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2019 American Legion baseball state tournament

MERIDEN, July 18 — Pairings for Connecticut’s 2019 American Legion baseball tournament have been released. Thirty-two teams qualified for the tournament in the 19 and under division.

Teams have been split up into two sectional tournaments — Northern and Southern. In each sectional tournament, there are four groups of four. The winners of each group advance to the Northern Division finals and Southern Division finals.

The winner of the Southern Division and Northern Division will play a best-of-3 series for the state championship. The top two teams in the Connecticut tournament will advance to the Northeast Regional in Shrewsbury, Mass., on August 7-11.

State championship series
Best of 3
At Ceppa Field, Meriden
Friday, August 2

Game 1: Stamford 2, Southington 1
Saturday, August 3
Game 2: Stamford 1, Southington 0

Northern Division finals
South Windsor Regional
At Rotary Field
Saturday, July 27
Game 1: Southington 4, Waterford 1
Game 2: Bristol 12, West Hartford 3
Sunday, July 28
Game 3: Waterford 6, West Hartford 5, West Hartford eliminated
Game 4: Southington 5, Bristol 2
Monday, July 29
Game 5: Waterford 2 Bristol 1, Bristol eliminated
Tuesday, July 30
Game 6: Final – Southington 5, Waterford 2, Waterford eliminated

Southern Division finals
Meriden Regional
At Ceppa Field
Saturday, July 27
Game 1:  Stamford 3, Hamden 0
Game 2: Naugatuck 2, Cheshire 0
Sunday, July 28
Game 3: Cheshire 4, Hamden 3, Hamden eliminated
Game 4: Stamford 9, Naugatuck 5
Monday, July 29
Game 5: Naugatuck 3, Cheshire 2, Cheshire eliminated
Tuesday, July 30
Game 6: Final – Stamford 4, Naugatuck 3, Naugatuck eliminated

Northern Division Sectional Tournament
GROUP A
Saturday, July 20
Game 1:  Waterford 1, South Windsor 0
Game 2: Norwich 9, Simsbury 3
Sunday, July 21
Game 3: South Windsor 10, Simsbury 4, Simsbury eliminated
Game 4: Waterford 12, Norwich 2
Tuesday, July 23
Game 5:  South Windsor 3, Norwich 1, Norwich eliminated
Thursday, July 25
Game 6: Final – South Windsor 2, Waterford 1
Game 7: Final — Waterford 5, South Windsor 0

GROUP B
Saturday, July 20
Game 1: West Hartford 7, Enfield 4
Game 2: Tri-Town 5, Middletown 4
Sunday, July 21
Game 3: Enfield 13, Middletown 3, Middletown eliminated
Game 4: West Hartford 6, Tri-Town 5
Tuesday, July 23
Game 5: Tri-Town 3, Enfield 1, Enfield eliminated
Thursday, July 25
Game 6: Final – West Hartford 3, Tri-Town 1

GROUP C
Saturday, July 20
Game 1: Southington 4, Niantic 3
Game 2: Berlin 5, RCP 4
Sunday, July 21
Game 3: RCP 2, Niantic 0, Niantic eliminated
Game 4: Southington 11, Berlin 1
Tuesday, July 23
Game 5: RCP 2, Berlin 0, Berlin eliminated
Thursday, July 25
Game 6: Final – Southington 3, RCP 2

GROUP D
Saturday, July 20
Game 1: Jewett City 6, Glastonbury 0
Game 2: Bristol 5, East Hartford/Manchester 4
Sunday, July 21
Game 3: East Hartford/Manchester 4, East Hartford 2, East Hartford eliminated
Game 4: Bristol 11, Jewett City 4
Wednesday, July 24
Game 5: Jewett City 3, East Hartford/Manchester 2, EHM eliminated
Thursday, July 25
Game 6: Final – Bristol 9, Jewett City 3

Southern Division Sectional Tournament
GROUP E
Saturday, July 20
Game 1: Stratford 6, Bethel 5
Game 2: Cheshire 2, Danbury 1
Sunday, July 21
Game 3: Danbury 8, Bethel 1, Bethel eliminated
Game 4: Cheshire 2, Stratford 1
Tuesday, July 23
Game 5: Danbury 1, Stratford 0, Stratford eliminated
Wednesday, July 24
Game 6: Final – Cheshire 10, Danbury 0

GROUP F
Saturday, July 20
Game 1: Hamden 3, Greenwich 1
Game 2: Washington 3, Ridgefield 0
Sunday, July 21
Game 3: Greenwich 4, Ridgefield 2, Ridgefield eliminated
Game 4: Hamden 6, Washington 2
Tuesday, July 23
Game 5: Washington 4, Greenwich 3, Greenwich eliminated
Wednesday, July 24
Game 6: Final – Hamden 4, Washington 1

GROUP G
Saturday, July 20
Game 1: North Haven 3, Oakville 1
Game 2: Stamford 6, Orange 0
Sunday, July 21
Game 3: Oakville 1, Orange 0, Orange eliminated
Game 4: Stamford 5, North Haven 3
Tuesday, July 23
Game 5: North Haven 5, Oakville 3, Oakville eliminated
Wednesday, July 24
Game 6: Final – North Haven 7, Stamford 1
Game 7: Final — Stamford 1, North Haven 0

GROUP H
Saturday, July 20
Game 1: Naugatuck 4, Wallingford 0
Game 2: Trumbull 3, Meriden 1
Sunday, July 21
Game 3: Wallingford 7, Meriden 2, Meriden eliminated
Game 4: Naugatuck 4, Trumbull 0
Wednesday, July 24
Game 5: Trumbull 3, Wallingford 2 (11), Wallingford eliminated
Wednesday, July 24
Game 6: Final – Trumbull 6, Naugatuck 3
Game 7: Final — Naugatuck 6, Trumbull 3

 

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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