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Hard-hitting West Hartford snaps Avon Legion’s winning streak

Avon’s Max Raha extended his hitting streak to nine games in Sunday’s 13-5 Zone 1 loss to West Hartford. Raha has 17 hits in the first nine games of the season.

WEST HARTFORD, June 17 – Luke Fox was 3-for-4 while teammate Colby Jones was 2-for-4 with a double and four RBI to lead the West Hartford American Legion baseball team to a 13-5 Zone 1 victory over Avon on Sunday at Hall High School.

Avon (3-6, 3-3 Zone 1) received seven hits with Matt Leopold going 2-for-2. Nick Amatullo, Ben Angus and Emmett Borenstein each had a double for Post 201, which had won three straight games.

Max Raha went 1-for-2 for Avon, extending his season-opening hitting streak to nine games. Raha is hitting . 629 in the first nine games of the year with 17 hits. Miles Borenstein is hitting .428 with eight hits in the last five games.

West Hartford (5-2, 4-1 Zone 1) rapped out 15 hits to capture their third straight game.

Avon returns to action on Tuesday hosting Simsbury (3-2-1, 3-1 Zone 1) at 5:30 p.m. at Buckingham Field in a Zone 1 contest.

West Hartford 13, Avon 5
At West Hartford (Hall)
Avon (3-6)                           310  010  — 5-7-4
West Hartford (5-2)        260  032  — 13-15-0
Miles Borenstein, Billy Horrigan (2), Nick Amatulli (4), Matt Leopold (6) and unknown; Matt Beazlglou and unknown; WP: Beazlglou; LP: M. Borenstein (0-2); 2B: Amatulli (A), Ben Angus (A), Emmett Borenstein (A); Colby James (WH)

Zone 1 standings
As of Sunday, June 16
Northern Division Zone Overall
Simsbury 3-1 3-2-1
Bristol 3-1 5-2
Avon 3-3 3-6
Winsted 2-3 2-3
Southern Division Zone Overall
West Hartford 4-1 5-2
Berlin 1-1 1-1
Newington 3-3 3-4
Southington 0-2 0-2
Hartford 0-4 0-4
Top team in each division earns bid to state tournament along with next three teams with best Zone 1 records

Monday’s games
Winsted at Hartford
Berlin at Bristol
Tuesday’s games
Simsbury at Avon, 5:30 p.m.
Winsted at West Hartford
Wednesday, June 19
Bristol at Simsbury, 5:30 p.m.
West Hartford at Southington
Berlin at Newington
Thursday, June 20
Winsted at Southington
Bristol at Berlin
Avon at Simsbury, 5:30 p.m.
Friday, June 21
Southington at Avon, 5:30 p.m.
Saturday, June 22
Hartford at Avon, 5 p.m.
Sunday, June 23
Avon at Berin (2), 11 a.m.
Hartford at Bristol (2), noon
Southington at Winsted (2), noon
Newington at Simsbury (2), 4 p.m.

Gerry deSimas, Jr., is the editor and founder of The Collinsville Press. He is an award-winning writer and has been covering sports in Connecticut and New England for more than 30 years. He was inducted into the New England High School Wrestling Hall of Fame in 2018.

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