Tag Archives: American Legion Baseball

Stamford wins first state Legion title since 1957; Harris named All-Tournament

MIDDLETOWN, July 29 – Pitcher Aaron D’Annolfo gave up just four hits and struck out four as he led the Stamford American Legion baseball team to their first state championship since 1957 with a 3-0 win over West Hartford at Palmer Field in Middletown. Stamford (29-6) won the best-of-3 series, 2-0 after a 6-2 victoryContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Harris twirls one-hitter as Avon Legion remains alive with 6-1 win over Waterford

BRISTOL, July 23 – The Avon American Legion baseball team isn’t done yet. Pitcher Connor Harris came within one strike of throwing a no-hitter and Post 201 had eight hits as Avon remained alive in the Connecticut state tournament with a 6-1 decision over Waterford in a Northern Division regional contest at Muzzy Field SundayContinue ReadingContinue Reading

After losing by forfeit, Avon Legion holds off Southington in game three, 4-3

AVON, July 19 – Baseball players make mistakes all the time. It’s the nature of the game. It could be a dropped fly ball or a ground ball that scoots under your glove. Sometimes, your mistake costs your team the game. The real test is how one reacts after making a mistake – especially oneContinue ReadingContinue Reading

After tough loss in 13, Avon shuts down Winsted to win 2nd straight Zone 1 title

AVON, July 10 – After losing the longest game in team history on a throwing error in the 13th inning, three Avon American Legion pitchers combined to limit visiting Winsted to just two hits in a 3-0 victory Monday night to allow Post 201 to win their second consecutive Zone 1 baseball championship. Avon (18-5) becomesContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Avon American Legion continues march toward Zone 1 title by sweeping Simsbury

AVON, July 1 – With a pair of hard-fought and thrilling victories over SImsbury, the Avon American Legion baseball moved closer to clinching their ninth straight bid to the state tournament on Saturday at Buckingham Field. Meanwhile, the pressure continues to grow on Simsbury (8-9) if they want to return to the post-season. Only theContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Due to darkness, Avon and Winsted game suspended; tied at 0-0 going into 10th

WINSTED, June 29 – For the second time in less than a week, the Avon American Legion baseball team went into extra innings without scoring a run. On Tuesday night, Avon had just three hits in a 1-0 loss to Bristol in 11 innings. On Thursday night, Post 201 played nine innings of scoreless baseballContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Avon Legion team has eyes on another Zone 1 title and a state championship

AVON, June 18 – The Avon American Legion baseball team has some big goals this year. Post 201 hopes to defend their Zone 1 championship, qualify for the state tournament, win it and capture a berth to the Northeast Regional. Second-year coach Donny Annicelle isn’t focused on end-of-the season accolades at this point of theContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Olson handcuffs Winsted as Avon Legion wins sixth straight game

AVON, June 14 – The Avon High American Legion baseball team has managed just five hits in their last two games but Post 201 is still coming out on top. On Tuesday, Avon had just two hits in a 2-0 win over Terryville. On Wednesday night, undefeated Avon had only three hits against visiting WinstedContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Avon’s Jacobs prevails in a pitcher’s duel to beat Terryville on a hot, steamy night

AVON, June 13 – On a steamy, summer evening, the pitching was hot at Buckingham Field. Avon’s Chris Jacobs allowed just two hits and struck out seven to lead the undefeated Avon American Legion baseball team to a 2-0 Zone 1 victory over Terryville Tuesday night. Jacobs went the distance and didn’t allow a walkContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Solid pitching, grand slam help Avon Legion take two from Southington

SOUTHINGTON, June 11 – Kyle Emery allowed just three hits over six innings and struck out six to lead the Avon American Legion baseball team to a 2-0 win over Southington Sunday and a two-game sweep of Post 72 at Fontana Field. In the opener, Avon had just six hits but one was a grandContinue ReadingContinue Reading