Posts Tagged ‘ Baseball ’

Sluggers are still tinkering

May 25, 2016
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Jake Walasewicz connects during a home loss to East Catholic.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The Blue Knights baseball team finished the week with three wins and a loss, but as Southington coach Charlie Lembo explains, there is still some work to do before the start of the Class LL tournament. “We have two regular season games remaining, so we’d like to try to finish 14-6…

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Knights hit midseason slump

May 19, 2016
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Justin Makles stops a steal at second base during a loss to Glastonbury.

  By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER Just as they escaped with three-straight walk off wins, the Blue Knights (9-5) suffered three-straight losses over this past week. “We need to execute better,” said Southington coach Charlie Lembo. “We lost there games where if we had executed better, we probably could have won two of the three or…

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Baseball drama saves the best for last

May 11, 2016
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Justin Makles drives in the tying run on May 5. The Southington win over Hall was the third walk-off victory in a row for the Knights.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER Down 3-2 with two outs and runners on second and third in the bottom of the seventh, Garrett Gugliotti came up to the plate and took the first strike. On the next pitch, he hit a bloop pop fly that just made it out of the infield towards right field. When…

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Baseball knocks NWC from unbeaten ranks

May 4, 2016
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Shortstop John Mikosz makes the throw to first during a 3-2 win over Bristol Central.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The Blue Knights (8-2) played the roles of both spoilers and comeback kids this past week as three hard-fought wins helped them accomplish one of their first goals: make the postseason as fast as you can. And two of those three wins came in dramatic fashion on back-to-back, walk-off hits. Leaping…

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Baseball rebounds from loss

April 28, 2016
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By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER A wild pitch may have cost the Blue Knights (5-2) a run and their only loss last week at Glastonbury, but Southington recovered with two road wins, one coming by a run against a team they suffered a defeat to last year. Wild pitch decides it Southington traveled to Glastonbury (2-3)…

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Luck runs out in Avon; Long road trip continues

April 21, 2016
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By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The Blue Knights (3-1) continued their eight-game road stretch and went 2-1 over the week. Extra inning win The Knights jumped out to a commanding 7-0 lead after the third inning, but it took extra innings to put away Conard on April 11. The Chieftains cut the deficit to four runs…

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Blue Knights are poised for another run

April 1, 2016
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Garrett Gugliotti is one of just two returning players with varsity experience.
on the mound.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The Blue Knight baseball team finished last year’s regular season with a 15-5 record (11-3 in division), winning the CCC West by beating out Simsbury by a game to claim the division title for the fourth time in five years. Seventh-seeded Southington qualified for the Class LL tournament for a fifth-straight…

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Crean commits to Southern N.H.: St. Paul right-hander signs National Letter of Intent for baseball

December 3, 2015
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Southington’s Connor Crean committed to baseball at Southern New Hampshire University next year during a ceremony at St. Paul Catholic High School in Bristol.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER St. Paul Catholic High School pitcher Connor Crean was surrounded by his family, teammates, and coaches at the Bristol school on Tuesday, Nov. 24 when he signed his National Letter of Intent to continue his baseball career at Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU), a Division II school that sits right on…

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Down to the wire: Blues lose in the finals

August 20, 2015
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Bristol Blues’ Christian Whigham reacts to the end of the FCBL season as the locals fell to Worcester in the league championship.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The No. 2 seeded Bristol Blues (36-25) capped their inaugural season with a run throughout the 2015 FCBL Playoffs that reached all the way to the final game of the championship series. The Blues took the No.6-seed Worcester Bravehearts (30-31) to a third game on Sunday, Aug. 16 at Muzzy Field…

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Bristol Blues are zeroing in on a division title

August 7, 2015
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Southington slugger Liam Scafariello connects with a pitch during a recent Bristol Blues home game.

With three more wins in six chances last week, the Bristol Blues are closing in on their regular season goal. The locals are only 5-5 over their last 10 games, but with seven games remaining the Blues (28-21) are enjoying at 4.5 game lead in the FCBL West Division standings. As the schedule hurtles toward…

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