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June 14, 2015-Week 8

 

 

Milford and Southington had 2 great games this weekend. In game 1 Aftershock took game one 6-3 behind the arm of Kyle Lentini. Lentini pitched a complete game gem in his first start of the season, allowing 3 hits over 7 innings while striking out 5. Mark Cole led the offense going 2 for 3 with 2 runs scored, an RBI, and 2 stolen bases. Tommy Stagis went 2 for 3 with an RBI double, Nick Blais also added 2 RBIs. Kyle Lentini helped himself out going 2 for 4 in the game. Dennis Hine kept Milford in the game with two extra base hits.

 

Game2 It took 14 innings to decide but Milford Monsters managed to put away Southington 7-6 on Sunday. The game was back-and-forth heading into the fourteenth, with seven lead changes With the score tied at four in the fourteenth inning, Mark Weinstock came to the plate and singled, scoring Nick Campos and Dave DeRubeis. Southington scored two runs in the fourteenth on a two-run home run by Cole. Despite its efforts, Southington couldn't get over the hump. Chris Flynn got it done on the rubber on the way to a win. He allowed three runs over seven innings. Chris Flynn struck out nine, walked two and gave up six hits. Milford Monsters was sparked by Drew DeRubeis and Campos, who teamed up for six hits with two RBIs and Matty Talone also added an RBI single. Southington’s Tommy Stagis started for the Shock, striking out 4 over 7 innings. Nick Dzioba was the tough luck loser, pitching 7 strong innings in relief striking out 7 in the process. Mark Cole stayed hot going 2 for 4 with a 2 run home run in back-to-back weeks. Jon Blais, Nick Dzioba, and Neal Ayotte all added key doubles in extra innings. Jeff Mazzamurro and Tommy Stagis both hit triples. Down a run in the bottom of the 14th inning, the Aftershock had a runner on second base with 2 outs. Kyle Lentini hit a line drive to right centerfield but was robbed of an extra base hit by a game saving diving catch to end the game.

 

 

In another split the Hackers played Cromwell. In game 1 the Steamers beat Connecticut Hackers 3-2 in after scoring 3 in the bottom of the 6th inning.  The hackers took an early lead by an RBI single by Steve Webb scoring Nolan Kinne.  Mike doran started for the Hackers striking out 3 in six innings of work.  Doran didn't face more then four hitter each inning until the bottom of the six when the steamers scored two earned runs and one by an error. The Cromwell rally started with an RBI double by Tyler Began that bounced off the top of the left field fence, scoring Gary Perez, followed by RBI singles by Matt Elliot and Eric Obrien.  Elliot had 2 of the Steamers 5 total hits.   With the Hackers down 3-1 in the 7th they rallied back. Wes dutton started the come back with a double, followed by another double by Dan Kaminski making it a 3-2 ball game but The Steamer’s Dave Krochko got it done on the mound, striking out 6, including the last two batters of the game.

In game two Mike Calo struck out 9 batters in seven innings of work for a Hackers 7-1 win and salvaging the split. Calo gave up one run in the 5th, and got the win for the hackers.  Bill Fedeli scored Wes Dutton one a single in the second inning. Wes Dutton continued to swing the hot bat with a two out double in the third scoring two. Wes went 1-2 with 2 walks, 2 RBI and 3 Runs. Steve Webb drove in two with a two out single in the 4th.  Mike bochino and Bill Fedeli also had rbi singles in the game.  John Pember took a loss for the Steamers.  Pember gave up 3 earned runs on 6 hits and 4 walks.  The Steamers managed to score just one run in the 5th inning on an RBI double by TJ Grande.  Bobby Jordan and Matt Elliot each had 2 of the Steamers 7 hits. 

 

The Cheshire and Durham also split on the day. In game 1 An outstanding effort by Steve Simon carried the Chanticleers to a 7-0 win in seven innings over Cheshire on Sunday. Steve Simon got the win for Chanticleers thanks to 11 strikeouts. Chanticleers' pitcher gave up just four hits over seven shutout innings. An RBI single by Sean Zapatka, a two-run single by Steve Simon, and an RBI single by Ross Burton in the second inning helped Chanticleers put some runs on the board early. Simon also helped his cause racking up two RBIs on two hits for Chanticleers.

