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July 25, 2013

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Connaughton loves baseball, too

While former St. John’s Prep star Patrick Connaughton, entering his junior year and one of the top players on the University of Notre Dame men’s basketball team, he is also a standout pitcher on the school’s baseball team.

Connaughton is noted for playing a major role in two close victories over Central Catholic boys basketball in 2011.

Sure, he has often talked about his passion for basketball, but MLB scouts feel he has potential to make it to the big leagues as a pitcher, maybe even a closer with his 95 mph fastball.

He was 4-2 with a 1.71 ERA over 10 starts and he spent two weeks pitching this summer in the prestigious Cape Cod League.

A recent tweet of his (‏@PlanePat2412) may speak volumes as to where he thinks his future is: “Watching the Red Sox vs. Yankees at Fenway makes me think of how awesome it would be to pitch here.”

Bird on “Next One” list for 2014

It is believed only four Massachusetts born-and-bred residents were on hockey’s Central Scouting Bureau, listing all of the prospect for next year’s 2014 NHL Draft.

Tyler Bird, of Andover (formerly of Nashua, N.H.), is on that list.

Bird, who attended St. John’s Prep for three years before recently transferring to Kimball Union in the fall, is nearly 6-foot-3, 210 pounds as a “power” forward.

He has already committed to Brown University for the fall of 2014. He was also drafted by the Tri-City Storm of the USHL.

Website wants ex-Sox PA announcer in Hall

Andover resident Ernie Paicopolos, who runs the popular website, fenwaynation.com, is trying to help the cause of baseball guru, Gary Titus. Titus has been a tireless advocate for the deceased Red Sox PA announcer Sherm Feller, hoping to get him into the Red Sox Hall of Fame.

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