- Renegades are named '2012 Beast of the East'...
LIONS HOST BEAST OF THE EAST
TOURNAMENT - Woburn Host Lions Club members join in the opening ceremonies as
hosts of the 2012 Beast of the East Tournment for blind softball players frorr
throughout the area including a team from
Lions Host Club...
;W0BURN - In front of a large
and enthusiastic crowd on,Saturday, August 11th, the Renegades, a blind
softball team from the
•Hie two games represented
the finals of a tournament which previously also included teams 7
The Renegades won the first game by a score of 7 to 2; ■ After jumping out to an early 6 run lead, the Renegades held off a late charge by the Bombers to complete the victory setting up the dramatic final game. Joe McCormick lead the offense for the Renegades scoring three runs while Joe Quintanillo and Guy Zuccarello anchored the defense with five put outs each.
Before the start of the second
game, the teams were treated to a cookout by the Lions members and a special
donation was presented by Lions President Paul McElheney. Two players, were
also, recognized for their special accomplishments at the Blind Softball World
Series which were held in
The second game followed a similar script as the first with the Renegades taking a five run lead. Back to back runs scored by the Dejesus brothers, Chris and Joe, brought the Bombers within striking distance, but the Renegades held off the rally with some fine defensive plays to complete the sweep by a score of 5 to 2. Leading the offense for the Renegades was Larry Haile with three runs and Joe McCormick with two.
Following the trophy presentation, players from, both teams socialized, took photos and promised to renew the rivalry next year.
For more information about these incredible athletes, visit the Boston Renegades web site at http://www.blindcitizens.org /renegades.html
HE BEASTS OF THE EAST - Woburn Host Lions Club President Paul
McElhiney (r) presents the "Beast f the East" tournament cup to the
Boston Renegades after they defeated a team from
PREGAME GATHERING - The Woburn Host Lions Club held a
"Beep-Ball" Tournament recently. The gamt is designed so that blind
persons can play baseball. The game was between two big names in the game, tht
Boston Renegades and the Long Island Bombers and was held at the