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Merrimack Valley

June 13, 2013

Sports in a Minute

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Yastrzemski, who graduated from Vanderbilt University (Nashville, Tenn.), was named First Team All-SEC and All-Defensive Team by the coaches, hitting .312 with 25 extra-base hits, 43 RBIs, 52 runs scored and a career-best 20 stolen bases. He ended his Vanderbilt career starting the final 203 consecutive games.

Farrell, who graduated from William & Mary University (Williamsburg, Va.), finished his senior season with a record of 11-3 and an ERA of 2.70. He became the first Tribe hurler to win 10 or more games in a season since Rosy Waugh accomplished the feat in 1938. Farrell also led the CAA in wins and innings pitched (116.2) and he earned first-team All-CAA accolades. Both are expected to sign deals and play short season-A ball later this month.

Belichick on rookies

Patriots coach Bill Belichick does not like to do a lot of talking in October and November, never mind player evaluations in early June.

While he didn’t want to talk about Tim Tebow, saying he would not give minute-by-minute updates, he did elaborate a bit on rookies that miss mini-camps, etc.

Said Belichick: ”Definitely behind. Any player that’s not out there is behind. The fact that they’re not out there is the best thing for them because they need to get physically healthy and rehab whatever condition they have so that’s more important than being out there.

”But if they were healthy and they could be out there, they would gain more from being out there than not being out there. We do the best we can with each individual player and do what’s best for him. Guys that are out there are out there.

”The guys that can’t be out there are working hard and hopefully they’ll be out there as soon as they can. We have guys in different stages of that process. When they’re ready, they’re ready and when they’re not then they’re working to get ready.”

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