, Salem, MA


August 3, 2013

Jean DePlacido column: Riley Rocks Family Carnival to be held at Beverly High


“I know coach Mike Gambino, and he is doing a great job at BC. They are very committed to Thomas. He will have every chance to succeed there, and it’s a great fit for him. I’m predicting a great future in the ACC.”

Leahy’s Legends team is have a very successful season with a 30-10 record. They won the Blue Chip All-American Tournament recently with 83 other teams vying for it.


After 11 years Mike Giardi has decided to close his Hit Zone indoor baseball facility in Swampscott, but he will remain active in the sport he loves, doing camps, clinics, and giving lessons at locations across the North Shore. The former Salem High and Harvard baseball star, who had a four year pro career, will run Giardi’s Professional Baseball Academy with his staff during February and April school vacations and continue to work with the Marblehead Parks and Recreation Department during the summer.

“There are a lot of great memories there,” said Giardi. “I really enjoy teaching the game I love, and will continue to do it.”


Jean DePlacido is a correspondent for The Salem News. You can contact her at

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