Avon Little League baseball team beats East Granby for third win in four starts

Avon’s Van Liott fires to the plate in Monday night’s District 6 baseball game in Avon.

AVON, July 3 – The Avon Little League baseball team beat East Granby Monday night in the District 6 Major Division tournament, 13-5 at Sperry Park for their third victory this summer.

With the win, Avon (3-1) clinched a spot in the double-elimination portion of the tournament along with Torrington (3-1) and Canton (3-1). East Granby finished pool play with a 1-3 record.

Each Major Division team (ages 11-12) played four games in pool competition with the top teams from the two five-team pools advancing to the double elimination portion of the tournament that begins on Sunday, July 9.

Avon first baseman Colin Dugan bends down to pick up the ball before East Granby’s Gavin Burke reaches first base. Burke was out on the play.

Avon is the two-time defending District 6 champion. Avon beat Simsbury in the D6 championship game a year ago, 12-2.

Photos of Monday night’s game under the lights at Sperry Park

The winner of the District 6 tournament advances to the state tournament beginning July 19 in Terryville. The D6 champion plays the District 3 and District 5 champions in a round robin with the winner moving on to the four-team state championship tournament.

East Granby players celebrate after an inning-ending play in Monday’s District 6 game at Sperry Park in Avon.

Other District 6 Little League tournaments are also underway. In the Major Division (ages 11-12) softball tournament, Torrington won the D6 title with a 7-0 record, beating Granby/East Granby in the championship game, 3-2.

East Granby second baseman Camden Malinowski is ready for the play in Monday’s District 6 game in Avon.

In the D6 Junior Baseball tournament (ages 13-14), Torrington won the title by sweeping a pair of games from Avon, 12-2 and 14-0. In the D6 Junior Softball tournament, Granby/East Granby/Windsor swept a pair of games from Canton/Burlington/Simsbury, 8-2 and 6-1 to win the district championship.

In the 9-10 softball tournament, Torrington won the D6 title with a 13-5 and 4-0 sweep over Thomaston.

Avon won their third game of the summer and advanced in the District 6 baseball tournament.

Photos of Monday night’s game under the lights at Sperry Park

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