We mourn the loss of Post 206's Longest-Serving Member and General Manager Emeritus of the Cotuit Kettleers
Arnold W. Mycock (1924-2016)
Barnstable Post 206 Sees Seven Players Named to All-District Team
HYANNIS, MA —Mike Knell, Jake Gleason, Jackson Badot and Gary DiSarcina Jr. were all named to the 2016 District 10 All-District Team, 1st team this week, while Drew Gallant, Eric Holzman and Dan Crossen all received 2nd team honors. Knell, Gleason and Badot each batted over .400 in a tremendous display of raw, hitting power, while DiSarcina finished a superlative campaign with 32 hits including two home runs. Head Coach Sean Walsh was voted as the 2016 District 10 American Legion Baseball Executive of the Year for the 4th time in the past six seasons. Holzman, a standout, three-sport athlete at The Taft School in Connecticut, received a Division 1 offer to play baseball at the prestigious United States Military Academy (West Point) and accepted that offer with his commitment to the school.
Barnstable Post 206 Captures Game One of Playoffs Over Hanover
COTUIT, MA —Mike Knell belted a grand slam home run to break open a 4-4 tie in the 4th inning as Barnstable Post 206 went on to a 15-4 rout of visiting Hanover Post 149 in game one of the District 10 playoffs. Knell went 3-3 with a double, single and home run with six RBI on the day. Gary DiSarcina Jr. went 3-4 with an RBI and Jackson Badot wewnt 3-4 with an RBI while Danny Crossen, Cole Ledford and Bobby Higgins each had multiple hits for Post 206. Eric Holzman got the win on the mound in a superlative effort.
Post 206 Hammers Out 15 Hits to Capture East Division Title
SOUTH YARMOUTH, MA —Jake Gleason and Gary DiSarcina Jr. each belted out home runs and Bobby Higgins went 4-4 with 5 RBI and two doubles to pace a potent Barnstable lineup in a 16-1 rout over East Bridgewater Post 91 on the final day of the regular season and with the win Post 206 clinched the East Division regular season title and top seed heading into the District 10 playoffs tomorrow night (Friday, July 15) at Lowell Park. Barnstable will face Hanover Post 149 at 5:30 pm. Southpaw Jon Harrington went five innings for the win, struck out three and allowed just two hits in his second win of the season.
Gallant Baffles Wareham Post 220 Bats in 7-1 Victory for Post 206
WAREHAM, MA —Drew Gallant needed just 83 pitches in a complete-game victory on the mound for Barnstable Post 206 as he upped his record to 4-1 on the 2016 campaign in a 7-1 win over Wareham Post 220 (July 12). Jake Gleason 3-4 with a pair of doubles and Jackson Badot's two-run single in the first was all Gallant would need as his team played stellar defense behind him throughout the affair.
Higgins Comes Through in Walk-Off Win Over Whitman Post 22, 3-2
COTUIT, MA —Bobby Higgins ripped an opposite-field single with two outs in the bottom of the 7th inning Sunday night at Lowell Park and Alex Novacon came barreling home for the winning run in a hotly contested match-up between District 10's two top teams. Kyle McShera went 5 2/3 innings and allowed two runs in the second but was stellar from that point forward. Joey DeMayo provided solid middle-relief and Jake Gleason notched the victory in relief by tossing a shutout 7th frame.
Harrington Notches Win on Hill, Knell's Bat Leads Post 206 Over Orleans
ORLEANS, MA —Lefty Jon Harrington tossed four shutout innings and picked up the win over Orleans Post 308 Thursday night (July 7) at Eldredge Park, 5-1. Joe DeMayo provided middle relief and Jake Gleason notched the save to close it out. Mike Knell went 4-4 with two RBI while DeMayo and Jackson Badot provided the other runs. Badot went 2-4 with an RBI in a three-run first inning. Knell, Coleman Fenton, Danny Crossen, Drew Cochran and Gary DiSarcina Jr. provided solid defense throughout the afair with Badot making a spectacular catch in centerfield to squash an Orleans' rally.
