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No rest for the champs: Cumberland American already in Williamsport

August 10, 2014

Special to The Call

It's a bus ride that will never get old for Cumberland American Little League.

The newly crowned New England Regional champions left Bristol, Conn., Sunday morning for Williamsport, Pa., and the Little League World Series.

"They left via coach bus at nine in the morning," Eastern Region assistant director Patrick Holden said.

Clippers' Sean Laverty blazes trail en route to capturing Cumberlandfest 5K

August 10, 2014

CUMBERLAND — It wasn’t Sean Laverty’s intention to stoke the flames regarding the upcoming Interscholastic League cross-country season.

Cumberland American books trip to Little League World Series

August 9, 2014

Special to The Call

BRISTOL, Conn. — The Cumberland American Little League All-Stars found themselves playing catch-up against Fairfield American of Connecticut in the New England Regional final on Saturday night at Leon J. Breen Memorial Field.

Champions find a way to respond to adversity, and Cumberland American responded each time they were faced with a deficit. CALL scored five runs in the bottom of the fourth inning to erase a two-run deficit, then added a pair of insurance runs in the fifth.

Lincoln takes home New England crown in 9/10 tournament, plays for East Region honors today

August 8, 2014


CRANSTON – In the 9/10-year-old East Regional tournament semi-final on Friday, the Lincoln Little League All-Stars traded the lead three times with their foes from Mystic, Conn., but ultimately came out on top for a 7-5 win at Michael P. Varrato Field.
 

Cumberland American faces Fairfield, Conn. tonight — with a trip to the Little League World Series on the line

August 8, 2014


Eight-inning outburst sends Cumberland American to New England finals

August 7, 2014

BRISTOL, Conn. – Buoyed by a nine-run uprising in the top of the eighth inning, Cumberland American stormed past Falmouth, Maine, 13-4, in the semifinals of the New England Little League Regional tournament at Breen Field.

CALL now advances to Saturday night’s championship game and will face either top-seed Fairfield (Conn.) American or No. 4 Barnstable (Mass.) American. Cumberland routed Barnstable in pool play while falling to Fairfield thanks to a walk-off home run in the bottom of the sixth.

Saturday’s New England finale will air live on ESPN beginning at 7 p.m.

Cumberland American concludes pool play on winning note

August 6, 2014

BRISTOL, Conn.  –  Perhaps 30 minutes after the Cumberland American All-Stars had sustained a 5-3 walk-off loss to Fairfield American of Connecticut on Tuesday night, manager Dave Belisle conducted a meeting in the team dorm.

In essence, he told his bunch to keep their heads up, that they had played well in the defeat and to believe in themselves as they always did.

PawSox once again in the mix for playoff spot

August 6, 2014

PAWTUCKET – Manager Kevin Boles doesn’t pretend to be unaware of the fact that his Pawtucket Red Sox are now in the throes of a pennant race, something that in recent years has been an annual staple of August baseball around these parts.

“There’s a buzz and definitely aware what’s going on. They want to accomplish some special things,” Boles said. “We’re here to develop winning ballplayers.”

Cumberland American absorbs first loss of summer

August 5, 2014

BRISTOL, Conn.  –  Cumberland American’s All-Stars had inflicted a lot of pain to opponents with three walk-off hits on their road here to the A. Bartlett Giamatti Little League Leadership Training Center.

On Tuesday afternoon, they shockingly were on the receiving end.

PawSox catcher always seems to have a 'Spring' in his step

August 4, 2014

PAWTUCKET – Matt Spring is a career minor-league catcher who gets it.

You won’t find his name mentioned in the same way as acclaimed youngsters Christian Vazquez and Blake Swihart, two under-25 prospects who are viewed by many as potential catchers-of-the-future for the rebuilding Boston Red Sox.

Meanwhile, Spring sits three months shy of his 30th birthday, and is in the midst of his first extended stay at the Triple-A level with the PawSox.

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