The local baseball community gathered together on Monday night as St. Peter’s Field hosted the 21st Annual Oldtime Baseball Game.
This year’s game was played as a dual benefit for the ALS Therapy Development Institute and the Pete Frates #3 Fund, but little did popular Boston Herald sports columnist Steve Buckley and his crew know the event would take place as a culmination of one of the greatest three-week periods in the history of ALS research.
More on the event, and locals who played, in my Mill City Sports piece.
My post-game sidebar on Mill City Sports, detailing recent promotions for some of the newest Red Sox prospects:
The Lowell Spinners returned from the All-Star Break a bit lighter as two of their stronger offensive players got a bump up the Boston Red Sox organizational ladder.
For a half-dozen players with New England ties, the 2014-15 season brings a new uniform, or a new contract situation, or yet another season of promise. Read my Original Six feature as seen in the August issue of the New England Hockey Journal.
On Mill City Sports:
Squeaking into the sixth and final playoff spot would be a bit of a long shot with now just three games to go in the regular season, but the North Shore Navigators did not show it as they walked off with a 3-2 victory over the Seacoast Mavericks in 11 innings.
With two outs and a runner on first base, right fielder Nolan Fisher crushed a walk-off double to deep left to send the Navs faithful of 1,755 fans home with their 24th victory of the summer.
On Mill City Sports:
It hasn’t been the best of seasons record-wise for the North Shore Navigators as they play from behind in the Futures Collegiate Baseball League standings, but they are peaking at the right time.
As the season hits its final week, the Navs earned their third consecutive victory on Thursday night, tying the eight-game season series against the Nashua Silver Knights with a 7-5 win.
I was featured on the Lasell College Department of Communication website with a Student Spotlight, detailing my work with Seamans Media.
Lasell’s Joshua Kummins ‘17 is knocking it out of the park with a record number of sports writing positions, one year into college.
During the summer of 2014, Kummins served as a beat writer for the Cape Cod Baseball and the Futures Collegiate Baseball League. Assignments included attending games and conducting pregame interviews with players and coaches for feature stories which ran in each month’s issues.
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My Mill City Sports story on the Futures Collegiate Baseball League All-Star Game featuring Silver Knights, River Hawks and an MVP from the Bravehearts:
The best of the best in the Futures Collegiate Baseball League took to Campanelli Stadium on Thursday night for the league’s annual All-Star Game and a few with local ties stood out from the crowd.