Holzman Picks Up Third Straight Win as Post 206 Downs Plymouth Post 40
PLYMOUTH, MA — Eric Holzman turned in yet another solid performance Saturday night (July 3) at Siever Field as he struck out six, walked two and scattered six hits in a 9-4 win over Plymouth Post 40. Jackson Badot turned in a 3-4 day at the plate with three RBI while Jake Gleason went 2-2 with two walks and four stolen bases. Mike Knell was 2-4 with two RBI and Bobby Higgins went 2-3 with three runs scored.
Conroy, DeMayo Shut Down Kingston Post 387 Bats in 9-0 Rout
HYANNIS, MA — Righty Bryce Conroy tossed six shutout innings with 7 strikeouts and scattered five hits while Joe DeMayo came on in the 7th with bases loaded and picked up three straight outs to close the door on Kingston Post 387 Friday night (July 1) at McKeon Park. Mike Knell belted a two-run homer in a five-run 3rd inning and had three RBI on the night including a sacrifice fly. Bobby Higgins went 2-3 with an RBI and Alex Novacon and Chris Weber each contributed with RBI basehits.
Gallant Continues to Impress, Picks Up Third Win vs. Marshfield Post 88
HYANNIS, MA — Southpaw Drew Gallant impressed college baseball coaches in attendance Wednesday night at McKeon Park, scattering four hits, walking none and striking out five in an 11-1 win over visiting Marshfield Post 88. With the win, Gallant goes to 3-0 on the campaign. He received all the run support he would need in a six-run first inning as Gary DiSarcina Jr. (2-4, RBI), Mike Knell (2-2, 2 RBI) and Alex Novacon (2-2, 2 RBI) all contributed key hits to stage the rally. Bobby Higgins also collected two hits on the night as did Jake Gleason (2-3, RBI). Barnstable Post 206 maintained its grip atop the East Division standings with the victory.
Holzman Picks Up Second Win in a Row Versus Rockland Post 147
ROCKLAND, MA — Righty Eric Holzman (Taft School) found his rhythm early Monday night and tossed six innings of three-hit ball in an 11-0 win over Rockland Post 147 at Veterans Memorial Stadium. Holzman struck out five and walked none while his teammates hammered out 13 hits including three hits apiece from Andrew Williams and Jackson Badot. Gary DiSarcina and Mike Knell each hammered triples and had two hits apiece.
McShera Tosses Two-Hitter Versus Bridgewater Post 203
COTUIT, MA — Kyle McShera struck out four and walked just one while allowing two hits over five innings in an 11-1 win over visiting Bridgewater Post 203 Sunday night (June 26) at Lowell Park. His teammates slammed out 15 hits in the effort. Bobby Higgins, Gary DiSarcina Jr., Jake Gleason, Jackson Badot and Danny Crossen each had multiple hits and played error-free baseball in the win. Alex Novacon, Mike Knell and Coleman Fenton added RBI-hits.
Holzman Tosses Stellar Complete Game Win over Brockton Post 35
BROCKTON, MA — Eric Holzman needed just 72 pitches in his 7-inning complete-game win over Brockton Post 35 Wednesday night (June 22) on the road. All three runs allowed were unearned for the Taft School righty ace who struck out five and walked just one while scattering three hits. Jake Gleason and Jackson Badot each had RBI triples in the affair while Gary DiSarcina Jr. and Coleman Fenton added RBI-hits.
Gallant is Stellar on Mound for Post 206 in Extra-Innings Victory Gem
BRIDGEWATER, MA — The Barnstable Post 206 squad picked up a key win Sunday night on Fathers' Day as southpaw Drew Gallant ran his record to 2-0 on the season with an 8-inning, 89-pitch performance and a 3-2 win. Gallant struck out nine and walked none while allowing just one earned run. Jake Gleason drove in Jackson Badot in the top of the 8th inning for the game-winning run with a high-shopper over the shortstop's head into shallow left... Dan Crossen picked up two hits and Gary DiSarcina had a key hit as well. Badot drove in Barnstable's other run with a sacrifice fly to bring home Bobby Higgins as Post 206 crept into a three-way tie for first place in the East Division.
