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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.  Orange was sparked by Breen and Sousa, who teamed up for three hits and four RBIs. Milford’s Christopher Peloso racked up two RBIs on two hits for. Dave DeRubeis  and Matty Talone had RBI singles in the game


Milford Monsters pulled out a 12-7 win in game 2. Milford’s Drew DeRubeis was perfect at the dish, going 4-4. He doubled in the third inning and singled in the third, fifth, and seventh innings. Matt DeRosa recorded the win for Milford Monsters even though he allowed seven runs over 6 2/3 innings. He struck out four, walked two and surrendered 13 hits. Connor Nolan singled and Rich Catalano's doubled in the game., bringing home Zack Davidson.  Breen homers for Orange.


Southington got 2 big wins against the Hackers! In Game 1 the Aftershock won 9-3. Southington got off to a quick start scoring 3 in the first and never looked back. Dylan Danko pitched a strong 6 innings, allowing 2 runs. The Shock spread the wealth on offense with Jon Blais going 2 for 3 with 3 runs scored, Matt Bundock went 2 for 2 with 4 RBIs, Kyle Lentini went 2 for 3 with 3 runs scored and 2 RBIs, Jeff Mazzamurro had a double and a run scored, and Nick Dzioba had a double and 2 RBIs. 

In Game 2 the Aftershock won in 9 innings 5-4 with a walk off hit in back-to-back weeks. Tommy Stagis pitched the complete 9 innings allowing 3 earned runs. Jon Blais went 2 for 3 with an RBI, Dave Danko batted 2 for 4 with a run scored, and Kristian Hurst went 2 for 3 with a run scored and an RBI. The Hackers took a 4-3 lead in the top of the 7th. In the bottom of the 7th with two outs, Jeff Mazzamurro drove Kyle Lentini in to tie the game at 4. Kristian Hurst led off the bottom of the 9th with a single and Bryan Baker moved him to second base with a sacrifice bunt. Tommy Stagis gave himself the win with an opposite field hit to the fence to drive in Hurst for the win. 


Durham swept the CT Flyers in two tight games! Game 1 Nick Toth carried Chanticleers to a 2-1 victory over the CT Flyers. Nick Toth got the win for Chanticleers thanks to eight strikeouts. Nick Toth allowed one earned run on seven hits and no walks over seven innings. The game's last lead went to Chanticleers thanks to a fourth inning rally that saw two runs cross the plate on an RBI double by Ross Burton and a fielder's choice. Rob Rizzitelli paced the Connecticut Flyers at the plate. Rizzitelli went 1-3, drove in one and scored one run. He homered in the sixth inning. 

In game 2 the Chanticleers finally managed to grab the lead after a strong sixth inning. Chanticleers scored on a two-run double by Ross Burton off two, plating Dan Milardo and Bryan Winchel . Burton did his best to jumpstart the offense for Chanticleers, reaching base three times. He also drove in two runners. In the top of the first saw the Chanticleers take an early lead, 1-0. Chanticleers got things going when Nick Toth singled. A passed ball then moved Nick Toth from first to second. Nick Marchese tripled, plating Nick Toth. Bryan Winchel was in control on the bump the rest of the way. The CT Flyers managed just one hit off of Winchel, who allowed one earned run, walked three and struck out six during his five innings of work. Rob Rizzitelli racked up two RBIs on two hits for the Connecticut Flyers.


The Owls take 2 from the Ramos in another close battle. The Owls took game 1 of the series 4-3 behind the complete game of Tommy Roy.  Roy gave up two earned runs on 4 hits while striking out 5.  Roy also scored twice going 1-2 at the dish.  CJ Romanos led the offense going 2-2 with a double and an RBI.  Jordan Colonese also drove in a run and scored while going 1-2 with a double. Kolp pitched a complete game for the Rams giving up 3 earned runs in the 4-3 loss. Denin and Ryan led the offense for the Rams.


In Game 2 The Owls completed the sweep behind CJ Romanos, who pitched a complete game while giving up a single run on 3 hits.  James Ineson went 1-2 for the Owls while scoring a run.  Denin threw a complete game for the Rams in the lost. The Rams limited offense consisted of hits from Gargiulo and Narcisco.


May 3, 2015- Week 3




Bridgeport stays perfect with a sweep on the CT Rams. In game 1 the Rams were held to just 2 hits. Mike Gargiulo had a base hit and Logan Dennin added a triple for the Rams and Jon Perotti pitched 5 innings and had 4 strikouts in the lost. 


