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Our program is designed to give all children ages 5-15 the opportunity to have fun learning and playing the great American pastime of baseball and softball.

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Bolton Babe Ruth Summer Team Perfection 2.0
by Bolton Youth Baseball & Softball posted 08/20/2014
 

Bolton 15U Summer Team Competes Second Consecutive Perfect Season!


Members of the 2014 Summer Babe Ruth “Hammer Team” are: Nick Machado, Devon Jackson, Colin McCormack, Jonah Lemieux, Kyle Tremblay, Ryan Colarossi, Connor Tower, Max Drugge, Andrew Vittorioso, Thomas Bunnell, Mark Allaire, Matt Allaire, Ben Seeto, Jack Seeto, Erich Vinacco, Holden Lutz, Ben Gugliemino & Cam Roberts with coaches Todd Jackson, Nick King and Zach Marshall 

 

Bolton, MA - Following last summer’s perfect season and championship in the Minute Man Babe Ruth league – the Bolton kids have done it again – perfectly.

The power house team was made up of members of Bolton and surrounding towns, with many players from Nashoba Regional HS and Triple Play AAU programs.  The boys of summer have had a remarkable season going 12-0 in regular season play and 4-0 in a sweep through the playoffs.

The reliable and crafty rotation of Ryan Colarossi, Jonah Lemieux, Connor Tower, Nick Machado, Matt Allaire, and Thomas Bunnell kept opposing teams at bay with only a handful of runs each game.  This staff, along with occasional relief pitching contributions by Mark Allaire, Kyle Tremblay, and Holden Lutz, combined for 5 regular season shut outs, and a no-hitter in the playoffs.

Game command from behind the plate has come from Nick Machado and Erich Vinacco with Devon Jackson filling in when needed to round the solid squad of catchers.

The hitting skills of this team combined slugging power and situational hitting, amassed 203 runs in the 16 games while giving up only 22 runs, with 7 of those runs allowed put up by the formidable Westborough White squad; the second place finisher in Summer Minuteman League.

The Bolton team has had multiple extra base hits in every game played, combined with aggressive base running lead by the speed of Max Drugge, Devon Jackson, Nick Machado and the rest of the speedy Bolton base runners to create an incredibly productive offensive machine.

The championship game was played in Bolton on August 8, 2014, with the visiting Westborough “White” squad ready to compete for the title in a rematch of an earlier season game where Bolton edged them 6-3.

Bolton jumped out to an early lead with a lead-off infield hit by Devon Jackson, followed by a walk from Mark Allaire. Jackson was driven in by the reliable and productive hitting of Colin McCormack.  The inning ended quickly with 2 strikeouts and a 6-3 infield play by Westborough.

Westborough came back to take the lead 2-1 in the second inning, by combining hits and a few walks, and a rare Bolton error.  The confidence of the Bolton squad settled in and they made the plays to get out of a bases loaded situation with minimal damage behind the crafty pitching of starter Jonah Lemieux.  Those runs would be the only ones Westborough would put up all game.

In the fourth, the Bolton bats came alive.  Colin McCormack led off with a gap shot to left center, landing him a stand up double.  McCormack was singled in by Nick Machado, who was followed by Andrew Vittorioso getting on board with a walk, and then a bases loaded two-strike laser by Jonah Lemiex to drive in 2 more runs.  With two outs in the same inning and runners in scoring position, Ben Gugliemino managed to drive the ball into the infield which was too hot to handle, and plated Lemieux on the error.  Connor Tower earned a walk to get on base, and then Matt Allaire stepped up and crushed a double over the center fielders head to knock in 2 more runs.  The Bolton team had piled up 6 runs in the rally and took the lead 6-2.

Matt Allaire then took the ball from starter Jonah Lemieux (6ks through 4 innings of work) in the 5th inning and pitched 2 scoreless innings of relief with strong plays in the field by Mark Allaire, Colin McCormack, Devon Jackson, Max Drugge, Andrew Vittorioso and Ben Gugliemino. 

Bolton manufactured one more run in the fifth with McCormack reaching on an error, and Max Drugge plating him on a clean single to the outfield.  Kyle Tremblay and Thomas Bunnell shared duties at first base receiving the key assists made by the infield throughout the game.  Erich Vinacco and Nick Machado traded places behind the dish throughout the game commanding the pitch selection.  Outfield positions were well covered by Matt Allaire, Jonah Lemieux, Max Drugge and Connor Tower.

Bolton would call upon closer Thomas Bunnell, who has confounded hitters all season with a well located fastball, and a devastating off-speed curve.  Bunnell efficiently worked through the last 3 batters, while getting the last batter to fly out to Connor Tower in right field to cap off the perfect season and championship game with the  8-2 win.

Notable performances in the championship game were Jonah Lemieux (1-2 with 2 RBIs and 4 solid innings as the starter), Colin McCormack (2-3 with an RBI, and reaching base in all 3 at bats),  Matt Allaire (1-2 with 2 RBIs and 2 scoreless innings pitched).

Key contributors to the success of this team who were not able to make the championship game are Holden Lutz, Ryan Colarossi, Ben Seeto, Jack Seeto, and Cam Roberts who all contributed to the results of the regular season.  Special note – Ryan Colarossi pitched 16 innings in regular season play and was a key fixture in the regular season pitching rotation but was unavailable for playoffs.

Also noted are the members of the coaching staff who returned from last year’s championship team, Nick King and Zach Marshall.  Their leadership and coaching of the team was a fine example of giving back to the team they played for to help repeat the perfect season.


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