WINDSOR – Despite losing by double-digits to Windsor on Wednesday afternoon, no one is counting out Wethersfield’s baseball team. “I think we have a lot of talent,” Wethersfield star center fielder Jimmy Sullivan said. “When we play well we can be a very tough team to beat.” The thing is, the Eagles, who came into […]
BASEBALL SCC Notre Dame-West Haven at West Haven, ppd. to Saturday, 11 a.m. Foran at Fairfield Prep, ppd. to Friday at Foran, 4 p.m. Non-league Pomperaug at Seymour, ppd. to Saturday, 11 a.m. NVL Naugatuck at Ansonia, ppd. to April 28, 11 a.m. SOFTBALL CTC Platt Tech at Whitney Tech, ppd. to Friday, 11:30 a.m. […]
WINDSOR – It was supposed to be a pitcher’s duel when Windsor and Wethersfield sent their aces to the hill in Wednesday’s CCC battle of unbeatens. While Middlebury College-bound Alex Rosario had his stuff working for Windsor, University of Hartford-bound Tim Blaisdell didn’t as Windsor beat Wethersfield 14-4 in five innings. “It was a battle of […]
NORTH HAVEN — It didn’t take long for Branford baseball coach Steve Malafronte to say it.
“The magic number is five (runs),” Malafronte said after the Hornets defeated North Haven (ranked 11th in the latest GametimeCT.com state poll), 5-2, Wed…
NEW CANAAN — It took extras, but Stamford earned its first conference win of the season Wednesday afternoon. The Black Knights scored four runs in the eighth to down New Canaan 7-3 on the road. It was their second victory over the Rams this season, though the first was non-conference. “We did what we had […]
John MacDonald of Westhill threw the first perfect game of the 2018 CIAC baseball season. MacDonald sat down every batter he faced over five innings of work, striking out three as Westhill run-ruled Danbury 10-0 Wednesday afternoon in Danbury. “I think that Mac and coach (Mike) Riveles (pitching coach) had a great game plan today,” […]
STAMFORD—The Norwalk baseball team came into the game against Trinity Catholic in the midst of a five-game losing streak and with its pitching staff taxed. Joey Benincaso picked the perfect time to pitch his first complete game of the season. Benincaso went seven innings, giving up six hits and striking out seven as Norwalk beat […]
WESTON 11, BARLOW 0 WESTON320 42—11 7 0 BARLOW000 00—0 0 5 Records: Weston 4-3, 1-0 SWC; Barlow 0-7, 0-1. Batteries: W—Liam Odierna (W, 2-1) and Jake Cavicchia; B—Tiernan Lynch (L), Sam Capetanakis (5) and Kyle Andreoli. Liam Odierna pitched a no-hitter in Weston’s 11-0 five-inning win over Barlow Wednesday afternoon in the SWC opener […]
NORWALK — On his way to the dugout after throwing a 1-2-3 sixth inning against Brien McMahon, Darien reliever Jackson Vaught found out some very important news from a teammate — the Blue Wave were three outs away from a no-hitter.
Blue Wave st…
Mark Wootton belted a game-winning, walk-off RBI double to score Tyler Heenan in the bottom of the eighth inning to lead the Foran baseball team to a 6-5 SCC win over Shelton in Milford on Tuesday. Wootton ended up going 3-for-4 with three RBIs. Shane McCone added a two-run double and and Heenan had two […]
TORRINGTON — On a hitter’s day at Torrington’s Fuessenich Park, Woodland kept its bats cranking after four close innings for a 12-6 win over Torrington Tuesday afternoon.
Torrington’s Cam Cerruto (3 RBIs) blasted a home run and triple for his …
RIDGEFIELD — Last year’s 12-1 start was the catalyst to making deep runs in both the FCIAC and Class LL tournaments for the Ridgefield baseball team.
The Tigers hope to ride that same wave again as they chase a similar start this spring.
FAIRFIELD — St. Joseph and Fairfield Warde were supposed to play on Monday in Trumbull, but rain forced the FCIAC contenders to push their game back one day — this time, to the Mustangs’ home ballpark.
The schedule change certainly didn’t both…
WESTPORT—Chris Drbal’s first home run was one he will not soon forget.
Drbal’s blast in the fourth inning sailed well over the 440-foot center field fence, capping an offensive explosion for the Wreckers.
When Drbal’s shot landed, the No. 1 ra…
GROTON – Every baseball coach throughout the state would love to have an NCAA Division I bound pitcher leading their staff. Luckily for Waterford’s Art Peluso, he has two. “It’s very important,” Peluso said. “But we have to have them both peaking at the right time — you know what I mean? — towards the […]
Welcome to the second episode of the High and Tight high school baseball podcast. Baseball writer Scott Ericson and I touch on a ton of topics across the state. We give a ton of love to the ECC this week, and I go on a rant about the most recent top 10 baseball poll. Ericson […]
The baseball season is only two weeks old and only four unbeaten teams are left in Class LL.
