June 19, 2014
Sophomore Raeanne Geffert pitched a two-hitter and drove in the insurance run as Seymour High defeated East Haven 2-0 in the CIAC Class M softball final June 14 in West Haven. CPTV Sports will show the broadcast premiere Friday June 20 at 7:00pm.
Seymour finished 26-1 and won its ninth state title since 1993. East Haven finished 20-6. Read the game story by the Connecticut Post’s Michael Fornabio here. WFSB-TV Channel 3 video above.
June 20, 2014
Erin O’Neill’s RBI single with two out in the eighth inning scored Gabrielle Hurlbert to cap a stunning Thomaston High rally as the Bears overcame a six-run deficit to defeat Old Saybrook in the CIAC Class S softball final June 14 in West Haven. CPTV Sports will show the broadcast premiere Saturday June 22 at 7:00pm
It was the second girls state title in three months for Thomaston (20-2), which won the Class S basketball title LIVE on CPTV Sports in March. Old Saybrook (19-8) led 6-0 after two innings before the Bears chipped away with two runs in the fifth and four in the sixth. Read the game story from the Waterbury Republican-American’s Rick Wilson here.
June 19, 2014
CPTV Sports’ Francesco Graziano Jr. was on hand for the Travelers Championship Celebrity Pro-Am June 18 in Cromwell for our new radio initiative, the CPTV Sports Wire. He spoke to PGA golfer Jason Day, UConn men’s basketball coach Kevin Ollie and retired Red Sox pitcher Tim Wakefield (audio below). The Wire can be heard on CPTV Sports’ exclusive radio partners, sports stations ESPN 97.9 FM and Fox Sports Radio 1410 in Hartford.
June 18, 2014
Ryan Corcoran scored seven goals and teammate Josiah Wilson added two goals and seven assists to lead St. Joseph’s-Trumbull to a 14-11 victory over Brookfield in the CIAC Class S boys lacrosse championship game June 14 at McMahon High in Norwalk. CPTV Sports was there and will show the broadcast premiere Thursday June 19 at 7:30pm, after the Championship Week Wrapup edition of GameTime.
St. Joe’s (16-7). led 10-6 at halftime. Brookfield closed within two late in the game, but Corcoran scored his final goal with 32 seconds left to wrap it up for the Cadets (15-6). Read the game story from the Danbury News-Times WFSB-TV Ch. 3 highlights above (second clip).
June 16, 2014
Newington High rolled to its second state boys volleyball title in three years, sweeping Oxford 3-0 in the CIAC Class M championship game June 13 at Shelton High. CPTV Sports was there and will show the broadcast premiere Tuesday June 17 at 7:30pm.
Newington (24-1), the top seed, won by game scores of 25-23, 25-20, 25-20. Oxford finished 20-2. Read the game story on Newington’s win from The Hartford Courant’s Nick Greene here; WFSB-TV Channel 3 video above.
June 16, 2014
Nick Fusco pitched five solid innings and Amity-Woodbridge broke open a tie game with a four-run rally in the sixth inning as the Spartans defeated Southington 8-2 in the CIAC Class LL baseball championship game June 15 at Palmer Field in Middletown.
The game is the second in our July 4 CIAC baseball finals replay marathon. The schedule:
4:00P Class M Final: Rocky Hill vs. Haddam-Killingworth (6/14)
6:30P Class LL Final: Amity vs. Southington (6/15)
9:00P Class L Final: Notre-Dame West Haven vs. Masuk (6/14)
11:00P: Class S Final: Portland vs. Thomaston (6/14)
No. 17 seed Amity (19-9) repeated as LL champions, beating the Knights in the final for the second year in a row. After Southington (20-4) scored twice in the first, Fusco shut the Knights down the next three innings, and got out of a jam in the fifth after Southington loaded the bases with two out. Sebastian DiMauro, who earlier made a spectacular diving catch playing center field, came on in relief with the bases loaded in the sith and got the final five outs for Amity. Kyle Mattei’s two-run double in the pivotal sixth led Amity’s 12-hit offense.
