Sunday July 17

Lakeville Outlaws earns first Tri-State League win
Yesterday’s Tri-State win for the Lakeville Outlaws was a long time coming – 12 years, to be exact. After dissolving in 1999, the team rejoined Tri-State play this season, but went 0-15 to start the year. In the final game of the season, however, they earned a long-awaited win 4-3 against Prospect at Hotchkiss. And to add to the dramatics, it was a walk-off. Lakeville’s Chris Lambert sent a single through the infield in the ninth inning, scoring Corey Carpenter and giving the Outlaws their first win (in their last game) this season. “They didn’t even know what to say to each other,” coach Matthew Bedell said with a laugh. “It didn’t work out that well this season, but it all paid off today.” Corey Carpenter drew a walk to start the ninth, then Matthew Bedell singled. A passed ball moved the two to second and third, then Lambert hit the game-winning RBI single.
Thomaston sweeps pair to stay in control of Playoff Destiny
The Threshers pulled out two huge victories; first defeating Brass City Brew by a score of 6-2 and then finishing off a tie ball game versus Bethlehem by pulling out a 4-3 win in 10 innings. The Threshers improve to 7-8 on the season. Justin Chere picked up the win in the Brass City game as Rob McHugh added a double. Brass City received extra base hits from Justin McCulloch, Marc DiDominzio, Eric Rovinetti and Joe Guerrera.
Terryville smokes Prospect
Terryville cruised by Prospect in Tri-State action 16-0 Sunday, lifting their record to an even 7-7 this year. Dan Vaccaro had the hot bat, earning five RBIs on two hits. Tyler Wenz had three hits. Dave Alarcon was the winning pitcher, throwing six inning and striking out six. Dave Antonucci was the losing pitcher. Terryville will play today at home against Naugatuck.
Kerski strikes out 16 in win
Ken Kersi struck out 16 as Waterbury earned a 6-2 win against Naugatuck on Sunday. Kersi gave up one earned run in a complete-game effort, scattering four hits. Waterbury’s Brad DeVito scored two runs and had one RBI, and Fraz Kadar had a double and two RBI. Ken Graveline was the losing pitcher for Naugatuck. Kyle Faucher had two hits and an RBI.
Tri-Town Trojans   14      Lakeville Outlaws   2
Before Lakeville earned their first win of the season, they dropped a 14-2 contest to Tri-Town (13-3) earlier in the day. Troy Kobylarz and Joe Bunnell each had two hits and drove in three for Tri-Town. Ethan Koblyarz was the winning pitcher, giving up four hits in four innings and striking out two. Lakeville’s Jeremy Potter was the losing pitcher, giving up nine earned runs. Lakeville had six errors in the game. Phil Cunningham had the lone RBI for the Outlaws.
Winsted Whalers keep playoff hopes alive
Winsted put 10 runs on the board against Amenia, beating the Monarchs 10-4 Sunday. Charlie Putnam had the big hit on the day, a triple to score two runs for Winsted. Putnam, Darrin Gould, Joel Castillo and Chester Warner each had two RBI. Gould was the winning pitcher, going seven strong and giving up one earned run while striking out three. Travis Hyatt was the losing pitcher, going one-third of an inning and giving up five hits and four runs. Winsted scored seven of their 10 runs in the first two innings.
Bethlehem Plowboys  24   Burlington Hunters   6
A six-run first inning paved the way for the Bethlehem Plowboys on the road against the Burlington Hunters, steering the ‘Boys to a 24-6 win Sunday. Bethlehem’s Eric O’Toole had three hits and scored four runs, and Tony Geraci had three hits and drove in five in the game. Jon Conlon and Taylor Searless each had three RBI. Searless was the winning pitcher, and Burlington’s Steve Dubois was the loser. Burlington tacked on four runs in the seventh inning, but couldn’t catch up to Bethlehem. Joseph Abreu had two hits and two RBI.
Litchfield Cowboys  6    Wolcott Scrappers   5
Chris Blazek allowed no hits and got the last four outs for teh save at Lithcfield High. Kevin Murray pitched 7 2/3 innings with 7 strikeouts for Litchfield (14-2) Colin Dickinson had three hits and a run scored and Chris Beach added two hits and two RBI. Ben Murphy hit a two-run double. Ryan Soucy had two hits with two RBI for Wolcott (12-4) and Eric Soucy added two hits and a run scored.