In game 2, the All-Stars jumped to a 7-0 lead in the first.  Logan Dennin was the big hitter for the Rams with another triple and a single. Kevin Ryan, MIke Severino, Dave Findley, Justin Fournier and Jon Perotti collected a single a piece. The Rams are 2-4 on the year and Bridgeport is 6-0.


Meriden losses it’s first game of the year and the Owls get one in the win’s column. In Game 1,  the short handed Owls got on track Sunday with only 8 players behind James Ineson, who was dominate on the mound in a complete game performance.  Ineson was also instrumental offensively, driving two runs in the top of the 7th to give his team the lead.  The Owls won the game 4-3. Francisco asencio and Dom Calistro lead the offense for Meriden with 2 hits each and Ricky Marrero and Willie Rios each had a hit in the 4-2 loss.

In Game 2 Meriden bounced back. JD Tyler pitched a complete game with a 9 strikeout performance. The offense was lead by Derek Drag and Brad Lorusso each had 2 hits in a 7-2 victory. The Owls kept it close for 6 innings behind the arm of Ineson, who remained on the hill for the follow up contest.  The game was all tied up until Meriden broke it open in the 6th inning.  Vinny Daurio led the Owls offensively with 3 hits in the game, while CJ Romanos had 2 RBI's.  With the win Meriden pushes it’s record to 5-1 and the Owls are now 1-5.


Milford got another sweep keeping pace in the standings. The Monsters used a big fourth inning to beat the CT Flyers 14-0 in game 1. Milford Monsters scored in the fourth on an RBI single by Christopher PelosoNick Campos, Chris Flynn, Rich Catalano, Dennis Hine, Matty Talone, a and a two-run double by Connor Nolan. Catalano racked up three RBIs on two hits for Milford Monsters. Nolan kept the CT Flyers off the scoreboard for all five innings he was on the rubber. He pitched a shutout, allowing no runs on three hits while striking out five. 

In Game 2 Milford made the most of 8 hits in 8-7 victory over the CT Flyers The CT Flyers out-hit Milford Monsters 10 to 8, but the CT Flyers stranded nine runners on base. Milford Monsters would not relinquish the lead as the CT Flyers were unable to weather a seven-run seventh inning deficit. Game 2: They were led by a flawless day at the dish by Joe DeLuca, who went 4-4 against Milford Monsters' pitching. He singled in the second and sixth innings and doubled in the fourth and seventh innings. Peloso, Campos, Flynn and Nolan helped lead Milford Monsters. They combined for seven hits and three RBIs. The Milford Monsters jumped out to an early 1-0 lead in the top of the first. Campos kicked things off for Milford Monsters with a single. The Connecticut Flyers scored on an RBI double by Vinny Purgatore, an RBI double by Alfred Anzalone, an RBI single by Joe Capalbo, an RBI double by Mike Saia, a two-run double by Joe DeLuca, and an RBI single by Mike DewNick Campos racked up two RBIs on two hits for Milford Monsters. Even though Matt DeRosa allowed six runs over 6 1/3 innings he still recorded the victory. Matt DeRosa struck out two, walked three and gave up eight hits. Milford Monsters never surrendered the lead after the first inning, scoring two runs on a sacrifice fly by Dennis Hine. Milford Monsters increased its lead with two runs in the seventh. A error scored Hine to start the scoring in the inning. Connor Nolan added a homerun. The wins pushed Milford to 5-1 on the year.


The Hackers and Durham split in an evenly matched double header. Game one went to the Chanticleers who took the last of four lead changes in a back-and-forth affair against Naugatuck , securing a 5-4 victory on Sunday.  Chanticleers took the lead in the eighth inning on a sacrifice fly by Nick Toth that scored Dan Fonseca and gave Chanticleers the lead for good. Dan Fonseca had a busy day at the plate, collecting two extra-base hits. He tripled in the sixth inning and doubled in the eighth inning. Steve Simon got it done on the rubber on the way to a win of relief of Matt Somo. He allowed one run over two innings. Steve Simon struck out one, walked one and gave up one hit. Mike Dorn pitched 5 shut out innings for the Hackers, giving up 1 hit and striking out one. Dan Kaminski had a double in the first inning scoring Nick Pereira.. Nick Pereira lead the hackers hitting with a single and a double in the 5-4 Durham win.

