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    2020 MSBL Holiday Classic 1/17/20 - 1/20/20

    2020 MSBL Holiday Classic 2020 marks the 20th year of the Boston Wolfpack, and they will participate for their 20th (21st?) time in the MSBL Holiday Classic.

    The tournament moves to Space Coast Stadium Complex in Viera, FL. This is the tournament's third location in the last 21 years. Space Coast was originally the Spring Training home of the Miami Marlins, the Montreal Expos and the Washington Nationals.

    In 2017, the complex underwent a $40 million renovation and expansion. It now offers a baseball stadium, two baseball quads, a softball stadium and a softball quad. All fields have been completely reconstructed and resurfaced with artificial turf and all fields have the latest in LED lighting.

    20th Anniversary of the Boston Wolfpack 2001 - 2020
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    2019 MSBL World Series 10/13/19 - 10/18/19

    2019 MSBL World Series The Boston Wolfpack captured their third straight 50+ National Championship with a 5-3 win over Team Victory. Dave Benedict earned the complete game victory. More details to follow.

    2019 MSBL World Series Champions
    Mark Whiten
    Hard Hitt'in Mark Whiten plays stickball.
    Dave Benedict
    Dave Benedict starts one of 14 doubleplays for the Pack.
    Rodney Tafoya
    Win #352 but who's counting?
    Mark Moise
    Mouse hits a leadoff single.
    Mike Smith
    Smitty pitches gem in Semi.
    Eddie Fuller
    One of Eddie Fuller many hits.
    Dinner
    Pack loads up before finals.
    Familia
    Wolfpack is Familia.
    Jose Delgado
    Todo Va A Estar Bien.
    Photos by Vernon Wells.
    2019 MSBL Las Vegas Kickoff Classic 3/9/19 - 3/11/19

    2019 MSBLLas Vegas Kickoff Classic The Boston Wolfpack travelled west going 4-0 to capture their 5th Las Vegas Kickoff Classic championship.

    Things played out as the bookmakers expected with the MSBL Desert Classic Champions meeting up with the MSBL Holiday Classic Champions in the 50+ National Las Vegas Kickoff Classic finals. And the game was a classic with the Boston Wolfpack coming from behind in the bottom of the ninth inning to snatch a 5-4 victory over the 3n2 Rangers.

    Both teams went 3-0 in pool play and, as top seeds in their respective divisions, met up for the National Division final. The Wolfpack jumped ahead early with three runs off of MLB All-Star Jeff Cirillo on hits by David Oliver and Russ Ward and a perfectly executed safety squeeze by David Benedict. But the Rangers battled back with Mo Jackson tripling in two runs in the sixth off Wolfpack starter Jim Kearschner and two more in the seventh on a Phil Hayden triple to take the lead. Boston’s chance to tie the game in the bottom of the seventh failed when Cirillo hustled after an errant throw and gunned down Mike Smith at the plate.

    The bottom of the ninth started with back to back strike outs. Then singles by Benedict and German Rivera set up the game’s final at bat with Jose Delgado crushing a 2-1 pitch to deep left field to plate the tying and winning runs. Smith got the win with two innings of hitless relief. Delgado went 3-4 in the game and took home MVP honors.

    2019 MSBL Las Vegas Kickoff Classic Champions
    Marco Barragan
    Barragan throws shutout against the Norwegians.
    German Rivera
    Rivera shows Gold Glove skills.
    Rodney Tafoya
    Another win for Tafoya.
    Mike Smith
    Smith lines a shot to left.
    Pack Pasta Palooza
    Pack Pasta Palooza
    Jim Kearschner
    Kearschner delivers in finals.
    Stubby Holder
    Wolfie with Stubby Holder
    Jose Delgado
    MVP Jose "Vegas"
    2019 MSBL Holiday Classic 1/18/19 - 1/21/19

    2019 MSBL Holiday Classic The Boston Wolfpack, playing in its 19th straight Holiday Classic, utilized 24 guys to play 12 games over 4 days, plus an extra inning that made 109 total innings. With the debut of the 54+ age division at the Holiday Classic, the Boston Wolfpack took on the challenge of competing in both the 45+ and 54+ division at the same time. This meant playing 18 innings on Friday, 27 innings on Saturday, 36 innings on Sunday and 27 (+1) innings on Monday.

    Monday was the only scheduling overlap when the 45+ Championship game was at the same time as the 54+ Semi Final Game. With half a squad, no manager, and 5 more prior games played, the Wolfpack took the final to extra innings before succumbing in the 45+ Final 6-5 in 10 innings to the Vituro Cardinals. They bounced back to win the 54+ Championship over the Maine Diamond Dogs in their twelfth game of the tournament.

    “It was a lot of fun but I'm really sore,” said Eddie Fuller who along with David Oliver played over 90 innings in the field. Chris Arconti pitched two complete games over the weekend giving up 1 run in the semi final victory over the Diamond Dream Mustangs. Russ Ward had 4 hits in the game as the Pack, with only 10 guys that weren’t playing in the 45+ championship game, won 10-1. In the final, Jim Kearschner in relief scattered 6 hits through the final 7 innings to earn the win in the Championship. The Wolfpack has now won the MSBL Holiday Classic 13 times in 19 tries reaching the final 17 times, twice in the same tournament.

    2019 MSBL Holiday Classic Champions
    Dave Benedict
    Benedict pitches Pack's 4th game of the DAY
    German Rivera
    Rivera shows Gold Glove skills.
    Russ Ward
    Ward earns MVP with 4 hit performance.
    schedule
    Wolfpack's grueling 12 game schedule.
    2018 MSBL World Series 10/14/18 - 10/19/18

    2018 MSBL World Series The Boston Wolfpack won the 2018 MSBL World Series 50+ National Division going 8-0 to win back-to-back championships. The Pack defeated the Tri-Valley 50's in the finals, 3-0, behind the pitching of Mike Smith and a timely 2-out, 2-run single by tournament MVP Mark Moise. More details to follow... The MSBL write-up is here.



    2018 Wolfpack Champions
    Boston Wolfpack 2018 World Series Champions
    Dennis Boyd
    Dennis Oil Can Boyd Picks up Win in the Semi Finals.
    Mike Smith
    Mike Smith at the plate.
    Mark Moise
    Mouse soaks in the moment.
    Dave Benedict
    Super Dave beats out a hit.
    Carmelo Bastian
    Carmelo holds Team Victory close.
    Mike Smith
    Mike Smith throws 9 scoreless in Championship Game.
    2018 MSBL Las Vegas Kickoff Classic 3/3/18 - 3/5/18

    2018 MSBLLas Vegas Kickoff Classic The Boston Wolfpack captured the 2018 55+ MSBL Las Vegas Kickoff Classic going 3-0 in pool play then defeating the defending champion Chicago North Legends in the semifinal and San Diego North in the finals.

    With Las Vegas being cool and blustery, the Wolfpack hitting was red hot led by Jose Delgado and Dave Benedict who went a combined 20-22 in the pool round. Boston got solid pitching from Edgardo Mercado, Sean O’Connor, Rodney Tafoya in defeating Chicago, San Diego, and the Diamond Dream Mustangs. The game with San Diego had 6 lead changes and came down to whomever was up last. Carmelo Bastian laced an RBI single and time expired with the Wolfpack ahead 13-12.

    The playoffs were a repeat of the same match ups with Jim Kearschner throwing a shut out over the Chicago North Legends in the semifinal and Mike Smith earning the victory over San Diego North in the Championship game. Team MVP went to Jose Delgado who finished up the tournament with 14 hits with 5 doubles and 3 triples.

    2018 MSBL Las Vegas Kickoff Classic Champions
    Jim Kearschner
    Jim Kearschner throws complete game shutout in Semifinal.
    Mike Smith
    Mike Smith earns the W in the Finals.
    Paul Rousseau
    Paul Rousseau knocks in two runs with a double.
    Jose Delgado
    MVP Jose Delgado mixes in a hit in pool play.
    2018 MSBL Holiday Classic 1/12/18 - 1/15/18

    2018 MSBL Holiday Classic The Boston Wolfpack won the 45+ MSBL Holiday Classic National Championship in Kissimme, FL with a 8-1 victory over the Vituro Health Cardinals.  The Pack went undefeated in pool round and secured the number one seed, allowing only 3 runs in 3 games with zero walks.

    Dave Benedict tossed a seven-hitter in the final and the Boston Wolfpack took an early lead and kept pouring it on. The scoring was topped off by a bases clearing line drive tot he fence by German Rivera. The victory gave the Wolfpack an incredible 10th championship in the past 11 years

    The Pack got 3 wins in pool play behind the pitching of Jim Kearschner, Barry Foster and Miguel Rivera. Temperatures were cold but the Wolfpack bat's were hot has Boston outscored their opponents 41-3. In the quarter-finals with Chris Arconti pitching against the Clearwater Rays, the Pack scored another 16 runs, including a 3-run bomb by Mark Whiten, to win 16-2.

    In the semi-final, Mike Smith allowed only one hit as the Wolfpack topped the Jacksonville Hops to move onto the finals for the 16th time in 18 years at the Holiday Classic. Up until this point in the tournament, Boston pitchers had not walked a single batter and only given up 5 runs in 5 games.

    Everyone on the Pack is grateful that they can continue play baseball and have these opportunities to compete on wonderful fields against great competitors. In addition to the games, the camaraderie with the other teams and the experiences and memories off the field make for amazing lifetime memories. Manager Steve Wolf thanked Gary D'Ambrisi, tournament director, for his 19 years of the best run tournament in the country. One can read the MSBL website write up here..

    2018 MSBL Holiday Classic Champions
    Paul Rousseau
    Paul Rousseau rips at Osceola County Stadium
    Jose Delgado
    Jose Delgado singles for the Pack
    Dave Benedict
    Dave Benedict earns MVP in Finals
    Russ Ward
    Russ Ward says use sunscreen of this will result
    Amigos
    The four amigos dine at Logan's before the big game
    Frozone
    Smitty reveals his alter ego
    Jose Delgado
    Jose has a little frozone himself between games
    Mark Whiten
    Big Whit's been hanging around Russ too much
    2017 MSBL World Series 10/14/17 - 10/20/17

    2017 MSBL World Series The Boston Wolfpack captured the 2017 MSBL World Series title with a 3-2, 12-inning win over Team Victory. Bridesmaids the previous 4 years, the Pack finally crossed the finish line with 10 strong innings by Mike Smith and final two by Mark Whiten who earned the victory.

