Military Appreciation Night
Wednesday night at Paul Walsh Field is Military Appreciation night sponsored by R & F Motors. All Military Personnel in uniform will be admitted free!
The Bay Sox will take on the Military All-Star Team during a special evening full of events to honor our armed forces.
The Military All-Star team is the leader in armed forces baseball compiled of the best baseball talent. Talent that includes Frank Szczepnik, the tallest baseball player in the world standing at a whopping 7 feet 2 inches! Adding to the night of excitement is Doug Flutie who has been invited and is expected to play second base for the Military All-Star Team.
In addition to the game there will be a special pre-game ceremony to honor WWII Veterans Arthur Medieros and Walter Szelag who are both decorated war heroes. Arthur Medieros will also throw out the first pitch. Simone Cardoza will be singing the national anthem. Don't miss this special night of excitement!
Bay Sox Win in Shortened Game
The roles were reversed Tuesday night and the Bay Sox looked like a different team at Old Mountain Field as the Ocean State Waves issued all of the walks and tried to attempt the come from behind win.
Waves starting pitcher Connor Kelly (Chandler Gilber CC) lasted 2.2 innings, allowing four earned runs on four hits and six walks.
New Bedford’s starter John Lieske went 4.2 innings allowing 2 runs on 5 hits, walking 2 and striking out 5.
New Bedford scored first, in the top of the first, when Shea Pierce (Sam Houston St.) got a 2-out single and Waves starter Kelly walked the next three Bay Sox batters to make it 1-0.
The Bay Sox took an inning off offensively before scoring again in the top of the 3rd. Pierce got it started again with a double just inside the first base line and into right field. Two batters later, Chris Shaw (Boston College) scored Pierce on a single to center. A walk from Kelly loaded the bases and a one out single by Andrew Dundon (Marshall) brought in two more to make it 4-0.
The Bay Sox made it 5-0 in the fifth when Joe Cronin (Boston College) singled in Matt Lopez (San Jose St.), who started the inning off with a double to deep left-center.
The Ocean State Waves got two runs back in the bottom of the fifth to make it 5-2. A Walker Moses (Northwestern) seeing-eye single up the middle scored one, and a Christian Muscarello (Trinity) sac-fly scored another.
The Waves made it close in the sixth with a 2-run homerun off the bat of Nick Sebastian to make it 5-4, but the Bay Sox took the two runs right back in the top of the 7th.
Two Ocean State walks put Lopez and Cronin on first and second. With two outs, Carl Anderson (Bryant) came up with a clutch double up the middle that took a bad hop off the Waves second baseman’s glove to make it 7-4.
The Waves added one before the game was called due to weather at the end of the seventh to make it a 7-5 Bay Sox victory.
Bay Sox Reading Program
Summer baseball is here but Bay Sox players were hitting the books this week when they visited elementary schools in New Bedford, Dartmouth and Fall River with the Bay Sox Reading Program sponsored by W.B. Mason. Accompanied by Slamu, players visited numerous classrooms in eleven different schools on Tuesday and Thursday morning.
The theme of this year’s reading program was perseverance. Each morning began with a personal introduction that included players explaining a time in their lives when they needed to demonstrate perseverance. This was followed by reading a short story to the students and a lengthy question and answer period that left everyone smiling by the end. Needless to say, more than a few questions were directed towards Slamu as well.
Bay Sox Partner With New Bedford Guide!
Hello Bay Sox Nation!!! The New Bedford Bay Sox are pleased to announce the team's partnership with the New Bedford Guide for the 2013 season. The guide will be posting Bay Sox news, full length articles and more, all summer long. Go Bay Sox!!!
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Bay Sox Suffer Another Close Loss
For the first time this season the Bay Sox scored before their opponent, but ended up with another game in the lost column Monday night at Goodall Park.
For the second game in a row the Bay Sox lost by one run, this time 4-3 to the Sanford Mainers
The Mainers put a three-spot on the board and took the lead in the bottom of the fourth inning off of Bay Sox starter Sam Dodge (Harvard).
Jake Thomas (Binghamton) led off the inning with a walk and stole second base. A John Howell (Binghamton) one-out double to left-center scored Thomas and tied the game at one. Back-to-back infield singles scored Howell and an Anthony Papio (Maryland) double, that one-hopped the left field wall, made it 3-1.
