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-2014 NABA Championship game-

 

In a match up of league giants. Naugatuck and Bridgeport were in familiar territory. Each team has won their share of championship and were locked up in another instant classic! The Hackers once again used the right arm of Mike Fox to quiet the powerful Bridgeport line up for most of the game into the 8th inning. With Naugy up 4-2 the All-Stars pushed across 3 runs in the 8th inning to come back and win the 2014 NABA Championship. The biggest hit coming with 2 outs from the bat of pinch hitter Joel Rodriguez. Matt Bartilieme got the win in relief and Fox was the tough luck loser in the 5-4 game.

 

  

Playoffs-Semi-Finals

 

Bridgeport will make another appearance in the Championship game after making quick work of Durham 11-0. They will play the defending Champs, Naugatuck Hackers after winning another tight game against the Machine 9-8.

 

The Championship game is slated to be played at West Haven High School at 12pm this Sunday. 

 

  

Playoff's-Quarter Finals

 

Bridgeport keeps rolling with a win againt Southington and will play surging Durham who beat the Owls. In the other Bracket the defending champs, Naugatuck Hackers won a tight one with the new team in the league CT Flyers. The Flyers will be a team worth watching next year. The Hackers will play the Machine who beat Orange.

 

 

Last week of the regular season-August 3, 2014

 

 

 

So the final season results are in…

 

 

 

Bridgeport swept the Heat to keep their momentum going into the playoffs as they hold the top seed. Kevin Ayala who is calling it his final managerial season went out with a bang as he went yard are a parting gift to the league.

 

 

 

 

The Hackers also used this week as a tune up to defend their title with a sweep of the Nighthawks. The Hackers will be the 2 seed in the post season.

 

 

 

 

Durham and Orange got some good games in this weekend with a split. In game 1 Durham prevailed with a 6-1 win. Nick Marchese had two extra base hits as Chanticleers took home a 6-1 victory over Orange in seven innings on Sunday. He doubled in the first and fifth innings. Nick Toth was a workhorse on the mound while bagging the win for Chanticleers. Nick Toth allowed one earned run, six hits and no walks while striking out five over 6 2/3 innings of work. Steve Simon, Nick Marchese and Bryan Kotlarz helped lead Chanticleers. They combined for six hits and two RBIs. Orange scored its only run of the game on a solo home run in the first inning.

 

 

In game 2 Orange bounced back with a 4-0 win. Orange tossed seven innings of shutout ball. They struck out nine, walked one and surrendered three hits. Orange will be the 3 seed and Durham will be the 5 seed in the playoffs.

 

 

 

 

 

The Steamers went out in fashion picking up a 8-7 victory in game 1 against the playoff bounce Owls team. Dave Krochko pitched a complete game to pick up the win for the Steamers. Krochko also helped his cause with two walks and two runs scored. The Steamers were down 7-2 and battled back scoring 6 runs in the 5th to take the lead. Mike Maksymiw had the big blow with a double knocking in two runs. Eric O'Brien hit an opposite field triple and knocked in a run. TJ Grande also had two hits for the Steamers. The Owls scored 4 runs in the first and 3 runs in the second, but did not score again. Alex Miniter led the Owls offense, going 4-4 at the plate.  Vinny Daurio went 2-4 with three RBIs, James Ineson went 3-5 and Aaron Summers went 2-4 with a double and an RBI.  

 

 

 

In game 2 Vinny Daurio pitched 6 strong as the Owls took game two 6-5.  Matthew Oestreicher went 1-2 with a Home Run and two RBIs, Tommy Roy went 1-2 with a BB and two runs scored, and Aaron Soto hit a double in the 6th inning that drove in two runs to take the lead in the 6th.  CJ Romanos got the save as he entered the game in the 7th inning and retired the side in order. The Steamers Eric O'Brien stayed hot hitting his first homer of the season with a blast over the right field fence. Steve Cuci went 2-3 with a triple and run batted in. Joe Faienza added two hits for the Steamers in the loss. Despite the lost this week, the Owls kept their 4 seed in tacked .