Game 2 was a high scoring affair that saw Cheshire pull off an11-10 win. Durham’s Nick Marchese reached base three times. He scored one run and had one RBI. He singled in the third and sixth innings. Nick Toth was charged with the loss. He allowed 11 runs in 6 1/3 innings, walked two and struck out six. In the top of the second, Chanticleers grabbed the early lead, 3-0. Chanticleers got things going when Ross Burton singled. An error then moved Burton from first to second. Bryan Kotlarz singled, scoring Burton and Dan Milardo. Chanticleers added more runs when Toth scored on an RBI double by Edward Clark. Cheshire survived Chanticleers' surge and put up six runs of its own in the second. Chanticleers brought home three runs in the fourth inning, and matched that run total in the fifth. In the fourth, Chanticleers scored on an RBI single by Mitch DeMatta, plating Dan Milardo but still fell a run short.  

 

 

Nighthawks and Owls also split. Game 2 was a 4-1 Nighthawks victory. The Nighthawks pitcher gave up 3 hits in a complete game performance as the Owls bats could not find it early.  Jordan Colonese was the lone bright spot in game one for the Owls, going 2-3 with a double.  

 

In Game 2 The Owls woke up, racking up 18 runs on 19 hits to win the game in 6 innings.  Mike Miniter got the win for the Owls, striking out 8 batters in 5 innings.  Mike also went 2-3 offensively and scored twice.  Connor Miniter led the offense, going 3-3 with two doubles, a triple and 5 RBI's.  Vinny Daurio went 2-3 wi 2 RBI's, Tommy Roy went 2-3 and scored twice, Aaron Summers went 1-3 with an RBI and two runs scored, and CJ Romanos also had a double and two runs scored.  Owls win 18-0

 

The Bridgeport All-Stars swept Orange.

 

The CT Flyers won 2 games by forfeit over Meriden when the Machine’s field wasn’t available the morning of the games.

 

 

June 7, 2015

 

 

This was the first week were we had all sweeps across the board…

 

 

 

The first sweep was by the Bridgeport All Stars. They  jumped All over the Nighthawks early in game one and coasts to 11-0 win at Jonathan Law HS.

 

Six runs in the first three innings allowed Bridgeport All Stars to put the game away early. An RBI single by Alberto Martinez in the first inning supplied the early offense for Bridgeport All Stars. Mike Lucas racked up three RBIs on two hits for Bridgeport All Stars. He singled in the first inning and homered in the fifth inning. Mike Aquilino looked sharp on the mound. Nighthawks managed just three hits off of the Bridgeport All Stars' pitcher, who allowed no earned runs, walked none and struck out four during his four innings of work. The All Stars scored five runs in the third inning, and then followed it up with five more in the fifth. In the third, Bridgeport All Stars scored on a walk by Pauly Henerdez, scoring Dillon. A three-run home run by Mike Lucas ignited the offens again, scoring Charlie Mason and Henerdez. That was followed up by Joe Poletsky's double, plating PJ DeFilippo.

 

In game 2 the Bridgeport All Stars beat Nighthawks 9-0 in seven innings on Sunday after a five-run explosion in the first inning. Bridgeport All Stars scored in the first on an RBI single by Joe Poletsky, a two-run single by Mike Torello, an RBI single by Joel Rodriguez, and Bridgeport All Stars' Mark Komaromi was perfect at the dish, going 2-2. He singled in the third and sixth innings. Nico Gambardella got it done on the rubber on the way to a win. He pitched two shutout innings, struck out four, walked none and gave up one hit. With the wins Bridgeport is in sole possession of first place with a 12-2 record.   

