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Welcome to the NABA-Connecticut League. This is an 18 and over wood bat league. We currently have 12 teams and our season starts on April 15, 2012. If you have any questions about this league email us at connecticutnaba@yahoo.com.  

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The 2012 Connecticut NABA season is underway….

Week 4

 

The Hackers stays on top of the standing with a sweep of Southington. Naugatuck got another shutout winning the first game 2-0 behind the arm of Jeff Farrell. The After Shock got a good pitching effort from Jon Lewis going 6 innings allowing 3 hits and 2 earned runs. Jon Blais went 2 for 2 and Neal Ayotte went 1 for 2 in the 2-0 loss to the Hackers.

 

In game 2 Naugatuck cruised to a 9-3 win. Mike Doran picked up the win. Neal Ayotte had 2 RBI's and Nick Dzioba closed the game for the Shock, out pitching 3 scoreless innings allowing only 2 hits. (Naugatuck 7-1, Southington 1-7)

 

 

Meriden is also keeping pace staying in second place sweeping the Nighthawks. In game 1 Charlie Hesseltine picked up his 2nd win of the season with a complete game shutout. Hesseltine had 8 struck outs in the game. Offensively the Machine was led by Zack Sokolis, Ray Thayer, Justin Porier, Donny Crook, Ricky Marrero, Alex Rivera and Willie Rios. Steve England and Andrew Kristie went 1-2 for the Nighthawks.

 

In game 2 Donny Crook threw a one hit shutout striking out 5 in the shortened 5 inning game. The offense was led by Alex Rivera who went 3-3, a single and 2 doubles. Justin Poirier, Josh Lovely, Will Hammerstein and Willie Rios all had hits in the game. Luis Pagan, Drew Felisello, and Will Diaz went 1-2 for the Nighthawks in the Machines 11-0 win. (Meriden 6-1, Nighthawks 1-5)



The Owls are surging into a league power by knocking off the Heat in both games. The Owls use scored 8 runs in the first two innings to win game one 10-7. Tommy Roy threw a complete game and struck out 6. Steve Reiser went 3-3 and scored two runs. Both Jordan Colonese and Adam McCaherty went 2-3; with McCaherty hitting a Home Run. CJ Romanos had 2 RBI's and leadoff man Aaron Summers drew 3 walks. The Heat was led by Joe Milici with a pair of hits and 3RBI.

In game 2 it was a classic pitchers dual between Steve Reiser and Kevin Cartagena.  The Heat led the game 4-1 most of the game until the Owls tied it in the 5th inning at 4 all. In the bottom of seventh the Owls put pressure the Heat. With two runners on, the Heat got the tough lefty Tommy Roy to line out. They intentionally walked CJ Romanos to load the bases. The next batter rolled one to the infielder to force an out at the plate to get the second out. With 2 strikes Logan Brady got the winning RBI Single for the Owls sealing the come from behind Victory. Aaron Summers went 3-4 with two runs scored, and both Steve Reiser and Brady went 2-4. The two losses drops the Heat from 3rd place in the standing to a 6th place tie. In his final game of the season before deploying, Tommy Roy went 2-3 with a double and a run scored. We wish Tommy the best and we are proud of him serving our country. We’ll keep you posted with how he’s doing in future updates. (Owls 6-2, Heat 3-3)

 

In an early season big match up Orange played Milford. True to their grit they had two epic battles. Game 1 went 10 innings. Milford used a big came back to win 5-4. The Monster used a perfectly orchestrated bunt and run by the Peloso Brothers.  Chris led off the inning with a single up the middle and then JP sacrificed him. Chris used his speed to make Orange have to make a play on him at 3rd on the play and score the winning run on an errant throw to 3rd base. Chris Flynn Picked up the win in relief. Ned Wood was the tough luck loser in the game. He pitched all ten innings for Orange and compiled nine strikeouts. Marc Demattie had two hits and two RBIs in his return to the lineup. Dave Appel and Matt Rully also had two hits apiece in the game.

