Saturday, June 23, 2012
Swampscott plays next on Tuesday. The win propels Peabody to the championship game on Wednesday.
Solid defense and a complete game from Olivia Keane gave Peabody West a 13-1 win over Swampscott Friday at Wyoma Little League in Lynn. The Swampscott Little League softball 12-year-olds play next on Tuesday at 5:30 in Swampscott, and Peabody moves to the championship game on Wednesday at 5:30. It's a double elimination tournament, so whichever team emerges from the bracket of teams with one loss will have to beat the Peabody girls twice. Friday's game was Swampscott's third of the District 16 tournament. Earlier they defeated Salem 15-5 and Saugus 4-2. On Friday several of the Swampscott girls hit the ball hard and the team appeared ready to rack up runs. But each time, Peabody fielders cut short the momentum by making plays. Swampscott…
Friday, February 3, 2012
The clinic is for pitchers, catchers and skills. Katlyn Mallette will lead the training.
Friday, February 3, 2012
This article was submitted by Jim Nisbet. Swampscott Little League is offering a softball pitching, catching and skills clinic open to all girls in Minor and Major leagues who are interested in developing their skills as a softball player. The clinic will be led by Katlyn Mallette, who was the starting pitcher for Div. 1 Ohio University, is the pitching coach for Taunton HS and has numerous high school awards. Dates: Sundays, Feb. 26th – April 15th (no clinic Easter Sunday) Time: Pitching and Catching 4 pm – 5 pm Skills Clinic 5 pm – 6 pm Location: Swampscott High School Gym Cost Pitching: $10 per session, must be paid at the start of each …
Thursday, June 30, 2011
The Swampscott Little League All-Star softball team plays Wyoma tonight and must win to keep its championship hopes alive.
Swampscott All-Star softball team coach Jim Capone says his players have been in every kind of game this district tournament, from tight low-scoring to high-scoring games. On Wednesday at Mack Field in Salem, the 12-year-old Swampscott girls' team struck early scoring seven runs in the first inning, Capone said. They continued to add two or three runs in subsequent innings. Still, it was not one of the team's better played games, the coach said. "It was a sloppy game for us, we were out of sync," he said. Wednesday's action followed the epic extra-inning pressure cooker the Swampscott girls played against Wyoma on Monday. On Wednesday, Veronica Rizzo pitched, going the distance. "She hung in there," the coach said. Today, Hannah Leahy …
Tuesday, June 28, 2011
Swampscott All-Star softball team loses in extra inning to Wyoma 7 to 5
The Swampscott All-Star softball team lost in 9 innings Monday to Wyoma Little League of Lynn, 7 to 5. The Swampscott girls, 2-1 in the tournament, now move to the losers' bracket to compete for the district championship.
Friday, June 24, 2011
The team defeated the Heatwave to claim the 2011 Swampscott Little League Softball Majors title.
Friday, June 24, 2011
This article was submitted by Jennifer Nisbet. In a hard-fought game that went into two extra innings, the Lightning beat the Heatwave 11-10 to take the Majors Softball Little League Championship, on Saturday, June 18. A strong pitching duel between two 11-year-old first-year majors, Riley Lord for the Lightning, and Sydney Faulkner for the Heatwave, made for an exciting, nail-biting game. “This is exactly what you want in a championship game; a closely played game that went down to the last at bat," said Bob Powell, player agent for Girls Softball. An inside-the-park home run from the Heatwave’s Oliva Cooke, along with her good defensive plays, kept the game close. The Lightning’s Casey Carmody’s bottom of the eighth base hit drove …
Wednesday, June 22, 2011
The Swampscott softball All-Stars won a tough match against Marblehead in the opening game of the 2011 tournament.
The Swampscott's Little League Softball 11- and 12-year-old All-Stars squeaked by Marblehead 12-10 in a hard-fought game at Mack Park in Salem on Monday. The game's end was a see-saw affair with team trading runs in the final frames. Marblehead pushed across runs in the top of the 6th inning to close within two runs and had runners on base when Swampscott pitcher Hannah Leahy closed the door. 'That's a very scrappy team, Marblehead," said Swampscott Coach Jim Capone. "(The win) could have been reversed in no time." In the end, some key hitting and pitching, and leadership from the battery mates — Hannah Leahy and Olivia Cooke — secured the win for Swampscott. "Our pitcher and catcher are veterans from last year and they kept things …
Monday, April 25, 2011
Swampscott's Little League softball players are scheduled to tear around the base paths in the first games of the season today.
Player Agent Bob Powell says everyone is eager to get started.
Swampscott Little League Softball Player Agent Bob Powell had these thoughts about the league on the eve of its opening today. We're very excited about the start of the 2010 season. Each year brings incremental changes, but this year was especially different. We made many improvements that will benefit the softball program for years to come. For one, we were able to get a large group of adults to volunteer for board positions and become engaged in the success of the program. In fact, I think this is one of the most enthusiastic groups of managers, coaches, directors and volunteers that I've witnessed in all my years in Swampscott softball. Gary Lord and Jim Nisbet led our spring pitching clinic; and that was a huge success. Jim Capone led…
Saturday, April 23, 2011
Swampscott Little League Baseball and Softball are set to start today and Monday, if the weather allows.
Little Leaguers will soon start hacking at pitches. Baseballs today, weather permitting; and softballs Monday, weather permitting. The season is here. Between now and June batters will experience the thrill of connecting for their first hit and the disappointment of their first whiff. That’s baseball. That’s softball. Today’s opening baseball schedule has 10 games in four leagues — Juniors, Majors, Minors, Farm — at five different locations, said Player Agent Bob Biletch. Minor League games are scheduled for 9 a.m. and noon at the Forest Avenue field; and Major League games are scheduled for 3 p.m. and 5 p.m., he said. Biletch had this to say about the season: · We are excited about the season and are looking forward to the kids…
Wednesday, April 20, 2011
A strong contingent of volunteers from Swampscott Little League Softball helped move 14 tons of field mix to help solve a drainage problem.
Wednesday, April 20, 2011
This article, a thank you, was submitted by Jim Nisbet on behalf of the Swampscott Little Leaguer Board of Directors. On behalf of the Swampscott Little League Board members, we would like to thank the following volunteers who donated their time on Saturday to help prep the Forest Avenue softball field and organize the shed for the 2011 Little League season. Without their hard work, we would not have been able to move the 14 tons of new infield mix. Thanks to their efforts, the field is in great shape and ready for the season. I encourage all of you to see the field and thank these people for their help: Rent-All Salem, MA half off tiller rental, Keith Rhodes, use of his Bobcat, Dean LeBlanc, Kasey Kennedy, Chris Kennedy, John Kennedy, …
Tuesday, March 22, 2011
Players hit the Swampscott High School gym Sunday, looking to fill softball roster spots for the upcoming season.
With opening day for the softball season set for Monday, April 25, girls hit the gym at the high school Sunday morning looking to land a spot in minors, majors or the senior league for the 2011 season. Player agent Bob Powell was there to organize the tryouts and get all the players ready for the upcoming draft. Powell has been associated with Little League in town for over 10 years, and has been working with the softball program for the last four years. “We spend a lot of time evaluating players,” Powell said. “We want all of the teams to be competitive, and to make playing a positive experience for all the girls who participate in the program.” The minors will be mostly stocked with girls nine and 10 years old, with 11- and 12-year-old …