Bridgeport Senior City: Welcome

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Bridgeport Senior City Baseball


FEDELLS * 21 3 42
CHADS ^ 8 16 14
STE 6 18 0 12

*Regular Season Champion- Clinch berth in NABF Regional in West Haven

^ Earn spot in AABC State Championship Tournament


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Fedells 11 Bellows/Dri Tec 3- Fedells routs BDT as they prepare for NABF regionals. Foster the win, Mayer the loss.

Hunters 5 Storm 4- Hunters put 5 on the board in the first on the strength of a Mike Moras 3 run homer, then hold off Storm in the 7th. Moras 4-4 and Joe Rohrig 2-3 lead the offense. Brent Pelella earns win, Jared Rohrig the save. Matt Bartolomei and James Ineson combine for five scoreless innings.

Bellows/Dri Tec 2 Chads 0- Andy Mayer keeps BDT in striking distance 

STE 7 Fedells 2- Andre Licinsky hurls STE to another big upset 

Fairfield 2 Chads 0-  

Fedells 2 Bellows/Dri Tec 1-Chris Renzoni opposite field double plates game winner in bottom of 7th. Jason Foster gets the win in relief. 

Fedells 9 Hunters 6- Fedells rallies past Hunters, Mike James 2 run homer in 5th ties game at 5. Two walks and an error in 6th allow Fedells to put 4 runs on the board and secure the win. 

Bellows/Dri Tec 3 Hunters 1 (8inn)- Brendan Sheehan doubled home Dave Tokarz in the eigth and later scored on base hit to lead BDT to an extra inning win over the Hunters. Rob Gau went 7 for the win and Jim Dimon earned the save with a 1-2-3 8th. BDT making charge at the Storm for second place.

Fedells 5 Stom 2- Sam Iverson earns win, create 4 game lead.

Hunters 7 Chads 4-Chris Migani, Joe Poletsky and Nick Czekaj  lead balanced attack for Hunters. Bob Pagel goes the distance for the victory. Curt Heher (3-3 with a walk) homered for Chads, John Blaze (2-2) 

Hunters 9 STE 0- Jared Rohrig fires complete game shut out, Nick Czekaj (4-4, 2b, hr) Chris Migani (3-4 2b, 3b) Joe Poletsky (2 2b's) to lead Hunters. 

Hunters 9 Fairfield 4- Brent Pelella earns the win, Alex Almeida (4 hits), Chris Migani (3 hits) provide punch in 7 run second inning.

Hunters 8 Chads 0- Riley Shuckerow scattered 4 hits over 6 shut out innings, Gabe Guerino doubled three times, Jeff St Pierre doubled in two runs and Rob Ayala hit a three run homer in Hunters victory.

Fedells 8 Storm 2- Fedells opens up close game in the 7th to build 4 game lead with 12 games to go.  

Bellows/Dri Tec 2 Hunters 1- Jim Dimon goes the distance in BDT victory. Bellows runs came via HBP and BB with bases loaded. Hunters strand 9 runners on base.

Bellows/Dri Tec defeat Storm with late rallies. Bellows climbing the leaderboard. 

Hunters 8 STE 0- Scott Huley records no hitter vs a hot STE team. Huley k'd 14. Hunter Phillips with a pair of hits.

STE 8 Chads 7- STE rallies from down 7-2 in 6th to stun Chads and inch closer to middle of standings. 

Bellows/Dri Tec 2 Hunters 0- Andy Mayer shuts out Hunters, Matt Derosa takes loss for Milford.  

Storm 1 Hunters 0- Paul Spadacenta and Matt Bartolomei combine on shut out. Bartolomei enters game with bases loaded and one out in 7th and gets out of jam for the win. Anthony Fiorillo (2-3 2b) scored games lone run on Anthony Ciuffo infield single. 

Chads 6 Fairfield 3- Rob Delbuono earns the win, John Blaze 3 run homer for Chads 

Fedells 1 Chads 0- Sam Iverson (5ip 2 hits) and Todd Savatsky shut out Chads, Blake Barone solo homer in 4th is all the offense Fedells would need. Scott Carew fanned 7 in 5 innings.

