The Madison Park boys baseball team won the city league championships on Monday by defeating West Roxbury 7-2 at English High. The Cardinals have won the city league championship three straight years in a row. Here’s Evan Freedman’s game story on West Roxbury Patch.
Monthly Archives: May 2011
BPSsports Correspondent Evan Freedman has made his pro debut; check out his coverage of West Roxbury’s 17-4 victory against Charlestown in the City Championships. The Raiders will meet Madison Park in Monday’s title bout at 11 a.m. at English High. Madison Park is going for its third straight city title.
By Evan Freedman
JAMAICA PLAIN — Madison Park advanced to Monday’s city championship game after shutting out South Division Champs O’Bryant on Saturday at English High. MP only made the semifinals after last night’s game against Brighton was shortened due to darkness.
The Cardinals took advantage of the good break. Having played seven games in eight days, pitching duties fell on spot starter David Mercado. The usual outfielder was mostly flawless on the mound as he went the distance in the 10-0 win.
“He pitched lights out,” said MP coach Michael Viggiano. “Not only did he save arms, he came up big in the most important game of the season.”
Mercado did not know he was pitching until this morning. Once he got the call, he was ready to go.
“I felt great,” he said after the game. “I couldn’t wait to get out there.”
O’Bryant will play the second place finisher in the North Conference in the first baseball City Championship semifinal at 10 a.m. tomorrow at English High. In the second semifinal, Charlestown will play the North Conference Champion at 1 p.m., also at English.
The winner of the North Division won’t be announced until after tonight’s West Roxbury vs. Brighton and Madison Park vs. Brighton games at 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. at West Roxbury.
The championship game will be 11 a.m. on Monday at English High.
Here’s a link to BNN’s coverage of last week’s track City Championships at White Stadium.
The baseball standings are too close to determine the four teams that will compete in this weekend’s City Championships at English High. One final game between Madison Park and Brighton at 5 p.m. tomorrow will determine the matchups. But until then, the athletic department isn’t releasing the names of the teams in line to qualify for Saturday’s two semifinal games.
The softball City Championships are set for Saturday, with O’Bryant (second place North Division) playing Latin Academy (South Division champs) in the first semifinal at 11 a.m. at Clemente Field.
The second semifinal will be between the second place South Division champ and East Boston (North Division champs) at Cobe Field in the Fens, also at 11 a.m. Eastie’s opponent will be decided by Friday’s Boston International vs. Brighton game at 3:30 p.m. in Cleveland Circle.
The title bout will be played at 11 a.m. on Monday at Cobe Field.
The rain date for the semifinals and finals for both baseball and softball will be Wednesday at a time and place to be determined.
Stay tuned for baseball pairings.
Boston United TXC is Boston’s newest non-profit, all-ages, independent track & field and cross-country running club. Their mission is to promote, teach and support running in the Greater Boston area. They provide free and low-cost opportunities for training, competition and coaching.Their first event will be June 25 at Madison Park High. For more info visit their website.
The following is a press release from Northeastern University’s Sport in Society:
(5-24-11) Boston, MA — On May 17th, Sport in Society generated lively discussion with Boston Public School coaches around the powerful potential of connecting high school athletic teams and the community in support of each other. Selected to facilitate this course by the Red and Blue Foundation’s Boston Scholar Athlete Program, Sport in Society designed a session to cultivate the concept of “TEAM” on and off the playing fields. Using an approach based on active leadership skills, participants learned how to engage parental and community partner support.