In Game 2 The Hackers got five consecutive runs in the third inning gave the hackers the lead. Brian LaRochelle went 3-5 (2 1b, 1 2b) and had two rbis in the game.  Mike Dorn had two hits along with an RBI.  Steve Webb pitched a complete game giving the hackers there third win of the season. The Chanticleers scored two runs in the sixth inning, and then followed it up with two more in the seventh. In the sixth, Chanticleers scored on an RBI single by Nick Toth, scoring Dan Fonseca. Webb ended the game leaving two runners on base and striking out the batter.  Bill Fedeli had a hit and three walks for the hackers to go along with their 8-3 win


Orange and Southington split. The Concentration won game one 9-6. Mark Cole got the start for the Aftershock and pitched 2 innings. He was followed by relief efforts by Dylan Danko and Kyle Lentini who pitched 2 innings apiece. Jon Blais and Tommy Stagis led the offense, Blais went 3 for 4 (R, RBI, SB) and Stagis went 2 for 3 (R, 2 RBI, SB). Southington began a comeback in the 5th inning scoring 4 runs on RBI singles from Tommy Stagis and Kristian Hurst to cut the lead to 3. The score was brought within 2 runs in the 6th after an RBI double by Nick Dzioba but their comeback efforts would fall short.


The Aftershock won game two 2-1 in walk off fashion by an RBI from Nick Dzioba. Tommy Stagis continued to pitch great, throwing another complete game allowing 1 earned run to lower his ERA to 1.00 on the season. Jon Blais and Kristian Hurst led the offense, Blais stayed hot going 2 for 3 while Hurst went 2 for 2. The Aftershock got the first run of the game on a sac fly by Kyle Lentini to score Nick Blais. In the bottom of the 7th the Shock loaded the bases, when Matt Bundock was driven in by Nick Dzioba to win the game.


The Steamers got there first split in a while over the Nighthawks and are looking much improved this year. Game 1 was the Joe Faienza show! He went 3-3 at the plate, sparking Steamers to a 4-3 victory in seven innings over Nighthawks on Sunday at Cromwell Middle School.  The game was 0-0 until the bottom of the 4th inning when Faienza singled, stole 2nd, and then scored on an RBI single by Ryan Lynch.  The Steamers scored 2 more runs in the 5th, sparked by a Justin Falcon line drive single.  John Pember also had a single in the inning. Pember recorded the win for Steamers. He kept the nighthawks to 4 hits and 0 runs through 6 innings but the Nighthawks made things interesting in the top of the 7th when John took an 0-2 fastball over the left field fence with 2 men on.  The Steamers were able to close out the half inning tied at 3-3 and went on to score a game winning run in the bottom of the 7th with hits by TJ Grande and Eric O'Brien. 

Game 2 was the same result but a different player stole the show. Eric O'Brien carried the Steamers to a 14-3 win over the Nighthawks.  O'Brien racked up six RBIs on four hits for Steamers, going for the cycle. He singled in the first inning, tripled in the fourth, homered in the sixth, and doubled in the seventh.  TJ Grande and Dave Krochko each had 3 hits in the winning effort.  The Steamers had 20 combined hits in the game. Krochko got the win for the Steamers thanks to 7 strikeouts.  Krochko allowed three earned runs, four hits, and one walk over 7 innings.  After pushing across three runs in the bottom of the fifth, Nighthawks faced just a 7-3 deficit after a three-run double by Tito.  Cutter also had a double for the Nighthawks with other hits provided by Triston and John.   


April 26, 2015-week 2


Bridgeport continues to roll. A seven-run explosion in the third inning spurred Bridgeport All Stars to a 12-0 win in five innings over the CT Flyers at Seaside 10 on Sunday. Bridgeport All Stars scored in the third on a home run by Tim Greer. Alberto Martinez racked up three RBIs on two hits for Bridgeport All Stars. He singled in the second inning and doubled in the fifth innings. Bridgeport All Stars' Mike Aquilino kept the CT Flyers off the scoreboard for all five innings he was on the rubber. He pitched a shutout, allowing no runs on two hits while striking out nine


In Game 2 the All Stars beat the CT Flyers 16-4 in five innings after an 11-run explosion in the second inning. Bridgeport scored in the second on a two-run single by JJ Montello, a walk by Alberto Martinez, a two-run single by Micheal Demartino, a two-run double by Joshua Rodriguez, a two-run double by Charlie Mason, and a single by Montello. Martinez racked up four RBIs on two hits for Bridgeport All Stars including a 2 run homer. Nico Gambardella got the win for Bridgeport All Stars. He allowed four runs over three innings. He struck out five, walked three and surrendered four hits. The Flyers got a big game out of Mike Saia, who finished 2-2.  He tripled in the second inning and singled in the fourth inning.  Alfred Anzalone also added an RBI single in the game.  



