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A'S SWEEP INTO FINALS!

Al Thomas Club Sweeps into the Yawkey League Finals!

The Al Thomas A's have swept their first two series of the 2005 playoffs to reach the Yawkey Baseball League Championship series for the first time since 1996.

After dispatching of West Roxbury three games to none, the A's defeated a tough, young Medford team in three straight by the scores of 1-0, 4-3 (8 innings) and 10-0. In the opening game, rookie sensation Scott Jamieson outdueled Medford's McDonough with a 4-hit shutout. Brian Powers drove in Chris Bucci with the only run of the game in the 6th inning.

In game 2, the A's were held hitless until the 6th inning and overcame late deficits of 1-0 and 3-2 to win in extra innings, 4-3 on a base hit by Matt Thayer. Andy Doyle led off the 8th with a triple, and after two intential walks and two outs, Thayer ended the game with a single to left. Aidan Powers allowed 1 earned run in 7 innings and John Kostas earned the win with a scoreless 8th inning, his second victory of the playoffs.

Game 3 featured the third lefty starter in a row for the A's, Leo Corcoran, who dominated Medford hitters with a biting fastball and a nasty curve. Corcoran retired the first 12 batters and carried a no hitter into the 6th inning before yielding a one-out base hit. John Kostas pitched a scoreless 7th inning to preserve the shutout.

Chris Bucci, Chris Malloy, Peter Moores, Aidan Powers and Jim Schindler each banged out 2 hits to lead the A's balanced offense.

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AUGUST 9, 2005


A's Finish with Best Record in YBL in 2005!


The Al Thomas A's built on the success of 2004 to boast the best record in the Yawkey League in 2005. At 25-6, the Club also broke its single-season record for most victories in a season, eclipsing the previous high of 24 wins, accomplished several times.


The team had to win its last 6 games, including a doubleheader sweep on Saturday, August 6 to win the Tarpey Conference and finish with the top seed heading into the playoffs.


Rookie southpaw Scott Jamieson led the league with an 8-1 record and an astonishing 0.23 earned run average. Chris Malloy led the league in doubles (11) and on base percentage, while hitting .398, while Greg Lovely finished in the top 5 in doubles, triples, runs and slugging percentage. Matt Thayer was a perfect 20-20 in stolen bases.


The Al Thomas Club led the league in pitching E.R.A. with a stingy 1.43, and finished the season 3rd in the league with a .301 team batting average.


Congratulations to franchise holder Al Thomas of the Alfred D. Thomas Funeral Home in Milton, and the 2005 A's for a first-place finish. The team hopes to carry that success into the playoffs and capture its first league title since 1993.


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SPRING 2005

Welcome to the website of the Al Thomas Club of Boston's Yawkey Baseball League. The A's enjoyed a successful 2003 campaign, which included a nine-game winning streak and a late-season drive for first place in the Tarpey Conference. Injuries once again proved to be the kiss of death for this team, as many key players were lost throughout the season and especially down the stretch. In the 2004 season, the A's captured the 5th seed, making the playoffs for the 14th time in 15 years. Aidan Powers led the Yawkey League with a sizzling 0.68 ERA, while Chris Malloy led the league in homeruns (7) and rbi (37). Leo Corcoran was among league leaders for rookies with a 6-1 record and 1.74 ERA. There is an air of excitement growing about this team, and we look for bigger and better things as the summer moves along.

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