Friday, May 10, 2013
A look back at the Swampscott Little League parade.
In a sure sign that spring is here, over 500 Swampscott Little Leaguer's and their families took to the streets on a beautiful Sunday morning for the annual Swampscott Little League parade. Led by Swampscott Police and Fire vehicles and the North Shore Navigator's Mascot ("Chomps the Gator"), boys and girls from age 4-16 years old laughed, screamed, and marched their way from Hadley School to the Duratti-Holmes-Cerone(“DHC”) fields on Forest Ave. Upon arrival at the beautiful baseball and softball field complex, Little League President Mike Pegnato welcomed the players, coaches, parents, and families, and thanked all for their continued support and contributions to the success of the league. Pegnato then turned the microphone over to …
Sunday, April 28, 2013
The ballplayers took their annual trek to Forest Avenue for introductions and a ceremony on Sunday.
Editor's Note: If you care to add photos or videos from Sunday's Little League Parade feel free to add them to this preview of the parade or by uploading them to Pics and Clips. Swampscott Little League will hold annual parade this Sunday, April 28 from 8:45-10:30am. The parade begins at Linscott Park. Players & coaches will march up Redington Street to Forest Avenue, and will finish at Forest Ave. Little League fields. Once at the field each team will be introduced, followed by a short ceremony. The new Swampscott Little League online store is now OPEN. Whether you are looking shirts, shorts or sweats, the Swampscott Little League online store can help. Items are available in women's, men's, girls and boys sizes and style's. …
Friday, December 28, 2012
Essential daily information at a glance, including how to register your boy or girl for Swampscott Little League.
Here are five things to know for Dec. 28 in Swampscott: 1) Little League Registration is Open: Swampscott Little League registration is now open for boys and girls ages 4-13. Glenn Paster has all the details in this blog post. 2) Newsbit of the Day: Here's a sign of life in the Swampscott economy: Building permits are up this year. 3) Swampscott Scholars: Kudos to Courtney Leblanc, winner of the Swampscott Firefighters Union 1459 Scholarship. 4) Weather Watch: Thankfully, we'll get some relief from the rain and high winds. Mostly sunny. Cooler with highs in the mid 30s. Northwest winds 15 to 20 mph. 5) Do You Tweet?: At Swampscott Patch, we aim to deliver news and help you connect to neighbors on whatever platform works for you. We …
Thursday, November 8, 2012
Swampscott Little League recently elected their officers and will soon be holding registration for players.
Thursday, November 8, 2012
This article was submitted by Glenn Paster Baseball news is a year-round endeavor. The San Francisco Giants just won the World Series last week. The Red Sox just signed David Ortiz to a new contract; Swampscott Little League held its Annual Meeting and election Monday evening at Swampscott High School. So yes, baseball never sleeps. Planning is already underway for the 2013 Little League season. Whether it’s baseball or softball, Swampscott Little League invites your child to play. Registration for the 2013 Little League season will be opening soon for boys 5-12, and girls 5-15. The 2013 Officers are: Mike Pegnato, President; Jeff Rubin, Treasurer; Bob Biletch, Play-Agent Baseball; Gary Lord, Player-Agent Softball; and, Glenn …
Thursday, October 27, 2011
Little League and town officials will hammer out a field-name proposal in the coming weeks and bring it to selectmen.
Little League representative Dan Santanello opened talks with selectmen last night on a plan to name the league's Forest Avenue field in memory of Al Duratti, Andrew Holmes and Alfio Cerone. Santanello will continue the naming talks with Town Administrator Andrew Maylor and Public Works Director Gino Cresta before returning to selectmen with a formal proposal. Santanello told selectmen Wednesday that Duratti, Holmes and Cerone had 140 years service to Swampscott Little League and helped shape the lives of generations of kids who played ball in town. "I think we owe it to these gentlemen to remember them," he said. Selectmen Chairman Matt Strauss said that, in general, he'd rather see monuments installed at fields as opposed to naming them…
Saturday, July 23, 2011
The Methuen East bats kept pounding away at the 11-year-old Swampscott All-Stars, cranking out 11 hits and eight runs, beating the locals for the second straight time, eliminating Swampscott from post-season play.
