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You Win Some, You Lose Some: Orange Post 127 Now 8-2 For The Season

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Jun 262017
 

The Orange American Legion Post 127 baseball team traveled to Hamden for a double header on Sunday, June 25.

Our hometown boys were shut out in the first game but won the second one.

Orange Post 127 Loses Lead Early In Defeat

Orange Post 127 watched the game slip away early and couldn’t recover in a 10-0 loss to Hamden on Sunday at 9 a.m. Hamden took the lead in the first inning.

Hamden scored eight runs in the fourth inning. Hamden’s big inning was driven by two walks, an error, a single, and a double.

Hamden’s pitcher pitched five innings, giving up zero runs, zero hits, and striking out three. Teddy Hague took the loss for Orange. He went three and two-thirds innings, giving up nine runs, two hits, and striking out six.

Hamden was sure-handed and didn’t commit a single error.

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Orange Wins Back-And-Forth Affair Against Hamden

In the second game at 11 a.m., Orange defeated Hamden 4-3 in a back-and-forth affair on Sunday. The game was tied at three with Post 127 batting in the bottom of the fourth when there was an error, scoring one run.

Post 127 earned the victory despite allowing Hamden to score three runs in the fourth inning.

Orange took an early lead in the first inning. Al Smith singled on the first pitch at-bat in the first inning, scoring two runs.

Post 127 took the lead for good with two runs in the fourth inning. In the fourth Andy Hague singled, driving in one run.

Mike Ficaro earned the win for Orange. He threw six innings, surrendering three runs, eight hits, striking out five, and walking one. Jared Smith recorded the last three outs to earn the save for Post 127.

Hamden’s pitcher took the loss for Hamden. He went six innings, surrendering four runs, eight hits, and striking out five.

Smith led Orange with two runs batted in. He went 1-for-3 on the day.

Hamden had eight hits in the game, three players, in particular, each collected hits for Hamden.

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NOTE: Orange is now 8-2 for the season.

And The Beat Goes On: Orange Victory Over West Haven

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Jun 232017
 

An early lead helped Orange Post 127 defeat West Haven 8-1 on Thursday in West Haven. Orange scored on singles by Al Smith, Tyler Appel and Quentin Pitter in the first inning.

Orange scored three runs in the second inning. The big inning was thanks to an error and a double by Tyler Appel.

Ben Lodewick earned the win for Post 127. He threw six innings, surrendering one run, seven hits, and striking out three. One of West Haven’s pitchers tossed one inning, surrendering one run, zero hits, and striking out one.

Another West Haven pitcher started the game for his team, threw four innings, giving up seven runs, and 12 hits.

Orange collected 12 hits. Smith, Andy Hague, and Appel each made multiple hits for the home team. Appel, Hague, and Smith all had two hits to lead Orange. Post 127 was sure-handed and didn’t commit a single error. Lodewick made the most plays with two.

West Haven had eight hits in the game.

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NOTE: The game was delayed for a minute or two when a beaver made its way onto the field and was given time to leave so it wouldn’t get hurt.

Post 127 plays again on Saturday, June 24 at 10 a.m. and noon at Old Tavern Park in Orange, weather permitting.

Orange Post 127 defeats New Haven after late game triple, 5-3

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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.

 

Legion Baseball: Orange Post 127 Blanks North Haven 8-0

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Jul 092014
 

IMG_5626North Haven may have beaten Orange Post 127 5-4 when they visited Brinley Field Tuesday night, but Orange got its revenge by blanking their hosts 8-0 at DeMayo Field in North Haven Wednesday night.

During his four innings on the mound, Orange’s Doug Rives allowed only one hit and North Haven had no earned runs or walks and he struck out three.

Sebastian DiMauro pitched the first three innings and North Haven could not score off of him either.

North Haven’s pitcher Esposito had a rough day, allowing eight runs in seven innings, he walked four and struck out two.

