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Undefeated Simsbury Little League baseball team captures District 6 title

The Simsbury Little League baseball team won the District 6 Major Division (ages 11-12) championship with a win over Burlington. This group of players also won D6 titles at the Minor Division (ages 9-11) in 2018 and the age 8-10 level in 2017. (Photo courtesy Simsbury Little League)

AVON, July 15 – The Simsbury Little League baseball team went undefeated in the District 6 Major Division (ages 11-12) tournament to capture their first D6 championship since 2014.

Simsbury beat Burlington, 7-1 in the championship game at Avon’s Sperry Park to complete a 6-0 run through the District 6 tournament. Simsbury advances to state tournament and the three-team Section II group.

Avon went 2-2 in pool play but was eliminated from the double-elimination portion of the tournament with a 16-1 loss to Burlington and a 10-9 loss to Torrington.

Simsbury also captured the Minor Division (ages 9-11) championship in the District 6 tournament with a 19-4 win over Avon in the championship game. Again, Simsbury went undefeated with a 6-0 record to earn a state tournament berth.

In the 9-10 division, it was East Granby/Granby that captured a District 6 championship with a 11-1 victory over Burlington. East Granby/Granby also went undefeated in the tournament with a 6-0 record. With the victory, East Granby/Granby secured a state tournament berth.

In the District 6 Junior Baseball tournament (ages 13-15), Torrington swept a best-of-3 series with Tri-Town winning two games by scores of 11-3 and 14-1. Torrington advanced to the state tournament.

In softball, District 6 sent three teams to represent the area.

In the Major Division (ages 11-12), East Granby/Granby won a best-of-3 series with Simsbury/Avon. East Granby/Granby swept the series with victories of 19-0 and 13-1. They were the only two teams entered in the D6 tournament.

It was the first D6 title for East Granby/Granby since winning two straight titles in 2015 and 2016.

East Granby/Granby won their first two games in the state tournament with a 12-11 win over Wallingford and a 5-3 win over Oxford to earn a spot in the Section II title game. But Wallingford beat East Granby/Granby, 6-4 to advance to the four-team, double-elimination state final.

Canton was the only district team to field an All-Star team in the D6 Minor Division (ages 10-11) and advanced to the state tournament.

Canton dropped a 15-3 decision to Bristol and a 17-2 contest to the Sprague/Franklin/Canterbury team in Section II. Bristol beat SFC, 12-2 to advance to the state finals.

In the 8-10 division, East Granby/Granby won a best-of-3 series with Simsbury to claim the District 6 pennant and a spot in the state tournament. East Granby/Granby swept the D6 final with victories of 11-1 and 12-2.

District 6 tournament results 2019

8-10 baseball
Pool play
EG/Granby 11, Torrington 1
EG/Granby 8, Burlington 2
EG/Granby 8, Canton 1
EG/Granby 8, Simsbury 6
Simsbury 12, Burlington 2
Simsbury 14, Avon 0
Simsbury 15, Canton 4
Torrington 10, Canton 9
Torrington 18, Burlington 3
Torrington 19, Avon 6
Burlington 5, Avon 0
Canton 17, Avon 7

Double-elimination bracket
Championship bracket
East Granby/Granby 8, Burlington 3
Simsbury 16, Torrington 6
East Granby/Granby 9, Simsbury 8
Final: East Granby/Granby 11, Burlington 1, Burlington eliminated

Consolation bracket
Burlington 12, Torrington 7, Torrington eliminated
Burlington 14, Simsbury 10, Simsbury eliminated

9-11 Baseball
Pool play
Simsbury 10, Torrington 0
Simsbury 12, Burlington 2
Simsbury 13, Avon 7
Simsbury 14, Avon 1
Torrington 12, Burlington 5
Torrington 3, Avon 2
Burlington 10, Torrington 7
Avon 17, Burlington 6

Double-elimination bracket
Championship bracket
Simsbury 12, Burlington 1
Avon 9, Torrington 2
Simsbury 13, Avon 0
Final: Simsbury 6, Avon 0, Avon eliminated

Consolation bracket
Burlington 5, Torrington 4, Torrington eliminated
Avon 12, Burlington 10, Burlington eliminated

Major Baseball
Pool play
Simsbury 1, Burlington 0
Simsbury 10, Canton 2
Simsbury 6, EG/Granby 3
Simsbury 7, Torrington 2
Torrington 8, Avon 3
Torrington 8, Tri-Town 2
Torrington 9, EG/Granby 2
Burlington 14, EG/Granby 2
Burlington 4, Avon 0
Burlington 6, Tri-Town 5
Avon 10, Canton 1
Avon 3, Tri-Town 1
Canton 12, Tri-Town 6
EG/Granby 7, Canton 6

Double-elimination bracket
Championship bracket
Simsbury 11, Torrington 4
Burlington 16, Avon 1
Simsbury 3, Burlington 0
Final: Simsbury 7, Burlington 1, Burlington eliminated

Consolation bracket
Torrington 10, Avon 9, Avon eliminated
Burlington 5, Torrington 3, Torrington eliminated

Junior Baseball
Best of 3
July 8: Torrington 11, Tri-Town 3
July 12: Torrington 14, Tri-Town 1, Torrington wins best of 3 series, 2-0

8-10 Softball D6 
June 26: East Granby/Granby 11, Simsbury 1
June 27: East Granby/Granby 12, Simsbury 2, EG/Granby wins best-of-3 series, 2-0

9-11 softball
D6 representative: Canton

Major softball D6 
June 26: East Granby/Granby 19, Simsbury/Avon 0
June 27: East Granby/Granby 13, Simsbury/Avon 1, EG/Granby wins best-of-3 series, 2-0

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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