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Hawk Sluggers Edged Out Of State Playoffs



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The No. 20 seed in the Class LL state tournament, Newtown High School’s baseball team nearly pulled off an upset at No. 4 Greenwich in the second round, on June 2.

Newtown led by a run heading to the bottom of the sixth, but saw the Cardinals tie the score, then push across the winning run in the last of the seventh for a 6-5 victory.

In this see-saw battle, Jack Petersen had two hits and a run batted in, C.J. Demers had two hits and an RBI, Charlie Curtis had a walk and scored two runs, Karl Miller had a hit and an RBI, Grayson DeFelice walked and scored, and Charlie Eppers had a hit, walk, and RBI. Dylan Goyette and Sam D’Aprile scored runs, Zander Kasbarian had a hit, and Tom Tavar walked.

Charlie Curtis slides back into first base during Newtown’s visit to Greenwich in the state playoffs on June 2. —Steffan Burns photo
Will Burns delivers a pitch in the postseason. —Steffan Burns photo
Karl Miller races toward first base as Dylan Goyette comes down the third base line during conference playoff action.
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