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The right-hander (3-3) won his third straight start to even his record as the Colonials rallied to beat the Newark Bears 5-3 on Tuesday.
Paronto went six innings Tuesday, giving up three runs (two earned) on six hits. T.J. Wink, the fourth Pittsfield pitcher, threw a 1-2-3 ninth for his first professional save.
In his last three starts, Paronto has pitched 20 2/3 innings and has given up four earned runs on 18 hits, for an earned-run average of 1.75. That compares most favorably with the righty's first three starts, where he gave up 14 earned runs in 16 innings and had an ERA of 7.88.
On Tuesday, Paronto walked only two and struck out seven. He threw 112 pitches, 72 for strikes.
Read more from the Berkshire Eagle.
He threw 87 pitches, on the night, 63 of them strikes. He did not walk a batter and struck out four for the win. Paronto (1-3) allowed six hits, with no walks and six strikeouts in his first complete game since July 9, 2000.
Read more of the recap from the Berkshire Eagle.
On the day his younger brother was drafted, former Minuteman hurler Mike Gedman unfortunately took the loss for the Worcester Tornadoes after walking the leadoff hitter on a 3-2 pitch in the eighth inning vs. Chad Paronto's Pittsfield Colonials. The Colonials rallied for a 6-4 win.
Finally, Matt Torra will be on the bump tonight as the Reno Aces open a four-game series against the Colorado Springs Sky Sox. Torra will put his 4-0 record on the line against Sky Sox RHP Esmil Rogers (0-0, No ERA), who is on a Major League rehab assignment.
"The 35-year-old pitcher, who has appeared in 177 major league games with the Orioles, Indians, Braves, and Astros, has agreed to come out of retirement to be a player/coach for the Colonials. Chad lives in Pittsfield with his wife and two children.
'I really wanted to coach-slash-teach,' Paronto said. 'I guess I'm called the pitching coach, but I just want to teach guys how to pitch a little bit, and share some of the ideologies that I've come across in the 16 years that I've played. I think it's going to be exciting...and the stadium is only about eight-tenths of a mile from my house.'
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Bill Buckner won't be the only former big leaguer in town
Saturday when the Brockton Rox meet the Pittsfield Colonials in a Can-Am League
exhibition at Forest Park (2 p.m.)
Buckner's the major celebrity as manager of the Rox. As for the Colonials, they have Chad Paronto, a former University of Massachusetts pitcher who spent parts of seven seasons in the majors as a middle reliever.
Paronto, 35, has a dual role as pitcher and pitching coach.
Read more o Garry Brown's article on MassLive.com
The 35-year-old city resident signed a contract with the Pittsfield Colonials in dual roles as pitching coach and starter.
having been invited to spring training by multiple professional clubs,
Paronto decided to hang up his professional career to be closer to his
"I know that I can pitch in the big leagues but that's the least of my concerns," Paronto said at a press conference Friday. "I chose to retire for my family."
Last season, Paronto led the Pawtucket Red Sox in appearances with 54 and posted a 4.22 ERA out of the bullpen. But at the end of the year, he said he began thinking of retiring in order to spend more time with his children.
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Paronto had a weekly radio segment on the team's radio broadcasts called "Hangin' With Chad" that featured him interviewing his teammates. (Listen to the segments here)
Click here to read the blog posting, which includes a link to this video, which prominently features Paronto.
Serino and Leigh joined Mitchell Clegg, Matt Torra, Ron Villone, Chad Paronto, and Nick Gorneault as former Minutemen getting paid to play the national past time.
Check out this piece from Examiner.com, recapping the 2010 minor league season for all seven UMass baseball alumni.
Gordon Edes writes that, "Saltalamacchia learned about his call-up around 2:30 a.m., after the PawSox arrived by bus in Allentown, Pa., from Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. For the ride, he wore a special sweater, acquired by Pawtucket pitcher Chad Paronto, awarded in the clubhouse to the player deemed the star of the game.
'It's a sweater he made, bought in a convenience store,' Saltalamacchia said, momentariliy abashed by the sweater's notoriety. "It says 'Meowy Christmas.' [PawSox pitcher] Rich Hill loves cats, but we decided to make it a team thing. The first night Rich Hill won it, which was good. Last night it was me. I was very excited, thrilled."
Another UMass baseball alum playing in AAA, Chad Paronto, threw two shutout innings of relief for the Pawtucket Red Sox in a 2-1 loss to the Scranton-Wilkes Barre Yankees last night. Paronto is 3-5 with a 4.08 ERA in 64.0 innings pitched.