Cochran Comes Through for Barnstable Post 206 Over Marshfield
MARSHFIELD, MA — The Barnstable Post 206 got a clutch RBI-bashit from Drew Cochran with two outs to take home the win versus Marshfield Post 88 last night on the road, 8-7. Southpaw Joey DeMayo came on in relief of starter Bryce Conroy in the 5th inning to pick up his first-ever Legion victory on the mound and Jon Harrington notched his second save by shutting the door on the tough Marshfield lineup. Gary DiSarcina Jr. hammered a two-run homer out of the park in the second inning and Mike Knell went 2-3 while Jackson Badot had a two-run double in the first inning. Post 206 heads to Hanover Post 149 tonight.
Barnstable Post 206 Handles Orleans Post 308 at Lowell Park, 10-3
COTUIT, MA — The Barnstable Post 206 squad received a solid performance from Bryce Conroy on the mound Friday night (June 10, 2016) at Lowell Park, and 2.2 innings of shutout relief work from southpaw closer Jon Harrington en route to a 10-3 win over Orleans Post 308. Post 206 totalled 16 hits in all with multiple hit games from Gary DiSarcina Jr., Jake Gleason, Mike Knell, Alex Novacon, Dan Crossen and Coleman Fenton. Both Novacon and Fenton hit triples while Gleason belted a three-run homer in the fifth to seal the win. Post 206 received some stellar defensive play from leftfielder Joey DeMayo and third baseman Andrew Williams in the effort.
2014 District 10 East Division Champions
2012 & 2013 Massachusetts State Champions
Barnstable Post 206 Wraps up Season with 2-2 Playoff Record
East Bridgewater - The Barnstable Post 206 American Legion baseball team - defending East Division champs - fell to Hawkeye AC Monday night in the District 10 playoffs and saw its season come to a close. With its pitching staff exhausted, Post 206 gave its best shot with a thrilling playoff victory Sunday night at Merrill "Red" Wilson Field that saw Jake Gleason belt a walk-off grand slam for the game-winner against Wareham Post 220, 9-5. Gleason belted two home runs in the game and went 3-4 with six RBI. Jackson Badot got his first-ever American Legion victory on the hill with 4 2/3 innings of stellar relief pitching.
Barnstable Post 206 Tied for 1st Place in East with Sandwich Post 188
HANOVER, MA - The Barnstable Post 206 American Legion baseball team - defending East Division champs - remained locked in a first place tie with Sandwich Post 188 this week after a pair of wins over Hanover Post 149, Pembroke Post 149 and Sandwich Post 188. Conor Walsh picked up his fourth win with 10 strikeouts in a 12-1 rout over Hanover Post 149 Tuesday night, Drew Tardif and Jackson Badot each collected three hits and Jake Gleason went 2-3 with one RBI.
Barnstable Post 206 Collects Postseason Honors & Accolades
BRIDGEWATER, MA - Dan Holzman was named the District 10 Pitcher of the Year yesterday, making the hard-throwing righty the third straight Barnstable pitcher to take home the honors. Holzman went 9-1 on the season, tossed a perfect game on opening day, a complete game no-hitter, a one-hitter and a two-hitter and struck out 73 batters in 74.1 innings of work while walking just 22 batters. His ERA was a paltry 1.70. Coach Walsh was voted the District 10 Executive of the Year for the third consecutive season, while a slew of Post 206 players were selected for All-District honors. Holzman, Dan Walsh, Conor Walsh, JR DiSarcina, Cody Pasic, and Drew Tardif were all named to the All-District Team, 1st Team, while Derek Estes, Eric Holzman, TJ Wardwell and Micah Gregory were all named to the second team.
Holzman Tosses One-Hitter to Eliminate Wareham Post 220
COTUIT, MA - Dan Holzman was the picture of precision Monday night at Lowell Park.
Carrying a no-hitter to the 7th inning, Holzman allowed a one-out single before retiring the side in a 5-0 one-hit shutout over Wareham Post 220. The loss eliminated Wareham Post 220 from playoff contention. Holzman (9-1), struck out five, walked two and allowed one hit in yet another stellar effort. J.R. DiSarcina went 2-3 with four RBI for the Post 206 squad, while Micah Gregory went 3-3. Key hits were also turned in by Drew Tardif, Derek Estes and Danny Walsh.