STE 2 Bellows/Dri Tec 1- Dom Merole hurls STE to second huge win of the week 

STE 2 Storm 1- STE pulls off stunner vs first place Storm 

Hunters 5 Chads 1- Brian Gouin strikes out 12, allows one unearned run. Chris Migani homers to provide Hunters all offense they would need. Pat Babis, 3 hits, leads Chads. 

Fedells 4 Bellows/Dri Tec 2 (9inn)- Fedells keeps winning the close ones, score 2 in the 9th to beat BDT. Jason Foster earns the win. Ronnie Williams (4 hits) leads BDT offense.

Bellows/Dri Tec 3 Chads 2- BDT walks off with win to close gap in league standings. 

Fairfield Baseball Club 2 Hunters 1 (9inn)- Dave O'Brien and Anthony Zumstang hold Hunters to 1 unearned run in 9, and Ralph Fidaleo drove in game winner. Chris Migani and Nick Czkej each had two hits for the Hunters. Brent Pallela allowed one hit and struck out 10 in five innings for the Hunters. 

Hunters 2 Fedells 1 (8inn)- Bob Pagel singles in Chris Migani (2-3) for game winner off of Jason Foster. Dennis Accomando win in relief of Spencer Kane (7 1/3 0 er). Eric Schlitter doubled and scored the run for Fedells. Nick Czekaj (3 hits), Joe Poletsky (2 hits)

Storm 4 Chads 1- Matt Bartolomei wins again! 4th win of season, Pete Rodrigues and Matt Calouri lead the offense with two hits each, Bartolomei escapes bases loaded jam in 7th with game ending double play.

Fedells 3 Bellows/Dri Tec 2 Blake Barone leads Fedells past BDT. Fedells scored two in the first and held off BDT to move to 5-0. 

Hunters 10 STE 1- Joe Poletsky homered, Nick Czekaj, Joe Rohrig added doubles. Scott Huley wins. 

Chads 12 STE 0 

Hunters 13 STE 1- Brent Palella goes distance, Hunters erupt for 17 hits. Nick Czekaj (2b,3b) Joe Poletsky 3 hits. Andre Licinsky 2 hits for STE

Fedells 2 Chads 0- Sam Iverson (2-0) went the distance for the Mechanics, fanning 8 and allowing 6 hits. Blake Barone drove in both runs with a double. 

Storm 3 Hunters 2-Courtesy of two walks to start the bottom of the seventh, the Storm followed with two hits to walk off with victory. Once again, the tandem of Paul Spadacenta and Matt Bartolomei (3-0) paved the way for the win. Pete Rodrigues (3b) and Matt Calouri (2b) for the Storm, Bob Pagel had an rbi for Milford.

Hunters 3 Bellows/Dri Tec 2- Brian Gouin held off two late BDT rallies en route to the Hunters first win of the season. In the second inning, Joe Poletsky and Gabe Guerino led off with base hits. Drew Accomando drove in a pair with an opposite field double. Two innings later, Bob Pagel knocked in a run to give Hunters a 3-0 lead. In the sixth inning, aided by a pair of errors and a bases loaded hbp, BDT closed gap to 3-2, but Gouin left the bases loaded. Jim Dimon went the distance in the loss for BDT.

Fedells 8 Storm 2- Jason Foster and Matt Memoli lead Fedells as Fedells grabs early control over league.

Fedells 3 Hunters 2- Trailing 2-0 in the sixth, fedells rallies with 2 hits and 3 walks to tie game at 2. game remained tied at 2 into 9th when Chris Renzoni drove in Jeff John with two outs for the game winner. Spencer Kane threw 5 scoreless innings for the Hunters, Brendan Buckley tripled, Joe Rohrig doubled in a run for the Hunters. Todd Savatsky earned the win in relief.

