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Tuesday, May 8, 2007

Tinker to Pereira to the Big Dance


Tinker on fire
Christy Tinker, who wrote a weekly journal for us last year, was named the conference player of the week after leading Tufts to the NCAA tournament. Tinker, from Amity High, led the Jumbos offensively during the 2007 NESCAC Softball Championship, hitting .667 (6- for-9) with a home run, six RBIs and three runs scored.
She went 2-for-3 in all three games over the weekend, picking up a home run and three RBIs in Friday’s 11-2 victory over Wesleyan.
She plays in the NCAA’s starting Thursday at Rhode Island College.
Get your Beanpot tickets
Last week I wrote about West Haven’s Joe Pereira who will be playing hockey at Boston University next year. Look for Pereira to battle for ice time right away with the Terriers.
According to sources he was regarded as the fastest skater in all prep school hockey. Some people also ranked as the overall No. 1 prep school player in the east.
SCC slate
The SCC tournament schedule is out. Checkhttp://www.southernconnecticutconference.org/ for the details.
Boys' volleyball
The high school volleyball rankings will be released on Friday. Check this blog to see if there’s any changes.
Rocket Man
Well, Roger Clemens is returning to the Evil Empire.
That comes as no surprise to Red Sox fans. My biggest problem with Clemens is that three times he's spurned the Sox yet everyone says that when he enters the Hall of Fame, the Hall committee will enshrine him with a Red Sox cap on.
That makes me ill.
Clemens was my all-time favorite player as a member of the Red Sox but when he left the club and then began this whirlwind tour with three other teams he's continually dissed Boston.
My belief is that Clemens' only chance of failure is returning to the Red Sox. He's never won a title with them and is afraid to try. Believe it or not there's not as pressure with the Yankees, because he's won two titles there.
As for Cash-man and Torre, they just hope Roger can save their jobs.
Yankee fans must be wondering if he can close games too as Mariano has been awful lately. His ball isn't moving. Monday he cracked 96 mph but the ball was straight, no cut on it at all, and Beltre clubbed it.

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