2018 Cranberry Baseball League Opens on Thursday
The 2018 Season will begin on Thursday, May 24th. The defending champion Braintree White Sox will host the Canton A's with 7:15 start at Braintree HS. Acushnet will travel to play Marshfield at Chandler Field in Duxbury in a 7pm start. Also at 7 pm on opening day the Rockland Cardinals will play the Bourne Mariners at Rockland Stadium.
On Sunday of Memorial Day weekend, there will be three doubleheaders all starting at 12 noon. Canton goes to Mass Maritime to take on Bourne. Braintree hosts Acushnet at Braintree HS, while Marshfield will home against Rockland at Chandler Field in Duxbury.
Cranberry League honors 2017 Hall of Fame inductees:
The Cranberry Baseball League held the 2017 Hall of Fame dinner on November 17th. Inducted into the CBL HOF were: Tom Tolson, Ron Minassian, Chris Welch, John Shaw, Mark Ducharme, Greg Kelley, Brian Warren and Kevin MacIntyre.
Cranberry League announces 2017 All-CBL teams:
|2017 All-Cranberry Baseball League 1st Team|
|C||Jack Harrington - Bourne Mariners||P||Kevin Keith - Braintree White Sox **|
|IF||Tyler Ferdinand - Bourne Mariners||P||Sam McKay - Braintree White Sox **|
|IF||Nick Radcliffe - Canton A's||P||Nate Pedersen - Canton A's|
|IF||Jordan Enos - Braintree White Sox *||P||Tom Farmer - Bourne Mariners|
|IF||Chris Fowler - Bourne Mariners||P||Justin Garcia - Bourne Mariners ***|
|OF||Mike Muir - Braintree White Sox||P||Lamarre Rey - Braintree White Sox|
|OF||Sean Keady - Braintree White Sox|
|OF||Matt Nicholson - Braintree White Sox||Manager||PJ Thompson - Braintree White Sox ****|
|OF||Dan Cook - Bourne Mariners|
|U||Derek Estes - Bourne Mariners||*MVP|
|U||Tyler Beach - Quincy Phillies||**Co-Pitcher of the Year|
|U||Marc Doyle - Braintree White Sox||***Rookie of the Year|
|****Manager of the Year|
|2017 All-Cranberry Baseball League 2nd Team|
|C||Teddy Dziuba - Braintree White Sox||P||Scott Strachan - Quincy Phillies|
|IF||Ian Desrosiers - Acushnet Aztecs||P||Connor Birch - Acushnet Aztecs|
|IF||Will Brennan - Braintree White Sox||P||Kevin Kwedor - Bourne Mariners|
|IF||Drew Alexopoulos - Quincy Phillies||P||Joe Oriola- Bourne Mariners|
|IF||William Kelleher - Canton A's||P||Tim Flight - Braintree White Sox|
|OF||Steve Dilanian - Canton A's||P||Paul Fahey - Braintree White Sox|
|OF||Brandon Cipullo - Braintree White Sox||U||Eric Turgeon - Braintree White Sox|
|OF||Luke Figueira - Rockland Cardinals||U||Zach Zaino - Marshfield Green Harbor Hawks|
Braintree wins AABC East Coast World Series
The Braintree White Sox after losing its first round game (also their first lost of 2017), came back and won its next 5 games to win the AABC East Coast World Series. Braintree had to beat North Halendon Reds twice in order to win the title. The first game was an 8-1 win while championship deciding game was a 5-4 win.
Braintree and Bourne results from AABC East Coast World Series
On Sunday morning Braintree eliminated the Pelham Mets 10-4 and now move into the Championship round at 1 pm.
On Saturday Friday, August 5, Braintree rallied from a 3-2 deficit in the sixth inning to beat Fedells Mechancis 6-4.
On Friday, August 4, Braintree beat Long Island Storm by a score of 13-5.
Also on Friday, Bourne beat Long Island Gamecocks and then lost to Albany and are eliminated from the tournament.
On Thursday, August 3, Braintree lost 3-1 to Albany and Bourne lost 1-0 to Watertown CT.
Braintree goes undefeated to win 2017 Cranberry League championship:
On Thursday, July 27th, the Braintree White Sox beat the Bourne Mariners 10-5 in an extra inning affair. The game was tied 4-4 going into the eighth inning when Braintree scored 6 runs and held off Bourne for the win and championship. Braintree finished the regular season with a 26-0 record and they swept all three playoff series to remain unbeaten in Cranberry League play.
On Tuesday, July 25th, the top seed Braintree beat the second seed Bourne 4-2. Click here for article and pictures from Patriot Ledger
Braintree swept Marshfield and Bourne swept Canton. This sets up a re-match of last year's final.
The Cranberry League playoffs have started.
Canton won the suspended game from Tuesday and will advance to play Bourne in the semi-finals.
Here are the results from Sunday's games, July 16th:
#1 seed Braintree swept #8 Whitman. #2 seed Bourne swept #7 Quincy. #3 seed Rockland split with #6 seed Canton. #4 seed Marshfield swept #5 seed Acushnet.
Cranberry League loses in championship
After overcoming a 7-0 deficit in the first game vs. the Intercity League; the Cranberry League All Stars lost to the Yawkey League 4-3.
The defending champions of the Boston Park League, North Shore Baseball League, Central New England Baseball Association, Cranberry Baseball League, Yawkey Baseball League and Intercity Baseball League will compete in a single elimination tournament to kick off the 2017 season.Teams have been seeded based on their 2016 winning percentage.
Round 1: Friday, May 19, 8:00PM
#6 Towne Club 21-10-1 (0.672) vs #1 Beverly Recís 19-5 (0.792) - Beverley wins
#5 Bourne Mariners 20-9-1 (0.683) vs #2 Somerville Alibrandiís 25-7 (0.781) - Bourne wins 5-0
Sam Devine, Kyle Kennedy and Kevin Kwedor combined for a no hitter. Kevin Huscher hammered a solo home run over the center field fence to start the scoring off. Dan Cook also hit an RBI triple and RBI's by Jason Rayner and Randy Frazier helped complete the scoring. Devine picked up the win fanning 8 hitters in four innings while Kwedor fanned three in two innings earning the save.
#4 Lunenberg Phillies 20-9-1 (0.683) vs #3 Lexington Blue Sox 19-8-1 (0.696) Lexington wins
Round 2: Saturday, May 20, 1:00PM
Bourne vs. Beverley Rec's - Bourne wins 4-2
Joe Oriola fanned 10 in 4.2 innings of
brilliant pitching. Jack Harrington hit a solo home run over the right
center field fence to start the scoring.
Championship Round: TBA
Bourne had a regular season DH to play, so the championship had be postponed to a later date.