~Submitted by Sean Waldron
This past summer the Bedford Bay State A Team had a successful season. The boys were victorious in two different tournaments of champions, beating teams like Reading, Framingham, Lowell, and Winchester. The team eventually finished in the top six for Bay State, which is the best the team has done in recent history.
Bedford was led on offense by Gavin Waldron who led the team in several categories: batting average .500, hits with 50, singles with 33, home runs with 12, and runs batted in with 47. Other members of the team contributing with home runs were Liam Sullivan with 7, Matt Savage with 5, Teddy Hollman with 4, Will Gallant with 2, and Kieran Heid with 1. Scout Correu led the team with 29 stolen bases. The team as a whole did well offensively with Bedford producing hits throughout the lineup.
Pitching was also a solid point for the Bucs this summer. James Drolette was a reliable pitcher every outing, leading the team with 17 games pitched for 38 innings through the summer. Greyson Kordelski, Liam Houde, Hollman, Correu, and Heid all combined to pitch solid games with consistency, keeping opponents to minimal runs throughout the season.
Defensively the Bucs were helped in the field by Jack Allen who provided solid defense while playing second base, making several key defensive plays throughout the summer. Nick Brecher was flexible and reliable playing several positions for the Bucs. Theo Parmentier produced numerous catches in the outfield. Mason Georgette provided key infield plays. Ansh Naidu also played several infield positions in key games. And finally, Andrew Voss who came in late in the year and had some catches in the outfield.
This past summer was very successful for Coach John Correu and it was done by a complete team effort where the players were able to work together and play hard each and every game despite temperatures exceeding 90 plus degrees in some of the games.