Tewksbury White 12U Falls at Amesbury 9-5 during Conway’s Friday opening
Tewksbury White (12U) lost their opener against Amesbury on Friday night under the lights at Poulin Field. Tewksbury fought the entire game and held a 4-3 lead going into the fifth inning, but couldn’t hold on to the win. Tewksbury trailed 3-0 in 2.5 innings, but rallied with a big third inning. Andrew Conroy started with a walk, Mike Roche signaled and Shawn Malone loaded the bases when he was hit by a pitch. This set the scene for Evan Smith who threw a triple baseline down the center-right that tied the game. Smith would later score in the same inning to give Tewksbury White a 4-3 lead.
The score stayed the same until the start of the fifth when Amesbury got four points to go up 7-4. Tewksbury picked up one in the bottom of the fifth with an RBI from Conroy, but that would end Tewksbury’s scoring.
In addition to a big night at home plate, Evan Smith pitched a solid four and a third innings for Tewksbury. Mike Roche and Shawn Malone also had strong performances on the mound. Conroy was exceptional behind the plate and captured all six innings for Tewksbury. Tewksbury got excellent defense from Cam Hatch, Paul Ryan, Elijah Jimenez, Janik Nazarian, Gabe Bouchie, Luke Bouchie and Legend Crane.
Tewksbury White 12U is back in action this Saturday against Burlington at 1:00 p.m. at Poulin Field, before returning to Poulin to face North Reading at 1:00 p.m. Sunday.
Tewksbury 9U Falls at Windham 14-3 during Conway’s opening Saturday
Conway’s tournament got off to a bit of a rough start for Tewksbury’s 9U team, although they got solid individual efforts in their 14-3 loss to Windham on Saturday at Poulin Field.
Tewksbury failed to recover from Windham’s six-point second inning, allowing the visitors to maintain control early in the game. Windham increased their lead to 8-0 with a pair of runs in the third inning before Tewksbury responded with three runs in the bottom of the third to close the lead to 8-3. They wouldn’t come close, however, as Windham scored four points in the fourth and two more in the seventh for the 14-3 final.
The three-point rally for Tewksbury in the third set was led by RBIs left fielder Aiden Maurier, second baseman Alex Solemina and center Grady Claycomb. Other players with hits for the 9U club included Joe Burgess, Jason Malone and Cam Estabrook.
Tewksbury 9U bounces back with 16-3 rout from Salem, NH on Monday
If the 9U team was feeling a little down on their resounding loss in their first game of the Conway tournament, you certainly wouldn’t have known it from the way they played in their next game when they faced Salem. , NH, Monday evening at Champ Poulin. Or maybe they were extremely upset and lashed out at their guests. Either way, the Redmen’s result was a resounding 16-3 victory to tie their tournament record at 1-1.
Salem took an early 1-0 lead with a late-first run in it, but the lead didn’t last long as Tewksbury scored two points off the top of the first and then had a blast of nine points up from third to make it 11-1 and they never looked back, hitting 14 hits in the win.
Noah Martins led the way for Tewksbury offensively, going 2 for 3 with four RBIs, while Gennaro Parziale also had a big day, going 3 for 3 with an RBI. Billy Sullivan was 2-for-3 on the day with two runs batted in, while Jack Schofield helped going 1-for-2 with two runs scored and Aiden Maurier was 1-for-2 with one run batted in and one run scored.
Alex Bouchie (1-for-2, run-in, run-in), Grady Claycomb (1-for-2, run-in, run-in), Arthur Bernier (1-for-3, run-in) and Joseph Zappullo (1- for-2, RBI, point scored) each also participated in the powerful offensive attack.
Five different pitchers saw the action for Tewksbury in the Mercy Rule’s shortened five-innings game, with Schofield, Alex Solemina, Claycomb, Cam Estabrook and Jason Malone all taking to the mound. The group combined for 11 strikeouts that day, with Solemina and Estabrook leading with three apiece.