WEATHER STINKS FOR SPRING sports
Had to chuckle a bit this week as New England colleges began cancelling baseball and softball games up here by the bushel, due to the weather.
Let’s be honest. The recent snow, plus the cold spell that set in afterward, has seriously begun to impact the area high school sports scene too.
Unless, you are on artificial turf — only Haverhill and St. John’s Prep are locally — your baseball team might not be outside until April.
And that’s when the games are supposed to be begin.
One note on the local baseball scene, a big shout out to my man John Hennessy. The former walk-on at Boston College currently leads the Eagles offensively with a .285 average and an .852 OPS.The junior infield has yet to commit an error with 11 putouts and 21 assists.
By the way, the Eagles were supposed to host North Carolina this weekend, but that series has been moved to Chapel Hill.
ADRIAN KNOWS BEST
Asked yesterday by the New England media, what sold him on the Patriots, new veteran safety Adrian Wilson noted: “ Whenever Coach Belichick calls, you answer. That’s not a call that you send to voicemail. Obviously, being able to be competitive every year and being able to play not only for the playoffs and the division championship, but also to have a chance to go to the Super Bowl. New England was definitely my first choice. I don’t know what all the reports were saying that I wanted to stay out West, but that wasn’t true. It wasn’t a hard sell.”
DOYLE MISSES CUT
Salem’s Terry Doyle was among the four pitchers assigned by the Boston Red Sox to the team’s minor league camp. Doyle, who hopes to start the year in Pawtucket at Triple, turned in a solid preseason performance with a 1-1 mark and a 3.86 ERA. He struck out 12 and walked three in 14 innings of work.