Posts Tagged ‘ Baseball ’

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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Shock and awe: Southington Shock win the title

August 6, 2015
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With Matt Dinello’s walk-off hit in the bottom of the seventh inning, the Southington Shock celebrated the program’s fifth title in seven years.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER With two outs in the bottom of the seventh inning, Matt DiNello stepped up to the plate and Southington Shock teammate Joe Daigle inched his lead off of second base. The score was knotted, 1-1. Shadows were crawling across the field because of a power failure with the stadium lights, and…

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All-Star Game is no break for the Blues: Local program sends 8 players and 2 coaches to FCBL All-Star Game

July 30, 2015
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Bristol Blues pitchers Troy Terzi, George Lund, Tim Cate, Rob Paccione, and Ty Robinson joined teammates Gerrad Rohan, Davis Strong, and Austin Chauvin at the inaugural Futures Collegiate Baseball League’s all-star game in Lynn, Mass. on Tuesday, July 21. Blues coaches Pat Riley and Jordan Scheiner were named to the West Division coaching staff.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER Davis Strong, Davis Strong, Davis Strong. Although the Bristol Blues (25-18) struggled to build on their lead atop the West Division after going 2-2 on the week, Davis Strong made the week interesting for Blues fans and proved why he is one of the best players in the Futures Collegiate League.…

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Going out with a laugh: Legion wraps up the season with a good time

July 24, 2015
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Coach Marc Verderame jogs home for Southington score during an off-beat finale against Unionville on July 17.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER A couple losses, a couple rainouts, and a couple laughs brought Southington’s (7-15) American Legion season to a close this past week. Post 72 was scheduled to end their season with a doubleheader against Unionville (7-17) on Friday, July 17. However, both teams agreed to do things a little differently, playing…

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Blues keep pace in the West

July 16, 2015
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Robert Schryver digs in at the plate during a recent Bristol Blues home game. The Blues sit atop the Western Division of the Futures Collegiate Baseball League.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER Davis Strong hit one, deep to right field. Racing back, Willie Allen couldn’t get it. It bounced to the wall. One run in. Two runs in. Strong, on the second pitch, added to the Blues lead making it 6-0 in the top of the seventh. The Bristol Blues (21-12) picked up…

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North champs are town champs

July 11, 2015
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The Southington Northern Little League Dodgers (23-1) rebounded from their first loss of the season to win the rematch and the deciding game against the Southington South Angels to capture the 2015 Southington Little League Championship. The Dodgers swept through the regular season and upended the Southington Western Little League Tigers, 15-5, before suffering their…

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Legion woes continue: Forfeit and extra inning loss plagues locals

July 10, 2015
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Justin Makles gets ahold of a pitch during a 5-4 extra-inning loss in Terryville on Sunday, July 5.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The Southington American Legion baseball team has been improving throughout the summer as they dive into the latter part of the season. Southington went 2-2 this past week, improving their overall regular season record to 4-8. Southington currently sits in Sixth place of the 19U Division, seven and a half games…

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Blues are the team to beat: Locals take a game and a half lead in the division

July 9, 2015
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Bristol Blues closer Robert Paccione hurls a strike on Sunday, July 5 during a 4-1 win over the Pittsfield Suns at Muzzy Field in Bristol. Paccione leads the bullpen this summer with a 0.54 ERA.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER After coming off of their longest winning streak on the season thus far, the Bristol Blues (16-10) kept up their hot play with four more wins and only two losses this past week, remaining in first place of the West Division by going 8-2 in their last 10 games. The Blues’…

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Bristol Blues continue their hot hand: Locals finish the week with a four-game winning streak

July 2, 2015
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Ryan Rinsky being greeted by team after scoring the go-ahead winning run in the in the bottom of the eighth on a RBI single by Tyler Packanik.tif

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER A four-game winning streak this past week shot the Bristol Blues (12-8) into first place in the West Division. After a two-day break, the Blues hit the road for Fraser Field in Lynn, Mass. on Tuesday, June 23 where they suffered their only loss of the week to the North Shore…

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