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Orange Legion: 5 Games To Go — Post 127 Wins Again Today

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Jul 102016
 

eli Oliphant pitchingThe Orange Post 127 Baseball team was on the road early Sunday morning for its third and final game against East Haven in the regular season.

Brian Ronai and Eli Oliphant shared pitching duties and did so masterfully. Ronai taking one inning and Oliphant finishing things up for six.

Orange won this game 3-1, improving their record to 15-7 and retaining their second place standing in Zone 2.

Post 127 only has 5 more games remaining in the regular season and most of them will be away games.

On Monday (July 11) they play the #6 team New Haven (11-11) at West Rock Field in New Haven at 5:45 p.m.

Then they go up to Bob DeMayo Field in North Haven for a game against #8 ranked North Haven (10-12) at 8 p.m.

On Tuesday (July 12) Bob Mirto’s boys head up to Branford High School for a game against #4 Branford (13-9) at 5:45 p.m.

Then on Wednesday (July 13) the boys will play Branford at their last home game at Brinley Field at 7 p.m.

Thursday, July 14 marks the final game of the regular season, once again against Branford at Branford High at 5:45 p.m.

Legion Tournament games begin on Saturday, July 15 and Orange is good enough to win it.

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Legion Baseball: 2 games, 2 opponents, 2 different outcomes, Post 127 #3 in Zone 2

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Jul 092016
 

The Orange Legion Post 127 baseball team was at home on Friday night for a double header.

First, at 5:45 p.m. they played against North Haven.

Doug Rives pitched the entire game.

North Haven edged Orange out 3-2 in this one.

North Haven improved to 10-10 in Zone 2.

Here are photos from that game:

At 8 p.m., the boys took to the field again, this time going against Milford 196.

Mike Ficaro pitched this game.

Although Milford rallied hard and hit well, Orange came out on top, blanking their opponents 4-0.

There were three exciting close calls with Brian Ronai, Al Smith and Rohan Patel sliding in to home plate and then waiting to see if the umpire saw the same thing Orange fans witnessed. (All ended in Orange’s favor)

Here are photos from that game:

Orange improved to 12-7, landing in third place in zone 2.

Today the boys are playing NOW in a double header at Brinley against the #5 East Haven 89ers (12-9 record)

Legion Baseball: Brief and Photos From Monday’s Game vs New Haven

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Jun 282016
 

The Orange Post 127 Baseball Team hosted New Haven at Brinley Field on Monday night.

This is the second time the two have played against one another, the last time was on June 17 in New Haven. Orange won 5-1.

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Mike Ficaro

With pitcher Mike Ficaro on the mound for Orange, and Sean Ranz working for New Haven, both teams had a fair share of give and take.

Ficaro limited New Haven to four hits, struck out four and walked two.

New Haven loaded the bases in the third with no joy.

Ranz allowed just four hits, struck out seven and walked two.

In the second inning, Orange’s Rohan Patel managed to walk after two outs.

During the fourth inning a light sprinkle began to fall and the game continued.

The game was scoreless until the sixth inning and Orange came alive when an error, then a series of singles started the cycle that led to the game’s three and only scoring runs.

With that, Orange shut out New Haven 3-0 and improved its record to 9-5.

New Haven’s record is now 5-9.

Tonight Orange (9-5) is at home again, this time, playing against Milford Post 196 (5-7) at 7 p.m.

Legion Baseball: Orange Vs Hamden Again, How’d This One End?

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Jun 272016
 

IMG_3931The Orange Post 127 Baseball Team faced off against Hamden’s Post 88 for their third consecutive game of the weekend on Sunday at Brinley Field in Orange.

With one win and one loss against Hamden, it was anyone’s game, then, Hamden’s Ron Grant — the 2016 SCC Player of the Year stood on the mound and did what he does best.

Grant’s fastball was hard to hit, but a couple of Orange players were able to connect with the ball once it left his hand (Rohan Patel, Brian Ronai and Al Smith among them) and those with a keen eye earned a walk, although our hometown boys weren’t able to score.

Doug Rives pitched the first inning for Orange, then was relieved by Eli Oliphant.

Orange played well and kept Hamden back a few times when the bases were loaded, but the opponents did manage to score two runs and that was enough for a 2-0 shutout win.

Records: Orange 8-5, Hamden 8-4

Orange is now ranked fourth in Zone 2 behind Branford, Stratford and Hamden.

Tonight they are home again in their first game against the #8 New Haven team at 7 p.m.

Amity Graduation Photos: Grads With Diplomas Last Names Mo to Ph

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Jun 202016
 

Here is the fourth set of graduation photos. Last names beginning with Mo to Ph. Check to see if YOU are in this group.

American Legion Baseball, Mirto’s Boys Off To A Slow Start

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Jun 172016
 

"1-2-7"

“1-2-7”

The American Legion Post 127 (19 and under) Baseball team has gotten off to a slow start.

With it’s first games (a double header) on Tuesday, June 14 against Stratford at Brinley Field in Orange, the team was four men down due to Amity High School’s post season obligations.

The first game at 5:45 p.m., had Stratford leading by 2 in the first inning and Orange tying things up in the second.

The score remained tied in the third with each team adding one run.