 

 

 

 

 

Meriden was Shocked this weekend getting swept in 2 tight games in Southington. The

 

Aftershock won game one 4-3. Dylan Danko got the start pitching for the Aftershock. Meriden’s Ricky Marerro got the Machine on top with a 2 run blast in the first inning. Jeff Mazzamurro earned the win pitching in relief in his first appearance for Southington. Throwing 5 strong innings in relief, striking out 5 and allowing 1 hit and no runs. Nick Dzioba closed the door, pitching a hitless 7th inning to record his second save of the season. Dave Danko led the offense going 4 for 4. Tommy Stagis, Neal Ayotte, Jeff Mazzamurro all recorded doubles and Mark Cole added a key two-run home run in the second inning. Kyle Lentini tallied 3 stolen bases in the game. With the score tied 3-3, Jon Blais bunted for a hit to lead off the inning. He would steal second and be driven in by Dave Danko to score what would be the game winning run.

 

 

 

Game 2 took 11 innings to decide. The Aftershock pulled it off for their 4th walk off victory of the year. Tommy Stagis continues to be the Shock's workhorse on the mound, pitching 11 innings, striking out 6, and allowing 6 hits. All 3 runs allowed were given up in the first inning, Stagis went on to pitch 10 consecutive scoreless innings. Jeff Mazzamurro went 1 for 3 with 2 RBIs and Matt Bundock went 1 for 3 with an RBI. Nick Blais would deliver the game winning blow in the bottom of the 11th, allowing Nick Dzioba to advance home and beat out the throw to win the game. JD Tyler took the tough loss for Meriden, going the distance in the long affair.

 

 

 

The Milford Monsters cruised on Sunday to sweep Durham, Milford Monsters beat Chanticleer's 7-1 in game 1. The Monsters scored two runs in the sixth on an RBI double by Chris Flynn and an RBI double by Matt Maloney Chris Flynn racked up two RBIs on two hits for Milford Monsters. Matt DeRosa picked up the win (6-1) for Milford. He pitched seven innings and allowed one earned run, four hits and one walk while striking out five. 

 

The lead stayed with Milford Monsters after the third, when it scored two runs on an error and a sacrifice fly by Matty Talone. Milford pushed across two runs in both the fourth inning and the sixth. In the fourth, Milford Monsters scored on a walk by Nick Campos, bringing home Rich Catalano

 

 

 

In Game2 Milford Monsters beat Chanticleer's 7-2 in seven innings behind Dennis Hine, who went 3-3 at the plate. He homered in the fourth inning and singled in the second and fifth innings.  Chris Flynn got the win for Milford Monsters. He tossed 3 2/3 innings of shutout ball. Chris Flynn struck out two, walked two and gave up three hits. The top of the second saw the Chanticleer's take an early lead, 1-0 on a single by Nick Toth. Burton singled, scoring Marchese but Milford Monsters stormed back not relinquish the lead after scoring four runs in the fourth inning when it scored on an error and a three-run home run by Hine. Milford Monsters piled on three more runs in the bottom of the fifth. Rich Catalano started the inning with a single, plating Chris Flynn. The lone run of the game for Chanticleers crossed the plate in the second inning on an RBI single by Bryan Kotlarz.

 

 

 

It took the Owls a little more to squeak out the sweep of Orange. In game 1 the Owls won 3-2. Tommy Roy led the owls to victory, pitching a complete game and allowing only 1 earned run while striking out 6.  Roy also went 1-2 at the plate and scored two runs.  Jordan Colonese had a two run double in the 1st inning for the Owls, who did not have much offense in the game but pitching and defense led to their victory.

 

 

 

Game 2 the Owls won 8-3 in extra innings. They completed the sweep behind a five run 8th inning.  CJ Romanos got the win for the Owls, who came into a 3-3 game in the 7th inning and got the final 4 outs.  Romanos also went 1-3 with a game-tying RBI in the 6th.  Alex Miniter pitched very well for the Owls in relief, coming into the game to start the 2nd inning and threw 4 2/3 of one-run baseball.  James Ineson went 1-2 with two walks and and two RBI's to get the Owls on the board in the 5th inning.  Aaron Summers went 1-3 for the Owls and scored two runs.

