Connecticut NABA: Welcome

2015 CT NABA All-Stars
2015 CT NABA All-Stars

The Connecticut NABA is in it's 24th year. We are a 18+ wood bat league with 10 teams throughout the state. We play double headers every Sunday. Our season begins on April 24th and we go until August. Our website gets updated every Tuesday with results from the previous weekend.

 

-If you need to contact us feel free to send us an email @ connecticutnaba@yahoo.com 

 

*National inquiries should be directed to our national offices by going on to www.dugout.org

 

July 24, 2016

The Regular season ended with a bang….

The Fairfield Flyers and Bridgeport squared up in a tune up for the playoffs. Entering the day both teams had already secured their playoff seeds so this was a possible preview of a championship game. The Flyers Anthony Torres drove in the winning run to give the Fairfield Flyers the lead in the seventh inning, as the Fairfield Flyers hung on to beat Bridgeport All-Stars 5-3 on Sunday. They jumped out to an early 1-0 lead in the top of the second. Tim Moran singled, scoring Jake Ruthier after a single by Jake Ruthier got things started.  After posting one run in the third, the Fairfield Flyers again scored one in the seventh. In the third, the Flyers scored on an RBI single by Anthony Torres, bringing home Younger. The Bridgeport All-Stars posted one run in each of the fourth, fifth and ninth. The Fairfield increased their lead with two runs in the eighth. Joe Marsankicked started things off with a single, bringing home Mike Dew. The Flyers pitchers combined for 11 strikeouts (Anzalone 4 - 3IP Biagioni 2 - 2IP Zumstag 5 - 4IP) (Bridgeport 16-2, Fairfield 13-5)

Meriden beat Milford 6-4 to secure the 3 seed in the playoffs. (Meriden 11-6, Milford 9-9)

Southington travelled to Bunnell High School to take on the Owls. In Game one the Aftershock won 5-3. Craig Frobel was in dominant the entire game striking out all but 3 batters. Frobel allowed 2 hits and 2 earned runs with 18 strikeouts. Kyle Lentini went 3 for 3 with 2 runs scored, an RBI, and a stolen base. Tommy Stagis went 2 for 3 and Shane Fusco also went 2 for 3 with 2 RBIs.

The Aftershock kept things going heading in to the playoffs with a game two win, 4-1. Alex Roger built off his complete game one hitter from last week tossing a complete game three hitter against the Owls. Roger struck out 5 and only allowed one hit following the first inning. Lentini stayed hot going 3 for 3 again with an RBI and a walk. Roger helped his own cause with an RBI single. Neal Ayotte and Tommy Stagis also drove in runs in the contest. (Southington 11-6, Owls 9-9)

The Hackers got some momentum heading into the post season. They made quick work against the Nighthawks picking up 2 wins. (CT Hackers 10-8, Nighthawks 1-17)

In a showdown for the last playoff spot, Cheshire travelled to Durham for a playoff berth showdown. Both teams had identical records. The winner was in. Cheshire jumped all over Durham early to pull off the huge win and cement their play in the post season. (Cheshire 5-13, Durham 4-14)

 

-Playoff Schedule-

#8 Cheshire @ #1 Bridgeport

#5 CT Hackers @ #4 Southington

#7 Milford @ #2 Fairfield

#6 CT Owls @ #3 Meriden

  • Meriden won the tie breaker against Southington (Head to Head)

 

 

July 17, 2016

In a match up between the top 2 teams in the league, Meriden made its way down Interstate 91 to take on Bridgeport in the longest going rivalry in the history of our league. Game 1 was another classic game with Bridgeport squeaking out a 4-3 victory. In game 2 Bridgeport completed the sweep by easily winning 12-2. With the wins Bridgeport has clinched the regular season title and dropping Meriden a spot in the standings. (Bridgeport 16-1, Meriden 10-6)

 

The CT Owls and the Fairfield Flyers were separated by .5 in the standings headed into Sunday big match up. In Game 1 Fairfield beat the Owl's 7-1 at Bunnell H.S after a four-run explosion in the fifth inning. The Flyers scored in the fifth on a two-run single by Donte Younger, an error, and an RBI single by Mike Saia. Younger racked up two RBIs on two hits for the Fairfield Flyers. Taylor Biagioni's had 10 strikeouts, allowed one earned run, two hits and three walks over 6 1/3 innings. Anthony Torres had an RBI single in the first to put them up for good. Fairfield piled on two more runs in the bottom of the fourth. Anthony Pellegrino started the inning with a triple, scoring Mike Saia.