At 3-3 it was anyone’s game until Stratford pulled ahead with one final run in the fifth, ultimately winning 4-3.

Game two at 7:45 p.m. was drastically different.

Amity took a quick lead with one run in the first.

Stratford tied it up in the second then, kept going with one in the third, two in the fifth, and two in the seventh innings. Taking the second game 6-1.

The two teams met again on Thursday June 16 at Penders Field in Stratford.

This, too ended as a victory for Stratford 2-1.

Records: Orange 0-3; Stratford 3-0

Orange Roster

If the names on the Orange roster sound familiar, it’s because 11 of the players were on the history-making *2016 Amity Spartans Baseball team — some of them are even wearing their Amity numbers on their Legion uniforms.

*Chase Bursinski (25) outfield/relief pitcher, *Liam Butler (26) pitcher/third base, Lou DeGennero (7) second base/pitcher, Mike Ficaro (4) pitcher/third base, Dan Jaques (18) outfield/pitcher, Dave Kennedy (3) second base/relief pitcher, *Ben Lodewick (45) pitcher/left field, Ronnie LoRicco (6) outfield/pitcher, *Eli Oliphant (16) center field/pitcher, *Rohan Patel (15) pitcher/second base/third base, Doug Rives (22) starting pitcher, *Brian Ronai (8) short stop/starting pitcher, *Max Scheps (21) pitcher, *Al Smith (32) catcher/first base/pitcher, *Mike Stewart (10) pitcher/second base, *Chris Winkel (23) first base, *Pat Winkel (13) catcher.

Even though the first three games were unimpressive, we’re sure the boys will come together and things will pick up very soon. Legion is tough, a short season with lots of double headers — they’ll find their stride.

The boys have an extremely hectic schedule for the remainder of this season.

They have nine upcoming home games on Brinley Field at Old Tavern Park, so come cheer them on.

JUNE

Friday, June 17 vs New Haven away at West Rock Field at 5:45 p.m.

Saturday June 18 vs Shelton away at Shelton High School 10 a.m. and 12 p.m.

Sunday, June 19 vs Shelton home at Brinley Field at 4 p.m.

Wednesday, June 22, vs West Haven away at Piurek Field (WH High School)

Thursday, June 23, vs West Haven home at Brinley 5:30 and 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, June 25, vs Hamden Post 88, away at Rochford Field 10 a.m. and 12 p.m.

Sunday, June 26, vs Hamden Post 88, home at Brinley at 7 p.m.

Monday, June 27, vs New Haven, home at Brinley at 7 p.m.

Tuesday, June 28, vs Milford Post 196, home at Brinley at 7 p.m.

Wednesday, June 29, vs Milford Post 196, away at Foran High School at 5:45 p.m.

JULY

Tuesday, July 5, vs North Haven, away at Bob DeMayo Field, North Haven 5:30 and 7:30 p.m.

Thursday, July 7, vs North Haven, home at Brinley, at 7 p.m.

Friday, July 8, vs Milford Post 196, home at Brinley at 7 p.m.

Saturday, July 9, vs East Haven 89ers, home at Brinley at 10 a.m. and 12 p.m.

Sunday, July 10 vs East Haven 89ers, away at East Haven High School at 10 a.m.

Monday, July 11 vs New Haven, away at West Rock Field at 5:45 p.m.

Tuesday, July 12 vs Branford, away at Branford High School at 5:45 p.m.

Wednesday, July 13 vs Branford, home at Brinley at 7 p.m.

Thursday, July 14 vs Branford, away at Branford High School at 5:45 p.m.

Hey Mister, Can I Have Your Autograph?

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May 292016
 

IMG_0901Something cute (and really nice) came out of the SCC Baseball Championship Game on Saturday.

Two Little League players who’d been chasing after foul balls during the game, approached the three Amity Team captains, Brian Ronai (2), Eli Oliphant (16) and Chris Winkel (23) after the game and politely asked them to autograph the balls.

Not a bad idea, it gives our champs some practice and the balls could be worth something some day.

Remember, Vinny Sienna played at Amity and the Post 127 American Legion Baseball team, too — He’s with the Mets now.

 

Boys Basketball: Amity Wins Two

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Dec 232015
 

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It’s been a great start to the season for the Amity Spartans Boys Basketball team with back-to-back victories.

Many familiar players are back, including Ronai, Oliphant and Winkel.

On Saturday, Dec. 19, Stratford hosted Amity.

The Spartans defeated the Red Devils 65-53.

After the first quarter the game was tied 11-11. The Spartans pulled ahead in the second 14-7 (25-18). Both teams scored 20 points in the third (45-38) and Amity dominated in the fourth 20-15, securing the  65-53 victory in the first game of the season.

Noteworthy Amity Players:

Tyler Thomas 4 8-10 18,  Chris Winkel 5 4-6 14, Brian Ronai 2 2-4 7, Truman Etkin 0 4-4 4, Mike Stewart 4 0-0 10, Devin Smith 0 3-5 3, Eli Oliphant 3 1-6 7, Teddy Weber 0 2-2 2.

 

Game 2: Amity vs Law, Dec. 21.

The Amity Regional Spartans basketball team won Monday’s home non-conference game against Law by a score of 67-48.

Records: Amity (2-0, 1-0 home), Law (0-2, 0-1 away)