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2011

ESPN Will air 90 minute special on Beepball on Tuesday May 14!

In the summer of 2011, ESPN came to Indianapolis to visit the Beep Baseball World Series.  This was actually one of Boston’s best ever finishes as the Gades took 7th that year.  The Renegades actually had the biggest upset in the tournament as they knocked off the Austin Blackhawks TWICE.  Though the camera crews never made it to our fields we are excited to see a piece done on the sport we love.  We can’t wait to see the pice air on ESPN at 7:00 PM on tuesday May 14 on their program E60.  This is a 90 minute Season Finale!  Set those DVRs!

 

 

 

 

 

Renegades have a photo gallery in the Bridgewater Independent

On Saturday, September 17th, the Bridgewater Academy Lions and the Bridgewater Lions hosted an exhibition of beep baseball between the Renegades and the Lions. On a gorgeous fall day, the Renegades showed the town of Bridgewater what people who are blind are capabale of and gave them an opportunity to try it for themselves. These Lions clubs are big supporters of the Association of Blind Citizens and we wanted to make sure people had a chance to see one of the ABC’s programs in action. Click here for the photos
Paula Lehtola, past president of the Bridgewater Academy Lions Club, welcomes all and introduces John Oliveria, president of the Association of Blind Citizens, at the start of the Beep Ball game on a Saturday afternoon in September of 2011
Picture was taken by Ashley Daubenmire from Wicked Local

The agony of defeat and the thrill of victory

In July, 2011 the Long Island Bombers traveled to Sudbury Mass to play a double header against the Boston Renegades. The two teams played amazing games on both sides of the ball (offense and defense). Each game provided great plays and lots of drama as each game was decided by a run and both games went into extra innings. These two teams played a total of 15 innings in two games. Renegade volunteer, Bill Le captured the moments and the last two hitters of each game are brought to you in this short film which was produced by 62 Renegade Films. Turn up those speakers and we hope you enjoy the short film. Come out and see us play…its an amazing sport with a great group of people!

Renegades Take on the Lions on Two dates in September

Lions Club SymbolThe Local Lions clubs have been very good to the Boston Renegades over the years. Please come down and support the renegades as they take on some local Lions clubs and their communities. This is an excellent time to come check out the sport and the team.

The Woburn Lions will be taking on the Renegades in an exhibition game for the 3rd year in a row on Sunday, September 11. The event will start at 12:00 at the Joyce Middle School in Woburn, Mass located at 55 Locust Street in Woburn

On Saturday, September 17th the Renegades will travel to Bridgewater to take on a team put together by the Bridgewater Lions and the Bridgewater Academy Lions. This is the 2nd time in team history that the Renegades have traveled to Bridgewater. The last event was in 2008. This event will also start at 12:00. It will be played at the new Crescent Street Softall fields located at 120 Crescent Street in Bridgwater

Renegades Take 7th in World Series and finish year at 12-3

The 2011 World Series came to Indianapolis, IN and the Renegades entered with an impressive 7-1 record against their east coast opponents. Boston would beat Wichita and then pull off one of the most shocking upsets in the tournament defeating the 3 seeded Austin Blackhawks. This gave the Renegades their first ever 1 seed entering the double elimination brackets. Boston would go on to defeat Cleveland and then would drop a game to the RHI Extreme. They would then beat Cleveland for a second time before losing an extra inning affair to the Colorado Storm which would knock them out of the dance. Boston would beat Austin again to claim the 7 seed. This is the highest finish ever for a Renegade team. Since the NBBA moved to its current World Series format, the Renegades have finished 9th three times (2007, 2009, 2010). They finished 10th in 2006 and 8th in 2008. Justen Cantan was named to the all defensive all-star team as he placed 3rd in the World Series with 5.57 stops per game. Boston finished the year with an 12-3 record which is the most wins and best winning percentage in team history For box scores and game recaps for the whole year, please visit this page.

Dino Vasile Running the bases in the 2010 World Series Pictured to the left is Justen Cantan making one of his 77 defensive stops on the 2011 season, which is a new Renegade single season record. Photo taken by Bill Le
Finish Team Record Team Batting Avg Defensive Stop %
1 West Coast 7-0 .463 75.2%
2 Taiwan 6-2 .379 70.3%
3 Chicago 5-3 .352 52.2%
4 Bayou City 7-2 .513 55.4%
5 RHI 6-2 .372 65.7%
6 Colorado 6-4 .426 59.8%
7 Boston 5-2 .259 69.1%
8 Austin 3-4 .397 56.0%
9 Southwest 3-4 .236 61.9%
10 Carolina 3-4 .259 55.9%
11 Cleveland 3-5 .156 60.1%
12 Indianapolis 3-6 .191 47.0%
13 New Jersey 5-6 .196 63.4%
14 Minnesota 2-5 .128 63.8%
15 Wichita 1-6 .106 50.9%
16 Tyler 2-6 .130 61.3%
17 Stockton 0-7 .067 47.4%
Player Avg AB PO Player Avg AB PO
S. Cantan .455 22 8 Quintanilla .167 12 0
Haile .333 30 5 Inkiala .333 3 11
J. Cantan .286 28 39 Silver .500 2 0
Ward .235 17 0 Duggan .000 4
Zuccarello .190 21 10 O’Neill .000 1 0
Sajjad .115 26 3