Game two was another barn burner and Orange had payback on their minds. Milford would go down quietly. They tied the game in the top of the seventh but Orange won it with a bases loaded single by Rich Pyrdol in the bottom half of the frame. Dave Appel was 2-4 with an RBI triple. Joe Pisano was 2-4 with two doubles. (Orange 5-3, Milford 4-3)

 

 

The Steamers and Bridgeport played their games at Harbor Yard this weekend. Dave Krochko must have been inspired by the opportunity to play in the stadium as the crafty lefty pitched a complete game shutout of one of the most potent line ups in the league. TJ Grande continued his hot hitting getting 3 hits and scoring 2 runs. Mike Mercik, Mike Maksimiw and John Pember got 2 hits for the winner. Dom Merole pitched well for the All-Stars but was again hurt by some errors and lack of run support.

 

In game 2 Sal Salvo and Big Jim Cox silenced the Steamers bats to back a 6-1 victory for Bridgeport. (Bridgeport 3-3, Steamers 2-3)



Middletown got back on track picking up two good games against Durham. Middletown was able to hold off a 7th inning threat by Durham to win 3-2 in game one of the twin bill. Nick Toth put in another solid pitching effort going 5 innings only giving up and earned run and 2 hits. Johnny Lacoske came up big for Middletown pitching two scoreless innings to secure the 3-2 lead. Durham had the bases loaded with 1 out and Lacoske struck out the last two batters to end the game. Alexis Adorno lost a tough game only giving up 2 hits in the complete game effort for the Chanticleers.

In game two was just as exciting as the first. The Durham starter Steve Simon cruised through 5 innings giving up only 2 hits while striking out 4. Durham had a 3-1 lead in the sixth when Middletown finally got the bats going on a Durham relief pitcher. Steve Marchese hit a solo homerun followed by a two-run blast by JR Bagely to take a 4-3 lead. Middletown started Kraig Moody put in another solid pitching performance going a complete game. (Middletown 3-5, Durham 1-6)

 

-Standings after week 4-

Naugatuck 7-1

Meriden 6-1

Owls 6-2

Orange 5-3

Milford 4-3

Bridgeport 3-3

Heat 3-3

Steamers 2-3

Middletown 3-5

Nighthawks 1-5

Durham 1-6

Southington 1-7

Week 3

After 3 weeks of baseball every team has won a game and no team is undefeated. Looks like we are headed for an exciting and competitive season.

 

Naugatuck had their first set back for the year at the hands of last year’s All-Star Game starter, Ned Wood. Wood allowed one hit in a shutout effort while striking out 8. Matt Corthell tripled to lead off the sixth inning and Chris Paturas drove him in on a sac fly in the 1-0 game.

In game two The Hackers avenged their lost by beating Orange 12-2 in 5 innings. Brian Paturas and Rich Pyrdol accounted for the only offense for orange. Paturas was 1-2 with a double and Pyrdol was 1-2 with an RBI. (Naugatuck 5-1, Orange 4-2)

 

Meriden jumped into second place in the standings by sweeping the Steamers. In game 1Josh lovely gave up 3 hits and 2 earned runs in a 10-run rule shortened game. The offense was lead by Justin Porier with 3 hits and 2 RBI’s. Ricky Marrero, Alex Rivera, and Jon Rapport each had 2 hits, which added to a 12-2 victory.

In game 2, Donny Crook had a complete game 8 strikeout performances to seal the 4-3 win. Ricky Marrero, Alex Rivera and Ray Thayer contributed 2 hits apiece. TJ Grande stepped up big and pitched 4 strong innings for the pitching short Steamers. He only allowed 1 unearned run. Mike Boucher came in after catching game 1 to pitch the final three. John Pember hit a line drive single to left center scoring the only two runs of the game. (Meriden 4-1, Steamers 1-2)

 

 

The Heat and Middletown split their double header. The Meriden Heat won the first game climbing back from a deficit. Bryan Winchell and Len Rivera hit back to back doubles to tie the game. They were able to take the lead later in the inning on a sac fly and tack on an insurance run in the sixth. Nick Toth had another solid outing only giving up 2 ER, 6 hits with 9ks. Baronowski led the MadCats offense going 2-3 with two runs scored in the Heat 4-3 win.

