The matchup for the 2019 YBL Finals is now set as the #3 Charlestown Townies face the #1 Revere Rockies. The best of seven championship series is set to begin with a double header starting at 1pm on Sunday August 25 at Revere High School.
The Rockies earned their trip to the finals by defeating the #4 Stoneham Sabers 3-1 in the best of five semifinal series. For Revere this is their second straight trip to the finals.
The Townies advanced to the finals by defeating the #2 East Boston Knights 3-1. This is the first trip to the finals for Charlestown.
The schedule for the championship series is as follows
Game 1 – Sunday, August 25 at Revere HS, 1:00 PM
Game 2 – Sunday, August 25 at Revere HS, 4:00 PM
Game 3 – Monday, August 26 at English HS, 8:00 PM
Game 4 – Tuesday, August 27 at English HS, 8:00 PM
Game 5 – Wednesday, August 28 at Maplewood, 8:00 PM (if nec.)
Game 6 – Thursday, August 29 at English HS, 8:00 PM (if nec.)
Game 7 – Friday, August 30 at Maplewood, 8:00 PM (if nec.)
Check the schedule page for update times and field locations for both series.
2019 YBL Playoff Schedule
Game photos from YBL semifinal game one between Stoneham Sabers and Revere Rockies have been posted. To view photos from August 17, 2019, click on the link to the photos page for Stoneham vs Revere.
Game photos are provided courtesy of Bob Marra (roma33 @ comcast.net).
The Yawkey League semifinals will being on Saturday August 17.
The #1 seed Revere Rockies will take on the #4 seed Stoneham Sabers with the best of five series beginning at 4pm at Revere High School.
In the other series the #2 East Boston Knights will play the #3 Charlestown Townies starting at 8pm at East Boston Stadium.
Full schedule for both best of five series
#1 Revere Rockies (29-2) vs #4 Stoneham Sabers (17-14)
Sat 8/17 4:00PM Revere High School
Sun 8/18 4:00PM Revere High School
Mon 8/19 8:00PM Maplewood
Tue 8/20 8:00PM Maplewood (if necc.)
Wed 8/21 8:00PM Maplewood (if necc.)
#2 East Boston Knights (22-9) vs #3 Charlestown Townies (18-13)
Sat 8/17 8:00PM East Boston Stadium
Sun 8/18 8:00PM East Boston Stadium
Mon 8/19 8:00PM Pine Banks
Tue 8/20 8:00PM Pine Banks (if necc.)
Wed 8/21 7:30PM TBD (if necc.)
The Charlestown Townies and Stoneham Sabers both swept their first
round matchups to advance to the semi-finals.
Charlestown shutout out the Black Sox for the series winning 9-0 in game one and 1-0 in game two. Strong starts by Billy Sullivan and Ryan Mcdonald set the tone for the series. Mike Bartlett had three hits in the series, while Brandon Grover, Kyle Hallaoran and Austin Farry each had two hits. The Townies advance to face East Boston in a best of five series that starts on Saturday August 17.
Stoneham would get strong pitching performances by Nick Powers and Luis Gil in beating the Mckay Club 6-1 and 10-1. Curtis Tirone and Nick Powers both collected four hits to pace the Saber offense. The Sabers advance to take on the Revere Rockies in a best of five series beginning Saturday August 17.
The Yawkey League playoffs open with two best of three series starting Tuesday August 13.
The #3 seed Charlestown Townies (18-13) face the #6 seed Brighton Black Sox (15-17) in one series. While the #4 Stoneham Sabers (17-14) match up with the #5 seed McKay Club Beacons (16-15) in the other.
The #1 seed Revere Rockies (29-2) and #2 seed East Boston Knights (22-9) both received first round byes.
The Yawkey League was recently featured in a Boston Herald article written by John Connolly. The article focuses on YBL veteran and current Brighton Brave Steve Walsh, who recently collected his 300 YBL hit. The article also includes coverage of the Charlestown Townies and the Revere Rockies.
Check out the full article here.
Perseverance pays off for Yawkey League’s Steven Walsh