RCP wins American Legion Northeast Regional championship, heads to World Series

"(Melanie Stengel - Register) American Legion Northeast Regional Final 8/11."

MIDDLETOWN >> Rocky Hill-Cromwell-Portland baseball coach Jay Hickey stood by the batting cages at Monnes Field on the eve of the American Legion Northeast Regional tournament and wondered, “Why not us?” Six days later Hickey got the answer of a lifetime. Tommy Seaver lined a single into a right field to score Christian Budzik with […]

Tuesday’s Middletown area sports roundup

Boys Golf Xavier 156, NFA 181, North Haven 185 >> AJ Sanzaro shot a 37 to earn medalist honors and lead the Falcons to a pair of wins Tuesday at Portland Golf Course. Ryan DeVille and Alex Jenkins each shot a 39, while Connor Roscoe shot a 41 as Xavier improved to 6-1. Rasmey Kong […]

Baseball: Bullard Havens holds off Vinal Tech

Vinal Tech senior Ryan Fazzino at bat against Bullard Haven Tech Monday afternoon in Middletown. Vinal lost 5-4.  Jimmy Zanor/The Middletown

MIDDLETOWN >> Vinal Tech baseball coach Tyler LaMontagne knows how important it is to win close games. The Hawks suffered their third one-run loss of the season Monday, falling short against Bullard Havens Tech, 5-4, at the Thomas Serra Sports Complex and LaMontagne is hoping these kind of defeats won’t become a trend. “We’re not […]

Baseball: Middletown edges New Britain in extra innings

MIDDLETOWN >> Nick Brenchak had a game to remember. The Middletown High right fielder singled with two out in the sixth inning to drive in the tying run against New Britain, then slammed a two-out single in the 10th inning with the bases loaded to give the Blue Dragons a dramatic 3-2 win at John […]

Monday’s Middletown area sports roundup

Baseball Coginchaug 8, Old Lyme 3 >> John Mormile (3-1) tossed a complete game with seven strikeouts and Connor Wenchell’s two-run single keyed a five-run third inning for the visiting Blue Devils on Monday. Charlie Anderson had two hits and three RBI’s for Coginchaug (3-7). The Wildcats fell to 4-5. Notre Dame 3, Xavier 2 […]

Friday’s Middletown area sports roundup

Baseball East Hampton 1, Cromwell 0 >> Senior righthander Marvin Gorgas fired a no-hitter while striking out 16 and Alex Meeker delivered a two-out, game-winning single in the bottom of the seventh as the Bellringers (7-1) handed the Panthers (8-1) their first loss of the season Friday at East Hampton. “(Gorgas) had pretty good stuff […]

Baseball: Xavier escapes against East Haven

MIDDLETOWN >> There’s this baseball rule that goes something like this: In a seven-inning game, the winning team has to get 21 outs. Can’t run the clock out, can’t play stall-ball. Must get 21 outs. The moral of that lesson? Never leave a game early. When the sea breeze rolled in, the clouds gathered and […]

Softball: Middletown rallies past East Catholic

Sydney White, Senior for Middletown High, connects for a base hit against East Catholic at Thursday's home game. Photo Catherine Avalone

MIDDLETOWN >> Middletown rallied for two runs in the bottom of the sixth inning to edge East Catholic 3-2 in a Central Connecticut Conference interdivision softball game Thursday at Hiller Field. After the Blue Dragons had the potential tying runs thrown out at both second base and home plate in the fifth inning, it appeared […]

Thursday’s Middletown region sports roundup

Baseball East Hampton 3, Westbrook 2 >> Winning pitcher Zak Johnson struck out eight and allowed just two hits, and Marvin Gorgas notched two strikeouts in the seventh inning to earn the save for the host Bellringers. Dylan Riley had an RBI double for East Hampton (6-1), which built an early 3-0 lead. Arno Utegg […]

Baseball: Pitching, defense lift Maloney past Middletown

MIDDLETOWN >> Middletown High baseball coach Jason Serra said his team’s Central Connecticut Conference South Division 9-1 loss to Maloney Wednesday afternoon was as bad a game as his team has played this season. He will get no argument. The Blue Dragons (3-3) again were guilty of ghastly base running, made six errors and sabotaged […]

