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Jul 202014
 

legion dugoutAmerican Legion Post 127 baseball team had an incredible regular season. Their record is 21-7. (although the number of losses depicted on their website is 8)

Many of the boys were on the State Championship Amity team this year, and the Legion’s season started up late because they had to wait until Amity was done playing.

Here is the complete rundown of the games Bob Mirto’s boys played since June 16. (losses are bolded)

June 16 — Orange 5, Hamden 2

June 16 — Orange 6, Hamden 4

June 19 — Orange 0, Branford 6

June 21 — Orange 2, Ansonia 0

June 22 — Orange 13, Ansonia 0

June 23 — Orange 8, New Haven 1

June 28 — Orange 14, Milford 2

June 28 — Orange 3, Milford 2

June 29 — Orange 1, Milford 0

June 30 — Orange 0, Branford 4

July 1    — Orange 2, Branford 3

FIRECRACKER CLASSIC TOURNAMENT

July 2    — Orange 2, Barnstormers 9

July 3    — Orange 3, Senerchia 4

July 4    — Orange 5, Providence 4

July 6    — Orange 18, East Haven 6

July 6    — Orange 22, East Haven 14

July 7    — Orange 4, East Haven 5

July 8    — Orange 4, North Haven 0

July 9    — Orange 8, North Haven 0

July 10  — Orange 9, North Haven 0

July 11  — Orange 3, Hamden 4

July 12  — Orange 7, Shelton 2

July 12  — Orange 12, Shelton 1

July 13  — Orange 10, Shelton 1

July 14  — Orange 5, New Haven 3

July 16  — Orange 2, Stratford 5

July 17  — Orange 2, Stratford 1

July 17  — Orange 1, Stratford 0

PLAY-IN FOR STATE TOURNAMENT

July 20  — Orange 8, Naugatuck 3

Jul 192014
 

IMG_6168Orange Post 127 came alive at Penders Field in Stratford on Thursday night after losing to Stratford 3-5 on Wednesday night, they were ready to fight to win this double-header.

Orange won the first game at 5:45 p.m. 2-1 and the second game, scheduled for 7:45 didn’t begin until 8 p.m.

The game went into extra innings, but when the last out was recorded Orange Post 127 emerged with a 1-0 victory in the 13th inning.

Matt Ronai helped Orange Post 127 take the lead for good in the thirteenth inning.

With the game scoreless in the thirteenth inning Ronai came to the plate and doubled, bringing home Jake Russo.

Eric Class got the win for Orange Post 127. He tossed three innings of shutout ball. He struck out one, walked one and surrendered two hits.

Stratford’s Russo took the loss for Stratford. He lasted just four innings, walked two, struck out two, and allowed one run.

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Jul 192014
 

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In their second match-up with Stratford, Orange traveled to Stratford’s Penders Field for the first game of a double header on Thursday at 5:45 p.m.

Orange Post 127 didn’t provide Mike Appel with much support in the runs department, but he didn’t need much. A pitched seven strong innings to carry Orange Post 127 to a 2-1 win over Stratford in seven innings.

Devin Belenski pushed Orange Post 127 ahead, in the sixth inning, and the lead lasted until the final out.

Anthony Capozziello singled to get on base in the sixth. He then went from first to second on an error.

Stratford’s Ward ended up on the wrong side of the pitching decision, charged with the loss. He lasted just seven innings, walked one, struck out three, and allowed two runs.

The top of the first saw Orange Post 127 take an early lead, 1-0. Capozziello singled, plating Chris Winkel after a single by Jake Russo got things started.

The lone run of the game for Stratford crossed the plate in the third inning on an RBI single by Ward.

 

Jul 172014
 

Mike Appel slides safely into third base at Brinley Field.

Mike Appel slides safely into third base at Brinley Field.

Orange Post 127 lost 5-2 in seven innings at Brinley Field on Wednesday, despite outhitting Stratford 12 to eight.

Orange was led by a flawless day at the dish by Brian Ronai, who went 3-3 against Stratford’s pitching. He singled in the second and fifth innings and doubled in the seventh inning.

R. Koripsky got it done on the bump on the way to a win. He allowed two runs over seven innings. Koripsky struck out none, walked none and gave up 12 hits.

Nick Fusco was the game’s losing pitcher. He lasted just one inning, walked none, struck out two, and allowed one run.

The bottom of the second saw Orange Post 127 take an early lead, 2-0. Orange Post 127 got things going when Mike Appel singled. A double by Devin Belenski then moved Appel  from first to third. Ronai singled, bringing Appel home. More runs came home for Orange Post 127 when Belenski scored on an RBI double by Sebastian DiMauro.

The game was never in doubt after the fifth, as Stratford scored one run on a solo home run by S. Blake. Blake from Fairfield Prep also hit a homer in the third.

Stratford tacked on another two runs in the seventh. A sacrifice fly scored C Belliveau for the inning’s first run.

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Orange faces Stratford again for a double-header tonight at 5:45 p.m. and 7:45 p.m. at Pender’s Field, 200 Glendale Road, Stratford.

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Jul 162014
 

IMG_2647 copyAfter five lead changes in Monday’s game at West Rock, Orange Post 127 finally pulled out a 5-3 win over New Haven.

Orange Post 127 finally managed to grab the lead after a strong sixth inning. Orange Post 127 went up for good on an RBI triple by Jake Russo off Kyle Bates, plating Sebastian DiMauro.

Russo had two extra-base hits for Orange Post 127.

Zach Chamberlain got the win for Orange Post 127. He allowed three runs over six innings. He struck out none, walked five and surrendered one hit.

New Haven’s pitcher couldn’t get it done on the mound for his team, taking a loss. He lasted just six innings, walked one, struck out four, and allowed five runs.

The top of the first saw Orange Post 127 take an early lead, 1-0. Russo got things going for Orange Post 127 with a double. A single by Mike Appel then moved Russo from second to third.

It didn’t take long for New Haven to respond as it scored three runs of its own in the first. New Haven scored on an RBI single by Josh Negron, a sacrifice fly by R.J. Dewar, and an error.

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With this victory, Orange improved its record to 18-6 for the season.

As the Legion regular season winds down, Orange will play tonight at Brinley and go for a double header Thursday in Stratford.

 

Jul 152014
 

IMG_2728 copyA superb effort by Doug Rives hoisted Orange Post 127 to a 10-1 win in seven innings over Shelton in Orange on Sunday at 7 p.m.

Rives struck out 13 hitters en route to the Orange Post 127 win. He allowed one earned run, five hits and no walks over seven innings.

Orange Post 127′s bats came to life in the sixth inning. Orange Post 127′s bats caught fire leading to six runs. Orange Post 127 scored in the sixth on a three-run double by Chris Winkel, a two-run double by Devin Belenski, and an RBI single by Josh Sabitsky.

Winkel racked up four RBIs on four hits for Orange Post 127.

Shelton’s Rizzo ended up on the wrong side of the pitching decision, charged with the loss. He allowed nine runs in 5 1/3 innings, walked four and struck out four.

Orange Post 127 jumped out to an early 1-0 lead in the bottom of the first. Jake Russo singled to ignite Orange Post 127′s offense. A single by Winkel then moved Russo from first to second. Matt Ronai doubled, scoring Russo.

The game was never in doubt after the fifth, as Orange Post 127 scored three runs on an RBI double by Winkel, a groundout by Russo, and an RBI single by Belenski.

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Jul 152014
 

IMG_2705 copyOrange Post 127 shut the door early on Shelton, capturing a 12-1 victory at Shelton High School on Saturday, July 12 at 12:45 p.m.

The game was decided quickly as Orange Post 127 exerted its will early with nine runs in the first three innings.

An RBI double by Devin Belenski in the first inning and an RBI single by Zach Chamberlain, an RBI single by Sebastian DiMauro, and a wild pitch during the second inning helped Orange Post 127 put some runs on the board early.

Chris Winkel went a perfect 2-2 at the plate for Orange Post 127. He singled in the first and sixth innings.

Ross Weiner picked up the win for Orange Post 127. He allowed one earned run, six hits and one walk while striking out three over six innings of work.

Shelton’s Boles was the game’s losing pitcher. He allowed 12 runs in six innings, walked four and struck out six.

Orange Post 127 built upon its lead with four runs in the third. A single by Gerald Farace ignited the offense, plating Mike Appel.

Orange Post 127 added three more runs in the top of the sixth. A hit into a fielder’s choice scored Winkel  to get Orange Post 127 on the board in the inning.

Orange improved its record to 16-6.

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Jul 142014
 

IMG_2782 copyOrange Post 127 continued its winning season at Shelton High School Saturday, July 12 at 10 a.m.

Four first-inning runs helped Orange Post 127 to a 7-2 win over Shelton on Saturday.

Orange Post 127 scored in the first on an error, an RBI single by Devin Belenski, an RBI single by Gerald Farace, and a wild pitch.

Belenski racked up two RBIs on two hits for Orange.

From the mound, Mike Appel got the win for Orange Post 127 thanks to seven strikeouts. Appel allowed one earned run on four hits and three walks over five innings.

Shelton’s Rotondo was charged with the loss. He allowed seven runs in 6 2/3 innings, walked three and struck out two.

Orange Post 127 piled on two more runs in the top of the seventh. A ground out scored Jake Russo for the inning’s first run.

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Jul 142014
 

Girls Volleyball The following coaching positions are open in Amity Regional School District #5:

• Asst. Varsity Girls’ Volleyball

• Asst. Varsity Girls’ Indoor Track

• Asst. Varsity Ski Racing

• Varsity Girls’ Track

For more information and an application packet contact Athletic Director Ernest Goodwin at 203-397-4839.

Jul 122014
 

IMG_5222Orange Post 127 shut the door early on Shelton, capturing a 12-1 victory on Saturday at Shelton High School.

The game was decided quickly as Orange Post 127 exerted its will early with nine runs in the first three innings.

An RBI double by Devin Belenski in the first inning and an RBI single by Zach Chamberlain, an RBI single by Sebastian DiMauro, and a wild pitch during the second inning helped Orange Post 127 put some runs on the board early.

Chris Winkel went a perfect 2-2 at the plate for Orange Post 127. He singled in the first and sixth innings.

Ross Weiner picked up the win for Orange Post 127. He allowed one earned run, six hits and one walk while striking out three over six innings of work.

Boles was the game’s losing pitcher. He allowed 12 runs in six innings, walked four and struck out six.

Orange Post 127 built upon its lead with four runs in the third. A single by Gerald Farace ignited the offense, plating Mike Appel.

Orange Post 127 added three more runs in the top of the sixth. A hit into a fielder’s choice scored to get Orange Post 127 on the board in the inning.

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