    The Pack lost their first two games to the Chicago TSP and Team Victory, then ticked off 4 straight wins to enter the playoffs as the second seed. Behind the pitching of Rodney Tafoya and Jose Delgado, the Wolfpack defeated the So. Cal Blue Jays to set up another final against Team Victory. League Write up is here.

    2017 Wolfpack Champions
    Boston Wolfpack 2017 World Series Champions

    Mike Smith
    Mike Smith rips a double at Salt River Stadium.
    Russ Ward
    Russ Ward lines a base hit.
    Mark Whiten
    Mark Whiten prepares to rip.
    German Rivera
    German Rivera crushed the ball all week.
    Watch David Oliver throw out the potential winning run at the plate in the bottom of the ninth!


    2017 World Masters Games 4/21/17 - 4/30/17

    2017 World Masters Games The Boston Wolfpack won the Gold Medal in the 2017 World Masters Games in Auckland, New Zealand, defeating the Sydney DeadStars 3-2. The World Masters Games is the largest multi-sport event in the world and attracted over 28,000 athletes to Auckland to compete in 28 sports across 45 competition venues.

    Held every four years, The WMGs are the pinnacle sporting event for masters competitors worldwide. In supporting the Olympic Games ethos of ‘sport for all’, the goal of the World Masters Games is to encourage participation in sport throughout life. Competition and camaraderie are equally celebrated.

    The first ever Games were held in Toronto, Canada in 1985. Since then seven other cities have hosted the global event including Sydney in 2009 and Torino in 2013. The next Games are in 2021 in Kansai, Japan.

    Eleven players made the 22+ hour flight to New Zealand where they were joined by Kiwi James "Hemi" Marcum. A quick trip to tournament headquarters to pick up credentials and the adventure had begun. The DeadStars were the only other team entered into the 45+ Competitive division with Boston so the Gold Medal game was set before the torunament even started.

    Boston Wolfpack Awarded Gold Medal Champions
    Boston Wolfpack Awarded Gold Medal Champions

    Article on tournament from MSBL Website

    The Pack lost game 1 to the DeadStars 2-1. Some defensive miscues and lethargic bats after long trip didn't help. The Opening Ceremonies followed that evening at the All Blacks Rugby Stadium and things turned around after that with the Wolfpack rattling off 6 straight wins, outscoring their opponents 75-8, and earning 10-2 and 10-0 wins over the DeadStars along the way. Boston got wins by Miguel Rivera (2), Gary Vallerand, Rodney Tafoya, and Jose Delgado posting a combined 1.44 ERA. Eddie Fuller led all hitters with a .640 batting average despite being hit with the Tasmanian flu all week.

    The team had one off day, ANZAC Day in New Zealand, and took a road trip to Hemi's home village in Paeroa, saw the giant L&P bottle, raced Hakas, visited Waihi Beach and Owharoa Falls, and tasted Hokey Pokey ice cream. The team made it back in time to defeat the Scots Vaqueros, 24-0.


    Gary Vallerand
    Gary Vallerand throws complete game victory.
    Russell Ward
    Russ Ward in World Games action.
    Steve Wolf
    Steve Wolf scores against Aussie Aces.
    Michael Burns
    Mike Burns doubles over rightfielder.
    Edgardo Mercardo
    Edgardo Mercardo on the bump in Game 1.
    Māori marae
    Wolfpack spent night with a Māori King in a marae.
    Mt Eden Auckland
    Boys hike Mt Eden on path few take.
    Owharoa Falls
    Owharoa Falls visit on off day.

    Article on Rodney Tafoya from Baseball New Zealand

    With rain in the forecast for the weekend, the Gold Medal games were moved from Sunday to Friday. Two games were lopped off the schedule but this was a wise move by Baseball NZ as the fields were unplayable by Saturday morning.

    The Gold Medal game was a rematch of DeadStars ace Dave Rosser and Boston's Mercado. The Pack jumped ahead with three runs in the first on singles by Dave Benedict and Fuller and a double by Delgado. Russ Ward plated Delgado with a single and that was all Rosser was to let up the rest of the game. The Deadstars got one in the second and one in the third and after a lead-off single in the fourth, Benedict replaced Mercado and held off Sydney the rest of the way to earn the 3-2 victory.













    The final weekend was a washout but the Pack enjoyed a hike up One Tree Hill, some nice meals and the Closing Ceremonies. Then the Boston Wolfpack hopped on a 22-hour flight back to the USA full of awesome baseball memories, special life experiences, and memories with teammates and friends that will last a lifetime, all thanks to baseball. Watch the Gold Medal Game here.

    Boston Wolfpack World Masters Games Champions
    Boston Wolfpack World Masters Games Champions
    2017 MSBL Holiday Classic 1/13/17 - 1/16/17

    2016 MSBLDisney Holiday Classic The Boston Wolfpack competed in their 17 straight MSBL Holiday Classic and were victorious for the 9th time out of the last 10 years. The Pack has had an incredible run, earning their way to the finals 15 out of 17 tries and winning the championship 11 times. Caps off to the hundreds of players that have competed for the Wolfpack and the great competitors that we have faced.

    This year, the tournament shifted to Osceola County Stadium in Kissimmee, Florida, the former host site for the Houston Astros Spring Training. The complex is an improvement over Disney's Wide World of Sports with 6 diamonds, 5 of which are lit. The compact nature of the complex provided lots of opportunities for teams to interact with each other.

    The Wolfpack was in a battle from Game One as the host team Orlando Yankees gave the defending champs all they could handle. Jim Kearschner pitched a complete game 4-hitter for the win but it required the Pack to come back from a 3-1 deficit and a 5-3 deficit, finally scoring 3 in the top of the 9th to take the lead for good. Kenny Craddox had a key RBI double in the 5th and 2-RBI single in the 9th to rally squad.

    Miguel Rivera pitched a 5-hit shutout and Chris Arconti followed that with a win over Maine and the Pack was 3-0 in pool play. In Quarterfinals, Mike Smith faced a scrappy Westchester County Yankees team that kept it close until Russ Ward knocked in 2 runs inthe 5th to extend the lead to 4-1. The Yankees made it 4-2 until Jeff Fox blasted a double that scored two in the either and the Pack was on to the Semi-Finals.

    For the semifinal, the Wolfpack faced the Vituro Health Cardinals out of Alabama. Edgardo Mercado started and was spotted a 3-0 lead but the strong Cardinals team fought back to make it 4-3. Dave Benedict entered in relief in the 8th and shut the door while the Pack tacked on 2 runs in the 9th on a bases loaded double by Carmelo Bastian.

    The final featured the Wolfpack and the Chicago Royals, the only two teams to win the Holiday Classic in the last 10 years. Boston has won every year since 2008 except 2015, the year the Royals won. With Benedict on the mound, the game was 0-0 through four thanks in part to a triple play executed by the Pack in the first inning. Then Boston broke things open in the 5th with a 1-out double by Jose Delgado followed by the next 3 players getting hits and the Wolfpack was up 2-0.

    The Pack sent 8 to the plate in the 6th scoring 4 runs and building the lead to 6-0. The Boston defense and Benedict's pitching were the story the rest of the way as the powerful Chicago lineup was able to score only a single run. Benedict retired the last 10 Royal batters to secure the Wolfpack victory and was named Tournament MVP. The MSBL Website summary is here.

    2017 Wolfpack Champions
    Boston Wolfpack 2017 Holiday Classic Champs at Kissimmee.

    Presentation
    Tournament Director Gary D'Ambrisi presents trophy to Wolfpack.

    Mike Smith
    Mike Smith Stands in at the Plate.

    Jeff
  Fox
    Jeff Fox connects for a base hit.
    David Benedict
    MVP David Benedict throws complete game in Finals.

    2016 MSBL World Series 10/16/16 - 10/21/16

    2016 MSBL World Series Wolfpack Goes out on the town. Boston Wolfpack had an awesome tournamanet this year running the table in Pool play with two wins each over the other 3 teams in the 50+ Nationals. The Pack earned the number one seed and bye into the Championship game behind solid all around pitching and defense. Unfortunately, for the fourth consecutive year, Boston lost in the finals by a final score of 5-3.

    The Pack defeated the Houston Old-Stars 13-3 with Mike Smith picking up the win. The offense was led by Larry See going 4-4 and several others with multiple hits. In game 2, Boston game back from a 3-1 deficit to defeat Team Victory 4-3. Carmelo Bastian roped a clutch 2-out single to plate the winning run in the bottom of the 8th. Dave Benedict picked up the win in relief of Edgard Mercado.

    Jim Kearschner pitched a complete game win over the Southern Cal Blue Jays and the pack rolled to an 11-2 win in Game 3 and Chris Arconti got the 4-0 complete game win over the Old Stars. The highlight of the pool round was game 2 against Victory. Miguel Rivera starteted and went 4+ innings. Victory scored 3 in the 2nd and the Pack came back with 3 in the 3rd. Victory took a 1 run lead in the bottom of the 4th and the back responded with 3 in the top of the 5th. Victory hit back with two in the 5th and the game was ties at 6.

    Dante Bichette came in to pitch for the Wolfpack and the game remained tied until Victory scratched across 3 runs in the bottom of the 8th. All looked lost as the first two batters in the 9th grounded out but a triple by Jose Delgado ignited a Pack run that resulted in 9 straight hitters reaching base and 7 Boston runs crossing the plate. Miguel Franquiz knocked in the winning run and the final score was an exciting 13-9 comeback win.

    Marco Barragan pitched a workman's like complete game in the last pool game against the Blue Jays and the Pack won easily 11-2. The bye to the final was secured. The Pack lost in finals, the only game they lost in 2016, going 17-1 in tournament play for the year.

    Billy Bob Mercado
    Pre-game strategy session.
    Russ Ward
    Dante Bichette raking for the Pack.
    2016 Americas Master Games 8/26/16 - 8/31/16

    American Masters Games The Boston Wolfpack will be participating in the inaugural Americas Masters Games that will take place in Vancouver, Canada in August 2016. This 9 day event is designed to complement the World Masters Games and create a regular opportunity for Masters athletes to compete in the Americas region.

    Sorry, they did not get enough teams to conduct event.

    The aim of the Masters Games is to support the Olympic movement and promote the ‘Sport For All’ philosophy of the Olympic Charter.

