The North End Athletic Association (NEAA) 21U baseball team has reached the halfway point of the season in second place!

Led by coaches Dom DiCenso and Rob Pantaleo, the North End Dodgers find themselves in second place behind Ayer with a 7-3-1 record.

The Dodgers are led by the strong pitching of Nico Gennari, Evan Mallard and Colman Shea. Hitting and defense have been triggered by first-half MVP Joe Tansino. In addition to Tansino, Rob Pagliuca, Lorenzo Pantaleo, Colman Shea and CJ Miller have also been stand-outs.

The Dodgers also get separation from the rest of the league at catcher where Ryan Gallagher and Michael Galligani are two of the best that the league has to offer. The Dodgers have the luxury of having them both on the team.

Coach DiCenso is looking for a strong finish as the Dodgers attempt to finish in first place for the fifth time in the last six seasons. Playoffs are the first week in August.

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