Monday, May 6, 2013
Norwood's John Gorman picked up his second save of the season Sunday.
Norwood's John Gorman, a former Catholic Memorial standout, picked up the save of the games as the Boston College baseball team scored for four runs in the eighth inning to come back to defeat 25th-ranked Virginia Tech, Sunday at Eddie Pellagrini Diamond at Commander Shea Field. Before the start of the game, seven seniors were recognized for their career in the Maroon and Gold. The Eagles (11-37, 3-23 ACC) outhit the Hokies (30-19, 13-14 ACC), 10-9, in the series finale as they tallied their third ACC win of the year. Gorman tallied his second save of the year, allowing two hits in 0.2 innings.
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
The Boston College baseball team will play the second game of a doubleheader exhibition against the Boston Red Sox Thursday in Florida.
Norwood's John Gorman and his Boston College baseball teammates will be facing the Boston Red Sox Thursday in the second game of a doubleheader in Fort Myers. Boston will play Northeastern at 1:30 p.m., followed 40 minutes after that game ends, BC will play the Red Sox. A sophomore pitcher-infielder, Gorman was drafted by the Boston Red Sox in the 50th round of the Major League Draft two years out of Catholic Memorial High School. Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell said on mlb.com that he would be staying away from his starting pitchers for the two exhibition games against the college teams, instead going to his relievers. "On the two college games, that will serve as somewhat of an intrasquad type game for us," said Farrell on the team…
Sunday, March 4, 2012
A freshman at Boston College, Norwood's John Gorman pitched two innings of relief against the Boston Red Sox Saturday night in Florida.
Sunday, March 4, 2012
Norwood's John Gorman had the opportunity of a lifetime Saturday night at JetBlue Park at Fenway South at Fort Myers, FL. The Boston College freshman righthander pitched the fourth and fifth innings against the Boston Red Sox in the team's annual exhibition game against the major league club. Gorman, who was drafted in the 50th round by the Boston Red Sox last year after a standout career at Catholic Memorial, gave up four hits, including a double to Mike Avilies, two runs and struck out a batter in two innings. BC lost to the Boston Red Sox, 6-3, in a seven inning game in front of 8,038 fans.
Wednesday, July 20, 2011
Norwood gets knocked out of the tournament but not after 'miracle' comeback against Hingham.
Sometimes there is a moment in sports that becomes both magical and unforgettable. A moment that truly defines a team, and makes you believe in something beyond the game itself. The Norwood Legion Post 70 baseball team had one of those moments yesterday. With Post 70 facing elimination Tuesday afternoon against Hingham, trailing by six runs in the bottom of the twelfth, all seemed lost. But like the night before - when Norwood scored six runs off South Attleboro in the ninth but fell short - they rallied, and this time the story would have a historic ending. Brandon Davis smacked a two-run single with two outs in the twelfth, to propel Norwood to an incredible seven-run inning to beat Hingham 13-12 and advance Post 70 to face off against …
Sunday, July 17, 2011
Norwood beat a hard Milton team in the Game 3 finale to advance.
After Tuesday night's 14-2 beating of Milton in Game 1 of their best-of-three playoff series, Manager Paul Samargedlis said Milton was going to fight “tooth and nail” and that the series wasn’t over. He was right. Milton battled back with Willie Archibald to win Game 2, 5-3, but Norwood won the series clincher 4-3. “They are the scariest 5th seed you could possibly have on your playoff ticket,” said Samargedlis. The pitching match up between young high school pitchers Brendan Cathcart and Milton’s John Arens, was nothing less than spectacular as both pitchers showed great poise and presence on the mound in this pressure cooker battle. Norwood did jump out in the first inning when Captain Sean Keady smacked a single and proceeded to steal …
Wednesday, July 13, 2011
Sean O'Neil and John Gorman lead Norwood to 14-1victory.
Norwood Legion’s Post 70 opened their 2011 tournament run with a bang Tuesday night at Wall Field with a 14-1 victory over Milton in game one of a best of three series. And that bang may echo through the rest of the postseason. Post 70 started the first inning with Sean O’Neil striking out the opposing side and the offense pounding out three extra base hits, five overall, for six crucial runs that the Milton team could never recover from. Captain Sean Keady led off with a triple down the right field line and scored on a passed ball. After a Chris O’Brien walk, John Gorman tripled to center for another run. Anthony Perriello hit an RBI single to score Gorman making it 3-0, and PJ King added a two run double for Norwood, well on their way to…
Thursday, June 30, 2011
Norwood Legion beat Westwood 8-1 at Xaverian last night.
They say pitching wins championships in baseball but it doesn’t hurt if your team can smack the ball out of the yard also. That was the case for the Post 70 Norwood legion team who relied on two home runs in the fourth inning - along with a strong pitching performance from Sean O’Neil - to cruise to the 8-1 win over Westwood Wednesday evening. “I wanted our guys to grind out some at-bats, see some pitches and maybe get a big inning,” said Post 70 manager Paul Samargedlis. Norwood delivered in the fourth when BC-bound Gatorade Player of the Year John Gorman smacked a two-run home run over the left field fence for the early 2-0 lead. “It was a big at-bat, we definitely needed a spark,” said Gorman following the win. “He (pitcher Mike …
Monday, June 20, 2011
Recent Red Sox pick John Gorman is a Little League grad, and residents can expect more like him.
Norwood Little League is strong and well, as shown by the fact that one of Norwood Little League’s finest alumni, Catholic Memorial and Post 70 Legion pitcher John Gorman, was drafted by the Red Sox this month. “It was awesome,” said 16-year Norwood Little League President Mike Dolanir. "His father coached here for a long time.” Over the years, Norwood has produced some great baseball players like Richie Hebner and James Sweeney. And with over 700 kids participating in both baseball and softball Norwood Little League, residents can expect more of the same in the coming years. On Saturday there were five games played at Kelley Field in South Norwood from both the Association Division and International Division. Games started at 9:00 a.m. …
Friday, June 17, 2011
Norwood beat Foxborough 14-2.
It was a rough outing for Foxboro Post 93 Thursday evening against Norwood Post 70. Facing a Norwood team with active bats all night, Foxborough struggled to a 14-2 loss to Norwood. Norwood got four quick runs on the board in the top of the first inning, taking advantage of Foxborough pitcher Bobby Joyce. “I knew right away first couple of hitters he (Bobby) just didn’t have anything,” said Foxboro coach Bill Travers. Even after bringing in pitcher Adam Blake, the Norwood bats would not be denied. Norwood’s Brandon David padded the lead with a three run home run in the top of the second inning to extend the lead to 8-0. For David, it was another big hit in his continuing success playing at Foxboro High School. “He’s hit a home run every …
Thursday, June 9, 2011
BC-bound and Gatorade Massachusetts Baseball Player of the Year drafted 1,522nd by hometown team.
Catholic Memorial's John Gorman's high school career was capped today after he was drafted 1,522nd by the hometown Boston Red Sox, according the Boston Herald. Gorman is expected to attend Boston College, which is what knocked him way down on draft boards. The 6-foot 2-inch Norwood resident had a terrific high school baseball career complete with multiple no-hitters, ace performances on the mound, and accolades topped by being named the Gatorade Massachusetts Baseball Player of the Year. The Knights were eliminated this week in the MIAA playoffs by BC High, 3-0, in the South Sectional Quarterfinals. Gorman struck out eight in as many innings, walking just two (one intentionally), but took the tough loss. The pitcher/third baseman hopes to…