    The Pack is privileged to have been extended this opportunity to share a cultural and social experience in a competitive environment, promoting friendship and understanding among mature athletes, regardless of age, gender, race, religion, or sport status. The special baseball website can be found here.

    2016 MSBL Las Vegas Kickoff Classic 3/11/15 - 3/14/15

    2015 MSBLDisney Holiday ClassicThe Boston Wolfpack won the 45+ American Las Vegas Kickoff Classic with a 10-4 victory over the Paramount Pirates.  The Pack went undefeated in pool round and secured the number one seed. 

    Their win in Game three was against the San Francisco Giants and sometime Pack pitcher Oil Can Boyd.

    After defeating the Brew City Panthers in the semifinals, Boston faced the other division winner, the Paramount Pirates, who won an 11-10 walk off semifinal in extra innings against the Las Vegas Warriors.

    The Pirates scored first to take a 1-0 lead in the first.  The Wolfpack got one back in the third inning as Panthers pitcher 'Junior' and Pack hurler Jim Kearschner pitched strong. In the 4th, a lead-off double by Larry See, followed by a home run by Jose Delgado, put Boston ahead for good, 3-1. 

    The Wolfpack blew it open in the sixth on a 1-out double by Kamal Asar followed by a 2-run bomb by Mike Smith.  See then hit another double followed by three straight singles by Delgado, Dave Benedict and Russ Ward to put the Pack up 8-1.

    Smith put the exclamation point on the win with his second homer of the game, and third of the tournament, in the eighth inning.

    Kearschner pitched a complete game scattering nine hits and allowing only two earned runs.

    2016 MSBL Disney Holiday Classic 1/15/16 - 1/18/16

    2016 MSBLDisney Holiday Classic The Boston Wolfpack won the 2016 MSBL Disney Holiday Classic 10-4 over the Miami Marlins. The Marlins had defeated the Wolfpack in 2015, ending Boston's 7 year streak of Disney championships. The 2016 victory gives Boston 10 Holiday Classic championships. Carmelo Bastian was the tournament MVP contributing a walk off single to win the pool gamne over the Nassau Yankees and crushing a bases loaded triple in the championship game to tie the game and propel the Wolfpack to victory.

    In a rain impacted tournament, the Pack went 3-0 in pool play with strong pitching performances by Miguel Rivera, Bob Cuff, and Jim Kearschner. Mike Smith scored 2 out of the 3 runs in a 5 inning, 90 minute limit makeup game against the Jacksonville Hops.

    In game 3, the Pack scored 5 early runs but then went into cruise control that allowed the Nassau Yankees to battle back and tie the game in the top of the 9th inning. Fortuntately, Mark Moise led off the 9th with a walk, was sacrificed to second by Kenny Craddox and was knocked in by Bastian with a walk off single.

    Chris Arconti was dominante in the quarterfinals leading Boston to a 9-1 win over All Star Baseball Academy. Jose Delgado and Kamal Asar had 2 RBIs each and Smith threw the semi final over the US Cruisers 5-3.

    For the final, the Wolfpack faced the Marlins team that had eliminated them from the 2015 Holiday Classic. Edgardo Mercado started and was quickly in a 4-0 hole as the Miami team executed some timely hits and base running. But the Pack kept battling, getting four straight batters on base in the 5th. Then with one out, Bastian blaster a 3-run triple to left center field and the game was tied. Moise plated Bastian on a fielder's choice and Boston took the lead for good. MSBL Website summary is here.

    2016 Wolfpack Champions
    Boston Wolfpack 2016 Disney Holiday Classic Champs

    Edgardo Mercado
    Edgardo Mercado pitching in championship game.
    Mark Moise
    Mark Moise lines a single in playoffs.
    German Rivera
    German Rivera connects for a base hit.
    Jim Kearschner spins a gem at Disney Stadium.
    Jim Kearschner spins a gem at Disney Stadium.
    Photos by Kamal Asar.


    2015 MSBL World Series 10/19/15 - 10/23/15

    2015 MSBLDisney Holiday Classic The Boston Wolfpack, playing in their 15 World Series, went 4-2 in pool play. It was fantastic weather and a great week of baseball that ended with Boston losing in the championship game. The highlight of the tournament was a game with the Houston Old Stars who had Roger Clemens on the mound. The Wolfpack countered with the Rocket's former teammate, Dennis 'Oil Can' Boyd. and the game was nationally hyped with professional interviewers brought in as well as play by play annoucers.

    Roger Clemens Oil Can BoydClemens, a seven-time Cy Young Award winner, bested the Pack and Oil Can, 4-1, as the Old Stars scored 3 in on second on a clutch 2-out hit and the Pack couldn't get to Clemens. Mark Moise and German Rivera had two hits a piece and Steve Wolf scored the only Wolfpack run. Details on the game were picked up on MLB, MLB.com, NESN, even TMZ and the Eagle Tribune. The MSBL wrap up of the game can be read here.

    Watch the entire Boston Wolfpack and Oil Can Boyd Against Roger Clemens game!

    The semi final was a rematch with the Houston Old Stars. Clemens was gone and Woody Williams and the rest of the Old Stars were no match for the hungry Pack behind the second complete game by Edgardo Mercado.

    The Championship game was a re-match of last year's final against Team Victory. The Pack lost 4-2 as Victory scored 3 runs in the second inning and held Boston at bay. Details from the MSBL website are here..

    Roger Clemens and Oil Can Boyd
    Boston Wolfpack and Oil Can Boyd face Houston Old Stars and Roger Clemens

    Roger Clemens
    Rocket shakes Pack hands after win.
    Dennis Boyd
    Oil Can Boyd on the mound for the Pack.
    John Collins
    John Collins ready at Tempe Diablo.
    Russ Ward
    Russ Ward in Championship against Victory.
    Edgardo Mercado
    Edgardo Mercado in Semi Final vs. Houston.
    Steve Wolf
    Steve Wolf in pre-game interview.
    Photos by Kamal Asar.


    2015 MSBL Las Vegas Kickoff Classic 3/16/15 - 3/19/15

    2015 MSBLDisney Holiday Classic The Boston Wolfpack were defeated in the title game of 2015 MSBL Las Vegas Kickoff Classic. Forced to play 4 pool games while every other team played 3, the Pack went 3-0-1 and secured the top seed.

    Boston has wins strongpitching from Edgardo Mercado, Miguel Rivera, Bob Cuff and Marco Barragan. But the long weekend took a toll on the Pack and they came out flat in the championship game against Team Victory. A couple early erros and poor hitting wasted a strong outing by Jim Kearschner and the Wolfpack went down 11-1. MSBL website detail are here.

    pool shot
    Boston Wolfpack With Beer and Chicken After the Game.

    Carmelo Bastian
    Carmelo Bastian ropes a double.
    Bob Cuff
    Bob Cuff Dominates in Pool Play.
    Kamal Asar
    Kamal Asar connects with a deep single.
    Miguel Rivera
    Miguel Rivera gets win on the bump.
    Paul Rouseau
    Paul Rousseau puts the tag down in Championship Game.
    Wolfie
    Wolfie not happy after defeat in finals.
    Photos by Hiroko Mochizuki.


    2015 MSBL Disney Holiday Classic 1/16/15 - 1/19/15

    2015 MSBLDisney Holiday Classic The Boston Wolfpack were upset in the 2015 MSBL Disney Holiday Classic in the semi final by the Miami Marlins. Final score was 8-7. It broke a string of 7 straight championships at the Disney Holiday Classic and only the third of 15 tournaments that the Pack did not make the finals.

    The Pack went 3-0 in pool play with victories by Jim Kearschner, Miguel Rivera and Bob Cuff and secured the number one seed. Dave Benedict led all hitters and Doug Flutie and German Rivera had great tournaments. With a bye into the semi finals, Boston came out flat and was quickly down 7-0 in the first innings. The Pack regrouped and battled to the end but came up a run short.

    pool shot
    Boston Wolfpack Dine Out on the Town After the Game.

    Carmelo Bastian
    Bob Cuff on the hill in Disney Stadium.
    Doug Flutie
    Doug Flutie, on base machine.
    Kamal Asar
    Wolfpack can rest easy with Jeff Fox reporting for duty.
    Miguel Rivera
    Web Gem in the middle, 6-4-3.
    Paul Rouseau
    Sean O'Connor at stadium again like 2001.
    Wolfie
    Eddie Fuller on grassy knoll lines a base hit.
    Photos by Hiroko Mochizuki.



    15th Anniversary of the Boston Wolfpack 2001 - 2015

    15th Anniversary The Boston Wolfpack was established in 2001 and entered and won the MSBL Disney Holiday Classic. We have had the good fortune to be able to play competitive baseball for the last 15 years, in 45 MSBL tournaments, and have made many friends and great memories along the way. Thanks to Steve and Brian Sigler, Gary D'Ambrisi and staff for providing the opportunities for us to play baseball and thanks to those in the US Military who keep us all free.


    2014 MSBL World Series 10/19/14 - 10/24/14

    2014 MSBL World Series The Boston Wolfpack went 6-0 in pool play and earned the #1 seed for the third straight year. Sadly, for the second year in a row, the Pack were defeated in the Championship game, this time by Team Victory 12-5 at Tempe Diablo Stadium.

    The Pack defeated all comers besting the Colorado Blues with a strong pitching performance by Dave Benedict and a clutch 3B by Russ Ward in Game 1. Edgardo Mercado threw a complete game, 7-2 win over Team Victory in Game 2 and in Game 3, Chris Arconti went the distance in a 18-1 drubbing of 2014 Champion San Antonio Bombers. Jim Kearschner and Doug Flutie combined in Game 4 to best Team New Era and Marco Barragan won Game 4 over the St Louis Game Face.

    With the #1 seed already wrapped up, the Pack ended the pool round with Game 6 against San Jose. Unfortunately, the Pack lost two players as pitcher Carmelo Morges went down with an elbow strain and Dan Cuff broke his collar bone on an attempted diving catch. Dan was rushed to the ER and patched up. The Pack won 11-4 as Fluite and Ward finished up on the bump.

    The semi final was a rematch of last year's final and featured a duel between two MLB pitchers as Ray Chadwick pitched for Boston and Mike Smith for San Antonio. The Pack jumped on Smith with 2 in the first and 3 in the second for all the game's scoring. Ward had 3 hits and 2 RBIs, Eddie Fuller has 2 hits, 2R, 1 RBI, Mark Moise had a huge 3B and R, and Benedict had and RBI and run scored.