The game was scoreless until the fifth inning, when Orange had four runs. DiMauro brought in Gerald Ferace and Josh Sabitsky with a double and Russo had a two-run single.

Sabitsky crossed home plate in the sixth inning, bringing the score to 5-0.

In the final inning DiMauro scored on Russo’s double, a line drive to left field. Then Russo scored on Chris Winkel’s double, a line drive to right field. Finally, Matt Ronai scored on a ground ball single.

With the win, Post 127 improved its record to 13-5.

 

Orange Post 127 Musters 8 Hits, Drops 9-2 Contest to Barnstormer in Tourney

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Jul 032014
 

IMG_2653Orange Post 127 lost 9-2 to Barnstormers on Wednesday in the Firecracker Invitational Tournament at the University of Rhode Island, despite a total of eight hits.

Ouesterdick got the win for Barnstormers. He allowed two runs over 6 1/3 innings. He struck out two, walked one and surrendered seven hits.

Barnstormers was sparked by Bloise and Dempsey, who teamed up for six hits and four RBIs.

Zach Chamberlain ended up on the wrong side of the pitching decision, charged with the loss. He allowed nine runs in six innings, walked one and struck out five.

Barnstormers stayed on top until the final out after taking the lead in the second, scoring two runs on a sacrifice fly by Rodriguez and an RBI single by Dempsey.

One run in the top of the third helped Orange Post 127 close its deficit to 2-1. A groundout by Kevin Nusdeo set off Orange Post 127 rally. Barnstormers stopped the rally after Ouesterdick got Mike Appel to ground out.

Barnstormers scored four runs of its own in the third. Barnstormers scored on an RBI double by Germain, an RBI single by Dempsey, and an RBI single by Hamel.

Barnstormers tacked on another three runs in the fifth. A single by Bloise ignited the offense,, bringing home Pearson. That was followed up by Dempsey’s triple, plating Bloise.

After pushing across one run in the top of the sixth, Orange Post 127 faced just a 8-2 deficit. An RBI single by Sebastian DiMauro gave Orange Post 127 life. The Orange Post 127 threat came to an end when Ouesterdick finally got to Chris Winkel.

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No-hitter Leads Orange Post 127 Past Hamden 16-0

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Jun 262013
 

Nick Fusco threw a no-hitter against Hamden on June 25.

Nick Fusco threw a no-hitter against Hamden on June 25.

Tuesday was a day Nick Fusco will set aside for the scrapbook as he threw a no-hitter in Orange Post 127’s 16-0 victory over Hamden.

No Hamden batter was able to locate Fusco’s pitches during the game. Fusco threw a no-hitter, striking out five batters and walking two while recording his momentous feat. He got Cyril for the final out of the game.

The biggest inning for Orange was the first. Hamden had no answer as Orange scored 9 runs.

Orange hammered Hamden pitching as 6 hitters had a field day, combining for 8 hits, 10 RBIs and 13 runs scored.

Orange piled on 4 more runs in the top of the second. A ground out scored Justin Ashworth to get Orange on the board in the inning. That was followed up by Jake Russo’s double, scoring Gerald Farace, R.J. Moquet and Keith Klebart.

Orange built upon its lead with 3 runs in the fifth. R.J. singled, scoring Matt Ronai to start the inning.

Orange Plays Hamden again tonight at Brinley Field in Orange at 7 p.m.

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Legion Baseball: Orange vs Milford Game Suspended Due To Lightening

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Jun 252013
 

SAFE!

SAFE!

By Terri (I don’t write baseball stories) Miles

The first few minutes of the first inning at Monday night’s Legion baseball game between Orange and Milford was a great example of how the game is played.

First at bat was Keith Klebart who doubled with a fly ball to right field.

Next Jake Russo hit a fly ball to center field advancing Klebart to third.

Then Matt Ronai slammed a homer over left field and Klebart scored.

On the Milford side, the first two batters struck out, then Raccio hit a home run to left field, followed by two players batting singles, etc.