June 15, 2014
After tying the score in a wild sixth inning rally, Rocky Hill completed its comeback with a bases-loaded walk in the seventh as the Terriers defeated Haddam-Killingworth 4-3 in the CIAC Class M baseball final at Palmer Field June 14 shown LIVE on CPTV Sports. A replay will be presented Friday June 20 at 5:00pm.
Top-seeded Rocky Hill (23-2) won its first state title in its first appearance in the title game. It was the Terriers’ 17th victory in a row. H-K finished 19-8 and is 0-5 in state baseball finals.
Down 3-1 entering the sixth, Rocky Hill tied the score on a memorable play. With the bases loaded and two out, a wild pitch from H-K’s Griffin Bremer bounced wildly, almost into the Terriers’ dugout on the third-base line. After Brian Batalis scored, Nick Bogus was called safe after sliding into home by the home plate umpire, who was near the Rocky Hill dugout to determine if the ball was still in play. Read the game story by The Hartford Courant’s Tom Yantz here.
June 14, 2014
John Amendola pitched a four-hitter and only allowed one runner to reach base after the second inning to lead Notre Dame-West Haven to a 9-2 win over Masuk-Monroe in the CIAC Class L baseball championship game June 14 at Palmer Field in Middletown. CPTV Sports showed the game LIVE and will present a replay Thursday June 19 at 9:30pm.
Amendola, who will pitch for Northeastern, struck out five and walked one for fourth-seeded Notre Dame (21-5), which won its fifth state and first since 2011. He allowed his first and only earned run of the tournament in 24 tourney innings.
Amendola struggled early, allowing three consecutive singles to start teh second. But after allowing a run on a fielders choice, Amendola ended the Masuk threat with consecutive fly ball outs from 14th-seeded Masuk (16-10).
Dylan Reynolds led Notre Dame with three hits and two RBI. Zach Ardito had two hits and two RBIs. Lead-off batter Drew Arciuolo went 2-for-3 with three runs and two stolen bases. Read the game story from GameTimeCT.com’s Henry Chisholm here.
June 14, 2014
Jason Staub pitched a one-hitter and Portland scored four runs in the first before recording an out as the Highlanders shut out Thomaston 8-0 in the CIAC Class S baseball championship game June 14 at Palmer Field in Middletown. CPTV Sports broadcast the game LIVE and will show the replay Thursday June 19 at 5:00pm.
Staub struck out six for No. 17 seed Portland (16-10), which carried a four-game losing streak into the tournament. But the Highlanders upset No. 1 seed East Hampton in the second round, then knocked off No. 3 seed Thomaston in the final for their first state title since 1998.
Hayden Manning had a two-run double and Josh Scovill an RBI single in the first for Portland, which wasn’t hurt by three errors. Jon Dolan added a two-run single for the Highlanders. Thomaston finished 21-4. Read the game story from GameTimeCT.com’s Pete Paguaga here.
June 11, 2014
CPTV Sports 2014 Spring Sprint Photo Contest Giveaway
OFFICIAL CONTEST RULES:
(1) Connecticut Public Broadcasting, Inc., parent company of Connecticut Public Television (CPTV) and CPTV Sports, will award one (1) Kindle Fire 7” HD 16 GB Tablet (valued at $169) to the winner of the 2014 Spring Sprint Photo Contest Giveaway. This contest is not sponsored, nor affiliated with Amazon, makers of the Kindle Fire. Participants of all ages may enter, but children under the age of 13 must obtain permission by a parent or guardian for the publication of a winning entry if selected as a winner. Individuals are encouraged to submit multiple entries. Entries become property of Connecticut Public Broadcasting, Inc.
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Connecticut Public Broadcasting, Inc.
1049 Asylum Ave.
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Promotional period begins on Tuesday, June 10 at 9:00 a.m. Eastern Time (ET) and ends on Sunday, June 15 at 9:00 p.m. ET (Promotional Period). At the end of the Promotional Period, Connecticut Public Broadcasting, Inc., parent company of Connecticut Public Television (CPTV) and CPTV Sports will award one (1) Kindle Fire 7” HD 16 GB Tablet (valued at $169) to the winner of the 2014 Spring Sprint Photo Contest Giveaway. This contest is not sponsored, nor affiliated with Amazon, makers of the Kindle Fire.
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Hartford, Connecticut 06105
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