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Scoreboard for the July 8 edition

July 7, 2016
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These are the scores for games played between Monday, June 27 and Monday, July 4. For more in depth coverage, read us in print or on-line. American Legion Post 72 Southington 1, Terryville 0 Tuesday, June 28 At Southington High School TERRYVILLE Player ab r h bi Levins, 2b 3 0 0 0 Kahn, p…

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The midseason Blues: New hitting coach hired to spark offense

July 6, 2016
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Michael Nocera hurls a strike during the second game of a double header against the Worcester Bravehearts last week.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The Bristol Blues baseball team started the week at 2-1 and headed into the holiday weekend with an overall .500 record, but finished on a downward spiral by Tuesday, dropping five of their last six games. Whether it’s inconsistent hitting, struggles on the mound, mental errors, or a late sense of…

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Legion is peaking at just the right time

July 6, 2016
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Southington’s Matt Sciota connects with a pitch during a 9-4 road win over Torrington at Fuessenich Field.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The Southington American Legion baseball team won all three of their games this past week, heading into the holiday weekend a game above .500 for the first time this year since winning their season opener. Southington manager Marc Verderame,said that all facets of the game are starting to come around for…

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Bees vie for edge against Skeeters

July 6, 2016
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NEW BRITAIN BEES (37-35) AT SUGAR LAND SKEETERS (36-36) ========== In 140 Characters or Less: The Bees and Skeeters wrap up their three-game series looking for the edge in the rubber match! First pitch 8:05PM! Series:New Britain shut out Sugar Land 5-0 in the second game of the series last night behind Cole Johnson’s six…

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Southington Sports Hall of Fame celebrates century-long sports legacy

July 6, 2016
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Jimmie Savage broke into the major leagues in the early 1900s, earning a spot as an everyday player with the Pittsburgh Rebels in 1914.

By JOHN GORALSKIEDITOR Commuters racing across town might not stop to think about the origins of Savage Street or the family that lent its name to the Southington landscape. Sports fans, boasting about the town’s rich sports history, might pass over James “Jimmie” Savage when they argue about which athlete launched Southington’s rich sports legacy. That’s…

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Southington sports listings for the July 8 edition

July 6, 2016
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FUNDRAISERS PAVERS FOR POSTERITY (BLUE KNIGHT BRICKS)—The Turf Committee is offering an opportunity to purchase bricks to help defray costs for the artificial turf field at Southington High School. Bricks cost $125 and can be engraved with three lines of type (14 characters per line). Bricks will be displayed as part of a walkway and…

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Bees, Johnson blank Skeeters

July 6, 2016
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Box score In 140 Characters or Less: Cole Johnson continued his dominance vs. Sugar Land as the Bees blanked the Skeeters 5-0 in game two of three. The Game Changed When…: Clinging to a slim 1-0 lead, the Bees scored three important insurance runs in the top half of the eighth inning thanks to RBIs…

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Bees announce game promos

July 5, 2016
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New Britain Bees team officials today announced additional promotions for the 2016 inaugural season as the Bees kick off the second half of the season at home against the Bridgeport Bluefish on July 7th. Each Bees home game is highlighted by a promotion, with weekly promotions taking place throughout the season’s second half. Fans will…

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Bees look to rebound

July 5, 2016
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NEW BRITAIN BEES (36-35) AT SUGAR LAND SKEETERS (36-35) ========== In 140 Characters or Less: The Bees look to bounce back in game two of three against the Skeeters in Texas! First pitch 8:05PM! Series:Sugar Land took game one of the series last night with a tight 2-1 win. The series wraps up tomorrow night…

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Bravehearts take doubleheader opener vs. Blues

July 5, 2016
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The Blues dropped the first leg of the Independence Day doubleheader 2-1 against their western division rivals, the Worcester Bravehearts. Spotty defense and a lack of offense hurt the Blues all night, as they were only able to tally five hits on the day, coupled with three errors. Jared Gallagher (Central CT State) got the…

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