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August 9, 2015-Playoff Semi Finals


In the top of the bracket the Bridgeport All Stars took out one of their rivals, the Meriden Machine with the help from Mark Komaromi’s bat. He went 3-3 at the plate, sparking Bridgeport All Stars to a 4-2 victory over Meriden on Sunday at Diamond 10. He singled in the second, fourth, and seventh innings. Timmy Brown got the win working out of five tough spots for Bridgeport All Stars. He pitched five innings and allowed one earned run on two hits.  JD Tyler was the tough luck loser, pitching well for the Machine. Bridgeport All Stars jumped out to an early 1-0 lead in the bottom of the second. Alberto Martinez singled to start things off before Komaromi singled, scoring Kelvin Castro. The All Stars went up for good in the fourth, scoring one run on an RBI single by Komaromi. They pushed across one run in both the sixth inning and the seventh. In the sixth, Bridgeport All Stars scored on a sacrifice fly by Martinez, bringing home Tyler Casserta. Meriden faced just a 3-2 deficit on a sacrifice fly by Josh Lovely but Matt Defilippo ended the inning by getting a Meriden batter to line out. Martinez was 2-2 and 1RBI. Mike Aqualino got the save. 


Dual-threat carries Milford Monsters past Owls 6-3. Chris Flynn led Milford Monsters to a 6-3 victory with a strong game at the plate and on the rubber. Flynn went 3-4 and scored two runs at the plate. He singled in the first, third, fourth innings and racked up seven strikeouts on the mound for Milford. The Monsters got its bats going early, scoring three runs in the first inning on a wild pitch, a groundout by Matty Talone, and an RBI triple by Nick Campos. Two runs in the top of the sixth helped Owls close its deficit to 6-3 but that’s as close as they were going to get propelling Milford to their first finals.


August 2, 2015-Playoff Quarter Finals


The NABA kicked off its playoff without many surprises. The top 3 seeds and the 5 seed advanced.


Top seeded and regular season champions, Bridgeport All Stars jumped on Cheshire early and coasts to 9-3 win at Brainley Field. They put up eight runs in the first three innings to put the game away early. A fielder's choice, an RBI single by Mike Lucas, a two-run single by PJ DeFilippo, and an RBI single by Mark Komaromi during the second inning helped Bridgeport All Stars put some runs on the board. It was a good day at the plate for Anthony Searles who went 2-4 with two runs scored. He singled in the second inning and tripled in the third inning.

Timmy Brown had an impressive outing against Cheshire's lineup. Brown gave up just one hit, allowed no earned runs, walked four and struck out five during his five innings of work. The All Stars tacked on another three runs in the third when Mike Torello singled, scoring Searles. Bridgeport looks to continue it’s dominance to the league next weekend.


The 2 seed, Milford Monsters also score early and often in 13-3 win over the Durham Chanticleer's to get them back into the semi finals a long absence from this round.   Milford scored six runs in the third and three more in the seventh. They scored in the third on a fielder's choice, a two-run single by Chris Flynn, an RBI single by Dennis Hine, and a two-run single by Zack Davidson. Flynn racked up five RBIs on 3 hits for Milford Monsters. Matt DeRosa struck out seven hitters en route to the win. DeRosa allowed three earned runs on four hits and three walks over seven innings. Milford hitters combined for 13 hits, 12 RBIs and 10 runs scored. The Monsters got an RBI singles by Christopher Peloso and Matt Maloney in the game. With a win next week they will make their first appearance in a championship game.


The 3 seed the CT Owls beat the hackers in dramatic fashion. Down 2-0 with two outs in the bottom of the 8th, CJ Romanos blasted a 3 run home run to take the lead 3-2. Tommy Roy was fantastic for the Owls on the hill, winning his 8th straight game going 8 2/3 and allowed a single earned run.  Defensive errors hurt the Owls early and the Hackers Mike Fox shut down the Owls through 7 innings.   James Ineson came in for the Owls with a runner in scoring position and earned the save in the ninth.  Ineson also worked a walk and scored on the Romanos blast. Jordon Colonese was 2-4 for the Owls with a double and a stolen base, and Connor Miniter was 1-4 with a double and a run scored. Even though the Owls were a higher seed they upsetted one of the more dominant playoff teams in the league. They are looking for their first championship game in their history.


