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Baseball: Amity Playing Like Amity Again – Defeats Shelton In Six Innings

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Apr 152018
 

The Amity Spartans Baseball team was on the road in Shelton on Saturday for a matchup with the Gaels which had been postponed due to weather.

The Spartans got a jump on the Gaels with two runs in the first inning (Justin Hafle, pitching)

With Ben Lodewick on the mound and Pat Winkel behind the plate, Shelton only managed to get one run in. Amity leads 2-1.

The second inning was Amity’s time to shine, they added 6 runs to Shelton’s 1, pulling even further ahead. Second Inning score 8-2.

The Spartans didn’t score in the third, but Shelton added one. (score 8-3)

Amity saw a lot of action in the fourth, adding four more runs (Gaels’ Will Ciccone pitching) yet Shelton didn’t have any further success (Spartans’ Will Rotko pitching).

The game went on for two more innings (Shelton putting Mike Kennedy on the mound in the fifth) with no advancement on either side. Amity wins 12-3.

Amity 12, Shelton 3 (6)

AMITY      260 400 — 12 13 3
SHELTON 111  000 —   3   9 2

Notes:

Amity: Pat Winkel went 3-3, 3 walks, 2 doubles, 3 runs, 1 RBI; Jack Nolan went 2-3, 2 runs, 3 RBI, 1 walk; Quinn Burke went 3-4, 2 runs, 3 RBI.

Shelton: Mike Kennedy 2 innings pitched, 2 walks, 2-4 1 run; Matt Hunyadi went 2-3, 1 walk; Will Ciccone pitched 1-4, 2 innings pitched, 1 hit allowed, 1 walk issued, no runs;

Record: Amity 3-2

(file photos by Marcy Winkel)

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 8, AMITY 3

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

AMITY 8, RIDGEFIELD 5

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

FAIRFIELD PREP 6, AMITY 5 (8 INNINGS)

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.

Meet The 2018 Amity Baseball Team

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Apr 092018
 

The boys are back. After winning an unprecedented four consecutive state titles, the Amity Spartans winning streak was broken last May when Staples defeated them 5-1 in the 2017 Championship game.

This is the year to start building a record again.

Following is the 2018 Roster – showing Seniors to Freshmen.

Seniors: Edward Criscuolo (#4); Jack Balocca (#8); Michael Ficaro (#13); Ben Lodewick (#17); Quinnlan Burke (#19); Jared Smith (#20); Jacob Knies (#21); Jack Nolan (#22); Quentin Pitter (#23); Zachary Cole (#28); Pat Winkel (#30).

 

Juniors: Marc Chodos (#1); Sebastian Formica (#2); Peter Spodnick (#3); Jonathan Mcnelis (#6); John Lumpinski (#7); Cole Kuchachik (#10); Jack Pletter (#24); Anthony Esposito (#25); Logan Corris (#26); Michael Shepa (#29).

Sophomores: Chris Parkin (#14); William Rotko (#27)

Freshman: Julian Stevens (#18)

 

I Can’t Say Enough About Pat Winkel

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Apr 032018
 

For several years, since I began covering sports for Orange Live – and Yes, I know I’m still a bit oblivious about writing sports stories, but I have developed a pretty good eye at picking out the “star” players on different teams, just by watching the boys and girls during scrimmages.

One young man who’s impressed me for many years, during Amity and American Legion Baseball games, is catcher Pat Winkel.

He has natural instincts, speed, skill and an excellent swing, and after this weekend’s scrimmage games I wanted to write something about him. But I knew it wouldn’t do him justice after I read a wonderful write up on the Register’s Gametime Webpage about him.

Author Dave Borges did a phenomenal job highlighting Pat’s rise from a little league player to the dream prospect of becoming a Major League draft pick.

Read this excellent story HERE and share in the excitement of what may lie ahead for Orange’s hometown boy. 

 

 

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.

