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July 31, 2016

 

 

 

…and the playoffs are underway…

 

 

 

No surprises as the top 4 seeds advance. Number 1 seed and defending Champions, the Bridgeport All-Stars used an All-Around effort to lead them past The Chesire Rams 12-4 Nick Nardone was strong at the plate and on the hill in carrying Bridgeport All Stars to a 12-4 victory over the Chesire Rams on Sunday at Seaside 10. Nick Nardone got on base four times in the game for Bridgeport All Stars. He scored three runs and had two RBIs. He doubled in the fourth inning and singled in the sixth inning. Nardone also kept contact to a minimum on the mound for the All-Stars, striking out eight the Chesire Rams batters. Nick Nardone allowed no earned runs, two hits and no walks over six innings.  Bridgeport scored six runs in the sixth on an RBI single by Nick Nardone, a two-run single by Alberto Martinez, and a three-run double by Mark ConsorteBrandon Wynn couldn't get it done on the mound for the Chesire Rams, taking a loss. He allowed 12 runs in 6 1/3 innings, walked five and struck out six. The bottom of the first saw Bridgeport All Stars take an early lead, 3-0. Bridgeport All Stars' rally started when Mike Lucas singled. Another single by Joel Rodriguez then moved Mike Lucas from second to third. Martinez singled, plating Mike Lucas and Nardone. More runs came home for Bridgeport All Stars when Rodriguez scored on a sacrifice fly by Mark Consorte. Joel Rodriguez was 3-5 and Mark Komaromi was 3-4 for the winners.

 

 

 

The 2 seed Fairfield Flyers kept their season alive with a 4-1 win against Milford. JJ Demers drove in the winning run to give the Fairfield Flyers the lead in the sixth inning. Taylor Biagioni brought the heat against Monsters during his outing. Monsters managed just three hits off of the the Fairfield Flyers' pitcher, who allowed no earned runs, walked two and struck out four during his five innings of work. Demers got the win on the hill. He allowed no runs over three innings. He struck out three, walked two and surrendered three hits. Fairfield increased their lead with two runs in the seventh. An error scored Mike Dew for the inning's first run. That was followed up by Jake Ruthier's double, scoring Tim Moran. Monsters scored its only run of the game on a sacrifice fly by Nick Campos in the ninth inning.

 

 

 

The 3 seed Meriden Machine cruised to a 12-2 win over the Owls. JD Tyler pitch 8 innings had 9 strikeouts for the Machine. Each of the Machines batters had at least one hit in the game. Ray Thayer led the way with 3 hits and Willie Rios had 4 RBI in the game. CJ Romanos had two doubles and scored a run for the Owls.

 

The 4 seed, Aftershock move on to the semi-finals after winning their first playoff game in 5 years by the score of 6-1. Craig Frobel continued his dominant pitching steak, striking out 13 and allowing 2 hits in the complete game. Over the past 23 innings pitched, Frobel has a 3-0 record allowing just 8 hits with 39 strikeouts. A 6-run 6th inning was all the Shock needed to lock the victory. Kyle Lentini led off the big inning with a walk, followed by a Neal Ayotte double. Dave Danko then singled to drive in Ayotte. Mark Cole and Bryan Baker were drove in by a Jon Blais double. Blais and Tommy Stagis would then score on pass balls to complete the inning.