Boys volleyball: Tomahawks too much for Xavier

GLASTONBURY >> The Tomahawks boys volleyball team was better prepared Tuesday evening and it showed on the court, beating Xavier in straights sets at Glastonbury High School. Galvin Haught and Shane Harasyko led the home team attack with 10 kills apiece, despite Harasyko playing out of position due to school vacation. The junior middle blocker […]

Baseball: Xavier bounces back against Branford

Xavier sophomore pitcher Miles Michaud earned a win in his first varsity start Tuesday at Branford. Bill O'Brien - Special to the Press

BRANFORD >> Xavier sophomore pitcher Miles Michaud earned a win in his first varsity start and senior Will Garrity went 3-for-4, including a key RBI single in a five-run fifth inning, as the Falcons topped Branford, 6-1, Tuesday afternoon at the James MacVeigh Sports Complex. Xavier, which bounced back from an extra-inning loss against Fairfield […]

Tuesday’s Middletown region sports roundup

By Press Staff Boys Track Middletown  99.5, Bristol Eastern  50.5 >>  The Blue Dragons swept all three relay events en route to a CCC win Tuesday. Middletown also got first place performances from  London Highsmith (100, 11.3 seconds), Mateo Alvarez (1600, 5:00 and 3200, 10:47), Isaiah Thompkins (300 hurdles, 43.2), Ben Schaff (800, 2:07), Kareem Brackett (200, […]

Monday’s Middletown region sports roundup

By Press Staff Baseball East Hampton 4, Hale-Ray 3 >> The Bellringers rallied for four runs in the top of the seventh to edge the Noises Monday at Moodus. Matt Sevigny’s RBI double and Steve Peltier’s game winning RBI single highlighted East Hampton’s late uprising. Zac Harrington struck out seven to earn the win for […]

Baseball: Plainville rallies past Middletown

By Jim Bransfield Press Correspondent MIDDLETOWN >> There are different kinds of losses. Some days you just tip your cap to the other team and on other days the losses are tough, might-have-been kinds of losses. But then there are the brutal ones, the kind that keeps coaches up at night. Middletown’s 5-4 Central Connecticut […]

Baseball: Staub home run sparks Portland

By Jimmy Zanor jzanor@ctcentral.com @ShoreLineSports on Twitter PORTLAND >> All Portland senior Jason Staub wanted to do was to get on base any way possible and extend the inning. Instead, Staub made history. Staub crushed a three-run homer that gave the Highlanders the lead for good in the third inning. It was Staub’s first career […]

Friday’s Middletown region sports roundup

By Press Staff Baseball Cromwell 13, Hale-Ray 0 >> At Moodus, winning pitcher Tucker Lord (2-0) allowed two hits and struck out five in five innings as the Panthers remained unbeaten at 6-0. Mike McNally went 3-for-5 with an RBI and three runs scored and Cory Baldwin had two doubles and two RBI’s to pace […]

Thursday’s Middletown region sports roundup

By Press Staff Baseball Cromwell 13, Valley Regional 3 >> At Deep River, senior righthander Jake Regula struck out seven in five innings and Kevin Radziewicz went 3-for-5 with three RBI’s and two runs scored to lead the Panthers. Logan Lessard went 3-for-5 with two runs scored for Cromwell (5-0). Eric Jaillet doubled for the […]

Baseball: Middletown picks off Manchester

By Jimmy Zanor jzanor@ctcentral.com @ShoreLineSports on Twitter MANCHESTER >> After handing Manchester a 2-1 lead on an infield error in the fourth inning, Middletown baseball coach Jason Serra gathered his players outside the dugout for an impromptu meeting. “That (error) was one of those plays where we can and should get an out on,” Serra […]

Softball: Mercy routs Hand in first game after coach’s resignation

Dave Phillips - Special to the Middletown Press Mercy pitcher Brianna Sawicki fires a pitch during the Tigers' 20-1 win against Hand Wednesday in Madison. Dave Phillips - Special to the Middletown Press

MADISON >> After losing to Foran on Monday, the Mercy softball team was going to put a hurting on someone very soon. Unfortunately for Hand, it was in the way Wednesday afternoon as Mercy rolled to a 20-1 Southern Connecticut Conference victory in a game that was stopped after 6 innings due to the 15-run […]