 

 

 

 

The ct hackers swept the CT flyers for two much needed wins.  In game 1 The Connecticut Flyers jumped out to an early 1-0 lead in the top of the second. After Alfred Anzalone singled, the Connecticut Flyers kept the pressure on Naugatuck Hackers pitching, as Ricky Rodriguez singled, scoring Anzalone. The Hackers bounced back as Wes Dutton started off the seconded inning with a double followed by a walk to Nolan Kinne. Brian LaRochelle had a base hit scoring 1 run. The hackers put up 5 runs in the second inning.  Mike doran started on the mound for the hackers, giving up 4 earned runs through 6 innings. The Flyers, Nick Drenchen boosted his batting average thanks to a perfect 2-2 day at the plate. He singled in the second and seventh innings. The flyers rallied back in the 5th with a base hit by starting pitcher Anthony Zumstag and a double by Rob Rizzitelli. Ethan Szabo went 2-3 for the hackers and also came in to close in the 7th. 
The hackers won 6-5

In game two The Hackers completed the sweep. Mike Calo pitched a complete game for the hackers striking out 12 and only giving up 1 earned run.  Nolan Kinne and Brian LaRochelle lead the way for the hackers, each had an RBI and a hit.  Ethan Szabo also had a hit and run.
The Flyers' Mike Saia was perfect at the dish, going 3-3. He doubled in the fifth inning and singled in the second and seventh innings. The Flyers scored their only run of the game on a sacrifice fly by Joe DeLuca in the seventh inning. In the 7th inning Naugatuck’s Wes Dutton made an amazing play at first base, jumping on the fence, extending his arm up and over to catch a fly ball which many thought was going over.  Hackers won 6-1

 

 

 

 

 

The Reds swept the Steamers in two extra innings games on Sunday.  In game 1 the Steamers jumped out to an early lead but was unable to hold on and lost 4-3.  The top of the first saw Cheshire take an early 1-0 lead off a solo HR by Severino.  Steamers answered with three runs of its own in the first inning but that would be all thee Steamers could get across the plate in the game.  The Steamers scored on RBI singles by John Pember and Bobby Jordan.  Patrick Moore, Matt Elliot, and Jordan each had 2 hits for the Steamers.  Cheshire scored 2 runs in the 4th and went on to win the game in the 9th after scoring 1 and holding the Steamers in the bottom of the inning.  Pember was the tough luck loser, pitching a complete game with 5Ks, 6 hits, and 3 BBs.

 

 

 

The Steamers took an early 5-0 lead in Game 2 but it just wasn't their day as Cheshire scored 5 runs in the 6th inning to tie the game.  Steamers jumped out to an early lead in the top of the 1st with hits by Eric OBrien and John Pember, and Matt Elliot stole home.  David Krochko had a 1-hitter going for the Steamers through 5 innings, but lost his edge with 4 walks and 3 hits in the 6th.  TJ Grande came in for the Steamers in the 7th and pitched 4 strong innings, but took the unfortunate loss when Cheshire scored a walk off run in the bottom of the 10th.  The Steamers never scored after the 4th inning, mustering just 5 hits in the game.

 

 

Week 6-May 31, 2015

 

 

In the biggest match up of the year. The 2 top teams in the standings squared up in Meriden.  Game one was an extra-inning thriller that went 10 innings to decide with the Bridgeport All Stars winning 8-6. With the score tied at six in the tenth inning, Pauly Hernandez  came to the plate and singled, scoring Mark Komaromi. Komaromi doubled to get on base. He then went from second to third on a groundout by Micheal Demartino.

 

Bridgeport All Stars was led by Komaromi's hitting. Komaromi went 3-4 and scored two runs. He singled in the second and fourth innings and doubled in the tenth inning. Hernandez also got the win in relief for Bridgeport. Hernandez pitched four innings and allowed no runs. Donte Younger had a RBI sacrifice fly. Mark Consorte and Joel Rodriguez contributed offensively. Meriden scored four runs in the fourth led by an RBI singles by Willie Rios, Josh Lovely and JD.

