Posts Tagged ‘ Baseball ’

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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Legion baseball is off to a rocky start

July 2, 2015
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Kyle MacLean circles third base during an 11-4 loss to Wolcott on Wednesday, June 24.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER Southington’s American Legion baseball team (2-6) may have lost four-straight games over the past week, but the big question is, where did all of the Southington players go? American Legion baseball has always been known as a source for great baseball talent at a highly competitive level during the summer. However,…

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Blocked by Amity: Spartans squash Knight hopes…again

June 18, 2015
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By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER Five runs in the top of the second inning of the Class LL semifinal game put the No.7-seed Blue Knights’ (18-6) hopes of making a third-straight finals appearance out of reach. No.14-seed Amity (18-7) defeated the Knights, 6-3, under the lights at Muzzy Field in Bristol on Wednesday night, June 10.…

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Baseball sweeps into the semis

June 10, 2015
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Brett Shaw tracks down an outfield ball during a 3-1 win over Stamford to send the Knights back to the final four.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER For the third year in a row, a series of postseason wins have driven Amity and Southington into a big-game match-up. Only this time, it’s in the semifinal. The No.7-seed Blue Knights baseball team (18-5) find themselves in familiar territory after winning their first three games of the Class LL State…

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Baseball rallies for a conference title with a win over Simsbury

June 5, 2015
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By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER It wasn’t decided until the final week of the season, but the Blue Knight baseball team came out of the battle on top. Two split games on the road and a 3-2 Simsbury (15-5, 10-4 in CCC West) loss to Farmington (12-8, 8-6 in CCC West) to end the regular season…

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Baseball keeps pace in CCC race

May 28, 2015
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Adam Wilson drives the ball during a 7-5 win over Simsbury on Monday, May 18.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The Blue Knights baseball team (14-4) kept the door open to one of the team’s goals on the season with three wins this past week. Five runs in the bottom of the fifth inning lift the Knights past Simsbury (15-4) in a crucial divisional, home win on Monday night, May 18.…

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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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