Late hit propels Southington to fifth CCBL title in seven years

Baseball ImageSOUTHINGTON, July 28 – Joe Daigle’s hit off the glove of a diving second baseman drove in the winning run in the bottom of the seventh inning to lift Southington to a 2-1 win over Glastonbury and their fifth Connecticut Collegiate Baseball League championship Tuesday night at Fontana Field.

The win gives Southington, which went 9-9 and finished fourth in the regular season, a two-game sweep of the best-of-3 championship series.  Southington pitcher Craig Frobel went the distance for the win, striking out eight, allowing six hits and no walks. It was the second straight title for Southington.

Southington wins series opener
GLASTONBURY, July 27 — Former Berlin High pitcher Tim Norton fired a three-hitter and offensive contributions came from multiple sources Monday night as the fourth-seeded Southington Shock whitewashed the Glastonbury Arrows 6-0 in the first game of the Connecticut Collegiate Baseball League finals at Riverside Field. Dave Palladino and Matt Paola were each 2-for-3 for the Shock with a run scored. Nick DeLotto had a RBI double.

Southington earns spot in final
SOUTHINGTON, July 24 — Righthander Craig Frobel struck out 11 and allowed just three hits as Southington beat regular season champion Manchester, 2-1 to sweep the best-of-3 semifinal and earn a spot in the championship series. OF Kyle Hart had two doubles and two RBI for Southington. In game one of the semifinal, pitcher Mike Thomas allowed four hits and struck out five in a 4-0 win over Manchester. Kyle Hart was 2-for-3 with two RBI while Garrett DeLotto was 2-for-2.

Southington wins late
SOUTHINGTON, July 20 — Greg Zullo’s infield single in the bottom of the seventh inning with the bases loaded lifted Southington to a 2-1 win over Simsbury. Zullo’s hit scored Matt Paola. For Southington, pitcher Tim Horton struck out five and allowed just four hits. In the other playin game, West Hartford shutout Tobacco Valley, 10-0, as Colin Siedzik struck out six and allowed just three hits.

2015 Connecticut Collegiate Baseball League
                                               Lg.      RF   RA   Playoffs    Final
Manchester Mavericks         16-3      70    43        0-2       16-5
Glastonbury Arrows             10-10     48    51        2-2       12-12
West Hartford Thunder         9-11      91    83        1-2       10-13
Southington Shock                9-9        72    61        5-0       14-9
Simsbury Sabercats              7-13      52    71        0-1       7-14
Tobacco Valley Renegades  7-12      63    87        0-1       7-13

Playoffs
First round
Southington 2, Simsbury 1
West Hartford 10, Tobacco Valley 0

Semifinals (Best of 3)
Southington 2-4, Manchester 1-0
Glastonbury 12-5, West Hartford 10-0

Championship (best of 3)
Southington 6, Glastonbury 0
Southington 2, Glastonbury 1

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