The Mainers added the game-winning run in the bottom of the fifth inning off of New Bedford reliever Graig Weber (Bradley). Weber got the first two outs of the inning before walking two and giving up a single to load the bases. A bases loaded walk to Papio made it 4-1 Mainers.
New Bedford scored first in the bottom of the second inning before losing the lead.
Max Nogay (West Virginia) led off the second inning with a bunt down the third base line. A throwing error by the Sanford Mainers third baseman Mike Friel (Hofstra) allowed Nogay to reach second. A Lane Richards (Notre Dame) groundout to second scored Nogay to make it 1-0.
In the top of the sixth, the Bay Sox started yet another comeback attempt, something they have done in almost every game this season.
Back-to-back-to-back singles by Carl Anderson (Bryant), Ryan Plourde (Fairfield) and Chris Shaw (RBI) (Boston College) made it a 2-run deficit for New Bedford. With one out and runners on first and third, an Andrew Dundon (Marshall) ground ball scored Plourde to make it a 4-3 ballgame. Dundon was safe at first on the fielder’s choice.
The Bay Sox had a chance to tie the game in the top of the 7th when Christian Venditti (Georgetown) led off the inning with a leadoff double down the left field line. Mainers reliever Stephen Fortuna (SNHU) got the next two Bay Sox batters to pop-up before Anderson got an infield single to put runners on first and third. Fortuna retired Plourde on a lineout to center to end the inning and keep the Mainers one run lead.
The Bay Sox had the tying run on second base with one out in the top of the ninth but stranded him there to lose 4-3.
For the box score visit: http://392.bbstats.pointstreak.com/boxscore.html?gameid=122182
Bay Sox Struggle to Rally Back in 6-5 Loss to Pilgrims
The Bay Sox started out slow tonight during the Father’s Day celebration at Paul Walsh Field. The started pitchers were Smith for the Pilgrims and Graef for the Bay Sox. The Pilgrims began their run in the top of the 2nd, scoring 3 runs.
The Bay Sox began with a scoreless 3 innings. Their first run wasn’t until the 4th inning, scored by Carl Anderson. Unfortunately, the Pilgrims had already notched 4 of their own runs. It seemed the 4th inning was over until a routine out at second was called safe due to the 2nd baseball being off base.
The Pilgrims kept their runs at 4 after the 5th. The Bay Sox answered back with a single by Nogay and a bunt by Seiders to get runners on 2nd and 3rd. Carl Anderson was able to bring in those 2 runners and then stole home after a wild pitch, tying the score at 4-4.
The Bay Sox made a pitching change to Janco in the top of the 6th after the Pilgrims put up another 2 runs bringing the score to 6-4. The Bay Sox were able to get runners on base in the 6th but they would not score again until the 7th. They added one run to bring the score to 6-5 where it would remain for the rest of the game.
In the bottom of the 7th the Pilgrims made a pitching change, putting in Fabrizio and he was able to hold off the Bay Sox from scoring any more runs. They could not rally back and the final score was 6-5 in favor of the Plymouth Pilgrims.
The Bay Sox’s next home game will be Wednesday June 19th against the Military All-Stars at Paul Walsh Field.
Bay Sox Comeback Falls Short
The Bay Sox went down eight runs Saturday night against the Newport Gulls before mounting a late-inning comeback attempt at Paul Walsh Field.
The Gulls started the scoring in the top of the first, loading the bases on back-to-back hits and a walk off of New Bedford starter Frank Vilacha (New Haven). With one out, Steve Anderson (Georgetown) hit a line-drive single to right field to give Newport a 1-0 lead.
Anderson did it again for the Gulls in the top of the 5th inning with a sac-fly to deep left that scored Ethan Ferreira (Harvard) to make it 2-0.
The top of the seventh got away from the Bay Sox as the Gulls were able to bat around and have six players come around to score.
Anderson started the scoring with a triple to right field that scored Timmy Robinson (USC). Anderson came in on an error by Bay Sox shortstop Lane Richards (Notre Dame) to make it 4-0. David Graybill (Arizona State) doubled to put runners on second and third and Matt Foley (Rhode Island followed it up with a bloop single to make it 5-0. Joe Iorio (Barry) hit a 2-run double to push the score to 7-0 and he eventually scored on a wild pitch to put the Gulls up 8-0.
