Post 206 Players Staging Stellar Spring in High School & College Ball
HYANNIS, MA - The Post 206 accolades continue to add up from its spectacular 2012 campaign. Most recently, Danny Walsh committed to play at Merrimack College... righty George Bent has had a brilliant season pitching at UMass-Dartmouth and says he is excited about returning to defend the Post's state title in 2013... outfielder Ryan Litchman is heading to Cornell University... Danny Holzman is heading to pitch at Tampa and has looked sharp this spring for Barnstable High ... Pete Liimatainen has been pitching well for the playoff-bound Westfield State nine and he will be playing his fifth season this summer as one of Post 206's greatest all-time righty aces... Everett Walsh has been starting in the outfield for Massachusetts Maritime Academy and also returns for a 5th Legion campaign... Mark Brodd has been playing for the UMass-Amherst squad this fall while Zone 10 MVP Dylan Morris is heading to join him at UMass-Amherst... third baseman Terrence Mudie is heading to Mass. Maritime to join Walsh on Coach Corradi's Buccaneers... while Riley Ashe, Chris Fowler, Conor Walsh, Cody Pasic, Derek Estes and Eric Holzman and a host of others promise to round out an already seasoned Post 206 roster in 2013 ! Stay tuned !
Barnstable Post 206 Cleans Up in Postseason Awards & Honors
HYANNIS, MA - The Post 206 American Legion Baseball 2012 State Champions continued to reap the rewards of a great season last week when it was announced that righty ace Keegan Dellacona of the Community College of Rhode Island was named a 2012 Zone 10 Baseball Scholarship recipient. Dellacona was also named the 2012 District 10 American Legion Pitcher of the Year and a 2012 District 10 1st Team All-Star. Other first team all-stars included Alex Pernick (UNC-Wilmington), Mark Brodd (UMass), Dylan Morris, and George Bent (5-0). Morris was also named the 2012 District 10 American Legion Most Valuable Player after shattering Post 206 single-season offensive records with 44 hits and a .488 average as well as a .590 on base percentage.
Second team All-District members were Luke Besse (Dickinson), Conor Walsh (3-0), Everett Walsh (Massachusetts Maritime Academy), Pete Liimatainen (4-0/Westfield State) and Will Toffey who hit over .400 for the third straight season.
Everett Walsh was named the National American Legion Baseball Scholarship recipient and was named the Northeast Region's sole representative to the National American Legion All-Academic Team.
Coach Walsh was named the 2012 District 10 American Legion Coach & Executive of the Year.
Barnstable Post 206 Clinches Zone 10 Regular-Season Championship
HYANNIS, MA - On the heels of capturing its first-ever Massachusetts State Championship, the Barnstable Post 206 American Legion Baseball club clinched its first-ever Zone 10 Regular Season Championship Title last night at McKeon Park. Post 206 defeated Duxbury Post 223 by the score of 10-4 to give starter Alec Morrison his second win of the season. Mark Brodd and Everett Walsh combined for five of the squad's seven hits with Brodd going 3-4 with one RBI and two stolen bases and Walsh going 2-4 with a double and two RBI. Terrence Mudie and George Bent shared relief duties tossing a combined three scoreless innings in the fifth through seventh frames.
Barnstable Legion Squad Captures State Championship
WORCESTER, MA - Barnstable Post 206 finally did it.
After five seasons of rebuilding the program, the team realized what it set out to do - and no other Barnstable American Legion team has ever done since the program's inception in 1930 - win a state championship.
Keegan Dellacona came on in relief of Pete Liimatainen and shut down Wilbraham Post 286, not allowing a single hit in five innings of relief. The team now heads to Old Orchard Beach, Maine for the Northeast Regionals after finishing its regular season.
Post 206 Defeats Sudbury Post 191 in Semifinals at Worcester
WORCESTER, MA - Barnstable Post 206 came from behind with three runs in the bottom of the 7th inning thanks to Alex Pernick and Everett Walsh who drove in one and two runs respectively for an 8-7 lead and Danny Walsh added an insurance run by driving in Everett Walsh.
George Bent staged a heroic performance on the mound with 6 2/3 innings of relief, striking out 8 and walking just one while scattering four hits. He allowed one run in the fifth. Barnstable heads back to Worcester tomorrow to face Wilbraham in the game that will decide which Massachusetts team will head to the New England Regionals in August.
