NECBL : Sanford Mainers

    Individual Success Headlines 2019 for Moose

    Date:09/12/2019   Source:NECBL : Sanford Mainers  

    Written by Ryan Zimmerman Director of Broadcasting & Media SANFORD – Ahead of every season of Sanford Mainers baseball, General Manager Aaron Izaryk sets three goals for the team: get professional exposure, develop into better players, and win the NECBL Championship. The team accomplished two of those goals in 2019, only failing to bring home their third Fay Vincent Sr. Cup. For the se...


    DeMartino Earns All-NECBL First Team Honors

    Date:08/19/2019   Source:NECBL : Sanford Mainers  

    Photography by Remi Frisby Written by Ryan Zimmerman Director of Broadcasting & Media SANFORD – Drew DeMartino (Pittsfield, Mass./Hartford) excelled in just about every aspect of baseball this summer, putting together an impressive season which had the entire New England League on notice. Recently, his efforts were rewarded with a place on the All-NECBL First Team. DeMartino establis...


    Mainers Close Out SteepleCats to Finish Season Strongly

    Date:08/01/2019   Source:NECBL : Sanford Mainers  

    Photography by Remi Frisby Written by Ryan Zimmerman Director of Broadcasting and Media SANFORD – On the last day of the 2019 NECBL season, the Mainers exorcised their North Adams demons and defeated the SteepleCats 8-5 to finish the year on a high note. The offense got started right away for the Moose, as they were able to scratch across a run in the very first inning. After two quick ou...


    Moose Nearly Miss Out on Win in Montpelier

    Date:07/31/2019   Source:NECBL : Sanford Mainers  

    Photography by Remi Frisby Written by Ryan Zimmerman Director of Broadcasting and Media SANFORD – The Mainers matched the Vermont Mountaineers the whole way on the final day of July, but the hosts maintained hope for postseason play with a 7-5 victory. A combination of bad luck and clutch relief pitching from the hosts relinquished the Moose down the stretch as they just could not do quit...


    Mainers Drop Extra-Inning Heartbreaker to Blue Sox

    Date:07/30/2019   Source:NECBL : Sanford Mainers  

    Photography by Remi Frisby Written by Ryan Zimmerman Director of Broadcasting and Media SANFORD – The Moose played their hearts out in front of a nicely sized Goodall Park crowd, but the Valley Blue Sox successfully held them off, stealing a 7-6 win in 10 innings. From the get-go, this game had the makings of a back-and-forth affair. In their very first at-bat, the Blue Sox immediately go...


    Seventh Inning Outburst Overwhelms Upper Valley

    Date:07/29/2019   Source:NECBL : Sanford Mainers  

    Photography by Remi Frisby Written by Ryan Zimmerman Director of Broadcasting and Media SANFORD – Just as these two clubs had done in their previous five matchups, the Mainers and Upper Valley Nighthawks competed closely all evening long. However, the hosts took advantage of their late scoring opportunities to put away their Northern Division foes 6-3. Through the early goings, the Nighth...


    Rudis Rallies Moose Past Gulls

    Date:07/27/2019   Source:NECBL : Sanford Mainers  

    Photography by Remi Frisby Written by Ryan Zimmerman Director of Broadcasting and Media SANFORD – Matt Rudis (Madisonville, Texas/Texas Christian) put together his finest performance of the summer on a picturesque Saturday night at Goodall Park as his Mainers took down the Newport Gulls 5-1. Rudis got his run support early, starting in the very first inning. Sterling Hayes (San Diego, Cal...


    Westerners Race Past Mainers at Rogers Park

    Date:07/25/2019   Source:NECBL : Sanford Mainers  

    Photography by Remi Frisby Written by Ryan Zimmerman Director of Broadcasting and Media DANBURY – The Mainers ran into a red-hot Danbury Westerners squad looking to bolster their playoff chances as the season continues to wind down. They left nothing to chance in front of their home fans, downing the Moose by a 13-1 score. Through the first two innings, the two teams could not g...


    Five-Run Eighth Sends Moose Past Schooners

    Date:07/24/2019   Source:NECBL : Sanford Mainers  

    Photography by Remi Frisby Written by Ryan Zimmerman Director of Broadcasting and Media GROTON – For the seventh time this summer, after finding themselves behind by two runs with two innings to go, the Mainers capitalized on a late rally to sink the Schooners 9-6. At the game’s inception, it looked as though the two squads were on course for a pitcher’s duel. Jake Noviello (F...


    Mainers and Nighthawks Suspended in Sanford

    Date:07/23/2019   Source:NECBL : Sanford Mainers  

    Photography by Remi Frisby Written by Ryan Zimmerman Director of Broadcasting and Media SANFORD – Recent rains in Sanford have made the field at Goodall Park unplayable, resulting in a postponement of today’s game between the Mainers and Upper Valley Nighthawks. The two teams will instead face off on Monday, July 29th at 6:30 PM. The Moose begin their Connecticut road trip tomo...