 

 

 

 

Meriden and Milford squared up in highly contested double dip. Milford saw their playoff hopes dashed as Meriden won the first game3-0 behind JD Tyler’s complete game 8 strikeouts performance.over. The Machines' Raymond Thayer was perfect at the dish, going 2-2. He singled in the fourth and sixth innings.

In Game 2 Milford show how prideful they are by bouncing back and winning a tight 1-0 game. Meriden locked in the 6 seed.

 

In another possible elimination double header the Flyers and the Shock split to get them both into the post season. Flyers won game one 3-2. Nick Drenchen got the win pitching 6 innings allowing 1 earned run and 9 strikeouts. Anthony Davila had the big hit of the day tripling and driving in Donte Younger. Kevin Ryan pitched a complete game for the Shock. Mike Severino went 2 for 2 with a walk and a run scored. Kyle Lentini and Kevin Ryan both had an RBI and a double a piece in the lost

 

 

 

 

Aftershock took game two 4-2. Kyle Lentini had his second start of the year with the season on the line. Lentini answered the call pitching a complete game, allowing one earned run while striking out 7. Nick Cesca led the offense going 2 for 4 with 2 RBI's. Brian Gargiulo also went 1 for 2 with a walk and a run scored. Mike Bucciarelli went 2 for 3 with a double for the Flyers. They racked up 8 hits but only managed to push across 2 runs. The Flyers will be the 7 seed and Southington got the last post season spot with the 8 seed.

 

 

 

 

So here’s the playoff match ups:

 

 

Southington vs Bridgeport @ Veterans Field 12pm

 

Flyers vs CT Hackers @ Rotary Field 11am

 

Meriden vs Orange @ Old Tavern Road 11am

 

Durham vs CT Owls @ Bunnell HS 11am

 

 

 

July 27, 2014

 

 

 

Not much is settled with a week to go in our league…

 

 

 

What is a given, is that Bridgeport is cruising. They swept the Nighthawks 5-2 and 6-2. They are just plugging away waiting for the post season to begin.

 

 

 

The Hackers got everything they could handle from the Flyers this weekend. Game one was tied 0-0 all the way to the ninth inning when the hackers hit a solo shot to right. The Flyers, Paulie Hernandez did everything he could pitching 7 scoreless innings while striking out 10, giving him an ERA of 1.20 on the year. In the bottom of the ninth the flyers Vinny purgatore started the inning off with a single while Alfred Anzalone got him over to third on a double to left.  Joey Cardoso tied the game advancing Vinny to home on a ground ball to second. After 12 long innings the hackers took the lead and held it for the 3-1 win.

In Game 2 the Flyers got a much needed bounce back victory. Chris Folsom got the win going 6 innings with 6 strike outs on 1 earned run. Donte Younger, John Kelly and Joey Cardoso all went 2 for 3. One of Cardoso’s hits was a solo shot to right field in the second inning. Flyers win 8-3. The Hackers have clinched a playoff spot and the Flyers are currently in but still needs to win next week to clinch a spot. Any losses next week could spell doom for the new team in the league.

 

 

 

 

 

The Owls stayed hot with a sweep of Orange. In Game 1 the Owls pulled off a 9 inning 7-6 win. They got 5 scoreless innings on the mound from Tommy Roy, who also had two BBs and scored twice in the game.  They were led offensively by Connor Miniter, who went 2-5 with 2 RBIs, and Vinny Daurio, who had 2 RBI's and two doubles.  The score was 3-3 until the 9th inning when Matthew Oestreicher came up with a bases loaded and hit a bases clearing double down the 3rd base line.  James Ineson pitched the final 4 innings and got the W for the Owls.

 

 

 

In Game 2 the Owls won by an identical 7-6 score. Vinny Daurio, pitched a complete game for the Owls.  James Ineson went 3-4 with a double and 2 runs scored,  CJ Romanos went 2-3 with 2 RBIs, Connor Miniter went 1-2 with a double and 2 RBIs, and Aaron Summers went 2-4 as the Owls bats are starting to come alive at the right time. Both teams are currently holding on to playoff spots but anything can happen heading in to the final week. Both will clinch a spot with a win next weekend.