Post 206 Advances to Semifinals With Rout Over Taunton
TAUNTON, MA - Barnstable Post 206 rode the strong, complete-game pitching of Keegan Dellacona and 16 hits - at least one each from every man in the starting lineup - to a 13-0 rout over host Taunton Post 103 this afternoon (July16) at Taunton High School. Dellacona struck out six, walked two and allowed just two hits in seven innings of work. Danny Walsh went 3-4 with 3 RBI, Everett Walsh went 3-5 with an RBI and double and Alex Pernick went 2-4 with three RBI and Mark Brodd went 2-4 with one RBI. Barnstable heads to Worcester Academy tomorrow (July 17) to face either Sudbury or Newburyport.
Brockton Hammers Relief Pitching, Post 206 Crushes Post 188
CAPE COD, MA -- Conor Walsh carried a 3-2 lead versus Brockton Post 35 into the fourth inning and then Post 206 went to its bullpen which took a turn for the worse at McKeon Park Wednesday, July 11, ending in a 13-5 rout, Barnstable's sole loss of the season. Walsh allowed just two hits and one earned run in four innings of work. Will Toffey went 2-3 with a two-RBI triple.
But Barnstable got back on track Friday night (July 13) as it rapped out 16 hits including a 4-5 day from Dylan Morris (3 RBI) and a 3-4 day from Alex Pernick (4 RBI). Mark Brodd, Luke Besse and Everett Walsh all added multiple-hit games and RBI to the onslaught as Post 206 prevailed, 12-2. Pete Liimatainen got the win. Barnstable heads to Taunton Post 103 in the Northeast Qualifier tomorrow. Game time is 4:00 pm at Taunton High School.
Liimatainen Guides Post 206 to Win Over Hanover Post 149
NORWELL, MASS. -- Pete Liimatainen continued his stoic summer on the hill for Post 206, allowing just one run in five innings of work, just as he has done in each of his three starts. All totalled, Liimatainen and relievers George Bent (6th inning) and Alec Morrison (7th inning) gave up just three hits. Alex Pernick went 2-4 with two RBI, including the game-winner in the first inning and Dan Walsh who drove in three runs and went 1-3.
Barnstable Post 206 Defeats Whitman Post 22, Picks up 10th
HANSON, MASS. -- Conor Walsh and Alec Morrison combined to allow just one run in six innings of work, striking out nine while walking just four, with Morrison tabbed for just one of those walks. Post 206 carried a 6-1 lead into the seventh but then saw four runs come across the plate on a combination of hits, walks and errors that almost saw the visitors to a walk-off loss. With two runners on base and clinging to a 6-5 lead, Pete Liimatainen came in for one batter and got the save by forcing a ground out to second,
Dellacona Dispatches Wareham With Complete-Game Gem
COTUIT, MASS. -- Even with a 30-minute rain delay, Post 206 righty Keegan Dellacona was pretty much lights out versus visiting Wareham Post 220, tossing a complete-game shutout with 11 strikeouts. He scattered four hits and walked just one batter en route to his third win. The Post 206 offense was provided in large part by Will Toffey who connected for an RBI-double and RBI-triple and Mark Brodd added a 2-4 day with an RBI in Barnstable's 6-0 victory. Post 206 heads to Kingston tomorrow and Whitman on Tuesday.
Post 206 Takes Back-to-Back Wins vs. Marshfield, Orleans
ORLEANS, MA (June 29) - Barnstable Post 206 chipped away with runs in every inning but one tonight at Eldredge Park, methodically putting up 12 hits while riding five innings of solid pitching from George Bent (2-0). Keegan Dellacona got the save, striking out five batters in the sixth and seventh frames as Post 206 went on to victory, 8-4. Tonight's win followed a Pete Liimatainen (2-0) victory over Marshfield Post 88 (8-3) on Thursday night.
