HARTFORD, April 27 – Earlier in the month, the Avon High baseball team opened the 2017 season by playing Windsor under the lights on Champion Field in Orlando, Florida, the spring training home of the Atlanta Braves.
But when the Falcons stepped into Dunkin’ Donuts Park on Thursday afternoon prior to their Central Connecticut Conference game with Bulkeley/Weaver, they didn’t just march right in. They stopped and stood in the concourse and looked around. A few jaws dropped, Avon High coach Jon Yolles said.
“They were pretty much in awe when we got here,” Yolles said. Added Falcon catcher Jeremy Zarwanski, “Coming here was so exciting. I know the whole team was excited for this.”
It was the second high school game to be played in the new $71 million stadium, home of the Double A affiliate of the Colorado Rockies – the Hartford Yard Goats. At least another seven high school games are scheduled to be played at the ballpark over the next month. And some CIAC tournament semifinal games are scheduled to be played here in June. Continue Reading