 

 

 

Durham got a huge sweep of the Milford Monsters. Durham will also clinch a playoff spot with a win against Orange next week and Milford is currently out of the playoff picture but control their own destiny and do not need any help to get in. With a sweep of the Machine next week they will punch their ticket and knock them out in the process

 

 

 

 

 

Meriden went from out of the playoffs to jumping all the way to 6 th place in the standing with a huge sweep of Southington.  In Game 1 JD Tyler was dominant on the mound throwing a complete game shutout and 10 strikeouts. Justin Poirier and Alex Rivera Each had 2 hits to lead Meriden to a 3-0 win.

 

 

 

In Game 2 Meriden got the 7-2 victory. Josh Lovely got the win. The offense was lead by Alex River and Josh Lovely who both went yard. Meriden need to win one game next week and will clinch a playoff spot. Southington currently holds the last spot but still needs to win next week to officially get in.

 

 

 

 

 

Cromwell and the Heat played one game this weekend. The Heat looked like they were going to get their first win of the year up 4-2 late in the game but the Steam stormed came back in the bottom of the 6th scoring 6 runs to take a 8-4 lead and denying the Heat that elusive win. Dave Krochko went the distance pitching a complete game in the victory. Mike Maksymiw was 1-1 with a SB, RBI, and run scored. TJ Grande went 2-4 with two runs batted in. Eric O'Brien was busy on the base baths with two stolen bases and 3 runs scored. O'Brien also had an RBI double. Mike Mercik rounded out the Steamers hitting attack going 2-3 with an RBI.

 

 

 

This weeks match ups (last regular season games)

 

Bridgeport vs the Heat @ Platt HS

 

CT Hackers vs Nighthawks @ JLAW

 

Durham vs Orange @ Old Tavern Road

 

Owls vs Cromwell @ CMS

 

Monsters vs Meriden @ Ceppa

 

Southington vs Flyers @ TBA

 

July 20, 2014 

And down the stretch they come. With the final 2 weeks of the regular season left only 2 teams have clinched playoff spots and there is a serious log jam in the middle of the standings, where 7 teams are fighting for 6 spots and any losses can cost you the season.  

 

 

One team who's in cruise control is Bridgeport, who clinched the regular season with a sweep of Orange. In game 1 Jason Rago was the winning pitcher and the offense was lead by Tyler Caserta, Alberto Martinez and Mark Komarmy. The All-Stars led the entire game but with the score 8-2 in the seventh inning, Orange rallied for 5 runs and had the tying and go ahead runs on 2nd and third. Matt Bartolomei came in and closed the door on Orange’s comeback in the 8-7 win.

In Game 2 Bridgeport won 13-10. It was a seesaw battle with the lead going back and forth for multiple innings. Bridgeport had some uncharacteristic sloppy play which made things tough on the All-Star pitcher, Riley Shuckerow but he gutted it out for the win. The Bridgeport offense was led by Joe Poletski, Mark Consorte and Charlie Mason who each had two hits in the game. Matt Bartolomei made his second appearance of the day in the seventh to earn the save. Orange will clinch a playoff berth with another win next week when they play the surging Owls.

 

 

Naugatuck swept the Steamers 3-0 and 6-5 to lock up a playoff spot. In game 1 Jeff Farrell threw a complete game 3 hit shutout.  Dave Krochko pitched well in the loss for the Steamers. John Pember and TJ Grande had the only hits for the Steamers. Grande went 2-3 including a triple.

 

 

 

In game 2 the Hackers used a huge 4 run rally to tie the game in the bottom of the 7th to tie the game and eventually won it on a walk off single by Mat Jaronko in the 8th. Once again John Pember was the tough luck loser. The Steamers defense made two crucial errors allowing the inning to extend and for the Hackers to come back to tie the game 5-5. The Steamers had the go a head run on third with one out in the top of the 8th but were unable to produce. The Hackers finished off the Steamers in the bottom of the 8th. TJ Grande continued his hot hitting going 2-4 including a solo home run. Dylan Danko got the win in relief for the Hackers. Naugatuck is peaking at the right time for their usual playoff run. The defending Champs will play the scrappy new team, CT Flyer next week. The Flyers currently hold the last playoff spot and will need to win this week to stay alive…

 

 

The Owls are peaking at the right time! They moved all the way up to 4th place in the standings with a sweep of the Nighthawks 12-1 and 2-0. They’ll have a major road block ahead of them facing Orange this week. The Owls can’t afford any losses and I’m sure Orange is ready after getting swept by the Port! This will be a dog fight!!!

