DOYLE TO PITCH TOMORROW
Former Salem High (N.H.) and Boston College star Terry Doyle will pitch against his old team tomorrow when the Red Sox play their annual spring training game against BC.
The 27-year-old Doyle appeared in 90 games, including making 77 starts in the Chicago White Sox system after Chicago drafted him in the 37th round out of BC in 2008. He posted a 33-27 record and 2.94 ERA from ‘08 until this past June when he left the White Sox system to pitch with the Fukuoka Softbank Hawks of the Japan Pacific League (1-1, 3.55 ERA, 7 Ks, 12.2 innings).
Fukuoka declined Doyle’s ‘13 option and he then returned to the U.S. where he accepted a minor league deal from the Red Sox this past offseason.
“I’m hoping to start out the year in Pawtucket as a starter and hopefully pitch well enough to earn a shot to get some innings in Boston as well,” Doyle told The Eagle-Tribune in December.
DAN MARINO SIGHTING
You might have noticed in Monday’s paper that North Andover boys’ 4x800 relay, which won the Division 2 state title, has a member named Dan Marino.
Marino said his parents did not name him after the Hall of Fame quarterback who played for the Miami Dolphins from 1983 through 1999 and threw for 61,361 yards.
“The quarterback is named after our Dan Marino,” one of his teammates jokingly said after the 4x800 team posted its victory at the Reggie Lewis Center on Sunday.
Central freshman Erin Dwinell ran a strong 1,000 at the girls Division 2 state meet Sunday, finishing in sixth place (3:06).
“Even though I didn’t make it to All-States, I’m still really happy that I placed as a freshman,” she said.
Dwinell ran the 800 in middle school. She began this season running the mile.
“I asked my coach if I could do the 1,000 so she let me,” Dwinell said. “I thought I’d be better at the 1,000 because I can do sprinting and distance. So I thought (the 1,000) was in between so it would fit me.”