Naugatuck Nightmare 7 Winsted Whalers 3
What a day for some baseball it was ! The nightmares came fired up right out of the gate with a Home Field change of scenery at good ol Naugatuck High school. Winsted struck first to 1-0 lead in the Top of the 1st, but Naugatuck came to fight. A single by Angel Valentin would get the bats going, and they would never look back. The offense by the Nightmares would be led by a Christian Cuevas who had a clutch RBI double to put Naugatuck ahead to a 2-1 lead, Angel Valentin who went 3-4 with an RBI, Christian “CJ” Millan with 2 RBI, and Hayen Ponjuan with a clutch RBI single. The Night was filled with a very good defensive game and heads up baserunning by the likes of Brandon Spadolino who really set the tone with a heads up play that added on a key run. There’s some things you just cant teach and he’s got that next level instinct. On the mound The Nightmares got an absolutely stellar performance by Matt Venable who went 4 1/3 innings strong allowing only 2 earned runs from the tough Winsted Offense. When your in trouble who ya gonna call? Braeden Bean that’s who, the big guy came in to relieve in the 5th with runners on and came up big to slam the door shut allowing Naugatuck to keep Momentum. Not to be outdone Terrance “Mariano Rivera” Noss JR came in to relieve Braeden on just 2 days rest to strike out 4 guys over 2 rain filled innings to Give Naugatuck Its first win of the year in a 7-3 win. Naugatuck Baseball has arrived !
Brass City Vipers 12 Burlington Hunters 2
It was a day for the expansion teams as Brass City picks up win #2. Game recap coming soon…