    The Championship game was a re-match of Game 2 with starting pitchers Mercado and Greg Bertand back on the hill for their respective teams. This time, the outcome was different as some Wolfpack missteps and timely hits by Team Victory scuttled the Pack's hopes for a title. Click here to read about it at MSBLNational.com.

    Doug Flutie
    Boston Wolfpack Sings Happy Birthday to Doug.

    Dean Borelli
    Dean Borelli Doubles in Semi Final.
    Eddie Fuller
    Eddie Fuller Rips a Base Hit.
    Mark Moise
    One of Mark Moise's 3 Hits Against San Jose.
    Paul Rousseau
    Paul Rousseau Enjoying Baseball at Papago.
    Miguel Franquiz
    Miguel Franquiz Applies the Tag in Finals.
    Ray Chadwick
    Smitty Peeks at Ray Chadwick Warming Up.
    Photos by Hiroko Mochizuki.


    2014 MSBL Las Vegas Kickoff Classic 3/8/14 - 3/10/14

    2014 MSBL Las Vegas Kickoff Classic The Boston Wolfpack went 3-0 in pool play to earn the number one seed but in a rematch of last year's final, were defeated in the Championship game by Team Victory.

    The Pack struggled in game one against the Las Vegas 50s. Starting pitcher Jim Kearschner kept things close and then Edgardo Mercado took over. A clutch, two out, 2B by Burlin Germany in the 7th tied the game and a two out, two run double by Larry See in the 8th inning propelled the Pack to a 7-5 win.

    In game 2, Miguel Rivera kept Team Victory at bay and the Pack bats plated 6 runs led by Dave Benedict, Eddie Fuller, Jay Hoyt, and Paul Rousseau on their way to a 6-3 win. Richie Figueroa spun a gem in a 15-2 drubbing of the Inland Angels in Game 3. The 17-hit attack clinch #1 seed for the Pack.

    In the semi final, Marco Barragan keep the Long Island Yankees off balance and the Wolfpack won easily, 11-1. Benedict, Fuller Germany and Rivera continued their strong hitting along with Mike Khoury.

    The Championship game was a re-match of the 2013 Final won by Boston. This time, the outcome was different as Victory's bats came alive as the wind picked up and the Pack pitching was not effective. Final 12-7 as Pack goes home runner up. Click here to read about it at MSBLNational.com.

    Boston Wolfpack Prepare for Finals.
    Boston Wolfpack Prepare for Finals.

    Carmelo Bastian
    Carmelo Bastian ropes a double in the semi finals.
    Eddie Fuller
    Eddie Fuller Smashes a Triple in Finals
    Miguel Rivera
    Miguel Rivera pitches a gem in game 2.
    Pre Game Team Carb Loading.
    Pre Game Team Carb Loading.
    Photos by Hiroko Mochizuki.


    2014 MSBL Disney Holiday Classic 1/18/14 - 1/21/14

    2014 MSBL Disney Holiday Classic The Boston Wolfpack won the 2014 MSBL Disney Holiday Classic at Walt Disney's ESPN Wide World of Sports on an extremely cold weekend. Temperatures dipped into the 30's but the Pack's bats stayed hot and Boston was able to secure their ninth Disney crown in 14 straight appearances at the Holiday Classic, their seventh title in a row.

    Jeff Fox led the team in hitting with 14 hits and a .609 average. Double digit hits where also registered by Doug Flutie, Russ Ward and Mike Khoury. Mario Linaris earned tournament MVP, catching all 6 games and hitting .429 including 3 doubles.

    The Wolfpack entered the playoffs 2-1 with pitchers Jim Kearshner and Miguel Rivera recording the victories. In the playoffs, the weather warmed up and so did the Pack. Boston defeated the Westchester Pirates 9-1 in the quarterfinals, Flutie going the distance, and the Jacksonville Vikings in the semi-final 9-4 behind a complete game by Ray Chadwick and a 16-hit attack highlighted by a 3-run double in the first by Linaris.

    In the finals, the Wolfpack faced the Chicago Blue Jays again who had earned the finals with impressive wins over the Maine Diamond Dogs and Nassau Yankees. Bob Cuff threw seven innings allowing nine hits and two runs. The close game was broken open in the 7th with a bases clearing double by Fox that featured all three runners coming down the third base line together. Dave Benedict finished up on the bump to assure a Boston victory. Click here to read about it at MSBLNational.com.

    2014 Disney Holiday Classic Champions
    2014 Disney Holiday Classic Champions

    Dave Benedict
    Dave Benedict steals second in finals.
    Jeff Fox
    Jeff Fox lead team with 14 hits, .609 average.
    Doug Flutie
    Doug Flutie earns win in Quarterfinals.
    German Rivera
    German Rivera launches a missle in the Finals.
    Mario Linaris
    Mario Linaris was tournamnet MVP.
    Russ Ward
    Russ Ward Gets Friendly with Wolf and Flutie Dolls.
    Photos by Jill Crawford.

    Boston Wolfpack Unveils New Unifoms for 2014 1/15/14

    After months of anticipation and speculation, the Boston Wolfpack officially unveiled their new uniforms for 2014 in a private ceremony. It is the sixth uniform change for the Pack since the franchise was organized in 2001.

    2001 2001 2003
    2006 2008 2014

    2013 MSBL World Series 11/13/13 - 11/18/13

    2012 MSBL Wolf SeriesThe Boston Wolfpack were defeated in the finals after going 3-3 in an extremely competitive and balanced 47+ National Division. All four teams had identical 3-3 records but the Wolfpack earned the number one seed by giving up the fewest runs. Mike Smith tossed a complete-game six-hitter to lead his San Antonio Bombers to an 8-2 title game win over the Wolfpack, a day after he threw a complete-game, 2-0 loss to the Tri Valley 40’s, in pool play. Boston scored twice in the first inning on three hits and an error, then collected only three hits the rest of the way. Hardball Write Up here.

    Jim Kearshner
    Jim Kearshner on the Bump at Phoenix Muni.
    Rick Myers
    Rick Myers is Rewarded After Rescue Effort.
    Dean Borelli
    Dean Borelli Swings a Hot Bat at Hohokam.
    Bob Cuff
    Bob Cuff makes his World Series Debut
    Beaten by Bombers
    Beaten by Bombers 3 times.
    Marco Barragan
    Marco brings his own Pack to the game.

    The Pack had wins over Team Victory and Tri Valley 40's twice to secure the top seed. With strong pitching performances by all Boston's pitchers in this very competitive division, the Pack got wins from Ray Chadwick, Rick Myers and Edgardo Mercado backed with solid defense and timely hitting by Dean Borelli, Russ Ward and Larry See, among others.

    2013 MSBL Las Vegas Kickoff Classic 3/9/13 - 3/11/13

    2013 MSBL Las Vegas Kickoff The Boston Wolfpack won the 2013 Las Vegas Kickoff Classic championship in dominating style going 5-0 and avenging painful losses in 2011 and 2012. Defense and pitching were the difference as the Pack gave up 3 or fewer runs in all 5 wins.

    Doug Flutie led off the tournament with a homerun and the gloves were off! Impressive defeats of the Las Vegas Mavericks and Utah Pirates were highlighted by 6 hits by Flutie, 5 hits by Russ Ward and a 1.000 OBP by Carmelo Bastian. Bobby Vegas showed why they named a city after him by crushing a grand slam to put game 2 out of reach. Exemplary pitching by Jim Kearschner and Bob Cuff keep the opponents stifled.

    Needing to throw a near shutout in game 3 to hope for a chance for a bye, the Pack got a 2-1 gem from Richie Figueroa against the Inland Angels. Flutie, who led the team in hits, runs and SBs, singled in the tying run in the 7th and Bill Flutie plated the winning run in the 8th. Having given up 7 runs in 3 games, the Pack waited by the phone to hear the outcome of Team New Era's final game before learning that they won the division and got the bye into the semi-finals.

    The semi final was a re-match of last year's Championship game that Team New Era had won 6-5. The Pack took a 3-0 lead in the 3rd only to have New Era tie it in the bottom half. Then Boston went on to score 10 unanswered runs with key hits by Bill Flutie, Russ Ward, and Dave Benedict. Marco Barragan scattered 9 hits in a complete game win.

    The Championship game was a re-match of the 2011 Final won by Team Victory 5-3. In his second start of the weekend, Kearschner went 6+ innings holding Victory to only one run. Larry See led the Pack with 4 hits and 3 RBIs, Ward crushed a long double and Sac Fly, and Figueroa's two hits paced Boston. Benedict got the save. Click here to read about it at MSBLNational.com.

    2013 Las Vegas Kickoff Classic Champions
    2013 Las Vegas Kickoff Classic Champions

    Doug Flutie
    Doug Flutie Knocks in Tying Run.
    Bobby Iandoli
    Bobby Vegas Iandoli Puts on a Show
    Richie Figueroa wins game 3.
    Richie Figueroa pitches a gem in game 3.
    Russ Ward
    Richie Figueroa and Carmelo Bastian with Hardware.
    Photos by Hiroko Mochizuki.

    2013 MSBL Disney Holiday Classic 1/18/13 - 1/21/13

    2013 MSBL Disney Holiday Classic The Boston Wolfpack won the 2013 MSBL Disney Holiday Classic at Walt Disney ESPN Wide World of Sport under overcast skys in Florida. The Wolfpack again posted a perfect 6-0 record for the week, coming back from a 0-2 deficit to win the Championship over the Jacksonville Vikings. The Pack have won eight Disney titles and were finalists 3 other years in the 13 years at the Holiday Classic. The Wolfpack's 13 year record at the tournament now stands at a remarkable 62-7 including 32 straight games without a defeat.

    Boston got winning pitching performances from Edgardo Mercado, Chris Arconti, Bob Cuff, and Miguel Rivera in the round robin. Doug Flutie and German Rivera led the offense as well as Dave Benedict, Dean Borrelli, and Miguel Franquiz. Benedict got the win in the semi final over the San Antonio Reds and Jim Kearschner the win in the Final with Mercado earning the save and tournament MVP. Click here to read about it at MSBLNational.com.

    2013 Disney Holiday Classic Champions
    2013 Disney Holiday Classic Champions

    Jim Kearschner
    Jim Kearschner spins Championship game win.
    Rob Stephenson
    Rob Stephenson ropes a single.
    German Rivera and Edgardo Mercado
    MVPs Billy Bob Mercado and German Rivera.
    Doug Flutie
    Doug Flutie and the Flakes.

