Canton 9-10 baseball team eliminated; Avon’s Minor Division squad still alive

Avon won its sixth District 6 championship earlier this week with a win over Tri-Town. Avon is playing in the Division II tournament Saturday in Southington. (Photo by Richard Messina, courtesy of Avon Little League)

Avon won its sixth District 6 championship earlier this week with a win over Tri-Town. Avon is playing in the Division II tournament Saturday in Southington. (Photo by Richard Messina, courtesy of Avon Little League)

The run has come to an end for Canton in the 9-10 Little League state baseball tournament. Canton (6-3) was eliminated Friday night by Farmington in the Division II tournament, 10-6. That comes on the heels of a 9-8 decision to District 3 champion Beacon Falls on Thursday night.

Canton, which won its first-ever District 6 title, had a thrilling rally to beat District 5 champion Farmington, 10-8 on Wednesday night, erasing a seven-run deficit. Farmington plays Beacon Falls Saturday at Peter Foley Little League in Naugatuck for the Division II title and will have to beat Beacon Falls twice to advance.

MINOR BASEBALL (age 10-11): Earlier this week, Avon won its sixth District 6 championship in the Minor Division with a 14-7 win over Tri-Town. But Avon (5-1) lost their first game of the summer with a 13-3 loss to District 3 champion Seymour on Thursday night in the Division II tournament at Southington West Little League.

Avon faces Seymour on Saturday morning at 10 a.m. at Southington West with the loser being eliminated. The winner will face Southington South on Sunday at 11 a.m. in the championship game. Avon and Seymour will need to win twice to advance. Southington South beat Seymour, 3-1 on Friday night.

MAJOR BASEBALL (age 11-12): District 6 champion Simsbury dropped its first game this summer in a 7-2 loss to Farmington in the Division II tournament on Thursday night at Reeves Field in Thomaston.

Simsbury (8-1) will face District 3 champion Seymour on Saturday at 3 p.m. at Reeves Field with the winner advancing to Sunday’s championship game with Farmington. Seymour lost to Farmington, 13-1 on Wednesday night. If Simsbury wins on Saturday, they’ll have to beat Farmington twice on Sunday to win the Division II crown. Sunday’s game begins at 3 p.m. with the second game, if necessary, beginning at 5:30 p.m.

JUNIOR SOFTBALL (age 13-14): District 6 champion Simsbury won its opening contest in the Section I tournament with a 10-0 win over Meriden on Thursday night. Simsbury will face District 3 champion Seymour at 1 p.m. on Saturday at Unity Park in Trumbull. With a win, Simsbury will play on Tuesday, July 22 in the championship game. If Simsbury loses, they’ll play either Fairfield or Meriden on Monday night at 5:30 p.m.

9-10 SOFTBALL: Granby won the District 6 championship earlier this week with an 11-0 win over Torrington. Granby (7-1) won its opening Division II contest with a 5-1 win over Bristol but fell in game two to Seymour, 1-0. Granby advanced to Saturday’s championship game with a 7-2 win over Bristol on Friday night.

Granby faces Seymour in the final on Saturday at 10 a.m. at McCabe Waters in Bristol. If Granby wins Saturday, they’ll force another game on Sunday at 11 a.m., against Seymour to capture the double elimination tournament.

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