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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: Orange Finds Its Way, In It To Win It

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Jun 192016
 

Pitcher Rohan Patel

Pitcher Rohan Patel

The American Legion Post 127 Orange Baseball team was away at Shelton High School on Saturday for a double header against Shelton.

Rohan Patel pitched seven innings in the first game which Orange won 4-0.

Post 127 won the second game, too, defeating Shelton 7-0.

Sunday

On Father’s Day, June 19, Orange and Shelton met up again, this time at Brinley Field.

On their home field, Doug Rives pitched 6 innings and Liam Butler finished the game.

Orange was on fire, winning their fourth consecutive game, this one 14-2.

Post 127’s record is 4-3. It is the #3 (out of 10) team in Zone 2 behind Branford and Stratford.

This week’s schedule:

Wednesday, June 22, away at Piurik Field in West Haven at 5:30 p.m.

Thursday, June 22, home at Brinley – double header vs West Haven 5:30 and 7:30 p.m.

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

Legion Baseball: Early Lead Not Enough For Orange Post 127, Drop 2-1 Decision To Milford

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Jul 142015
 

IMG_5304Orange Post 127 jumped out to an early lead, but was unable to hold on and lost 2-1 to Milford on Monday.

Milford took the lead in the eighth inning on an RBI single by Ryan Muir.

Tom Marchitto got the win for Milford. He allowed one run over eight innings. Marchitto struck out two, walked six and gave up seven hits.

Doug Rives (22) couldn’t get it done on the bump for Orange Post 127, taking a loss. He lasted just 1 2/3 innings, walked one, struck out one, and allowed one run.

Orange Post 127 managed to score one run in the third inning on an RBI double by Lou DeGennero (3).

The game was never in doubt after the eighth, as Milford scored one run on an RBI single by Muir.

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Legion Post 127 Has A Great Day for Golf Tourney

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Aug 202014
 

IMG_7122The skies were clear and the temperature remained pleasant at Orange Hills Country Club on Monday for the American Legion Post 127 Golf Tournament.

Participants rode in comfort on golf carts as they went from hole to hole.

The fundraising event benefits the Legion Post and its various youth baseball teams.

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Legion Baseball: Orange Comes Out On Top In Marathon 13-Inning Game Against Stratford

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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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Legion Baseball: Pitching picks up Orange Post 127’s offense in 2-1 victory over Stratford

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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.

 

Legion Baseball: Great pitching leads Orange Post 127 past Shelton 10-1

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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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Legion Baseball: Early lead gives Orange Post 127 easy victory over Shelton, 12-1

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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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Legion Baseball: Orange Post 127 falls to Hamden 4-3 in spite of Chris Winkel’s performance

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Jul 122014
 

IMG_5723Chris Winkel did all he could to give Orange Post 127 a boost, but it wasn’t enough to get past Hamden, as Orange Post 127 lost 4-3 in seven innings at Legion Field on Friday.

Orange Post 127 was led by Winkel’s hitting. He went 1-3, drove in one and scored one run. He tripled in the first inning.

Jimmy Magson recorded the win for Hamden. He allowed three runs over seven innings. He struck out four, walked two and surrendered five hits.

Eric Class ended up on the wrong side of the pitching decision, charged with the loss. He lasted just six innings, walked two, struck out two, and allowed four runs.

Orange Post 127 jumped out to an early 2-0 lead in the top of the first with Winkel’s triple, scoring Jake Russo started the inning off.

Hamden never surrendered the lead after the first inning, scoring three runs on a solo home run by Moskal and a two-run single by Magson.

Post 127’s record dropped to 14-6 with this loss.

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Legion Baseball: Weiner’s effort not enough to carry Orange Post 127 past Branford, 4-0

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Jul 012014
 

IMG_9690Ross Weiner pitched six innings, but Orange Post 127 still fell to Branford 4-0 in seven innings on Monday at Branford High School.

Dylan Millhouse recorded the win for Branford. He pitched seven shutout innings. He struck out seven, walked two and surrendered one hit.

Branford was sparked by Kyle Hart and Brandon Wynne, who teamed up for four hits and two RBIs.

Weiner was the game’s losing pitcher.

Branford stayed on top until the final out after taking the lead in the first, scoring four runs on Wynne’s two-run double, an error, and a single by Hart.

Orange is 9-3 for the season. The boys play again Tuesday night 7 p.m. at Brinley Field.

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