Focus Center For Autism
Tri-State All Star Game Saturday June 29
2:30PM, Fussenich Park

Tuesday June 25

Blasius Chevrolet 2   Wolcott Scrappers 1

Rain once again was the lead story of the day, but nothing was going to get in the way of Gary day. In front of a large crowd to see Gary Novakowski who was in search of his 100th regular season win . Making his first start of the year the big guy had something to prove. Over a dominate 5 innings the righty would allow just 2 hits while striking out 4 Scrappers. Not to be out done Tyler Smith the big Wolcott righty would pitch 7 innings only 3 hits to give Wolcott a chance to ruin Gary day and end Blasius 4 game win streak. The day would get off to a good start for the home team, Connor Goggins would hit a one out single advance to second on a walk to Mike Vaccarelli. After a double steal Eric Rovinetti would drive in Goggins on a ground out to second. The game would remain that way as both Novakowski, and Smith would match zeros over the next 6 innings. Finally in the 7th Wolcott would get something going against Blasius closer Kellen Croce. Steve Urbanski would start the Wolcott rally with an excuse me piece off of Croce that would turn into a 2 bse error. After sacrifice by Wolcott moved Urbanski, Jesus Garcia was able to dunk one into right to tie the game. Croce would keep it right there striking out the next to Scrappers he faced but the damaged was done the game as tied and Novakowski would have to wait to join the 100 win club. Keeping pace with Tri-Town was still on the mind of the boys from Blasius. In order to get that done they would have to find away to get something going in the 7th. as it has seemed to be the case this year Rovinetti and Paul Novakowski would be involved. Rovinetti would draw a wone out walk, and advance to third on Novakowski’s one out single. Setting the stage for big Jon Conlon to be the home town hero. He would do that dropping the hammer and driving a pitch to center field, and sending Blasius on to their 4th straight win. As always we would like to take this time to thank our sponsor Blasius Chevrolet for making this season possible. The home stand continues Thursday night at 5:45pm against the Naugy Gray Hounds.

Valley Thunder 4    Burlington Hunters 3

The valley thunder defeated the Burlington Hunters 4-3 in Tuesday nights action. Tyler Pelletier (3-0) pitched 6 innings for the thunder allowing 4 hits and striking out 5. Pat Romano recorded the save for the thunder who improve to 4-3 on the season. Joevanni Torres and Joe Kwaak each singled and scored, while Pelletier added a sacrifice fly rbi. Kevin Campbell had a single and a double for Burlington, while Alex Hanson added a two run double.

Winsted Whalers 13   Tribury Cave 4

Winsted defeats Tribury 13 to 4 at beautiful Waterville Park on Tuesday night. Winsted pounded out 17 hits in a non-stop offensive assault. Winsted was lead by; Rick Langer (3/4, 3RBI, 4R), Johnny Lippincott (3/3, 2RBI, 2R) and TJ Kent (4/4, RBI, 2R) Austin Brochu (Winsted) earned the win throwing seven innings on only 75 pitches, spreading 4 hits out and giving up only one earned run. Tribury was lead at the plate by Zack Goldburg, Tom Rinaldi and Ben Brown who all had doubles.

Terryville Black Sox1 Naugatuck Dogs 0

Once again year after year, two of the many talented Tri State baseball teams Terryville/Naugy did not fail to impress in another extra inning battle. Right away in the first inning Terryville loaded the bases with one out, but Naugy’s Kevin Murray (8inn 1ER 6K’s) was able to escape untouched. Naugy would then load the bases in 4th with Black Sox starter Andrew Hinckley (4inn 7K’s 1hit) escaping the jam as well. Naugy would then get runners in scoring position in the 5th and 6th but Jared Gallahger wouldn’t falter and allow a run to score. Once again it was the Sox turn to threaten in the 7th loading the bases with nobody out, however Kevin Murray got Nick delotto to line out and the next batter to hit into a 1-2-3 DP. Off to extras they went. In the top of the 8th With the bases loaded again with Black Sox this time with two outs Ian Schmidt in a pitch hit appearance delivered an RBI single scoring Billy Armstrong who came on in the bottom have to record the save. Terryville will host the Northwestern Orioles Sunday at 11 and then finish their suspended game with Valley thunder after the conclusion of game 1.

Amenia Monachs 11   Bethlehem Plowboys 4

The Monarchs were able to pick up their first win of the season Tuesday night against Bethlehem behind a strong pitching performance by Leshawn Thrasher. Leshawn would go 6innings scattering 4 hits while giving up no runs picking up the win for Amenia. On the offensive side Amenia got the bats going finishing with 13 hits on the night. 30 seconds younger twin brother, Andrew Thrasher, helped out big brother Leshawn going 3-3 at the plate with 3 rbis and a run scored. Amenia was also led by Tyler Smith, 2-3, and Will Perotti, 2-3 3 runs scored. Down 11-0 in the 7th inning Bethlehem’s Matt Manicini(1-4,Hr,3rbis) unloaded a long home run for the Plowboys but the Monarchs were able to get the next out leaving the score 11-4. Also for Bethlehem Justin Taylor went 2-3 with a run scored Game highlights were first, it didn’t rain! Second, Amenia’s Chris Reed playing dead to avoid a Plowboy catchers tag!

