SIMSBURY, July 23 – Simsbury’s Jake Wood was an all-conference catcher for Canton High this spring. But as the Simsbury American Legion baseball season progressed, Wood fell into a slump at the plate, struggling to hit curve balls.
But he has been working with Simsbury assistant coach Ed Lavoie to shorten his swing. Wood’s work paid off Wednesday with a single, double and three RBI as Post 84 won the opening game of a best-of-3 series with Hartford, 7-0 in the American Legion state tournament at Memorial Field.
Zone 1 champion Simsbury (19-6) needs one more win to advance to the Northern Division finals that begin Saturday at Muzzy Field in Bristol.Continue Reading