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2015 CT NABA All-Stars
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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. No results sent by Durham.  (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 didn't 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. No results sent by Naugatuck. 


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)


Bridgeport kept rolling with 2 great games against Southington. The All-stars took game one 3-0. Southington’s Alex Roger got his first start of the season on the mound, pitching a strong complete game. Roger allowed 4 hits, 1 earned run, and tallied 5 strike outs. The Shock hits from Neal Ayotte, Mark Cole, and Nick Dzioba.

Bridgeport won game two by the score of 5-2. Tommy Stagis started on the mound for the Shock, pitching 5 innings. Nick Dzioba pitched two scoreless innings to finish off the game. The Shock jumped out in front early in the first inning scoring Stagis and Jon Blais off the bat of Dave Danko. Nick Blais and Kristian Hurst also added hits of their own. (Bridgeport 4-0, Southington 2-2)

The Fairfield Flyers had an impressive weekend against Milford. In game 1 the Flyers and Monsters each put runners in scoring position on Sunday, but the Fairfield Flyers capitalized on more RBI opportunities, pulling out a 3-2 win at Kiwanis. Monsters got eight hits compared with just six for the Fairfield Flyers, but Monsters stranded five on base. The fact that the Fairfield Flyers grouped all of their runs into the second inning helped them take advantage of their hits. The Fairfield Flyers staved off Monsters as Monsters was unable to match the Fairfield Flyers down the stretch.  Monsters scored two runs in the sixth on a two-run triple by Catalano. Despite its efforts, Monsters couldn't get over the hump. It was a good day at the plate for the Fairfield Flyers' Anthony Torres. Anthony Torres went 2-2 and scored one run. He singled in the second inning and doubled in the fourth inning. Joe DeLuca recorded the win for the Fairfield Flyers. He allowed two runs over six innings. He struck out four, walked two and surrendered seven hits.  Fairfield Flyers closer Anthony Zumstag put away the final three outs to record the save. The game's last lead went to the Fairfield Flyers thanks to a second inning rally that saw three runs cross the plate on a sacrifice fly by Donte Younger and an RBI single by Mike Dew.

In game 2 a five-run explosion in the seventh inning hoisted the Fairfield Flyers to an 8-1 win in seven innings over Monsters at Kiwanis on Sunday. Fairfield  scored in the seventh on an RBI single by Shane Cassidy, a two-run error, a fielder's choice, and an RBI single by Joe DeLuca. Anthony Pellegrino got the win for the Fairfield Flyers thanks to nine strikeouts. Anthony Pellegrino allowed no earned runs on seven hits and two walks over seven innings.  (Flyers 2-2, Milford 0-4) 

Cheshire got their first wins of the year with a sweep over the Nighthawks 7-3 & 13-3. (Cheshire 2-2, Nighthawks 1-3) 

The Owls and the Hackers split. Naugatuck got the win in game one 7-3. Tommy Roy pitched a complete game for the Owls and allowed only 3 earned runs; 7 defensive errors plagued the Owls and was too much to overcome. Roy also led the offense, going 3-4 with a double and an RBI. Vinny Daurio went 2-3 with a double and an RBI and Steve Reiser was 1-3 with a run scored.  The Owls bounced back in game two 9-3.  CJ Romanos got the win on the mound, and James Ineson finished the last 3 innings to shut the door. Ineson was also 2-4 at the dish with a double and two runs scored. Tommy Roy was 3-3 with a run and a stolen base. Aaron Summers, CJ Romanos, Steve Reiser and Jordan Colonese all had a hit and a run scored in the contest. (Owls 3-1, Naugatuck 1-3)

April 24, 2016

The 2016 NABA season is finally underway and it started off with some really good games…

The CT Owls and Milford Monsters played in 2 tight games. The Owls took game one with steady hitting. Last year's Pitcher of the Year Tommy Roy got his first win of the season, going 6 1/3 with 4 strikeouts. Milford made things interesting with a sacrifice fly by Nick Campos, an RBI single by Catalano, an RBI double by Talone, and a fielder's scoring 5 runs in the 6 th but CJ Romanos came in to slam the door on a Milford comeback bid and secure the 8-7 win for the Owls. They were led by Steve Reiser and Mike Miniter offensively with two hits and two runs scored each. Romanos 2-3 was also at the plate. James Ineson also had a multi-hit game and an RBI for the Owls. Milford’s Chris Peloso racked up three RBIs on three hits for Milford Monsters and Rich Catalano added an rbi single. Chris Flynn held The Owls hitless over 1 1/3 innings in relief, allowed no earned runs, walked none and struck out four in the loss.

