Blasius Chevrolet 8 Southington 66ers 1
Blasius 2019 season got off to a good start as they rolled to an 8-1 win over the Southington 66ers in the home opener. Blasius received a strong start from Tim Kennedy who went 4 innings without allowing a run, while striking out 8. After a slow start to the game the Blasius bats got things going in the bottom of the 6th. An RBI double Jeff Fonti was followed by an RBI single from Mike Vaccarelli, and a 2 run double from Steve Carosella. That would be all the offense Blasius would need as Will Aldem and Kellen Croce would combine to allow only one run and 2 hits over the final 5 innings. However, Blasius would add 4 more insurance runs over the final two innings on RBIs from, Manny Cruz, Eric Rovinetti, Luis Serrano, and Jeff Fonti who would add his second of the day. Southington was led by Mok Yousefzadeh and Joe Daigle who had two hits apiece. Yousefzadeh second hit was an RBI Double. Blasius moves to 1-0 on the season and will take on Litchfield on Thursday at Hotchkiss field at 5:45. We would like to thank out sponsors for making this season possible
Terryville Black Sox 6 Amenia Monarchs 0
The 2019 Tri State season opened up with sunshine at the Hallowed grounds of Old Terryville High School. Back in there old stopping grounds the Terryville Black Sox out did the Monarchs in an old school pitchers duel. Mackenzie Dunlop threw 5inn striking out 5 and allowing 3 runs. The Terryville ‘staff’ combined for 17K’s only allowing 3 hits. Chris Ayer scored two runs and Tyler Wenz reached based safely all 3 appearances. Terryville will travel to community field to face Tri Town who defeated them in last years finals.
Tri-Town Trojans 13 Bristol Greeners 3
The reigning champions, Tri town Trojans started the season off on a great start beating Bristol 13-3. Miles Scribner got the win with a line of 5 ks and 1 walk. Charlie Benson and Bobby Chatfield added innings to loosen their arms up for the season. At the plate the Trojans were led by Austin Patenaude who went 5 for 5 with 4 runs, Danny McCarty (3-5, 2 doubles, 6 RBIs) and Connor Murray ( 3-4, 2 rbis). Landon gardella, Andrew Prince, Joe Bunnell, Tom Troy all added 2 hits for the Trojans. Bartolme added a hit and a run for Bristol, as well as, giving them a strong inning on the mound.
Valley Thunder 7 Tribury Cave 6
The Valley Thunder opened their season defeating the Tribury Twisters on Sunday March 19th in a very close game. Pitcher Tyler Pelletier got the win going 6 innings plus striking out 3 walking 2. He allowed 7 hits and only 1 earned run. Joe Kwaak closed out the game going 3 innings striking out 4 with 3 walks allowing 2 hits and 1 earned run. Tribury had the tying and winning runs on base in the bottom of the ninth with bases loaded and only one out. The Thunders defense held tight with an exceptional play made by the second baseman ( Dom Alamo 2-3) to record the second out at home. Kwaak recorded the last out of the game striking out the batter with 3 pitches. Alex Rauso,Evan Devico,Ben Brown,and John Delucia for Tribury all had 2 hits a piece.
Naugatuck Dogs 10 Bethlehem Plowboys 5
Tyler Boisvert Naugy pitched 6+ innings allowing 2 earned runs on 3 hits while striking out 6 to lead Naugy to a 10-5 victory over Bethlehem at Gallup Field. The Dogs were led by Ryan Plourde (2-5 HR, 2B, 2 RBI) and Brendan Slattery (2-4 HR, 1B, 4 RBI). Rob Geraci pitched 5 innings and Jon Wilson had two hits including an RBI double for Bethlehem. Jeff Rustico closed it out throwing the final 3 innings for the Dogs.