In Game 2 Jake Ruthier drove in the go-ahead run to give the Fairfield Flyers the sweep in extra innings inning beating the Owl's 4-2 on Sunday. Jake Ruthier went 2-3, drove in one and scored two runs. Anthony Pellegrino looked sharp on the rubber. Owl's managed just one hit off of Pellegrino, who allowed no earned runs, walked four and struck out two during his 3 2/3 innings of work. Alfred Anzalone recorded the win for the Fairfield Flyers. He pitched 2 1/3 shutout innings. He struck out one, walked one and surrendered one hit. With Fairfield down, they tied the game in the third on a two-run double by Marquez Belton that scored Jake Ruthier and Tim Moran. With the wins and Meriden losses, the Flyers are currently in sole possession of second place heading into the last week of the season. (Fairfield 12-5, CT Owls 9-7)

 

The Aftershock continue to have good season with a sweep against Cheshire. Southington took game one 3-2. Craig Frobel pitched great in the complete game. After the first inning, Frobel went on to strike out 8 and only allow one hit in the win. Southington's bats were hot, led by Matt Murray who went 2 for 3 and tied the game in the 6th inning with a 2 RBI double. The Aftershock's all star Kristian Hurst hit a sac fly in the next at bat to take the lead. Matt Bundock went 2 for 3, Alex Roger went 2 for 4, and Mitch Gugliotti went 2 for 4.

Southington won game two by the score of 5-0. Alex Roger stole the show in game two, pitching a complete game one hit shut out behind 11 strike outs. Roger also helped his cause by going 1 for 3 with 2 RBIs and a run scored. Kristian Hurst and Bryan Baker added RBIs and Matt Bundock had himself another multi-hit game. The sweep put them in third place in the league. (Southington 9-6, Cheshire 4-13)

 

Milford has had a strong second half. They made quick work of the Nighthawks. Winning game one 9-0 and receiving a forfeit in game 2. (Milford 9-8, Nighthawks 1-15)

 

The Hackers have made some noise over the past few weeks. They’ve been hot and has pushed their record to .500. On Sunday they swept Durham 5-1 & 11-0. Looks like they’ve found their stride with a balance of good pitching and power. This might be a team you don’t want to see in the post season. (CT Hackers 8-8, Durham 4-13)

 

 

*the NABA All Star game will be played this Wednesday July 13, 2016 at the Ball Park at Harboryard starting at 5:30. Free to spectators

 

July 12, 2016

Great week of baseball this week…

In one of the traditional rivalries we had Bridgeport traveled to Naugatuck to take on the Hackers in 2 highly contested games. In Game 1, Bridgeport took the lead early and fought off a Naugatuck’s come back to hold on to a 7-6 win. The All-Stars used a huge 2nd inning where they scored 6. They got a two-run double by Matt DeFilippo, a solo home run by Alberto Martinez, and a two-run single by Mike Aqualino in the frame. Tim Brown recorded the win for the Bridgeport All Stars. The Hackers came to bat in the bottom of the 2nd, and began the uphill climb by plating a run. Wes Dutton walked to lead off the inning, and was driven in by Brian LaRochelle on a 4-3 FC. Naugatuck again scored in the 3rd, on a 1 out single by Steve Webb. Dan Kaminski plated Webb with an RBI double. With the score 7-2, Wes Dutton led of the Hackers’ 6th with a homerun to RF. That was followed by a Bill Fedeli base hit and two, consecutive walks. An infield error scored Fedeli to make the tally, 7-4. With no outs, Jesse Tejero then grounded into a 1-2-3 double play. Steve Webb followed by hitting into a 4-3 to end the inning. The Hackers’ rally resumed in the bottom of the 7th as Kaminski singled to lead things off. Julien Casaubon chimed in with a massive homerun to bring the score to 7-6. With no outs, however, the Hackers were unable to plate any additional runs. Although saddled with the loss, Mike Fox racked up 11 strikeouts in the gutsy, complete game effort.