    Blue Sox Send Mainers Home Empty-Handed in Doubleheader Sweep

    Date:07/21/2019   Source:NECBL : Sanford Mainers  

    Photography by Remi Frisby Written by Ryan Zimmerman Director of Broadcasting and Media HOLYOKE – The Mainers took on a Valley Blue Sox team with playoff aspirations, which they confirmed by winning twice in two games over their Northern Division counterparts. Game one featured stellar pitching performances from Jackson Svete and Darren Williams (Maysville, Ky./Eastern Kentucky) who went ...


    Muskrats Make Mainers Pay Down the Stretch in Laconia

    Date:07/20/2019   Source:NECBL : Sanford Mainers  

    Photography by Remi Frisby Written by Ryan Zimmerman Director of Broadcasting and Media LACONIA – Though the Mainers ended tonight’s contest with more hits, the Winnipesaukee Muskrats capitalized on their scoring chances down the stretch to earn a 7-4 win. In the early stages, the Moose offense found their groove and jumped to an early lead. Nick Howie (Oakville, Ontario, Canada/Eas...


    Swamp Bats Offensive Outburst Stuns Mainers

    Date:07/19/2019   Source:NECBL : Sanford Mainers  

    Photography by Remi Frisby Written by Ryan Zimmerman Director of Broadcasting and Media SANFORD – The Keene Swamp Bats showcased their big bats to Goodall Park and silenced a capacity crowd, pouring on runs early and often to win 14-4. Before they got started, however, the Mainers opened the scoring in the very first inning. Erik Stock (Virginia Beach, Va./UConn) got the host’s day ...


    Moose Outlast Hawks in Ten-Inning Shootout

    Date:07/18/2019   Source:NECBL : Sanford Mainers  

    Photography by Remi Frisby Written by Ryan Zimmerman Director of Broadcasting and Media SANFORD – The Sanford Mainers and Upper Valley Nighthawks combined for 23 runs on 34 hits in a thrilling extra-inning encounter as the visiting team’s ability to convert their scoring chances down the stretch that propelled them to an improbable 12-11 victory. Neither team pushed across a run in ...


    Mainers Put Patience on Display in Loss to SteepleCats

    Date:07/17/2019   Source:NECBL : Sanford Mainers  

    Photography by Remi Frisby Written by Ryan Zimmerman Director of Broadcasting and Media SANFORD – Mainers batters gave North Adams SteepleCats pitchers everything they could handle on the mound, drawing seven walks in a 9-3 defeat. The visitors raced out of the gates from the very beginning, plating two runs before recording their first out. A walk and two doubles got North Adams on the b...


    Moose Sink Sharks with Statement Win

    Date:07/16/2019   Source:NECBL : Sanford Mainers  

    Photography by Remi Frisby Written by Ryan Zimmerman Director of Broadcasting and Media SANFORD – The Martha’s Vineyard Sharks came into today’s contest sitting atop the Southern Division with a 19-11 record. By the way the Mainers handled them, nobody would have been able to tell. The hosts dominated at every turn, executing at the highest level in every phase of the game to c...


    Trevor LaBonte Takes Home Pitcher of the Week Award

    Date:07/16/2019   Source:NECBL : Sanford Mainers  

    Photography by Remi Frisby Written by Ryan Zimmerman Director of Broadcasting and Media SANFORD – Due to his spectacular start last Tuesday against the Upper Valley Nighthawks, Trevor LaBonte (York, Maine/Maryland) was recognized as the Week Six NECBL Pitcher of the Week. LaBonte kept opposition bats off-balance throughout his 7.1 inning start and kept hitters from getting comfortabl...


    Mainers Bust Out the Bats in Keene Doubleheader

    Date:07/15/2019   Source:NECBL : Sanford Mainers  

    Photography by Remi Frisby Written by Ryan Zimmerman Director of Broadcasting and Media KEENE – Over the course of their two games at Alumni Field, the Mainers combined for 20 runs on 18 hits, splitting their doubleheader against the Keene Swamp Bats. Before the offensive onslaught that was to come in game two, the Moose hit the ground running in game one. After both squads traded zeros i...


    Last-Minute Surge Sees Swamp Bats Past Moose

    Date:07/14/2019   Source:NECBL : Sanford Mainers  

    Photography by Remi Frisby Written by Ryan Zimmerman Director of Broadcasting and Media  SANFORD – The Sanford Mainers comeback kids got a taste of their own medicine in a tight mid-July matchup, dropping a 7-6 heartbreaker to the Keene Swamp Bats. Things looked promising for the Moose in the early goings as their offense hit the ground running. With two outs in the first inning, con...


    Cardiac Kids Get It Done Late in Laconia

    Date:07/13/2019   Source:NECBL : Sanford Mainers  

    Photography by Remi Frisby Written by Ryan Zimmerman Director of Broadcasting and Media LACONIA – Down but not out, the Mainers rallied in the final moments, erasing a one-run deficit in the ninth inning to take an 8-6 victory over the Winnipesaukee Muskrats. In the early goings, Muskrats batters hit everything in sight. With two outs in the second inning, a walk followed by three straigh...


