Monday, June 11, 2007

Guess What? McKay Club Beacons are for REAL!

Congratulations - Josh McDonnell on his recent marriage. Josh has garnered a lofty .313AVE (5 for 16) while continuing his serious and positive attitude on the field!

Dana Levensaler (right) - tied for 4th in YBL .469BA; 15 for 32; .514OBP & .534 SLG

Rob Linn - 15 for 31; .469BA; .514 OBP and .534SLG

Captain Chris Deane - 10 for 29; .379BA & 4 SB.

Dan Ciocca - 10 for 27 .370BA & team leading 9RBI

Ryan Thomas - 0.00ERA; 3-0 record; 16IP and 13K's

Sean Sullivan - 3-2; 0.48ERA; 29IP and 35K's

McKay Club take over First Place in Tarpey Conference

It has been two years in the making, but the McKay Club Beacons have taken a giant step back to become one of the top entries in the 2007 Yawkey Baseball League. The Beacon's have gotten off to a jump start and are 8-4 and sit atop the Tarpey Conference in the wood bat YBL.

Ronan Park has been the location of most Beacon games in '07. Last night was just another example of the reality - McKay Club IS back. The bats and pitching have led the way! Sean Sullivan and Ryan Thomas are at the top or near the top of every pitching category in the YBL. Two McKay Club batters - Dana Lavenselar and Rob Linn are in the top 10 in the hitting department. Also, the team is second to Somerville in wins (tied with SE) at 8. The only defect is the defense. Errors plagued things in the early going, but things have improved. the addition of Shawn Raposo at 3B has stabilised an infield that made all of the 17 errors in the season.

Part One - McKay Club Pitching Leaders

Sullivan advanced to the hill against the potent (.324 second in the league - batting average) Malden Bull Dogs last night. He shut down the offense - halting rallies in all but the 1st & 7th innings. His shut out provided Sullivan with the 14th shut out inning in a row. Sully K'd 6 Bull Dogs bringing his total to 35K's over-all. His 0.48ERA in 29IP & 3-2 record have come against some tough competition. He pitched a no hitter against Cambridge as well.

Ryan Thomas is another story. What an improvement. A difficult rookie year in '06 posed some serious challenges for this tall righty. He has generated a 0.00ERA; 16.1IP; 3-0 record and 13K's all in relief. Ryan will have the pill on Monday as the Beacons meet the Revere Rockies 7-1 @ Ronan Park.

PART II - McKay Club Batting - Monday June 11.