EagleTribune.com, North Andover, MA

June 24, 2013

Sports in a Minute


The Eagle-Tribune

---- — APOLOGY TO SALEM SLUGGERS

Perhaps, it was because I got lost in the area’s best-kept secret, the Salem High pitching staff.

I mean, the Blue Devils may have only gone 7-14, but don’t blame the pitchers. For a team that gave up 102 runs, Salem had a very respectable 3.30 ERA.

The problem was I forgot to add the Blue Devils’ hitters to our final leaders on offense. And I do apologize.

Here’s a look at the Salem offensive leaders per category.

Batting Average

Player H AB AVG.

Joe Lemenager 21 69 .304

Jake White 17 58 .293

Dom Gigante 18 62 .290

Dan Morin 16 63 .254

Runs Scored

Player Runs

Joe Lemenager 21

Dan Morin 13

Runs Batted In

Player RBIs

Dom Gigante 17

Jake White 13

TALKING TITLEIST SATURDAY MORNING

Team Titleist’s golf ball experts and golf club fitters will be at the Stow Acres range in Stow, Saturday morning from 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

They’ll be looking to help you improve your golf game, by showing off Titleist’s newest equipment lines.

You must reserve your spots, whether it’s for a fitting or to catch a video or to work with wedges or drivers. Call the pro shop at 978-568-1100.

HUGE TURNOUT AT HALL

If ever there was a reason to visit Canton, Oh., it would be this summer’s Pro Football Hall of Fame enshrinement ceremonies. Upwards of 130 NFL Hall of Famers are scheduled to take part in the festivities for what is being billed as the Golden Anniversary enshrinement, the first weekend in August.

Those being enshrined are: Larry Allen, Cris Carter, Curley Culp, Jonathan Ogden, Bill Parcells, Dave Robinson and Warren Sapp.

COME ON, PATS FANS

This Aaron Hernandez fiasco will truly sting the Patriots, even if he and his buddies allegedly destroyed any possible evidence linking him to the recent North Attleboro murder.

I’m watching and hearing New England media types come out and say they had no idea about Hernandez’ alleged ties to gangs and his questionable choice of friends.

I can think of a half-dozen under-my-breath conversations in that home locker-room with other media members covering the team who had heard whispers of Hernandez’ questionable past.

Sorry, but this one makes the choice to allow a real soldier like Wes Welker to walk look like an absolutely abysmal one.

NO CATCH

While I’m taking my run through the Boston sports scene, I might be the only person to see it in this state, but Daniel Nava never caught that ball in Detroit. It hit the heel of his glove and rolled off his arm. The umps got it right.

Shame on Nava for going with the “Willie Mays” basket catch attempt anyway.

GOOD JOB, COACH

It would be nice to see the city known as the town of Methuen step up and support the new guy on the block. First-year Rangers’ football coach Tommy Ryan will run summer youth football camp from July 22-25. youth football camp from July 22nd through July 25th. For more information, contact the coach at: tomryanmethuen@gmail.com or 978-257-0996.