No. 1-ranked Staples (5-0), New Milford (5-0), Manchester (4-0) and South Windsor (4-0) remain perfect in Class LL.
Running the table as a LL team in …
MIDDLETOWN — It’s almost unfair to call Xavier a one-win baseball team after five games, but the Falcons are owning their record. They know there is no reward for being in close games and losing them. Standings are for wins and losses and that…
It’s early, and the season is only now just getting into full swing, but unbeaten St. Joseph and Hand made the biggest moves in a massive shuffling of the GameTimeCT/New Haven Register Top 10 Baseball Poll for Week 3. GROTON – Every baseball coach throughout the state would love to have a Division I bound […]
BASEBALL CTC Abbott Tech at Platt Tech, ppd. to Tuesday, 3:45 p.m. NVL Derby at Oxford, ppd. to Saturday, 3:45 p.m. Naugatuck at Ansonia, ppd. to Thursday, 3:45 p.m. Seymour at St. Paul, ppd. to Tuesday, 3:45 p.m. Shoreline Coginchaug at Old Saybrook, ppd. to Tuesday, noon Haddam-Killingworth at Old Lyme, ppd. to Tuesday, 3:45 […]
The Brunswick School baseball team is winning all types of games lately.
One day after posting a 16-0 victory over Hamden Hall Country Day School, the Bruins edged visiting Salesian High School, 1-0, on Saturday in walk-off fashion.
GROTON – Coming off a loss, Waterford turned to its ace Mike Burrows to try and get back to into the win column on Saturday. The senior righthander didn’t let his team down. Burrows went to distance, striking out 14 as No. 2 Waterford beat rival Fitch 9-1. “We have a lot of confidence in […]
Amity 12, Shelton 3 (6) AMITY 260 400—12 13 3 SHELTON 111 000—3 9 2 Batteries: A–Ben Lodewick and Pat Winkel; S–Justin Hafle and Joe Romano; Records: Amity 3-2; Highlights: Pat Winkel 3-3 BB 3 2B 3R 1RBI, Jack Nolan 2-3 2R 3RBI 1BB, Quinn Burke 3-4 2R 3RBI; Shelton: Mike Kennedy 2ip 4ks 2BB […]
STRATFORD — What Stratford coach Mick Buckmir liked about Friday was that temperatures rose above 70 degrees for the first time this spring for baseball. As for his team’s game against town rival Bunnell, that, too, brought a smile to Buckmir’s face. Stratford had its ace, Brendan Duffy, on the hill, and the right-hander stymied […]
NORWALK — The best-laid schemes of mice and men, the poet Robert Burns wrote, often go awry.
The same could be said about baseball coaches.
Just two full innings into Friday’s FCIAC baseball game between St. Joseph and host Norwalk, seven runs…
ANSONIA 3, OXFORD 0 OXFORD 000 000 0—0 3 0 ANSONIA 000 030 X—3 5 0 Records: Oxford 2-3 Ansonia 3-2. Batteries: Donaldson (0-2) & Stordy; A: Torres (3-0) & Blackwell. Highlights: Ricky Torres tossed a 3-hitter 5 K’s, Cody Teodosio laced a 2-run double, Garrett Cafaro had a triple for Ansonia. GUILFORD 9, MORGAN […]
TRUMBULL—Trumbull baseball coach Phil Pacelli was worried his team might suffer a letdown after beating the No. 4 ranked team in the state, Fairfield Prep, less than 24 hours prior to facing Stamford Friday afternoon.
There would be no letdown…
WEST HAVEN — Since opening the season in disappointing fashion against Hand, the East Haven baseball team has been an entirely different unit over the last five games.
Using timely hitting, clutch defense and effective pitching is always a goo…
ANSONIA – Replacing a coach that won over 500 career games and reached four state championship games over a career is not an easy shadow to walk out from under, even if the man replacing him stands close to 6-foot-7. That is the challenge that new Ansonia coach Pat Lynch accepted when he took over […]
TORRINGTON — On a sneaky cold day turned frigid by the end, Torrington’s Red Raider baseball team (2-2, 1-2 NVL) parlayed nine singles into a 7-5 win over the Red Raiders from Derby (1-3, 0-2) Thursday afternoon at Torrington’s Fuessenich Park…
Brian Pettway went 3-for-4 and drove in thee game-winning RBI in the bottom of the seventh inning as the Wilbur Cross baseball team walked off on Trinity Catholic 5-4 Thursday in a non-conference game at New Haven. Andrew Marrero also went 3-for-4 for the Governors (3-2) and scored the deciding run. Fernando Doria won the […]
NFA was bringing its ace in UConn-bound Tyler Briggs to pitch against Darien.
The star pitcher was solid, allowing no runs on just two hits but when he came out to start the fifth, Darien was able to put up the one run it would need to win.
STAMFORD — Ridgefield starter Jake Artzt was as efficient as a pitcher possibly could be Wednesday afternoon against Stamford.
Just how efficient?
Artzt threw under 70 pitches over seven innings, only tossing seven in the fifth inning and six …
NORWALK—The bloodlines flow from fathers to sons, but the ties are actually so much deeper.
