Posts Tagged ‘ Baseball ’

Bristol Blues are slumping to start the second half of the season

July 20, 2016
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Dylan Morris watches the baseball carry deep into the outfield at Muzzy Field.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The Bristol Blues baseball team fell to their lowest point of the season after going 1-4 this past week, including a pair of losses to the Worcester Bravehearts and split games with the Torrington Titans. However, as Blues manager Pat Riley explains, the curving point is that the team has a…

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Early exit for Legion

July 20, 2016
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American Legion baseball

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER High hopes of making a deep run into the 19U state tournament came to an abrupt end on Saturday, July 16 at Zipadelli Field (Sage Park) after the Southington American Legion baseball team came up short, 1-0, to Berlin in extra innings of a first round matchup. Post 72 was in…

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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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Southington legion team is ready for the final week

July 13, 2016
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American Legion Kiltonic Post 72
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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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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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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 fall from perfection

June 16, 2016
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Jimmy Titus turns a double play during a game against the Pittsfield Suns on June 17 at Muzzy Field in Bristol.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER After opening their second season as a franchise with a 4-0 record, the Bristol Blues… At Torrington Titans (Tuesday, June 7) The Blues suffered their first loss of the season in Torrington on Tuesday after falling to the Titans, 3-1. The Titans took a 1-0 lead with a run off of…

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Legion baseball gets back to basics this summer

June 15, 2016
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American Legion Kiltonic Post 72
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By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The Post 72 legion baseball team opened its summer season with a win and a pair of losses on the road last week, but as Southington coach Marc Verderame explains, this season looks a lot different than last year. “This is a totally different team,” the coach said. “We made a…

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