    Mainers and Swamp Bats Postponed in Keene

    Date:07/11/2019   Source:NECBL : Sanford Mainers  

    Written by Ryan Zimmerman Director of Broadcasting and Media KEENE – Heavy thunderstorms in southwest New Hampshire have halted play between the Mainers and Keene Swamp Bats before it even began. Instead, the two teams will face off in a doubleheader on Monday, July 15th starting at 4:00 PM at Alumni Field. The Mainers have a scheduled day off tomorrow before hitting the road on Saturday t...


    Mainers Meet Their Match in Mountaineers

    Date:07/10/2019   Source:NECBL : Sanford Mainers  

    SANFORD – The Mainers could not get anything going today against a Mountaineers offense that fired on all cylinders and took an 8-1 loss. The visitors cracked the scoreboard in the very first inning, manufacturing a run on a hard-hit single to left center field set up by a walk and sacrifice bunt. They doubled their advantage in their next turn at-bat on a base hit which followed two w...


    LaBonte's Stellar Start Spurs Moose Victory

    Date:07/09/2019   Source:NECBL : Sanford Mainers  

    Photography by Remi Frisby Written by Ryan Zimmerman Director of Broadcasting and Media SANFORD – Trevor LaBonte (York, Maine/Maryland) put the team on his back and willed the Mainers to a 4-0 win over the Upper Valley Nighthawks. He put together his best outing of the season, going further than any other starter in green and white in 2019, and kept his opposition silent all game...


    Late-Inning Push Propels Blue Sox Past Mainers

    Date:07/07/2019   Source:NECBL : Sanford Mainers  

    Photography by Remi Frisby Written by Ryan Zimmerman Director of Broadcasting and Media SANFORD – The Mainers were on their way to an impressive victory over their Northern Division rival Valley Blue Sox, but a seven-run eighth inning turnaround gave the visitors a 9-4 win. From the outset, the two teams looked ready to engage in a pitcher’s duel. Brandon Backman (Danbury, Conn./St....


    Furious Late Rally Comes Up Short in Keene

    Date:07/06/2019   Source:NECBL : Sanford Mainers  

    Photography by Remi Frisby Written by Ryan Zimmerman Director of Broadcasting and Media KEENE – The Mainers strung together an improbable ninth-inning comeback at Alumni Field, but their efforts were not enough to overcome a 16-12 defeat to the Keene Swamp Bats. Throughout the game’s first third, the Moose were in complete control. Powered by a two-run home run off the bat of Shane ...


    Mainers Fall to Gulls in Back-and-Forth Affair

    Date:07/05/2019   Source:NECBL : Sanford Mainers  

    Photography by Remi Frisby Written by Ryan Zimmerman Director of Broadcasting and Media NEWPORT – The Mainers matched the Newport Gulls step for step in an early July contest at Cardines Field, but the hosts found a way to grab a 5-4 win in the final innings. The Gulls got off to a hot start in the bottom of the first. After a leadoff strikeout, two consecutive batters reached on errors. ...


    Moose Earn Split in Thrilling Doubleheader with Nighthawks

    Date:07/03/2019   Source:NECBL : Sanford Mainers  

    Photography by Remi Frisby Written by Ryan Zimmerman Director of Broadcasting and Media WHITE RIVER JUNCTION – Shocking heartbreak turned to elation as the Mainers turned around a last at-bat 4-3 loss to take a 7-6 last at-bat win against the Upper Valley Nighthawks. The Maxfield Sports Complex was never a dull sight as both teams played exceptional baseball over the course of 15 innings. ...


    Muskrats Put Mainers Away Early in Runaway Loss

    Date:07/01/2019   Source:NECBL : Sanford Mainers  

    Photography by Remi Frisby Written by Ryan Zimmerman Director of Broadcasting and Media SANFORD – The Mainers were unable to slow down a Winnipesaukee Muskrats offense that fired on all cylinders, taking a 17-2 loss to their Northern Division rival. From the get-go, the Muskrats hit the ground running. In the game’s very first inning, they sent 13 batters to the plate and ...


    Moose Out-Hit Mountaineers in Another Weather-Shortened Loss

    Date:06/30/2019   Source:NECBL : Sanford Mainers  

    Photography by Remi Frisby Written by Ryan Zimmerman Director of Broadcasting and Media MONTPELIER – Mother Nature did not work in the Mainers’ favor once again. This time, it was heavy fog over Recreation Field that abbreviated today’s game against the Vermont Mountaineers, a 4-1 loss in six innings. Although the Mainers out-hit the Mountaineers four to three, the hosts made ...


    Mainers Let One Get Away Early Against Nighthawks

    Date:06/29/2019   Source:NECBL : Sanford Mainers  

    Photography by Remi Frisby Written by Ryan Zimmerman Director of Broadcasting and Media SANFORD – It was a game to forget for the Sanford Mainers as they dropped a Northern Division contest to the Upper Valley Nighthawks by a 12-3 score. The Nighthawks got their explosive day at the plate started in the second inning when David Mercado found his way home on a Brian Moore single. The visit...