Happy New Year from the 2012 & 2013 American Legion State Champions!
Barnstable Post 206's Morris Named to National All-Academic Team
FALL RIVER, MA - In what is considered American Legion's version of the All-American, Post 206's Dylan Morris was named to the 2013 American Legion All-Academic Team. Only (8) eight of American Legion baseball's 5,400 players are named to this team each year. Morris, a two-time All-District team player and two-time Zone 10 Most Valuable Player, is now at UMass-Amherst on a partial baseball scholarship. His selection as the Northeast Region's representative on the Legion All-Academic Team makes him the second consecutive recipient of the award from Barnstable Post 206 and it is the first time in the award's history that both a District 10 and a Barnstable player has been named to the All-Academic team. Massachusetts Maritime Academy outfielder Everett Walsh was last year's Northeast Region honoree.
Barnstable Post 206 Cleans Up Once More in Postseason Awards
BRIDGEWATER, MA - Repeat Massachusetts American Legion State Champions Barnstable Post 206 once again cleaned up in postseason awards and accolades, with 2012 District 10 Most Valuable Player Dylan Morris duplicating the league's top honor with back-to-back MVP honors. George Bent (UMass-Dartmouth), who finished at 9-2 with a 1.65 ERA for the season and led the zone in strikeouts and wins, finished as the 2013 District 10 Pitcher of the Year. Coach Walsh was once again voted as the District 10 American Legion Coach of the Year and Executive of the Year. Morris, Bent, Everett Walsh (Mass Maritime), Mark Brodd (UMass), Jack Harrington, Spencer McCaffrey (Franklin Pierce), Ryan Litchman (Cornell) and Danny Holzman (UMass) were all selected as First Team, All-District Team players. Dan Walsh (Merrimack), Conor Walsh, Cody Pasic, Chris Fowler and Derek Estes were all selected as All-District Team, Second Team players.
Post 206 Hammers Middletown (CT) Post 75, 17-7
MIDDLETOWN, CT - Barnstable eliminated Northeast Regional host Middletown Post 75 with 22 hits and the fine pitching of Chris Fowler and Pete Liimatainen.
Post 206 Receives Heroic Pitching Performance from McCaffrey
MIDDLETOWN, CT - In a game that began at 11:15 pm and ended at 2:00 a.m., Barnstable received perhaps its most heroic pitching performance in the program's 85-year history. Spencer McCaffrey went all 9 innings and struck out 10 en route to a 2-1 victory over The Colchester, VT Cannons.
Post 206 Handles Rhode Island State Champs (Navigant Post 85)
MIDDLETOWN, CT - Barnstable Post 206 (23-4) advanced in Legion Northeast Regional play Thursday morning, defeating Navigant Post 85, 9-2. George Bent (UMass-Dartmouth) upped his record to 9-1 on the season with a brilliant 9-inning gem to pace the Barnstable boys to victory. Mark Brodd (UMass-Amherst drove in Post 206's first run in the bottom of the first. He went 1-3 with an RBI. Chris Fowler had an RBI double in the 4th frame that helped Post 206 open it up a bit. Danny Walsh had a huge day at the plate, going 2-3 with a double and 3 RBI.
Barnstable Post 206 Captures 2nd Straight State Championship
WORCESTER, MA - Barnstable Post 206 achieved what many thought impossible prior to the 2013 campaign, defeating a multi-talented Easton Post 7 team (8-0), a tough Palmer Post 120 team, 8-2, and in the Massachusetts American Legion State Championship Final Saturday night at Holy Cross, East Side Post 201, 8-6.
Chris Fowler got the win in relief of Riley Ashe and Everett Walsh picked up the save, striking out the first three batters he saw. Dylan Morris, Spencer McCaffrey, Walsh, Mark Brodd and Derek Estes all picked up key hits in the ballgame, while Conor Walsh and McCaffrey provided spectacular relief in the middle innings. Barnstable will now head on August 8 to Middletown, CT to play in the Northeast Regionals in an attempt to head to the Legion World Series.
Post 206 Hammers Hanover Post 149, Liimatainen Ace in Relief
HYANNIS, MA - Post 206 righty Pete Liimatainen was virtually untouchable in 4 1/3 innings of relief last night at McKeon Park, as he struck out seven (7), walked just one and gave up two hits while his teammates barrelled out 13 hits. Ryan Litchman went 2-3 from the leadoff slot, while Everett Walsh went 2-4 with a pair of doubles and three RBI, including the go ahead run in the 4th inning. Dylan Morris rapped out a pair of hits, Jack Harrington went 3-3 with 3 RBI and Danny Walsh had a pair of hits. Derek Estes continued his hot streak with two hits and an RBI as well and played superlatively at shortstop as did the entire infield. Barnstable hopes to wrap up a berth to the State Tournament at Holy Cross on Friday night vs. Hawkeye AC on the road.