Storm 4 Chad's 1- Paul Spadacenta earns second win of young season, as Storm has taken off to a 3-0 start and has only allowed two runs in three games. 

Storm 1 Bellows/Dri Tec 0- Matt Bartolomei goes the distance. Matt Calouri double scores John Tenn for the games only score. Bartolomei through two games has allowed zero runs in 11 innings (1-0, 1 save)

Chad's Lawncare 2 Hunters 1- with two outs in the bottom of the fourth, John Blaze infield single sets up Chris Vartulli two run homer, in a game that featured little offense. Ryan Geffert drove in the only run for the Hunters. Craig Sysk, Nick Hahn and Rob Delbuono combine for the win.

Fairfield Baseball Club 7-BDT 2- Fairfield spotted Bellows/Dri Tec 2 runs in the third and then scored 7 over the final four innings. Michael Cannon led the offense, John Donovan earned the win. 

Storm holds off Hunters 2-1- Paul Spadacenta allowed 3 hits over 4 innings, limiting the Hunters to 1 run. Kyle Trudeau and Mike Marchese led the offense, and Brett Palatiello drove in a run. Rocco Cundari was the hard luck loser, allowing one earned run in 6 innings. Nick Czekaj homered in the loss.

Milford Hunters 9 Bridgeport Bluefish 8

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Trailing 8-6 in the top of the 9th, the Milford Hunters loaded the bases with no outs on a Joe Poletsky (4-5 2runs, 2rbi), a Mickey Amanti (@amanti860) base hit and a Matty Jimenez HBP. Brett Conner (2-5) base hit plated two runs and John Tenn (2-3) drove in Bob Pagel for game winner. Andrew Rinaldi (@acr9889) earned the save with a 1-2-3 9th.

The Hunters got on the board in the first off of Bluefish starter Paul Oseguera. Garrett Walker (1-2 3bb) singled with one out, advanced on a walk and scored on a base hit by Poletsky. The Bluefish responded with 3 in the bottom of the first. Joey Gathright reached on an error to lead off the inning. A pop up that dropped in down the line and a failed double play allowed Luis Rodrigues and Luis Lopez to deliver run scoring singles.

Poletsky plated Pete Barrows (2-5) in the top of the third and in the fourth Joe Rohrig doubled in Mike Bartlett (1-2) and scored on a base hit by Tim Binkowski (1-3 2bb) for a 6-3 Hunters lead.

In the 5th Mike Moras and Dan Curry each hit two run homers for the Bluefish off of Matt Bartolomei to take a 7-6 lead. All four runs were unearned.The Bluefish tacked one on in the 8th.  

Brian Gouin, Rob Bono (2), Matt Bartolomei (4), Sam Iverson (6), Kevin Pettine (7), Mike Johnston (8), Andrew Rinaldi (9) and Joe Rohrig.

Other notables dressing for the Bluefish, former Paul's, Hunters and Dri Tec 2B Steve Hine and Storm's Gaetano Giunta.  

The Milford Hunters will play the Bridgeport Bluefish for Spring Training on April 19th at noon. Please click here for more info ^ 

Congrats to Dri Tec's Tim Martin

A look back at the 2011 Senior City season-

For the second year in a row, the Bridgeport Senior City League sent a team to Louisville for the NABF World Series. Fedells rode new acquistions Ryan Cimino and Todd Savatsky through a regular season championship and a regional championship. Fedells featured a pitching staff of Jason Foster, Savatsky, Tom Wiacek and Sam Iverson paired with a veteran nucleus of Matt Memoli, Tom Koch, Craig Wocl, Tyler Caserta and Cimino. However, it was a few role players and late additions that vaulted Fedells to the title. Buddy Bajerski's walk off homer vs Bellows (1-0) proved to be the seaon's biggest hit, giving Fedells a two game lead and ultimately the league championship. Blake Barone, Mike Doran and Mitch Wells additions more than helped replace the injured Brendan Nugent, Leon Galemba and Mike Olcyk.

