Friday, April 27, 2012
As much as you want to yell at the top of your lungs, sometimes the time just isn't right for it.
We have been waiting months, but spring is finally here and that means that baseball is in full swing. The Opening Day festivities are behind us and, from here on in, weekends and evenings will be filled with baseball. I’ll admit it. I am a die hard, tried and true baseball fan. I have spent my whole life cheering on the Red Sox and, no, I’m not the least bit quiet about it. There is no way for me to deny it. I am a loud, exuberant and, sometimes, obnoxious baseball fan. I fear that my neighbors, and those who have sat next to me at Fenway Park, can confirm it. I’m not very good at holding back. Not really a terrible flaw. I love my team and I show it. Problem is, however, what happens when it is Little League and not the MLB that I’m …
Friday, January 6, 2012
Get today's sports schedule, learn about spring little league signups and find out what's going on this weekend in today's morning roundup.
Today's Forecast: There will be a slight chance of snow showers before noon today, then a slight chance of rain showers between noon and 4 p.m., with a high near 44, according to the National Weather Service. 1. Today's Sports Schedule: From basketball to ice hockey, there's plenty of Wolverines sports action to go around this weekend. Find out more by clicking here. 2. Spring Little League Signups: Registration for the 2012 Spring Season is now open, but will close soon on Jan. 31. Detailed information about all divisions is available at www.westwoodlittleleague.com. 3. Want to Know What's Going on This Weekend? Check out our weekend preview here. 4. A Fan of Books? The Westwood Public Library's annual book sale will spread out this year…
Thursday, August 11, 2011
The program is for Babe-Ruth aged baseball players.
A fall baseball program in Norwood is gearing up for another season and is currently registering players. While it is not directly affiliated with Westwood, Westwood Little Leaguers transitioning to the Babe Ruth league next spring are encouraged to participate, as it is an ideal setting for the athletes, according to Westwood Little League President John Loughnane. "Westwood has had enough interest in the past few years to get a team together," Loughnane said. The program, dubbed The Norwood Diamond Club, was designed for existing first and second-year 2011 Babe Ruth-aged players, as well as graduating Little Leaguers. The experience is meant to work as a training tool, getting players an initial or additional experience on a full-sized …
Thursday, August 12, 2010
Braintree blitzes way to A11 final game.
The top-seeded Westwood 11-year-old Suburban Youth Baseball League (SYBL) team was defeated by a white-hot Braintree American team 10-0 in the A-11 Playoff Tournament semifinals Tuesday night in Walpole. Braintree American defeated Wellesley Red 10-1 in a quarterfinal immediately prior to defeating Westwood as their offense heated up at exactly the right time. Braintree American advances to face Wellesley Black in the finals at 7:30 tonight at Wall Field. Westwood earned the top seed - and a quarterfinal bye - in the A-11 Playoff Tournament going undefeated in Pool play, defeating Quincy 13-7, Milton National 5-1, and Hingham 5-3.
Wednesday, August 11, 2010
Peter Stabnick pitches Raiders into semifinals.
Westwood Little League was eliminated from the Suburban Youth Baseball League Super-12 Tournament with a 4-1 loss to Wellesley Tuesday night at Kelley Field in Norwood. After finishing 2-1 in pool play and scoring 11 runs in the three games, Westwood's bats were silenced by Wellesley's flame-throwing right-handed pitcher, Peter Stabnick. "We just didn't hit as well as we've been hitting lately," said Westwood head coach David Horsfall. "That pitcher just came to pitch tonight. He threw hard, mixed his speeds well, and had a great curveball, and we just had a little trouble handling that tonight." Wellesley jumped out to a first inning 2-0 lead off starter Peter Horsfall, but the solid relief of Matt Talcott kept Westwood in the game …
Tuesday, August 3, 2010
Westwood's Little League team scored in every inning in a 12-3 win Monday night.
Westwood's 11A Little League team was victorious Monday night, defeating Wellesley's Red squad 12-3 at Morrison Field. Westwood starter Brian Gotti threw four solid innings in the win, allowing one hit and striking out six batters. "The kid throws hard," his coach, Bill Reissfelder, said. "He's tough; he's gutty; he mixes a bunch of pitches in; and every time they threatened and got guys on base, you could see his heart just growing. The kid just wanted it too much, and he was fantastic tonight." Gotti also went 3-3 at the plate and scored three runs. Westwood was up 3-0 in the second inning, when third baseman Courtney McCue stepped to the plate and pounded a two-run homer to left field. "The kids were so pumped for her," Reissfelder said…
Monday, July 12, 2010
Westwood's season remains alive despite 10-0 loss to Wellesley.
The Westwood Little League All-Stars must be a very religious bunch of kids seeing as they spent Sunday resting. Unfortunately for the team, a game against undefeated Wellesley North is no time to take a nap. Wellesley took advantage of a lackluster effort by the Westwood squad to wrap up an undefeated run through District 11 pool play with a 10-0 win Sunday at Norwood's Kelley Field. Both teams will advance from pool play to Wednesday's quarterfinal elimination games. Wellesley will face the fourth seed in Pool 1 at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at Norwood's Wall Field in the quarterfinals of the District 11 tournament. Westwood's opponent will be determined following tonight's two make up games. "The feeling today was real flat," said Westwood …