 

The Southington Aftershock got a huge sweep of the Milford Monsters this week to make things very interesting in the standings. The Shock took game one 7-1. Kevin Ryan allowed 4 hits and an unearned run as he recorded his first win with the Shock. Southington bats were on fire, totaling 13 hits in the game. Kyle Lentini led the offense going 3 for 4 with a double, 4 RBI's, and a run scored. Tommy Stagis and Nick Dzioba also had multi hit games and combined to score 3 runs.

Southington completed the sweep taking game two by a score of 1-0. Tommy Stagis had one of the best pitching appearances all season, throwing a perfect game to record his 7th win and lower his ERA to 1.98. Lentini and Bryan Baker both had multi hit games. The lone run came in the 5th inning from a sac fly off the bat of Jon Blais to score Bryan Baker. Both teams are now 12-10. As big a win it was for Southington, they were even bigger loses for Milford who slipped from fourth place in the standings all the way to seventh. These losses also cost them the tie breaker with Southington, if they end up with the same record, the Shock will get the nod. Southington will host the Machine next week and Milford will visit Durham. Look at the standing and you’ll see why it’s going to be an exciting NABA week!!

 

Speaking of Durham…they swept the Heat 11-6 and 3-2. Durham is quietly lurking around and ready to pounce into the post season. They are currently in 5th place but have match ups against Milford (who needs to win) and Orange left! Currently with 9 losses, Durham could be in trouble if they don’t come out swinging these last 2 weeks. Durham’s last 2 week will be interesting to watch.

 

Mean while the league’s new addition, CT Flyers, has proven they can play with anyone. The Pitcher of the Year candidate Paulie Hernandez has been huge this year, racking up almost every win they have this year. Hernandez also went to Cooperstown with the Main Pub (Fall League) and brought back a championship for the CT NABA. He got a huge win for the team in the semi’s to get them in to the championship game. This Sunday he got another win for the Flyers against the Machine in game 1. He racked up 8 strikeouts on 5 hits with no earned runs. Donte Younger went 1 for 3 with a huge RBI double in the 5th, John Kelly went 2 for 3 with an RBI himself and a double. Flyers won 4-1. 

 

The Machine bounced back in game 2. Both teams have made a habit of splitting double headers and now cannot afford another loss. The Flyers are currently holding the last playoff spot and the Machine currently out of a spot, needs to win and hope for some help heading into the last 2 weeks. The Flyers mentioned above are going to Naugatuck and the Machine is headed for a huge game against Southington, where both teams control their own destiny.

 

This could be one of the most exciting 2 weeks in the history of our league…..

PLAYBALL!!!!

 

 

Week 10-July 20, 2014

 

The Bridgeport train keeps on chugging with a sweep of Milford 4-2 and 9-1. Next week they will take on Orange. With a win they will clinch the league title.

 

Orange matched up this week against last year’s Champions, CT Hackers. Mike Fox is in his normal late season form getting the win for Naugy 3-1 in extra innings. Fox went a complete game and was helped by Mike Townsend who connected on a solo homerun. Dam Kaminski got 2 hits including an rbi knock in the extra frame to put the Hackers up for good.

Orange bounced back with a 3-1 win in the second game. Naugatuck made things interesting in the 7th loading the bases with no outs but Orange got out of the jam to secure the win.

 

The Flyers made quick work of the Heat by sweeping them this weekend. Nick Drenchen got his first win on the mound going 5 strong innings giving up 2 hits and striking out 5 on 0 runs. Paulie Hernandez and Donte Younger led the offense scoring 2 runs each. Flyers win 6-0

Game two Hernandez pitched his first complete game shutout striking out 8 in the 5 inning game, only allowing 2 hits. John Kelly went 3 for 3 with an RBI. Vinny Purgatore went 2 for 2 with 3 RBIs and Donte Younger crossed the plate 3 times in the Flyers win 13-0

 

Southington and the Owls matched up in a close battle. Southington came out on top in game one 1-0. Nick Dzioba pitched a complete game one-hit shut out with 7 striking out. Dzioba had a no hitter broken up in the 6th inning by an infield single. Nick Cesca had the web gem of the day in the 6th inning making a diving catch in right field with two outs and the bases loaded to save the lead. Tommy Stagis went 2 for 4 with the only run scored. Kyle Lentini had the RBI double to drive Stagis in. 

