TORRINGTON, August 23 – The Terryville Black Sox were thrilled to get away with a victory over the Tri-Town Trojans and hard-throwing pitcher Miles Scribner in game two of the Tri-State League championship series.
The win tied the best-of-three series at 1-1, forcing a decisive game three on Thursday night at Fuessenich Park. But in game three, Scribner foiled the Black Sox by pitching two innings of scoreless relief as Tri-Town won their second Tri-State League championship with a 4-2 victory over Terryville.
This was the Trojans’ seventh trip to the finals in the last nine years and their first championship since 2013.
Tied at 2-2 in the top of the eighth inning, Tri-Town player/coach Dan McCarty had a RBI single to give the Trojans the lead. He drove in Shane Bierfeldt, who had doubled and moved to third base on a single from Coleby Bunnell.
Tri-Town starting pitcher Bobby Chatfield and Scribner gave up just three hits to the Black Sox, who were making their first-ever championship series appearance. Tri-Town finished the year 20-6 while the Black Sox, who shared the Stan Musial state title with Blasius Chevrolet-Waterbury, finished at 26-7.
2018 Tri-State League finals
Game 1: Tri-Town 3, Terryville 0
Game 2: Terryville 10, Tri-Town 7
Game 3: Tri-Town 4, Terryville 2, Tri-Town wins series, 2-1