In Game 2 The Owls completed the sweep in a close game that ended 4-3. Mike Miniter started for the Owls and pitched great, throwing 5 innings of 3 run ball while striking out 3. James Ineson got the win for the Owls, who came in to start the 6th inning of a tied ballgame and gave up no runs. Tommy Roy went 1-2 with a run scored and a stolen base, and Jeff Lutian delivered the pinch hit double in the 5th inning that tied the game. Jordon Colonese's sac fly in the 6th inning scored the go ahead run for the Owls. (CT Owls 2-0, Milford 0-2)


The Hackers and the Aftershock also had 2 great one run games on the opening day. Game one went to the Aftershock 4-3. Nick Dzioba earned the win on the mound tossing a solid 5 innings, allowing 5 hits and 1 earned run. Alex Roger didn't allow a hit in 2 innings of relief work to record the save. A four run 3rd inning was all the Shock needed for the win. Kyle Lentini, Neal Ayotte, Shans Fusco, and Matt Murray all tallied RBIs in the inning. Mike Fox took the tough game 1 loss, going the distance with 11 strikeouts. Matt Giglio walked twice and singled.

Game 2 the Aftershock won a back and forth affair in a close game by the score of 7-6. Tommy Stagis picked up right where he left off in 2015 recording his first win of the season pitching 6 innings, allowing 4 hits while striking out 5. Mark Cole pitched the 7th inning and recorded the save. Cole also led the offense going 4 for 4 with a double, 2 RBIs, a run scored, and a stolen base. Neal Ayotte and Nick Dzioba both batted 2 for 3 while combining for 2 doubles, 2 RBIs, and 3 runs scored. The Hackers got a huge game from Julien Casabuon going 4-4 with a homer and a double. Wes Dutton also went yard for Naugatuck and Zach Brech collected 3 hits in the lost. (Southington 2-0, Hackers 0-2)


Meriden put up plenty of runs to sweep Cheshire. Game one the Machines were sparked by Calistro and Francisco Asencio, who teamed up for four hits and four RBIs. Willie Rios added a RBI on a sac fly and Brad Lorusso got a rbi single in the 12-2 game.

In game 2 Meriden jumped on Cheshire early with an eight-run explosion in the second inning to coasts to 15-1 win. In that inning Meriden score on an RBI single by Ryan Thayer, a two-run double by Anthony Rodriguez, a two-run single by Derek Drag, a walk by Joshua Lovely, a walk by Brad Lorusso, and a bases loaded walk by Julian Mendez. Drag racked up four RBIs on two hits for the Machines. JD Tyler brought the heat against Cheshire during his outing. Tyler gave up just two hits, allowed one earned run, walked three and struck out six during his five innings of work. (Meriden 2-0, Cheshire 0-2)


Bridgeport also got a sweep against the CT Flyers. Game 1 was a tight game. Joe DeLuca pitched a great game for the flyers, allowing just one run but coming away with the tough 1-0 defeat to the Bridgeport All-Stars.

In Game 2 it was all Bridgeport. The All-Stars erupted for 26 runs in the game. Joe DeLuca's did everything he could for the flyers both games. He had a 2-2 performance at the plate in game. He singled in the first inning and tripled in the third inning in the 26-8 loss to the Port. (Bridgeport 2-0, CT Flyers 0-2)


The Durham Chanticleers used a big first inning to beat Nighthawks, 13-3 in game 1. They scored 12 times to put the game out of reach. A two-run single by Sean Zapatka, an RBI single by Dan Milardo, a double by Mike Giordano and an RBI single by James Charmichael in the second inning fueled Chanticleers' offense early. The Chanticleers' Steve Simon gave up 3 runs in the first, but kept the Nighthawks scoreless for the remainder of the game. Giordano, Charmichael and Dan Milardo helped lead Chanticleers. They combined for four hits and two RBIs. The Nighthawks Chad Sweeney went 2-3 and John Filip led the offense for the Nighthawks.

The Nighthawks showed some grit bouncing back to win game 2, 6-4. The Chanticleers jumped out to an early 3-0 lead in the top of the first. Steve Simon started the rally for Chanticleers with a single. Chanticleers pushed more runs across when Fonseca scored on a wild pitch and Simon scored. Then the Nighthawks, Shane Bulter got things going with a single and Malik Jackson got huge 2 rbi’s hit. Tyler Mclain and Howie Miller pitched well in the win. Miller struckout 11 in the game and picked up the win. Dan Fonseca led the Chanticleers' offensive, as he got on base three times in the game. He singled in the fifth inning and doubled in the seventh inning. Mike Giordano was charged with the loss. He allowed six runs in 4 2/3 innings, walked six and struck out nine. (Nighthawks 1-1, Durham 1-1)