 

Game 2 was all Middletown. Starter Kraig Moody went the distance giving up no runs, on 2 hits, with one BB, silencing the Meriden Heat bats. The offense was led by Baronowski (1-3, 2 Runs), Nate Gosselin (1-2, 2 Runs), and Wes Beaulieu (2-2, 3 Runs). Middletown won 10-0 in the 5 inning game. (Heat 3-1, Middletown 1-5)

 

 

The Southington After Shock got their first win in the league blanking the Owls 4-0 in the first game of their double header. Kyle Lentini picked up the win.  He struck out nine in the complete game two-hitter.  The Owls’ Steve Reiser broke up the no-hitter in the 6th inning with a double. Mike Severino and Eric Csinci both batted 2 for 3 offensively leading the Aftershock. Anthony Aquino was the tough luck loser, only surrendered 1 earned run.  He struck out 7 and walked 3.

In game 2, The Aftershock had another rough loss in extra innings. Tommy Stagis started pitching for the Aftershock and pitched all nine innings, allowing nine runs and striking out five. Owls use 4 pitchers in the winning effort.  Anthony Aquino was dominant in his 2nd effort of the day, this time appearing in relief in the 7th inning.  He picked up the W while pitching 3 innings, whiffing 7, and walking 3.  Steve Reiser and CJ Romanos were the offensive heroes for the Owls. Reiser went 5-5 with a double and an RBI. Romanos added 4 hits of his own, including 3 doubles. One of those doubles was the game-winning hit in the 9th inning.  Anthony Aquino and Aaron Summers checked in with 2 hits each as well. The Aftershock's bats were lead again by Mike Severino who went 2 for 5 with 3 RBI's and a run. Jon Lewis also was a main contributor going 2 for 4 with a run and multiple stolen bases in the 9-8 walk off loss.  (Owls 4-2, Southington 1-5)

 

Bridgeport swept Milford to get back to their usual selves. Dom Merole went 4 strong innings retired 12 out of 13 batters he face and only gave up 1 hit in the 3-1 victory. Matt Bartolomei pitched the final 3 innings on the 2 hitter. Mike Lucas was 2 for 2 with a triple and a single. Alberto Martinez, Mike Zemen and Alex Maglioco each had an RBI in the game.

Game 2 Bridgeport beat Milford 7-4. Starting pitcher Dan Zemen pitched well, but was touched up for 4 runs in the 3rd inning. Jim Cox came in relief and shut the door for 3 1/3 innings, striking out 8. Matt Bartolomei reappeared in the 7th of game 2 to earn the save.  The offense was led by John Tenn lead going 3 for 3. It was a total team effort as 10 different All-stars had a hit. (Milford 3-2, Bridgeport 2-2)

 

The Nighthawks and Durham split. Both teams walked away earning their first wins of the year. In game 1, The Nighthawks beat Durham 11-2. Mike McQuillan pitched a great game for the Nighthawks going a complete 7 innings with 5 Ks.  Andrew Kristie, Mike McQuillan, Kevin Daniels and Drew Felisello went 2-3 with 2 singles; Nick Cowell went 3-4 with a 2B and 2 singles in the win. Alexis Adorno and Noelio Espinal went 2-3 for Durham.

Durham won game 2, 7-4. Adorno and Espinal were once again the hitting stars for Durham. Adorno went 3-3 with a homer and 3 RBI’s. Espinal was 2-4 in the game. The Nighthawks, Luke Altieri pitched 5.1 Innings with 6 Ks in the loss. Altieri, Jose Pagan, Nick Cowell, Andrew Kristie, Justin Kristie, and Mike McQuillan (3-3) led the offense for the Hawks.  (Nighthawks 1-3, Durham 1-4)

Week 2: Most games were played but some were not finished because of the rain.

The Naugatuck Hackers stays true to their history by sweeping the Nighthawks. The Hackers have made it a tradition to not being challenged until May. 3 X Pitcher of the year Mike Fox struck out 15 batters and kept his ERA at 1.00. Jeff Farrell had a single, double and 2 RBI’s. Fox and Wes Dutton also each chipped in with 2 RBIs apiece in the 9-1 win.  Will Diaz came in relief for the Nighthawks pitching 4.1 scoreless innings. The Nighthawks scored their run in the third inning off singles by Steve England and Drew Fellisello. Game 2 only went 5 innings but Mike Doran (2-0, 1 K, 0 BB, 0.00 ERA) enjoyed recording another shutout. Dan Kaminski went 3 for 3 with 2 singles and a HR, Mike Bochino had two base hits in two trips, with 2 runs scored and Mike Fox was 2 for 2 with two singles.  Luke Altieri pitched 5 strong innings for the Nighthawks. (Naugatuck 4-0, Nighthawks 0-2)