 

In Game 2 an old school Bridgeport product rekindled some of his magic. Lenny Rivera turned back the clock to remind everyone that he still has plenty of gas left! He took the bump and only allowed one run to the powerful Bridgeport line up over seven innings. He struck out three, walked none and surrendered five hits. Derek Drag, Dom Calistro, Willie Rios and Josh Lovely helped lead Meriden’s offensive attack . They combined for seven hits and four RBIs with 2 homers. In the 7-1 Meriden Win.

 

Both teams are currently ties on top of the standings with identical 8-2 records.

 

 

Milford Monsters Takes 2 from Cheshire. Game one was a tight. After five lead changes in the Milford Monsters finally pulled out a 6-5 win over Cheshire . Christopher Peloso paced Milford Monsters at the plate. Peloso went 3-4 and scored two runs. He singled in the first and fourth innings and doubled in the seventh inning. Matt DeRosa recorded the win for Milford Monsters even though he allowed five runs over seven innings. Matt DeRosa struck out two, walked one and gave up eight hits. Matt Maloney doubled and Nick Campos added an RBI. 

 

In Game 2 Chris Flynn came up big at the dish and on the rubber, leading Milford Monsters to a 7-2 win over Cheshire on Sunday.  Flynn went 3-3. He singled in the second and fourth innings and doubled in the fifth inning. On the mound Flynn struck out six, paving the way for a Milford Monsters win. He allowed two earned runs on five hits and two walks over 6 2/3 innings of work.

 

 

The Durham Chanticleers came ready to play on Sunday against Southington in two tight games. In game 1 Durham pulled off a 7-6 win behind both the bat and the arm of Steve Simon.  Simon racked up five RBIs on two hits for Chanticleers. He homered in the first inning and doubled in the fourth inning. Simon's also had nine strikeouts, allowed only one earned run, three hits and one walk over four innings. The teams traded runs for most of the contest, leading to six lead changes in the game. Chanticleers pulled out the win thanks to a strong sixth inning. A walk by Enrique Trinidad scored Nick Marchese and gave the Chanticleers the lead for good.  The Aftershock had a big 3rd inning, scoring 5 runs, but it wouldn't be enough. Tommy Stagis tallied a double and 2 RBIs. Dave Danko, Nick Dzioba, Mark Cole, and Bryan Baker all had an RBI apiece. 

 

In Game 2- In another close game, Southington’s Tommy Stagis started for the Shock, striking out 5 over 5 innings and allowed 1 run. Kyle Lentini pitched the 6th and the 7th innings to strike out 2. Down one run going into the bottom of the 6th, Tommy Stagis led off with a single followed by a Nick Blais double. Dylan Danko drove them both in to take a 2-1 lead. The Chanticleers went up for good in the 7th on a two-run single by Steve Simon, plating Nick Marchese and Dan MilardoNick Toth ate up innings en route to the win. Toth allowed no earned runs, four hits and no walks while striking out one over seven innings of work. 

 

 

Those pesky Owls are at it again! First the beat Meriden with only 8 players, then gives Bridgeport their first lost and now sweeps Naugatuck! The Owls took the 1st game 5-3 on a complete game by Tommy Roy, who gave up only 2 earned runs on 6 hits through seven innings.  The offense was led by CJ Romanos, who 2-4 with two doubles and scored twice.  Jordan Colonese went 1-3 with a double, a run scored and two RBIs.  Mike Miniter went 1-3 with a run scored and an RBI. Mike Calo struck out 10 for the Hackers, in four innings giving up 2 earned runs. Bill Fedeli tied the game with an RBI single in the second. The hackers only run came by Brian LaRochelle on a sacrifice fly.

In Game 2
The Owls needed extra frames to completed the sweep. True to their gritty form they battled back from being down 5-0.  Hackers came out early scoring in the first inning. Steve Webb led off the game with a single and an RBI single by Ethan Szabo got a RBI single to put Naugy up early. The hackers put up two more runs with a walk to Jesse Tejero and a Fielders choice by Steve Webb.  CJ Romanos and James Ineson split pitching duties for the Owls early to keep them in striking distance. The two combined for 6 innings, but due to an injury to Ineson, Tommy Roy returned to the mound to pitch the 7th and 8th innings.  Roy shut down the Hackers to pick up his 2nd win of the day.  Roy also went 1-2 with two walks, a double, an RBI and two runs scored in the contest.  CJ Romanos once again went 2-4 with an RBI, \ Aaron Soto went 1-3 with a double that drove in two runs.  Jordan Colonese went 3-4 with 2 RBI's and drove in the winning run in the bottom of the 8th.  Webb started for the hackers pitching 8innings striking out 8 giving up 6 runs in the 6-5 loss.