The Owls took game two 4-2 in 8 innings. Southington’s, Tommy Stagis pitched a strong 8 innings allowing 6 hits and striking out 14. Lentini led the offense again going 2 for 3 with a run scored and a walk. Mike Severino was driven in by Brian Gargiulo in the bottom of the 6th to take the lead 2-1. The Aftershock surrendered the lead in the top of the 7th to force the game into extras and eventually lost in the 8th inning. 

 

The Machine swept Cromwell. In Game 1 Alex Rivera had a big 2 out hit to score 2 runs. That's all Meriden needed to hold on to a 2-1 victory.  Willie Rios got the win and Donny Crook closed it out in the 7 for the save.

In Game 2 the offense was led by Derek Drag with 2 hits and an Rbi.  Ricky Marrero and Brad Lorusso each had 2 hits to back the pitching of Josh Lovely who went  6 strong innings with 9 strikeouts for the 9-6 win.

 

The Chanticleers also got a sweep over the Nighthawks. In game one Durham scored eight runs in the first three innings to cruise to a 10-0 win. The offense was led by Nick Toth (2-3, 2 Runs, 1 RBI), Sean Zapatka (2-3, 1 Run, 1 RBI),  Bryan Kotlarz (2-3, 3 RBIs) , Nick Marchese (1-2 1 BB 1 HR, 2 Runs, 3 RBIs)  Nick Marchese racked up three RBIs on a homer for the Chanticleers. Steve Simon had an impressive outing against Nighthawks' lineup. Nighthawks managed just one hit off of Simon, who allowed no earned runs, walked none and struck out four during his two innings of work.

In game 2 the Chanticleers used another huge inning in the 2nd (6 runs) to pulled out another 10-0 win.  Michael Baranowski (2-3 1BB, 2 Runs, 1 RBI), Wesley Beaulieu (2-4 1 Run, 2RBIs), Nick Marchese (2-4, 1 HR, 2 Runs, 3 RBIs), Nick Toth (2-4 1 Run, 1 RBI) collected big hits. Nick Marchese racked up another three RBIs on two hits for Chanticleers. Durham’s Austin Brassaw kept Nighthawks off the scoreboard for all six innings he was on the rubber. He pitched a shutout, allowing no opposing players to cross the plate on four hits while ringing up four.

 

 

 

Week 9-June 29, 2014

 

Bridgeport jumped all over the Owls winning 14-4 and 15-0 to keep pace on the leagues top spot. In game 1 Ryan Blinderman got the win on the hill for the All-Stars. Throughout the day the All-Stars were led Offensively by JJ Montello who went 4 for 4 with a grand slam, Alberto Martinez with another homer on the year, Ant Searles 3 for 3 with a triple and Mike Saia 2 for 2.

 

The CT Flyers are making a name for themselves in the league. They have played great baseball in the first year and have had some impressive wins, including the first game against Orange.  With the Flyers down 4-1 all the way to the 7th inning, Paulie Hernandez notched another win under his belt allowing 6 hits and 3 runs in 7 innings. Chris Folsom came up huge in the 7th inning hitting a triple knocking in 3 runs and eventually scoring the go ahead run on a blotched pick off throw to put the flyers up 5-4. Ian Bezahler pitched 5 innings of one run ball for Orange in the tough loss.

 

Game two was a pitchers dual. Gary Flowers pitched five innings of one run ball as orange topped the Flyers in extras 4-1. The Flyers Chris Folsom was the tough luck loser pitching a gem. He struck out 10 and allowed only 1 run in 7 innings. Orange had a big 3 run 9th to eventually win the game. Mike Dew had a nice game for the Flyers going 3 for 4.

