Sunday July 8

After a long stalemate at the top of the Northern division, the Litchfield Cowboys are in sole possession of first place in the Tri-State Baseball League’s North Division after Sunday’s action. Litchfield rallied to beat the Brass City Brew 3-2 on a Collin Dickisnon RBI single in the bottom of the ninth inning. The single scored Chris Blazek, who had driven in Adam Claire (single) with an RBI triple. The Cowboys improved to 13-1.Bethlehem, which had been tied with Litchfield, lost to the Ansonia Valley Vikings 1-0 at Gallup Field in Bethlehem. The Plowboys dropped to 12-2 with the loss.
Litchfield Cowboys 3  Brass City Brew 2
Litchfield was able to stay in first place with the league’s best record thanks to some late-inning magic. Brass City (7-7) got an RBI single from Gary Novakowski in the top of the ninth to cap a two-run rally of its own for a 2-1 lead. Claire got the Cowboy rally going with one out in the ninth when he singled. Blazek tripled to score Claire, then Collin Dickinson singled to score Blazek for the win. Joey Serafin (complete game, 2 runs, 6 hits, 8 strikeouts, 5 walks) picked up the win. Gary Novakowski recorded 10 strikeouts in eight innings.
Ansonia Valley Vikings 1  Bethlehem Plowboys 0
Eric Christenson had two of Ansonia’s five hits and drove in the lone run at Gallup Field. Brian Skelly tossed a three-hit shutout for the Vikings (4-9).
Waterbury Wild 9  Torrington Rebels 5 
Ken Kerski struck out 20 in eight innings and gave up just three hits to pick up the win. Manny Cruz and John Digiovanni each had three hits for Waterbury (9-5). Matt Harrington had two hits for Torrington, which dropped to 5-9.
Terryville Black Sox 5  Amenia Monarchs 1  
Dave Alarcon lost his no-hitter in the eighth inning, but still picked up a complete game win at Older Terryville High School. Alarcon threw eight innings and gave up just three hits. He struck out eight. “I threw a lot offspeed to keep them off-balance,” Alarcon said. On offense, Terrvyille (6-6) got an RBI double from Pat Norton, a double and triple from Mike Morrison, plus two hits and a run batted in from Kevin Larose. Tom Moore had a double for Amenia (7-8).
Burlington Hunters 8  Prospect Chargers 7
Burlington held off Prospect for the win at Lewis Mills High School in Burlington. “We always had the lead, but it got a little hairy there when they scored three in the sixth,” Hunter head coach Pat Flynn said.  Those three runs cut Burlington’s lead to 7-6. The Hunters (8-6) got a run in the sixth to go up 8-6, but the Chargers picked up another run in the seventh before Ray Ricker was able to close the game out. Dillon Desiderato went 4-for-4 with a triple, three RBI and a stolen base while Steve Webb had a 2-for-3 evening that included a triple and three runs scored. Steven Popp added two sacrifice flies and two RBI in the win. Andrew Bunger picked up the victory on the mound.  John Artes went 3-for-4 with two doubles while Adam Cleary (double) and Dave Antonucci each went 2-for-4 for Prospect. Artes took the loss. The teams only played seven innings because Prospect had a game earlier in the day against Lakeville.
Wolcott Scrappers 5  Winsted Whalers 2  
Wolcott scored three runs in the sixth inning to take the lead for good at the BAW Complex in Wolcott. Ryan Andrade broke up Mike Dew’s no-hitter with an RBI single, which tied the game at 2 in the sixth. Adam LaCapra’s two-run single later in the inning gave the Scrappers (8-6) a 4-2 lead. Mike Vaccarelli (single, 2 runs scored) added an RBI double in the eighth for the final margin. Zach Sehnal improved to 5-1 with the complete game victory. He gave up two runs (one earned) on seven hits and struck out seven. Ricky Langer had three hits while Darrin Gould added two for the Whalers (7-7). Dew took the loss.
Bristol Greeners 5  Tri-Town Trojans 0  
Matt Niedzwiecki tossed a four-hit complete game shutout at Bristol Central High School.
Niedzwiecki struck out eight and walked on the way to his fourth win of the season. On offense, Bristol (9-4) used the top of its lineup to get going. Dave Casanova (1-for-2, 2 walks, 2 runs scored), Ryan Dudzinski (2-for-4, 2 runs scored) and Mitch Wells (3-for-4, double, run scored) set the table for Matt Godbout (2-for-3, sacrifice fly), who drove in four of the five Greener runs. Steve Price went 2-for-3 while Connor Murray and John Callahan each added a hit for Tri-Town (8-7). Andrew Osolin took the loss.
Naugatuck Dogs 6  Watertown Blaze  0
Macky Cianciolo tossed a seven hitter for the host Dogs. Kyle Faucher ripped a two run double while Devon Murphy added an RBI single for Naugatuck (10-3). Johnny LoVetere doubled for Watertown.
Lakeville Outlaws  5  Prospect Chargers  1
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Thomaston Threshers  8  Lakeville Outlaws  4
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