Barnstable Pitching Continues to Dominate Opponents in 10-2 Win
MIDDLEBORO, MA - The Post 206 bats hammered out 13 hits and Barnstable has now provided its pitching with 49 runs in five games as the squad defeated Middleboro Post 64 Sunday night (June 30), 10-2. Ryan Litchman, Mark Brodd, Dylan Morris and Cody Pasic each hammered out a pair of hits, while Derek Estes belted a two-run double to seal the deal in the 7th frame. Riley Ashe (1-0) picked up the win on the hill, while Sam Telman (BC High) provided stellar middle relief and Dan Holzman (3-0) blanked the hosts in the sixth and 7th innings.
Liimatainen Tosses One-Hitter Vs. Duxbury Post 223, in 11-0 Rout
DUXBURY, MA - The Post 206 bats came alive last night at Chandler Field as the visitors hammered out 11 runs - 35 runs in three games - and rode the stellar pitching of Westfield State righty Pete Liimatainen. Liimatainen struck out six, walked two and allowed just one infield hit en route to the win. Multiple-hit performances were turned in by Ryan Litchman (3-4), Everett Walsh (2-3, RBI), Mark Brodd (2-2, RBI), Dylan Morris (2-4, RBI), Dan Walsh, Jack Harrington and Spencer McCaffrey.
Walsh Blanks Whitman Post 22 in 10-0 Rout At McKeon Park
HYANNIS, MA - Post 206 righty Conor Walsh struck out seven (7) and walked none in his complete-game shutout over Whitman Post 22 Wednesday night at McKeon Park in Hyannis. Danny Walsh went 3-3 with an RBI double but catcher Jack Harrington provided the fireworks when he hammered a 1-1 pitch nearly 100 feet over the rightfield wall to make it 2-0 and gave Walsh all he would need to seal the deal. Walsh scattered four hits on the evening and is now 2-0, while fellow Post 206 pitchers George Bent and Dan Holzman are both 3-0 on the season.
Bent Whiffs 10 in Big Win Over Kingston; Holzman Follows With Win
BRIDGEWATER - George Bent (3-0) tossed his third complete game victory in three starts Monday night in a tough battle vs. Kingston Post 387, striking out 10 batters, while Dan Holzman followed with his third straight shutout of the season over Bridgewater Post 203. Ryan Litchman and Dylan Morris both hit RBI triples vs. Bridgewater while Derek Estes came through with a huge two-run double to win the game for Barnstable on Monday night. Post 206 remains atop the Zone 10 standings.
Holzman Strikes Out 13 in 1-0 Win Over Marshfield Post 88
PLYMOUTH, MA - Barnstable Post 206 rode the hot hand of Danny Holzman Friday night (June 21), as Holzman struck out 13 batters - including the side in the first and the sixth frames - en route to a 1-0 win... Post 206 faces Kingston Post 387 tonight at 7:00 at McKeon Park in Hyannis. (June 24)
Post 206 Follows on Friday with Win Over Orleans Post 308
COTUIT, MA - Barnstable Post 206 edged Orleans Post 308 at Lowell Park Friday night, 3-2, thanks to the pitching of Pete Liimatainen (Westfield State) and Dan Holzman. Holzman got the win in relief with two innings of work in the 6th and 7th and Liimatainen struck out nine while throwing five innings of shutout ball. Orleans got two runs in the first on a combination of walks, one error and one hit. Dylan Morris, Jack Harrington and Chris Fowler provided the offense for Post 206, as did Ryan Litchman.
Post 206 Opens Season with Big Win Over Sandwich Post 188
SANDWICH, MA - Barnstable Post 206 began its 2013 season with a solid 9-0 win over Sandwich Post 188 on the road Monday night. George Bent (UMass-Dartmouth) tossed a complete-game 1-hit shutout with 10 Ks. He walked only two batters. Terrence Mudie went 3-4 with a double and two RBI to set the tone for the Post 206 lineup. The team played errorless defense behind Bent in a steady drizzle throughout the 7-inning affair.
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.