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November 30, 2016


“Batting for Noah”  2016

Submitted By Jamie Thoroughgood and Larry Deane

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The champions and of Noah with his fire fighter jacket.


“Batting for Noah” was an adult coed softball tournament that was held Saturday November 19th  to benefit the family of Noah McIntosh.


Noah is an amazing 5-year-old boy, who like many boys his age loves super heroes, Disney movies, pizza nights with his family, kindergarten, playing with his friends and wants to grow up to be a firefighter like his daddy. Noah’s dad Evan is a Firefighter/EMT for the town of Allenstown. Recently Noah’s family had their world turned upside down, their son Noah is sick. On Saturday October 22nd, Noah was diagnosed with a rare pediatric brain tumor called DIPG. This type of tumor is located in an important area of the brain called the Pons. It controls breathing, heart rate and the nerves and muscles that help us to see, hear, walk, talk and eat. It is a highly aggressive tumor and it is difficult to treat, with no cure at this time. 


Noah will require daily radiation therapy and lots of love and support from his family and friends. His parents need and want to be with him as much as possible to enjoy the time they have left with their precious little boy. Even with radiation therapy the time left for Noah is extremely limited. There is no way to know how much time, but statistically children with DIPG live between 6 to 12 months. 


In total 11 teams came out to play for Noah. Amazing that so many people came out to play for a little boy most had never met in 34 degree temps that morning. 


We would like to thank the following members of the community: PYBA for use of the fields for the day,Carroll Hodgdon Jr. for donating softballs, Brenda Hodgdon and Tracy Roode for donating the food for concessions, Linda and Buddy Bedell for cooking all day, Crown Trophy, and the Globe for the donation of a fire fighter suit for Noah. To the community members of Barnstead, Alton and Pittsfield, thank you to those who donated Christmas gifts to Noah. A special thank you to Steve Drause and Terry Hannigan for umpiring games for us all day.


Thank you to the following coaches and their teams for playing. The “Slammers” coached by Carroll Hodgdon Jr., Morse Crew” coached by Luke LaFreniere, The “Mizfitz” coached by Larry Dean,  “NOAH” coached by Matthew Smith, “DILLIGAF” coached by Kirk Levesque,”Tims Truck Capital” coached by Ashley Cleasby, “November Reign” coached by Jess Lievens, “Post 79” coached by Brian Levesque, “Dirty Dogz” coached by Scott Gillis, “Roode’s Crew” coached by Tim Roode, and “VH Energy” coached by Joe Bonacorsi. 


Congratulations to the “November Reign” for taking home the championship, “Mizfitz” for coming in 2nd place,  and the “Post 79” for coming in 3rd place! 


We are happy to say the the tournament was a HUGE success and raised $2,815.00 to help Noah’s family. We also donated $275.00 to the PYBA as a thank you for letting us use the fields. 


Again, we thank you. It is an amazing feeling to see people come together and do such a positive thing for a family in need.  To all involved be proud to be a part of an amazing community!






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