NR coaches lead USA team to victory in Italy...

Aug 22, 2019 by

Published August 22, 2019 By STEPHEN MARTELLUCCI SALA BAGANZA, Italy — Earlier this month, North Reading’s Marco Vittozzi brought over his ages 15 and under baseball team to Italy to compete in the Sala Baganza International Baseball Tournament. This is the fifth time in the past seven years he had done this trip and, for the second time, his team won the title. “We had a group of about 35 when you count the parents and everybody enjoyed it,” said Vittozzi, who played in Italy back in 1987. “Along with the games we also get to do some sightseeing.” There are 12 teams overall in this tournament as there are two six-team divisions. Each team plays five games and the top two teams in each pool advance to the semifinal round. After the opening...

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PHOTO: Incredible experience

Aug 22, 2019 by

Published August 22, 2019

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Little Leaguers win Jimmy Fund title...

Aug 15, 2019 by

North Reading 9/10s top Wilmington for crown Published August 15, 2019 NORTH READING — The North Reading Little League Hornets brought home the 2019 Jimmy Fund 9/10 year-old District Championship, defeating the Wilmington Wildcats, 13-8, on August 3, on a beautiful morning for baseball at Woburn’s Weafer Park. Nerves were running high after players were announced over the loudspeaker; doffing their caps while lined-up from home to third, with patriotic bunting adorning the outfield fences beckoning to them during a stirring rendition of “The Star Spangled Banner.” But after falling behind early – and following an epic win-or-go-home extra-inning battle two days earlier in the semifinals ­– this resolute team of gamers completed another stunning comeback in front of some raucous home-grown NR travelling fan support. It capped a thrilling summer for the young...

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Hartwell, DeBenedetto help Bulldogs to great season...

Aug 15, 2019 by

Reading topped by Andre Chiefs in playoffs Published August 15, 2019 By STEPHEN MARTELLUCCI NORTH READING — On Sunday afternoon, the Reading Bulldogs baseball team, which feature two players from North Reading, lost to the visiting Andre Chiefs 6-3 at Morton Field. With that defeat, the Bulldogs trailed the Intercity League first-round best-of-three playoff series one game to none. They lost game two on Monday night 6-1, officially ending their season. The Chiefs scored two runs in the top of the first inning and three more in the third in game one. Reading scored twice in the fourth to cut the lead to three and then both teams plated one run in the fifth frame. The Bulldogs offense had five hits led by Tyler Cedeno who went 2 for 4 with one run scored. Mike...

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