 

 

 

The match ups for the semi-finals on August 7, 2016 are:

 

Southington vs Bridgeport @ Seaside @ 10am

 

Meriden vs Fairfield @ Kawanis @ 10am

 

 

 

July 17, 2016

 

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

 

 

 

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

 

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

 

 

 

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

 

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

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

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

 

 

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

 

 

July 12, 2016

 

Great week of baseball this week…

 

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

 

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

 

 

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

 

 

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

 

 

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

 

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

 

 

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

 

 

June 26, 2016

 

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

 

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

 

 

 

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

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

 

 

 

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

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

 

 

 

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

 

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

 

 

 

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

 

 

June 19, 2016

 

 

 

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

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

 

 

 

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

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

 

 

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

 

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

 

 

 

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

 

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

 

 

Bridgeport got 2 forfeit wins from Cheshire

 

 

Week 6-June 12, 2016

 

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

 

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

 

 

 

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

 

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

 

 

 

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

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

 

 

 

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

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

 

 

 

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

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

 

June 5, 2016

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

May 22, 2016 (week 3)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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



Wednesday, April 13
2015 Recap-Weekly

NABA Championship Game

Bridgeport wins another Championship against a the Milford Monsters! Congrats to both teams on their season  

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,



Wednesday, April 22
2014 Recap-Weekly
Playoffs-Semi-Finals

 

Bridgeport will make another appearance in the Championship game after making quick work of Durham 11-0. They will play the defending Champs, Naugatuck Hackers after winning another tight game against the Machine 9-8.

 

The Championship game is slated to be played at West Haven High School at 12pm this Sunday. 

 

  

Playoff's-Quarter Finals

 

Bridgeport keeps rolling with a win againt Southington and will play surging Durham who beat the Owls. In the other Bracket the defending champs, Naugatuck Hackers won a tight one with the new team in the league CT Flyers. The Flyers will be a team worth watching next year. The Hackers will play the Machine who beat Orange.

 

 

Last week of the regular season-August 3, 2014

 

 

 

So the final season results are in…

 

 

 

Bridgeport swept the Heat to keep their momentum going into the playoffs as they hold the top seed. Kevin Ayala who is calling it his final managerial season went out with a bang as he went yard are a parting gift to the league.

 

 

 

 

The Hackers also used this week as a tune up to defend their title with a sweep of the Nighthawks. The Hackers will be the 2 seed in the post season.

 

 

 

 

Durham and Orange got some good games in this weekend with a split. In game 1 Durham prevailed with a 6-1 win. Nick Marchese had two extra base hits as Chanticleers took home a 6-1 victory over Orange in seven innings on Sunday. He doubled in the first and fifth innings. Nick Toth was a workhorse on the mound while bagging the win for Chanticleers. Nick Toth allowed one earned run, six hits and no walks while striking out five over 6 2/3 innings of work. Steve Simon, Nick Marchese and Bryan Kotlarz helped lead Chanticleers. They combined for six hits and two RBIs. Orange scored its only run of the game on a solo home run in the first inning.

 

 

In game 2 Orange bounced back with a 4-0 win. Orange tossed seven innings of shutout ball. They struck out nine, walked one and surrendered three hits. Orange will be the 3 seed and Durham will be the 5 seed in the playoffs.

 

 

 

 

 

The Steamers went out in fashion picking up a 8-7 victory in game 1 against the playoff bounce Owls team. Dave Krochko pitched a complete game to pick up the win for the Steamers. Krochko also helped his cause with two walks and two runs scored. The Steamers were down 7-2 and battled back scoring 6 runs in the 5th to take the lead. Mike Maksymiw had the big blow with a double knocking in two runs. Eric O'Brien hit an opposite field triple and knocked in a run. TJ Grande also had two hits for the Steamers. The Owls scored 4 runs in the first and 3 runs in the second, but did not score again. Alex Miniter led the Owls offense, going 4-4 at the plate.  Vinny Daurio went 2-4 with three RBIs, James Ineson went 3-5 and Aaron Summers went 2-4 with a double and an RBI.  

 

 

 

In game 2 Vinny Daurio pitched 6 strong as the Owls took game two 6-5.  Matthew Oestreicher went 1-2 with a Home Run and two RBIs, Tommy Roy went 1-2 with a BB and two runs scored, and Aaron Soto hit a double in the 6th inning that drove in two runs to take the lead in the 6th.  CJ Romanos got the save as he entered the game in the 7th inning and retired the side in order. The Steamers Eric O'Brien stayed hot hitting his first homer of the season with a blast over the right field fence. Steve Cuci went 2-3 with a triple and run batted in. Joe Faienza added two hits for the Steamers in the loss. Despite the lost this week, the Owls kept their 4 seed in tacked .

