Glastonbury captures first-ever Connecticut Collegiate Baseball League

The Glastonbury Arrows won their first-ever CCBL title with a win over Manchester in 10 innings.

SOUTH WINDSOR, Aug. 4 – It took several days to complete but the Glastonbury Arrows have finally grabbed their first Connecticut Collegiate Baseball League championship.

The Arrows swept the best-of-3 championship series with a 4-2 victory in 10 innings over the Manchester Mavericks on Friday night at Rotary Field. Game two began on Tuesday night and was delayed several days by evening thunderstorms.

It was Glastonbury’s third trip in four years to the CCBL championship series. They were swept by Southington in 2014 and 2015

The Arrows (16-9) trailed Manchester, 2-0 on Tuesday night when game two was suspended in the fifth inning by rain. It resumed Friday night. Glastonbury sent the game into extra innings with back-to-back RBI singles from Justin Perez and Arno Utegg in the seventh inning.

Glastonbury won it in the tenth. Tyler Mulberry led off the inning with a single and scored on a RBI double from Brandon Russo. The Arrows added an insurance run on a RBI double from Ryan Bagdasarian.

Peter Delalio secured the win with the save in the bottom of the tenth inning. Pitcher Zac Harrington picked up the win – his second of the championship series.

In game one of the finals, three Glastonbury pitchers combined to pitch a no-hitter in a 4-1 victory. Seamus Keenan, Harrington and Delalio combined to shut down Manchester. Aidan Scott had two RBI for Glastonbury in the win.

Manchester (14-13) was making its first finals appearance since losing to West Hartford in 2013.

The Mavericks upset regular season champion West Hartford in the tournament semifinals, beating the Thunder, 2-1 in a best-of-three series. Marcus Fry had a two-out, two-RBI double to lead the Mavericks to a 2-0 victory in game three.

2017 Connecticut Collegiate Baseball League final standings

Team W L T Pts.
West Hartford Thunder 14 6 0 48
Glastonbury Arrows 12 9 1 47
Southington Shock 13 6 1 47
Manchester Mavericks 11 10 0 43
Simsbury Sabercats 8 11 0 35
Wallingford Silver Storm 2 18 0 24

Points: 3 points for a win, 2 points for a tie and 1 point for a loss (to reward teams for playing their scheduled games)

Playoffs
Tuesday, July 25 (Single-elimination)
Manchester 7, Simsbury 2
Southington 6, Wallingford 0

Wednesday, July 26
Semifinals (best of 3)
Glastonbury 2, Southington 1
Thursday, July 27
Manchester 9, West Hartford 3
West Hartford 8, Manchester 4
Glastonbury 5, Southington 4, Glastonbury wins series, 2-0
Friday, July 28
Manchester 2, West Hartford 0, Manchester wins series, 2-1

Championship series (best of 3)
Monday, July 31
Glastonbury 4, Manchester 1
Tuesday, August 1
Game suspended by rain in fifth inning
Wednesday, August 2
Game postponed, rain
Thursday, August 3
Game postponed, rain
Friday, August 4
Glastonbury 4, Manchester 2 (10), Glastonbury wins series, 2-0

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