Posts Tagged ‘ Baseball ’

Blue finish in grand fashion, late rally pushes Bristol past the Silver Knights

August 3, 2016
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Post University’s Ben Brown held the Nashau Silver Knights scoreless in his first start with the Bristol Blues last night, but the Blues were only leading, 1-0, through seven and a half innings. It took a five-run rally in the bottom of the eighth inning to put the game out of reach as Bristol came…

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Bees bounce back in game two

August 1, 2016
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In 140 Characters or Less: The Bees bounced back in game two outscoring the Blue Crabs 10-3 after getting blanked 6-0 in game one. The Game Changed When…: In game one the Bees couldn’t generate any offense and were blanked by the Blue Crabs. In the second game, the Bees found their rhythm immediately and…

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Big Leagues come up big time

July 27, 2016
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Southington’s Big League baseball team represented Connecticut at the regional tournament in Dover, Del.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER For the second year in a row, Big League baseball manager Andy Levin was in a bind as he walked around town with one of his assistant coaches, going from business to business desperately seeking donations. “We really had to give them the whole we-don’t-know-yet explanation,” said Levin. “A lot of…

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Blues get back on track for tourney

July 27, 2016
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Frankie Gregoire makes a sliding catch during the Blues’ loss to the North Shore Navigators on Sunday, July 24.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The Bristol Blues rebounded from the franchise’s worst week of the year to go 4-2 last week. After defeating the Pittsfield Suns twice and splitting games with the Seacoast Mavericks, the Blues finished the week with a total of 72 hits in six games. “We’ve been swinging the bat really well…

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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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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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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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