Game 2 went 5-2 in favor of the Hackers give Bridgeport their first loss on the year. Mike Doran went the distance on the hill, allowing one earned run, 5 hits, 5 Ks, 2 BBs and 3 HBPs. Naugatuck got off to a fast start, scoring two runs in the 1st inning. Webb hit a 1-out double to left center, and Casaubon cleared the bases with his second homer of the day, a 2-run blast to RF. The All-Stars answered back in the bottom of the 2nd, as their leadoff man, got on base via an E7 dropped ball. A double, walk, and HBP followed. With no outs, Doran proceeded to strike out the next 3 batters to get out of the inning without any further damage. Bridgeport tacked on their 2nd run in the 3rd inning on a lead off single by Nardone, who promptly stole 2nd base. He was driven home on an Alberto Martinez 6-3 groundout. In the top of the 4th, Kaminski led off the inning with a solo shot to LF, giving the Hackers a lead they would never relinquish. Two more insurance runs came in the 6th, as Fox reached base on an E5. Webb walked with one out, and Kaminski singled Fox home. Webb later scored from 3rd on a wild pitch. The All-Stars threatened in the bottom of the 7th, as Charlie Mason led off the inning with a HBP (shocker! Lol). Doran got the next batter to pop up to 1st base, followed by a single. Marrero laid down a sac bunt, 5-4, moving runners to 2nd and 3rd, with the tying run coming to the plate. The next batter popped up to second base to seal the deal. (Bridgeport 14-1, Naugatuck 6-8)

 

Meriden beat Southington 6-4 in game one but game 2 was called because of rain with 2 outs in the top of the 4th inning. (Meriden 10-4, Southington 7-6)

 

Fairfield and Durham split. Durham won game one 3-2 and Fairfield bounced back to win game two 11-1. (Fairfield 10-5, Durham 4-11)

 

The Owls made quick work against the Nighthawks. The Owls won game 1 behind Tommy Roy; who pitched a shutout allowing only 2 hits while striking out 9. The offense was lead by Vinny Daurio; who went 2-3 while scoring twice.  Daurio also closed the game on the mound allowing no runs in the 7th.  Aaron Soto was 1-2 with a run scored and a stolen base.  Kevin Miller was 1-3 with a double and two RBIs. 

In game 2 the Owls completed the sweep with an 11-1 shortened game behind the arm of James Ineson, who was an out away from a perfect game. Ineson was also 1-2 at the dish with two runs scored. Cheech Giustino led the offense in the game, going 3-3 with 3 stolen bases and scoring three times. Tommy Roy was 2-2 with two doubles and 3 RBIs. Aaron Soto was 2-2 with a double and two runs scored. The Owls are quietly having a good year and can be a dangerous match up for anyone down the stretch. (CT Owls 9-5, Nighthawks 1-13)

 

Milford swept Cheshire. It took them 10 innings and 3 plus hours to get the 8-7 victory in game one. (Milford 7-8, Cheshire 4-11)

 

June 26, 2016

In a great match up, the Southington Aftershock faced the Fairfield Flyers this weekend. Game one went to the Shock 9-5.  Craig Frobel earned the win allowing 2 earned runs over 5 innings while striking out 7. Mark Cole recorded the 2 inning save. Nick Dzioba went 2 for 3 with a solo home run and two runs scored. Dzioba's home run held the tie until the 5th inning where the offense exploded for 8 runs thanks to Kyle Lentini's grand slam. Jon Blais, Shane Fusco, and Tommy Stagis also had RBI's in the inning. Jake Ruthier racked up two RBIs on two hits for Fairfield. He singled in the fifth and sixth innings. Fairfield Flyers also scored on a two-run double by Anthony Torres, scoring Joe Marsan and Jake Ruthier. 

