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North Shore Navigators Looking Towards June

Schedule is set for 2017.

Lynn, MA—The schedule for the 2017 North Shore Navigators is set. The hometown ball club will begin the 56 game quest for a Futures League Championship on Thursday, June 1 on the road in Portsmouth, N.H. against league foe, the Seacoast Mavericks. 

General Manager Bill Terlecky also announced that the traditional Saturday Night Home Opener will take place on June 3rd at 6:00 p.m. at Shoe City's own, Fraser Field.

"We are excited for the 2017 summer slate," said Terlecky. "The past couple seasons we have set franchise records for attendance on Opening Day and we hope that this year brings the same level of support!"

The schedule is highlighted by seven Friday home games with each game punctuated by a fabulous firework display thanks to Wayne Alarm. The seven firework nights are the most that the Navigators have ever held in one season and the team will be home for 5 consecutive Fridays beginning on July 7th.

"The Firework Fridays are simply the best nights to spend at the ballpark," said Terlecky. "We are very grateful to our friends at Wayne Alarm for their continued support to make these family friendly nights possible."

Entering it's seventh season, the Futures Collegiate Baseball League (FCBL), is comprised of 9 teams. The Torrington Titans, one of the league's founding members will not play in 2017. The Navigators are in their 6th season with the league after moving from the  NECBL in 2012. 

Game times for the 2017 season remain unchanged as games being played Monday through Friday begin at 7:00 p.m., Saturdays will begin at 6:00 p.m. and Sundays at 5:00 p.m. There are also two 10:30 a.m. games are also on tap for the Navigators - June 7 for School Field Trip Day and August 1 for Park and Rec Summer Fun Day.

The registration to rent one of the Navigators Party Decks or schedule a birthday party at any one of the team's 28 home games is now open. These decks book quickly so for more information email Bill Terlecky at navigatorsgm@gmail.com or visit nsnavs.com. Our Family Season Passes are also on sale NOW! $100 for a pass that ADMITS 4 to every regular season home game.

 

 

NASHUA, N.H. — The North Shore Navigators scored double-digit runs for the second straight night in a 13-7 win over theNashua Silver Knights Thursday night at Historic Holman Stadium.

 

Alex Brickman (St. Petersburg) led the way with a 3-for-5 showing and three RBI, while four others posted two-hit games as the Navs improved to 14-18 on the season.

 

The Navs tagged Nashua starter Kyle Murphy (Northeastern) for four runs on six hits over the second and third innings.

 

Brickman had a hand in each of the first two run-scoring frames, first posting a leadoff single before coming around on left fielder Jeff Mejia’s (UMass Lowell) RBI single in the second.

 

Brickman was the third straight Nav to reach base in the third, as he hit a hard, two-run double off the base of the left field wall, scoring second baseman Daane Berezo (VCU) and first baseman Tyler Kapuscinski (Marist) after back-to-back singles. Nate Rossi (Keene State) added a two-out single to score Brickman later in the inning to give the Navs a 4-0 lead.

 

North Shore scored three more times in the sixth inning. Brad Douglas (Rhode Island College) beat out a double play ball for a fielder’s choice, while Kapuscinski laced a two-out single to center.

 

Navs starter Conor Bawiec (Elmira) earned his first win of the summer, allowing just six hits and one run.

 

The Navs batted around and scored six times in the eighth inning. Brickman added another RBI on a sacrifice fly, while Berezo and Chris Cabrera (Broward) each drove in runs with singles. Nashua pitching also hit two batters and walked another with the bases loaded in the inning.

 

Austin Batchelor (Boston College) threw the final three innings of the ballgame and struck out three to earn a save for North Shore, despite allowing three runs on five hits and six walks.

 

The Navs return home Friday night to host the Seacoast MavericksEvan Glew (Northern Essex C.C.) will take the ball for North Shore on Fireworks Friday and Suicide Prevention Awareness Night.

 

 

 

It may be the off season but the front office of the North Shore Navigators has been extremely busy the past couple weeks. Just a month after announcing that Field Manager John Zizzo will return in 2017, General Manager Bill Terlecky has announced that the Navigators have resigned Connor Bawiec, Al Wallach, Bobby Tramondozzi, Cam Lanzilli, Evan Glew, Joey Pena Christian Cabrera, Nate Rossi, Keith Linnane and RJ Warnock to the roster for the 2017 season.

