2015 Season Opens May 21
The Cranberry League opened up with a slate of four games on Thursday May 21. The newest team, the Marshfield Green Harbor Hawks won their inaugural game against Canton. Rockland beat Whitman 7-3. Bourne edged the Pirates 2-1.
Defending CBL and Stan Musial champions Braintree White Sox dropped their opener to last year's CBL runner-up Acushnet Aztecs 2-1.
Marshfield will play Whitman on Friday at Chandler Field in Duxbury. On Sunday there will be three doubleheaders.
The Brockton Dirtdogs will move and become the Bourne Mariners
The Cranberry League will again have a team on Cape Cod as the Brockton Dirtdogs will be moving to Bourne. They will play their home games at Mass. Maritime.
CRANBERRY LEAGUE ADDS NEW TEAM FROM MARSHFIELD
The Cranberry League will have 10 teams starting in 2015 as the league has voted to accept the Marshfield Green Harbor Hawks. The team will be managed by John Joyce with Brian Murphy serving as General Manager. Lou Merloni is also an advisor to the team.
BRAINTREE WINS STAN MUSIAL WORLD SERIES
Braintree beat the Bluehawks 3-2 to win the Stan Musial World Series at Farmingdale State University on Long Island. Zach Smith started and pitched 5 innings giving up a run. Mike Bortollotti pitched the next two innings giving up 1 run, while Justin Denbow came in the 8th inning and picked up the save. Braintree scored all three runs in the bottom of the fourth. Matt Hamlet put Braintree ahead with a triple following a lead off walk by Brandon Cipolla. Jordan Enos followed up with 1 out single scoring Hamlet. Erik Turgeon was hit by a pitch putting runners at 1st and 2nd with two outs. Sean Keady then singled driving in to score Enos with what turned out to be the winning run.
Stan Musial World Series - previous game results
4th round - Braintree beat the Bluehawks on Saturday and advance to the championship game.
3rd round - Braintree got back on the winning track with a 6-2 win over the Northwest Wildcats.
2nd round - Braintree dropped an 8-0 decision against the Long Island Storm on Friday night.
1st round - Braintree beat the Westchase Express Cougars 6-0 on Thursday in the opening round of play.
Braintree wins Regional - Advances to Stan Musial World Series
Braintree beat the Milford Hunters twice on Saturday by 7-0 and 4-0 scores to advance to the Stan Musial World Series. Mike Muir was the tournament MVP.
Braintree and Acushnet - Stan Musial Regional results
On Thursday, Braintree and Acushnet both lost their first round games and then faced each other. Braintree won 7-2 eliminating Acushnet. On Friday Braintree defeated the Downtown Merchants with a walk off win. Later on Friday, Braintree wins the rematch with Brass Brew City 10-2. Tim Troup took a no-hitter into the 6th inning. Braintree advanced to the championship vs. Milford Hunters. They had to beat Milford twice on Saturday as Braintree has one loss in the tournament, while Milford was undefeated.
Braintree wins 5th consecutive Cranberry League Title
Saturday, July 19 - Play-in game - #5 seed Rockland beat #4 seed Canton 6-5.
Sunday, July 20 - Braintree beat Rockland 12-2 in the opening round, while Acushnet beat Easton 4-2 their opening round game. In the winner's bracket game, Braintree beat Acushnet 1-0. Meanwhile Rockland eliminated Easton from the play-offs with a 16-5 win.
Tuesday, July 22 - Acushnet advances to the championship game against Braintree with a 4-1 win over Rockland.
Tuesday, July 24 - Braintree beats Acushnet 3-2 to win the Cranberry League Title.
Cranberry League Announces All CBL team
Cranberry League Announces Award Winners
The Cranberry League announces the following winners of its individual awards.
Cranberry League WINS 3rd Annual Eastern Massachusetts Amateur Baseball Classic
The Cranberry League won its first EMass Amateur Baseball Classic title with a 4-0 shutout of the Yawkey League. The CBL got into the championship thanks to a 3 run walk off home run by Christian Baglini (Easton Huskies) which gave the CBL an 8-7 win over the Intercity League.
Cranberry League regular season final results
The Braintree White Sox win the regular season with a 23-1 record. The Easton Huskies finished second, while the Acushnet Aztecs in their inaugural season take third place. The Canton A's take fourth place with a 13-11 record after starting the season 3-9. The Rockland Cardinals take the fifth and final spot in the play-offs.
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