For a short time, Milford led the game in the second inning, but Orange quickly tied, then took the lead 8-6 in the third inning.

The game was suspended at the top of the fourth inning due to storms.

Keith Klebart was 3-3 with 2 doubles and 2 RBI. Matt Ronai was 3-3 with a home run and 4 RBI.

The game will be made up at a later date.

Orange plays Hamden tonight at 7 p.m. at Hamden High School

Orange Legion Won The First Of Three Games Against Stratford Sunday 14-1

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Jul 082012
 


By PHIL BRODSKY

Orange Live Sports Writer

Ted Ballou (4) and Nick Baviello (11) greet Vin Siena (23) at home plate after he hit a home run at Brinley Field on July 8.

As if there weren’t enough fireworks Saturday night for Orange Day, Post 127 put on its own explosive display on Sunday morning at Brinley Field. Banging out a season-high 19 hits, Orange battered Stratford Post 42 14-1. Every member of the winners’ starting line-up had at least 1 hit. Ted Ballou led the way with 5 hits (a double and 4 singles). He also scored twice, stole a base, and drove in 3 runs. Nick Baviello chipped in with 3 hits (2 doubles and a single), scored 3 runs, and added an RBI. Mark Boland continued to wield a hot bat as he clouted a pair of 2 baggers, scored 3 runs, and had 4 RBI. In addition to his second home run of the summer (a 2-run drive over the left center field fence), Vin Siena added a base hit, 2 runs, and 2 RBI. Brian Speer singled twice, and drove in a run. Grayson Amoroso posted 2 base hits, 2 runs, and 3 stolen bases.

“We had our hitting shoes on today,” said Orange Coach Bob Mirto. “We hit a lot of hard line drives. Ted Ballou, Vin Siena, and Mark Boland really hit the ball hard. We didn’t have any cheap hits today. Now, we have to try and keep it rolling.”

The lop-sided victory was the 6th in a row for Post 127, which now sports an 11-3 record and sits alone at the top of Zone 2. Milford had been tied with the locals for first place but was knocked off 4-1 by Shelton Post 16.

Orange wasted no time jumping on Post 42 starting pitcher Mark DeStefano for four 1st inning runs. Following a lead-off single by Amoroso, Boland, Baviello, Ballou and Siena each blasted a double. Speer added a run-scoring single to stake winning pitcher Austin Pokluda to a 4-0 lead. Post 127 rang up three more tallies in the bottom of the third. Baviello’s second 2-bagger, Siena ’s drive up the middle, Ballou’s base hit, and a sacrifice fly off the bat of Ted Fox extended the Orange lead to 7-0.

The fourth inning saw Orange tack on 3 more runs. Amaroso singled, swiped 2 bases, and scored on Boland’s infield out. After Baviello stroked a base hit down the right field line, Siena launched his 2-run shot into the distant trees in left center field. Adding insult to injury, Boland ripped a bases-loaded double into right center field to cap an additional 4 run explosion. Ballou singled home another score and Matt Ronai closed out the fireworks, scoring Boland on his sac fly into left field.

Pokluda (now 3-1) allowed only 1 run on 4 hits but lost his shutout bid in the top of the fourth inning. Back-to-back base hits by Steve Petrahai and Mike Cody were followed by Brian Sosik’s sac fly. Petrahai had 2 of the losers’ 4 safeties. Pokluda went the distance, striking out 8 and not walking a batter.

Following his complete game victory, Pokluda said, “It’s a lot easier pitching when you get a big lead right away. There’s no pressure, but I was still trying to hit my spots and not change my normal approach. I threw mostly fastballs today with some curve balls, a few change-ups, and 1 slider mixed in.”

With the loss, Post 42 saw its record dip to 3-14.

The same teams meet again on Tuesday night at Brinley Field, starting at 7 P.M. Wednesday night’s contest will start at 5:45 PM at Penders Field in Stratford .