Monday, July 20

Waterbury 4, Torrington 1
In a game to decide the final playoff spot, Anthony Aquino went 3-for-4 with a run scored, Ken Kerski had 2 singles, a run scored and an RBI to lead the J.C. Hooks/Waterbury Wild to a 4-1 victory over the Torrington Rebels in Tri-State action at Fuessenich Park.  The win gives the Wild their first playoff berth since entering the league in 2004.  Both teams finished the year with a 6-10 record.  Darrin Gould went 2-for-3 with an RBI for the Rebels.  Matt Morola scored Torrington’s lone run.  Fraz Kader earned the win, pitching five complete innings while allowing only one run on three hits.  Ken Kerski pick up the save, allowing only one hit while striking out four in working the last two innings.
Waterbury           0  0  1  0  0  3  0      4  11  0
Torrington           1  0  0  0  0  0  0      1   4   1
Torrington – Brandon Cardoni (Loss), Tom Spirito (6) and Jon Noack
Waterbury – Fraz Kader (Win), Ken Kerski (Save)(6) and Kyle Kerski
Tribury 5, Bethlehem 5  (8 innings – Tie) 
 NOTE: After a lengthy discussion, I would like to thank the team managers I spoke with for taking a gentlemens’ approach to deciding against forcing the completion of this game. (Winsted, Litchfield, Tri-Town, Tribury, Bethlehem) were all in agreement to allow the "tie" or "1/2 point win" taking into consideration the time constraint of the week, the poor weather on tap for the next few days, and the inconvenience of forcing players to make a showing to finish the game. All managers stated "You have to play someone anyway"… This is why I love running this league. We play competitively but we are not cut-throat with each other. Tribury will be the #8 seed, Tri-Town #9 seed, Litchfield #10 seed (who will play Winsted #7 seed). It is the correct decision, the fair decision, and the gentlemens’ decision. Tribury and Tri-Town will play on a nuetral field this Saturday and Tribury has agreed to allow Tri-Town to be the home team for this game. Everyone has given a little to make this work and for that I am grateful and proud. Good luck to all in the playoffs!