“We firmly believe that we have a strong core returning to Fraser Field in 2017,” said Terlecky. “The never quit attitude that these players displayed after the tough start in 2016 is truly admirable. That’s the attitude we want here at Fraser Field and that's the attitude that is going to win us a championship” 
 
Bawiec, a Lebanon, Penn. native and senior at Elmira College, pitched and was a utility player for the Navigators in 2016. Bawiec came up big down the stretch as in his last two starts he went at least 6.0 innings giving up a combined three runs. His 1.50 postseason ERA ranked in the top percentage of FCBL pitchers
 
Wallach, a Nahant native and senior at Framingham State, pitched in six games for the Navigators in 2016. His biggest start of the season came in the regular season finale for the Navigators. In a must win game, Wallach went 5.2 innings surrendering only three runs in a 14-3 win over the first place Seacoast Mavericks.
 
Tramondozzi, a Peabody native and junior at UMass Boston, was one of the most reliable starters in the Navigators rotation. Tramondozzi went 3-1 in seven starts while posting a 2.51 ERA. Despite his great numbers on the mound, Tramondozzi’s most memorable moment came with a bat as he hit in the game winning RBI in a 21 inning 5-4 Navigator win over the Bristol Blues on July 27th.
 
Lanzilli, a Stoneham native, appeared in 16 games last season for the Navigators. The hard throwing lefty accumulated the second most strikeouts of Navigators pitchers and in his sixteen appearances, including six starts, Lanzilli only gave up more than three earned runs three times. 
 
Glew, a North Andover native and junior at Northern Essex CC, was dominant on the rubber for the Navigators until an injury cut his season short. In five starts for the Navigators, Glew kept his ERA to a minuscule 1.56 while keeping opposing hitters to a .169 average. Glew also recorded one save in his only non start of the season. 
 
Pena, a Brooklyn, N.Y. native and senior at St. Thomas Aquinas, was an All-Star shortstop for the Navigators in 2016. Pena hit .262 for the Navs while he led the team in runs scored (47) and walks (47) and finished second in doubles (10). 
 
Cabrera, a Miami, Fla. native and senior at Broward CC, was a power lefty that fit nicely into the middle of the Navigator lineup. Cabrera hit .300 for the Navigators while posting 16 RBIs and 13 runs scored. 
 
Rossi, a Hampstead, N.H. Native and junior at Keene State, joined the Navigators late in 2016 but immediately began to contribute. Rossi hit .286 while providing excellent defense behind the plate for the Navigators.
 
Warnock, a North Reading native and senior at Ave Maria University, was a utility infielder for the Navigators in 2016. In 14 games for the Navs, Warnock posted a .286 average while scoring 10 runs and driving in 3 runs.
 
Linnane, a North Reading native and senior at UMass Lowell, is back for his third season with the Navigators. His three years of service to the home town ball club makes him this year’s most tenured player. Last season Linnane appeared in 29 games for the Navigator. Known for his superior ability to control the game from the catcher position, Linnane will look to continue his success as the Navigators’ backstop. 
 
The Navigaors are coming off a season where the rebounded from the worst start in franchise history to become a playoff team that won 28 of their last 43 games on their way to a first round playoff series victory. This core group of returners will look to continue the end of the season momentum as the Navigators look for their first league championship since 2010. 
 

