League-Wide Awards Handed Out To The Firebirds

by Firebirds August 9, 2011 Features

By Greg Joyce On Friday night before game one of the playoffs, CCBL league president Judy Scarafile was on hand to present three league-wide awards to the Orleans Firebirds. Here is the official award presentation transcript: “Tonight we are very pleased to have 3 awards about to be presented here on the field at Eldredge […]

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Firebirds Sent Packing After Late-Inning Dramatics

by Firebirds August 7, 2011 Game Recaps

By Greg Joyce The amazing 2011 summer for the Orleans Firebirds came to a crashing halt on Saturday night in Yarmouth, as the Red Sox knocked them out of the playoffs with a 11-10 defeat. The Firebirds came back once from a 4-0 deficit, but lost the lead in the bottom of the ninth, as […]

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Firebirds Run Into Tough Pitching In Game One

by Firebirds August 6, 2011 Game Recaps

By Greg Joyce Orleans ran into some stellar pitching on Friday night in their first playoff game, and the offense went missing. Y-D’s Mark Appel (Stanford) stifled the Firebirds for eight innings of scoreless baseball, and the Red Sox took Game One, 4-0 at Eldredge Park. Appel nearly went the distance for Y-D, throwing 110 […]

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Awards Handed Out On Wednesday Night

by Firebirds August 5, 2011 Features

By Greg Joyce Prior to Wednesday night’s regular season home finale against Chatham, the Orleans Firebirds organization handed out their annual awards, citing eight players who went above and beyond expectations throughout the season. The Charles F. Moore, Sr. Award for the team’s most valuable player went to Matt Duffy (Long Beach State), who was […]

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Game Two: Doubleheader Sweep Caps Off Amazing Finish

by Firebirds August 4, 2011 Game Recaps

By Greg Joyce They say you want to be playing your best baseball heading into the playoffs, and the Orleans Firebirds are certainly doing that. They capped off their 2011 regular season campaign with a 9-8 win over the Chatham Anglers at home in front of 3,458 at Eldredge Park, the second game of a […]

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Game One: Firebirds Clinch Eastern Division Regular Season Title

by Firebirds August 4, 2011 Game Recaps

By Greg Joyce Just over two weeks ago in Chatham, it seemed as though the Orleans Firebirds had hit rock bottom. They had just lost their seventh game in nine contests, an 8-3 defeat at the hands of the Anglers. They were down to fourth place in the East, and it was not looking good […]

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Clicking On All Cylinders, Firebirds Win Again

by Firebirds August 1, 2011 Game Recaps

By Greg Joyce It was more of the same for Orleans on Sunday night, and considering the way they are playing as of late, that is a very good thing. With strong starting pitching, no errors, and at least one hit from every batter in the starting lineup, the Firebirds enjoyed a 7-3 win over […]

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Firebirds Mount Comeback In Y-D

by Firebirds July 31, 2011 Game Recaps

By Greg Joyce Through six innings at Y-D on Saturday night, the Orleans Firebirds were losing 2-0. They had put up seven hits, but couldn’t get the push they needed to make a mark in the run column. But then came the seventh inning, and the Firebirds finally pounced, scoring six runs to complete the […]

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Together, Duffy and Waldrip Share Journey From Temp to All-Star

by Firebirds July 29, 2011 Features

By Greg Joyce They both came in as temporary players, uncertain of how long their stay on the Cape would be. They both played well enough to earn full contracts. They usually play next to each other on the diamond, and hit back-to-back in the Orleans Firebirds lineup. They are roommates and have developed a […]

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Win Streak Snapped By Hyannis

by Firebirds July 28, 2011 Game Recaps

By Greg Joyce Orleans and Hyannis both came into Wednesday night’s matchup as winners of their last seven straight, meaning something had to give. Unfortunatley for the Firebirds, they came out on the losing end of the 11-2 decision, as they finally met their match against the Harbor Hawks. Unlike most of their games during […]

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