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18U Gold Finishes Strong
by posted 07/29/2018

18U Gold Finishes Strong

The 18U Gold team finished their season with another championship at the North Central Massachusetts ASA Commissioner's Cup.  The team went 7-0 in the tournament, outscoring their opponents by a combined 35-4.  The team's final record was 30-5-1, including 3 championships and a 2nd place finish.



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Brenna Welch Verbals to Rivier
by posted 07/28/2018

Brenna Welch Verbals to Rivier

Congratulations to Brenna, who has verbally committed to play softball at Rivier University . . . way to go!



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18+ Players Wanted for 2019
by posted 07/27/2018

Seeking 18+ Players for 2019

The Gems are looking to put together two 18+ teams for Summer 2019, with the returning 18U Gold team and players rising from the 18U National Gold team giving us a team and a half already.  Contact Jim Rines at for more info if you're interested in joing this strong group.

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National Gold Team Feature Article
by posted 07/23/2018

National Gold Featured in Monadnock Ledger-Transcript

Read article here


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Southern Success for Gems
by posted 07/01/2018

Southern Success for Gems

The Gems 18U Gold team took 2nd place at the Galaxy of Stars Tournament in Virginia Beach.  The team finished with a 7-3 overall record.  Between showcase and pool play, the team had a record of 5-2 with 30 runs scored and only 5 runs allowed.  In elimination play, Gems Gold beat New Jersey Cheetahs Gold in the quarterfinals and Orion Hunter Gold in the semifinals before falling to defending champs Diamond State Swoop in the finals.  That was the rubber match, as Gems Gold and Diamond State Swoop had each won a 1-0 game against the other team over the prior two days.

The Gems 18U National Gold team also had a very successful weekend at the Galaxy of Stars, finishing with a 6-3 record.

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The Young and The Restless
by posted 06/24/2018

The Young and The Restless!

The 18U Gold team hasn't been to college yet, but that didn't stop them from knocking off a lot of college players while winning the New England Fusion 18+ Summer Classic!

Quarterfinals: Beat New England Storm 3-2

Semifinals: Beat New Hampshire Comets Red 8-1

Finals: Beat Southern Maine Flame Legends 6-2

On to Virgina!

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Congratulations to Lawrence Eagle-Tribune All-Stars!
by posted 06/23/2018

Latham (18U Gold) and Pacy (18U National Gold) Named 2018 Eagle-Tribune All-Stars


Abby Latham

Central Catholic Senior, Shortstop

Versatile all-around player. Switched from third base to shortstop to help the team. Hit .415 with 21 runs scored and 22 RBIs. Spray hitter with good power. Had three home runs. Strong leader, admired by teammates. Plays volleyball in fall. Headed to SNHU after originally committing to Division 1 Coppin State. Salem, N.H., resident. Likes to stay active. Competed in indoor track.

Alexa Pacy

Andover Junior, Shortstop

Talented free-swinging leadoff batter. Hit .464. Only struck out twice all year. Has power to all fields. Natural shortstop. Has cannon for arm and goes back for bloopers brilliantly. Transferred from Salem as sophomore. Started as a freshman outfielder for Blue Devils. Three-sport athlete, plays volleyball and basketball. Older sister Mikayla a standout shortstop at Keene State.

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NHIAA All-State Selections
by posted 06/22/2018

2018 NHIAA All-State Diamond Gems

Division I

Abby Rochette, Concord, First Team (Gatorade Player of the Year)

Maddie Rastello, Salem, First Team

Brianna Marino, Salem, Second Team


Division II

Raven Comtois, Milford, First Team (Player of the Year)

Paige Delier, Milford, Second Team

Carrie Speer, Souhegan, Second Team


Division III

Madison Labrie, Mascenic, First Team (Pitcher of the Year)

Mariah Haney, Franklin, Honorable Mention


Division IV

Lexi Balam, Wilton-Lyndeborough, First Team (Player of the Year)

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Diamond Gems Fall League
by posted 04/30/2018

The New England Diamond Gems are pleased to announce plans for the Extreme Fall Games 16U and 18U Sunday fall league!  The season runs from September 9th through November 4th and includes doubleheaders at Donati Field in Hooksett, NH.  See the attached flyer and contact for more info and to reserve a spot.

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by posted 03/29/2012

Based in Southern New Hampshire, the Diamond Gems are a competitive Junior Olympic fastpitch softball program which competes on the state, regional and national levels.  Our players, which age from 10 to 23, come from throughout Southern New Hampshire and Northern Massachusetts.  During the "off-season" from October through April, the girls continue to work hard, participating in school sports, conditioning and fitness programs, and practicing indoors. We are very proud that many of the girls are among the academic standouts in their respective schools.

Our win/loss record during the summer will be important, but our focus is for the girls to learn, be "showcased" to colleges and, most of all, have fun. We won’t win every game, but we should always be competitive.  Coach Rines expects that when our games end, our opponents, the umpires, and the fans will all agree that our young ladies did their best, showed respect, and brought honor to themselves and their organization.

The New England Diamond Gems is a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organization.

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