The Methuen East All-Stars didn’t waste any time Friday night, scoring four times in the top of the first, including a three-run shot by Jake Mendeszoon, on the way to an 8-3 win over Swampscott's 11-year-old All-Stars in North Reading. Liam Faulkner drove home Maxx Cooper in the bottom of the first with a homer to center to give Swampscott some life, but that’s as close as they would get. Methuen East came out swinging early, just like they did Wednesday night when they beat Swampscott 15-3. “We don’t like to walk, we’d rather do our damage with doubles, singles and triples,” Methuen East manager Peter Gangi said. “We tell the kids to be aggressive at the plate, let’s jump on the other team quickly.” Swampscott and Methuen East were both …
Thursday, July 21, 2011
The District 14 Little League Baseball champs showed no mercy at Benevento Field Wednesday night, cranking out 17 hits on the way to a 15-3 pasting of the Swampscott All-Stars.
With the field ringed with North Reading ballplayers and parents checking out the opposition, Methuen East continued to blast their way to wins in post-season play, pounding the Swampscott 11-year-old All-Stars 15-3, Wednesday night in North Reading. Swampscott drops to 0-1 in the three-team tournament, and will play the loser of the game Thursday night between Methuen East and North Reading Friday night at 5:45 p.m. at Michael J. Benevento Memorial Field in North Reading. Swampscott had eight days off before Wednesday night’s game against the District 14 champs Methuen East, but manager Dan Santanello made no excuses after the loss. “That team played better than us, plain and simple,” Santanello said after the game, Swampscott’s first …
Tuesday, July 19, 2011
The Little League baseball team is ready to square up against a tough Methuen East team on Wednesday.
The Swampscott Little League 11-year-old All-Stars have had excellent practices heading into Wednesday's match-up with Methuen East. That's a good thing. The District 16 champs will need to be sharp against Methuen, Swampscott Manager Dan Santanello said. Methuen East has outscored its opponents 45-2 in five games, he said. The other team in the Section 4 tournament is host North Reading, fire hardened by a thrilling win to advance to the double-elimination Sectionals. North Reading not only plays on their home field but they have a bye, meaning they will play the winner of the Swampscott/Methuen East game. That game will be Thursday. But first things first. Swampscott plays at 5:45 p.m. Wednesday in North Reading at the Benevento Complex…
Monday, July 18, 2011
With a league title in 2010 and a District 16 All-Star championship in 2011, baseball's been very, very good to Swampscott's Liam Faulkner.
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Monday, July 18, 2011
Liam Faulkner had the day off from baseball practice and was enjoying some down time at his house on Elwin Street last week when I caught up with him. Faulkner, who just turned 12, lives with his mom Julie, his dad Bobby, a firefighter in town, his older sister Mackenzie and his dog Holly. Liam will be entering the seventh grade at the Swampscott Middle School in the fall. Faulkner is behind the plate for the Swampscott 11-year-old All-Stars, who beat Saugus American last week to claim the District 16 championship. The team is currently 3-0, and will head to the Merrimack Valley on Wednesday to play the winner of the District 14 playoffs. Faulkner has caught, pitched and played first base during his little league career. “I don’t care …
Saturday, July 16, 2011
Swampscott's 12-year-old Little League Baseball All-Stars made a nice run. Here are some of the plays from their District 16 action.
Swampscott's 12-year-old Little League Baseball All-Stars made a nice run in the District 16 tournament. They won two and, ultimately, lost two. But they played in games that the players will likely store in their long-term memories. The 8-inning game versus Peabody American is one of them, even though did not go in the Swampscott kids' favor, 7-6.