That was plenty of scoring for Gulls starter James Mulry (Michigan St.) who went seven innings, allowing 4 hits, no runs and striking out five Bay Sox batters.
The Bay Sox attempted to mount a comeback in the bottom of the eighth batting around the lineup.
Richards started it off with a single to center field. Kurt Seiders (Millersville) got his second hit of the game with a double off the left field wall to score Richards and make it 8-1. A single by Andrew Dundon (Marshall) to center made it 8-2, and Chris Shaw’s (Boston College) pinch-hit double down the right field line made the score 8-3. A wild pitch scored Ryan Plourde (Fairfield) to make it a 4-run deficit. A wild throw on a pickoff attempt by Taylor Guilbeau (University of Alabama) brought in Shaw to make it 8-5.
The Bay Sox scored one in the bottom of the ninth on an error, but that was all of the runs the Bay Sox could mount in their comeback attempt as they fell to the Gulls for the second time this season 8-6.
For the box score go to: http://necbl.bbstats.pointstreak.com/boxscore.html?gameid=122076
Bay Sox Win in Extras
The Bay Sox managed to battle back from a three-run deficit Friday night at Joe Forges Field against the Plymouth Pilgrims to win 5-3.
Chris Shaw (Boston College) won the game for the Bay Sox with a two-run homerun to right field in the top of the 11th. It was the Bay Sox first homerun of the season.
The Pilgrims struck first when Bay Sox starter Jeremy Perron (Holy Cross) walked two, and hit one batter to load the bases. With two outs the Pilgrims Vin Guglietti (Quinnipiac) hit a 2-run single back up the middle to make it 2-0.
In the bottom of the fifth Brendan O’Rourke (Franklin Pierce) replaced Perron and hit the first batter he faced, Adam Young (UC Davis). Young scored with two outs on an O’Rourke wild pitch to make it 3-0 Pilgrims.
The Bay Sox got two runs back in the top of the sixth to make it 3-2.
Andrew Dundon (Marshall) led off the inning getting hit by Pilgrims reliever Alex Farina (Lafayette). Ryan Plourde (Fairfield) followed that up with a double that landed just inside the third base line. Chris Travers (Roger Williams) scored Dundon on a fielder’s choice to second base and Chris Shaw (Boston College) scored Plourde with a sacrifice fly to deep left-field.
Plourde led off the top of the 8th inning with his second double of the night. Travers moved him to third on a fielder’s choice, and another Shaw sacrifice fly tied the game at three apiece.
The Bay Sox Colin Brown held the 5-3 lead in the bottom of the 11th to get New Bedford their second victory of the season.
For the box score go to: http://necbl.bbstats.pointstreak.com/boxscore.html?gameid=122162
Bay Sox Drop 2nd in a Row
Pitching woes continued to plague the New Bedford Bay Sox Sunday afternoon as they lost their second in a row to the North Adam Steeplecats 5-3.
Frank Vilacha (New Haven) went five strong for the Bay Sox, allowing two runs on six hits and two walks. In the top of the sixth, he gave up a single to the Steeplecats Bryan Soloman (Eastern Kentucky) and was pulled in favor of left-handed reliever Brendan O’Rourke (Franklin Pierce).
From there, O’Rourke and the Bay Sox bullpen struggled to get out of the sixth inning.
O’Rourke inherited Vilacha’s runner on first, who advanced to second on a sacrifice bunt, and gave up a 1-run single to Julian Loret de Mola (Nova Southeastern) to make it 2-0. Jose Cuas (Maryland) followed that up with a bloop-double down the left-field line to make it 3-0.
With two outs, Aaron Graef (West Hills Coalinga) came in with runners on second and third and gave up three walks in a row to give the Steeplecats a it 5-0 lead.
Graef was pulled for Colin Brown (Holy Cross), who used three straight fastballs to get the last out of the inning and leave the bases loaded.
The Bay Sox scored three in the top of the seventh, thanks to an Andrew Dundon 2-run double, but they couldn’t manage to pull off the comeback.
