Hudson - Litchfield News August 5, 2011 - 9
Hudson~Litchfield Sports Hudson~Litchfield Sports
Black Sox Lose Play-Off Heartbreaker
submitted by Charlie Huggins The Hudson Black Sox ended their season on a
down note with a heartbreaking loss to the Derry Thunder, Thursday July 28, in the first round of the play-offs. Starting pitcher Jose Rodriguez got the scoring started for Hudson in the first inning, with a line shot RBI single to left that scored Luis Bonilla, but was gunned down trying to stretch it to a double on a very close play. Derry quickly answered in their half of the first with an RBI single from Lloyd Williams. Hudson came right back in the top of the second when Jake Huggins laced a 2 out 2 RBI single to left, plating Ethan Beals and RJ Younghusband, who had both reached with singles. The Black Sox stretched their lead to 4-2 in the fourth when Rodriguez led off with a walk, stole second and third, then scored easily when Derek Lessard lifted a sacrifice fly to deep center field. This knocked out starter Marcus Sevigny and coach Lloyd Williams called on hard throwing righty Will Naffah to make a relief appearance.
Te Hudson Black Sox: Front row, left to right: (Bat Girl), Liz Huggins, Anthony Cestrone, Paul Foley, Brian Gaillardetz, RJ Younghusband, Matt Rua. Back row: (Coach) Charlie Huggins, Luis Bonilla, (Coach) Brian Lessard,
Jake Huggins, Ethan Beals, Derek Lessard, Jose Rodriguez, Robbie Flohr, Henry Williams, (Coach) Don Perigny. Missing: Ryan Perigny, Pat Doyle, Tristan George.
Derry tied it in the bottom of the fourth with the help of a walk and three singles, knocking Rodriguez from the game. The bottom of the fifth
proved to be magic for Derry as they scored three more times on the back of two hits and three walks. Naffah shut down Hudson till the seventh, when with two outs, Anthony Cestrone drilled a 3-2 offering into right, scoring Younghusband and Lessard cutting the deficit to 1. With the tying run on third and the go ahead run at second, the Sox ran out of time as Naffah struck out the final batter to end the game. “We have told the boys all season long, winners
never quit and quitters never win,” revealed head coach Charlie Huggins. The disappointed skipper added; “The boys gave it all they had till the final strike every game and never quit, you can’t ask for more than that!” Aiden Masson was an absolute vacuum in right field saving at least four runs for Derry with great defensive plays. “If he misses just one of those balls, it is probably an entirely different outcome, but hey, that’s baseball for you!” as a pensive Huggins relived the loss. The Black Sox coaches and players welcome
your support on Sunday, August 28 when the team plays the Gamers in a special edition of Granite State baseball. The game will be played at LeLeacheur Park, home of the Lowell Spinners.
Hudson Old Home Days August 11, 12, 13 & 14
Don’t miss it! Held at Alvirne “Hills” House, Route 102, Derry Rd
Old No. 7 to Perform at Old Home Days
Hudson’s own ‘Old No. 7’ band seems to make an impression everywhere they play.
It’s not wonder, considering all the members of Old No. 7 band are seasoned veterans of the business. The bands consists of Craig Mello, lead vocals and guitar; Steve Gove, lead guitar and vocals; newest member Jay Sargent, bass and vocals; Rodney Blais, drums; and Steve Noel, lead vocals, harmonica, and percussion. All of these guys have been playing in the southern New Hampshire area for the past 20 to 25 years, and have done so with much success. Formed in the fall of 2004 by Mello and Gove, Old No. 7 was intended to be a very part-time project. “I just wanted to get together with old friends, play great music, and have fun doing it,” said Mello. And that’s just what they guys do: play great music and have fun. The Old No.7 band’s repertoire is quite vast. They cover everything from Margaretville to Steve Wonder, J. Giels, Sam Cook, Grateful Dead, Rolling Stones, Jimmy Buffett’s Hurricane, Born to be Wild, and everything in between. Trying to label this band is difficult. They seem to do it all … rock, blues, funk, R&B, country … everything, and do it well. “We have over 100 songs to choose from, and depending one the crowd, we can concentrate in one direction or another or just jam,” said Steve Noel. “I don’t like to be labeled as just a rock band,” said Wells. “We all have different musical influences and you can hear these influences in our overall sound. Steve is really into the jam-band scene and encourages all of us to stretch it out as much as we can … to show off our chops, so to speak.”
Seeing the Old No. 7 band can be quite adventurous. They always seem to be mixing up the set-list (if they actually have one!), changing song arrangements on the spot, throwing t-shirts into the crowd, joking around, yet hypnotizing their audience with their unique sound. “It’s funning to see Steve (Noel) throw percussion instruments into the crowd during the
show t get them involved as well,” said Blais. “Everyone really gets into it. The kids and their parents standing up dancing and playing along, it’s great! Join in the fun at Hudson Old Home Days on Saturday, August 13, when Old No. 7 will be rocking the night away from 7 - 11 p.m.
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Are You Ready for Hudson Old Home Days? Looking forward to another exciting, fun-filled weekend at Old Home Day? Preparation began months ago for
volunteers from the Hudson Historical Society to bring you this four-day event. State and Hudson Police and the Litchfield Fire Department will have various displays and demonstrations throughout the weekend. The Historic Hills House will be open for tours and a free exhibit featuring a history lesson on Steam railroads through Hudson. Under the big tent on Thursday will be Karaoke with Disco Bob. Friday night entertainment is the Smokehouse Lightening Blues band” and the music entertainment on Saturday is the Old #7 band. The Mark Fanelli’s Traveling Amusement Park is a first-time carnival this year at the Old Home Days. You may have seen Fanelli’s Carnival at many community events and fairs throughout New England. Other exciting attractions include the very popular Charmingfare Farm petting zoo on both Saturday and Sunday, as well as antique tractor exhibited in the front field. RS Fireworks of Hudson wi11 once again thrill everyone on Saturday with the terrific aerial show beginning at 9:30 p.m. The Society had the support of two local business to relocate the above-ground power lines to underground lines for the public’s safety while at the fair: TJ Malley Electric Inc. provided manpower and expertise, and Independent Electric Supply provided the materials at cost for the project.
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