice also hit well going 1 for 4 with two runs scored, a three-run home run, and four RBIs. Dylan Reynolds led the Blues’ offense going 2 for 4 with an RBI.

 

On the Mound:

 

Worcester Bravehearts: Jack Moynihan (Taunton, Mass.) (W): 2.1 IP | 1 H | 0 R | 0 ER | 0 BB | 0 SO

 

Bristol Blues: Garrett Coe (Lakeside, Conn.) (L): 5.1 IP | 2 H | 4 R | 3 ER | 6 BB | 4 SO