The only lower seed to advance was the Meriden Machine who topped the 4 seed Southington Aftershock. JD Tyler was masterful tossing a complete game 3 hit shut out. Tyler racked up 13 strikeout in route to the win. The Offense lead by Derek Drag, Ray Thayer and Alex Rivera in the 12-0 victory. The Machine is looking to get back to a familiar place.


Next Sunday the top half of the bracket will feature some heavy hitters. Bridgeport or Meriden have been in the finals 22 times in the last 23 years! The game will be played on Sunday at 10am at Seaside


The lower part of the bracket will mean we will have some new blood experiencing the glory of the championship game and a chance for a different team to win the title in the last 23 years not called Bridgeport, Meriden or Naugatuck! Game time is at 10am at Jonathan Law HS.   


-Playoff Semi-finals- 
Meriden @ Bridgeport
CT Owls @ Milford 
-Playoff results (Quarter-finals):
Bridgeport over CT Rams 9-3
Milford over Durham 13-3
Meriden over Southington 12-0
CT Owls over CT Hackers 3-2 
-Playoff Match ups (Starting on August 2, 2015)-
CT Rams @ Bridgeport
Durham @ Milford
Meriden @ Southington
CT Hackers @ CT Owls
* The 2015 NABA All Star Game will be played this Wednesday July 22nd at the Ball Park at Harbor Yard in Bridgeport CT. Free Admission. Game starts at 6pm 
Here are the league All-Star selections:


July 12, 2015




After a few weather related and holiday weekends off the Connecticut NABA was back in action…




The Milford Monsters picked up where they left off with a sweep of the Nighthawks. In game 1 starter Matt DeRosa (7-1) didn't need much run-support. He went seven strong innings by to the led Milford Monsters to a 1-0 victory over Nighthawks in seven innings. DeRosa allowing no runs on five hits while striking out five. The lone run of the game for Milford Monsters crossed the plate in the first inning on an RBI single by Matt Maloney




In game 2 Chris Flynn (4-0) came up big at the dish and on the mound, leading Milford Monsters to a 7-0 win on Sunday. Flynn racked up three RBIs on two hits for Milford Monsters. He singled in the first inning and homered in the fifth inning. The Nighthawks couldn't get anything going as long as Chris Flynn was on the rubber. Flynn held the Nighthawks hitless over four innings, allowed no earned runs, walked none and struck out nine. (Milford 13-5, Nighthawks 3-15)




In the throwback battle of the week Naugy visited a familiar foe in Meriden. In Game 1 Mike Fox stepped back on the hill after a pre season injury giving up 1 earned run in 5 innings of work.  Fox had 4 strike outs in his return. Meriden took an early lead in the third inning with a solo Home run by Derek Dragg. The hackers answered right back the next inning with back to back singles with two outs from Mike Bochino and Nick Pereira. Jesse Tejero came through another single scoring Bochino to tie the game. In the 5th inning Ethan Szabo singled then scored by a single down the line from Nolan Kinne. Steve Webb then sacrificed Nolan over to second and Brian LaRochelle singled scoring Nolan, Bill Fedeli also singled. With a 3-2 lead going into the 6th the hackers handed the ball over to Mike Calo. Calo got the save striking out 4 and didn't give up a hit. Josh Lovely pitched well in the loss for Meriden and Anthony Rodriquez added an RBI double.