    SeanO Named Head Coach of St. Leo University 12/14/12

    Longtime pitcher for the Boston Wolfpack Sean O'Connor was named Head Baseball Coach of the St. Leo Lions. O'Connor, an alumnus of the University, has been an MLB scout and supervisor for over 15 years. Winning pitcher for the Pack in the 2012 Disney Holiday Classic, SeanO was named one of the Top 10 Scouts in the country in 2011. Congratulations on your future success! Press Release

    UPDATE: 2/12/2012 - The St. Leo Baseball Club released a "Harlem Shake" video and it goes viral landing LeO and SeanO on MLB Network and MyFox Tampa. Watch the video and read the clippings:



    - MLB Network
    - MyFox Tampa
    - Tampa Bay Online

    2012 MSBL World Series 10/29/12 - 11/03/12

    2012 MSBL Wolf Series The Boston Wolfpack went 4-1 in pool play only to come out flat in the semi finals and lose to the eventual champions, Southern Cal Blue Jays. The Pack beat the Jays as well as Tri Valley 40's twice and Team Victory to secure the top seed. Strong pitching performances by Chris Arconti, Marco Barragan, Rick Myers and Edgardo Mercado were backed with solid defense and timely hitting by Abel Vizcarrondo, Scott Ellis and Larry See, among others.

    The Pack visited the Goldfield Ghost Town on their off day and met up with some zombies at the local bordello.

    Billy Bob Mercado
    Billy Bob Mercado defeats Team Victory.
    Russ Ward
    Russ Ward gets up to bat at Hohokam Stadium.
    Sean O'Connor
    Sean O'Connor on the bump at Hohokam.
    Bobby Iandoli
    Bobby Vegas can't believe Pack losing.
    Photos by Hiroko Mochizuki.
    Boston Wolfpack Profiled on MSBL Website 7/9/12

    MSBL WebsiteSteve LaMontia from MSBLNational.com writes a team profile on the Boston Wolfpack on the new MSBL National website. Click here to read about the Pack.

    2012 MSBL Las Vegas Kickoff Classic 3/10/12 - 3/12/12

    2012 MSBL Las Vegas Kickoff The Boston Wolfpack could not overcome a variety of miscues and were defeated in the 2012 Las Vegas Kickoff Classic by Team New Era. The Pack's strong performance was led by Doug Flutie who also picked up the complete game win in the semi finals. Read the write up on MSBLNational.com.

    2012 Las Vegas Kickoff Finalists

    2012 MSBL Disney Holiday Classic 1/13/12 - 1/16/12

    2012 MSBL Disney Holiday Classic The Boston Wolfpack won the MSBL Disney Holiday Classic at Walt Disney ESPN Wide World of Sport. The Wolfpack posted a perfect 6-0 record for the week, outscoring the opposition 64-13 en route to a 7-3 championship game victory over the Birmingham Yankees. The title was Boston's fifth straight at Disney and the victory over the Yankees was its 26th consecutive at the tournament. The Wolfpack's 12-year record at the tournament now stands at 56-7.

    Kevin Curtin pitched a gem in Game 1 to defeat the Bethlehem Stars 3-2. After that, the Pack dominated their opponents including a 10-0 semi final 1-hitter thrown by Edgardo "Billy Bob" Mercado. German Rivers led the team in hitting and Sean O'Connor scattered 3 runs in the finals to led the Pack to a 7-3 victory in the championship. Read the write up on MSBLNational.com.

    2012 Disney Holiday Classic Champions
    2012 Disney Holiday Classic Champions

    Jay Hoyt
    Jay Hoyt lays down the first of 3 bunt singles.
    Bobby Iandoli
    Bobby "Vegas" Iandoli gets an RBI single.
    Bobby Iandoli
    Javier Taboa's smooth hands drop in a hit.
    Bobby Iandoli
    Pack Celebrates 2012 victory.

    2011 MSBL World Series 10/23/11 - 10/28/11

    2011 MSBL World Series The Boston Wolfpack lost in the semi finals of the MSBL World Series in Phoenix, Arizona. The Pack won the World Series in 2008 and were beat in the Finals in 2009.




    Salt River Stadium

    Wolfpack Sweep into BMBL Hall of Fame 7/30/11

    2011 MSBL Disney Holiday Classic Four Boston Wolfpack players were inducted into the Boston Men's Baseball League Hall of Fame. Russ Ward, who has played for almost every Wolfpack team since 2001, Kevin Locke, who was winning pitcher and MVP of the Wolfpack's first championship in the 2001 Disney Holiday Classic, Franz Strassman, the only other guy that names a team after himself, and Steve Wolf were members of this year's class. In 2010, Wolfpacker Steve Donovan was inducted into the BMBL Hall of Fame.


    Wolfpack HOFrs

    2011 MSBL Las Vegas Kickoff Classic 3/12/11 - 3/14/11

    2011 Las Vegas Kickoff Classic The Boston Wolfpack were defeated in the Championship in the Las Vegas Kickoff Classic by Team Victory, 5-3. The Wolfpack went 3-0 in pool round games and crushed the Central California Hogs in the semi finals 21-3 behind the pitching of Kevin Curtin. The Pack jumped to a 3-1 lead in the finals but a couple untimely errors let Team Victory take the lead and then shut down Boston's bats.

    In the pool round, the Pack defeated the Utah Padres 13-0 behind the pitching of Jerry Spencer. Spencer hit a PH homerun in his first at bat as a member of the Wolfpack to help his cause. Game 2 was a 10-3 defeat of the Diamond Dream Mustangs and Game 3 was a 9-8 battle with the nasty Tri Valley Nasty Boys.

    MSBL Las Vegas Kickoff

    2011 MSBL Disney Holiday Classic 1/14/11 - 1/17/11

    2011 MSBL Disney Holiday ClassicESPN WWS The Boston Wolfpack went 4-0 in round robin play and defeated the San Antonio Bombers 4-0 in the semi finals only to have the Championship game rained out. The Pack were named co-Champs with the Tampa Bay DJ's as a result.

    All games were played at the Disney ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex, Spring Training home of the Atlanta Braves. Boston got strong pitching performances from Miguel Rivera, Edgardo Mercado, Kevin Curtin, Chris Arconti and Richie Figueroa. Russ Ward led the team in hitting.

    Russ and the Men
    Miguel, Billy Bob and Packers before final
    Marco Barragan
    Doug Flutie conducts postgame interview
    Larry See
    Larry See singles in Disney Stadium
    Rob Stephenson
    Rob Stephenson doubles against Belthlehem

    2010 MSBL World Series 10/24/10 - 10/29/10

    2010 MSBL World SeriesThe Boston Wolfpack could not cut it, losing in the semi finals of the MSBL World Series in Phoenix, Arizona to Team Victory. The Pack lost their first 3 games, one by blowing a 12-run lead, and found themselves nearly out of playoff contention. Boston then went 2-0-1, beating Tri Valley 40's and So Cal Jays to make the 5th and final playoff spot. Kevin Curtin and Chris Arconti got the wins while Ward GinzuCarmelo Bastain and Russ Ward led the offense. Miguel Franquiz and Bobby Iandoli chipped in with some clutch hits.

    In the quarterfinals, Marco Barragan faced Kip Gross and the Price Cutter Coors team going all 11 innings in the Wolfpack comeback victory. Larry See was locked in going 4-6, 3 2B, 5 RBIs in the 11-8 victory including the game winning 3-run double. But the Pack final hit the wall, playing a fresh Team Victory scoreless through 6 innings, Boston gave up 9 runs and said goodbye to the 2010 season with the satisfaction of winning 3 out of 4 tournaments.

    2010 Las Vegas Open 5/29/10 - 3/31/10

    2010 Las Vegas OpenThe Boston Wolfpack captured the 2010 MSBL Las Vegas Open, sweeping their three pool games and then winning a thriller against Team Victory in the Championship. It was the second Open championship for the Pack who also won in 2008. Boston was the runner up in 2006 and 2007 and did not participate in the 2009 Open which was won by Team Victory.

    A thin Wolfpack team crushed the ball all weekend and got great pitching performances from Marco Barragan, Rick Myers, and Richie Figueroa allowing only 4 runs total the pool games.

    2010 Las Vegas Open Champions
    2010 Las Vegas Open Champions

    In finals, Team Victory broke open a 1-1 tie in the top of the 3rd on a walk, three hits, another hit down the line that everyone but the umpires thought was foul and didn't go after and after 2.5 it was 7-1 Team Victory. Marco Barragan came in to pitch in the 4th and shut Team Victory down giving up only 3 hits the rest of the way.

    Bill Hawkins for Team Victory was cruising as the Wolfpack left men on base in the 3rd, 4th, and 6th without scoring. Then in bottom of the 7th, the Wolfpack finally rallied with Carmelo Bastain leading off with a single followed by two more hits, a HBP, a FC and hits by Miguel Franquiz and Russ Ward. The Pack plated 3 runs and had bases loaded with one out but Hawkins induced a DP to get out of the jam leaving the score now 7-4.

    In bottom of the 8th, Larry See led off with a single, another HBP to Bastain and a double by Bobby Vegas made the score 7-6. Carlos Molinaris singled home the tying run, Glen Burns singled and then with first and third, 2 outs, Franquiz singled home the go ahead run. Barragan gave up a hit in the 9th but the final out was a slow roller to first and the Wolfpack secured the comeback.

    Team Victory defeated the Wolfpack in 2009 LV Kickoff Classic final and had won 7-8 straight tournaments since 2009. The Pool round game was also won by the Boston Wolfpack 6-2 over Team Victory on an impressive pitching performance by Rick Myers that featured a HR off the scoreboard by Larry See.

    The Boston Wolfpack won their third pool game against Tri-Valley 40's to secure the bye into the finals. Richie Figueroa threw a complete game aloowing 3 hits for the 4-1 win. Tri-Valley got a single in the first on 2 hits and a BB and then had only one hit the rest of the way. Wolfpack scored 3 in the 5th on an RBI single by Russ Ward and 2-RBI double by Rosario Carrion. Boston plated an insurance run in the 7th on a safety squeeze by Ward to score Steve Wolf.