Mike Fedell earned Manager of the Year, Tom Koch Most Valuable Player and Fedells looks primed for the long run.

Chad's Lawncare made strides in 2011. With the addition of perenial player of the year candidate John Blaze to the lineup which already featured Chris Vartulli among others, Chad's proved to be amongst the leagues elite teams and also received a break out year from Jeff Blaze. The staff consisted of Nico Gambardella, Scott Carew, John Ascenzia and Matt Salvato. Finishing 2nd in the AABC States gave Chad's a well earned bid to the AABC Regionals in Braintree.

Over the first few weeks of the season no single player had as much of an impact as Storm's Matt Bartolomei. "Everyday" Bartolomei was involved in well over half of Storm's wins and earned Pitcher of the Year. Manager Mike Siksay had a weapon that no other team could match. Bartolomei would shut the door to close out games and dominate his starts and do it in back to back days. The Storm has become a regional staple with another trip to West Haven for the NABF Regional.

Pitching ruled the summer of 2011, Bartolomei had a season for the ages, but several others had impressive campaigns also. After a season debut loss to Bellows, Hunters Zach Soulier began an astonishing streak. Soulier allowed an unearned run in the first inning vs Fairfield and then went on to pitch 6 consecutive shut outs. Highlights include a 1 hitter vs Chad's in a 2-0 win, a no hitter vs STE, a two-hitter vs Dri Tec and an 8 inning win over Fairfield, (2-0). Zach took his streak into the AABC States and hurled a shut out vs #1 seed and Tri State Champion Litchfield Cowboys.For his efforts Soulier earned 2011 rookie of the year.

Dom Merole of STE was the epitome of the hard luck loser. Merole kept a struggling STE team in every game. He may not have the gaudy stats of Soulier or Bartolomei but when he toed the rubber for STE the team and the game was different.

Bellows always features the best quality and quantity of arms in the league but with the loss of Maxx Catapano to the Mariners organization, Jim Dimon to the NECBL and Brett Schulick to injury a lot was laid on the arm of Andy Mayer and he responded. Mayer had an outstanding season, in 3 starts vs Fedells he only allowed one run and gave Manager Eddie Dellavecchia a quality start every time out, keeping Bellows on pace with Fedells and Storm.

Although Bartolomei was the savior for the Storm, James Ineson's arrival was nearly as vital. Ineson filled a huge void and had some very key wins for the Storm including shut out over the Hunters and a shut out in the NABF regional vs Downtown Merchants of Wallingford.

Adam Dinahanian of Dri Tec went all 11 innings (8 k's) in 3-2 win over Chads, despite Dri Tec missing several regulars in the line up. Forced to bat himself there was little margin for error.

2011 Most Outstanding Player Dave Tokarz of Bellows has become the re-incarnation of Johnny Delvecchio for Bellows. Tokarz like his predecessor Delvecchio, has the ability to single handedly will his team to win. In an early season game vs the Hunters, Tokarz reached base and scored in every plate appearance. His ability to find his way on base and serve as a catalyst for Bellows is a major reason why Bellows is always atop the standings.

It was a special season for Senior City teams in post season play. Fedells ( won the NABF West Haven Regional, Storm advanced to the NABF Regional semis, Chad's did well in AABC in Braintree and the Hunters advanced to the semis of the NABF regionals in Hackensack. In the quarter finals vs regional champ Hackensack Troasts, the Hunters were up 2-1 into the seventh before starter Mike Nich tired and the relief faltered. Facing a 7-2 deficit in the 9th, the Hunters rallied for 8 runs to earn a 10-7 win. Comebacks were the theme of the day in Louisville as well, Fedells had two remarkable comebacks vs Beecher Muskies and Tampa Elite winning both games 9-8.

Nobody did parking lots better than Chad's Lawncare in 2011.

Finally, congrats to Maxx Catapano of Bellows for being selected by the Seattle Mariners. 

and to Storm's Peter Barrows who signed with the Wichita Wingnuts of the American Association league.

