Blancoâs Bombers 11, Thunder 3 â Powered by the mighty bat of Dan Poeltl, the Bombers exploded for seven fifth-inning runs to break open a tight game and beat the Thunder, 11-3, at Liberty Field Monday. Poeltl opened the inning with a triple, came home on a single by J.P. Blanco and blasted a 3-RBI double later in the inning. Poeltl, who also tripled in the third inning, scored three runs in the game and pitched a shutout inning in relief. Teammate Chris Devaney made a diving catch in center field in the fourth inning to rob Erik Laaksonen of a hit. Thunder hits came off the bats of Michael Burton, Jacob Moore and Sean Dardine. Michael Koch scored two runs for the Thunder, and teammate Ben Stoller one.
Spencerâs Stars 9, Thunder 8 â Capitalizing on walks, wild pitches, errors and a single by Matt Villamana, the Stars rallied for four fifth-inning runs to edge the Thunder at Treadwell Park last week. Relief pitcher Eric Pisani hurled the final two innings and was credited with the win. The Starsâ Joe Davis smashed a towering, inside-the-park homer to left-center to score Riley Wurtz for a 2-1 first-inning lead. The Thunder had opened the scoring when Ben Stoller drilled an RBI single up the middle to score Sean Dardine. Dardine had a memorable four-RBI game, whacking a bases-loaded double and knocking in another run with a single. Wurtz and Davis each had two hits, and teammate Max Temple doubled in a run. The Thunderâs Kyle Wilcox crushed a triple and continued home on a fielding error. Teammate Kaleb Rowe slashed two singles, and Michael Burton singled and scored. Thunder pitchers Wilcox, Stoller, Rowe and Michael Koch struck out 10 batters in five innings. The oppositionâs Pisani, Davis and Kevin LeBlanc fanned nine hitters.
Brookfield 17, Red Tide 5 â The Newtown Red Tide learned a hard lesson last Saturday at Liberty Field when Brookfield came to town on a mission, playing well on both sides of the plate. Despite the loss, Harry (D-Train) Depuy was an offensive juggernaut this game, going 2-for-2 at the plate with a screaming double hit up the middle, five stolen bases and two runs scored. Depuy was also equally tough on the mound, recording five strikeouts in two innings pitched. Also contributing defensively was Colin (The Closer) Morrissey, who threw the only scoreless inning against Brookfield, fanning three in the process. While, Timmy (The Flash) Moore contributed offensively, with a walk, two stolen bases, and a run scored for the Red Tide.
Brookfield 10, Red Tide 5 â Chris (The Cannon) Brown was stellar on defense, gunning down Brookfield runners while playing at short and went 2-for-3 at the plate with two singles, three stolen bases and a run scored in the loss to Brookfield. Curt (Sandman) Williamsonâs outstanding pitching this season continued as he racked up three more strikeouts over two innings of work, including a 1-2-3 fifth inning. While, (Slammin) CJ Dunn maintains his consecutive game hitting streak, going 1-for-1 with two walks, four stolen bases and a run scored.
Navy 13, Black Panthers 6 â Nick Randall had three hits and Albert Dean had a three-run double to break open a tight game for Navy. Alex Daignault was the pitching star. For the Panthers, Kevin Conti had a bases clearing triple and Alec Bedini and John Santayana teamed up for a defensive gem.
Blazers 8, Knighthawks 6 â Jack Corbett, Glen Damota and Connor Roche combined for strong pitching and the Blazersâ Jordan Salvesen led a late inning rally which was tough for the Knighthawks to overcome.
Red Tide 13, Lightning 10 â Adam (I-rod) Israel and Tim (The Vacuum) Pritchett made their pitching debuts this season and also played stellar defense as the Red Tide defeated the Lightning. Israel recorded two strikeouts while Pritchett scooped up everything that was hit to first. Julia (Roadrunner) Moore contributed offensively with three walks, four stolen bases and a run scored. Moore also played solid D at first.
Huskies 12, Brookfield 8 â The Huskies prevailed due to the fine play of Connor LeMay, Tyler Dullinger, Andrew Ross, Dillon Palumbo and Liam Pallila.
Pink Panthers 21, Southbury 9 â Jen Callery belted a home run while Caitlin Tefft and Sarah Pettinelli chipped in with triples to lead the Pink Panthers to the win. Nicole Nonnenmacher reached base in all at bats and scored three times to round out the offense. On defense, Ashley Duncan made back-to-back put outs and Taylor Johnson pitched two innings of no-hit, no-run, three-strikeout ball.
Newtown (#2) 9, Brookfield 4 â Brittany Soucar had two doubles and paced a 13-hit attack to lead Newtown past Brookfield. Meriah Tani, Brittany Clark and Rebecca Reed also pounded out two hits apiece. Outstanding defense was turned in by Natalie Dunn, who threw out two runners at home plate, and the catching tandem of Megan Gibbons, Shannon Barra and Brittany Clark, all of whom threw out potential base stealers at second base.