Bay Sox Fall to Newport 8-2
The Newport Gulls took advantage of Bay Sox pitching to win 8-2 Saturday night at Paul Walsh Field.
Bay Sox pitchers combined for 13 walks and 3 hit batters, six of the walks and five of the eight runs coming in the seventh inning.
The Bay Sox were in trouble early when starter John Lieske (Heartland CC) walked the bases loaded. An infield single by the Gulls Timmy Robinson (USC) made it 1-0 but Lieske managed to escape the inning with a 6-4-3 double play.
The Gulls starter James Mulry (Northeastern), who had six strikeouts by the third inning, quieted New Bedford’s bats until Matt Lopez (San Jose St.) hit a 2-run single to go up 2-1.
The Bay Sox had the lead until the sixth inning, when Aaron Graef (West Hills Coalinga) got into some trouble of his own and allowed a 2-run single off the bat of Ethan Ferreira (Harvard). Newport didn’t look back from there, taking advantage of the sloppy pitching in the 7th and taking the win 8-2.
For the rest of the box score go to: http://necbl.bbstats.pointstreak.com/boxscore.html?gameid=122077
Bay Sox Take Down Reigning NECBL Champs 8-7
The New Bedford Bay Sox took down the reigning No. 1 summer team in the country and proved that they aren’t afraid to battle from behind Thursday night against the Newport Gulls. The Bay Sox went down 2-0 in the second inning when Matt Foley, a local from Rhode Island College, hit a two-run double off of New Bedford starter Remy Janco (Duke University).
Janco was in trouble again in the bottom of the third with the bases loaded and one out, but managed to escape trouble with back-to-back strikeouts.
The Bay Sox got their first hit of the season off of Gulls starter Mick VanVossen (Michigan State) in the top of the fourth when Ryan Plourde (Fairfield) hit a single up the middle. An RBI single from Chris Travers (Roger Williams University) gave the Bay Sox their first run of 2013. They tied the game at two in the top of the fifth with a Lane Richards (Notre Dame) groundout.
The Bay Sox fell behind again in the bottom of the sixth 4-2 before piecing together a six-run seventh. Chris Shaw (Boston College) had a 2-run double down the right field line with the bases loaded. Travers and Matt Lopez (San Jose St.) followed that up with RBI singles and Christian Venditti (Georgetown) finished off the scoring with a 2-run double to the left-field wall to make it 8-4.
The Gulls tried to pull off the comeback in the top of the ninth, putting three on the board before Dave Gibson (Southern New Hampshire) shut the door.
Teacher's Appreciation Night
Saturday at Paul Walsh Field is Teacher Appreciation Night sponsored by W.B. Mason and admission for all teachers is free! The Bay Sox will take on their rival Newport Gulls with an evening full of events to thank educators. In addition to free admission, there will be a free raffle for all teachers at the game with prizes that include a round trip flight on JetBlue, a W.B. Mason gift basket and Bay Sox gear. Kim Marshall, a teacher at William Taylor Elementary School in New Bedford will throw out the first pitch.
Opening Night vs. Newport Gulls
Gifts to Give Night
On Saturday, the Bay Sox will host rival and the defending league champion Newport Gulls. Saturday at Paul Walsh Field is Gifts to Give Night and all children ages 16 and under get in free! A child selected by the Gifts to Give organization will be throwing out the first pitch and Miss New Bedford has been invited to sing the national anthem. Gifts to Give Night is sponsored by Fishermen’s Market and the New Bedford Half Marathon. Come out to Paul Walsh Field to see a great game between two teams that are loaded with future major league talent!
A Look at the Newport Gulls…
The Newport Gulls come into New Bedford as the reigning No. 1 summer team in the country, and defending NECBL Champions. The Gulls finished last season with a 31-10 record and 6.5 games in front of the Bay Sox in the Eastern Division. The Bay Sox and the Gulls split last year’s series 4-4. These two teams will meet a total of five times during the regular season.
The Gulls feature players from Arizona State University, Stanford University, University of Louisville, Boston College, USC and UCLA.
The Bay Sox and Gulls met on opening night of the 2013 season, with the New Bedford Bay Sox winning 8-7.
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