The Savannah Bananas' World Tour passed through Campanelli Stadium in Brockton on Wednesday, when the exhibition baseball squad played before a sold-out crowd. The baseball team has become a TikTok sensation in recent years with in-game dancing and theatrics. For the last seven years, the Bananas have been one of the most popular baseball teams around. Similar to the Harlem Globetrotters, Bananas games are performances more than competitions. Former Red Sox champion Johnny Damon and former BC Heisman Trophy winner Doug Flutie also made surprise appearances at the game in Brockton. New England Baseball Journal contributing photographer Kyle Prudhomme documented the scenes from the game.
No. 2 Taunton clinched a MIAA D1 state championship on June 18 with a 2-1 victory over No. 1 Franklin at LeLacheur Park in Lowell. Taunton took the rubber match of the Hockomock League rivals, as each team won on its own turf in the regular season. It’s a fitting end to a state tournament in which the Hockomock League was clearly the state’s power conference with two D1 finalists and one D2 finalist. Taunton also won a D1 state championship in 2019. New England Baseball Journal photographer Kyle Prudhomme provided a gallery of the game's highlights.
In April of 2021, the Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association voted to pause the Super 8 tournament, a postseason battle of the top eight teams in the state to determine the strongest team in any division. This year, six of the top teams in the state -- Newton North, St. John's Shrewsbury, Franklin, St. John's Prep, Braintree and North Andover -- agreed to participate in a midseason Super 8 Classic with head-to-head matchups on the final Saturday of Massachusetts schools' April vacation. Here's a look at the scores from the Super 8 Classic. St. John's Shrewsbury 4, Newton North 2 Franklin 14, St. John's Prep 4 Braintree 4, North Andover 3 New England Baseball Journal photographer Kyle Prudhomme was on hand for the first two games. Here's a look at some scenes from the day.
Here's a look behind the scenes at the 2021 Summer Rivalry Classic at Fenway Park. All photos are courtesy of New England Baseball Journal contributor Kyle Prudhomme.
The Brewster Whitecaps brought the Cape League season to a close on Wednesday night by finishing off a two-game sweep of the Bourne Braves in the CCBL championship series. Here are scenes captured from the unique atmosphere for Game 2 of the CCBL championship series, captured by photographer Kyle Prudhomme.
New England Baseball Journal photographer Kyle Prudhomme documented some of the sights from the New England Collegiate Baseball League All-Star Game at Cardines Field in Newport, R.I., on July 18.