Sheehan-Wallingford pitchers Brandon Rentas and Zach Hart combined to hold Montville to two hits as the Titans shut out the Indians 5-0 in the CIAC Class M baseball championship game June 12 at Palmer Field in Middletown. CPTV Sports showed the game LIVE and ,will air replays in upcoming days.
Sheehan’s Nolan Cloutier (2-for-4 stolen base) and Paul Gozzo (2-for-3, RBI) each scored twice to lead the Titans offense. Sheehan (21-5), which beat Class LL champion Amity-Woodbridge twice in the regular season, was voted the No. 1 team in the final GameTimeCT.com state media/coaches poll.
Read the game story by the Meriden Record-Journal’s Ken Lipshez here.
Eli Oliphant scattered three hits and struck out seven to lead Amity-Woodbridge to an 8-1 victory over Staples-Westport in the Class LL baseball championship game June 13. CPTV Sports showed the game LIVE and will replay it several times in upcoming days.
It was the third straight Class LL title for Amity (21-7), which entered the tournament as a double-digit seed (14) for the second year in a row.
Mike Appel was 3-for-4 with a home run and two RBI for Amity, which broke the game open with a five-run fifth inning.
Staples finished 21-7.
Read the game story from GameTimeCT.com’s Henry Chisholm here.
North Haven High held on after taking an early two-run lead and defeated East Lyme 3-2 in the CIAC Class L baseball championship game June 13 at Palmer Field. CPTV Sports showed the game LIVE as part of its Spring Sprint coverage and will show replays in upcoming days (check broadcast schedule).
The state title was the fifth for North Haven coach Bob DeMayo, 82, who earned his 854th victory in his 57th season.
Brendan Fox held Southington to one run and three hits in five innings and Jimmy Titus hit a home run and an RBI double and earned a save to lead state No. 1 East Catholic to a 5-3 victory over Southington in a CCC baseball game May 27 in Manchester. CPTV Sports was there and will show the broadcast premiere Saturday May 30 at 7:30 p.m.
After allowing a run in the second inning on two walks, a wild pitch and a John Mikosz RBI single, Fox settled down to improve to 7-0 for the Eagles (19-1), striking out six, including three in the fourth.
East took advantage of two Austin Bumbera walks to tie it at 1 in the second.
Titus homered in the third, when East capitalized on two Southington errors to score two more runs on RBI singles by Tyler Gammie and Isaiah Likely.
Titus took the mound with a 4-1 lead in the sixth. He gave up a homer to Adam Wilson, but responded with his RBI double in the bottom of the inning.
Southington threatened in the seventh thanks to two East Catholic errors. But Titus got out of the jam with a double play as Southington (15-5) scored its final run.
Matt Osora allowed one hit in three innings and Tucker Lord pitched four hitless innings with nine strikeouts as host Cromwell shut out Naugatuck 1-0 in a nonconference baseball game May 7. CPTV Sports was there and will show the broadcast premiere Saturday May 9 at 7:30 p.m.
Lord scored the Panthers’ run in the first on Nick Queiroz’s RBI. Cromwell (9-4) had 10 hits (Cory Baldwin was 3-for-3), but failed to tack on more runs.
Naugatuck (7-7) couldn’t take advantage of two walks and three Cromwell errors.
After knocking out the state’s top pitcher, Masuk-Monroe rallied for three runs in the eighth to defeat Bunnell 7-5 in a SWC baseball game April 29 in Stratford. CPTV Sports was there and will show the broadcast premiere Saturday May 2 at 7:00pm.
Trailing 1-0, Masuk scored four runs in the sixth off Ronnie Rossomando, the 2014 state Gatorade Player of the Year who has committed to UConn. Two came on catcher Matt Romaniello’s double. Rossomando had gone 18 innings without giving up a run.
Bunnell scored three in the bottom of the sixth to tie it. Two runs scored on a throwing error, one of Masuk’s five errors.
Masuk (6-5) won its third in a row and fifth in the last six games. Bunnell (8-3) lost two in a row for the first time this season.
Read the game story by the Connecticut Post’s Doug Bonjour here.
Torrington scored six runs in the second inning and went on to defeat Holy Cross-Waterbury 12-8 in an NVL baseball game April 13 in Torrington. CPTV Sports was there and will show the broadcast premiere Tuesday April 14 at 7:30 p.m., after a new edition of Beyond The Beat.
Ben Bonvinci had two doubles and three RBI and Dom Sabia was 2-for-3 with an RBI for Torrington (2-0). Winning pitcher Nathan Manchester had three hits and scored twice.
Mike Gugliotti had a single, a double, a run and an RBI for Holy Cross (2-1).
Noah Yokoi had two RBI, the second on a tie-breaking double in the fifth, to lead Staples High to a 5-4 baseball victory over Newtown in the season opener for both teams April 8 in Westport. CPTV Sports was there and will show the broadcast premiere Saturday April 11 at 7:30pm.
Newtown scored all its runs in the first, which included RBI singles by Julian Dunn and Nicholas Lotrecciano. Staples scored twice in the first and second to tie it, the fourth run scoring on Yokoi’s single.
Ian Burns struck out two in the ninth to get the save for the Staples.
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:
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.
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.