A Dream Comes True

Just wanted to take a minute and let you know that the Tribury team yesterday helped make a kids dream come true. I’ve had a kid named Russell Boyles on my Amenia team for two years. Russell attends SUNY Cobelskill college, and is the only college player on the Monarchs roster. His grandfather Bob came to every Monarchs game right up until his death. His grandson (Russell) was born physically handicapped (Cerebral Palsy) but loves the game as much as his grandfather did. For Christmas 2 years ago his parents and I gave him a Monarchs uniform and I called him and asked if he’d be interested in joining the team. As you can imagine his reaction was priceless. Yesterday, with the help of Tribury, I was able to get him his first at bat. Down only 1 run with 2 outs in the 7th I gave him his shot. He got beaned on the first pitch! Most would think that would be terrible! Not Russell. He smiled and slowly lumbered his way down to first. When I asked him if he needed a runner his responses’ was “ Are you kidding? I just got beaned and now I’m running the bases, NO WAY!” Next batter flied out and Amenia lost again, although this loss wasn’t really a loss. I just wanted to express Russell’s, Russell’s family, and my own gratitude to Tribury! Class act all the way around, and a great game of baseball in Amenia. “Russell is such a great kid and got to live out his dream” stated head coach Tom Downey. “These are the stories and experiences that keep me on as commissioner” stated Ed Gadomski. “It’s not the winning and losing, it’s not the scheduling or dealing with umpires or frustrated players. Its life experiences that ‘outway’ the un-fun part… I also said I took this job on as it was my chance to give back. This is exactly what I meant, life changing stories along with fundraiser ball games for charity”.

Thank you to Tom Downey, Amenia Monarchs and the Tribury Cave.


Sunday June 23

Tri-Town Trojans10  Torrington Rebels 0

Trojans pitching continued there dominance against Torrington. Miles Scribner and Charlie Benson combined for a 2 hit shutout while striking out 11 batters. Trojans were led on offense by Austin Patenaude (2 hits and 2 runs) and Nick Briatico (2hits,2 runs, 2 RBIs). Trojans collected 10 hits as a team. For the rebels, Jim Lamanna and Shawn Grol had their 2 hits.

Bethlehem Plowboys 8   Southington 66ers 2

Ty Erickson went 7 innings gave up 2 earned runs striking out 5 and got the win. Justin Taylor struck out 4 to close out the last two innings. Ricky Descoteaux, Matt Mancini, Ryan Reynolds, Jake Torrence all had 2 hits, Torrence and Joe Fainer had 2 RBI’s a piece, Nick Yousefzadeh was 4-5. Pat Raymond and Pat Smith had RBI’s for Southbury.

Blasius Chevrolet 11  Burlington Hunters 3

If the third day of summer is any indication Blasius will finally get to play some baseball. The rain stopped and 10’s of people came to see a lively game. For the first time in a week the boys from Balsius where able to get a game in. It did take a few innings to get things going as Burlington was able to get on the board first when Krol was able to come around on Chad Lavelle’s one out double in the bottom of the second on Cy Young candidate Will Aldmen (4-0). In the Top half of the third Blasius got something going against Burlington starter Krol. The third was started innocently enough when Dave Vadnais was hit by a pitched and advanced to second on a walk to Jeff Fonti. Vadnais would come around to score the tying on Connor Goggins’s fielder choice, and an error. Goggins would come around to score in the inning as well making it 2-1. The game would come on done for Burlington in the 5th and 6th inning as they would give up 7 runs. Only 3 of which would be earned on doubles by Goggins, Steve Carosella, and Eric Rovinetti. In the 7th Goggins would drive in a run with a single and in the 9th Fonti would dive in last run of the game on a single. The win moves Blasius to 5-1 and keeps them in a tie for first place with the Tri-Town Trojans. The boys return home for the start of a 4 game home stand. The first of which will be with the Wolcott Scrappers on Tuesday night at the Hotch at 5:45. The lose drops Burlinton to 500 at 4-4. As always Blasius would like to thank our sponsors for all that they do to make the season possible, and we hope our fans are finds new roads.

Bristol Greeners 4   Winsted Whalers 3

For the second game in a row, the Bristol Greeners walked off in the bottom of the 9th, this time against the Winsted Whalers. After Tyler Ropp singled and Jake Dubrosky walked, Zac Bartolome laid down another perfect bunt, causing an overthrow which allowed pinch runner Kenny Knox to score the winning run from third. For Bristol, Tyler Ropp threw six strong innings with six strikeouts, and Jerry LaPenta struck out six in the final three innings. Bartolome (2 runs scored) and A.J. Lorenzetti (3 RBI) had three hits each, while Corey Plasky had two hits. For Winsted, Rick Langer had a triple, two RBI, and a run scored.