 

 

Cromwell has also had a good stretch over the last couple of weeks. They matched up against Orange in 2 highly contested games. In Game 1 both teams exchanged the lead five times in but when the dust settled the Steamers took the game 4-3.  Bobby Jordan went a perfect 3-3 at the dish for the Steamers with 2 singles and a double.  Dave Krochko and Eric O’Brien both doubled for the Steamers.  John Pember pitched a complete game with 6 strikeouts, allowing 1 earned run on 7 hits and 1 walk.

 

In game 2 the Orange bounced back. Cromwell’s TJ Grande went 3-3 at the plate in the 9-6 loss.  Dave Krochko pitched, allowing 7 runs in 2 innings.  O’brien and Matt Elliot provided 2 hits each for the Steamers.  *No results called in by Orange

 

 

The Flyers gets a much needed sweep of the Nighthawks. In Game 1 Anthony Torres brought home the go-ahead run to give the Connecticut Flyers the lead in the ninth inning, as the Flyers hung on to beat Milford Nighthawks 5-4 on Sunday.  After Jacob Sharpe singled, Anthony Torres came to the plate with the score tied at four, and doubled, plating Sharpe. Sharpe was solid at the plate for the Connecticut Flyers. Sharpe went 2-4 and scored two runs. He tripled in the fourth inning and singled in the ninth inning. Anthony Zumstag worked out of 11 tough spots through the game for the Flyers. He pitched nine innings and allowed three earned runs on seven hits. Anthony Zumstag faced his toughest situation in the ninth inning. In the top of the first, the Flyers grabbed the early lead, 2-0. Joe DeLuca singled to ignite the Connecticut Flyers' offense. A passed ball then moved Joe DeLuca from first to second. Mike Saia tripled, scoring Joe DeLuca. The Connecticut Flyers then tacked on more runs when Saia scored on a passed ball. In the Flyers 5-4 win.

 

 

In Game 2 Mike Dew carried the Flyers to a 10-4 victory and sweep over the Milford Nighthawks on Sunday with a strong game at the plate and on the hill. Dew put himself in scoring position with two extra-base hits, he singled in the second inning and doubled in the third and fifth innings. Dew also looked sharp in relief on the bump. Nine runs in the first three innings helped the Flyers. An RBI double by Alfred Anzalone and an error in the first inning and an RBI single by Anzalone and a three-run single by Joe DeLuca during the second inning fueled the Connecticut Flyers' offense early. Matt Evarts got it done on the mound on the way to a win. He allowed four runs over five innings. Evarts struck out five, walked two and gave up four hits. 

 

 

 

Week 5-May 24, 2015

 

The top of the Standings is all tied up. After a Bridgeport split with the Owls and a Meriden sweep of Milford, both Bridgeport and Meriden have identical 9-1 records. These teams will match up next Sunday at Platt High School in Meriden.

 

Bridgeport won the first game to the Owls 5-4 but the Owls bounced back to win game 2 7-4. Meriden beat Milford 9-4 and 10-1. The gritty Owls have giving both teams their only lost.

 

 

Southington and the Red squared up in highly anticipated game. The Reds roster is full of ex-Southington players and both team were ready to play! In Game 1 the Aftershock won in walk-off fashion again in the bottom of the 8th by a score of 10-6. Dylan Danko got the start for the Shock, striking out 5 over 7 innings. Nick Dzioba earned the win pitching a hitless 8th inning, striking out 2 in the process. Jon Blais continues to hit well, going 2 for 3 with 2 runs scored. Tommy Stagis went 2 for 3 with a double, a home run, 3 runs scored, and 2 RBIs. The offense was led by the game's hero, Dave Danko, who in the bottom of the 8th with two outs hit a walk off grand slam to seal the victory. Danko went 2 for 4 with a double and home run to tally in 6 RBIs. 