 

Naugatuck and the Nighthawks also split. In game one Steve Webb picked up the win for the Hackers and Wes Dutton hit a 3 run homerun in the 10-4 win. In game 2 The nighthawks used the right arm of Laz Barrios to bounce back. Barrios pitched a complete game 1 hit shutout and also got 2 hits in the game to lead the much improved Nighhawks for the 2-0 win.

 

 

Meriden and Milford split. In Game 1. Meriden’s Lenny Rivera and Brad Lorusso led the offensive charge with 2 hits in the 7-2 victory. Willie Rios was masterful only giving up 1 earned run a picking up the win. Milford was led by Drew DeRubeis Going a perfect 2-2 at the plate for Milford Monsters. He singled in the second and sixth innings. Meriden was sparked by Marrero and Riveria, who teamed up for four hits and three RBIs.

 

Milford rallied to take game 2. With the Monsters trailing by one, Dennis Hine came to the plate and tripled, scoring Buddy Hine and Zack Davidson. Hines collected three extra-base hits in the game. Rich Catalano recorded the win for Milford Monsters. He pitched 2 2/3 shutout innings. He struck out four, walked none and surrendered three hits. Milford Monsters' Rich Catalano, Buddy Hine and Dennis Hine combined for seven hits and five RBIs. Milford Monsters closer Anthony Alicki put away the final three outs to record the save. Meriden was once again led by Lorusso with 3 more hits in the game. Rios and Rivera also chipped in with 2 hits in the 9-7 lost.

 

Chanticleers Defeat Cromwell 12-0 on Sunday after a 12-run rally in the fourth inning. Durham silenced the steamers with a double header sweep. In game 1 the Chanticleers scored in the fourth on an RBI single by Alex Adorno (2-3 2RBIs, 2 Runs), a two-run single by Bryan Kotlarz (2-3 2 RBIs, 1 Run), a sacrifice fly by Austin Brassaw, a passed ball, an RBI single by Nick Toth (1-3, 1 RBI, 1 Run), an RBI single by Steve Simon (1-2 1 RBI, 2 Runs, 1 BB), an RBI double by Wesley Beaulieu (2-3 1 RBI, 2 Runs), a two-run single by Dan Milardo (3-3 2 RBIs, 2 Runs), an RBI single by Alex, and an RBI single by Bryan.  Dan Milardo got a hit in each of his three at bats. Cromwell's lineup had no answer for Nick Toth. Cromwell managed just one hit off of Toth, who allowed no earned runs, walked none and struck out three during his 4 1/3 innings of work. Chanticleers had six hitters combine for 12 hits, eight RBIs and nine runs scored in the 12-0 win.

 

In game 2 Chanticleers jumped out to an early lead on Cromwell and captured a 10-0 victory on Sunday. With seven runs in the first three innings, Chanticleers left no doubt about the eventual outcome. An error and a two-run single by Dan Milardo (3-3 4RBIs, 1 Run) in the first inning and a passed ball during the second inning helped Chanticleers put some runs on the board early. Dan Milardo racked up four RBIs on three hits for Chanticleers. Chanticleers' Austin Brassaw kept Cromwell off the scoreboard for all five innings he was on the mound. He pitched a shutout, allowing no opposing players to cross the plate on two hits while ringing up two. Chanticleers added three more runs in the top of the third. Dan Milardo doubled, scoring Steve Simon (2-3 1 RBI, 1 Run)  to start the inning. That was followed up by Michael Baranowski's (1-3 1 RBI, 1 Run) single, bringing home Bryan Kotlarz (3-3 3Runs). Chanticleers increased its lead with two runs in the fourth. Steve kicked things off with a single, scoring Nick Marchese (1-2 2 Runs, 2 BB). That was followed up by Dan Milardo's single, bringing home Nick Toth.

 

The Southington aftershock swept the Heat. In game one the Aftershock won 8-2. Kyle Lentini made his first pitching appearance of the year and pitched a complete game allowing 3 hits and one earned run. Lentini helped his own cause with a solo home run. Nick Blais has been hitting well of late going 2 for 3 with an RBI and two runs scored. 

