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Legion Baseball: Orange Post 127 Defeats Naugatuck 8-3 in Post Season Game

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Jul 222014
 

IMG_6297Members of the American Legion Post 127 were on hand to root for their Orange Baseball team at Brinley Field on Sunday.

Chris Winkel had two extra base hits, helping Orange Post 127 to an 8-3 victory over Naugatuck on Sunday at Brinley.

He doubled in the second and fourth innings.

Nick Fusco held Naugatuck scoreless for eight innings. Fusco allowed six hits, one walk and struck out three.

Jake Russo, Winkel and Matt Ronai helped lead Orange Post 127. They combined for seven hits and five RBIs.

Naugatuck’s Tavarez was charged with the loss. He allowed seven runs in two innings, walked two and struck out one.

Orange Post 127 went up for good in the first, scoring two runs on two singles.

Orange Post 127 tacked on another five runs in the second. A error scored Josh Sabitsky for the inning’s first run. That was followed up by Winkel’s double, plating Sebastian DiMauro, Gerald Farace and Russo.

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

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Jul 122014
 

IMG_5222Orange Post 127 shut the door early on Shelton, capturing a 12-1 victory on Saturday at Shelton High School.

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.

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 to get Orange Post 127 on the board in the inning.

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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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Legion Baseball: Orange Falls To Branford 3-2 in 10 Innings

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Jul 022014
 

IMG_5395By: Matt Gad, Orange Live Legion Reporter

Orange was ready for its third showdown with Branford this year, having gone 0-2 in the previous games. At home on June 19, Orange had nothing going for them, and they ultimately fell 6-0 in a game pitched by Ross Weiner. And more recently, they fell 4-0 to Branford on Monday night.

So, tonight, they wanted revenge. Nick Fusco was on the mound for Post 127, and he got off to a sour start, giving the rival Branford a quick 2-0 advantage.

In the top frame of the 2nd inning, shortstop Josh Sabitsky made an incredible play ranging to his knees and firing to first baseman Chris Winkel for the out. Third baseman Matt Ronai was caught leaning and was picked off trying to steal second in Orange’s half of the second inning.  

Ronai caught a bullet in the top of the third inning. Clearly, the power of the Ronai family was alive and well for Post 127. Or, so we thought. With the locally famous father Jim Ronai looking on in the stands, his younger son also bit the caught stealing bug. Brian Ronai was caught trying to steal second in the very next inning.

Moving forward to the top of the 4th inning, Branford still held to their 2-0 lead. Fusco settled down from there.

Orange’s next big chance to put their first run on the board came in the bottom of the fifth inning, with one man on and Devin Belenski heading to the plate, but, oh, it was to no avail. Later,  shortstop Josh Sabitsky was back, this time in the batter’s box. The shortstop was batting with two on in scoring position, and a single was all Post 127 needed. Orange put their first run up on the scoreboard (Note: the actual scoreboard doesn’t run for the game).

In the bottom of the sixth inning, future University of Hartford center fielder and pitcher, and Orange’s leadoff hitter Sebastian DiMauro got to first base safely after his hit got past Branford’s third baseman.

DiMauro, also known as a base stealer, he did  just that. Almost without a second thought, he was now standing on second base. Orange tied the game at 2 in the bottom of the sixth inning, and it remained that way as the game went into extra innings.

Just like high school, Legion plays seven innings of regulation. This one, however, needed more. The top of the eighth was just when Fusco’s night was done. In a shaky start, he still had managed to control his pitches, and in the end the two runs he gave up were only early on in the first inning.

DiMauro came on to pitch, and got locked into one of his usual zones, there was no problem for the all-around baseball star.

Branford’s fans continued to rave in their section, just as they had done the last time they attended Brinley Field, in their aforementioned 6-0 rout on June 19.

In the top of the ninth inning, Matt Ronai had another thing to do: dodge a broken bat. Sabitsky and Ronai were up with good situations in the bottom of the ninth, but nothing could happen.

Post 127 remained deadlocked at 2-2 heading to the top of the 10th inning. In the third frame of extra innings, Branford grabbed a 3-2 lead and Orange’s fans were heartbroken.

What a game, and what a comeback late only to come up short in a game that ended with the lights on at a now mostly bare Old Tavern Park. When the game started, the place was abuzz with summer baseball and softball all-star teams, but when the legion game ended, it was dark, it was quiet, and Orange was 0-3 against Zone II rival Branford.

Coaches Bob Mirto and Bill Butler weren’t proud of this one’s ending. Still, Orange has on overall record at 12-4, and is 4 games behind undefeated (16-0) Branford.

This weekend, Post 127 celebrates the 4th of July in a tournament in Rhode Island. Then, it’s back Sunday for a doubleheader in East Haven.

Amity Spartans Are 2013 Candy Cane Classic Champions — DiMauro Named MVP

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Dec 282013
 

Boys Basketball2013 CANDY CANE CLASSIC RESULTS & AWARDS

 

TOURNAMENT CHAMPION: AMITY HIGH SCHOOL

 

TOURNAMNET MVP:   Sebastian DiMauro                AMITY

 

ALL TOURNAMENT TEAM:

  1. 1.    Ke’Juan Gordon                                                       ANSONIA
  1. 2.    Matt Dogali                                                                 OXFORD
  1. 3.    Austyn Brown                                                           WOODLAND
  1. 4.    Tanner Kingsley                                                      WOODLAND
  1. 5.    David Ryan                                                                 AMITY

 

DAY 1 RESULTS: December 26, 2013

5 pm:          Woodland 55                          Ansonia 47

7 pm:          Amity 56                                Oxford 29

 

DAY 2 RESULTS: December 27, 2013

5 pm:          Ansonia 72                             Oxford 46

7 pm:          Amity 79                                Woodland 51        CHAMPIONSHIP