BILL TERLECKY | GENERAL MANAGER

Hired at the 1978 Winter Baseball Meetings Job Seekers Seminar by the Rochester Red Wings ... Was appointed Co-General Manager in his third season ... Hired by Northeast PA Baseball in 1985 (Scranton/Wilkes-Barre) to head new stadium drive ... Ran clubs in Waterbury, CT, Williamsport, PA and Old Orchard Beach, ME in the run up to baseball's return to NEPA ... In 1987, re-opened the Williamsport market to pro baseball after a 10-year absence ... Oversaw the opening of Lackawanna County Stadium (Phillies Triple-A) in 1989 ... Named International League Executive of the Year in 1991 ... Co-ordinated the 1995 Triple-A All-Star Game ... Jumped to the upstart Independent Northern League in 1997 with the Madison Black Wolf ... Returned to affiliated baseball in 2001 as the General Manager of the Binghamton Mets (the New York Mets' Double-A club) ... Named Frank Cashen Award winner by the Mets in 2002 ... Featured in the bookGetting in the Game in 2003 ... Re-joined the Independent ranks in 2007 as the General Manager of the Gary South Shore RailCats ... Named the Minor League GM of the Year by the Chicago Pitch and Hit Club in 2007 ... Was hired as the GM of the McHenry County K-Nines start-up (Frontier League) in 2009 ... Project stalled due to lack of financing brought on by the recession ... Entered the Collegiate Summer Baseball scene as GM of the Amsterdam Mohawks in 2010 ... Hired by Pat Salvi to operate the North Shore Navigators (Futures Collegiate Baseball League) in 2012 ... Named the Futures League Executive of the Year after 2012 season ... One of a handful of baseball club operators to work in affiliated, independent and collegiate summer leagues.

ASHLEY LARAMIE | ASSISTANT GENERAL MANAGER

Ashley is currently a graduate student at Northeastern University where she is studying Sports Leadership. While getting her Master’s degree, Ashley is a substitute teacher in the Lynn school system and she just recently stopped babysitting for a family in Newton where she previously went to school. She received her undergraduate degree from Lasell College in Newton, MA in Sports Management. While at Lasell, she played four years of varsity softball where she was a first baseman and eventually became a catcher as well. In those four years, Ashley was named to the academic all-conference team, first-team all-conference, and second-team all-conference. Off the field, Ashley was the President of the Student Athlete Advisory Committee and received a bowl award for “Outstanding Contribution to Campus Life at Lasell College.”

Ashley has a passion for sports and wouldn’t trade any summer for a summer with the Navs. She has been part of the Navs since the 2010 season and she says it has become a part of her. “Working with everyone for what could be 12 hours a day for 3 or 4 months really makes you feel they are family members because you barely see yours, but I love it!” said Ashley on returning to the Navs.

Being born and raised in Lynn, Ashley knows the ropes of Frasier Field and cannot wait until the start of the season! Let’s go Navs!!!!

JOE GILL | DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC RELATIONS

Joe Gill is entering his eighth season with the North Shore Navigators. Starting as an intern, Gill has worked his way up the ranks and was named the Director of Public Relations in 2013.

As Director of Public Relations, responsibilities include being the primary contact for all community relations. Gill also manages the press box on a daily basis. This includes overseeing statistics, the radio broadcast and in-game music, and public address announcing. Gill also works to better the Navigators’ presence in all media outlets.

Under Gill’s watch, the Navigators have seen the greatest growth percentage in Facebook likes out of any team in the FCBL.

A native of Lynn, Gill earned his Bachelor’s degree in politics from Saint Anselm College and his Master’s Degree in communications with a concentration in public relations from Southern New Hampshire University in 2015.

Gill also works full time as the Legislative Aide in the Massachusetts State House for State Representative Daniel F. Cahill.

When Gill is not at the ballpark, he enjoys politics on a both state and local level. To contact Joe you can email him at joegill419@gmail.com.

ROEI BIBERSTAIN | DIRECTOR OF MEDIA

Roei Biberstain has been with the North Shore Navigators since 2009, and was named Director of Media in 2014. Additionally, Roei will continue his duties as the "Voice of the Navs" and can be heard on all North Shore Navigators’ home broadcasts.

In addition to producing and engineering all broadcasts, Roei will be in charge of day-to-day press box operations. Duties will include organizing and delegating all game day operations as well as all social media interaction put out by the team.

A native of Newton, MA, Roei has been on the Boston sports broadcasting scene for 6 years. His background includes radio production and operation at some of Boston’s top sports radio stations, such as WEEI and NBC Sports Radio. Roei can be heard on the broadcast of numerous collegiate athletic events in and around the Eastern Mass area.

When not at the ball park -- which is rare -- Roei can be found at Gillette Stadium rooting for his beloved Patriots for which he is a season ticket holder. Roei currently lives in Brookline, MA. Contact Roei at rbiberstain@gmail.com for all broadcast questions and future opportunities.