In another highly anticipated match up The Milford Monsters defeated The Meriden Machine 3-1 behind a strong debut for Rookie Josh Parrow who went a complete game, striking out 4 and allowing 1 earned run against the short handed Meriden team.  Game 2 was called in the 4th with Milford ahead 6-2. (Milford 3-0, Meriden 2-1)

The Steamer could only get one game in against Durham. Dave Krochko pitched 6 solid innings to pick up the victory and only allowed a run to help the Steamers win 6-3. Nick Libera and Mike Mercik each had a hit and 2 RBI's a piece and Justin Falcon added two hits to lead the Steamers hitting. (Steamers 1-0, Durham 0-3)

The Heat Jumped all over the Southington starter for six runs in the first inning to cruise to a sweep on the day. Nick Dzioba came in relief and pitched 7.2 innings allowing 3 runs; only one earned, and struck out 8. Jon Lewis (1-2 2 BB, 2 Runs, 1 RBI) and Mike Severino (1-4 1 Run, 1 RBI) led the team offensively in the 9-5 lost to the Heat. Ryan Watkins had 13 strikeouts for the Heat. Enrique Trinidad, Bryan Winchell, and Kelvin Ayala combining for 6 of the runs scored for the heat. In game two, Jon Lewis pitched 3 innings fighting through the rain. He gave up 3 runs and struck one batter out. The Aftershock only recorded two hits in the 4 inning game and lost the game 3-0. Bryan Winchell had 8K's over 4 innings and allowing just 1 hit for the Heat 4-0 victory. Henry Rivera and Enrique Trinidad led the offensive charge. (Heat 2-0, Southington 0-4)

The Owls made a statement sweeping the Bridgeport All-stars.  The Owls took Game 1 of the series by a score of 5-2. For the second straight week, Tommy Roy tossed a complete game while giving up only one earned run. Roy only allowed 4 hits through 7 innings of work. CJ Romanos went 2-4 with an RBI in the win and Steve Reiser went 1-2 for the 3rd straight game with a run scored. Jordan Colonese went 1-3 while scoring a run and an RBI.  Dom Merole pitched a strong game in a losing effort but was hurt with 3 un-earned runs. The Owls completed the weekend sweep (in a weather-shortened game) behind the arm of Anthony Aquino, who struck out 5 batters in 5 innings. In the Owls 5-1 triumph, Steve Reiser went 1-2 with a bases-clearing triple. Tommy Roy, CJ Romanos, Logan Brady and Aaron Summers all went 1-2. Bridgeport is starting 0-2 for the first time in their long history. We’re sure they’ll bounce right back and be in the thick of things by year’s end. (Owls 3-1, Bridgeport 0-2)

Orange swept Middletown. Orange took game one 9-2. Ned Wood went the distance striking out 10. Chris Paruras, Zack Sousa, and Matt Rully had mute hit games for Orange. Orange won game two 8-1 in a rain shortened game. Dave Appel and Rich Pyrdol pitched well for Orange. The game was deadlocked at 1-1 going into the fifth before Orange exploded for 7 runs in the inning. Joe Pisano and Zack Sousa had multi hit games for Orange. (Orange 3-1, Middletown 0-4)

Standing as of April 22, 2012

Naugatuck 4-0

Milford 3-0

Heat 2-0

Steamers 1-0

Orange 2-1

Owls 3-1

Meriden 2-1

Bridgeport 0-2

Nighthawks 0-2

Durhan 0-3

Middletown 0-4

Southington 0-4

After a week of action 3 teams make it through with a perfect record.