In Game 2 An ace performance by JD Tyler carried Machines to a 12-0 win in seven innings over Naugatuck on Sunday at Ceppa. Tyler racked up 11 strikeouts over seven innings of shutout ball and allowed only one hit. The biggest inning for Machines was the seventh. Naugatuck had no answer as Machines scored seven runs. Machines scored in the seventh on a wild pitch, a three-run double by Domininc Calistro, and a three-run double by Lenny Rivera. Anthony Rodriguez stayed hot going a perfect 2-2 day at the plate to pace Machines. Machines never trailed after scoring five runs in the fifth on two singles and a two-run triple by Rodriguez. Mike Doran took the hill for the hackers going 4 an 1/3 innings only giving 2 earned runs but Hackers relievers gave up 10 runs the rest of the way. Meridens pitcher threw a 1 hit shutout. The only hit by the hackers came in the 5th by Steve Webb. (Meriden 11-7, CT Hackers 9-9)

Aftershock came ready to play on Sunday, beating the Flyers 8-1 behind 15 hits. Alex Roger started on the mound for the Shock, pitching the complete game recording 7 strike outs. Roger allowed a run in the first inning but held the Flyers scoreless for the remainder of the game. The offensive strike was a team effort, being led by Tommy Stagis and Kyle Lentini who had 3 hits, an RBI, and a run scored apiece. Jon Blais, Nick Dzioba, and Dylan Danko combined for 6 hits, 3 runs scored, 3 stolen bases, and an RBI. Dave Danko, Kristian Hurst, and Nick Blais all added an RBI each. Southington broke open the lead and ran away with the game in the 6th inning with a 6 run rally sparked by a leadoff solo home run from Nick Dzioba.
Alfred Anzalone had a hot bat for the Connecticut Flyers. Anzalone went 2-3 and scored one run. He singled in the first and fifth innings. The Connecticut Flyers scored their only run of the game on a steal of home in the first inning. (Southington 11-7, CT Flyers 7-11)


Bridgeport squared up with Durham on Sunday. The All-Stars won game one 6-2. In The bottom of the third the Chanticleers take an early lead, 1-0. Dan Milardo singled to ignite Chanticleers' offense, before Ross Burton doubled, scoring Dan Milardo. Bridgeport never trailed after scoring three runs in the fifth on two singles. After posting one run in the sixth, Bridgeport again scored one in the seventh. In the sixth, Bridgeport scored on a solo home run.


In game 2 Durham bounced back giving Bridgeport only it’s 3rd lost of the year. Nick Toth went 1-2, sparking Chanticleers to a 3-1 victory in seven innings over Bridgeport on Sunday. He doubled in the third inning. Bryan Winchel struck out eight, paving the way for a Chanticleers win. Winchel allowed one earned run on three hits and five walks over seven innings. The lone run of the game for Bridgeport crossed the plate in the second inning on an RBI double. Chanticleers went up for good in the third, scoring three runs on a two-run double by Nick Toth. (Bridgeport 15-3, Durham 9-9)


The Owls swept the Steamers 6-0 and 10-1. (Owls 11-7, Cromwell 7-11)


Cheshire swept Orange 6-0 & 5-3 (Rams 8-10, Orange 4-14)





June 14, 2015-Week 8



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




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




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


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


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


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




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




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




The Bridgeport All-Stars swept Orange.




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


June 7, 2015



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




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


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


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






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


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




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




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


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




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




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




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





The ct hackers swept the CT flyers for two much needed wins.  In game 1 The Connecticut Flyers jumped out to an early 1-0 lead in the top of the second. After Alfred Anzalone singled, the Connecticut Flyers kept the pressure on Naugatuck Hackers pitching, as Ricky Rodriguez singled, scoring Anzalone. The Hackers bounced back as Wes Dutton started off the seconded inning with a double followed by a walk to Nolan Kinne. Brian LaRochelle had a base hit scoring 1 run. The hackers put up 5 runs in the second inning.  Mike doran started on the mound for the hackers, giving up 4 earned runs through 6 innings. The Flyers,