 In Game 2 Fairfield bounced back beating Southington 7-2 behind JJ Demers, who had two extra base hits. Joe DeLuca struck out seven hitters en route to the Flyers win. DeLuca allowed no earned runs on four hits and one walk over 5 1/3 innings. The Flyers were sparked by Donte Younger and Demers, who teamed up for five hits and four RBIs. Demers, hit a grand slam in the bottom of the third giving the flyers a 5-1 lead. Mike Saia had a sac fly in the game. Alex Roger pitched 5 innings for Southington totaling 6 strike outs in the loss. Nick Dzioba didn't allow a base runner and struck out two in an inning of relief work. Mark Cole went 2 for 3, Shane Fusco had a single and sac fly with 2 RBIs, and Neal Ayotte went 1 for 3 with a run scored. (Fairfield 9-4, Southington 7-5)

 

Naugatuck jumped all over Meriden this weekend to get 2 much needed wins.  Game 1 The Hackers bats got going right out of the gate as they put up a 7 spot in the top of the first inning en route to an 11-1 victory. The onslaught was topped off by a Brian LaRochelle grand-slam. They tacked on 4 more runs in the 2nd. Jesse Tejero, Steve Webb and Mike Bochino each chipped in with 3 hits. Matt Giglio and Mike Fox delivered key RBIs. Mike Fox cruised on the hill, after giving up a lead-off homer in the bottom of the first. He went on to strike out 5, in a complete game, 5-inning effort.

Game 2 was a pitchers’ duel, until the Machine offense scored 2 runs off of Hackers starter, Nick Price, in the top of the 5th. The Hackers answered right back with 6 runs in the bottom of the 5th to put the game away. Alex Tejero led off the inning with a walk, followed by a key error at first base on a Bill Fedeli ground ball. Fedeli was called out on a 6-3, but the ball was bobbled at first base. The umpires got together, and overturned the call. With the momentum in the Hackers’ favor, LaRochelle hit a sac-fly to CF to score Tejero. Nick Price then walked, and Fox was called upon to pinch hit. He laced a 2-run double down the left field line. Three straight hits followed from J. Tejero (RBI), Webb (RBI) and Bochino, before the side was retired. Nick Price went the distance on the mound, allowing 2 ER, 8 hits, 6 Ks, and 1 BB. No results were sent by Meriden. (Meriden 9-4, Naugatuck 5-7)

 

The Owls made quick work of Cheshire. The Owls took the first game of the weekend by a score of 13-2.  James Ineson got the win for the Owls, pitching 6 innings with 6 K's and one earned run allowed.  Tommy Roy led the potent owls offense with two doubles and 3 RBI's.  Kevin Miller had two hits as well and two runs batted in.  James Ineson, CJ Romanos and Cheech Giustino all walked and scored twice.  Vinny Daurio doubled and scored twice.  Every member of the Owls reached base in the contest.

The Owls completed the sweep behind the strong performance of Tommy Roy, who threw 6 innings of shutout ball with 5 strikeouts and 4 hits allowed.  The offense was led by Steve Reiser, who was 4-4 in the game with two doubles and two runs scored.  CJ Romanos and James Ineson both went 2-4 at the plate.  Aaron Soto was 2-3 in the game, and Jordan Colonese was 1-1 with a runs scored and an RBI.  No results were sent by Cheshire (CT Owls 7-5, Cheshire 4-9)

 

Milford swept Durham. In game 1 both teams put runners in scoring position on, but Milford capitalized on more RBI opportunities, pulling out a 6-5 win. Durham out-hit the Milford Monsters 10 to 5, but Durham stranded 12 runners on base. Durham scored on a groundout by Nich Marchese and an RBI double by Dan Bailey in the fourth inning and a two-run single by Dan Bailey in the sixth inning. Nick Campos led the Monsters's offensive threat, as he got on base three times in the game. He scored two runs and had one RBI. He tripled in the sixth inning. Gary DeRosa recorded the win for Milford. He allowed four runs over six innings. DeRosa struck out eight, walked three and gave up nine hits. Chris Flynn had an RBI double and got a sacrifice fly by Rich Catalano to bring home Chris Peloso late. 

