Posts Tagged ‘ Baseball ’

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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Knights fall to Amity…again

June 8, 2016
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Drew Farkas held Amity off the scoreboard for three innings, but the Spartans ended Southington’s season for the fourth consecutive year.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The Blue Knight baseball season came to an end last weekend at the hands of Amity, and the Spartans seem to have Southington’s number. Southington’s last four losses in the state tournament all came against Amity, including a pair of runner-up finishes in the championship game. Amity has been dominating the…

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Baseball clinches CCC title; poised for postseason run

June 2, 2016
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Baseball SHS

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER After suffering a home defeat to the second-ranked team in Class M, East Catholic, the Blue Knights baseball team recovered with two, comfortable wins last week to close out their regular season, which accomplished the team’s second goal of securing a divisional title. “I think we’re playing good baseball right now,”…

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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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Baseball SHS

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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