Braintree White Sox repeat as East Coast Stan Musial World Series champions

The Braintree White Sox captured the 2018 AABC East Coast Stan Musial World Series title on Saturday.  They beat Albany in the first game on Saturday  Then in the nightcap Braintree got revenge on the only team to beat them previously in the tournament as they topped Terryvile 11-3. 

This is the third title for Braintree in five years.  They won in 2014 and 2017.  Johnny Migliozzi was named Pitcher of the Tournament.  While Jordan Enos was named the Tournament MVP. 

Braintree White Sox win 2018 SMWS

Cranberry League to host East Coast Stan Musial World Series

Starting on Thursday, August 9th, the Cranberry League will host the East Coast Stan Musial World Series.

Braintree beat Bourne in the late afternoon game to eliminate the Mariners from the tournament.  Braintree is now 3-1 and will face Albany starting at 12 noon at Libby Field in Weymouth.  Albany beat Terryville leaving both teams at 3-1.  Terryville will play the winner of the Braintree-Albany game for the the championship.  That game is slated to start at 3:30 pm.

Bourne lost to Terryville in the winner's bracket.  Braintree beat the NY Hawks.  Bourne will face Braintree at Libby Field starting at 3:30pm.

Terryville is the only undefeated team left.  They now play Albany at Bentley University starting at 3:30.

The Braintree White Sox split their opening day games.  They beat the Manchester Athletics.  Then lost to the Terryville Black Sox.

Braintree will play the NY Hawks  at 12 noon at Braintree High School on Friday.

The Bourne Mariners are also playing in the tournament.  They won both their games on Thursday.  They beat the NY Hawks 12-4.  They followed that with a 6-5 win over the Albany Athletics. 

Bourne will play Terryville at 12 noon at Bentley University.  Both teams are undefeated. 

Blasius Chevrolet #6 will play the Albany Athletics at Libby Field in Weymouth starting at 12 noon. This will be an elimination game.  Both teams are 1-1..

After the 12 noon games, there will be four teams remaining in the tournament.  They will play at Bentley and Libby starting at 3:30 pm. .

The tournament will conclude on Saturday.  The championship game(s) will be on Saturday, August 11 starting at 12 noon at Libby Field in Weymouth.

Click here for 2018 ECWS Bracket with links to field locations

Braintree White Sox win 2018 Cranberry League Playoffs

The Braintree White Sox won their second consecutive league title over the Bourne Mariners with a two game sweep.  This was Braintree's 9th championship in the last 10 years.

2018 Cranbery League Award winners

The following players have won 2018 CBL individual awards:
MVP Pitcher of the Year Rookie of the Year
Mike Muir, Braintree Kevin Keith, Braintree Noah Bleakley, Bourne

 

Semi-final results

The Braintree White Sox played the Canton A's.  Braintree took the series 2-0. Braintree won game 1 by a score of 9-0.  In Game 2, Braintree won 12-3.

The Bourne Mariners played the Marshfield Green Harbor Hawks.  Bourne won Game 1.  Game 2 had an exciting finish.  Marshfield trailed 5-0 going into the final inning.  They were able score 5 runs in the top of the 7th to tie the score. Collin Russell hit a clutch two run home run to tie the score.  Bourne scored the game winner in the bottom of the 7th with bases loaded single by Dan Cook.

2018 Cranberry League wins EMass Classic

The Cranberry League All Star team won the Lou Ditullio Trophy on Saturday.  They picked up a 7-5 win over the Boston Park League in the opener.  Then they topped the Intercity League 8-2.     Bryant Salkind was the tournament MVP with two doubles that drove in four runs.  Click here for a full write-up of the game.

CBL All-Star CBL Team Hometown College/University
Justin Baker Acushnet New Bedford UMass-Dartmouth
Ryan McGahern Acushnet Attleboro Roger Williams College
Bryant Salkind Acushnet Rochester Wheaton College
Dylan Sullo Acushnet Acushnet Massachusetts Maritime Academy
Connor Birch Bourne Bellingham Bridgewater State University
Noah Bleakley Bourne Granby Springfield College
Dan Cook Bourne Harwich Western Oklahoma State College
Matt Cook Bourne  Harwich Wheaton College
Jack Harrington Bourne Barnstable UMass-Boston
Chris Fowler Bourne Barnstable UMass-Boston
Randy Frazier Bourne Wareham Bridgewater State University
Ian Searles Bourne Wareham Southern New Hampshire University
Dan Southerland Bourne Dartmouth Wheaton College
Scott Creedon Braintree Braintree Broward College
Jordan Enos Braintree Cambridge College of Holy Cross
Sean Keady Braintree Norwood Bentley University
Mike Muir Braintree Bridgewater Bentley University
Matt Nicholson Braintree Rockland Merrimack College
Ricky Smith Braintree Weymouth Merrimack College
Andrew Steele Braintree Milton John Carroll University
Tim Troup Braintree Halifax UMass-Dartmouth
Jake Gibb Canton Stoughton Westfield State University
Justin Larose Canton Mansfield Skidmore College
Ryan Riley Canton Sharon Clarkson University
Harrison Sabo Canton Wilton, CT Stonehill College
Drew Alexopolus Marshfield Hanson Eastern Connecticut University
Will Gallagher Marshfield Kingston Babson College
Chris Munro Marshfield Marshfield UMass-Boston
Connor Pijanowski Marshfield Pembroke College of Holy Cross
Niko Droukas Rockland Brookfield, CT James Madison University
Mike Khoury Rockland East Bridgewater Brandeis University

2018 Cranberry Baseball League Schedule updates

All three rain-outs from Tuesday will be made up on Thursday.

Tournament of Champions Final

The Braintree White Sox have won the 2018 Tournament of Champions title with a 5-0 win over the Kingston Night Owls of the North Shore Baseball League.  Tim Troup pitched 5 innings in the win.  Kingston beat the Lunenburg Phillies of the CNEBA.

Player and Pitcher of the week

Joe Webber of the Marshfield Green Harbor Hawks was named Player of the week.  Kevin Keith of the Braintree White Sox was named Pitcher of the week.

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. 

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.

Stan Musial champs 

 

 2018 Cranberry League Schedule issues:

  5-June    Braintree White Sox @ Marshfield Green Harbor Hawks Postponed-Rain     Rescheduled to July 10, Chandler Field 6 pm 

 

  28-June    Braintree White Sox @ Marshfield Green Harbor Hawks Postponed-Rain Rescheduled to July 12, Train Field, Duxbury 6 pm
 28-June     Acushnet Aztecs @ Bourne Mariners Postponed-Rain Rescheduled to July 12, Mass. Maritime 7 pm