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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 in to finish the game in the 7th.  The Owls bats were let by Robert Miniter, who went 3-3 with 3 RBIs, 3 runs scored and a BB.  

 

The Owls completed the sweep by taking the second game 6-2.  Tommy Roy got the win in relief. He entered the game in the 4th and throwing shutout ball the rest of the game.  Roy also went 1-2 at the plate.  Alex Miniter led the offense going 2-2 with a double and 3 runs scored.  Robert Miniter went 2-4 with a triple and a run scored. (CT Owls 9-6, Heat 0-14)

 

 

The Nighthawks and the Machine split in Milford this weekend. Game one went to the Hawks 6-5. Meriden was led by  Dom Calistro and Brian Jackson both had 2 hits and 2Rbi. Game 2 Meriden bounced back with a quick 12-1 win. The offensive was led by Brian Jackson and Justin Poirier who each had 3 hits. There was also hits by  Anthony Rodriguez,  Brad Lorusso, and a big bases loaded Triple by Ricky Marrero. (Meriden 7-9, Nighthawks 5-11)

 

 

Durham and the Flyers split. Durham won the first game 12-1 and the Flyers won the second game 3-2. Paulie Hernandez continues to shine. He got the win in game 2, only allowing 5 hits. He also went 2 for 3 with an RBI. Joey Cardoso went 1 for 3 with a huge double scoring 2 runs in the game. (CT Flyers 6-8, Durham 5-9) 

 

Week 7-June 15, 2014

 

Orange keeps on plugging along. This week they took two games from the winless Heat. Game one was a tight one until the sixth inning. Down 1-0, Orange exploded for 11 runs. Mark Boland, Joe Pisano, and Zack Sousa had three hits each in the game. Ian Bezahler picked up the win 11-1.

 

In game two Austin Pokluda was in control striking out 12 through six innings. Big hits in the fifth inning by Joe Pisano and Brian Speer helped lift Orange to a 5-2 win. The sweep pushed the Concentration’s record to 9-1 on the year. The loses sent the Heat to 0-12.

 

 

Bridgeport is hot on Orange’s trail. They also got a swept of Durham 10-0 and 9-1 to move their record to 12-2 on the year. The loses makes the Chanticleers 4-8.

 


In typical fashion the Milford Monsters is streaking midway through the year.  They have swept their last 6 games. This week was the Nighthawks in the battle for Milford. In game 1 both teams volleyed the lead four times but the Monsters came out on top for a 7-6 win on Sunday at Jonathan Law. Steve Hine had a hot bat for Milford Monsters going 3-4, drove in one and scored two runs. He doubled in the first inning and singled in the third and seventh innings. Matty Talone  (1-0) brought the heat against Nighthawks during his outing. Nighthawks managed just one hit off of Talone, who allowed no earned runs, walked one and struck out four during his 4 2/3 innings of work.

 

In Game 2 Milford Monsters shut the door early on Nighthawks, capturing a 22-4 victory on Sunday at Jonathan Law. Ten runs in the first three innings allowed Milford Monsters to put the game away early. A two-run single by Zack Davidson during the second inning fueled Milford Monsters' offense. Joey Bannon (2-2) got the win for Milford Monsters despite allowing five runs over five innings. Joey struck out six, walked four and gave up five hits. Milford Monsters pounded Nighthawks pitching, as six hitters combined for nine hits, 14 RBIs and 17 runs. Milford is holding down third place in the standings with a 10-4 record. The loses drop the Nighthawks to 4-10. 

 

The Hackers made quick work of the Meriden Machine sweeping them 6-1 and 7-2. The Hackers have won 7 straight games to get their record to 9-4. The Machine is headed in the opposite directions losing 7 straight and dropping fast in the standings with a 6-8 record

 

 

Southington has been splitting games with their opponents all year. This week was no different. In Game one the Aftershock lost a close 4-2 game to the leagues new faces, CT Flyers. The flyers have been impressive. Paulie Hernandez has to be in seriously considerations for post season awards! He got his 5th win this season (out of 6 total wins the Flyers got) while striking out 6 and also helping himself at the plate going 2-3. Southington’s Nick Dzioba was the tough luck loser. Dzioba pitched the complete game allowing 6 hits while striking out 5 and allowing no earned runs. Mike Severino and Kyle Lentini led the offense going 2 for 3 a piece. Brian Gargiulo added a sac bunt, a single, and three stolen bases in the loss. 

