In the inaugural season of the 16-year-old Prep Division of Connecticut Babe Ruth Baseball, the Newtown 16U team traveled to North Haven and captured the state championship on Saturday, July 26 by beating Fairfield in the semifinals and North Haven in the finals.
Newtown crushed Fairfield 12-1 in a game that was shortened to five innings due to the mercy rule. Luke Rustici pitched a complete game, four-hitter; Jared Brady had three hits including a double and had four runs batted in; and Chris Calo had three hits and two RBI.
The Newtown Renegades beat New Fairfield 9-4, Southbury 7-3 and New Milford 6-0 but came up short twice against Danbury, 6-2 and 5-4, in the double elimination Cal Ripken 11U Connecticut State Tournament at Rogers Park in Danbury this past week.
Danbury and Newtown both go on to compete in the Cal Ripken 11U New England Regional Tournament which opens this weekend at Glander Field since the Renegades were selected to host the tourney.
The 9th Annual Newtown Road Race 5K and Kid’s Run will take place at Dickinson Park on Saturday, August 30. Nike presents the 5K race and the Newtown Prevention Council is sponsoring this year’s Kids Run to benefit Newtown Youth & Family Services.
This year’s race will feature a new start time of 8 am.
Parts of Route 302 will be closed from approximately 7 to 10 am.
Matched up against state champions from around New England, Newtown’s 13-year-old Babe Ruth baseball team — the Wolf Pack — certainly had its work cut out in the New England Regional Tournament which it hosted at High Meadow Field on the campus of Fairfield Hills this week.
The Wolf Pack, after a tourney-opening loss, earned two nail-biting wins to stay alive in the loser’s bracket of the double-elimination tournament before finally seeing its season end at the hands of Waterford on July 29.
Newtown’s 13-year-old Babe Ruth baseball team, the Wolf Pack, remains alive in the New England Regional Tournament, which it is hosting. The Wolf Pack won its second straight game and will be at home tonight, Tuesday, July 29, at 7, to take on Waterford. The Wolf Pack finds itself in another must-win game in this double-elimination tournament. All of the action is at High Meadow Field on the campus of Fairfield Hills.
Newtown’s 13-year-old Babe Ruth baseball team, the Wolf Pack, host of the New England Regional Tournament, will be at home today, Monday, July 28, for a 4 pm game. Newtown will take on Eastern Massachusetts at High Meadow Field on the campus of Fairfield Hills.
The Wolf Pack is coming off an 8-7 win over Franklin County of Vermont on July 27. Following a 5-3 loss to New Hampshire in its first tourney game, on July 26, the Wolf Pack is in the loser’s bracket and must win each game to remain in the double-elimination tourney.
Year after year, Newtown’s youth baseball players and their families make runs upstate, and out of state, to tangle with their New England-based opponents in regional tournaments. This summer, some of the local sluggers can leave their travel bags in the closets and enjoy short, familiar drives down the road for games and practices as they play deep into the summer months.
Team members often refer to their on-field peers as their sisters or brothers. After all, the makeup of a team somewhat emulates that of a family. When it comes to Newtown’s Wombat Sisterhood youth soccer squad, which recently completed its season, many of the girls can accurately refer to each other as sisters.
The Wombat Sisterhood recreation U14 team has five sets of sisters. There are 19 girls on the roster, so more than half of the lineup is made up of sets of siblings.
The Newtown Renegades, this past week, won four straight games in district pool play, concluding in New Milford, to qualify for the Cal Ripken 11U Connecticut State Tournament. The team beat Hebron 19-2, New Milford 14-9, Ledyard 12-0, and Southbury 13-2 to earn the top seed. The Renegades won the state title a year ago and will go for another championship when the Connecticut State Tournament opens this weekend in Danbury.
The Newtown 9A Travel Baseball, the Knight Hawks, won the Cal Ripken 9U District 5 championship by defeating Oxford 7-6 at home on July 10. With the victory, Newtown advances to the Cal Ripken 9U State Tournament.