Fullerton was a huge part of Beverly's success in 2005.

Brendan Fullerton was a huge part of Beverly's success in 2005.

A pie in the face of this scribe in today’s Around the Horn baseball column.

Turns out Peter Kallas, Matt Lanza and Frank Messina weren’t just alive the last time Beverly won an NEC baseball title. They were eighth-graders and just months away from setting foot in the hallowed halls on Sohier Road.

It’s come to our attention that in 2005, the Panthers were NEC South co-champs. That year Beverly was 9-11 and won a state tourney game before bowing out against Reading in a 10-9 nail-biter. Seems we were confused by the NEC split in those days, as we had Danvers (19-3) as the sole NEC champs in our records.


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    Others on that team were Joel Filadoro, Drew Marquart, Jay Trowt, and Andrew Hobin. Lost on a suicide squeeze in the bottom of the 9th to Reading after coming back from being down 9-2 in the 2nd Round of the Division 1 state tournament

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    The Panthers were ranked No.1 in the Associated Press poll and ESPN/USA Today …. 2002-03 Big East Tournament and Regular Season West Co-Champions …. Aaron Gray (#33) won the Big East Rebounding Title in 2005 and is one of six .

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