 

 

In Game two the Aftershock true to form, bounced back winning 7-5 in the bottom of the 10th inning but the Flyers Ricky Rodriguez's made this interesting with 3 run shot in the fifth inning to tie it up into the extra frames. Southington’s Tommy Stagis continues his great season earning his 5th win. Stagis pitched all 10 innings, striking out 14 and allowing 3 earned runs. Nick Dzioba had a solo home run and two RBI's. Stagis helped his own cause going 2 for 4 with 3 RBI's. Nick Blais singled in the bottom of the 10th and was driven in by Stagis' 2 run walk off home run to seal the victory. The Flyers Donte Younger pitched well going 5 1/3 giving up only 2 hits, one being the walk off homer. Vinny Purgatore went 2-3 and Dan Geier went 2-4 with a RBI in the losing effort. The Split keeps Southington with an even 7-7 record, while the CT Flyers are keeping pace with a 6-7 record.

 

 

In another league split the Owls and Cromwell matched up. In game 1 Tommy Roy pitched another complete game for the Owls, allowing only 1 earned run in the victory.  Roy was also 2-3 at the plate with a double and a run scored.  Connor Miniter was also 2-3 with a double, an RBI and a run scored and Jordan Colonese was 1-3 with an RBI. Mike Maksymiw had an RBI single for the Steamers. Dave Krochko pitched well in the loss with one tough inning where he allowed 3 runs.

 

 

The Steamers battled back to take game 2. Mike Maksymiw stayed hot adding two more hits on the day. John Pember went the distance for the complete game shutout. The Steamers finally stepped up for Pember playing superb defense and giving him just enough runs for the win. Pember also had a double at the plate. Justin Falcon and Dave Krochko had RBI's in the win for the Steamers in the 2-0 win. James Ineson pitched a complete game and allowed only 2 runs in the Owls loss.  Aaron Soto was 1-2 for the Owls at the plate with a SB. The Owls stay balanced at  6-6 and the Steamers are now 4-8 on the year.

 

 

Week 6-June 8, 2014

 

 

Things are heating up for the top spot in the league. Looks like Orange and Bridgeport are on a collision course…

 

Orange clubbed their way to a sweep of Southington. Orange hit five home runs in the doubleheader. In game one Dave Wirkus pitched a complete game shutout with 11 strikeouts. Orange's Nick Baviello, Mark Boland, and Zack Sousa accounted for all six runs scored as all three hit home runs. Nick Dzioba pitched the complete game for the Shock allowing 5 earned runs over 6 hits. Aftershock bats were quiet until the 7th inning when they loaded the bases but failed to score. Brian Gargiulo led the offense going 2 for 2. Benny Soto, Jon Blais, and Mitch Gugliotti also added hits. Orange topped Southington 6-0

 

Game two took all seven innings to decide. Tommy Stagis pitched a solid 7 innings allowing 5 earned runs for the Shock. They got out of the gates quick scoring 2 runs in the first inning but the Concentration evened the score after an error plagued first inning by Southington. The Aftershock added to their lead in the 6th scoring 2 runs. Heading into the 7th with a 3 run deficit the Concentration scored 4 runs when Paul Gusmano and Ryan Adams started the rally with back to back singles. Mark Boland scored a run with an RBI groundout and Nick Baviello followed him with an RBI single. Dave Wirkus stepped to the plate as the winning run and hit an opposite field home run to end the game. Brian Speer also hit a home run and Joe Pisano got the win in relief comeback 7-6 victory. Kyle Lentini, Mitch Gugliotti, and Nick Cesca all contributed with 2 RBI's a piece. Nick Blais, Stagis, and Cesca all had multi-hit games. 

 

 

Bridgeport has won 8 straight games and used their momentum to keep the Heat winless. They made quick work of the Heat 8-3 and 21-0.

