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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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Blues victorious over Titans

July 5, 2016
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The Bristol Blues were victorious tonight in a statement win against the Torrington Titans, taking the game by a score of 8-3. Izzy Fuentes (Faulker University) got the start tonight coming in with a 1.98 ERA and did not disappoint. After running into early troubles, Izzy was able to get through five innings of work…

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Bees drop second half opener to Skeeters

July 5, 2016
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Box score In 140 Characters or Less:The Bees could manage very little against Roy Merritt as they dropped the series opener to the Skeeters 2-1. The Game Changed When…: As is so often the case in baseball, a walk late in the game turned out to be the turning point of the ballgame. With one…

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Bees best Blue Crabs

July 4, 2016
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Box score In 140 Characters or Less:The Bees made it look easy as they scored five in the third and Jon Griffin added a home run in the eighth to take the series finale 6-1. The Game Changed When…: With no score in the third, Anthony Hewitt delivered a bases clearing double with the bases…

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Bees sting Blue Crabs

July 3, 2016
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Box score BOX SCORE In 140 Characters or Less:Behind the first triple play in team history and the pitching of Kyle Simon, the Bees topped the Blue Crabs 5-1. The Game Changed When…: In the top of the seventh and the Bees up 2-0, the Blue Crabs put the two runners on with nobody out…

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