The Erland Construction Pirates met the Twins on Monday June 29 to play for the Ripken Major Championship at Joe Keohane Field. In a close pitching duel the Pirates edged the Twins three to two to claim the 2015 Championship title.
Ricky Vittum pitched the first three innings for the Pirates and retired the first eight batters with four strike outs. In the third walks to Drew McGowan and Mike Marchese brought up Nick Heisler who had a great district tournament. Heisler grounded up the middle for a sure hit but Ryan O'Halloran ranged over and was able to get the force at second to end the threat.
The Pirates scored all their runs in the first inning. Matt Pinkham walked to start the game against John Trowbridge. Jack Jay flied to deep center but Eshaan Datar made a nice catch for the first out. Ryan O'Halloran then singled to right moving Pinkham to third. O'Halloran promptly stole second, Ricky Vittum then reached on an error by the third baseman allowing Pinkham to score and he moved to second. Shane Mahoney then singled to right to score both O'Halloran and Vittum to put the Pirates up three to nothing after one. Trowbridge then settled down and struck out the side in the second for the Twins. Heisler came on to pitch the third for the Twins. Pinkham singled to right and O'Halloran reached on a fielder's choice as Pinkham's speed allowed him to beat the throw to second. Vittum sacrificed both runners over but Heisler struck out the next batter to end the threat.
Joey Edwards, who has pitched great for the Pirates all year came on the pitch the fourth for the Pirates and struck out the first batter he faced. Trowbridge reached on an infield single and then with two outs, Eshaan Datar launched a bomb deep over the center field fence to narrow the Pirates lead to three to two. Edwards then struck out the next batter to end the inning. Heisler struck out five in a row in the fourth and fifth innings before Andrew Hickey reached on a beautiful bunt single down the first base line. Pinkham ended the inning with a force out a second.
Ryan O'Halloran then struck out the side in both the fifth and sixth innings to seal the victory for the Pirates.
Congratulations to both teams on a great game.
Members of the Champion Pirates are Joey Edwards, Andrew Hickey, Jack Jay, Nolan Kelleher, Anthony Lumenello, Keegan Mahoney, Shane Mahoney, Sean Malone, Ryan O'Halloran, Matt Pinkham and Ricky Vittum.
Manager Ron Sanderson, Coaches Mark Kelleher, Pat O'Halloran and Rick Vittum
Changing your contact info on BBSAOnline.com and other FAQ's
With the Spring season just getting underway, there have been a number of questions about how to log into your personal account on our site. More specifically, there have been a number of frequently asked questions....
"How do I change my email address in the BBSAOnline.com Web site?"
"My phone number is wrong on the Web site, how do I change it?"
"I'm not receiving practice/game notifications. How do I fix this?"
"I'm receiving practice/game notifications for another team than my child is rostered. How do I fix this?"
The answer to all the above frequently asked questions is that your contact information is incorrect in the BBSA system, and you need to update your or your family's contact information.
First, it's important to understand that as a member of our BBSAOnline.com site, you have full control to change any/all of your and your families contact information without the need to contact anyone. To change your personal contact information, as well as, to set up and control your notifications, follow these simple steps
Select the "Edit My Account" menu choice in the lower left menu on BBSAOnline.com
For existing users, enter your email address and password and you'll be logged into the BBSAOnline.com site. (Skip to Step #4)
If you have forgotten your password or if this is your first visit, enter you email address only and click 'Submit'. Your password will be emailed to that address.
Once you've logged in to our BBSAOnline.com site, you can now set or change your preferences such as text messaging, e-mail, notification settings for games reminders, pubic/private/roster viewing of your info (please use Roster if not a coach), etc. This screen also links to all members of your family as well. You can change their information as well.
For reference, the above information is also included in the User Guide documentation located HERE.
Please note, while at this screen, you can also update your contact information so BBSA always has the most up-to-date info. If you want multiple emails on your account, please put a semicolon ";" after the first email and then enter the second email.
If you have any questions, please let us know!