 

 

Don’t look now but Milford has quietly crept back into the top of the standings. After this week’s sweep of the CT Flyers they are in sole possession of third place. In Game 1 Rich Catalano drove in the go-ahead run to give Milford Monsters the lead in the sixth inning, as Milford Monsters hung on to beat the Flyers 3-1 on Sunday. Buddy Hine, Steve Hine and Zack Davidson led the offense. Connor Nolan had an impressive outing against the Flyers lineup. The Flyers managed just two hits off of Nolan, who allowed no earned runs, walked two and struck out six during his seven innings of work to improve to (5-1).

In Game 2 Steve Hine again was the offensive catalyst in the Milford 3-2 victory. Brad Stearns kept the Flyers off the board during his 4 innings of work. Brad allowed three hits, two walks and struck out six. Joey Bannon closed it out to record the save.

 

 

The Hackers are currently in fourth place and lurking in the woods of Naugatuck keeping pace. They swept Durham in a highly contested double dip winning a pair of games by a run, 5-4 and 6-5. Game one was led by Steve Webb’s relief work. In Game 2 Wes Dutton continued to crush the baseball hitting 2 more homers and Mike Townsend connected on a long ball himself. Mike Fox picked up the win on the mound. The sweep keeps the Hackers in the hunt with a 7-4 record. Durham falls to 4-6 on the year.

 

 

 

The Owls got a huge boost securing Bunnell High School this weekend and took a pair for the Machine. The Owls took game one by scoring 4 runs in the 7th for the comeback win.  Vinny Daurio got the win and pitched a strong 6 innings; allowing only 3 runs.  James Ineson hit an RBI double in the 3rd, and the Owls did not score again until the 7th inning.  Mike Biondi led off the 7th with an RBI double, and four straight hits by Alex Miniter, Vinny Daurio, Steve Reiser and Jordan Colonese led to the come from behind victory.  CJ Romanos finished the game on the mound and got the save. Meriden was led offensively by Brad Lorusso, Donny Crook , Lenny Rivera and Willie Rios who all had 2 hits in the game, along with  Ray Thayer’s RBI. Ricky Marrero and Dom Calistro each had a hit but it wasn’t enough as the Owls took the game 5-3.

 

In Game 2 The Owls completed the sweep behind the arm of Tommy Roy, who pitched a complete game, allowed only 2 runs and struck out 7.  CJ Romanos was 2-2 with two runs scored and a walk, Connor Miniter was 1-2 and scored twice and Mike Biondi went 2-3 with an RBI.  Ray Thayer, Donny Crook,  Brad Lorusso and Willie Rios got hits for the Machine in the 4-2 loss. The Owls sweep put the both teams in a fifth place tie with the Aftershock with .500 records.

 

 

In the only split of the week. The Nighthawks visited Cromwell. The Steamers pulled off game one 6-1. Dave Krochko went the distance to pick up the win and his first victory of the season for the Steamers. John Pember went 2-4 with 2 singles. TJ Grande had a double, run and an RBI in the win.

 

In Game 2 Once again John Pember was the tough luck loser in a 3-2 defeat. The Nighthawks scored 3 runs all with two outs, one on a ground ball infield hit and the other on a bloop single to right. The Steamers had multiple chances to tie the game in the bottom of the 6th but were unable to prevail. Eric O'Brien hit his 3rd triple of the season but was left stranded. The Nighthawks have already matched it’s win total from last year and have been in every game this year.

 

 

 

 

June 1, 2014-Week 5

 

 

 

The standing are starting to clear up…

 

Orange swept Cromwell to take a slight edge in the top spot. In Game 1 Cromwell’s John Pember had himself a day going 3-3 with a home run and 3 RBI's. Dave Krochko collected two hits for the Steam. Orange scored 7 runs in the bottom of the 1st inning. The Steamers came back and got the game as close as 7-4 and had multiple chances to inch even closer but Orange was just too much and eventually pulled away for the 15-5 win. 

