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Braintree win a pair at AABC Northeast World Series; Terryville still alive

WATERBURY, August 9 – The two-time defending AABC Northeast World Series champion Braintree (Massachusetts) White Sox won twice on Friday to remain undefeated in the tournament. The White Sox are one win away from earning a spot in Sunday’s championship game.

Braintree (29-5) will play undefeated Fedells Mechanics of Trumbull, who won their second game in the tournament on Friday with a 10-1 victory over the Albany, N.Y., Athletics.

The Tri-State League’s Terryville Black Sox advanced with a 1-0 win over the Pelham, N.Y., Mets despite not getting a single hit. Waterbury’s Blaisus Chevrolet (17-9) had a tough day, dropping a 7-1 decision to Braintree in the morning and getting eliminated in a 6-4 loss to the Danbury Pirates in the afternoon at Fuessenich Park in Torrington.

Terryville (22-5) faces the New York Hawks on Saturday morning at 9 a.m. in an elimination game at Fuessenich Park in Torrington.

The tournament championship game begins Sunday at 10 a.m., at Municipal Stadium in Waterbury. If needed, a second game in the finals of the double-elimination tournament will kick off at 12:30 p.m.

Pelham pitcher Chris Cody threw a no-hitter but still came up as the hard-luck loser. In the fifth inning with two outs and Terryville’s Justin McCullough on second base, Christian Callahan hit a hard ground ball to the Pelham shortstop, who overthrew first base. McCullough scampered home for the only run of the contest.

Mike Krueger pitched a scoreless seventh inning to pick up the save for Terryville. Ken Kerski got the start for Terryville and pitched six strong innings, scattering five hits, to earn the win.

Braintree’s game with Blasius Chevrolet on Thursday was washed out by rain so they hit the diamond early this morning in Waterbury at Municipal Stadium. Braintree hurler Lamarre Rey went the distance against Blaisus, giving up just two hits and striking out seven. In the second game, Braintree outslugged the New York Hawks, 11-10.

American Amateur Baseball Congress (AABC)
2019 Northeast World Series
At Waterbury and Torrington
Thursday, August 8
Game 1: New York Hawks 13, Danbury Pirates 10
Game 2: Blasius Chevrolet-Waterbury (17-7) vs. Braintree (NY) White Sox, rained out
Game 3:
 Albany (NY) Athletics 6, Terryville 3
Game 4: Fedells Mechanics-Trumbull 2, Pelham (NY) Mets 1 (8)

Friday, August 9
Game 2: Braintree (NY) White Sox 7, Blaisus Chevrolet 1
Game 5:
 Terryville 1, Pelham, NY 0, Pelham eliminated
Game 6: Danbury Pirates 6, Blasisus Chevrolet 4, Blaisus eliminated
Game 7: Fedells Mechanics 10, Albany (NY) Athletics 1
Game 8: Braintree White Sox 11, New York Hawks 10

Saturday, August 10
Game 9: Terryville vs. New York Hawks, 9 a.m., Fuessenich Park, loser eliminated
Game 10: 
Danbury Pirates vs. Albany A’s, 9 p.m., Municipal Stadium, loser eliminated
Game 11: 
Fedells Mechanics vs. Braintree White Sox, 11:30 a.m., Municipal Stadium, winner advances to final
Game 12: Winner game 9 vs. winner game 10, 2 p.m., Municipal Stadium, loser eliminated
Game 13: Winner game 12 vs. loser game 11, 4:30 p.m., Municipal Stadium, loser eliminated and winner advances to final

Sunday, August 11
Game 14: Final: Winner game 11 vs. winner game 13, 10 a.m., Municipal Stadium
Game 15: Final: Winner game 11 vs. winner game 13, 12:30 p.m., Municipal Stadium, if necessary

 

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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