Much of the FCIAC will see Fairfield Ludlowe posting a 7-5 league victory over Brien McMahon on Wednesday afternoon at Pride Field and not think much m…
NEWTOWN — Weather aside, Wednesday’s showdown between SWC rivals Newtown and New Fairfield played out like it was in late May, not early April.
A pair of excellent performances by each teams’ aces, solid play in the field and timely hitting we…
STRATFORD — Richard Kerstetter made himself available to pitch out of the bullpen during Wednesday’s game against Bunnell. Little did Kerstetter know his coach would call upon him in the first inning after starter Tyler Romano managed to record just one out. As it turned out, bringing in Kerstetter proved to be a wise move […]
BETHEL — The New Milford High School baseball team likes to follow a simple formula for putting runs on the board: score early, score often.
Of course, it also helps when the pitchers throw a shutout.
The Green Wave certainly scor…
WILTON — Brendan Skewis helped his team walk off with a win they thought they had an inning earlier.
The No. 8 hitter and senior for the Wilton baseball team came through with an RBI base hit in the bottom of the eighth inning to lift the Warr…
EAST HAVEN 9, LAW 6 (10) E. HAVEN 000 033 000 3—9 11 2 LAW 001 010 400 0—6 8 3 Records: EH 3-2; Law 2-3. Batteries: EH: Furino, (7)Kabel, W(8)Buffone and Vega; Law: Merchant, (6)Primavera, (6)Flynn, L(7)Reed, (10)Maxwell and Schulte. Highlights: For East Haven: Spano, Vega and Mingiune each had 2 RBI. Camera and […]
GREENWICH — Using its opportunistic bats in the first game and strong pitching and defense in the second, the New Canaan baseball team got exactly what it wanted out of Wednesday’s doubleheader against Greenwich — a significant sweep.
Hello and welcome to the first episode the High and Tight, the GameTimeCT high school baseball podcast. Baseball writer Scott Ericson and I decided to start this first high school sports podcast at GameTimeCT. What better sport to start with than baseball? In this first episode we introduce ourselves, give you a rundown of the […]
BASEBALL FORAN 5, BRANFORD 4 Branford – 220 000 0 – 4 6 2 Foran – 003 100 1 – 5 8 1 Batteries: Branford – Aidan Ricciardelli, Noah Jerolman, Zane Kmietek, Carson Mendoza and Robbie Barbash Foran – Jack Greenspan, Mark Wootton and Matt Kennedy WP – Mark Wootton 1-0; LP – Carson Medoza […]
BASEBALL Preps Hopkins at Hamden Hall, ppd. to Wednesday at Hopkins, 4 p.m. Non-league Ledyard at Hand, ppd. to Friday,4 p.m. NVL Seymour at WCA, ppd. to Thursday, 3:30 p.m. Derby at Torrington, ppd. to Thursday, 3:45 p.m. Shoreline Cromwell at Morgan, ppd. to Saturday, 1:30 p.m. Non-league Trinity Catholic at Wilbur Cross, ppd. to […]
FAIRFIELD — If this had been a road game, it would not have been at all surprising if Will Lucas had climbed aboard the Fairfield Prep bus, grabbed the keys from the driver and taken the Jesuits home. Because the senior did everything else but drive the bus after Prep’s comeback victory on Monday. Lucas […]
BETHEL — Monday afternoon’s game ended a heck of a lot better than it started for Bethel High School senior baseball player Tyler Davis.Davis, who started on the mound and surrendered four runs in the first inning, later delivered a walk-off, …
DARIEN — Monday at 11 a.m. with the temperature at 40 degrees isn’t the ideal setting for a baseball game.Darien found an efficient way of staying warm — circling the bases.The Blue Wave scored in the first five innings on their way to a 9-2 l…
STAMFORD — The No. 2 hole in the batting order is not normally a run-producing spot but Westhill’s TJ Wainwright had different plans in the first inning against Wilton. The junior shortstop batted twice in the bottom of the first, driving in a run on a double with his first at-bat and plating two runs […]
It was not a total whitewash, but it was close. The SCC dominated the early season FCIAC-SCC Challenge, going 11-4 over the weekend. Trinity Catholic-Wilbur Cross scheduled for Tuesday and Wilton-Hand (April 17) will have no impact on the overall outcome as the SCC easily snagged bragging rights, for now. Of course, the CIAC Class […]
Staples only played one game (which is more than many northern Connecticut teams were afforded), but the Wreckers’ 4-3 rally past Xavier in the SCC-FCIAC Challenge on Saturday was enough to make them the unanimous No. 1 team in the GameTimeCT Top 10 for Week 2. But with the SCC going 11-4 vs. the FCIAC […]
James Carbone drove in the game-winning run in the seventh inning with a sacrifice fly, scoring Mark Wootton from third to lead the Foran baseball team to a 4-3 win over cross-town rival Law in a SCC match-up in Milford on Monday. Wootton tied the game for the Lions (2-1) at 3 with an RBI […]