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Avon wins Section II, will play for a state title

Avon’s Minor Division baseball team (ages 10-11) will play for a Little League state title after winning the Section II tournament.

HARWINTON, July 28 – Avon’s Minor Division baseball All-Star team (ages 10-11) will get an opportunity to play for a Little League state championship. With a 10-8 victory over Wethersfield in the Section II championship game, Avon earned a spot in the best-of-3 finals against two-time defending champion Fairfield American. Game 1 is Sunday at 2 p.m. at Bob Duval Field in Haddam.

Game 2 is Monday night at 5:30 p.m. and game 3, if necessary, will be Tuesday, Aug. 2 at 5:30 p.m. in Haddam.

Avon (7-1, 5-1 Section II) beat Wethersfield 1-0 in the first game of the sectional tournament before beating Norwich, 12-2 in four innings and East Lyme, 5-1. After a one-run loss to Guilford, 2-1, Avon rebounded with a 9-6 win over South Windsor.

Two other Avon teams have played for a Little League state title. The 9-10 All-Stars dropped game 3 of the championship series to Fairfield in 2001 and 9-10 All-Stars were swept in two games by Annex of New Haven in 2007.

Gerry deSimas, Jr., is the editor and founder of The Collinsville Press. He is an award-winning writer and has been covering sports in Connecticut and New England for more than 30 years. He was inducted into the New England High School Wrestling Hall of Fame in 2018.

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