April 30, 2012
Little League fans! For people looking to follow my Little League team, the defending Pittsfield League Champion Kleinschmidt Cougars, I’ll be updating the Gamechanger account all season long. First game of the season is Tuesday, May 1st versus the Elks. 
We’re looking to repeat. 
Norman Duncombe looks to build off a season where he improved to .500/.614/.765 with 17 hits and 7 extra base hits. He hit in 21 RBI’s and scored 20 runs himself in 11 regular season games and upped it in the two playoff games (going 3/4 with 2 BB’s, 3 RBI’s and 2 runs.
In addition to being the cog of the batting order, Duncombe also is the workhorse No. 1 starter for the team. He posted an impressive 52 K in 23.2 IP, yet an inflated 5.07 ERA and 1.77 WHIP in the regular season, but ramped it up in two abbreviated playoff starts (due to the 6 total IP rule).
He finished the season with a 3-1 record, and went 1/1 in save chances. In those 6 playoff IP, Duncombe posted a 2.00 ERA / 1.50 WHIP with 13 punchouts and most importantly of all: a title game victory.
Blake Frost, the league’s lone 13 year old, will be back to wreck havoc on the basepaths and behind the plate. A real student-of-the-game, Frost claims to have learned to throw a curveball, but we won’t let him unleash it. He scored 22 runs in the lead-off spot last year and will likely move down to the #2 spot where his leadership will be counted on to drive in runs. 
12 year olds Brandon Rush (batting clean-up) and Nathaniel Tolman (batting lead-off) look to bolster the bullpen and get some spot starts, as well as pay a key role near the top of the order. Trapper Sprague has also shown flashes of offensive whiz (and inside-the-park HR in a scrimmage) while being a utility weapon all over the field.
Tucker Sharples has finally started to hit the ball out of the infield and that bodes well for the bottom of the order guys. Young players Cole Steeves (2B) and David Edgecomb (OF) are still finding their timing at the plate, but have held the fort in abbreviated roles on defense.
Again, the title defense begins May 1st at Legge’s Diamond in Pittsfield. Follow link is: here

Little League fans! For people looking to follow my Little League team, the defending Pittsfield League Champion Kleinschmidt Cougars, I’ll be updating the Gamechanger account all season long. First game of the season is Tuesday, May 1st versus the Elks. 

We’re looking to repeat. 

Norman Duncombe looks to build off a season where he improved to .500/.614/.765 with 17 hits and 7 extra base hits. He hit in 21 RBI’s and scored 20 runs himself in 11 regular season games and upped it in the two playoff games (going 3/4 with 2 BB’s, 3 RBI’s and 2 runs.

In addition to being the cog of the batting order, Duncombe also is the workhorse No. 1 starter for the team. He posted an impressive 52 K in 23.2 IP, yet an inflated 5.07 ERA and 1.77 WHIP in the regular season, but ramped it up in two abbreviated playoff starts (due to the 6 total IP rule).

He finished the season with a 3-1 record, and went 1/1 in save chances. In those 6 playoff IP, Duncombe posted a 2.00 ERA / 1.50 WHIP with 13 punchouts and most importantly of all: a title game victory.

Blake Frost, the league’s lone 13 year old, will be back to wreck havoc on the basepaths and behind the plate. A real student-of-the-game, Frost claims to have learned to throw a curveball, but we won’t let him unleash it. He scored 22 runs in the lead-off spot last year and will likely move down to the #2 spot where his leadership will be counted on to drive in runs. 

12 year olds Brandon Rush (batting clean-up) and Nathaniel Tolman (batting lead-off) look to bolster the bullpen and get some spot starts, as well as pay a key role near the top of the order. Trapper Sprague has also shown flashes of offensive whiz (and inside-the-park HR in a scrimmage) while being a utility weapon all over the field.

Tucker Sharples has finally started to hit the ball out of the infield and that bodes well for the bottom of the order guys. Young players Cole Steeves (2B) and David Edgecomb (OF) are still finding their timing at the plate, but have held the fort in abbreviated roles on defense.

Again, the title defense begins May 1st at Legge’s Diamond in Pittsfield. Follow link is: here

April 30, 2012
Old Time Family Baseball: Patrick Corbin Makes Major League Debut, Does Not Throw Like a Lumberjack

oldtimefamilybaseball:

The 22-year-old Patrick Corbin made his Major League debut against the Marlins earlier today, leapfrogging Tyler Skaggs and Trevor Bauer to fill the first hole in the Diamondbacks rotation. Corbin took the rotation spot of axe-throwing, finesse righty Jose Collmenter after Collmenter surrendered…

April 27, 2012
NHL Playoffs - Round Two

By: Tyler Hunt

The first round is in the books.

Looks like a coming out party for franchises that have never won a Cup, especially in the West with just one total Cup final appearance between the four teams. The East has featured plenty of one goal games, and plenty of awesome firewagon hockey thanks to Bryz and MAF.

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April 27, 2012
Rask Wants to Stay in Boston

nhlbruins:

BOSTON, MA – When the calendar flips to July 1, Boston Bruins goaltender Tuukka Rask will become a restricted free agent and will wait for the team to extend a contract offer.

While negotiations were halted during the season, they’ll resume sooner rather than later, according to Rask.

The B’s netminder said he wouldn’t want anything more to stay in Boston – the only NHL team he’s played for in his five-year career.

April 27, 2012
mightyflynn:

The Bryce Harper Era begins.

mightyflynn:

The Bryce Harper Era begins.

(via sportspage)

April 26, 2012
Abbreviated Game 7 Preview

By: Tyler Hunt 

If you’re wondering who I’m picking in tonight’s doubleheader of Game Seven’s, look no further:

 

Devils win 4-2 

 

Rangers win 2-0

April 25, 2012
Expectations for Jarrod Parker’s debut?

By: Tyler Hunt 

Mark J. Rebilas-US PRESSWIRE - Presswire

Another year, another debut for Jarrod Parker.

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April 23, 2012
Best to start out with a bang, right?
The Sports Blokes writing staff is as follows:
Tyler Hunt is a UMaine hockey sports columnist for Hometown Newspapers in Bangor Maine. Current Futbol Americano league Champion. Assistant coach for the defending Pittsfield Little League Champion Kleinschmidt Cougars. 
Alex Savage is a Boston-based, Guinness-drinking, Peyton Manning look-a-like who works in sales and is the current Liiga Cup & Beisbol Champion. 
Alexander Downs is a Bates College alum, currently living in Boston. He is no longer a member of Red Sox Nation. Affectionately known as KENNY POWERS in fantasy baseball circles.

Best to start out with a bang, right?

The Sports Blokes writing staff is as follows:

Tyler Hunt is a UMaine hockey sports columnist for Hometown Newspapers in Bangor Maine. Current Futbol Americano league Champion. Assistant coach for the defending Pittsfield Little League Champion Kleinschmidt Cougars. 

Alex Savage is a Boston-based, Guinness-drinking, Peyton Manning look-a-like who works in sales and is the current Liiga Cup & Beisbol Champion. 

Alexander Downs is a Bates College alum, currently living in Boston. He is no longer a member of Red Sox Nation. Affectionately known as KENNY POWERS in fantasy baseball circles.

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