In game 2 Chris Peloso went 2-2, sparking the Milford Monsters to an 8-4 victory in seven innings over Durham. Joey Bannon got the win. He allowed four runs over four innings. He struck out one, walked three and surrendered five hits. Milford never surrendered the lead after the first inning, scoring two runs on an RBI double by Dennis Hine and an error. The Monsters increased its lead with three runs in the second. Chris Peloso started the inning with a double, plating Bannon. That was followed up by Buddy Hine's double, scoring Chris Peloso.  (Milford 5-8, Durham 3-10)

 

Bridgeport swept the Nighthawks (Bridgeport 13-0, Nighthawks 1-11)

 

June 19, 2016

 

The Aftershock and Durham split. Game one Durham won 2-0. Southington’s Craig Frobel pitched a gem, throwing a complete game one-hitter, with 2 walks and 8 strike outs. Tommy Stagis totaled 2 hits and had a stolen base in the game. Jon Blais and Kristian Hurst also added hits of their own in the loss. Durham hasn’t sent results all year so we have no idea who pitched for them but it must have been impressive.

in Game 2, Southington's bats came full circle in game two, winning 9-3. Tommy Stagis pitched 6 strong innings, allowing no runs after the first inning while striking out 6. Nick Dzioba closed the door pitching a scoreless 7th inning. Jon Blais led the offense going 3 for 4 with 3 runs scored, and an RBI triple. Stagis also stayed hot going 2 for 3 with 3 runs score and an RBI. Dave Danko had 3 hits and an RBI. Kyle Lentini, Tyler Favreau, Nick Dzioba, and Shane Fusco all combined for 6 RBIs.

 

Meriden and the Owls also split. Game 1 was an Owls win 11-2. Mike Miniter took the mound and got the W, throwing a complete game and striking out 6.  The game was opened up in the 3rd inning, when CJ Romanos and Mike Miniter led to an overall offensive explosion by hitting back to back homeruns for the Owls.  Romanos had 3 RBIs and two hits in the game.  James Ineson, Cheech Giustino, Jeff Lutian and Vinny Daurio all had multiple hits in the contest. 

Game 2 Meriden turned the tables winning 9-3. The Owls, James Ineson took the loss.  Steve Reiser had two hits and scored twice to lead the Owls offense.  Mike Miniter remained hot and also had two hits in the game.  Aaron Summers and Jordan Colonese both went 1-3 with a double. Meriden didn’t send in results for the games. 

 

Fairfield swept the Nighthawks. In Game 1, Taylor Biagioni struck out eight batters to lift the Fairfield Flyers to a 4-1 win over Milford Nighthawks at Kiwanis in seven innings. 

In Game 2, The Fairfield Flyers jumped out to an early lead on Milford Nighthawks and captured a 12-1 victory on Sunday. Mike Saia racked up three RBIs on three hits for the Fairfield Flyers.  Milford Nighthawks couldn't get anything going so long as Anthony Zumstag was on the hill. Milford Nighthawks managed just one hit off of Zumstag, who allowed no earned runs, walked none and struck out seven during his four innings of work. The Flyers scored two runs in each of the third, fourth and fifth. In the third, the Fairfield Flyers scored on an RBI double by Mike Saia, scoring Jake Sharpe. Fairfield added two more runs in the top of the fifth. Mike Saia's solo home run kept things going. The Fairfield Flyers tacked on another three runs in the sixth. Jake Sharpe tripled, plating Donte Younger to start the inning. That was followed up by JJ Demers's single, scoring Jake Sharpe.  The Nighthawks did send results for the game.

 

Milford got a much needed sweep of Naugatuck.  Milford jumped out to an early lead on Naugatuck in game 1 and captured a 13-2 victory on Sunday at Jonathan Law.Nine runs in the first three innings allowed Milford Monsters to put the game away early. Nick Campos racked up five RBIs on three hits for Milford Monsters . Matt DeRosa got the win for Milford Monsters allowing two runs over five innings. Milford Monsters easily handled Naugatuck pitching as six hitters combined for eight hits, 12 RBIs and 11 runs scored.