 

 

 

 

Meriden and Milford squared up in highly contested double dip. Milford saw their playoff hopes dashed as Meriden won the first game3-0 behind JD Tyler’s complete game 8 strikeouts performance.over. The Machines' Raymond Thayer was perfect at the dish, going 2-2. He singled in the fourth and sixth innings.

In Game 2 Milford show how prideful they are by bouncing back and winning a tight 1-0 game. Meriden locked in the 6 seed.

 

In another possible elimination double header the Flyers and the Shock split to get them both into the post season. Flyers won game one 3-2. Nick Drenchen got the win pitching 6 innings allowing 1 earned run and 9 strikeouts. Anthony Davila had the big hit of the day tripling and driving in Donte Younger. Kevin Ryan pitched a complete game for the Shock. Mike Severino went 2 for 2 with a walk and a run scored. Kyle Lentini and Kevin Ryan both had an RBI and a double a piece in the lost

 

 

 

 

Aftershock took game two 4-2. Kyle Lentini had his second start of the year with the season on the line. Lentini answered the call pitching a complete game, allowing one earned run while striking out 7. Nick Cesca led the offense going 2 for 4 with 2 RBI's. Brian Gargiulo also went 1 for 2 with a walk and a run scored. Mike Bucciarelli went 2 for 3 with a double for the Flyers. They racked up 8 hits but only managed to push across 2 runs. The Flyers will be the 7 seed and Southington got the last post season spot with the 8 seed.

 

 

 

 

So here’s the playoff match ups:

 

 

Southington vs Bridgeport @ Veterans Field 12pm

 

Flyers vs CT Hackers @ Rotary Field 11am

 

Meriden vs Orange @ Old Tavern Road 11am

 

Durham vs CT Owls @ Bunnell HS 11am

 

 

 

 

July 27, 2014

 

 

 

Not much is settled with a week to go in our league…

 

 

 

What is a given, is that Bridgeport is cruising. They swept the Nighthawks 5-2 and 6-2. They are just plugging away waiting for the post season to begin.

 

 

 

The Hackers got everything they could handle from the Flyers this weekend. Game one was tied 0-0 all the way to the ninth inning when the hackers hit a solo shot to right. The Flyers, Paulie Hernandez did everything he could pitching 7 scoreless innings while striking out 10, giving him an ERA of 1.20 on the year. In the bottom of the ninth the flyers Vinny purgatore started the inning off with a single while Alfred Anzalone got him over to third on a double to left.  Joey Cardoso tied the game advancing Vinny to home on a ground ball to second. After 12 long innings the hackers took the lead and held it for the 3-1 win.

In Game 2 the Flyers got a much needed bounce back victory. Chris Folsom got the win going 6 innings with 6 strike outs on 1 earned run. Donte Younger, John Kelly and Joey Cardoso all went 2 for 3. One of Cardoso’s hits was a solo shot to right field in the second inning. Flyers win 8-3. The Hackers have clinched a playoff spot and the Flyers are currently in but still needs to win next week to clinch a spot. Any losses next week could spell doom for the new team in the league.

 

 

 

 

 

The Owls stayed hot with a sweep of Orange. In Game 1 the Owls pulled off a 9 inning 7-6 win. They got 5 scoreless innings on the mound from Tommy Roy, who also had two BBs and scored twice in the game.  They were led offensively by Connor Miniter, who went 2-5 with 2 RBIs, and Vinny Daurio, who had 2 RBI's and two doubles.  The score was 3-3 until the 9th inning when Matthew Oestreicher came up with a bases loaded and hit a bases clearing double down the 3rd base line.  James Ineson pitched the final 4 innings and got the W for the Owls.

