Parkway Little League loses great friend & volunteer
Steve Mullen, longtime Parkway Little League coach and volunteer, passed away on Oct. 4 at the age of 49. The epitome of a family man, Steve loved baseball and guided his three sons (Cormac, Nolan and Declan) through the Parkway program. He will be greatly missed and all of our thoughts at Parkway Little League are with Steve's family at this difficult time.
Steve’s Funeral Mass will be held Saturday at 10:30 a.m. at St. Theresa of Avila Church. Visiting hours will be held Friday 4-8 p.m. at the Kfoury Keefe Funeral Home (8 Spring Street). In lieu of flowers, contributions in Steve’s memory may be made to the American Lung Association, 1661 Worcester Rd. #301, Framingham, MA 01701, www.lung.org.
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Parkway 11's & 9's win Mayor's Cup
The Parkway 11-year-olds (pictured at right) won the 2017 Mayor's Cup by defeating South End 7-2 on Sunday July 23 at Parkway's Bunker Field.
Michael Birch pitched the first four innings and left with a 2-0 lead before giving way to Paul Linso. Up 2-1 in the last of the fifth, Parkway scored five times to put the game away.
The Parkway 9-year-olds won the Mayor's Cup on July 16 at Moakley Park in South Boston. Gavin Wainwright went the distance and struck out 12. Dan Tobin and Dan Gentile led a strong offensive attack in the win over South End.
The 10-year-olds lost in the title game to South Boston. The 12-year-olds were knocked out in extra innings in the quarterfinals.
Watch the Mayor's Cup live!
Parkway Little League is hosting the 12-year-old and 11-year-old divisions of the 2017 Mayor's Cup. Watch the action live from Praught Field throughout the entire tournament!
Little League tournament runs come to an end
Congratulations to the Parkway American 9/10-year old team and the Parkway AL 11-year-old team, which each advanced to the District 10 Championship. Both teams lost to Brookline in the final. The District 10 All-Star Championship (Williamsport) between Newton American and Wellesley North will be played at Parkway's Praught Field on Friday July 14 at 7:30 p.m.
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Giants cap off amazing day with 2017 Parkway title
The Giants won the Parkway Little League Championship for the second time in three years as they defeated the Yankees 5-4 in seven innings of a decisive final game on Sunday June 25.
With the best-of-three series tied 1-1 and a capacity crowd on hand at Praught Field, Colin Stowe staked the Yankees to a 3-0 lead with a three-run homer. The Giants rallied to take a 4-3 lead into the top of the sixth, but Stowe delivered again with a two-out single to make it 4-4 and the game headed to extra innings.
The Giants won the National League title with a walkoff, Game 3 NLCS win in the seventh inning over the White Sox and downed the Yankees in similar fashion, as Chris Calisi's infield single pushed across the winning run with two outs in the last of the seventh.
Shane Bernazzani earned the win on the mound in relief of lefty Pat Coyne, who reached his 85-pitch maximum with the game tied 3-3. Nolan Mullen provided excellent pitching for the Yankees before reaching his max and giving way to Stowe.
Congratulations to both teams, led by John Picarello (Giants) and Joe Gambon (Yankees), for providing an epic finish to a memorable 2017 season. The game capped Championship Sunday as the Parkway AA, AAA and Major champions each were crowned.
• The Twins completed a sweep of the Reds in their best-of-three series to win the AAA Championship. Jack Hallahan started on the mound for the Twins, throwing five complete innings to earn the win, while Brendan Rivera came in for the series-clinching outs and the save in the sixth.
Isaiah Wyatt was immense for the Twins, providing timely hitting and great defense at shortstop, including a double play and later the game-ending assist on a grounder up the middle.
• In the first title game of the day, the Angels finished off an undefeated season in dramatic fashion to win the AA Championship against the Padres. The Angels rallied from a 12-9 deficit in the last of the sixth inning to win 13-12 on a two-run walkoff hit by Xavier "X" King.
Photographer Lloyd Young was on hand capturing all the action of Championship Sunday. His photos (such as the team images at right) will be available soon at https://lloydyoungphotos.smugmug.com.
Zip Trip features West Roxbury!
The Boston 25 Zip Trip series came to West Roxbury on Friday June 23. The Corrib Pub presented a donation check of $5,000 to Parkway Little League as part of the show. A big thank you to the Corrib for being a long-time contributor to the success of Parkway Little League. Also thanks to all the Parkway Little Leaguers who represented the league in uniform at the event.
A photo finish...
Great opportunities are available for Parkway families to commemorate the 2017 Little League season with photos!
Great action shots!
All season long, professional photographer/editor Lloyd Young (father of current Braves player Ben Young and former White Sox Luke Young) has been taking photos of the Majors action and now these photos are posted for purchase, with 10 percent of the proceeds returning as a contribution to Parkway Little League! Digital downloads are just $12 through June 30. Browse and purchase the photos with the link below (be sure to use password parkway17& for access).
Don't miss the individual/team photo days
Parkway Little League has teamed up with Digital Video Creations to provide a new option for your child’s Little League photos. Jim Pierce of DVC was at the Parkway Little League complex clubhouse June 17-18 taking pictures of individual players for both personal and team images. The team images will be assembled from the individuals on a cool background with effects and graphics. A final makeup date will be announced if you missed the original weekend. Different products for the individual and team will be available for purchase, such as as baseball cards, wallet photos and enlargements. We hope you’ll take advantage of this program and preserve the memories of your player’s Little League season for years to come.
Brayden Gero story continues to go viral
An amazing story of sportsmanship played out at Parkway Little League's Praught Field last weekend, and now it's going viral. Brayden Gero, a 12-year old Little Leaguer with Down Syndrome, lived out his dream, recording the final out and a save in his last Little League game. Now the video has been viewed almost a half million times and the story has been featured by major media outlets. Congratulations to everyone who made this incredible moment possible, including the A's coaches (led by manager Tim Quinn), the Phillies coaches (led by manager Ross Birch) and batter Chris Thompson.
• Major League Baseball feature
• NECN feature
• WCVB Channel 5 feature
• WHDH Channel 7 feature