In game 2, Both passed the lead back and forth five times on Sunday, but in the end Milford Monsters pulled out a 12-7 win in seven innings over Naugatuck.  Milford finally managed to grab the lead for good after a strong sixth inning. The Monsters scored on a three-run double by Matty Talone off Mike Doran, scoring Dennis HineBuddy Hine and Rich Catalano. The three-run double by Talon gave Milford Monsters the lead for good.  Naugatuck couldn't slow down Chris Peloso, who paced Milford Monsters with five hits. He singled in the first, third, fourth, sixth, and seventh innings. Nick Campos recorded the win for Milford Monsters . He allowed four runs over 4 1/3 innings. He struck out four, walked one and surrendered six hits. The top of the third saw Milford take an early lead, 4-0. Matt DeRosa singled to ignite the Monsters 's offense. Chris Peloso singled, bringing home Andrew Nolan. Milford Monsters then tacked on more runs when DeRosa scored on an RBI single by Hine, Peloso scored on a sacrifice fly by Catalano, and Hine scored on an RBI single by Talone. Naugatuck scored three runs in the third inning, and then followed it up with three more in the fifth. In the third, Naugatuck scored on an RBI single by Webb, plating Joronko. 

 

Bridgeport got 2 forfeit wins from Cheshire

 

Week 6-June 12, 2016

Bridgeport keeps it’s perfect record in tacked! In game 1Bridgeport All Stars was led behind Tim Brown's 3 hitter with 9 Strikeouts.  Brown kept Milford Monsters off the scoreboard for all seven innings he was on the hill in the 5-0 win. The All Stars was led by a flawless day at the dish by Alberto Martinez, who went 2-2 against Milford Monsters' pitching. He singled in the second and fourth innings.  The Port got an RBI single by Casey Mack and Mike Lucas.

Game 2 was Back-And-Forth Affair, with the All-Stars getting the 9-5 win in seven innings over Milford Monsters. The All Stars scored on an RBI single by Nicco Gambardella, Alberto Martinez got himself two extra-base including a homered in the first inning and double in the third inning. Nick Nardone got the win on the hill. Milford managed just two hits off of Nardone, allowing two earned runs, walking five and striking out six during his six innings of work. Joe Polewski, Martinez, Komaromi and Mike Lucas helped lead Bridgeport All Stars as they combined for seven hits and five RBIs. Milford scored on a two-run double by Matt Maloney, an RBI single by Dennis Hine, an RBI single by Nico Gambardella and a groundout by Matty Talone. (Bridgeport 9-0, Milford 1-8)

 

Meriden and Fairfield squared off in on of the most important games of the weekend. Fairfield enter the week hot and Meriden was undefeated heading into the match up. Fairfield kept flying high in game one taking a 10-4 win. The teams traded runs for most of the contest, leading to five lead changes in the game. Joe DeLuca racked up two RBIs on two hits for the Fairfield Flyers. Taylor Biagioni got it done on the mound. He allowed four runs over six innings, striking out six, walked one and giving up eight hits. The Fairfield Flyers jumped out to an early 1-0 lead in the top of the first on a single by JJ Demers and a two-run double by Donte Younger and two singles in the second. The Flyers scored again in the seventh on a hit by pitch, a bases loaded walk by Tj Mallico, and a two-run single by Joe DeLuca. The Meriden offensive led by Derek Dragon Levi Edelman and Ryan Thayer each had 2 hits.

In Game 2 Meriden bounced back in dominate fashion blanking Fairfield 13-0 behind the left arm of JD Tyler, only giving up 4 hits with 6 K’s. The Machine showed off some power. Francisco Ascensio hit a grand slam and had a total of 5 rbi in the game. Derek Drag also homered As they led Meriden to  13-0 win. (Meriden 8-1, Fairfield 6-3)

 

Southington got a sweep of the Nighthawks. Craig Frobel got his first start as a member of the Aftershock in Game 1 and a 9-0 victory. Frobel pitched a complete game shutout, allowing 4 hits and while striking out 13 on his way to the victory. Kyle Lentini and Dave Danko led the offense tallying 3 RBIs apiece. Mark Cole also had a double and two runs scored.

Aftershock won Game two 15-2 after 5 innings. Alex Roger started the game and Kyle Lentini pitched 4 innings in relief. The duo both allowed one hit and one unearned run apiece. Lentini led the offense going 2 for 3 with 2 doubles, 3 RBIs, and 2 runs scored. Jon Blais, Dave Danko, Tommy Stagis, Nick Blais, and Kristian Hurst all had multi hit games. Nick Dzioba drove in a run and scored 3 runs of his own. (Southington 5-3, Nighthawks 1-7)

 

The Owls and Durham split. In Game 1, Durham made the first statement winning 8-1. The Owls Tommy Roy pitched a complete game and had a two hitter going into the 6th inning.  Two straight hits followed by 5 defensive errors lead to a 7 run inning for Durham.  The offense was lead by Jordan Colonese, who was 2-3 at the plate with an RBI and a stolen base.  Mike Miniter had a double and a run scored for the Owls.