    Miguel Franquiz
    Miguel Franquiz knocks in the winning run
    in the bottom of the 8th.
    Marco Barragan
    Marco Barragan throws 6 shutout innings
    in relief to give the Pack a chance.
    Glen Burns
    Glen Burns RBI in the 7th starts Pack
    comeback, then rips a key hit in the 8th.
    Larry See
    Larry See dazzles at 3rd and starts
    big 8th inning rally.
    Russ Ward
    Russ "It is NOT over" Ward
    knocks in a Pack run in the 7th.
    Rosario Carrion
    Rosario Carrion caught all 4 games in
    Vegas heat.

    2010 Grapefruit Classic 3/27/10 - 3/28/10

    2010 Grapefruit ClassicThe Boston Wolfpack swept the 2010 MSBL Grapefruit Classic, winning all four of their games. The first year tournament was held at Terry Park in Ft. Myers, Flordia during Spring Traininig.

    The Wolfpack got great pitching performances from Kevin Curtin, Jay Hoyt, Richie Figueroa and Junior Rentas allowing only 2 runs total in four games.

    Offensive stars included Rentas, Carmelo Bastain, Bobby Iandoli, and tournament MVP German Rivera.

    2010 Grapefruit Classic Champions
    2010 Grapefruit Classic Champions
    Kevin Curtin
    Kevin Curtin Spins Gem in Game 1
    Carmelo Bastain
    Carmelo Bastain laces a hit.
    Bobby Iandoli
    Bobby "Vegas" Puts on Another Show
    Richie Figueroa and German Rivera
    Richie Figueroa and German Rivera

     

    Wolfpack Baseball Ambassadors to Cuba 2/14/10 - 2/21/10

    Baseball AdventuresRuss WardThrough Baseball Adventures, Wolfpack players Russ Ward and Steve Wolf travelled to Cuba to be Baseball Ambassadors and play baseball against former Cuban National Team Players.

    Read more about trip and how Russ Ward became a Cuban legend here.

     

    Wolfpack Players Hold Clinic in the Bahamas 1/28/10 - 1/31/10

    Bahamas Baseball FederationRuss Ward Wolfpack players Sean O'Connor and Steve Wolf conducted a four day baseball camp in Nassau, The Bahamas for the Bahamas Baseball Federation. Read more about trip and potential TV show here.

    2010 Disney Holiday Classic 1/15/10 - 1/18/10

    2010 Disney Holiday ClassicThe Boston Wolfpack captured the 2010 MSBL Disney Holiday Classic for their third consecutive title defeating the San Antonio Brewers 3-0 in the Finals.

    Sean O'Connor pitched a complete game shut out and over came several errors and baserunning miscues to pick up the win. The Pack picked up two in the first on a single by Rosaio Carrion and a double by Carmelo Bastain. They then stranded nine runners until finally scoring an insurance run in the 8th on back-to-back doubles by German Rivera and Richie Figueroa.

    Boston dominated in the pool round behind the hitting of Carrion, Russ Ward, Bastain, and Rivera scoring 39 runs in 3 games behind the pitching of Jimmy Lee, Frank Watson, and Scott Combs. In the semi-final, Figueroa pitched 7 shutout innings while John Collins, Ward, and Rivera scored a combined 10 runs as the Pack defeated the Orlando Blazers 15-1.

    2010 Disney Holiday Classic Champions
    2010 Disney Holiday Classic Champions
    2010 MVP Rosario Carrion
    MVP Rosaio Carrion and Steve Wolf
    Carmelo, Richie, German, and Rosie
    Carmelo, Richie, German, and Rosie
    Sean O'Connor
    Sean O'Connor Throws Shutout
    Carmelo Bastain
    Carmelo Bastain Doubles Home a Run
    Richie, Glen, and Russ
    Semi Final Winner Richie Figueroa with Russ Ward and Glen Burns
    Collins, Ward, and Lowery
    John Collins, Russ Ward and Ben Lowry
    Ward and SeanO
    Champion game pitcher, Sean O'Connor

    2009 World Series 10/23/09 - 10/30/09

    2009 World SeriesThe Boston Wolfpack were defeated in the 2009 MSBL World Series Championship, 4-2, by Team New Era. The Pack represented Boston well in the 35+ American Division with only one player under age 46. Paul Rousseau led the Wolfpack with 14 hits (.438) and catching 5 of 9 games over 6 days.

    Chris Arconti had two wins and gave all he had in the finals on no days rest (24 total innings for the week). Marco Barragan also had two wins including a gutsy performance in the semi final victory over the Kansas City Astros and a pool round win over defending champions Team Easton. Rick Myers helped clinch the Division Title with a 9-5 victory over Team New Era in the pool round with Tony Castro closing. Anyone for best of three?


    Paul Rousseau Doubles in Finals at Tempe

    Wolfpack Discuss 'Cat-Like' Features at Tempe Diablo

    Tony Castro Flashed Leather at 3B and Closed

    2009 Las Vegas Kickoff Classic 3/13/09 - 3/15/09

    2009 Las Vegas Kickoff ClassicThe Boston Wolfpack again made it to the championship of the 2009 Las Vegas Kickoff Classic only to be defeated by Team Victory 5-4, failing to defend their 2008 title. The 'Pack got pool game wins from George Johnson and Chris Arconti. The loss ended the Wolfpack tournament win streak at 5.

     

    Dennis "Oil Can" Boyd
    Oil Can Boyd throws for the 'Pack
    Russ Ward
    Russ Ward laces a single

    2009 Disney Holiday Classic 1/16/09 - 1/19/09

    2009 Disney Holiday ClassicThe Boston Wolfpack won the 2009 MSBL Disney Holiday Classic for the second consecutive year defeating the San Antonio Bombers 14-1 in the Finals.

    Sean O'Connor, pitching in his first game since shoulder surgery, keep the Bombers bats quiet while he waited for the 'Pack to get him some support. Finally, in the 7th inning, Miguel Franquiz led off with a single and the next 8 hitters got on base highlighted by 2 2-run single by German Rivera and a 3-run double by Dave Garofano. Boston plated 13 runs in the inning to take command of the game. Bobby "Vegas, Phoenix, Anywhere" Iandoli was the tournament MVP batting .800 with 12 hits. The Wolfpack Scored 80 runs in 6 games and got stellar pitching and defense. Russ Ward and Junior Rentas had big hits every game while everyone on the team had a great hitting tournament.

    2009 Disney Holiday Classic Champions
    2009 Disney Holiday Classic Champions
    Bob Iandoli and Russ Ward
    Second to None: MVP Bobby I and Russ Ward
    Dave Garofano
    Dave "Rhino" Garofano Doubles in 3
    Miguel Franquiz
    Miguel to Carmelo to retire the side
    German Rivera
    German Rivera lines another hit

    Victories were earned by Jim Lee, Rick Myers, and Scott Combs in the three pool games with Richie Figueroa picking up the win in the Semi Finals versus the Bethlehem Stars.

    Jimmy Lee
    Jimmy Lee earned the W in Game 1
    Junior Rentas
    Junior Rentas at Disney Stadium
    Richie Figueroa
    Richie Fig Wins Semis
    Sean O'Connor
    SeanO Back on the Hill
    Russ Ward
    Russ Ward Ranges

     

    Ward of the Rings 11/13/08

    Congratulations to Wolfpack player Russ Ward for winning his second ring of the year in Clearwater last week in the MSBL Fall Classic. For 2008, Russ was on 5 National Championship teams, one Boston Championship team, and one New Hampshire Championship team. Squeezed in between all that, he was inducted into the North Reading High School Hall of Fame. A statue is being commissioned for Windham Town Square later this month.

    Read more and watch the video here.

     

    2008 World Series 10/19/08 - 10/24/08

    MSBL World SeriesThe Boston Wolfpack won the 2008 MSBL World Series 45+ Wood Bat National Division over the So Cal Stars, 7-3. MVP Richie Figueroa picked up the win, scattering 6 hits over 7 innings while also going 3-4, 2B, with 2 RBIs. Miguel Franquiz, Roger Dean, Bobby Iandoli, Jim Fier, and the rest of the 'Pack peppered Stars pitcher Mike Hartley for 12 hits while Franquiz, Iandoli, and Mark Moise flashed the leather on defense. Every player on the roster contributed during the week long tournament, including Russ Ward, who has been on all 8 Wolfpack World Series teams, and helped earn Boston a ring.

    2008 World Series Champions
    2008 World Series Champions - 45+ National Wood

    Boston won their first 5 pool games with wins over Aqua Dulce Reds (twice), California Old Blues, Dallas Blue Stars, and the So Cal Stars. The Pack was defeated by Dallas in the last pool game but had clinched the Division Title and drew the bye into the Finals. Dickie Pacino, Rich Erwin, Chris Arconti, George Johnson, and Rick Myers picked up the victories with the help of big hits all tournament by Glen Burns, Iandoli, Figueroa, Paul Rousseau, and Rosario Carrion among others.

    Hoy está bueno! Be-Be-Be-Be! Arriba el son!!!!

    Dickie Pacino
    Dickie Pacino at Papago
    Carmelo Bastain
    Roasio Carrion
    Paul Rousseau
    Mark Moise
    Miguel Franquiz
    Ricardo Figueroa
    Bobby Iandoli
    Miguel Franquiz
    Rosario Carrion
    Ricardo Figueroa
    Carmelo Bastain
    Russ Ward
    Geln Burns
    Chris Arconti
    Russ Ward
    Richie Fig
    World Series Trophy

    It is the Wolfpack's 8th World Series tournament and first championship. With this title, the Boston Wolfpack has won all 4 MSBL National Tournaments in 2008, a tribute to a great bunch of guys that love to play baseball.

    Russ' adventure on his return to Boston

    Ward of the Rings 9/29/08

    Russ Ward Wolfpack mainstay Russ Ward was inducted into the North Reading High School Hall of Fame as the US Congress worked feverishly to prevent the collapse of the World's financial markets. Homeland Security led by Captain Kelley McCormick launches investigation...

    Click on image to see Ward's Hall of Fame Plaque.

     

     

    2008 Las Vegas Open 5/24/08-5/26/08

    Las Vegas OpenThe Boston Wolfpack captured the 2008 Las Vegas Open with a 6-4 triumph over Team Victory. It was the Pack's 7th trip to the Open, 3rd time in the finals, and first championship. The competition again was awesome with a 0-0 game through 9-innings that Boston eventually lost 2-1 in 11 to Team Victory and an 1-0 semi-final victory for the Pack against Team USA. The Wolfpack has now won 3 straight tournaments and have been to the finals 6 out of the last 7 tournaments we've competed in.



