East Boston Little League wraps up an outstanding season – Cubs, Cardinals win titles; President Joe Gerardi leads hard-working board

August 25, 2010

Congratulations to first-year president Joe Gerardi and all players from East Boston Little League for a great 2010 season.

President Joe Gerardi and the board of directors would like to take this time to thank all sponsors and donors for contributing toward the 2010 season.

Special thanks go out to all coaches, parents, and league officials for making the Minor League program one that we all can be proud of. More and more 9-year-olds are being taught the fundamentals of the game and transitioning to the Major League level ready to play. A super job by everyone involved in the Minor League level.

In the Major League division, the Cubs did what the New England Patriots couldn’t: going undefeated during regular season and then the playoffs to be crowned champions.

Coaches Joe Gerardi, Ray Albanese, and Richie Voto’s team finished a perfect season with 18 wins and no losses. Here’s to a great job on a season that will be hard to match for years to come.

In the Senior League championship, the Cardinals, managed by Shawn Theriault and Phil Plagenza, came from behind in two straight last-inning victories to halt Gerry DiVenuti’s Mets from winning their third straight championship. The young Cardinals players did a spectacular job by going from last place in 2009 to the top in one year. All the coaches and players on the Senior Division teams did a great job this season.

In All-Star competition, the 13-and-14-year-old Junior League team won the District 9 title for the third time in four years. They also defeated Swampscott in sectional play. After losing a tough game at Billerica, the players had plenty to be proud of. It’s been quite a few years since any Eastie team has won an All-Star game on the state level. Hats of to coaches Gerry DiVenuti and Shawn Theriault, but mostly the players for an excellent All-Star run.

Special thanks go out to Susan Theriault for administering the District 9 Tournament without a glitch.

The East Boston Little League board of directors are as follows: Joe Gerardi, president; Richie Voto, vice president; Gerry DiVenuti, treasurer; Ray Albanese, equipment and concessions director; Phil Plagenza, Minor League coordinator; and Tom Henderson, safety officer.

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