In Game 2 The Owls bounced back and won 6-1.  Mike Miniter was fantastic on the mound for the Owls, throwing a complete game while striking out 6 and allowing no earned runs.  James Ineson and Kevin Miller both had two hits for the Owls.  Steve Reiser and Mike Miniter also had a hit and a run scored in the contest. (CT Owls4-4, Durham 2-7)

 

The CT Hackers swept Cheshire. In game one Mike Fox pitched a complete game, punching out 10 batters in the 12-2 win. Jesse Tejero went 2 for 3 with 2 doubles, Dan Kaminski added a home run and Bill Fedeli was 3 for 3 with 3 RBI

In Game 2 Mike Doran logged in 5 innings in the 8-3 win. Getting 3 K’s. Mike Calo did a great job in relief pitching 2 innings with 4K, only giving up an earned run. Wes Dutton led the offense going 3 for 4 with 3 RBI’s. (Cheshire 4-5, CT Hackers 3-5)

 

June 5, 2016

In a rain shortened week we only had 3 games played.

The Fairfield Flyers won it’s 5th game in a row by beating Cheshire on Sunday 7-0 at Kiwanis in seven innings. The Fairfield Flyers scored three runs in the fifth on the Fairfield Flyers scored in the fifth on an RBI single by Joe Marsan, an RBI single by Anthony Torres, and an RBI double by Anthony Pellegrino. Anthony Pellegrino got a hit in each of his two at bats. Taylor Biagioni held the Rams scoreless for six innings. Biagioni allowed four hits, one walk and struck out one. The Fairfield Flyers were sparked by Anthony Torres and Mike Saia, who teamed up for six hits and four RBIs. The Fairfield Flyers never surrendered the lead after the first inning, scoring one run on an RBI double by Mike Saia. The Fairfield Flyers put up one run in each of the third, fourth and sixth. In the third, the Fairfield Flyers scored on an RBI single by Anthony Torres, plating Alfred Anzalone. (Fairfield Flyers 5-2, Cheshire 4-3)

Meriden stayed perfect beating Milford 6-5( Meriden 7-0, Milford 1-6)

Bridgeport remains undefeated beating Durham 13-3 ( 7-0, Durham 1-6)

*The Nighthawks vs Southington & CT Owls vs Naugatuck were cancelled because of rain.

May 22, 2016 (week 3)

The weather says Spring but some teams are as hot as a Sunday in July! Meriden has 10 run ruled every team in all 6 of their games this year. This week they made quick work of the Nighthawks. In game 1 Seventeen runs in the first three innings allowed Machines to put the game away early. Dominic Calistro racked up five RBIs on four hits, Donny Crook got 2 hits and 3 rbi’s and JD Tyler added another 2 rbi’s on the day.  Meriden combined for 18 hits, 20 RBIs and 22 runs scored in the 24-4 win.

In game 2 Meriden once again jumped out to an early lead on the Nighthawks and captured a 12-1 victory. A two-run double by Joshua Lovely and a two-run single by Francisco Asencio during the second inning fueled Meriden Machines' offense early. Donny Crook was a perfect 3-3 day at the plate to pace Meriden. He tripled in the third inning and singled in the second and fourth innings. The Nighthawks had no answer for JD Tyler, who kept runners off the base paths in his appearance. Nighthawks managed just two hits off of Tyler, who allowed one earned run, walked one and struck out three during his 4 2/3 innings of work. (Meriden 6-0, Nighthawks 1-5)

Bridgeport also stayed perfect on the year against a tough Owls team. The traditional powerhouse won game 1, 4-2. Tommy Roy got the loss for the Owls, but pitched a stong 5 2/3 innings while giving up 3 earned runs and striking out 5.  Jordan Colonese and Aaron Soto led the offense in the game; both going 2-3 at the plate. 

