Somerville Alibrandis: 2016 YBL Champs
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Your 2016 Yawkee Baseball League Champions, Somerville Alibrandis.

Your 2016 Yawkee Baseball League Champions, Somerville Alibrandis.

By Mark Desroches
Courtesy of Yawkee Baseball League

Anything is possiblllllllllllle…move over Boston Celtics there is a new local franchise who can boast 17 Championship Titles. In Game 4 the Somerville Alibrandis franchise was able to win 7-4 completing the series sweep and winning the 2016 Yawkey League Championship. Somerville has been to the YBL Finals 17 times in its history and they have won every single time, 17-0.

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Somerville residents run Falmouth for time, charity
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The Falmouth Road Race took place on Sunday, August 21, and several runners from Somerville completed the race.

Last Sunday’s race was the 44th running of the event which takes participants over challenging hills and across sun-drenched flats along the coast from Woods Hole to Falmouth Heights on Cape Cod.

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YBL Championship Series: Game 1 recap
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Alibrandis beat out the Al Thomas Athletics in game one of the league finals Monday night. ~ Photo courtesy Craig Henry (craighenry@mac.com)

Alibrandis beat out the Al Thomas Athletics in game one of the league finals Monday night. ~ Photo courtesy Craig Henry (craighenry@mac.com)

By Mark Desroches
Courtesy of Yawkee Baseball League

As has been very common this post-season, home field advantage has been quickly stripped from the higher seed. I’m sure this doesn’t matter to teams like ATBC and Alibrandis as they are equipped to pitch, hit and play defense anywhere, anytime. Game 1 saw the #1 Al Thomas Athletics get out to a 1-0 lead in the 3rd which only started a night of two heavyweights standing in the middle of the ring going toe to toe trading punches. Alibrandis tied it in the 4th and ATBC would quickly take the lead once again.

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2016 Yawkey League playoffs underway
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Somerville Alibrandis face off with the East Boston Knights in the first round of the 2016 Yawkee Baseball League championship playoffs. ~Photo by Kevin Dickinson

Somerville Alibrandis face off with the East Boston Knights in the first round of the 2016 Yawkee Baseball League championship playoffs. — Photo by Kevin Dickinson

Courtesy of Yawkey Baseball League

In 2015 they were the top 2 seeds in the YBL tourney and battled in the Championship Round. This year they will meet again, but this rematch takes place in the first round.

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Somerville Alibrandis’ Jon Morse: Pitcher of the Week, June 27 – July 3
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Jon Morse of Somerville Alibrandis’ was named Pitcher of the Week for the week of June 27 – July 3.

Jon Morse of Somerville Alibrandis’ was named Pitcher of the Week for the week of June 27 – July 3.

By Yawkee Baseball League

With America’s Birthday shortening the schedule of games the week of June 27 – July 3, there was no shortage of pitching performances deserving of POW notoriety. After some deliberation, the award went to Jon Morse of the Somerville Alibrandis.

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Conte, Higgins to skate in Bay State Games
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By Josh Glionna

Somerville residents Kaleigh Conte and Shannon Higgins will be participating in the Bay State Games for the Metro girls hockey team this summer.

Conte is entering her junior year as a defenseman at Phillips Exeter Academy. This is Conte’s third summer skating with the Metro team.

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SYSO Girls Fastpitch 10U Championship
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Your 2016 Somerville Youth Softball Organization (SYSO) Girls Fastpitch 10U Champions, the Somerville Hurricanes.

Your 2016 Somerville Youth Softball Organization (SYSO) Girls Fastpitch 10U Champions, the Somerville Hurricanes.

By Bob Schofield

The last softball game of the 2016 Somerville Youth Softball Organization (SYSO) Girls Fastpitch 10U Championship series was an epic battle between two great teams; Somerville Hurricanes vs. Somerville Cyclones.

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Somerville’s Emmett Easton impresses at Fenway
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Somerville’s Emmett Easton proudly showed off his Second Place award at Fenway Park.

Somerville’s Emmett Easton proudly showed off his Second Place award at Fenway Park.

By Bob Schofield

Somerville Little League’s own Emmett Easton came in Second Place in the 7/8-year-old baseball division of the 2016 Pitch, Hit & Run Team Championship at Fenway Park this past weekend.

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