For all of the success the Senior City league had during the summer, it actually began in April when a select group of players played an exhibition game vs the Bluefish. It was a 0-0 game through 5 when the Bluefish broke it open. Andre Licinsky (Bellows), Matt Memoli (Fedells), John Tenn (Storm), Brian Gouin, Joe Rohrig, Jared Rohrig,(Hunters) were a few of the players that participated.

 Top Games of 2011

5. STE vs Chad's Lawncare-STE 11-6. With Chad's in the middle of a five game 6 day stretch, STE came to play and put up 11 runs vs a trio of Chad's pitchers. After a winless '10 season it was a significant victory for Dave Shapiro and gang. 

4. Milford Hunters vs Fairfield Baseball Club- Mike Guilfoyle and 2011 Rookie of the Year Zach Soulier matched zeroes for 7 innings before Milford plated two runs in the 8th. In the fourth inning with Milford threatening, the Fairfield shortstop made a diving play in the hole saving a run and getting an out and with two outs and bases loaded the right fielder made a lunging grab in right center. Guilfoyle was impressive all game working into and out of trouble and Soulier was dominant, allowing only four base runners all game.

3.Fedells vs Storm (Fedells 1-0 victory) Tom Wiacek and Jason Foster combine on the shut out, but the play of the game was made by 2011 MVP Tom Koch. With two outs in the 6th and bases loaded, Koch makes diving stop behind second base and from the ground flips to 2b for the force out and then Foster closed it out in the 7th.

2. Fedells vs Bellows (Fedells 1-0) Andy Mayer was dominant (20 scoreless innnings) vs Fedells this year but was undone by a Buddy Bajerski walk off home run. Jason Foster was brilliant in his complete game shut out.

1. Bellows vs Chad's Lawncare. Bellows rallied from 5-0 down highlighted by a Ron Williams three run homer to tie it in the sixth inning. After scoreless 7th and 8th, Jeff Blaze hit a three run homer to give Chad's an 8-5 lead, but Bellows comes right back in the bottom with a Darren Micalazzi three run home run. Bellows again loaded the bases and scores the game winner on a wild pitch. jeff blaze

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Wednesday, July 25
2012 Stan Musial

    Region 1      
Bethlehem 1       vs    Chads 0    7:45pm Trumbell HS
Hunters 9   All-Star Batting 3    8:00pm Danbury HS
Bethlehem 3        vs Hunters 2      7:00pm Pat Wall Field
Chads 4        vs All-Star Batting 5    8:00pm Danbury HS
Bethlehem        vs All-Star Batting    8:00pm Danbury HS
Chads        vs Hunters      7:00pm Pat Wall Field
    Region 2      
Bridgewater 0     vs Merchants 10    7:00pm Pat Wall Field
Brookfield 0         vs Naugatuck 13    8:00pm Naugatuck HS
Merchants 6   Naugatuck 7    8:00pm Naugatuck HS
Brookfield 12        vs Bridgewater 3    5:45pm TBD  
Brookfield        vs Merchants    7:00pm Westside Park
Bridgewater      vs Naugatuck    8:00pm Naugatuck HS
    Region 3      
Fedells 3   Waterbury 0    7:00pm Waterville Park
Tri-Town 2       vs Hurt 0      7:00pm Westside Park
Hurt 0   Fedells 8      7:45pm Trumbell HS
Tri-Town 2        vs Waterbury 1    7:00pm Municipal Stadium
Tri-Town        vs Fedells      7:45pm Trumbell HS
Hurt   Waterbury    7:00pm Municipal Stadium
    Region 4      
Storm       vs Outlaws ppd to fri    8:00pm Bethel HS  
Fairfield 0       vs Wolcott 4      7:00pm BAW Complex
Storm 4        vs Fairfield 5      5:45pm Kiwanis  
Wolcott 4        vs Outlaws 3      8:00pm Bethel HS  
Fairfield        vs Outlaws      8:00pm Bethel HS  
Storm        vs Wolcott      7:00pm BAW Complex