The Newtown Renegades baseball team will face Exeter, N.H., in a must-win Cal Ripken 11U New England Regional Tournament game on Wednesday, August 6, at 5:30 pm. The teams will battle at Glander Field, on Mile Hill Road South, in a rematch of an August 2 contest in which Newtown overcame a 7-1 deficit to pull out an 8-7 victory.
The Renegades fell into the loser’s bracket of the double elimination tourney with a 7-2 loss to New Milford on August 5. Josh Taylor drove in both runs, and Luke Galer smacked a pair of doubles in the setback.
The winner of Wednesday’s contest advances to tangle with New Milford in the championship round beginning Thursday, August 7, at 5 pm. If New Milford wins, it captures the tourney title. If New Milford loses on Thursday, the teams will play a decisive game on Friday, also at 5 pm. All of the contests are at Glander Field.