Best of Three Series
Saturday August 4:
Tri-Town Trojans 6 Southington 66ers 0
Sunday August 5:
Terryville Black Sox 3 Bethlehem Plowboys 2 (10 innings)
Tri-Town Trojans 3 Southington 66ers 2 (10 innings)
Tribury Twisters 5 Litchfield Cowboys 4 (Game #1)
Litchfield Cowboys 6 Tribury Twisters 4 (Game #2)
Naugatuck Dogs 1 Wolcott Scrappers 0
**Tyler Boisvert pitched a complete game shutout allowing 4 hits while striking out 7 to lead Naugy to a 1-0 victory over Wolcott. Kyle Murphy got hit by a pitch, stole second, and scored on a Macky Cianciolo single. Tyler Smith pitched a complete game for Wolcott.
Monday August 6:
Litchfield Cowboys 7 Tribury Twisters 1
Bethlehem Plowboys 9 Terryville Black Sox 7
Naugatuck Dogs 6 Wolcott Scrappers 5
Tuesday August 7
Terryville Black Sox 3 Bethlehem Plowboys 2
Copyright Tim Gaffney Litchfield County Sports 8/26/2018
Jessica Stewart Update. Jessica is married to former Litchfield Cowboy player Jimmy Stewart.
Jessica Stewart has been a fighter and a positive force for anyone lucky enough to have crossed paths with her over her lifetime. Well, at this time it’s Stewart who could use that fight and positive spirit from those who know her as she approaches a tough but definitive moment in her fight against Breast Cancer. Stewart was diagnosed with Stage 2 Breast Cancer in June of 2018 and was scheduled to have it treated by six weeks of radiation and years of medication after consulting with her doctors. That all changed this past Monday when tests came back showing cancer cells were present in her breast tissue. The cancer had not returned but the doctors found cancer cells that could develop into cancer, so a pro-active decision was made to have both breasts removed this Friday, August 24th with a double mastectomy.
While this news hit Stewart like a ton of bricks, her attitude is good and getting better every day, thanks to the outpouring of love and support she has felt from family, friends and her community. “I don’t have to live in fear anymore,” Stewart said. “Fear of not knowing what be coming next. What might the next biopsy show.” In just over two weeks, a fundraiser is scheduled on Friday, September 7 at the Litchfield Inn from 5-9 p.m. It will be a called a “Celebration of Healing” as Stewart begins the long road of putting this entire event behind her. A buffet dinner will be served from 6-7:30 that night and raffles, door prizes and a silent auction will help raise funds to help pay for the cost associated with her fight. Radiation may still be on the table as will years of expensive medicines.
Stewart has wanted to give back to her community from the start and a significant portion or the evening will go to the Pink Rose Fund at Charlotte Hungerford Hospital. The Pink Rose Fund helps supply mammograms and ultra sounds to those who cannot afford them. Tickets are $25 dollars for adults, $10 for children 5-18 with kids under five free.
Let’s pack the Litchfield Inn and show our support for something who makes it her life’s mission to help others live happy and healthy every day.
1st Round Tri-State Playoffs: (best of three series)
Thursday July 26: Tribury Twisters 9 Blasius Chevrolet 8
Friday July 27: Blasius Chevrolet 4 Tribury Twisters 2
Saturday July 28: Tribury Twisters 10 Blasius Chevrolet 5
NOTE: Tribury plays #4 seed Litchfield Cowboys in Round 2
Thursday July 26: Wolcott Scrappers 9 Winsted Whalers 6
Saturday July 27: Wolcott Scrappers 8 Winsted Whalers 2
NOTE: Wolcott plays #3 seed Naugatuck Dogs in Round 2
Thursday July 26: Southington 66ers 6 Bristol Greeners 1
—-The Southington 66ers defeated the Bristol Greeners 6 to 1 behind the bats of Tim Jalbert (HR, 2 singles, 2 runs scored, RBI), Joe Daigle (double, 2 singles, 2 RBI), Pat Smith (2 doubles, 2 runs scored, RBI), and Patrick Raymond (double, single, run scored) and pitching of Joe Rivera and Kyle Dube who allowed a combined 4 hits. Josh Dobratz added an RBI double and scored a run for the 66ers. Greeners AJ Lorenzetti had two hits RBI.