Walsh, Fowler Lead Post 206 Past Hawkeye AC in Playoff Tilt
COTUIT, MA - Avenging an earlier season loss, Barnstable Post 206 edged Hawkeye AC, 4-3, last night at Lowell Park in front of a boisterous crowd on all sides of the park. The heated battle versus the boys from East Bridgewater was a well-pitched, mainly defensive gem for both squads. Conor Walsh (6-0) threw five gutsy shutout innings before allowing a two-out base-clearer to make it 4-3. Walsh settled in the 7th inning and held Hawkeye at bay. Drew Tardif, Chris Fowler and Connor Kennedy provided the offensive fireworks at the plate for Post 206, with Fowler going 2-3.
Eric Holzman Dazzles; DiSarcina, Wardwell Provide Plate Magic
COTUIT, MA - TJ Wardwell and J.R. DiSarcina provided the offensive firepower for Post 206 Friday night at Lowell Park, combining for four hits and four RBI as Barnstable downed Plymouth Post 40, 7-1. Eric Holzman, a tall, hard-throwing righty with eyes on Brown, Yale and a host of other top schools, turned in a gutsy 7-inning performance on the hill to pick up the win.
Barnstable Post 206 Crowned Zone 10 Champs Again - Top Seed
KINGSTON, MA - Dan Holzman brought his A-game.
The hard-throwing righty went 7 innings, struck out 12, walked just two and allowed just two hits en route to his 8th win of the season in a 1-0 thriller vs. Kingston Post 387. The win gave Barnstable Post 206 its 3rd straight Regular Season Championship title. Chris Fowler was equally the man of the hour as he laced a Dan Gallagher fastball to rightfield to drive in Danny Walsh who had advanced to 3rd base on a balk after hammering a double to leadoff the fifth inning.
Barnstable Post 206 Captures Barnburner Vs. Wareham Post 220
COTUIT, MA - Leave it to the fast, speedy, crafty guys.
Southpaw starting pitcher Chris Fowler kept the hard-hitting Wareham Post 220 nine on its heels for 5.2 innings and then Conor Walsh came in and shut the door on the visitors, striking out the side in the 7th, as Post 206 maintained its grip on District 10 with a big 6-5 win at Lowell Park Monday night. For the second straight night leadoff man Drew Tardif hammered out three hits and TJ Wardwell, Eric Holzman, Derek Estes and Danny Walsh supplied much of the offense. Post 206 faces Kingston Post 387 for all the marbles on Wednesday night on the road.
Gregory's Defense Inspires Post 206 in Big Win Over Duxbury
DUXBURY, MA - Coming off the bench in the midst of a true baseball battle, Post 206 rightfielder Micah Gregory made the catch of the season off a deep drive and then nailed a runner at second to inspire Post 206 to an 11-6 win on the road vs. Duxbury Post 223. Gregory then added a two-run double in the top of the 7th to seal the deal. Danny Walsh got his first win on the mound in 5.2 innings of relief, while JR Disarcina again displayed both defensive and offensive prowess. TJ Wardwell, catching for the first time this season, went 2-4 with two RBI to continue his hot streak at the plate.
Walsh Goes to 5-0 with Complete Game Over Rockland Post 147
HYANNIS, MA - Conor Walsh took his record to 5-0 on the season with a complete-game win over Rockland Post 147 Friday night at McKeon Park. Walsh fanned (7) seven and walked none while scattering six hits, three of which came in the 7th inning. Barnstable got all of its runs in the first and second innings on big hits from J.R. DiSarcina, Derek Estes, Cody Pasic and Drew Tardif.
DiSarcina, Wardwell Pound out Six Hits, Eric Holzman Gets Win
WHITMAN, MA - Barnstable Post 206 rode the srong arm of Eric Holzman and pounded out 15 hits for a 10-1 win on the road Thursday night versus Whitman Post 22. TJ Wardwell went 4-4 with a double and RBI while J.R. DiSarcina went 2-4 with a threee-run double. Cody Pasic also went 2-4 and caught a splendid game for Holzman who notched his first win of the 2014 season. He threw all 7 innings, struck out five, walked one and scattered six hits.