Game two was more Aftershock with a 14-3, 5 innings win to keep the Heat winless. Tommy Stagis improves his record to 6-2 with the win, allowing one earned run through 5 innings. All eleven of Southington's batters recorded a hit. Stagis and Mike Gargiulo led the offense with two hits and a 2-run home run apiece. Jon Blais went 2 for 3, scoring three runs. Nick Blais continued to stay hot going 2 for 3 with an RBI and a run scored. 

 

 

 

Week 8-June 22, 2014

 

 

 

After this weekends games Bridgeport has flipped flopped with Orange and now holds the top spot in the standings.

 

 

The All Stars swept the Steamers in Cromwell. In game 1 the All Stars defeated the Steamers 13-0 behind the pitching of Ryan Blinderman who threw a No Hitter in the 5 inning mercy game. The offense was lead by Joe Poletski who was 3 for 3 with two Home Runs a single and 5 RBI. Mike Torello also had a HR in the game. JJ Montello and Alex Miller had two hits.

 

in Game 2 Mike Torello started on the mound and pitched two good innings before handing the ball off to Ryan Blinderman who pitched 3 innings and Joe Poletski came in for the 6th and 7th innings to get the win for Bridgeport. Joe Poletski had a great day, in his first at bat He Homered again for the third time making it 3 home runs on the day. After that he was intentionally walked twice.  In the top of the seventh trailing 7-6 Poletski lead off with a Moonshot to center field for a double.  Mike Torello singled, scoring Poletski to tie the game. The Next Batter Mike Saia hit an opposite field triple to score Torello putting the All Stars up 8-7. The next Batter Sal Savo singled in Saia making the score 9-7. Sal Savo and Ryan Blinderman each had 3 hits in the game. John Pember pitched a complete game in the loss. The Steamers down 6-1 battled back to take a 7-6 lead in the bottom of the 6th. Gary Perez had 2 hits including a 2 run double and 3 rbi's in the game. TJ Grande busted out of his slump with 2 hits and an RBI. (Bridgeport 14-2, Cromwell 4-10)

 

 

Orange split with the Monsters slipping them to second place in the standings. In game 1 Orange went up for good in the first, scoring three runs on an RBI double by Joe Pisano and a two-run single by Brian Speer. Despite a big day at the dish from Eddie Klukojc, who finished 2-3, the Milford Monsters lost 6-0 to Orange at Old Tavern. Joey Bannon took the loss for Milford Monsters. He allowed six runs in six innings, walked four and struck out three.

 

In Game2 the Milford Monsters fought back to salvage the split and defeating Orange 12-11. With the score tied at eight, Eddie Klukojc came to the plate and hit into a fielder's choice, plating Dennis Hine. Eddie racked up two RBIs on two hits for Milford Monsters. Each team blasted the other's pitching, and there were 23 total runs and 22 hits during the game. Milford Monsters staved off Orange as Orange was unable to match Milford Monsters down the stretch. Orange scored three runs in the seventh on a two-run double by Ryan Adams and an error. Unfortunately, Orange wasn't able to take the lead back. Matty Talone recorded the win. He struck out two, walked four and surrendered five hits. Matty, Eddie, Steve Hine and Zack Davidson helped lead Milford Monsters. They combined for nine hits and eight RBIs. Milford Monsters went up for good in the sixth scoring six total runs, which came home on two singles. (Orange 10-2, Milford 11-5)

 

 

Naugatuck is creeping up in the standings. With a sweep of Southington they are only half a game out of second place. In Game one Mike Fox was back to his usual self no hitting the Shock and getting the 4-0 complete game shutout. Southington Kevin Ryan started his second game doing all that he could pitching a complete game, allowing only 4 hits and 3 earned runs in the loss.

In Game two Mike Doran went a solid 6 innings for the win.  Nick Dzioba pitched a strong complete game allowing only 4 earned runs and striking out 7 but The Shock's bats remained quiet. Brian Gargiulo and Jon Blais hit back-to-back doubles and Mike Severino added a sacrifice fly to score the runs for Southington. Steve Webb closed it out for the Hackers. (CT Hackers 11-4, Southington 7-9)

 

 

The Owls made quick work of the Heat, sweeping them 11-0 and 6-2. In game 1The Owls scored 6 runs in the first and never looked back. Vinny Daurio pitched 6 innings of scoreless ball and Alex Miniter came