    2008 Las Vegas Open Champions

    In Finals, Junior Rentas got the win in relief. Mark Moise knocked in two with a two out single in top of the ninth with the bases loaded. Awesome performance put in by all especially Richie Figueroa (2 hit 1-0 shutout in semis), Bill Speakman (8+ IP in pool win over Team USA), Paul Rousseau (.533), Carmello Bastian (5 RBIs), and Bobby "Vegas" Iandoli.

    Raul Rousseau
    Bill Speakman
    Junior Rentas
    Boston Wolfpack

    "Carrrrr-mellllllllllo...... o-o-o-o! Carrrrr-mellllllllllo...... o-o-o-o!"

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    2008 Las Vegas Kickoff Classic 3/15/08-3/17/08

    The Boston Wolfpack parlayed their winning ways and captured the 2008 Las Vegas Kickoff Classic, defeating the San Diego Stars 14-6 in the finals. After losing game 1 to John Denny and the Vegas Rattlers, the 'Pack won 4 straight to take their first Vegas championship.

    The 'Pack rolled off victories from Bill Speakman, Rich Erwin and Rick Myers behind the powerful hitting of manada de lobos, Rosario Carrion, Carmello Bastian, and Ricardo Figueroa. The supporting cast of the Utah Boys, GPS Man (Ben Z.), and Ralphy Caputo provided the Wolfpack with enough to win after being bridemaids for the last 3 years.


    2008 Las Vegas Kickoff Classic Champions

    Richie Fig pitched 7+ innings in the finals against the San Diego Stars and Tony Walker. Myers, who got the complete game victory in the semi-final, picked up the save. Figueroa's 2-out double with the bases loaded in the bottom of the eighth broke open a tight game as the Wolfpack plated 5 runs in the 8th to secure their first Championship in Las Vegas. More details to follow...

    Carmelo Bastain
    Richie Figueroa
    3 Amigos
    Rick Myers

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    2008 Disney Holiday Classic 1/18/08-1/21/08

    The Boston Wolfpack won the 2008 MSBL Disney Holiday Classic held at Disney Wide World of Sports, Spring Training Home of the Atlanta Braves. The Pack avenged their loss in the 2007 Finals to Puerto Rico by defeating them 5-4 in the semi-finals. Richie Figueroa pitched a complete game that featured several game saving defensive plays while the offensive hero was Dave Garofano who had a 2-run triple to break a 3-3 tie. Boston then shut out the surprising South Jersey Phillies in the Championship game, 5-0, behind the complete game masterpiece by Rick Myers. Wolfpack previously won the Disney Holiday Classic in 2001 and 2003 but had since been to the Finals three times without another title.


    2008 Disney Holiday Classic Champions

    The Pack went 3-0 in the pool round, winning game one against the DC Cards 13-4. Jim Lee got the win and Garofano went 3-3. Mike Whatley then threw a no-hitter in game two against the South Jersey Phillies with the final score being 17-3 in the rain. No one realized at the time that this Phillies team would make the finals. Boston then won the third pool game 7-0 against the LA Crude behind the pitching of Dennis Bresnahan and key hits by Ken Connerty and German Rivera.

    The Semi-Final game pitted the Wolfpack against the Puerto Rico Rangers, the same team that defeated the Pack in last year's final. Boston took leads of 1-0 and 3-1 only to have the Rangers knot things up. Then in the 8th, after a HBP to John Collins and a BB to Rivera, Dave 'Rhino' Garofano laced a triple by the right fielder to put the Wolfpack ahead for good. Puerto Rico got two on in the 9th with no outs but Richie Figueroa was able to close out the inning leaving the tying run on third. In the other semi-final, the Philles, led by manager Wayne Baker, destroyed the undefeated Bethlehem Stars 13-2 to force a rematch with Boston.

    German Rivera
    Rick Myers
    Paul Rousseau
    2008 Trophy Presentation
    Disney Scoreboard

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    Rhino Inducted into Hall of Fame 12/20/07

    Dave Garofano Congratulations to Wolfpack teammate David "Rhino" Garofano for his induction into the North Shore Baseball League's Hall of Fame. Let's all have a round of Jack and cokes to celebrate the occassion.

    To read more, click here.

     

     

     

    2007 World Series 11/21/07-11/26/07

    World SeriesThe Boston Wolfpack competed in the 20th MSBL World Series this October in Phoenix, Arizona. The 'Pack went 4-2 in pool play and were defeated in the semi-finals by the RI Salty Dogs, 10-7 in the 45+ Wood Bat Division.

    The Pack was joined by Dennis "Oil Can" Boyd who was a member of the 1986 Boston Red Sox World Series team. The Can pitched 18 innings, giving up one run and earning a win and a no-decision. Rich Erwin, Rick Myers, and Dave Joseph picked up the other wins. Jim Fier and Russ Ward led the attack while the entire team contributed on both offense and defense. On Day 3, Boston stumbled and got swept in a DH that eventually would cost them the bye and possibly the tournament. The Pack roared back on Day 4 to beat the St. Louis Gameface behind the pitching of Joseph and timely hitting by Richie Figueroa and Boyd.

    Without the bye, the Pack went to work against the East Valley Yankees in the quarterfinals. Oil Can pitched 9 innings in 85 degrees and gave up on run. The Pack tied the game in the bottom of the 9th, when Boyd led off the inning with a single. Steve Wolf pinch ran and stole second. Fier bunted him to third and Wolf scored on a single by John Collins. Figueroa came on in relief and held the Yankees scoreless in the 10th and 11th. Boston pushed across the winning run in the bottom of the 11th on a bases loaded single by Collins after singles by Kevin Locke andd Rick Myers, and walk to Fier loaded the bases.

    Having to play an extra game, and with that game going extra innings, the Pack faced a big challenge facing a rested RI team with 30 players on their roster. In spite of a few errors, the Wolfpack clung to a 7-6 lead into the 7th inning but were unable to keep the Salty Dogs at bay.

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    2007 Las Vegas Open 5/28/07-5/28/07

    The Boston Wolfpack finished second in the 2007 Las Vegas Open, losing to the Aqua Dulce Reds in the Championship Game 15-6. It was the third tournament in a row that the Wolfpack made it to the finals and the second year in a row making the finals of the Open.

    The Pack fought back from an 0-2 start, losing both games by a total oof 3 runs. They avenged their loss in the Kickoff finals to the SoCal Angels in game 3, sending the Angels home and qualifying Boston for the last playoff spot. The Pack then upset top seeded San Diego Stars in the Semi-finals behind clutch pitching and hitting by Richie Figueroa and Rick Myers. In the finals, Myers came back again to start and the Pack jumped to a 3-0 lead. Boston still held onto a 4-3 lead after 5 but in the 6th, AD finally took advantage of Boston's tired pitching and broke the game open.

    2007 Boston Wolfpack

    The Pack got steller performances from Mark Moise, who caught all five games while batting leadoff and hitting .619 for the tournament and Richie Fig batted .650 and hit a grand slam in Game 1 to tie it up. Jim Fier and Glen Burns were two newcomers that tore the cover off the ball and we witnessed the emergence of Bobby Vegas

    Rick Myers
    Mark Moise
    Wolfpack Conference
    Rich Erwin

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    2007 Las Vegas Kick-Off Classic 3/17/07-3/19/07

    Las Vegas Kickoff A scrappy Wolfpack Team made up of many new faces scratched and clawed their way to another Championship Game at the Las Vegas Kick-Off Classic only to lose a heart breaker to the So. Calif. Angels by a score of 10-8.

    The 'Pack went 3-1 in Pool Play and then beat the Atlanta Giants in the quarters behind Rich Erwin and the Twin Cities Crosstown Traffic in the Semis behind Franz Strassman. After jumping to a 6-0 in the Finals versus the Angels, Boston could not stop the bleeding and we left one win short of their goal once again.

    The Pack enjoyed game time temperatures in the high 80's while back home was hit with 10 inches of snow and cold.


    Scott Ellis behind the dish.

    Rick Myers gets the W

    Myers rips a double too!

    Houston, we have a problem.

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    2007 Disney Holiday Classic 1/12/07-1/15/07

    2007 Holiday ClassicThe Boston Wolfpack were defeated in the finals of the Disney Holiday Classic by the Puerto Rico Royals, 9-5. With the score tied 3-3, in the 4th, the Royals took advantage of a couple Boston errors to take the lead for good. The Wolfpack battled to the end and had the tying run at the plate when the game ended.

    The Wolfpack went undefeated in Pool Play, with wins from Russ Ward, Kevin Locke, and Tom Kelly, and beat San Antonio in the semi-finals behind Sean O'Connor.

    2007 Disney Wolfpack Team
    Sean and Russ
    Sean O'Connor and Russ Ward
    Richie Figueroa
    Richie Figueroa hits a bomb at Disney.

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    2006 World Series 10/23/06-10/28/06
    The Wolfpack competed in the 2006 MSBL World Series in Phoenix, Arizona in October. The team ended 2-2-1 and in 4th place, eventually losing the play-in game against K&Z PorkStore Senators.



    2006 Boston Wolfpack
    The Fedlock Falcons won the 38+ Wood Bat National Division Championship, the toughest division in the tournament, with the help of 37 year old Pete Schourek... yeah, you do the math. The Pack had great games against Kansas City Charlie's Boyz and Price Cutter Coors with Kevin Curtin and Russ Ward pitching gems.
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    Tokyo Invasion 8/22/06
    The Wolfpack goes international when casted to play olde time baseball players for a Japanese television commercial for the vodka, Iichiko. Seven Wolfpack players dressed inperiod uniforms and equipment, the same uniforms worn in Field of Dreams, and were filmed hitting, pitching, and fielding.  After the day of shooting, the 'Pack has a toast with Iichiko. Kompai!
    Iichko Fliming


    2006 Las Vegas Open 5/27/06-5/29/06

    The Wolfpack lost in the Championship game 15-3 to La Matanzas.  Russ Ward took the loss.  John Collins had 3 hits in the defeat. To reach the finals, the 'Pack defeated Team USA in the semi final 5-4 behind the pitching of Rich Erwin and timely hitting of John Denney and Frank Kowalski. Russ Ward picked up the win in the first pool games against the Nor Cal Tornados. Collins, Kowalski and Steve Wolf led the offense but not enough pitching did the 'Pack in. 



