Sunday July 26
Bethlehem 5, Litchfield 0
Sam Iverson went the distance, surrendering two hits and struck out 15 as host Bethlehem blanked Litchfield in second round action of the Tri-State playoffs at Gallop Field. Nick Chiovitti had a two-RBI double in the 6th inning to break open the game for Bethlehem. Chris Beach and Carl Quist had the lone hits for Litchfield.
Burlington 11, J.C. Hooks/Waterbury 5
Justin Campbell, 2-for-4, provided the big hit with a three-run double as Burlington broke open a tie game with seven runs in the third inning. Jay McIntyre added two hits including a double and an RBI for Burlington (11-6). Fraz Kader had two hits including a home run for Waterbury. John Mittica notched the complete game win on the mound for the Hunters.
Bristol 8, Wolcott 8 (Suspended in Top 13th)
Bristol was ahead 8-0 in the top of the eighth inning before Wolcott tallied eight runs in the eighth inning to tie the score. The game was suspended because of lightning in the top of the 13th inning and will resume on Tuesday at 7 p.m. at the BAW in Wolcott.
Brass City 2 Tri-Town 0
Game Recap to follow…
Saturday July 25
Litchfield 5, Winsted 1
Litchfield Cowboys pitcher Carl Rivers could not have picked a better way to kick off the double elimination Tri-State Baseball League playoffs Saturday at Walker Field against the Winsted Whalers. Rivers carried a no-hitter into the ninth inning as No. 10 Litchfield picked up a 5-1 win over seventh-seeded Winsted in first-round action. Rivers gave up one run on two hits in a complete-game effort, striking out six while walking three. Rivers added a 2-for-5 day at the plate that included a run batted in. The Cowboys picked up hits from Dylan Stiles (1-for-4, walk, RBI, run scored), Chris Beach (1-for-3, double, hit by pitch, walk, run scored) and Karl Quist (1-for-1, walk, run scored) in the victory. Litchfield (9-8) takes on second-seeded Bethlehem today at 11 a.m. at Gallup Field. Charlie Putnam and Chester Warner each picked up ninth-inning singles for Winsted (9-8). Dan Connelly took the loss for the Whalers, who will not play again until next weekend in the losers bracket.
Waterbury 8, Amenia 6 (10 innings)
After reaching the Tri-State playoffs for the first time this season, the No. 12 Wild scored another first by rallying to defeat the fifth-seeded Monarchs at Amenia Park. The win is the first playoff win for Waterbury (7-10), which takes on Burlington today at 1 p.m. at Lewis Mills High School. The Wild scored five runs in the fifth to overtake an early 4-0 hole, then tallied two runs in the 10th to win the game. Bobby Wilcher, who closed the door on Amenia in the bottom of the 10th, hit a big three-run homer in the five-run fifth. Fraz Kader had three hits, an RBI and a run scored while Billy Finlay added a hit, run batted in and run scored. Waterbury pitcher Ken Kerski (4-2) gave up six runs on six hits and struck out 16 in nine innings to pick up the win. The Monarchs were led by Steve Lynehan, who had three hits. Matt Hosier added two hits for Amenia (10-7), which does not play again until next weekend in the losers bracket.
Tri-Town 5, Tribury 1
At Fuessenich Park in Torrington, the eighth-seeded Trojans shook off an early solo homer from the No. 9 Pavers’ Andrew Jones to win in the first round. Jason Patrick (winning pitcher, 5 innings), Andy Dooley (3 innings) and Connor Murray (1 inning) combined to give up just the one homer. On offense, Dan McCarty had a two-run single while Wayne Brewington and Murray chipped in with RBI singles. “We played small ball,” Tri-Town coach Ryan MacDonald said, referring to his team’s ability to get down sacrifice bunts. MacDonald said that TriBury (8-8) starter Chris Doyle was solid on the mound. “It was a good pitching duel,” MacDonald said. The Trojans (9-8) put the game on ice in the eighth with three runs, including two on McCarty’s hit. Tri-Town travels to Waterbury’s Bucks Hill Park to play top-seeded Brass City at 11 a.m. today. The Pavers wait until next weekend to play in losers bracket action.
Wolcott 12, Mazda Dodge 3
Alex Narus homered and drove in three runs while Jason Miller added four RBIs as the sixth-seeded Scrappers defeated the No. 11 Red Devils at Fuessenich Park in Torrington. Miller went 3-for-4 while Narus added a 2-for-4 day for Wolcott (10-7). Eric Soucy went 3-for-4 with a double and three runs scored while Ryan Andrade added a double. On the mound, Adam LaCapra pitched a complete game, striking out eight. The Scrappers play third-seeded Bristol at Fuessenich Park today at 3 p.m. Jay LaFontaine doubled for Mazda Dodge (7-10). The Red Devils do not play again until next weekend, when the losers bracket action begins.
Playoff Results Round 1 and 2
Sunday July 26