Meriden is keeping pace with the Port with another sweep, this time against Orange. In Game 1 Josh Lovely pitched 6 innings giving up only one run in the 9-2 victory. The Machines offense was led by Dom Calistro going 3-4, HR's by Francisco Asencio and Anthony Rodriguez and Willie Rios with a 3 RBI game.


In Game 2 JD Tyler pitched an outstanding game complete game 2 hit shutout and he had 11K's. JD took a no hitter into the 5th. The offense was lead by Francisco with 2 more hits including another homerun., Alex Rivera, Dom Calistro, and Brad Lorusso each added 2 hits the sweep in the 7-0 win.



Milford and Naugatuck split. An ace performance by Matt DeRosa carried Milford Monsters to an 8-1 win in seven innings over the Naugatuck Hackers in game 1 at Rotary Field. 

DeRosa gave up two hits, allowed no earned runs, walked none and struck out six during his seven innings of work. Matt Maloney has a big two-run triple and Dennis Hine led Milford Monsters' offensive threat, as he got on base four times in the game. He scored one run and had three RBIs. 


In Game 2 The Hackers evened thing up by pulling of a 4-3 win. Steve Webb got it done on the mound on the way to a win. He allowed three runs over six innings. He struck out three, walked three and surrendered six hits. Zack Davidson went 3-4 and scored one run for Milford. He singled in the first and fifth innings and doubled in the seventh inning. Milford Monsters scored three runs in the bottom of the seventh to cut its deficit to one. A sacrifice fly by Dennis Hine and a two-run double by Matt Maloney fueled Milford Monsters' comeback. Nuagatuck Hackers closed the game out when Webb got Matty Talone to fly out.


The Aftershock also collected a sweep. In Game 1 the Shock won 4-0. Dylan Danko pitched 6 innings allowing only one hit. Nick Dzioba pitched a hitless 7th to record the save. Mark Cole led the offense with 2 hits and 2 runs scored. Bryan Baker also added a key triple and run scored. 


In Game 2 the Aftershock won 3-1. Tommy Stagis had a strong start pitching the complete game, allowing 2 hits, no earned runs and recorded 10 strike outs. Matt Bundock, Neal Ayotte, and Dylan Danko all had doubles and runs scored. Nick Dzioba added a key RBI single in the second inning.



Durham sweeps a pair from the Owls. Matt Somo picked up the win for Durham but it wasn't easy ats the Owls made a last inning effort to win the game, scoring 3 runs but coming up in the short end of a 5-4

In game 2 it was all Nick Toth who pitched all seven innings on the way to a win. He pitched a shutout, allowing no runs on three hits while striking out six in the 2-0 win for Durham.



Cheshire and the Nighthawks split. Game one went to Cheshire 9-1. The Nighthawks, Chad Sweeney went 2-3, scoring the lone run.

In Game 2 the Nighthawks bounced back with a 16-12 win. The Hawks scored 10 runs in the 2nd inning to take an early lead, but Cheshire would end up coming back in the bottom of the 5th to tie the game at 12. The Nighthawks responded immediately with 3 more runs in the 6th and one more in the 7th. The offense was lead by Chad Sweeney, Jim Coury, and Cutter Pinciaro. Sweeney went 2-4, scoring 3 runs, Pinciaro went went 2-3, scoring 2 runs with 2 RBI's, and Coury went 3-4, scoring 2 runs and 3 RBI's. Coury also had a solid start on the mound going 4 strong innings. John Filip closed the game out to get the win, pitching 2+ innings with 4 strikeouts.




The NABA Season is finally underway....

 The defending NABA Champs, Bridgeport All Stars starts off the same way the ended the year, with a sweep of the Aftershock in two tight games. In game 1, Bridgeport gots 15 strikeouts from Mike Aquilino in the 4-1win over Southington. It was a good day at the plate for' Tyler Casserta as he went 1-3, drove in one and scored one run. He tripled in the fourth inning. Bridgeport didn't relinquish the lead after scoring four runs in the fourth inning when it scored on a sacrifice fly by Mike Torello, an RBI single by Joel Rodriguez, and two triples. Dylan Danko got the start for Southington, pitching a complete game striking out 9 and allowing 2 earned runs in the lost. The Shock's only run came on a sacrifice fly by Nick Blais


Game 2 was an All-around effort to lead the Bridgeport All Stars past Southington 3-1.Belter powered Bridgeport All Stars at the plate and on the mound Sunday, willing Bridgeport All Stars to a 3-1 victory over Southington. Belter reached base two times. He scored one run and had one RBI. He doubled in the fourth inning.Belter looked sharp on the rubber. Southington managed just one hit off of Belter, who allowed no earned runs, walked one and struck out 10 during his four innings of work. Southington’s Tommy Stagis pitched a 13 strikeout complete game in the loss. Stagis scored the only run on an RBI single from Dave Danko. 