 

In Game 2 it took extra frames for Orange to pull it out. Once again John Pember for the Steamer's did his thing but this time it was on the mound. The workhorse pitched 10 innings to take the loss. Pember only allowed 1 earned run as his defense once again let him down. The Steamers failed to provide run support for Pember which has been the theme for him this season. Mike Maksymiw tied the game with a two out single in the bottom of the 7th to keep the Steamers hopes alive. The Steamers had multiple chances with runners in scoring position in extra innings to seal the deal but were unable to capitalize. Orange scored the eventual winning run in the top of the tenth on an error, past ball and then a sacrifice fly to put them ahead for good. Orange came out on top 3-2 for the win and heartbreaking loss for the Steamers.

 

 

 

In one of our feature match ups Meriden visited Bridgeport. In Game one, one swing decided the game when Mike Lucas hit a 3 run shot to lead the All-Stars to a 3-1 win. Sal Savo went 2 for3 with a double to help Bridgeport’s cause. JD Tyler got 2 hits for Meriden.

In Game 2 Bridgeport’s bats where too much for the Machine. Alberto Martinez had 2 home runs in the game. A grand slam, a 3 run dong and collected 7 RBI’s in the game. Ray Thayer and Anthony Rodriguez led the offense for Meriden. With the sweep, Bridgeport are closely behind Orange in the standings.  


 

The Milford Monsters shut the door early on The Heat in game 1, capturing a 19-2 victory on Sunday at Platt High School The game was decided quickly as Milford Monsters exerted its will early with 13 runs in the first three innings. An RBI single by Buddy Hine, a two-run single by Dennis Hine, a two-run single by Rich Catalano, a hit by pitch, an RBI single by Chris Flynn, and a three-run double by Steve Hine during the first inning and a bases loaded walk, a hit by pitch, and a sacrifice fly by Steve in the second inning supplied the early offense for Milford Monsters. Steve racked up seven RBIs on two hits for Milford Monsters.Connor Nolan recorded the win for Milford Monsters. He allowed two runs over three innings. Connor struck out three, walked two and gave up three hits improving to 4-1 on the year. Dan Brown hit a homer for the Heat in the game.

 

In Game2 Milford crushed any hope the Heat had for their first win when a walk-off single from Steve Hine brought home the winning run for Milford Monsters in a 7-6 victory. Steve Hines was once again solid at the plate for Milford Monsters. He singled in the ninth inning.

Dennis Hine racked up two RBIs on two hits for Milford Monsters. Joey Bannon baffled The Heat, striking out seven batters. Bannon allowed no earned runs, four hits and four walks over five innings. Chris Flynn recorded the win for Milford Monsters.(1-0) He allowed two runs over three innings. He struck out one, walked two and surrendered four hits. Enrique Trinindad had two hits and three rbi for the Heat.  Phil King and Dan Brown also got two hits apiece for the Heat.

 

 

Durham and Southington split.  In Game 1 the Durham Chanticleers came out on top 5-4 after 6 lead changes. Chanticleers went up for good on a two-run single by Steve Simon (1-3, 2 RBIs) off one, bringing home Nick Toth (1-3, 1 Run) and Michael Baranowski (2-2, 1 RBI, 2 Runs). A two-run single by Steve scored Nick Toth and Michael to give Chanticleers the lead for good.  Chanticleers pulled out the win thanks to a strong sixth inning. Michael went a perfect 2-2 at the plate for Chanticleers. He singled in the fourth and sixth innings. Nick Toth worked out of four tricky spots for Chanticleers. He pitched seven innings and allowed one earned run on five hits. Nick Toth faced his trickiest spot in the fifth inning. Southington’s Kevin Ryan got his first start of the season, pitching a complete game and striking out 4. Mitch Gugliotti and Jon Blais led the offense with 2 hits, an RBI, and a run scored apiece.

In Game 2 the Aftershock flipped the script winning by an identical 5-4 score. Tommy Stagis wins his 4th game of the season striking out 8 and allowing 3 earned runs. Mike Severino and Bryan Baker had a hit and 2 RBI's apiece. The Aftershock rallied in the 6th scoring 3 runs to take the lead.
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