Avg= Batting Average, AB= At-Bats, PO= Put-outs on Defense

Renegades ONLY home game in 2011: Boston Renegades vs Long Island Bombers

Boston and Long Island play two extra special games as both games go Extra innings

The Long Island Bombers came to Sudbury on Saturday, July 16th as Boston hosted a set of games for only the 4th time in team history. These games were extra special as both contests were decided in extra innings. In game one Boston coughed up a 4-0 lead but tied it at 7-7 in the 6th inning before Long Island’s Alex Barera hit a bomb over everyones heads giving them an 8-7 win in 7 innings. Game two was similar bit this time Long Island lost a 3-0 lead…but they came back and scored twice in the 6th sending the game to extra innings again. this time, Larry Haile ended the game 8-7 on a walk off hit. The final plays of both games are captured in video and will be posted by the end of September.

Please see the  2011 Season Results page for more details.

Image of Renegade's and Bomber's logos

 

Photo of Renegades and Long Island Bombers shaking hands after an extra inning game in 2011

Renegades Win Philly Hall of Fame Classic and Ride 8 Game Win Streak

The Renegades travelled to Haddonfield, NJ for the Philly Hall of Fame Classic on July 9th. The opponents included the same teams from two weeks prior in Long Island. A tremendous team effort by The Renegades produced three wins as the team started undefeated for six straight games. Dating back to 2010, this is an 8 game win streak for the Gades. Boston played New Jersey first and won 8-4. The PA Wolfpack were next and in a see saw battle, Boston pulled ahead late in the game to win 7-4. In the final game, Boston jumped ahead on Long Island and never looked back winning 12-4. This win gave the Renegades their second tournament win of the year. The standings for the day were as follows

  1. Boston 3-0
  2. Long Island 2-1
  3. New Jersey 1-2
  4. Pennsylvania 0-3

Please see the results page for more details see the 2011 Season Results page.

Photo of the 2011 Philly Hall of Fame Classic Championship team
The 2011 Philly Hall Of Fame Classic Champs
First Row sitting: Rob Weissman.
2nd row Kneeling Left to right: Aqil Sajjad, Joe O’Neill, Melissa Hoyt, Guy Zuccarello, Joe Quintanilla, JJ Ward, Dan Cotter.
Standing left to right: Joe Duggan, Lisa Klinkenberg, Rob Thayer, Ben Rubenstein, Matt Nippins, Evan Silver, Ron Cochran, Joey Duggan, Justen Cantan, Laura Genikos, Larry Haile

Boston wins 4th consecutive Long Island Classic

In 2005, the Long Island Classic was born and became the first beepball tournament on the East coast. In the past seven years, Long Island, Boston, Pennsylvania, Chicago and New Jersey have played in many close games. The first three championships went to the host, Long Island Bombers. In 2011, the Renegades won the fourth consecutive championship at Hofstra University. Boston accomplished this with three straight Victories:
Boston 7 Pennsylvania 1
Boston 13 Long Island 4
Boston 8 New Jersey 7

Please see the results page for more details see the 2011 Season Results page

Photo of the 2011 Long Island Classic Championship Team

Red Sox Ticket Raffle

The Renegades are doing their annual Red Sox Ticket Raffle!

The winner wins a pair of tickets to the Red Sox game vs the Oakland A’s on Saturday August 27, 2011 @ 1:00pm. This prize also includes a night at the Boston Harbor Hotel on Friday August 26th. Total package is worth over $400.00

Prices for the tickets are 1 for $5.00, 3 for $10.00, or 6 for $20.00

Renegades Bowl-a-thon on Saturday, April 30th

Come Join the Boston Renegades for an afternoon of bowling at Lanes and Games in Cambridge on April 30th. The event will start at 12:00 in the afternoon and last till 5:00. Check in starts at 11:30. Teams of four bowlers will compete for prizes with proceeds going to benefit the Boston Renegades. There is a registration fee of $30 per person or $120 per team of four. This fee covers three strings of bowling and bowling shoes.

Important Details

WHEN:

Saturday, April 30th 12:00pm-5:00 PM (Check in starts at 11:30)

WHERE:

Lanes and Games 195 Concord Turnpike Cambridge, MA
Registration Fee: $30 per person/$120 per team of 4

For More information please contact JJ Ward at 508-246-4578 or at jward269@aol.com