Special To The Times
The East Boston Expos are off to a tremendous start in the Yawkey Baseball League, winning their first four games.
The high-flying Expos have been using Tony Conigliaro Field at Revere High School for their homes as the team had not yet been given clearance by the city to use their home field in East Boston.
Several East Boston players appear among the league’s batting and pitching leaders. Eric Rodriguez, Derek Adamson, Chris Carey, Michael Oliveira, and Matt Ferro have the Expos offense rolling along. Adamson was particularly prolific with five hits in his first six at-bats, including a double, a triple, and three RBIs.
Expos fireballer David Kerns had an immense pitching performance, striking out 13 batters in only five innings. Cam Monagle, Scott Hall, and Raul Martinez have also been standouts on the Expos pitching staff.
Matt Costanza, who had an outstanding career at AIC and St. Mary’s High school in Lynn, is another “player to watch” on the Expos’ talented roster.
The other teams in the highly competitive league are The BASE, Brighton Sox, Stoneham Sabers, Charlestown Townies, Al Thomas Athletics, Brighton Braves, and McKay Club Beacons.
Former East Boston High multi-sports star Kevin Sinatra is excelling for The BASE, the well-known organization led by community leader Robert Lewis Jr. In recent action, Sinatra pitched a shutout in a win over the Braves.
The Expos are wearing classy red, white, and blue uniforms similar to those worn by the former Montreal Expos team, who played in the National League from 1969 to 2004 before relocating to Washington. D.C. and becoming the Washington Nationals.