Putting another notch into his BRILLIANT Tri-State career; Dan Livingston threw a no-hitter facing the minimum amount of batters with 5 strikeouts, 1 walk in a complete game 7 inning gem as the Tri-Town Trojans defeated the Tribury Cave 7-0. The Trojans improve to 4-0 on the season.
Burlington Hunters 9 Naugatuck Dogs 4
Burlington Hunters headed to Rotary field knowing they had a tall task ahead of them in teh powerful Naugatuck Dogs. Burlington decided to try something different – something we have been seeing more and more of in MLB. The Hunters went with an ‘opener and were going to throw a different arm each time through the Dogs batting order, and it worked as they beat the Naugy Dogs 9-4. 46 year vet Jay Pelletier (1 inning, 1k ) started for the Hunters and escaped the game without his arm falling off. Anthony Zumstag picked up the win in relief (3 Innings, 2K) and Alex Hansen (3 innings, 3K) picked up the save. The Hunters were led offensively by Jay LaFontaine (1/3 2RBI) Steve Caruso (2/3 1BB, 2B, 2R) and Ryan Raponey (1/2, 2BB 1R) as they improved to 2-1 on the season. The Hunters are now over .500 for the first time since Eddie Gadomski was on the team. The Dogs were led offensively by Kyle Murphy (1/3 1R) and Ryan Plourde (1/4, 2B, 1R).
Blasius Chevrolet 11 Torrington Rebels 1
Fueled by a pair of grand slams Blasius continue their strong start to the season with an 11-1 road win over Torrington. The game was scoreless heading into the top of the third when the Blasius offense kicked into gear. A pair of one out walks to Connor Goggin, and Mike Vaccavelli, a single by Eric Rovinetti would make it 2-0. Singles by Steve Carosella, and Paul Novakowski would load the bases for Jon Conlon who would clear the bases with the first grand slam of the night. Blasius would add another run in the 4th on a Goggin’s sac fly. In the fifth inning Blasius would be back at it again loading the bases for Goggin would bring everyone home with the second grand slam of the night. After another big inning for the road team in the 6th Torrington would put on their rally caps. A two out double by Ben Stone was the first Torrington runner to reach second base. He wouldn’t stay there long as the next batter Ben Stone would follow with a single driving in the Rebel run. However, that is all they would get as Tim Kennedy (2-0) would pitch 6 innings striking out 14. Kellen Croce would come on in the 7th and make quick work of the last ditched effort for the Rebels striking out the side. Blasius moves to 3-1 on the season while Torrington drops to 1-1. After three straight road games Blasisus return home to face the Bristol Greeners 10 am at Hotchkiss Park.
Bethlehem Plowboys 8 Bristol Greeners 0
Plow wins 8-0 behind Pat O’Niell’ one hit shutout finishing with 7 K’s as Bethlehem evens its record at 2-2. Ricky Descoteaux was 2-4 with 2 stolen bases and an RBI. Mike Milius, Jon Wilson, and Matt Mancini all reached base three times to lead the Plowboy offense. G Roy reached base twice for the Greeners.
Wolcott Scrapper 2 Amenia Monarchs 0
In a night filled with outstanding pitching performances all over the place the Wolcott scrappers edged the Amenia monarchs 2-0 in an outstanding pitchers duel by both sides. Wolcott scored the only 2 runs in the bottom of the 1st inning . Steve Urbanski walked then stole 2nd , pitcher Brenden Clark helped himself with a line drive single to score Urbanski. After a Clark steal , Joe Matthews dbled to score Clark. For Wolcott Brenden Clark got the win on the mound only allowing 2 hits with 10 K’s as well as 2 singles an RBI and a run scored. Joe Matthews had a dble , single and 1rbi. For Amenia pitcher Mackenzie Dunlop only allowed 5 Wolcott hits with 9 strikeouts . Also,Dunlop had 1 of the 2 Amenia hits and Will Perotti had a double.
Litchfield Cowboys 9 Winsted Whalers 4
On a warm Thursday evening the Cowboys hosted the Whalers that started off with a pitchers duel between Cowboys Garrett Coe, 4 innings 6k 2h 2r, and Whalers Austin Brochu, 4 innings 7k 4h 2r. The Cowboys went up 2-0 in the third on a wild pitch that scored Stanley Rijo, 1-3, and Tommy Johnson, 1-3, hitting a ground rule double that scored Steve Consiglio, 2-3. But the Whalers wouldn’t be deterred scoring 2 of their own in the top of the 4th, on a 2 rbi double by Austin Brochu, 1-3. The Whalers would take the lead in the 5th on a sac fly by TJ Kent, 1-2, that scored Marcus Rich. The Cowboys answered back scoring 5 of their own in the bottom of the 5th on 3 hits and 4 walks, with Dom Sabia getting 2 rbis on a roped single. The Cowboys tacked on 2 more in the bottom of the 6th to seal the game. The cowboys play the defending Tri-State Champs Tri-Town Trojans on Saturday at 1:00 pm which opens a huge festive weekend with the Road Race headlining on Sunday.