Last year’s league runner ups, Naugatuck Hackers started with a split with the new team in the league, the Cheshire Rams.  Naugy won the first game3-2 and the Rams won 5-4 in game 2.

The Nighthawks got the season off in the right directions with a 4-2 win in game one against Orange at Brinley Field. Mike McQuillan pitched a solid complete game for the win. Jim Coury hit a clutch 2-run single to help put the Nighthawks jump out in front in the first. . Orange used a sacrifice fly by Pisano and an RBI single by Pawlak to cut the lead but couldn’t rebound from the big first inning by the Hawks.. Pawlak went a perfect 3-3 at the dish for the Concentration . He singled in the second, third, and fifth innings. Pisano was charged with the loss. He went 7 innings, walked five, struck out one, and allowed four runs. 

In game 2 Dave Wirkus held Nighthawks hitless over five innings, allowed no earned runs, walked three and striking out four to help Orange win 7-0. The Concentration scored three runs in the third on a two-run double by Pisano and an error. Boland went 2-3 and scored two runs. Concentration never trailed after scoring one run in the first on an RBI single by Sousa.  Floyd Pellegrino was flashing the leather in right field for the Nighthawks, making a diving catch then throwing the runner out at second to highlight the nightcap for the Hawks.

Milford in typical form early used a big first inning to beat Owls 8-1 in game 1. The Monsters scored 5 runs in the inning to put the game away early. Milford scored in the first on a two-run triple by Chris Flynn, an RBI double by Rich Catalano, an RBI double by Dennis Hine, and a fielder's choice. Chris Flynn had a busy day at the plate, collecting two extra-base hits. Matt DeRosa recorded the win for Milford Monsters. He allowed one run over 4 1/3 innings. He struck out seven, walked two and surrendered three hits. 

In game 2 Milford once again used an offensive charge early to lock up the game 13-0. They scored eleven runs in the first three innings. No Owls batter was able to locate Connor Nolan's pitches during the game. Nolan threw a no-hitter, striking out six batters and walking one while recording his momentous feat. He got James to ground out for the final out of the game. A bases loaded walk by Vinny, an RBI single by Matt Maloney, a passed ball, and a two-run single by Nick Campos during the first inning and an RBI triple by Chris Flynn and a sacrifice fly by Rich Catalano in the second inning helped Milford Monsters put some runs on the board early. Mark Weinstock was hot from the plate for Milford Monsters. Weinstock went 3-4 and scored three runs. He doubled in the second inning and singled in the first and third innings.  Milford Monsters tacked on another four runs in the third. A double by Zack Davidson ignited the offense, scoring Christopher Peloso and Buddy Hine. Milford Monsters piled on two more runs in the top of the fourth. Hine doubled, plating Kevin Kotos to start the inning. That was followed up by Peloso's single, scoring Matt Maloney.

The Steamers used a 5 run first inning to win 5-2 over the CT Flyers on Sunday in game 1. Steamers scored in the first on a TJ Grande double, a fielder's choice, two errors, and two walks.  Grande also had the only other hit for the Steamers in the game. John Pember racked up eight strikeouts in the Steamers win, allowing no earned runs on two hits and two walks over a complete game 7 innings.  Anthony Zumstag did all he could to keep the Flyers in the game going 5 innings, six strikeouts, no walks and only giving up 2 hits in relief. Kozera had both hits for the Flyers.

In game 2 the Flyers needed every run to pull off a walk-off single in the bottom of the twelfth inning in a 9-8 win. The top of the second saw the Steamers take an early 3-0 lead with doubles by Maksymiw and Faienza and RBI singles by Lynch and Moore.  Maksymiw collected two extra-base hits and Grande added to the effort with a triple.  The Steamers took a 5-4 lead in the top of the fifth on a Pember RBI single but couldn’t secure the win after the Flyers scored 3 unearned runs in the bottom of the sixth.  With the score tied at eight, Mallico singled, plating Zumstag for the win. Multiple hits were also recorded by Anzalone, Mallico, and Zumstag with the winning hit going toTJ Mallico in the 12 inning.

Meriden swept Durham 7-1 & 8-1.