Valley Thunder 6    Northwest Orioles 4

The Valley thunder defeated the northwestern orioles Sunday afternoon 6-4. The valley thunder was lead by Danny Perez 2-5 and Nick Forino 3-5. The orioles had bases loaded and no outs in the bottom of the ninth, the thunder changed pitchers and was able to close out the game with a strike out a pop up and for the final out a ground out to the pitcher. The thunder pitchers combined struck out 15 orioles and only allowing 1 earned run.

Terryville Black Sox 12   Canton Crushers 0

With Jake Kawiecki on the bump 6inn 6K’s 3hits the Black Sox continued their hot hitting plating 12 runs on 11 hits. Breaking the game open in the 6th scoring six runs. The Sox were led by Gavin Lavallee, Andrew Hinckley, Nick Delotto, and Kody Kerski all with multiple hits. Andrew Tremley doubled and singled for Canton. The Sox with Travel to Rotary field to take on the Naugy Dogs Tuesday night.

Wolcott Scrappers 5   Tribury Cave 2

Wolcott scrappers defeated Tribury 5-2 on Sunday Night at the BAW. Wolcott’s Isaiah Negretti and Tribury’s Ben Guisto had a pitchers duel till the 5th inning. Tribury struck 1st in the top of the 5th scoring 2 runs after Alex Rauso reached on an error and then was moved to 3rd after a dble by Tom Rinaldi , then Zach Goldberg singled and both scored. Wolcott answered right back in the bottom of the 5th when Jeff Nicol led off with a line drive dble and then advanced to 3rd on a wild pitch, Isaiah Negretti singled in Nicol , Alan Stinson reached on another error and then Tyler Smith Lined a single to right field scoring Negretti , then Dan Kennedy hit into a fielders choice scoring Stinson giving Wolcott a 3-2 lead . In the bottom of the 6th Wolcott added some insurance runs when Matt Warren led off the inning with a solo homerun , Brendan Clark followed with a dble , Nicol walked then Isaiah Negretti singled in Clark to give Wolcott the 5-2 lead for good. Wolcott’s Isaiah Negretti pitched a complete game 3 hitter striking out 10 . Ben Guisto allowed 8 hits striking out 9.

Saturday June 22

Litchfield Cowboys 11   Valley Thunder 2

The Litchfield Cowboys beat Valley Thunder 11-2 on Saturday. Justin Koutros threw a complete game and the Cowboys’ offense was led by Stanley Rijo (3-for-4), Collin Dickinson (2-for-4), and Drew Gauvain (2-for-3). The Cowboys (6-2) will play their next game against the Northwest Orioles on Thursday, June 27

Naugatuck Dogs 11 Canton Crushers 3

Game recap on it way…

Tribury Cave 5   Amenia Monarchs 4

On a beautiful afternoon at Doc Bartlett Field the Tribury Cave took on the Amenia Monarchs and came away with the win 5-4. The Monarchs would score first on a lead off walk to Chris Reed(1-3,1r). Reed would then steal second and score on a rbi single by Tyler Smith(3-3,1rbi,1r). Tribury would come back to tie in the 2nd inning by a walk, a base hit, and then a fielding error by Amenia. Top of the 3rd the Cave would take the lead briefly by a rbi single by Ranso(2-4,rbi,1r) but the Monarchs would tie in the bottom half by a lead off walk and back to back singles by Leshawn Thrasher(1-4) and Tom Downey(2-4, rbi). Difference in the game game in the top of the 5th when the Cave’s Evan Devico and Ranso would have back to back singles followed by a walk to Rinaldi, a single for Macone(1-3), and another fielding miscue for the Monarchs, plating 3 runs for the Cave. Monarchs would score 2 more runs but it wasn’t enough to catch the Cave in the end. For the Cave Goldbergh picked up the win going 5 innings while Tom Downey took the loss for Amenia going the distance. Game was highlighted by Monarchs player Russell Boyles getting beaned in his first Tri-State at bat, and him smiling all the way to first! Special Thanks to the Tribury Cave for a special moment in Amenia!

Thursday June 20

Terryville Black Sox 11    Torrington Rebels 1

The Black Sox bats finally woke up pounding out 18 hits including 2 home runs. Ageless wonder Justin McCulloch continued his red-hot start with 3 hits and 2 RBIs, Gavin Lavallee chipped in a home run and 5 RBI and Ian Schmidt a 2-run home run. Matt Radke also had 2 singles for the Sox. On the mound, Billy Armstrong and Andrew Hinckley combined to scatter 3 hits and strike out 12. Jimmy Lamana had 2 hits including a home run for Torrington.

Wolcott scrappers 7    Southington 66ers 3

Wolcott scrappers defeated southington 66rs 7-3 Thursday night at Rec park. Brenden Clark had 2 dbles with 4 rbi and Tyler Smith dbled and homered with 2 rbi to lead Wolcott . Jack Drewry singled and walked 4 times and had 2 runs scored . Tyler Smith got the win in relief . For southington Carmen Perugini dbled amd Cj Vasquez had 2 singles .

NOTE: All other games rained out