 The Naugatuck Hackers are starting the season in a familiar way. Their pitching blanked the Middletown Mad Cats 3-0 and 23-0. Jeff Farrell went a strong 6 innings only giving up 2 hits in game 1. Farrell was backed by Mike Bochino’s 2 hits and an rbi triple by Mike Townsend. Mat Jaronko closed the game out for Naugatuck. Nick Toth was the hard luck loser for Middletown. He and Kraig Moody only gave up one earned run in the loss. Game 2, Naugatuck got their hacks in. win the game 23-0 in 5 innings. Mike Doran went the distance giving up 4 hits and not walking a batter. Ricky Cool and Farrell combined for 6 hits and 11 rbi’s in the game. Naugatuck 2-0, Middletown 0-2

The Milford Monsters welcomed the Durham Chanticleers into the league. Milford won both games 10-4. In game 1 Matt Langello pitched a complete game allowing 3 earned runs striking out 11. Game 2 Rich Catalano sparked Milford's offense with a 3 run double to support Matty Talone effort on the mound. The Chanticleers had 10 hits on the day and only gave up a few earn runs throughout the day. Milford 2-0, Durham 0-2

The Meriden Machine (formerly the Blaze) played the other new team in the league The Southington After Shock.  The shock had a tall order in their very first game facing Meriden’s lefty Charlie Hessletine. Hessletine gave up 2 hits and struck out 11 in 4 innings of work. Alex Rivera, Francisco Asencio and Ray Thayer led the offense with 2 hits apiece. Oz Ramos finish the game pitching 3 shutout innings and preserving a 7-1 win.  Southington got a strong outing out of Tommy Stagis who pitched six innings only allowing three runs and striking out six. Nick Dzioba and Neal Ayotte got both hits for the After Shock. In Game 2 the Shock came right after Meriden. They held a 8-6 lead going into the bottom of the 7th but Meriden capitalized on an error and a few walks to pull out a 9-8 win. Ricky Marrero, Jon Rapport and Willie Rios had a pair of hits in the game and Donny Crook picked up the win in relief. The Shock’s Kyle Lentini pitched six innings giving up six runs with one strike out. Southington collected nine hits in thegame. Main contributors were Kyle Lentini (2-4, 1 Run) and Tommy Stagis (3-4, 1 Run). Meriden 2-0, Southington 0-2

Orange and the Owls split their double header. The Owls won game 1 6-4 behind the complete game by Tommy Roy. The lefty only gave up an earn run and had 7 strike outs in the game. Roy also help his cause getting 2 hits and an rbi. CJ Romanos also got a pair of hits and had 3 rbi’s. Aaron Summers scored 3 runs for the Owls. Brian Paturas was all the offense for Orange having two doubles and all four RBIs. Chris Paturas also added two hits. Ned Wood went the distance and struck out 10. In game 2 Orange bounced back winning 11-7. Rich Pyrdol and Dave Appel pitched for Orange. Brian Paturas added two singles and two more RBIs in game two. Chris Paturas and Dave Appel also came up big for Orange as they both had two hits apiece.  CJ Ramanos went 2-4 with a Home Run for the Owls in the losing effort. Aaron Summers went 2-4 with a double and an RBI. Logan Brady scored two runs as well as stole two bases. Jordan Colonese went 2-5 with an RBI and a run scored in the losing effort. Owls 1-0, Orange 0-1.

 

*Bridgeport, The Heat, The Steamers and The Nighthawks will make up their game TBA.

 

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*The NABA AWARDS NIGHT will be held on Saturday October 2, 2011 at the Meeting House Village Club*

NABA Championship Game

Karma finally came around for the Bridgeport All-Stars. After some heartbreaking defeats over the last couple of season, they pulled out one of the most dramatic comebacks to win the NABA title over the defending Champs Meriden Blaze.

Meriden's starter, Derek Drag, cruised through the 1st 8 inning. Only giving up 4 hits and securing a 2-1 lead. The Blaze scored on an RBI single by Fransisco Asencio in the 2nd and a double by Justin Poirier in the 3rd. Bridgeport starter, Dom Merole settled down to blank the Blaze for 3 more innings before giving way to Steve Struckero. The All-Stars finally put a run on the board in the 6th and a basesload walk by Sal Savo.