 

Baseball: Amity Celebrates Its Third Consecutive SCC Championship Win

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May 272017
 

The Amity Spartans Baseball team faced off with Fairfield Prep for the SCC Championship game at West Haven High School today.

In the first inning, Prep had two runs with one out and it was looking good for them. Then Teddy Hague (#7) hit the ball and brought in Amity’s first run followed by a two-run single by Max Scheps (#21), which gave Amity the 3-2 lead.

No one scored in the second inning but then, Amity exploded in the third inning. With the bases loaded, Jack Nolan (#22) brought Andy Hague in with a walk. Teddy Hague came in on Max Scheps walk and Rohan Patel (#18) hit a two-run single.

Adam Hurwitz (#2) hit a one-run double. With the bases loaded, Andy Hague (#1) hit a two-run double. This 7-run inning gave the Spartans an uncatchable 10-2 lead.

In the fourth inning, Prep’s #12 hit a home run, 10-3 (Amity)

Then it was Amity’s turn, Scheps hit a one-run double.

In the final inning, Prep had a one-run triple, and that was all she wrote. Amity won the 2017 SCC Championship 11-5.

Three In A Row

Amity has won four SCC Championship titles in the past 6 years. Today, they won their third consecutive title. (second time against Fairfield Prep).

2017 vs Fairfield Prep 11-5

2016 vs Notre Dame, West Haven  17-0

2015  vs Fairfield Prep  14-6

2012 vs Shelton 2-1

In Addition, Max Scheps was awarded the 2017 SCC Baseball Player of the Year and Patrick Winkel was named the “Ed Marocco” Most Outstanding Player for the Tournament.

Congratulations to the Spartans, Max and Pat. Now on to the state tournament, which begins on Tuesday. Be at Amity at 4 p.m. to cheer them on.

Baseball: Amity Advances to SCC Semi Finals After Defeating Hamden

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May 242017
 

The Amity Spartans Baseball team hosted the Hamden Green Dragons in Woodbridge for the SCC Quarter Final Game Tuesday afternoon.

The first inning was scoreless, yet it didn’t take long for Amity to get things going. In the second, Max Scheps hit a home run and in the third, Pat Winkel also sent one over the fence.

By the end of the fourth inning, Amity had scored twice again, making the score 4-0. The Green Dragons scored on a single in the fifth inning. Amity pulled away with two additional runs ending the fifth with a 6-1 lead.

Amity scored their final run in the sixth inning — 7-1.

Just when it seemed like it was all over, with two outs, Hamden junior Michael Ferrett (#22) hit a home run, but the Green Dragons couldn’t do any more than that and Amity won 7-2, advancing to the Semifinal.

The SCC Semifinal game against the East Haven Yellow Jackets (13-7) will take place at Piurek Field at West Haven High School Wednesday, May 24 at 7 p.m. This is the first time that Amity and East Haven meet this year.

East Haven defeated North Haven 7-6 on Tuesday.

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.

Scoreboard
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.

Scoreboard

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).

Baseball: Undefeated Spartans Shut Out Staples 4-0 in Woodbridge

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Apr 152017
 

The Amity Spartans hosted the Staples Wreckers in Woodbridge today (April 15).

Pitcher Ben Lodewick (#17) did a great job throughout the game, striking out several players.

In the first inning, Andy Hague (#1) hit a single, then Pat Winkel (#30) brought him in with a triple and then Winkel stole home himself. Max Scheps (#21) hit one over the fence giving Amity a 3-0 lead in the first.

After two scoreless innings, Jack Nolan (#22) ran home on Adam Hurwitz’s (#2) single.

Outfielder Colin Beaulieu (#11) made a nice rolling catch during the 5th inning.

Matthew Sabitsky (#4) made a valiant effort but was called out at third after a chase between second and third.

Staples failed to score in the next three innings and Amity took the 4-0 victory.

Records: Amity 5-0, Staples 3-3

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.

Mike Ficaro

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.