Published in the August 22, 2017 edition.
WAKEFIELD — The Wakefield Townies finished up their summer seasons recently. This year there were three Townies teams, including the 13-year-old Lou Tompkins All-Stars, the 14-year-old Lou Tompkins All-Stars, and the Middlesex Senior Babe Ruth team. All three teams competed against tough teams and showed improvement over the summer.
“The Wakefield Townies Baseball Program recently wrapped another fun, competitive and exciting summer baseball season,” said coach Gus Dettorre. “The boys showed they could compete with any team on any given day.”
13-year-old Lou Tompkins Townies
The 13-year-old Townies finished the season with a 5-10 record in the competitive Lou Tompkins All-Star baseball league. Some of their wins included a big 17-5 victory over Winchester, a close 6-5 win over Brookline, a decisive 20-8 victory over Stoneham, a 3-2 win over Concord, and an 8-4 victory against Medford.
14-year-old Lou Tompkins Townies
The 14-year-old Townies finished the season with an 8-9 record in the Lou Tompkins All-Star League. The 14’s rattled off a three game win streak early in the season against Winchester, the North End and Reading. Three was nice, but the highlight of the season came from July 17 to July 26 when the boys topped that early-season win streak with five in a row against Winchester, Stoneham, Belmont, Concord and Medford. This is clearly a group that has earned the attention of the Wakefield baseball community as they move forward.
Senior Babe Ruth Townies
The Senior Babe Ruth Townies (6-12) competed in the Middlesex Babe Ruth League against many tough, experienced rosters. It was a very young Wakefield team compared to years past, which meant that many players gained valuable experience which no doubt helped them improve over the summer. Players such as Cole Krauss, Robert Shaw, Ryan Donald, Tyler Pugsley, Pat Roche, Kevin Deleary, Brendan Coughlin and many others continued to improve over the season. The senior Townies went through cold spells in the middle of the season but finished strong, winning three of their last five games, including wins over Belmont, Arlington and Lynnfield.
“Thanks to the players, coaches and parents for their outstanding commitment,” said Dettorre. “Special thanks to The Dockside, Honey Dew Donuts and the Wakefield Co-op for their continued support over the years.”