Friday July 27: Southington 66ers 7 Bristol Greeners 2
The Southington 66ers overcame an early 2 to 0 deficit to defeat the Bristol Greeners 7 to 2 to advance to round 2 of the playoffs. The Greeners struck first with two runs in the top of the first and held the 66ers scoreless over the first four innings. Southington scored four in the bottom of the fifth to take the lead.
Patrick Raymond and Tim Jalbert led the 66ers to the win. Raymond pitched a complete game scattering 8 hits and striking out 13 over 9 innings. Jalbert blasted a three-run homerun in the four-run fifth that put the 66ers ahead. Contributing offensively for the 66ers were Raymond with two hits while reaching base three times, Josh Dobratz with a single and two RBI while reaching base three times, Joe Rivera with a hit and run scored while reaching base twice, Adam Wilson with a hit and run scored while reaching base three times, and Matt Santovasi with a run scored and reaching base twice. Pat Smith scored a run and Joe Daigle chipped in with a timely hit.
For the Greeners, AJ Lorenzetti had two hits, Zach Bartolome two hits, a BB, and a run scored, Ben Mazzone an RBI single, Jaeden Rasmus a double, BB, and run scored, and Jerry Lapenta a single and BB. Brad Burney pitched four shutout innings.
NOTE: Southington plays #2 seed Tri-Town Trojans in Round 2
Thursday July 26: Bethlehem Plowboys 4 Amenia Monarchs 2
—-Tyler Erickson 7 innings 4 strikeouts; Matt Mancini walkoff two run homer.
Saturday July 27: Bethlehem Plowboys 7 Amenia Monarchs 1
—-Pat O’Neill threw a complete game with 7 strikeouts and Will Gerski hit for the cycle in the win,
NOTE: Bethlehem plays #1 seed Terryville Black Sox in Round 2
Blasius Chevrolet 4 Canton Crushers 1
Blasius closed out the regular season with a win they needed 4-1. Jay Lafontaine pitched 8 1/3 strong innings, just needing the help of a tough 2 pitch save from Gary Novakowski. The offense was lead by Fran Phelan and Jeff Fonti. The pairs pregame adjustments of going the other way and with a knee brace help them account for 2 runs and 2 RBI’s.
The win qualified Blasius for the state tournament which gets underway next Sunday July 28th. As always we want to thank our fans and sponsors for the support. The season could not have been the success it was without you.
Litchfield Cowboys 12 Wolcott Scrappers 11
Terryville Black Sox 13 Bristol Greeners 0
Naugatuck Dogs 9 Bethlehem Plowboys 5
Tribury Twisters 15 East Mountain Cougars 9
Tri-Town Trojans 9 Torrington Rebels 4
Amenia Monarchs 4 Burlington Hunters 1
Naugatuck Dogs 17 Amenia Monarchs 3
Southington 66ers 11 Valley Thunder 1
The Southington 66ers defeated the Valley Thunder 11 to 1 behind the hot bat of Adam Wilson (3 hits, sacrifice fly, 4 RBI) and five strong innings pitched by Joe Rivera (2 hits and 1 run allowed, 8 Ks). Contributing for the 66ers were Tim Jalbert (two hits, three runs scored, and an RBI), Matt Santovasi (two-run single), Patrick Raymond (RBI single, 2 runs scored), Carm Perugini (hit, 2 BB, and an RBI), Joe Daigle (hit, 2 BB, 2 runs scored), and Pat Smith (2 BB, run scored). Sean Rivera and Patrick Raymond each pitched a shutout inning of relief. For the Thunder, Ricky Parenteau’s RBI single plated Shane Fusco who reached on a walk.
Aaron Maziarz was a beloved figure in both Litchfield and Torrington. Aaron is fondly remembered by many in Litchfield County as a respected restaurant manager, an avid traveler, and an all-around athlete. Aaron especially loved baseball; he played for the Litchfield Cowboys, followed by a run with the Torrington Rebels in which he was a key member of three Tristate championship teams in 2004, 2006, and 2007. Those special teams will never be forgotten by the Rebels, and Aaron’s family will forever be a special part of the Rebels Family.
Aaron’s family members were indelible supporters of the Rebels during those championship years, and it is the team’s honor and pleasure to be led by his son Andrew, as he throws out the first pitch this Thursday, July 19th at Fuessenich park in Torrington. The ceremony will begin at 7 p.m. and 100% of the proceeds will go towards the children’s scholarship fund.