Post 206 Takes Walk-Off Win Vs. Bridgewater Post 203
COTUIT, MA (June 24, 2012) - Everett Walsh tied things up in the bottom of the 7th and Dylan Morris connected for the walk-off win in the 8th as Barnstable Post 206 defeated Bridgewater, 12-11 last night at Lowell Park. Keegan Dellacona got the win in relief, tossing five innings of two-hit, 1-run baseball with eight strikeouts, including a 1-2-3 inning in the top of the 8th with three Ks. Alex Pernick belted a grand-slam in the 2nd inning and went 2-5 with 4 RBI, while Walsh went 3-4 with one RBI and Alec Morrison went 2-2 with one RBI.
Post 206 Battles Brockton Post 35 to 1-1 Tie on the Road
BROCKTON, MA (June 23, 2012) - Keegan Dellacona turned in one of the most brilliant performances of his career Wednesday night, as did catcher Denny Beynor, as Post 206 battled rival Brockton Post 35 to an 8-inning, 1-1 tie on the road at Edgar's Playground. Dellacona struck out 11 batters, walked just one and scattered five hits as his defense played spectacularly. Will Toffey and Dylan Morris were prime examples of that defense. The Post 206 bats, though, could not seem to find the weak spots in Brockton's defense as Toffey, Mark Brodd, Danny Walsh and Alex Pernick collected the team's only hits.
Five In A Row For Barnstable Post 206, Defeats Duxbury
DUXBURY, MA (June 19, 2012) - Dan Holzman came in relief to start the third inning with his team down 4-2 and the Post 206 squad rode his remarkable pitching - five innings of no-hits, no walks and no runs - en route to a 7-4 comeback win. Mark Brodd and Dylan Morris continued their torrid pace at the plate with Morris going 2-3 with two runs scored and a stolen base and Mark Brodd went 2-4 with an RBI. Denny Beynor added a 2-4 day at the plate with an RBI and stolen base and Everett Walsh added a double off the rightfield wall to lead off the fifth and scored the final run, thanks to Beynor. Holzman struck out 8 batters in his brilliant relief stint and picked up his first-ever Legion victory on the mound.
Post 206 Makes it Four Straight Over Rockland Post 147
COTUIT, MA (June 18, 2012) - Conor Walsh (1-0) notched his first Legion victory on the mound and his teammates banged out a remarkable 21 hits over a 4-1 Rockland nine last night at Lowell Park, including a 3-4 performance from Alex Pernick who connected for a pair of RBI-doubles and a two-run homer in the first inning to set the pace. Will Toffey went 3-3 with 4 RBI, Terrence Mudie went 3-3 and Mark Brodd went 3-4 on the day.
Barnstable Legion Squad Takes Third Straight Over Hawkeye
BRIDGEWATER, MA (June 17, 2012) - Some clutch hitting and yet another stellar pitching performance by a Post 206 hurler resulted in a third-straight win for the Barnstable boys as they defeated the host Hawkeye A.C., 3-2 at Bridgewater State University on Father's Day. George Bent (1-0) picked up his first-ever American Legion victory on the mound and went 7 strong innings, struck out 7 and scattered just five hits. Mark Brodd went 2-3 and drove in Post 206's Everett Walsh for the first run, while Luke Besse drove in Brodd to tie it at 2-2. Tim Biliouris connected for a huge lead-off single in the top of the 7th and Ryan Litchman pinch ran. Litchman advanced to second on a passed ball, went to third on a Terrence Mudie ground-out, then scored on a wild pitch for the winning run.
Post 206 Opens Season With Victory Over Sandwich Post 188
HYANNIS, MA (June 15, 2012) - Post 206 rode the quality pitching of Keegan Dellacona (1-0) and quality defense to an 8-2 victory Friday night over Sandwich Post 188. Dan Walsh drove in two runs with a double for the team's first pair of runs on Post 188's Wyatt Hamilton, then tacked on six more with key hits from Dylan Morris, Luke Besse and Alex Pernick. Dellacona struck out 11 batters in seven innings of work, while scattering seven hits. Hamilton took the loss but fanned seven Barnstable batters in five innings of work.
District 10 to Host 2012 All-Star Game at Eldredge Park
ORLEANS - (May 25, 2012) - District 10 American Legion will be hosting its first-ever 2012 Compass Moving District 10 American Legion All-Star Game on Thursday, July 12, 2012 at Eldredge Park in Orleans. Come see the top players in American Legion baseball in Massachusetts compete against each other in front of hundreds of fans, college and professional scouts. Price of admission: FREE! Game time is 7:00 pm.