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Bees rally late but still fall

July 18, 2016
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In 140 Characters or Less: Despite a furious ninth inning rally to tie the game, the Bees dropped their third straight to York 5-4 in 13 innings. The Game Changed When…: Eric Fornataro, who had retired the first two batters of the 13th inning, allowed back-to-back baserunners before serving up the game-winning single to Jared…

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Blues drop second of home-and-home series

July 18, 2016
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Blues drop second of home-and-home series

The Blues dropped the second leg of a home-and-home series against the Torrington Titans by a score of 5-0 July 17. Blues starter Jared Gallagher (Central CT State) got the start for the Blues and struggled with his command from the get-go. He yielded five runs on seven hits in four innings of work, walking…

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North Angels win the majors

July 18, 2016
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SP Briefs - Angels win the title

The Wood n’ Tap Angels captured the major league division title at the Southington Northern Little League. Players, above, Bobby Lasbury, Connor Hamlin, Justin Chiulli, Cooper Budette, Connor Whitehead, Nick Bertola, Noah Watson, Alex Ortiz, Kyle Martin, Ryan, Teixeira, and Mario Ferreri. Coaches were Bob Lasbury, Mike Hamlin, and Rich Whitehead.

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Bees fall to Revolution in 1st game after break

July 16, 2016
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In 140 Characters or Less: The Bees could not solve James Simmons, dropping the opener of the three-game series vs. the Revolution 6-1. The Game Changed When…: With the Bees already down by three and trying to keep the game close, the Revolution broke out for another back-breaking three run inning in the fifth inning,…

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Bees return from break to take on Revolution

July 15, 2016
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Bees return from break to take on Revolution

NEW BRITAIN BEES (39-38) AT YORK REVOLUTION (42-35) ========== In 140 Characters or Less: The Bees return from the All-Star break to take on the Revolution in York! First pitch 6:30PM! Series:Through the first ten games between the two teams this season, the Revolution hold a 6-4 edge on the Bees. The remaining two games…

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Hall of Fame: He was the ‘Tops’–Doug Topshe was one of Southington’s biggest supporters

July 15, 2016
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Former Tops Market owner, Doug Topshe, will be inducted posthumously into the Southington Sports Hall of Fame for his efforts as a booster for local athletes, teams, and leagues.

By JOHN GORALSKI EDITOR It’s been more than three decades, but Al Rousseau can still remember the late Doug Topshe taking a left out of Recreation Park. The owner of Tops Market never even glanced at his rear view mirror as his grocery store—and his home—vanished from view. Instead, Topshe was focused on his young passenger,…

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Big Leaguers stopped in the championship round…again

July 15, 2016
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Angelo Calandra throws a pitch against Edgewood in Game 2 of the championship series.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER Southington’s Big League baseball team’s postseason rally was finally halted during a late, sixth-inning rally in game three of the District 5 state championship series on Monday, July 11. The Southington South Little League team just missed a chance to represent Connecticut at Dover, Del. in the regional tournament. For the…

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Scoreboard for the June 15 edition

July 14, 2016
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These are the scores for games played between July 4 and July 10. For more in depth coverage, read us in print or on-line. 2016 Wayton Open Tennis Tournament July 8-July 10 At Southington High School, Memorial Park, Panthorn Park, and Recreation Park tennis courts Men’s Singles (A) Division First Round—Grant Ogrin def. Christian Perez,…

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Southington legion team is ready for the final week

July 13, 2016
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By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER Things are turning around for the Southington American Legion baseball team after they went 3-1 this past week, moving into the final week of the regular season to gear up for the playoffs. “We’ve come together as a team well,” said Southington manager Marc Verderame. “We’ve talked about it all year.…

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Blues battle to .500 at the all-star break

July 13, 2016
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Izzy Fuentes bears down on a batter during an 8-inning, 10 strikeout performance on July 9. Fuentes is one of five Blues to earn a spot on the all-star roster.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER After dropping five of their last six games through the holiday weekend, including a doubleheader loss to the Worcester Bravehearts at home on the Fourth of July, the Bristol Blues baseball team has since bounced back to reach a.500 overall record and momentum heading into the all-star break. “These guys are…

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