Posts Tagged ‘ Baseball ’

Baseball stumbles in the CCC West race

May 22, 2015
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John Mikosz zeroes in on a pitch during a 4-1 win over Farmington on May 13.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER Losses to Farmington and Hall followed a lopsided win over NW Catholic. Two wins and a loss might have set the Blue Knights baseball team (11-4, 8-3 in the CCC West) back a smidge, but it still didn’t knock them out of contention for the CCC West division title. The Knights…

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Knights poised for final run: Greenwich ends 4 game streak, Baseball qualifies for tourney

May 14, 2015
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Drew Farkas, above, throws a strike during a complete game victory over New Britain.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The Knights baseball team (10-2) qualified for the postseason this past week with three wins and a loss. With just over two weeks remaining in the season, Southington is within striking distance of home field advantage throughout the postseason. Southington opened the week up with their only road game of the…

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Baseball bounces back from first loss

May 8, 2015
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Garrett Gugliotti hurls a pitch during a 7-1 victory over Hall.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The Blue Knight baseball team won two out of three games during the week, sandwiching their first loss of the season between a pair of lopsided victories. Southington (7-1) needs just one more win to secure a postseason return. Decking Hall The Knights started with the Hall Warriors (4-7) on Monday,…

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The streak continues: Baseball scores wins over Farmington, BC

May 1, 2015
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Brett Shaw slides into home in the first inning to open the scoring during a 10-2 win over Bristol Central on April 24.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The Blue Knights baseball team was back in action this week with a pair of victories over Farmington and Bristol Central. The week began at Tunxis Mead Park on Wednesday, April 22 against the Farmington Indians (3-4) and did not stop the streak they had going. Drew Farkas took the mound…

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Baseball opens the season with 3-game streak

April 24, 2015
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By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER No home games for the first three games? No problem. The Blue Knights baseball team stayed perfect on the road to open the season. After a week of cancellations, Southington traveled to Tolland on Tuesday, April 14 to get things going against the Eagles (2-2). The road game featured a 15-4…

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Still trying to finish the job: Baseball expects another run at the state title

April 2, 2015
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By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER Punxsutawney Phil, the groundhog, made an appearance in Gobbler’s Knob, Pennsylvania on Feb. 2 of this year. He saw his shadow, meaning that there would be six more weeks of winter. With most of the outdoor sports facility at Southington High School looking like a muddy swamp, six more weeks of…

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Serial Koeller; Jim Koeller was deadly on the Southington mound

October 4, 2014
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SP Hall of Fame Koeller

By John Goralski Sports Writer Jim Koeller’s shadow seemed to strike fear in the hearts of batters when the hard-throwing big man took the mound in 1976. Just to foul off a fastball was reason to celebrate. Koeller was as good as anybody that’s ever set foot on a Southington mound, and every credible short…

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Just a taste of things to come

August 1, 2014
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By JOHN GORALSKI SPORTS WRITER After seven innings Marc Verderame trudged to the mound to take the baseball out of Kyle Cole’s hands. How much more could he expect from his starting pitcher? At the start of the week Cole battled through eight innings to help the local Legionnaires advance to the finals of the…

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Good timing; Post 72 heats up just in time for the tournament

July 23, 2014
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By John Goralski
Zac Susi makes a diving tag at the plate to stop a run during a 7-0 win over South Windsor in the first round of the American Legion baseball Sectional Tournament on July 20.

By John Goralski Sports Writer Mike Rogalski didn’t slow as he scooped up the ball in right field and fired a perfect strike across the infield. The South Windsor runner tried to miss the tag, but a diving Zac Susi pushed him off the plate to end the fifth inning threat and protect the scoreless…

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Bound for the tournament; American Legion baseball rallies for 6 wins in 7 games

July 18, 2014
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By John Goralski
Austin Bumbera hurls a strike during his second win of the week against Bristol.

by John Goralski Sports Writer With a five-run rally in the third inning, Post 72 took the lead for good. With a five-run rally in the fifth inning, Wolcott signaled that they had enough. One week after falling to .500 with a double-header split at Terryville, a laid-back Southington team quietly celebrated their return to…

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