Park League Tops CBL In All Star Game at Fenway Park 

[Boston]   The Cranberry Baseball League All Stars and the Boston Park League All Stars met at Fenway Park on Thursday, August 9th at 2:00, with the Park League holding on for a 5-4 victory.  Our All-Star Team has recently begun playing the Boston Park League All-Stars in an Biennial All-Star Game at Fenway Park. The Cranberry League Won the 1997 game by one run and The Park League won the 1999 game by one run. The Park League now holds a 2-1 edge in the very competitive series in which all games have been decided by a single run.

All Star Game R H E

Manager Sean Murphy (right center) goes over the strategy with the team.
Players shown here are (L-R) Colin MacNaught, Braintree; Tim Albrecht, Hingham; Bill Hasenfus, Rockland (4 Red); Chris Carr, Brockton; Murphy; Mike Lalli, East Bridgewater (4 Blue) & Pete Smith, Wrentham

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The Cranberry League got off to a shaky start as they made three errors in the first inning that opened the door for the Park League- allowing them three unearned runs.  The CBL got one back in the second as Chris Carr scored on a fielders choice after a lead-off triple and two in the third as they combined several hits.  What could have been a bigger inning was limited by some baserunning mistakes.  The Park League went ahead 4-3 in the 5th, but the CBL tied it in the 7th.  The Park League pushed across the final run in the bottom half of the 7th on a walk and two bloop hits.  The Cranberry League had chances to score in the 8th and 9th innings, but the Park League used four pitchers to slam the door on our heroes.

"We had chances all day as we out hit them," said Manager Sean Murphy, "but we had a little miscommunication that comes from players not being used to one another.  The three runs we gave them in the first inning hurt as we outscored them 4-2 the rest of the way."  

Unfortunately for the Cranberry League, it's a nine inning game.  CBL Commissioner Louie DiTullio, a Hall-Of-Famer in both leagues thought "it was a competitive and exciting game that we could have won.  We'll be back next year."

The Roster for the Cranberry League:

Name		Team		Pos
Chris Carr		Brockton		1B
Mike Ryan	Canton		2B
Rich Scales	Braintree		2B
Matt Poitras	Easton		SS
Mike Lalli		East Bridgewater	SS
Paul Hasenfus	Rockland		SS
Jim Overstreet	Braintree		3B
Mike Hill		East Bridgewater	3B
Joe Pallucci	Hingham		C
Mike Troup	East Bridgewater	C
Pete Buffington	Rockland		C
Bob Craig		Norton		C/ 1B
Tim Graham	Easton		C/ 1B
Tom Balzano	Braintree		DH
Bob Paysant	East Bridgewater	OF
Chris Peckham	Easton		OF
Ed Grueter	Easton		OF
Jeff Cloonan	Rockland		OF
Mike Saracino	Rockland		OF
Pete Smith	Wrentham	OF
Rich Kracnuss	Braintree		OF
Dan McHugh	Rockland		Hon.
Tom Malvesti	Braintree		P
Tim Harte		Rockland		P
Tim Albrecht	Hingham		P
Scott Parker	Rockland		P
Norm Dumont	Easton		P
Andy Nichols	Sandwich		P
Bob Haskins	Brockton		P
Colin MacNaught	Braintree		P
Tim Troup	East Bridgewater	P

Umpires For The Game Were:

Walter Benson, Bases (Park League)

Dick Antoniuc, Bases (CBL)

Bob "Shorty" Long, Plate (Park League & CBL)

Jim McCulloch, Bases (CBL &  Park League)

Paul Ryeberg, Bases (Park League)




Mrs. Troup Cheers On Her Two Sons From

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ean Murphy	Braintree		Mgr.
Bob Wooster	Easton		Coach
Kevin MacDermott	Rockland		Coach
Wayne DeMeo	East Bridgewater	Coach