Post 206 All-Stars Shine in East Division Victory at Rockland
ROCKLAND, MA - Barnstable Post 206's all-stars shined for the East Division squad in Monday night's 3rd Annual Rockland Athletic Supplies District 10 American Legion All-Star Game as the East notched its first win in the popular midsummer classic. J.R. DiSarcina was crowned East Division Most Valuable Player after going 2-3 with an RBI double and a pair of stolen bases while Eric Holzman and Cody Pasic both picked up RBI basehits for the East. Justin Parsons tossed a shutout inning in the 4th for the East while Holzman tossed a shutout inning with two Ks in the 8th frame.
Holzman Dazzles Once Again for Second No-No Over Post 40
PLYMOUTH, MA - Barnstable Post 206 came to play Wednesday night (July 2) at Siever Field in Plymouth, riding the stoic right arm of co-captain Dan Holzman as he tossed his second complete-game no-hitter of the season. Holzman (6-0) used 79 pitches, struck out eight and walked two. J.R. DiSarcina ripped a two-run single down the left-field line in the third inning off of Plymouth's Teddy Savage (UMass-Dartmouth) and then tacked on the first home run of his young career to lead off a three-run 7th inning. TJ Wardwell belted his first Legion home run in the sixth inning and that was the last that Post 206 saw of Savage. Post 206 catcher Cody Pasic went 2-4 with one RBI and Connor Kennedy went 2-3 with one RBI.
Parsons' Pitching Leads Post 206 to Victory Over Middleboro
MIDDLEBORO, MA - Barnstable Post 206 took home a 4-3 victory over host Middleboro Post 64 Monday night, thanks in large part to the no-hit relief pitching of lanky southpaw Justin Parsons who picked up his first American Legion win of his career. Derek Estes and Dan Walsh continued to turn in heroic defensive and offensive performances with key RBI on the night and Cody Pasic turned in his best defensive performance of his young career behind the plate and Chris Fowler hammered his second triple of the season.
Post 206 Keeps Grip on 1st Place in East Division Standings
HYANNIS, MA - Barnstable Post 206 continued its three-year reign on 1st place last night as it topped visiting Orleans Post 308, 4-2. Conor Walsh (4-0) went the distance, striking out 8 and walking just two. Drew Tardif went 2-3 and scored two runs while Derek Estes reached base safely three times against Post 308's Sam Majewski. Dan Walsh went 2-2 with two RBI and Cody Pasic went 2-3 with two RBI to pace the Barnstable offense.
Post 206 Battles to 6-6 Tie with Sandwich Post 188 in Cotuit
COTUIT, MA -- Post 206 co-captain Danny Walsh gave Barnstable a huge lift on the mound Friday night in relief, but the tough, revamped Post 188 squad fought hard all the way, holding Barnstable to just five hits on the night - three of which came from shortstop Derek Estes. Connor Kennedy raked a two-run single in the first inning, but it was not enough as Post 206 stranded 11 baserunners on the night, including the potential game-winning run on third base in the bottom of the 8th inning.
Wardwell, Gregory Give Offensive Spark in Win Over Post 88
COTUIT, MA -- Deadlocked in a 1-1 game through three innings, TJ Wardwell provided a clutch RBI-basehit in the bottom of the fourth inning followed by a towering pinch-hit three-run homer by Micah Gregory to open the floodgates. Dan Holzman (5-0) got the win as Post 206 downed Marshfield Post 88, 12-3. JR DiSarcina went 3-4 and Connor Kennedy had another multiple-hit game for Barnstable as it maintained its grip on 1st place.
Holzman Brothers Take Care of Duxbury Post 223
COTUIT, MA -- Post 206 rode the strong pitching of brothers Eric and Dan Holzman Monday night at Lowell Park, with Eric going 5 2/3 innings and striking out five. Drew Tardif, Connor Kennedy, Cody Pasic and Danny Walsh provided the hitting fireworks with Walsh driving in the game-winner with a triple to the wall to knock in Pasic in the bottom of the 6th inning.
