Great run by Parkway American All-Stars comes to an end
The Parkway American All-Stars took a 2-1 loss to Medford on Saturday in the Section 3 Championship Game, falling just a win shy of qualifying for States.
It was a great run by the 12-year-olds, who became the first Parkway All-Star team (Williamsport level) since 2008 to win the District 10 Title.
Parkway won the first three games in the Sectional round and had a furious last-inning rally fall short in Saturday's heartbreaking defeat.
Congratulations to the players and coaches for representing Parkway so well these last couple of weeks.
Thanks to all the Parkway families who traveled to Newton this week to cheer on the team during Sectionals.
It was a great ride. Go Parkway!!
Parkway 10's Capture Consecutive Mayor's Cup Titles!
The Parkway 10A team led by Manager Eric Wainwright and coaches Dennis Roache, Rich Curran, and Tim Mills captured their 2nd consecutive Mayor's Cup championship in impressive fashion this weekend at Moakley Park in So. Boston. Jake McKenna and Daniel Gentile pitched brilliantly during quarterfinal and semi-final action. The team rallied behind the strong right arm of Gavin Wainwright with help from a bases clearing triple by Thatcher Purdy to clinch the championship!
Parkway AL 10's and NL 11's finish as District 10 runners-up
The Parkway American 10-year-olds and Parkway National 11-year-olds each lost tight games in District 10 Championship action on Saturday July 7 at Praught Field. The AL 10's, managed by Eric Wainwright, nearly pulled off an epic rally against Brookline. Trailing 3-0 heading into the sixth inning, Parkway pushed across a run and loaded the bases before Brookline escaped with a 3-1 win. Gavin Wainwright pitched a great game, going his maximum 75 pitches, before being replaced by Jack Norton. In the game that followed, the Parkway NL 11's battled Newton Southeast but came up short 3-0. Sam Seaton threw five complete innings and his maximum of 85 pitches, but was out-dueled by Newton Southeast's Josh Rivers who tossed a shutout on 78 pitches. Managed by Mike Seaton, the NL 11's finished the tournament with a 6-1 record.
Parkway champions crowned
The Cardinals are the 2018 Parkway Little League champions, defeating the Indians two games to one. The American League champion Indians won game one of the best-of-three series, but the NL champion Cardinals came roaring back to take games two and three in decisive fashion. Ben Young pitched a gem in game two and Trevor Dolson held the Indians to one run in the finale. Thomas Gavin came on to record the final out of the Cardinals' championship run. For the first time in league history, the championship series aired live. Recordings of each game are below.
The Pirates won the Parkway Little League AAA championship, sweeping the Reds in a best-of-three series. The Reds jumped out to a 6-0 lead in game two and took an 8-7 lead to the sixth inning, but the Pirates rallied with nine runs in their final at-bat to make Isabel O'Brien the winning pitcher. She came on in the fifth and shut down the Reds in the sixth as the top seed Pirates danced off the field with the title.
The Rays won the Parkway Little League AA championship, defeating the Brewers to complete a perfect 18-0 season. The Rays narrowly edged the Mariners, 3-2, to win the East Division title. The Brewers started the season 0-7 but rallied to claim the West Division crown.
A photo finish...
Great opportunities are available for Parkway families to commemorate the 2018 Little League season with photos!
Great action shots!
Throughout the 2018 season, professional photographer/editor Lloyd Young (father of current Cardinals player Ben Young and former White Sox Luke Young) took 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! Browse and purchase the photos with the link below: