Baseball: Rundown Of The First Four Games

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Apr 132018

The Amity Spartans 2018 Baseball season began last week and so far, they are 2-2.Here’s a rundown of the first four games.

Game 1


CHESHIRE  011  005  1 — 8 10 2
AMITY         000 000 3 — 3   9 2

The Amity Spartans were home for their season opener against Cheshire on April 5.

Ben Lodewick pitched the game, and CTs top catcher Pat Winkel was behind the plate (and 15 Major League scouts were on hand to check him out).

The first inning was scoreless, then, Cheshire got in one run in both the second and third innings. The Rams retained this 2-0 lead through the fifth inning, in the sixth, they scored five times, and the Spartans were still scoreless. 7-0 Cheshire.

The Rams pulled even further ahead with one final run in the last inning, and Amity came alive, avoiding a shutout with three runs.

Records: Cheshire 1-0, Amity 0-1.

(Photos by Marcy Winkel)

Game 2


RIDGEFIELD   000 000 5 — 5 6 2
AMITY              120 131   x — 8 8 2

The Amity Spartans were back on the home field for their second game of the season on Saturday, April 7 this time against Ridgefield.

With Junior John Lumpinski on the mound and Senior Pat Winkel behind the plate, and Sebastian Formica as shortstop, the Spartans had a very good day.

Lumpinski threw six shut out innings, while Amity quickly took a 3-0 lead by the end of the second.

The Spartans got another run in the fourth, then scored three more in the fifth, and one in the sixth giving them a 8-0 lead.

Ridgefield had a huge seventh inning making five runs, impressive, but it wasn’t enough.

Amity won this one 8-5.


Game 3


AMITY 230 000 00 — 5 7 0
PREP    012 020 01  — 6 10 1

The Spartans were on the road in Fairfield for a game against Fairfield Prep on Monday, April 9.

Amity took a quick lead with two runs in the first, adding three in the second. Prep scored one run in the second and two in the third.  Third inning score 5-3 Amity.

In the fifth, Prep tied things up 5-5.

After two scoreless innings, the game went into overtime, at which time Prep added the winning run. Final 6-5 Prep.

Records: Amity (1-2); Prep (4-0)


Game 4

AMITY 10, XAVIER 0 (5 INN.) 

XAVIER     000 00 —   0  4  2
AMITY       321 4X — 10 12 0

The Amity Spartans hosted Xavier in Woodbridge on Wednesday, April 11.

Pitcher John Lumpinski did a phenomenal job striking out six. Jack Nolan had a home run with two runs scored and three RBIs. Pat Winkel had two RBIs and scored two runs.

The game only went five innings and Amity enjoyed an easy 10-0 victory.


Record: Amity 2-2.

NEXT UP: The Spartans are on the road for the next two games. Saturday, April 14 at Shelton, 1 p.m., and Monday, April 16 vs Daniel Hand at Poison Baseball Field, 3:45 p.m.

Spring Sports Scrimmages Begin This Week

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Mar 252018

If you follow Amity Varsity Sports, this is a fine time to get a preview of the teams that will be playing this spring.

Amity Baseball, starting from scratch after ending its record winning streak in 2017. Girls Softball working hard again to maintain its great reputation. Boys and Girls Tennis back on the court to show they are great competitors. Boys and Girls Lacrosse back again to prove they have what it takes.

Most of the scrimmages are away, but Baseball is on the home field twice this week, as is girls’ tennis.

The week wraps up with the Baseball and Softball Jamborees on Saturday, so we can see how they will play against different teams.

Let the games begin!

Monday, March 26

Baseball v. Hamden (Scrim.), Away at Hamden HS 3:45 p.m.

Tuesday, March 27

Baseball v. St. Joseph (Scrim.) Home at Amity High School on Field #1 3:45 p.m.

Boys Lacrosse v. Hopkins School (Scrim.) Away 4 p.m.

Softball v. Sheehan (Scrim.) Away at Sheehan HS Softball Field 3:45 p.m.

Winter Sports Awards Paul D. Mengold Gym at Amity High School 6:30 p.m.

Wednesday, March 28

Boys Tennis v. Hopkins School (Scrim.) Away – Hopkins 3:30 p.m.

Girls Lacrosse v. North Branford (Scrim.) Away – North Branford High School 4 p.m.

Girls Tennis v. Hopkins School (Scrim.) Home – Amity High School Tennis Courts 3:45 p.m.

Thursday, March 29

Baseball v. Staples (Scrim.) Home – Amity High School – Field #1  3:45 p.m.

Boys Lacrosse v. Norwalk (Scrim.) Away – Testa Field, NHS 4 p.m.

Softball v. Daniel Hand (Scrim.) Away – Green Hill Rd Softball Turf Field/ DHHS Campus  3:45 p.m.

Friday, March 30

Passover begins at sundown

Good Friday

Saturday, March 31

Baseball Jamboree Home – Amity High School 10 a.m.

Softball Jamboree Home – Center Field – Woodbridge 10 a.m.

Jun 072017

The number 1 Amity Spartans Baseball Team played in the CIAC Class LL semifinal against Danbury in Waterbury today.

The Spartans got a quick 2-0 lead and just kept going.

Danbury picked up two runs in the first six innings but simply couldn’t pass Amity’s 3 to 4 run lead.

The Amity Spartans won 5-2 and advance to their fifth consecutive state championship game, this year against Staples.

Ludlowe Bows To Amity In Third Round CIAC Tourney Game

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Jun 032017

It’s been a long season, but we are almost there, the Amity Spartans Baseball team shut out Fairfield Ludlowe 12-0 today in Woodbridge.

It was like a nice autumn day up on the hill, windy and cloudy – perfect baseball weather. The only ones sweating it out were the Falcons.

The game got off to a slow start with no score in the first inning.

Second inning — Ludlowe failed to score again, but Amity came alive. Colin Beaulieu and Pat Winkel brought in runners on walks and Andy Hague brought one in on a single. 3-0 Amity

Third inning — 0 for Ludlowe. Beaulieu walked and Amity scored a run. Hague hit a two-run single, Jack Nolan hit a two-run triple and Max Scheps had a one-run single. 9-0 Amity

No action in the fourth.

Fifth inning — Nolan had a one-run triple and Scheps had a one-run single. (Somewhere in there another run came in). 12-0 Amity

And that was all she wrote, neither team scored after that and Amity advances in the tournament.

Athletic Director Ernie Goodwin tweeted: “Spartans win their 27th consecutive postseason game, head back to LL semifinals.”

The Lady Spartans ended their season today in Stamford, but they had a really good run.


PLAY BALL! CIAC First Round Games At Amity

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May 262017

The Spartans Baseball and Lady Spartans Softball teams both will be playing their CIAC First Round games at Amity High School at 4 p.m.
The Spartans will take on NFA/Stamford and the Lady Spartans will be up against Fairfield Ludlowe.
Best of luck to both of these fine teams. Play ball like we know you can! Go Amity!

Amity Baseball 10-0 Going Into Saturday’s Rematch With Prep

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Apr 292017

The Amity Spartans Baseball team was on the road in Milford on Thursday, for a matchup with Jonathan Law.

The Spartans took an early lead with 4 runs in the first inning, followed by three in the second, but the Lawmen kept them on their toes with five runs in the second inning.

Amity 432 123 0  — 15 23 2
Law    050 230 0 — 10 11 3

Amity won its ninth consecutive game 15-10. Teddy Hague was the winning pitcher.


Amity Shuts Out Sheehan

On Friday, Amity hosted the Sheehan Titans in Woodbridge.
Max Scheps pitched this one and did a fine job. The Spartans shut out the Titans 10-0.
In the first inning, the Titans’ center fielder went after a fly ball, hit the fence, and crumpled to the ground. His teammates, Amity players and the Amity trainer ran to his assistance as the left and right fielders yelled, “we need a towel!” The boy reportedly cut his face up, but never lost consciousness. He should be alright, and we wish him well.


Sheehan 000 000 0  —  0   6 5

Amity       314  003 X — 11 12 0

Team records: Sheehan 6-5 (3-1); Amity 10-0 (4-0).

CIAC Championship (Softball/Baseball) Games Today

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Jun 112016

Screen Shot 2016-06-08 at 5.00.42 PMOur #1 Spartans Baseball team will go up against #10 Fairfield Warde at Palmer Field in Middletown for the The Class LL State Title game on Saturday, June 11, at 12 p.m. The game will be shown LIVE on CPTV Sports. 

The Spartans could make CIAC History by being the FIRST team to win 4 Consecutive State Championship Titles.

The Lady Spartans will face off against arch rivals the Cheshire Rams at West Haven’s Biondi Field for The Class LL State Title game on Saturday, June 11 at 4 p.m.


Baseball: Amity Sets SCC Record, Wins The 2016 Title

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May 282016

IMG_0891The #1 seeded Amity Spartans Baseball team played a nearly flawless game at Whitey Piurek Field (West Haven High School) today and set a new record high score for an SCC Championship Game with a 17-0 victory over #3 seeded Notre Dame of West Haven. (The previous high, made twice by Amity, once by Cheshire, was 14).

Two very important elements to the Spartans’ championship win were the Hague brothers, second-baseman Andy (#1) and Teddy (#7), the winning pitcher.

Teddy’s pitching was absolutely incredible, as he kept every batter for the Green Knights guessing. He only allowed one hit.


With Andy first in the batting lineup, the Spartans were off to a good start when he opened the game with a single. The next two batters also hit singles, then Brian Ronai’s hit resulted in two RBIs.

Also in the first inning Max Scheps, Adam Hurwitz, Colin Beaulieu and Andy Hague each scored, giving Amity a very comfortable 6-0 lead.

The second inning showed no change, then the third inning with two walks, four hits and Jack Nolan’s two-run double pushed Amity up to an even more impressive 12-0 lead.


This game even included a surprise appearance in the batting lineup by Amity first baseman Chris Winkel, a senior who’s been sidelined by a hand injury that occurred during the Baseketball season.

It was nice seeing him play first base again, although Nolan has been doing a good job there in his absence. Yet we were surprised to see him step up to the plate.  True to form, Winkel hit a single in the fifth inning.

When it looked like the Green Knights would not be able to catch up, Amity fans got to see what five of the pinch hitters could do in the sixth inning. Alec Smith, Sebastian Formica and Rohan Patel drove in runs and each scored. Rounding out the five, Matthew Sabitsky and Michael Dietch also made hits, but never had the opportunity to cross home plate.

Senior Michael Stewart (#10) also had a chance to pitch in the sixth.

At 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 31, Amity will play in the Class LL first round game in Woodbridge against the winner of the Farmington/Stamford game.

Amity is gearing up for an opportunity to win its fourth consecutive State Championship Title.

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May 252016

IMG_0002The Amity Spartans Baseball team won the SCC quarterfinal game against Daniel Hand in Woodbridge Wednesday afternoon 7-5.

Our boys will go up against Fairfield Prep for the SCC Semi-Finals Thursday night at West Haven High School at 7 p.m.

Records: Amity (20-1) is the #1 SCC team; Prep (13-8).





21 Max Scheps
3 E.J. Mastronardi
12 Ray Miklos

Baseball: Quarter Final SCC Playoff Game in Woodbridge Today

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May 252016

IMG_0152The Amity Varsity Baseball Team (19-1) will be at home in Woodbridge today, May 25 for the SCC Playoff Quarter Finals at 3:45 p.m.

Come cheer on the boys as they play their way to possibly a fourth consecutive State Championship.