On June 25th and 28th, the North End will meet the South End in the spirit of baseball through the first “North 2 South Baseball Classic.” Sponsored by State Representative Aaron Michlewitz, the classic will be played by the Little League All-Star teams from the North End Athletic Association and South End Baseball.
Rep. Michlewitz said that “campaigning last year made me realize that these two neighborhoods have many common attributes and great baseball organizations being one of them. Having been a coach myself for the previous seven years in youth sports, this seemed like a natural step. This is hopefully the start of an annual event between the two neighborhoods.”
The baseball tournament is also intended to raise awareness for the “North 2 South Foundation,” an initiative that Michlewitz recently announced to fund educational scholarships for students in the 3rd Suffolk District.
There will be two 7-inning games, one in each neighborhood for the 12 and under age division. Aaron Michlewitz and Matthew Imbergamo have coached the North End Dodgers for the past seven years. Michlewitz took off last year while running for State Representative. Dom Campochiaro is NEAA President and John Romano is NEAA Commissioner. Owen Carlson is the Commissioner of South End Baseball.
The North End game will be played at Langone Park on Commercial Street on Friday, June 25th and the South End game will be played on the following Monday, June 28th at Luis Taint Field at Peters Park in the South End. Both games start at 6:00 pm. Both groups are hoping for a strong neighborhood turnout and will be offering food and refreshments.
In other NEAA news, the Majors Yourth Baseball Progam will have its annual All-Star Game on June 29th at 7:00 p.m. at Puopolo Park. The best players from each of the five teams will make up the all-star team. There also will be food and refreshments.