It was a busy spring for me up here in CCC country. It’s hard to find a day I was not out watching a game so, of course, I saw some great ones. Here is my list of the best games I saw this season separated by sport.
See if your team made the list.
John Arel comes within two outs of perfect game vs. Southington: The senior right-hander headed to the University of Maine was absolutely dominant in a 1-0 win over Southington. He struck out 15 and gave up one hit. Southington went on to play in the Class LL championship game.
Hall wins on walk-off wild pitch vs. Fitch: This was Hall’s first win of the season in a year where they played 10 1-run games.
Nate Mandell walk-off single in extras pushes Glastonbury past Bristol Central: The Tomahawks scored in the bottom of the seventh to force extra innings and then in the ninth, Mandell lined a single up the middle to score John Russell from second.
Glastonbury walks-off again: Joe Mercier laid down two important bunts: one led to the tying run in the seventh and the other scored the winning run on a safety squeeze to beat Wilton in the first round of the Class LL tournament.
Spencer Bunting homers, doubles, drives in four and gets complete game win vs. E.O. Smith: Rocky Hill senior Spencer Bunting finished a triple shy of the cycle with a 2-run HR and 2 RBI double in a win over E.O. Smith. He also pitched a complete game.
East Lyme comes from behind to upset No. 1 seed Berlin in second round of Class L tournament: Austin Toback hit a home run, Berlin took a lead, but East Lyme scored in the sixth and seventh to take down the top-seeded Redcoats in the second round of the tournament.
Wethersfield, aided by an interference call, comes from behind to beat South Windsor: Down by one, the Eagles scored two in the top of the seventh and held on to beat the Bobcats in South Windsor.
Kendra Friedt Ks 12, Sydney Ferrante RBI beats Bristol Eastern 1-0: In a pitchers duel, Friedt and the Blue Knights came out on top with a sixth inning RBI by Northern Kentucky bound shortstop Ferrante.
Kendra Friedt, well, did it all…again: The junior pitcher struck out 11 Spartans and drove in both runs in a 2-0 win at Southington High School.
Ben Levin recorded a hat trick in the final seven minutes to lead Simsbury to the CCC West tournament title: Ben Levin scored three times and Hagen Wunderle twice to shock Glastonbury and win the CCC West tournament title.
Billy Heaney scores seven as East Catholic comes back to beat RHAM: The Eagles spotted RHAM a 5-0 lead in the first, but then scored the next eight goals of the game to beat the Sachems 14-8 in Hebron.
East Catholic get big game from sophomore goalie to advance to first state semi-final: The Eagles, behind 13 saves from Brendan Casey, beat Old Lyme 6-5 to advance to the first state semi-final in program history.
East Catholic scores six goals in the fourth to beat Newington on the road: After being held scoreless in the third, the Eagles scored six goals, five unanswered to beat the Indians 11-7. Patrick Hills scored three of his four goals in the fourth.