 

 

 

In Game 2 the Owls won by an identical 7-6 score. Vinny Daurio, pitched a complete game for the Owls.  James Ineson went 3-4 with a double and 2 runs scored,  CJ Romanos went 2-3 with 2 RBIs, Connor Miniter went 1-2 with a double and 2 RBIs, and Aaron Summers went 2-4 as the Owls bats are starting to come alive at the right time. Both teams are currently holding on to playoff spots but anything can happen heading in to the final week. Both will clinch a spot with a win next weekend.

 

 

 

Durham got a huge sweep of the Milford Monsters. Durham will also clinch a playoff spot with a win against Orange next week and Milford is currently out of the playoff picture but control their own destiny and do not need any help to get in. With a sweep of the Machine next week they will punch their ticket and knock them out in the process

 

 

 

 

 

Meriden went from out of the playoffs to jumping all the way to 6 th place in the standing with a huge sweep of Southington.  In Game 1 JD Tyler was dominant on the mound throwing a complete game shutout and 10 strikeouts. Justin Poirier and Alex Rivera Each had 2 hits to lead Meriden to a 3-0 win.

 

 

 

In Game 2 Meriden got the 7-2 victory. Josh Lovely got the win. The offense was lead by Alex River and Josh Lovely who both went yard. Meriden need to win one game next week and will clinch a playoff spot. Southington currently holds the last spot but still needs to win next week to officially get in.

 

 

 

 

 

Cromwell and the Heat played one game this weekend. The Heat looked like they were going to get their first win of the year up 4-2 late in the game but the Steam stormed came back in the bottom of the 6th scoring 6 runs to take a 8-4 lead and denying the Heat that elusive win. Dave Krochko went the distance pitching a complete game in the victory. Mike Maksymiw was 1-1 with a SB, RBI, and run scored. TJ Grande went 2-4 with two runs batted in. Eric O'Brien was busy on the base baths with two stolen bases and 3 runs scored. O'Brien also had an RBI double. Mike Mercik rounded out the Steamers hitting attack going 2-3 with an RBI.

 

 

 

This weeks match ups (last regular season games)

 

Bridgeport vs the Heat @ Platt HS

 

CT Hackers vs Nighthawks @ JLAW

 

Durham vs Orange @ Old Tavern Road

 

Owls vs Cromwell @ CMS

 

Monsters vs Meriden @ Ceppa

 

Southington vs Flyers @ TBA

 

July 20, 2014 

And down the stretch they come. With the final 2 weeks of the regular season left only 2 teams have clinched playoff spots and there is a serious log jam in the middle of the standings, where 7 teams are fighting for 6 spots and any losses can cost you the season.  

 

 

One team who's in cruise control is Bridgeport, who clinched the regular season with a sweep of Orange. In game 1 Jason Rago was the winning pitcher and the offense was lead by Tyler Caserta, Alberto Martinez and Mark Komarmy. The All-Stars led the entire game but with the score 8-2 in the seventh inning, Orange rallied for 5 runs and had the tying and go ahead runs on 2nd and third. Matt Bartolomei came in and closed the door on Orange’s comeback in the 8-7 win.

In Game 2 Bridgeport won 13-10. It was a seesaw battle with the lead going back and forth for multiple innings. Bridgeport had some uncharacteristic sloppy play which made things tough on the All-Star pitcher, Riley Shuckerow but he gutted it out for the win. The Bridgeport offense was led by Joe Poletski, Mark Consorte and Charlie Mason who each had two hits in the game. Matt Bartolomei made his second appearance of the day in the seventh to earn the save. Orange will clinch a playoff berth with another win next week when they play the surging Owls.

 

 

Naugatuck swept the Steamers 3-0 and 6-5 to lock up a playoff spot. In game 1 Jeff Farrell threw a complete game 3 hit shutout.  Dave Krochko pitched well in the loss for the Steamers. John Pember and TJ Grande had the only hits for the Steamers. Grande went 2-3 including a triple.