Wolcott Scrappers 12 Litchfield Cowboys 11
On opening day of tri state baseball, Wolcott scrappers, starting a new era under head coach Bob Warren, defeated Litchfield cowboys 12-11 in a slugfest at Litchfield HS. For Wolcott Jesus Garcia had 3 hits, 2 singles and a double with 1 rbi, Brandon Clark 2 doubles with 2 rbi, Matt Warren 2 hits single and double with 1 rbi, Alan Stinson 2 singles with 2 rbi, Steve Urbanski 2 singles with 1 rbi. Winning pitcher was Tyler smith pitching 5 innings allowing 6 hits with 5 K’s. For Litchfield Tom Johnson had 3 hits 1 single , 2 doubles and 3 rbi, Rob Johnson triple with 3 rbi and mike odenwalder single and double and 2 rbi
Torrington Rebels 13 Burlington Hunters 4
The Torrington Rebels opened up the season with a 13-4 victory Sunday night against the Burlington Hunters. Ian Pierce threw a complete game on the mound and led the Rebels at the plate going 4-5 (5 RBI, 2B). Adam Fuoco (2-3, 3 Runs), Ciro Rosario (3 BB, 3 runs), and Ben Stone (2-4, 2 runs) all had a game for the Rebels while Zach Parent had two hits for the Hunters. The Rebels are back home this Thursday vs Tribury 7p.m. at Fuessenich Park.
Canton Crushers 10 Winsted Whalers 7
Copyright Gerry Desimas Collinsville Press 5/19/19 Jake Bryant was warmed up and ready to go for Sunday’s season opening Tri-State League game for the Canton Crushers. He played a doubleheader with Hartford Hellcats in the Connecticut Men’s Senior Baseball League earlier in the day.
“Nothing like live pitching to get you ready for the game,” Bryant joked. He went 3-for-3 with three RBI and pitched six strong innings to help the Crushers beat the Winsted Whalers, 10-7 on Sunday at Bowdoin Field. The Crushers won their season opening contest for the first time in team history and tied a team record with 10 runs in a single game. Canton had 11 hits including a pair of extra-base hits. A year ago, there were just two games when Canton had more than 10 hits in a single contest and they scored one or less runs in 13 of 18 games. “We hit the ball which was nice and we really came together,” Canton player/manager Tom Dubois said. It was a solid all-around game for Canton.
Outfielders Chris VandeBogart and Andrew Trembley were able to chase down several hard-hit fly balls. Relief pitcher Taylor Riley picked a runner off second base and three errors by the Crushers didn’t hurt them too bad. Bryant was hit hard in the first inning as Winsted ripped four hits and raced out to a 3-0 lead thanks to doubles from Andrew Billing and John Lippincott and a two-RBI single from Devin Warren. But Canton didn’t get rattled. Ben Sullivan led off the game for the Crushers with a booming triple and scored on a RBI single from Bryant. The Crushers cut the lead to 3-2 in the third inning when Sullivan walked, moved to second on a single from Bryant and scored on Sean Bahre’s RBI single. The Crushers took a 7-3 lead in the fourth inning with five runs on two hits, four walks and one hit batter. VandeBogart had a RBI double to deep center field, Sullivan drove in a run with a bases-loaded walk and Bryant drove in two runs with a single to center field. On the mound, Bryant settled down and gave up just two hits over the next four innings.
Winsted rallied in the seventh inning, loading the bases thanks to an error and two singles. That brought in Riley in relief. He picked Winsted’s T.J. Kent off second base for the first out of the inning before Billing drove in one run with a double. Rich Langer’s sacrifice fly cut the Canton lead to 7-5. But the Crushers rallied in the bottom of the seventh inning – loading the bases with a walk, batter hit by a pitch and a single from veteran Jim Spirito. Riley drove in one run and a second run scored on an error. A third run came in on a walk to extend the lead to 10-5. Winsted closed within three runs with a two-out, two-run triple from John Lippincott but Riley was able to close out the game for the victory. Bryant scattered nine hits and struck out four in six innings of work. He walked just one. Riley scattered four hits and struck out two in three innings to earn a save. Riley started the game at second base and on his first ground ball of the game, it bounced off the infield and struck him on his right collarbone. It was hit so hard, it cut the skin and drew blood. Riley had a pair of putouts and an assist in six innings before going to the mound. Sullivan was 1-for-1 with a triple, one RBI and two runs scored for Canton while VandeBogart had a double. For Winsted, Andrew Billing was 3-for-5 with a pair of doubles and one RBI while Lippincott was 2-for-5 with a double, triple and two RBI. Devin Warren was 3-for-4 with two RBI. Canton is entering their sixth year in the league. They were 0-5 on opening day prior to Sunday. …. The Crushers return to action on Thursday night when they visit Southington (0-1) to take on the 66ers at Recreation Park.