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Szandrocha ready to tee off at the next level

June 30, 2016
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By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER SHS grad Andrew Szandrocha might be done swinging clubs for the Blue Knights, but he has chosen to continue his athletic career at the collegiate level, accepting an NCAA Division I golf scholarship from Central Connecticut State University. It came down to a decision between CCSU and Assumption College (D-II) in…

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Sports listings for the July 1 edition

June 29, 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 claim rain-shortened win against Patriots

June 29, 2016
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Box score In 140 Characters or Less:Michael Crouse’s bat, Josh Outman’s left arm, and Mother Nature helped the Bees secure an important 3-0 win over the Somerset Patriots. The Game Changed When…: ……With the bases loaded and one out in the fourth inning, Michael Crouse delivered in a huge way, giving the Bees the only…

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Legion builds to midseason

June 29, 2016
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Connor McDonough unleashes a strike during a double header at Unionville on June 26.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The Southington American Legion baseball team went 2-3 over the week, and as the closing stretch of the season nears, Southington manager Marc Verderame explains that the team is improving, but is still experiencing difficulty in different areas on the field. They’re taking it game by game, not trying to look…

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Blues top Suns

June 28, 2016
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Blues top Suns

The Bristol Blues got back on track in a big way after three straight tough losses, taking the win over their western division rival, the Pittsfield Suns. Frankie Gregoire (Marist) had a huge day at the plate, coming only a triple short of the cycle, finishing the day 3-4 with five RBIs. The turning point…

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Bees fall to Patriots in series opener

June 28, 2016
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Box score CROUSE HITS SECOND HOME RUN AS A BEE BOX SCORE In 140 Characters or Less:The Bees could not overcome the Somerset Patriots’ big second inning and the pitching of Rudy Owens, losing 4-1 in the series opener. The Game Changed When…: ……With the Patriots leading 4-1 in the top of the eighth inning,…

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Blues back on track

June 27, 2016
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The Bristol Blues got back on track in a big way after three straight tough losses, taking the win over their western division rival, the Pittsfield Suns. Frankie Gregoire (Marist) had a huge day at the plate, coming only a triple short of the cycle, finishing the day 3-4 with five RBIs. The turning point…

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Bees fall short

June 27, 2016
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Box score In 140 Characters or Less:New Britain could not pick up the series win in the finale vs. Lancaster, settling for the split after their 6-4 loss. The Game Changed When…: ……With the game tied 1-1 heading into the bottom of the sixth, Lance Zawadzki hit his second grand slam in as many days…

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Bees’ streak ends

June 26, 2016
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Box score In 140 Characters or Less:The Bees could not climb out of an early hole, falling to Lancaster 13-3 in game three of four of the series. The Game Changed When…: ……The Barnstormers, already up by four after the first inning, hit two home runs in the second to put the Barnstormers up by…

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Bees win 3rd straight

June 25, 2016
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Bees win 3rd straight

Box score In 140 Characters or Less: Battling through the elements again, the Bees’ bullpen pitched six great innings, leading the Bees to a 4-1 win over the Lancaster Barnstormers. The Game Changed When…: ……The Bees added two insurance runs in the top of the seventh inning thanks to Jon Griffin’s RBI double and Steve…

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