 

 

 

 

In game 2 the Hackers used a huge 4 run rally to tie the game in the bottom of the 7th to tie the game and eventually won it on a walk off single by Mat Jaronko in the 8th. Once again John Pember was the tough luck loser. The Steamers defense made two crucial errors allowing the inning to extend and for the Hackers to come back to tie the game 5-5. The Steamers had the go a head run on third with one out in the top of the 8th but were unable to produce. The Hackers finished off the Steamers in the bottom of the 8th. TJ Grande continued his hot hitting going 2-4 including a solo home run. Dylan Danko got the win in relief for the Hackers. Naugatuck is peaking at the right time for their usual playoff run. The defending Champs will play the scrappy new team, CT Flyer next week. The Flyers currently hold the last playoff spot and will need to win this week to stay alive…

 

 

The Owls are peaking at the right time! They moved all the way up to 4th place in the standings with a sweep of the Nighthawks 12-1 and 2-0. They’ll have a major road block ahead of them facing Orange this week. The Owls can’t afford any losses and I’m sure Orange is ready after getting swept by the Port! This will be a dog fight!!!

 

The Southington Aftershock got a huge sweep of the Milford Monsters this week to make things very interesting in the standings. The Shock took game one 7-1. Kevin Ryan allowed 4 hits and an unearned run as he recorded his first win with the Shock. Southington bats were on fire, totaling 13 hits in the game. Kyle Lentini led the offense going 3 for 4 with a double, 4 RBI's, and a run scored. Tommy Stagis and Nick Dzioba also had multi hit games and combined to score 3 runs.

Southington completed the sweep taking game two by a score of 1-0. Tommy Stagis had one of the best pitching appearances all season, throwing a perfect game to record his 7th win and lower his ERA to 1.98. Lentini and Bryan Baker both had multi hit games. The lone run came in the 5th inning from a sac fly off the bat of Jon Blais to score Bryan Baker. Both teams are now 12-10. As big a win it was for Southington, they were even bigger loses for Milford who slipped from fourth place in the standings all the way to seventh. These losses also cost them the tie breaker with Southington, if they end up with the same record, the Shock will get the nod. Southington will host the Machine next week and Milford will visit Durham. Look at the standing and you’ll see why it’s going to be an exciting NABA week!!

 

Speaking of Durham…they swept the Heat 11-6 and 3-2. Durham is quietly lurking around and ready to pounce into the post season. They are currently in 5th place but have match ups against Milford (who needs to win) and Orange left! Currently with 9 losses, Durham could be in trouble if they don’t come out swinging these last 2 weeks. Durham’s last 2 week will be interesting to watch.

 

Mean while the league’s new addition, CT Flyers, has proven they can play with anyone. The Pitcher of the Year candidate Paulie Hernandez has been huge this year, racking up almost every win they have this year. Hernandez also went to Cooperstown with the Main Pub (Fall League) and brought back a championship for the CT NABA. He got a huge win for the team in the semi’s to get them in to the championship game. This Sunday he got another win for the Flyers against the Machine in game 1. He racked up 8 strikeouts on 5 hits with no earned runs. Donte Younger went 1 for 3 with a huge RBI double in the 5th, John Kelly went 2 for 3 with an RBI himself and a double. Flyers won 4-1. 

 

The Machine bounced back in game 2. Both teams have made a habit of splitting double headers and now cannot afford another loss. The Flyers are currently holding the last playoff spot and the Machine currently out of a spot, needs to win and hope for some help heading into the last 2 weeks. The Flyers mentioned above are going to Naugatuck and the Machine is headed for a huge game against Southington, where both teams control their own destiny.

 

This could be one of the most exciting 2 weeks in the history of our league…..

PLAYBALL!!!!

 

 

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)