Leading off the 2012 Summer Champions is Accord Adult Health Care Center. Accord won the District 5 West Junior League (13 and 14 year olds) last week by beating the Charlton Elks 10-5 in a semi final game and then beating Paradis Funeral Home by a 6-5 score in the final at the Steve Horgan Field in Oxford. Both Accord and Paradis represented the Oxford Little League. Paradis beat Worcester Air Conditioner in a 1st round game. Accord finished their season at 17-1 and were down 5-3 as they headed into the bottom of the 7th in the championship game. The come-from-behind victory made for a dramatic finish to a well played game. Accord was 1-1 early in the season with their only loss coming at the hands of the Webster Red Sox before they won 16 games in a row. The District 5 West Junior League was comprised of 12 teams, 4 from Oxford, 2 from Webster, 2 from Charlton, and one each from Dudley, Spencer, Sturbridge, and Quaboag. The top 4 teams made the single elimination championship tournament. The Oxford League had 3 teams in the top 3 seeds and the Charlton Elks was the 4th seed. All the teams in the league played 16 regular season games. Tony Kondek of Dudley, the league supervisor, and Greg Gray of Oxford were instrumental in the league’s team schedule and umpire schedule.
Congratulations to Oxford’s Emily Dawidczyk for being honored as Hometeam’s Central Mass. girls’ track athlete of the year. Emily was also named the Ev Ingalls award winner at the Central Mass. track meet where she placed 2nd in the 100 meter hurdles and 6th in the 200 hurdles.She finished 1st in those events in the SWCL this year.Emily is only a junior and also plays soccer and winter track for the Pirates.
Oxford’s left handed pitcher, Nick Lemay, was also a Hometeam Super Team All Star. )Lemay was 10-0 for the Pirates this year with a 0.23 ERA and 92 strikeouts.Lemay led the Pirates to the Division 3 District E title. Both Dawidczyk and Lemay were recognized as the Indian Ranch athlete of the week this spring.
- Wednesday, 27 June 2012
- Posted in Categories: : Peter Coyle