 

The Rams weren’t going to leave Southington without a win and pulled off a close 2-1 victory. Tommy Stagis pitched a complete game for Southington, striking out 4. Jon Blais and Dave Danko stayed hot, both batting 2 for 3 with a double and single apiece. Mark Cole recorded 2 walks, 2 stolen bases and the only run scored. 

 

 

The Hackers Swept the Nighthawks 6-5 and 6-0

 

 

The Steamers are getting hot over the last few weeks.  Cromwell has recorded back to back sweeps for the first time in a while. This weeks they took out Durham 6-5 with help from TJ Grande.  Grande went 4-4 at the plate and was the winning pitcher.  Steamers grabbed the early lead 3-0 with four straight hits to start the game.  Eric O'Brien hit a 2 RBI double scoring Matt Elliot and Grande, and John Pember followed with an RBI single.  The Steamers increased their lead to 5-0 in the second inning with a 2-run Home Run hit by Gary Perez.  Durham made it interesting with 3 runs scored in the third and 1 in the fourth off of Pember, and later tied the game at 5-5 in the sixth inning with a run scored off of Grande.  But Grande redeemed himself with a game winning walk off double in the bottom of the 7th scoring Elliot. Mitch DeMatta was solid at the plate for Chanticleers. DeMatta went 3-4 and scored two runs. He tripled in the third inning and singled in the fourth and sixth innings. Ross Burton got an RBI double in the game for Durham.

 

Game 2 proved to be just as interesting with over 5 lead changes in an extra inning battle.  Offense was not hard to come by as both teams combined for 24 runs and 26 hits, including nine extra base hits.  The Steamers took an early 2-0 lead in the top of the second as Joe Faienza scored on Bobby Jordan's double and Jordan scored on Justin Falcon's double.  Faienza had 3 hits in the game.  After the quick strike from the Steamers, Durham responded with four runs in the second with an RBI single by Fronseca, a two-run single by Toth, and a wild pitch.  The game went back and fourth as the Steamers tied it 4-4 in the top of the third, Durham went up 5-4 in the bottom of the third, the Steamers took a 6-5 lead in the top of the fifth, and then Durham went up 10-6 in the same inning.  Going into the last inning losing 11-8, the Steamers rallied and tied the game at 11 with RBIs by Ryan Lynch and Ryan Carey.  Carey had three hits in the game.  Although Durham had bases loaded and only one out in the bottom of the 7th, the Steamers were able to get out of the inning with back to back plays by the pitcher, Matt Elliot.  In the top of the 8th, O'Brien hit a triple with one out bringing up Pember who scored the go ahead runs with a home run hit to left field.  Durham couldn't score in the bottom of the inning giving the Steamers their second win of the day.  Elliot was the winning pitcher. 

 

 

Week 4-May 17, 2015

 

 Bridgeport stays perfect sweeping The Steamers.  Despite a strong effort from TJ Grande on the mound the Steam lost 5-1 in Game 1.  Grande gave up 3 earned runs on 7 hits and struck out 3.  The Steamers had their only lead of the day in the first inning after Matt Elliot drew a walk, stole a base, and scored on an RBI single by John Pember.  Bobby Jordan had 2 of the Steamers 5 hits and Pember was the only Steamer batter to not strike out in the game.

 

In game 2 the Steamers kept the game close through three innings but Bridgeport responded to a 3-run inning by the Steamers with 7 runs in the top of the 4th. Pember couldn't find his rhythm and got the loss in the losing effort.  Big hits for the Steamers came in the bottom of the third when Grande hit a triple and Eric O'Brien followed with a HR.  The Steamers scored 2 more runs in the bottom of the 6th with RBI's by Pember and Carey in the 19-5 lost. 

 

 

Meriden swept the Nighthawks 9-3 and 20-1. With the wins Meriden is now 7-1.

 

 

The Milford Monsters and Orange played in a hotly contested double dip. Game 1 went to Orange 10-6.  Ora