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The 6th Annual – Gloucester Little League – HOME RUN DERBY Saturday, June 4th

The 6th Annual – Gloucester Little League – HOME RUN DERBY is set for Saturday, June 4th, 9:00 am until 4:00 pm (Rain date June 5th)!

Special Guests this year include the Northshore NAVIGATORS & their Mascots, arriving at 9:00 am.  They will be hosting individual Clinics for all kids, promptly at 9:00 am, and it’s FREE!!!

The day continues from there with HIT the Target, Roadrunner, Around the Horn FREE!!! – and the ever popular “HOME RUN DERBY”!!! – $10

We will have a Dunk Tank, Giant Slide/Obstacle Course and Speed Pitch, along with Great Food and Fun!!!

There will be a “Chinese” Auction for a chance to win many incredible Baseball/Sports Cards and Memorabilia.  Gifts will also be available to purchase.

Special “2011 Pack Attax” Presentation by Keith Gentile of “That’s my Ticket” Sponsored by W.P. Craft of ‘The Last Stop’ in Rockport– for ALL KIDS!!! – FREE!!! Goodie Bags for All, Prizes to be awarded!!! – FREE!!!!

Come and enjoy the day!



This just in from Jamie Marshall… His good friend, Rick Tarantino  – “Chef Rick” will be grilling for us on Saturday during our Home Run Derby event.  In addition, Chef Rick will be providing grilling tips to all those who join us.  This is just fantabulous!!!

I know you’ve scheduled our flier for 1 pm tomorrow, thank you! Any chance to squeeeeze this in?

Come on down to Boudreau on Saturday, it’s gonna be a GREAT Day!!!

Thanks much! Cindy Rich


Little League Home Run Derby News From Cindy Rich and Mike Luster

On Saturday, May 30th the Gloucester Little League held their 4th annual Home Run Derby and Family Day at Boudreau Field. It was a gorgeous day enjoyed by hundreds of kids and their parents. The day began with a free clinic for all ages run by GHS Varsity Baseball Manager, Joe Orlando and several of his players.

The first event of the day was the “Hit the Target” contest where players had three chances to throw a ball from centerfield and hit a target at home plate. The winner of the Majors B Division was Alex Rodolosi of the Reds. Alex took home the grand prize which was $20.00 in Friendly’s gift certificates. In the Majors A Division Colby Ferris from the Indians took home the $25 gift certificate to Cape Ann Lanes.

The second event was the Roadrunner competition. The Roadrunner race is a relay consisting of 4 players who are timed as they run around the bases. In the Majors B division, the Twins took home the first place prize of a pizza party for the entire team at Papa Ginos. In the Majors A Division the Yankees flashed around the bases to claim first prize which was a pizza party at Leonardo’s Pizzeria.

Next was the Around the Horn competition – another timed event which consists of 9 players making throws to different positions on the field. In the Majors B division, The Braves won their second consecutive title and claimed their pizza party at LaRosa’s Pizzeria. In the closest contest of the day, the Mariners claimed first prize in the Majors A division and took home their pizza party from La Trattoria.

Next up was the Main Event – The Home Run Derby!!! This is what the people paid to see, the Grand Daddy of them all. The 9 year old home run was won by Salvi Costanzo of the Athletics who outslugged Jeremy McCollum, also from the Athletics. In Round 1, both Salvi and Jeremy hit 6 bombs each to advance to the final round.

In the 10 year old division Kellen Field of the Twins out-dueled Brett Lovasco of the Royals to take home the 10 year old title. Brett Lovasco pounded 3 dingers in round one, but it was Kellen Field who cranked 3 homers in the final round to take home the 10 year old crown.

The 11 year old title was claimed by Red Sox, second-baseman Noah Aiello. Noah belted 3 homers in round one and another three in the final round to outlast Indians’ slugger, Brennan Crossman.

The 12 year old competition was one for the ages as Sam Bevins from the Red Sox pounded his way to a victory over teammate Bart Margiotta and Tyler Favaloro of the Dodgers.

All four home run derby winners were awarded a $25.00 gift certificate from Palazola’s Sporting Goods.

The biggest victory of the day was claimed by Carla Pallazola who took home the Grand Prize of $5,000.00 in the annual Big Money Raffle. Other prize winners were as follows:

$1,500.00 The McCollum Family

$1,000.00 The Oliveira’s

$500.00 Donna Shepard

$500.00 The Leaf (Kristen Michel) Family

$500.00 The Marshall Family

All in all it was a GREAT day and it was made possible by,


Market Basket (DeMoulas)

Stop & Shop

Tony’s Mobil Mart (Propane)

Papa Ginos

La Trattoria



Cape Ann Lanes


Seaside Graphics

Palazola’s Sporting Goods

Anthony Saputo’s grill

Walter Sawyer’s DJ equipment and set – up

Pete Anderson / Sysco Burgers

Philpott, Doyle & Co. (Red Sox Tickets)

PrimeTime Party Zone

The countless parents and kids who helped man the attractions and work the registration table throughout the day!

The Team Moms who kept everyone happy at the Concession Stand!

GHS Varsity Baseball Manager, Joe Orlando and several of his players.

And last but not least, the infamous “microphone man” himself – Mike Luster!

Gloucester Little League Home Run Derby

The Gloucester Little League Home Run Derby was held this weekend.  Cindy Rich provided us with some great pictures from the event which we will be posting here.  Look for the video featuring most if not all of the kids and all that went down.

Gloucester Little League – Home Run Derby Saturday May 30th

From Mike Luster-

Good morning. On Saturday, May 30th (rain date, Sunday May 31st) Gloucester Little League will be holding its 4th annual Home Run Derby Family Day at Boudreau Field. The day is a blast! It’s our biggest fundraiser of the year and the day is always memorable!!! It would be helpful if you could post the attached flier on your blog.

We will have a dunk tank, a giant Geronimo slide and a speed pitch which measures how fast the person throws. We will be selling food and will be raffling tickets to a Red Sox game. We will also be pulling the names for our “Big Money Raffle”.

“Something fun for everyone”

Saturday, May 30, 2009

Rain Date Sunday, May 31, 2009

Boudreau Field

  • BASEBALL CLINIC with coaches and players from the GHS team! FREE 10:00 am

  • HIT THE TARGET (Majors A & B players) 11:00 am

  • ROADRUNNER (Majors A & B players) 11:30 am

  • AROUND THE HORN 12:30 pm

  • HOMERUN DERBY $10 per participant 1:30 pmBIG MONEY RAFFLE (Just prior to 12 yr old HRD final round)

RAFFLE (4) Tickets to a Boston Red Sox Game RAFFLE

*Giant Slide * Dunk Tank * Tattoos* *Speed PITCH * Great Food*

Events prior to HRD are FREE – all teams should send representatives for each event

-Times subject to change-