RINDGE, N.H. – Two Oxford Hills High School graduates earned weekly honors as members of the Franklin Pierce baseball team, the top-ranked Division II club in New England.

Sophomore catcher Eric Cavers of Otisfield, was named Co-Player of the Week for the Northeast-10 Conference, while Tyler Cummings of South Paris, earned Freshman of the Week honors.

Cavers claimed his second career Player of the Week award. During the team’s first week of conference play (3-1), Cavers hit .375 (6-16), scored 6 runs, stroked 3 doubles, knocked in 4 runs, and went 3-3 in stolen base attempts. He also slugged .562 and registered a .421 on-base-percentage as he extended his current hitting streak to 5 games.

Cavers went 4-9 with 3 doubles and 4 RBI in the Ravens’ doubleheader sweep of then New England No. 1-ranked Stonehill College Sunday. He also registered 2 of Franklin Pierce’s 6 total hits gainst UMass Lowell and American International College earlier in the week.

He currently ranks third in team history with 24 career stolen bases after matching a program record and establishing the school mark for freshmen with 15 thefts last spring.

Cavers will play for the Keene Swamp Bats of the New England Collegiate Baseball League this summer. He competed for the Manchester, Conn., Silkworms of the NECBL last year.

Cummings earned his first weekly conference honor after his second solid start of the season Sunday. He handcuffed Stonehill batters, allowing just 1 unearned run on 3 hits in the Ravens’ 9-1 victory. He fanned 10 and yielded just 1 walk in the complete game effort and is now 2-1 on the season. He has a 3.00 ERA, with 24 strikeouts and just 3 walks in 18 innings. Opposing batters are hitting a mere. 169.

Franklin Pierce is now 10-5 overall, 3-1 in NE-10.

Golf meeting slated

AUBURN – The first meeting for the 2003 Prospect Hill Seniors Golf League will be held April 17 at 9 a.m. at the course. More information is available by calling 782-9226.

Title game on tap

AUBURN – Those Girls and Rec-Ing Crew will meet for the post-season championship in the Auburn Rec Women’s Slowdown Basketball League Thursday, April 10 at 6:45 p.m. at Hasty Community Center.

Rec-Ing Crew was unbeaten entering the finals but was edged by Those Girls, 37-24, to set up the deciding game.

Baseball league planned

BATH – Players are being sought for the second season of the Maine Woods 45+ Baseball League. Those 45 and older are eligible. Games will be played at Kelley Field in Bath. For additional information, call Dick Hill at 443-6669, or email [email protected]

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