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Bees drop series opener to the Revolution

August 3, 2016
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In 140 Characters or Less: The Bees dropped the opener of their three-game series with the York Revolution 9-2. The Game Changed When…:…the Revolution scored three times in the top of the 4th inning to open up a 5-1 lead, causing the Bees to play from way behind all night long. Pitchers of Record: W:…

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Blue finish in grand fashion, late rally pushes Bristol past the Silver Knights

August 3, 2016
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Post University’s Ben Brown held the Nashau Silver Knights scoreless in his first start with the Bristol Blues last night, but the Blues were only leading, 1-0, through seven and a half innings. It took a five-run rally in the bottom of the eighth inning to put the game out of reach as Bristol came…

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Bees bounce back in game two

August 1, 2016
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In 140 Characters or Less: The Bees bounced back in game two outscoring the Blue Crabs 10-3 after getting blanked 6-0 in game one. The Game Changed When…: In game one the Bees couldn’t generate any offense and were blanked by the Blue Crabs. In the second game, the Bees found their rhythm immediately and…

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Blues beat Titans, 7-2

July 30, 2016
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The Bristol Blues defeated the Torrington Titans by score of 7-2, bringing their record on the season to 22-25. 2016 Futures League All-Star Izzy Fuentes (Faulkner) set the tone on the mound for the Blues, delivering yet another brilliant performance. He finished with a final line of 6.2 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 2 ER,…

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Blue Crabs pinch Bees

July 30, 2016
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In 140 Characters or Less: Gustavo Molina’s two home runs powered the Blue Crabs to the series-tying 8-2 win tonight over the Bees. The Game Changed When…: The Bees and Blue Crabs were scoreless heading into the 4th, but a 3-run home run by Southern Maryland’s Gustavo Molina gave the Blue Crabs the lead for…

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Bees sting Blue Crabs

July 29, 2016
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In 140 Characters or Less: The Bees exploded for five runs in the first and hit three home runs to give them an 11-3 win over the Blue Crabs. The Game Changed When…: The Bees already had a two-run lead in the first but James Skelton hit a 3-run bomb to give them a solid…

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Hall of Fame–Jumpin’ Jessie: Gianatti was Southington’s perfect 10

July 29, 2016
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Jessica Gianatti sticks her landing at the Class L championship during her freshman year. Southington’s second place finish signaled a turning point for the Lady Knights.

By JOHN GORALSKIEDITOR Jessie Gianatti exploded across the gym like a bullet, and she didn’t waste her time with dazzling spins or corkscrew twists. The collision with the vault seemed to hurtle her like shrapnel into the air and she tucked into a dizzying tumble. When she struck the mat, the singular thump echoed through the…

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The man behind Southington’s stats: SHS statistician recognized by local chapter of the National Football Foundation

July 28, 2016
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SHS statistician Steve Daniels was presented with the Outstanding Contribution to Football award by the National Football Foundation’s local chapter. (File photo circa 2001)

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER You can see him high above the bleachers in the press box of Fontana Field at every football game during the fall. You find him right behind the Blue Knights’ bench at every basketball game during the winter, and you can spot him out in the dugout wearing his white Southington…

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Scoreboard for the June 29 edition

July 28, 2016
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These are the scores for games played between Monday, July 18 and Sunday, July 24. For more in depth coverage, read us in print or on-line. Bristol Blues Bristol Blues 3, Brockton Rox 2 Tuesday, July 19 Muzzy Field, Bristol ROX Player ab r h bi Shaver, cf 3 0 0 0 Cooper, 2b 5…

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Big Leagues come up big time

July 27, 2016
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Southington’s Big League baseball team represented Connecticut at the regional tournament in Dover, Del.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER For the second year in a row, Big League baseball manager Andy Levin was in a bind as he walked around town with one of his assistant coaches, going from business to business desperately seeking donations. “We really had to give them the whole we-don’t-know-yet explanation,” said Levin. “A lot of…

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