In the playoffs the Legends got matched up with the Akadema Surge. The legends came out swinging scoring 6 runs in the bottom of the 1st inning and never looked back winning 15-2. Matthew Sapienza (North Andover, Ma) got the win on the mound holding the Surge in check for the whole game. Marcus Montagnino (Gloucester, Ma), Lee Pacheco (Salem, Ma) and Jack Gilligan (Salem, Ma) each had 2 hits on the day. Brady Green (Exeter, NH) had a big hit with 2 RBI's while Alex Bodnar (North Andover, Ma) added a Sac Fly. Ben Olszak (Danvers, Ma) got on base twice with a hit and a walk and Jax Budgell (Newburyport, Ma) added a walk and a stolen base. In the 2nd round the Legends got matched up with the Noreasters from the EBL. The Legends scored 5 runs in the top of the 1st inning and had to hang on to a 5-4 win in a nail bitter of a game. Tommy Beauregard (Salem, Ma) got the win on the mound and Kurt Thomas (Harwich, Ma) got the big save pitching the last 2 innings and striking out the last batter with a runner in scoring position to send the Legends to the Championship Game.
New England's climate limited natural abundance. Compared to other colonies in North America , settlers in the north were limited to gathering greens in early spring, and wild fruits and nuts in two to three months of summer and early fall. Deer, moose, and small animals were most toothsome in the fall before they had spent cold months grazing on evergreens and mosses. Settlers near water could hunt wild fowl, as well as catch fish. But cold weather hunting and fishing was often strenuous and yielded uncertain results with at least as great an expenditure of energy finding food as would be gained from eating it. Besides the issue of dubious food value, early settlers viewed hunting and gathering as the sport of the gentry and idle, and, more to the point, they faced economic realties which mitigated against that activity.