It's not often you will see a perfect game or no hitter in baseball. But, on opening weekend in the New England AAU U10 Division Peabody West LL and U10 Orange pitcher Nicholas Villano would do just that. Nicholas in his second season with the Tiger program and one of the top pitchers in the New England AAU 10 Division would get the call in game 1 against Mercedes Baseball.
Nicholas got the call to start the first game on the bump for the Tigers and would he make use of a great performance with a perfect game in the season opener. Nicholas would start the season off like he ended last years season by throwing strikes and dominating his opponents.
The 10 Orange team would sweep Mercedes baseball 10-0 and 20-0 on Saturday night at Peabody West Little League. The Tigers will practice this week and get ready for divisional play next weekend as they take on the Clutch Baseball program.
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New England AAU Memorial Day CHAMPIONS
The U9 North Shore Tigers traveled down to Rhode Island for the AAU Memorial Day Blast tournament that started on Friday and ended on Monday. The Tigers would beat a very strong Hawk Valley Panthers team 8-3 to capture the New England AAU Memorial Day Blast tournament in Rhode Island. The Tigers also increased there record to 13-1 overall heading into this upcoming Sunday's showdown with the Quincy Red Stockings Red team in Quincy.
The Tigers would go 5-0 in the tournament beating the Milton Knights, Connecticut Mustangs, Attleboro Badgers, Plymouth Noreasters and Hawk Valley Panthers to capture the Title. The Tigers scored 54 runs over the Tournament while allowing 26 runs. The wins were a direct result of pure teamwork. A variety of different pitchers stepped up to the task, Kyle Rush and Dawson DiBarri took the mound and helped their team, Kyle was a small ball force at the plate bunting with 4 basehit bunts. Jacob Behn won 2 games for the Tigers with pinch running situations. Stevie Migliero had a fantastic weekend at the plate with clutch hits and Dawson DiBarri was fantastic on the bump, not having pitched much this season he stepped up and was a great help to his team. This 9u team has proved what hard work and being a solid team together will result in. This organization is very proud of these boys and we look forward to our final division series coming up next week in Quincy.
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The entire U10 Orange coaching staff has the boys clicking on all cylinders in the early part of the NEAAU season. The team is unbeaten in Divisional play with a 4-0 record scoring 58 runs and allowing only 1 run in four games. The team is led by Nicholas Villano with two wins on the bump and one of them a perfect game against Mercedes Baseball. Nicholas also had three run home run that cleared the fence by 20 feet in a big victory over Clutch Baseball.
The entire U10 Orange team has been playing great defense, timely hitting and outstanding pitching. The Tigers will move onto next weeks Divisional Games against a talented Woburn A's team. The team will be playing a home game at Saugus American park on Hurd Street in Saugus.