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Donato tosses gem, Rebels back to Super Eight

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By Mike Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor After cracking the Super Eight for the first time in program history last year, the Walpole Rebels are headed back as the No. 3 seed following an impressive 16-4 (11-2) regular season. Backed by an elite pitching staff headlined by the likes of Northeastern-bound ace Cam Schlittler...
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Schlittler’s gem lifts Walpole past Brookline

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By Mike Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor Following a tough 3-2 loss to rival Wellesley on April 25, Walpole High baseball entered last Wednesday’s tilt with Brookline looking for their second straight win after bouncing back with a 9-6 victory over Westwood on the 27th. Behind a seven-inning complete-game shutout by staff ace and Northeastern...
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Donato leads Walpole to first win

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By James Kinneen Hometown Weekly Reporter With three NCAA DI-bound pitchers eventually taking the mound, there was never a question that Walpole’s opening game Friday afternoon against Newton North was going to be a low-scoring affair. And when Walpole star and Tufts commit Matt Donato stepped up to the plate in the eighth inning...
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Donato’s walk-off powers Rebels past Hawks

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor Wet conditions at Turco Field forced the Walpole High baseball team to take a short trip down the road to the all-turf complex at Xaverian on Tuesday morning, still serving as the de facto home team in a key non-league matchup against the Hawks. Despite a seven-inning...
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Larkin named interim skipper at Westwood

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor Coming off an incredible Cinderella run all the way to the Division II South finals as a No. 11 seed in 2017, the Westwood High School varsity baseball team enters the 2018 season with high hopes. Following the conclusion of last season, however, Westwood head coach Jimmy Vanaria...
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