Walsh Goes to 3-0 in 14-0 Rout Over Pembroke Post 143
PEMBROKE, MA -- Post 206 chalked up another big win Sunday morning (June 22) in a 14-0 rout over host Pembroke Post 143. All totalled, Post 206 collected 15 hits including three hits from co-captain Danny Walsh, a pair of doubles from Derek Estes and two hits each from TJ Wardwell, J.R. DiSarcina and Eric Holzman. Conor Walsh ran his record to 3-0 on the season and scattered three hits while walking none.
Holzman 1-Hits Brockton Post 35 in 11-0 Rout at Lowell Park
COTUIT, MA -- Dan Holzman (3-0) continued his regular-season dominance tonight versus Brockton Post 35, spinning a 1-hit web as his teammates plated 11 runs via eight hits and five walks. It was the largest margin of victory over Brockton Post 35 since Post 206's inception in the early 1920s. He struck out five and walked two to carry his two-year regular season mark to 9-0.
Walsh Throws No-Hitter vs. Middleboro Post 64 in 10-0 Rout
COTUIT, MA -- Conor Walsh tossed his first career Legion no-hitter Sunday night - Father's Day - as Barnstable Post 206 downed visiting Middleboro Post 64, 10-0. The score was 1-0 after three innings and 3-0 to the 5th when Barnstable's bats came alive as they plated five insurance runs. Walsh struck out three and walked two and needed just 55 pitches on the night to get the job done. Second baseman J.R. DiSarcina went 3-5 with two RBI and TJ Wardwell, Joel Carlson and Connor Kennedy each collected big RBI hits for Post 206 (5-0).
DiSarcina Hammers Walk-Off, Holzman Wins Over Post 387
COTUIT, MA -- Post 206 second baseman J.R. DiSarcina hammered an 0-1 fastball to the fence in leftfield in the bottom of the seventh with one out tonight to give Post 206 a 3-2 walk-off victory and raise the locals to 4-0 on the early season. The hit gave Dan Holzman (2-0) the win as he struck out seven, walked none and went the distance on 79 pitches against a tough Kingston nine at Lowell Park. DiSarcina went 2-4 with one RBI while third baseman Danny Walsh went 2-2. First baseman Eric Holzman - Dan Holzman's younger brother - had a key RBI single while Cody Pasic drove in the tying run to make it 3-2.
Estes, Gregory Lead Post 206 to Exciting 7-6 Win on the Road
WAREHAM, MA - Barnstable Post 206 used five pitchers Monday night - mainly Riley Ashe, Chris Fowler and Dan Holzman to close - but it was the phenomenal hitting of Derek Estes, Micah Gregory and J.R. DiSarcina, as well as a clutch RBI-single by Drew Tardif, that paved the way to victory. Post 206 edged host Wareham Post 220, 7-6, on the road, with Estes going 3-3 and making a phenomenal double play to end the game with Eric Holzman. Gregory went 3-3 and DiSarcina went 2-4.
Post 206 Hammers Out 15 Hits, Takes Victory # 2
SANDWICH, MA - Sandwich Post 188, once one of the most formidable Legion programs in the state and three times crowned state champions (1993, 2002, 2005), showed flashes of its former self Sunday night at Fenton Field in Sandwich, but it was not enough as Barnstable Post 206 defeated the hosts, 8-6. Conor Walsh picked up the win after throwing five innings (four shutout innings), striking out five and scattering four hits and Ben Floren looked sharp as a set-up man for closer Chris Fowler who picked up the save. Post 206 hammered out 15 hits and it was truly a brilliant night for shortstop Derek Estes who went 4-4 at the plate with one RBI and was unflappable up the middle. Centerfielder Drew Tardif went 3-4 and Fowler and Cody Pasic both went 2-4 with Pasic hammering two doubles. J.R. DiSarcina belted a two-run double in the second inning to put Post 206 on the board first and the guests never looked back.
Holzman Tosses No-Hitter to Open 2014 Post 206 Campaign
ORLEANS, MA - Backed by an 11-hit barrage from his teammates, Post 206 co-captain Dan Holzman tossed the first complete-game no-hitter of his career Friday night, striking out five batters, en route to an 11-0 win over Orleans Post 308 at Eldredge Park. Danny Walsh and Micah Gregory each had a pair of hits, with Chris Fowler, Eric Holzman, J.R. DiSarcina and TJ Wardwell also playing heavily into the offense.