The score remained the same (2-1) until the top of the 9th inning. The Blaze brought in last years pitcher of the year, Donny Crook, to close out the game. The move made sense because Crook has been dominant for the past 2 years and the All-Stars had never faced the hard throwing righty. After falling behind to the All-Star's leadoff hitter, Mike Lucas...he greeted Crook with a long double. Savo got Lucas over with a ground ball to the rightside of the infield. With 1 out and Lucas on 3rd, Mike Tamsin walked up to the plate. Tamsin hit a ground ball to1st base but the Blaze first baseman elected to give up the run and clear the bases with 2 outs and not let the go ahead run get on base. With the score tied at 2, Alberto Martinez got a broken bat single and Mark Consorte hit a moon shot into Right center to score Martinez all the way from 1st to put the All-Stars up 3-2.

The Blaze didn't go down quietly against Bridgeport closer Aj Neville. They had men on 2nd and 3rd with 2 outs but Neville slammed the door striking out the last Blaze hitter to end the game.

Playoff Results 

-Quarterfinals-

Naugatuck (1) 6 Guilford (8) 1

New Haven (7) 4 Milford (2) 2- 14 innings

Meriden (3) 6 Steamers (6) 1

Bridgeport (5) 4 Orange (4) 1

-Semifinals-

Bridgeport (5) 4 Naugatuck (1) 2

Meriden (3) 10 vs New Haven (7) 2

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The post season has been pushed back a week because of the rainouts this weekend....

Playoff Schedule

Guilford @ Naugatuck

New Haven @ Milford

Steamers @ Blaze

Bridgeport @ Orange

July 31, 2011

Naugatuck Sweeps the Milford Monsters to win the league regular season title. The Hackers won 10-2 and 8-7.The Blaze split with the Steamers in a highly contested games that both went extra innings.

The Steamers won game one 3-2 behind the complete game effort of John Pember who pitched 8 complete innings, only allowing 4 hits and 1 earned run for the Steamers. Pember who has not had much run support this season finally came out on the winning end. Down 2 in the top of the 7th, T.J. Grande double in Joe Faienza to cut the Steamer deficit to 1 run. With two outs, John Pember stepped to the plate and lined a hard single up the middle to bring in Grande with the tying run. Derek Drag was the hard luck loser in the game. The Steamers would take the lead and eventual decisive run in the top of the 8th when Steve Libera knocked in Mike Maksymiw with two outs. John Pember pitched a 1-2-3 bottom half of the 8th to give the Steamers the victory. Joe Morales also added two hits for the Steamers in the game. Alex Rivera went 2 for 2 in the game.

Game 2 was In a back and forth battle. The Steamers appeared to have the sweep in hand but a controversial call at home plate in the bottom of the 7th gave the Blaze new life. The Steamers, Steve Libera appeared to beat the throw by Blaze center fielder Ricky Marrero by a few steps but Blaze catcher Jim Tufts had other plans. What would have been the game winning run on a hit by Mike Boucher ended up being the third out and sent the game into extra innings. Tufts who had the plate blocked as the ball was arriving gave Libera no place to get his foot across. The Blaze capitalized on the momentum and ended up scoring two runs in the top of the 8th to take the win. Josh Lovely pitched well but got the no decision. Donny Crook picked up the victory in relief. Ricky Marrero and Oz Ramos got big hits in the game and AJ Silberman got the game winner on a sac fly. Steve Libera led the Steamers going 3-5 including 2 doubles. His twin brother Nick and Joe Faienza added two hits apiece for the Steamers in the loss.
Both teams will meet again in the first round of next week playoffs at Ceppa Field.

Orange swept the Grass hoppers 11-1 and 2-0.

Bridgeport split with Wolcott.

New Haven Swept the Reds 9-2 and 8-6.

Middletown swept the Heat 14-1 and 4-1.   

The NABA All-Star Game was played at Ceppa Field on July 27, 2011.  

July, 24, 2011

Milford and Naugatuck both swept to set up a regular season championship next week. Milford beat Guilford and Naugatuck beat the Steamers.


The Steamers didn’t go down quietly. John Pember pitched 7 strong innings in the loss,  gaving up two runs the first two innings and then shut The Hackers down the rest of the game. The same old story continued for Pember as the Steamers were not able to come up with timely hits to give him any run support. Mike Fox out dueled Pember to pick up the win. T.J. Grande and Joe Morales each had two hits for the Steamers in the loss.