    Boston Wolfpack
    2006 Las Vegas Open Finalists
    Russ Ward
    Russ Ward stands in at Durango HS
    Bobby Iandoli
    Bobby Vegas at first.

    Yes, this is a Photoshop pic.
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    2006 Disney Holiday Classic 1/13/06-1/16/06

    Disney Holiday ClassicThe Wolfpack participated in the MSBL Holiday Classic for the sixth straight year.  The 'Pack lost their opener to the Chester County Cobras 11-5 after blowing a 5-0 lead.  Jimmy Lee pitched for Boston but hit the wall in the 5th after only 3 hours sleep because of a delayed flight and rental car shortage the night before.  The highlight of the game was Mike Khoury's 400 foot bomb over the bullpen in right field at Disney's Wide World of Sports Stadium.  This 'Pack team was managed by legendary North Reading coach Frank Carey and the team consisted of 5 alumni of Coach Carey's high school program.

    The 'Pack went on to win their next two games plus the Quarterfinals against the Boston Braves, but then lost a squeaker to the Jacksonville Vikings 3-2 in the Semi-Finals.

    Boston Wolfpack
    Garofano and Khoury
    Dave Garofano chats with Mike Khoury

    Former Brew Crew Take in Disney
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    2005 MSBL World Series 10/26/05-10/30/05

    2005 MSBL World SeriesThe Boston Wolfpack lost in the semi-finals again in Phoenix to the Connecticut Bristol team.







    2005 Las Vegas Open 5/27/05-5/30/05

    The Boston Wolfpack returned to sunny Nevada for the Las Vegas Open from May 28-30 over Memorial Day Weekend. The 'Pack dominated their first two games, defeating the Las Vegas Reds 13-2 and Rogue Valley 14-1. They are scheduled to play the Sacramento Rivercats at 11:30 Sunday morning before advancing to the Age 38+ Division playoffs. 60 teams are playing in this round-robin tournament.

    Last year, the Boston Wolfpack finished 4-1 overall, losing in the semifinals to the defending National Division World Series Champion Tri-Valley 40's.

    2005 Disney Holiday Classic 1/12/05-1/15/05

    In last year's Classic, the Wolfpack finished 3-0 in Round Robin play where they outscored their opponents 42-8. They went on to beat the Boca Marlins 4-1 in the semifinals before losing to the Jacksonville Vikings in the Finals.






    Boston Wolfpack

    2004 World Series 10/12/04-10/15/04

    The Wolfpack lost in the semi finals 1-0 to eventual champions Fedlock Falcons. The Pack beat Fedlock in pool play 2-1, but could not get the bats going in the rematch. The Wolfpack only gave up 3 runs over their last 5 games, yet lost two of them.




    Wolfpackers in Fever Pitch 10/15/04

    The Farrelly Brothers came to Boston to film Fever Pitch, a movie about a fanatical Red Sox fan who has to choose between his team and a new girlfriend.  Several Boston MSBL'rs were used as extras including Boston Wolfpack players Russ Ward, John Collins, Dana Johnson, Michael Sawyer and Steve Wolf.





    Jimmy Fallon joins the extras of Fever Pitch after final day of shooting.

    2004 Las Vegas Open 5/12/04-XX/15/04


    Las Vegas Open: Boston Wolfpack finished 4-1, losing in the semi-finals to the defending National Division World Series Champion Tri-Valley 40's. The 'Pack had a one run lead in the bottom of the 7th but could not hang on.




    2004 Disney Holiday Classic 5/12/04-XX/15/04

    The Wolfpack finished 3-0 in the 38+ Division in Round Robin play where they outscored their opponents 42-8. They went on to beat the Boca Marlins 4-1 in the semifinals before losing to the Jacksonville Vikings in the Finals.







    Boston Wolfpack

    2003 World Series XX/12/03-XX/15/03

    The Boston Wolfpack (6-2) lost in the Championsip Game of the Age 38+ Wood Bat Division World Series to the Kansas City Royals, 7-3. The Pack had a great run, going 4-1 in Pool Play and followed that up with 3 hard fought playoff games, only go come up one game short.


    2003 World Series Team
    Pool Play (4-1)
    Playoffs (2-1)
    Wolfpack 4 @ Denver Capitals 1 E. Providence Yankees 5 @ Wolfpack 12 (QtrFinals)
    Wolfpack 23 @ E. Providence Yankees 0 Wolfpack 6 @ Fedlock Falcons 5 14in(SemiFinals)
    KC Royals 1 @ Wolfpack 2 KC Royals 7 @ Wolfpack 3 (Championship)
    Fedlock Falcons 6 @ Wolfpack 3  
    Westchester Mets 2 @ Wolfpack 11  

    2003 Las Vegas Open XX/12/03-XX/15/03

    The Boston Wolfpack competed in the Las Vegas Open from May 24th to May 26th in the Age 38+ division of this wood bat tournament. They finished 3-2, losing to the Sacramento Rivercats 5-4 in the semi-finals.

     

    2003 Disney Holiday Classic XX/12/03-X/15/03

    For the 2nd time in 3 years, the Wolfpack won the MSBL Holiday Classic in Walt Disney World during MLK Weekend. The Wolfpack is now 14-2 over three years at this event, winning the championship in 2003 and 2001 and runner-up in 2002.

    Boston Wolfpack -- Record 6-0
    Defeated South Jersey 20-0
    Defeated Chicago 10-7
    Defeated Sun Coast 9-8
    Defeated Atlanta 13-7 (quarters)
    Defeated Sun Coast 16-5 (semis)
    Defeated Jacksonville 9-5 (finals)


    2003 Disney Holiday Classic Champions

    2002 World Series XX/12/02-XX/15/02


    2002 MSBL World Series2-4 pool.







    Wolfpack Team
    Ozzie Virgil
    Alex Masel
    Jimmy Gratta

    2002 Disney Holiday Classic XX/12/02-XX/15/02

    Boston Wolfpack -- Record 4-1

    Defeated Baltimore 19-0
    Defeated Orlando 21-4
    Defeated San Antonio 8-5
    Defeated Chicago 16-6 (semis)
    Lost to Boca 8-3 (finals)



    2001 World Series 10/29/01-11/02/01

    MONDAY OCTOBER 29
    Connecticut Bristol 13, Wolfpack 6 (record 0-1)
    Alex Masel, 4-4, HR, 3 RBI; Ozzie Virgil, 3-4, 2 RBI Wolfpack 9
    Tri Valley Tigers 8 (record 1-1)
    Paul Calvi, 3-5, HR, 2B, 2 RBI, Alex Masel 3-5, Russ Ward 2-4, HR, 3 RBI; Dickie Pacino, 3-4
    TUESDAY OCTOBER 30
    Dallas Diamondbacks 8, Wolfpack 5 (record 1-2)
    Ozzie Virgil 3-4; Kevin Locke, 2-out, bases-loaded double scored 3 to make it 4-2 in the 7th, but Mel Hall (formerly of the NY Yankees) hit a 3-run HR to cap a 6-run 8th to lead come from behind Dallas victory.
    WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 31
    Wolfpack 26, Houston Black Sox 7 (record 2-2)
    LA Colt 45's 12, Wolfpack 5 (record 2-3)
    THURSDAY NOVEMBER 1
    Wolfpack 23, S. California Yankees 12 (record 3-3)
    FRIDAY NOVEMBER 2
    Playoffs - Quarterfinals Wolfpack 17, St. Louis Game Face 4
    Offense power supplied by Russ Ward, Paul Calvi, Alex Masel, and a three-run bomb by Ozzie Virgil. Tremendous pitching performance by Steve Donovan.
    Playoffs - Semi Finals Connecticut Bristol 6, Wolfpack 3 (eliminated)

    2001 Downeast Woodbat Classic XX/03/01-XX/05/01

    Downeast Wood Bat ClassicGame 1 - Wolfpack 5, Maine Reds 2
    Game 2 - Wolfpack 12, Albany Braves 6
    Game 3 - Acton Orioles 7, Wolfpack 6
    Semifinals - Long Island Mets 5, Wolfpack 4 (13 innings)

     
     

    2001 Disney Holiday Classic XX/12/01-XX/15/01

    2001 Disney Holiday ClassicGame 1: Wolf Pack 21, Boca Marlins 9 Kevin Locke got the win as the Wolf Pack defeated the defending champion Boca Marlins. Dickie Pacino led the attack with a HR and 2 doubles. Sean O'Connor pitched the final three innings for the save.

    Game 2: Wolf Pack 9, Chicago Yankees 6 Gary Keil started and got the win. Paul Calvi played spectacular defense at SS and went 2-4 including a 2 run double in the 8th to seal the victory. Sean O'Connor pitched the final three innings for the save.

    Game 3: Charlestown Yankees 18, Wolf Pack 8 Having clinched a playoff spot, the Wolf Pack rested their tired pitchers.

    Semi Finals: Wolf Pack 16, Orlando Select 12 Sean O'Connor pitched 9 strong innings as the Wolf Pack defeated last season's tournament runner ups. Steve Wolf hit a 3-run HR and Paul Calvi, Kevin Locke, Clair Crandall and Tim Finnegan had 3 hits a piece.

    Finals: Wolf Pack 14, Charlestown Yankees 7 In a re-match against Charlestown at Disney Stadium, Kevin Locke pitched a complete game victory as Boston Wolf Pack won the 2001 Disney Holiday Classic!! After falling behind 5-0 after two, the Wolf Pack outscored the Yankees 14-2 the rest of the way. Dickie Pacino went 2-4 with 2 doubles and 4 RBIs. Sean O'Connor went 4-4, Steve Wolf 3-4, Kevin Locke 3-5, and Paul Calvi 3-5 with 3 RBIs in a balanced attacked that brought home the Championship.

    Team MVP: Kevin Locke -- Locke went 2-0 in the tournament with wins over last year's champions and this year's runner-ups. He also hit over .500 and knocked in a ton of runs. Equally as valuable were Sean O'Connor, who won one game and saved two, while batting 1.000 and Dickie Pacino who crushed the ball the entire tournament and had two huge doubles in the Championship game.

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    Kevin Locke
    MVP Kevin Locke Earns Win in Finals
    Dave Valdanbrini
    Dave Valdanbrini Stabs a Liner at 3rd
    Boston Wokfpack
    2001 Disney Holiday Classic Champions


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