In Game 2:  Bridgeport completed the sweep in a marathon game that lasted about 3 hours.  Bridgeport went up 10-0 in the top of the 3rd inning but the Owls bounced right back with 6 runs in the bottom of the 3rd and 5 more runs in the 5th and never stopped fighting.  Mike Miniter led the offense for the Owls, going 3-5 at the plate with 2 RBIs.  Tommy Roy had 3 RBIs in the game.  Jeff Lutian, Jordan Colonese and Vinny Daurio had a hit and two runs scored in the contest.  Steve Reiser went 1-2 with an RBI as well in the 15-12 loss. (Bridgeport 6-0, CT Owls 3-3)

 Don’t look now but the Flyers are looking like a true contender. This week they swept a historically strong Naugatuck team, last week they took 2 from last year’s league runner up Milford and that’s after giving Bridgeport everything they can handle week 1.  In game 1, Donte Younger brought home the winning run in the seventh inning, as the Fairfield Flyers hung on to beat Hackers 2-1 on Sunday.  Gio Davis led the Fairfield Flyers' offensive threat, as he got on base two times in the game. He singled in the seventh inning. Taylor Biagioni was in control on the mound. Biagioni held Hackers hitless over two innings, allowed no earned runs, walked one and struck out one. The top of the first The Fairfield Flyers got things going when Alfred Anzalone singled. A stolen base then moved Anzalone from first to second. Tj Mallico singled, plating Anzalone. Hackers managed to score one run in the fifth inning on a solo home run.

In Game 2: The Flyers jumped out to an early lead on the Hackers and captured a 9-1 victory on Sunday at Rotary field. Seven runs in the first three innings allowed the Flyers to put the game away early. An RBI single by JJ Demers, an error, an RBI double by Mike Dew, and an RBI single by Jake in the first inning supplied the early offense for Fairfield. Alfred Anzalone got on base three times in the game. Demers got the win. He allowed one run over 4 1/3 innings, struck out four, walked four and gave up two hits. The Fairfield Flyers increased their lead with three runs in the third. Demers singled, scoring Anzalone to start the inning. That was followed up by Tim Moran's single, scoring Mike Dew and Jake. They piled on two more runs in the bottom of the fourth. A clutch sacrifice fly scored Donte Younger to open the scoring in the frame. That was followed up by Tj Mallico's single, plating Anthony Torres. (Fairfield 4-0, CT Hackers 1-5)

Milford got it’s first win of the year in game 1 against Southington 6-3. Steve Hine racked up two RBIs on two hits for the Monsters. He singled in the third and fourth innings. Joey Bannon got the win for Milford Monsters . He allowed three runs over 6 2/3 innings. Bannon struck out five, walked one and gave up eight hits. Alex Roger pitched the complete game in the loss for Southington, he allowing 5 earned runs while striking out 5. The Aftershock took an early lead in the second inning on a 2 run single by Jon Blais but the Milford Monsters never surrendered the lead after the third inning, scoring three runs on three singles. Neal Ayotte also went 2 for 3 with an RBI and Mark Cole also was 2 for 3 in the loss.

In game 2 Southington's bats came alive winning by a score of 7-3. Nick Dzioba pitched a complete game, earning his second win in just as many starts. Dzioba helped his own cause going 2 for 3 with 2 RBIs and 2 runs scored. Bryan Baker also had a multi-hit game and Mark Cole stayed hot at the plate.
Steve Hine's big day not enough for Milford as he hit two home runs and gave the Monsters an early lead. Milford led until the fourth inning, but Southington took the lead back on a fielder's choice. Southington was sparked by Lentini and Fuscio, who teamed up for two hits and three RBIs. Milford Chris Peloso had a good stick for Milford as well. (Southington 3-3, Milford 1-5) 

May 15, 2016 (week 2)

After a couple weeks off because of rain and Mother’s Day the CT NABA was back in action…

Meriden didn’t miss a beat as they swept Durham in 2 games by an identical score of 10-0. In game one JD Tyler only gave up 3 hits and had 6 punch out’s to competing the shutout win. Dominic Calistoga, Willie Rios and Donny Crook each had 2 hits to lead the offense to a 10-0 win.

In game game 2 the offense was led by Ray Thayer, Francisco Asencio,  and Ricky Marrero each collecting 2 hits apiece in the win. (Meriden 4-0, Durham 1-3)