In game 2, Mike Maksimiw pitched well for the Steamers only allowing 2 runs in 4 innings. The game was close until the 7th inning when The Hackers tacked on 3 more runs to put the game out of reach. The Steamers had the bases loaded in the bottom of the 7th but were not able to put across any runs.
 

Milford beat Guilford in game 1, 7-6 in 9 innings.  Tommy Roy went the distance for Guilford, pitching all 9 innings.  Guilford jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the top of the second inning then the Monsters scored 4 quick runs in the bottom of the second. Brad Sterns got the big hit in that inning for the Monsters.   Guilford once again took the lead scoring a run in the top of the sixth inning. The Monsters score 1 in the bottom half to tie it at 4. Guilford took a 6-4 lead in the top of the 8th on 3 hits and walk on wild pitches in that inning.  The scrappy Monsters then scored 2 runs in the bottom of the 8th to tie the game 6-6.  Guilford couldn't make anything happen in the top 9.  The Monsters got 2 hits in the bottom of the ninth and scored the winning run on a pass ball for the huge come back victory. 

Milford  won the second game 4-1 in seven innings.  CJ Romanos went the distance for Guilford in the game.  Romanos held them until the sixth inning when Milford batted around the lineup and scored 4 runs.  They got 4 hits and 2 walks that inning. 

Naugatuck only needs one win to wrap up the title. If Milford sweeps then they win their first NABA Championship. 

Orange also won 2 games against Middletown 3-1 and 5-1. In game one orange scored all three of their runs in the first with hits from Jesse Ullrich and Dave Appel. That's all Ned Wood needed as he went the distance for the win. Dave Dest got the ball in the game two pitchers dual. Orange was down 2-1 going into the seventh when Dest lead off the inning with a game tying home run. Marc Demattie followed suit with a single and was driven in by Brian Paturas. Orange proceeded to tack on two more runs on a Brian Hoffman single later in the inning. 

Bridgeport split with New Haven. Danny Burke won game 1 for New Haven, allowing 4 runs on six hits with 6 k's. Steve Shuckerow took the loss allowing 5 runs on 6 hits and 2k'. Mike Tamsin led the All-Stars going 4 for 4 with a single, two doubles and a HR with 2 RBI. Alberto Martinez had two hits in the game with 2 RBI’s.Bridgeport bounced back in the second game winning 13-3. A.J Neville got the win for Bridgeport. The Port got 17 hits. Matty Jimenez was 4 for 4 with 3 singles, a double and 4rbi’s. Mike Lucas went 3 for 3 with 3rbi, Sal Savo went 3 for 4 with 2 singles and a HR, Charlie mason also got 3 hits. Alberto Martinez got two doubles for the winners.  

Wolcott we won the 1st game 6 to 4 against the Nighthawks and won the second game by forfeit. 

The Heat won 2 games by foriet over the Reds.

July 23, 2011

The Blaze took 2 games from the Heat on a Saturday make up. Derek Drag picked up the victory in game 1, only giving up 4 hits. Justin Poirier, Ricky Marrero, and Ray Thayer got 2 hits in the game. Drag Got 3 hits and was a triple away from the cycle. The Blaze won the second game by forfeit.

July 17, 2011

This week the top 4 teams played each other in one of the most important weekends of the season. 

Naugatuck squared up against Orange. Naugatuck took game 1 with their 9 th shutout of the year 3-0. Game 2 was an NABA classic. With Naugatuck winning 7-4, Orange scored three runs to tie up in the seventh. Orange couldn’t hold the lead and Naugatuck score a run in the 8 th to seal the win 8-7. Dave Appel and Pete Testa both had two hits with Testa hitting a solo home run. The wins kept Naugatuck in first place and the losses dropped Orange to a 5 th place tie with the Steamers. (Naugatuck 15-1, Orange 9-6) 

In another great match up, The Blaze visited the Milford Monsters. Milford controlled the day. Winning 5-3 and 6-4. Ian Feller got the win in game 1. He went 6+ innings giving up 3 earned runs on 5 hits striking out 5 to improve to 6-2 on the year. Offensively the Monsters scored all 5 of their runs in the 4th inning Matty Talone had an rbi double, Rich Catalano drove in a run as did Brad Stearns, Dennis Hine and Chris Peloso. The Blaze did

   
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