Tag Archives: American Legion Baseball

Legion: RCP dominates Stamford to win second straight state title

MIDDLETOWN, July 31 – Rocky Hill, Cromwell, Portland (RCP) won their second straight Connecticut American Legion baseball state championship with a dominating 2-0 win over Stamford Sunday at Palmer Field. Pitcher Tucker Lord pitched eight strong innings, scattered four hits and struck out 11. Stamford managed to get just one runner to third base. RelieverContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Avon Legion can’t get started in 10-0 season-ended loss to Tolland

SOUTH WINDSOR, July 24 – There were two big plays in Avon’s loss to defending Northeast Regional champion RCP American Legion baseball team on Saturday. The most visible one was the ejection of Avon catcher Jeremy Zarwanski and manager Donny Annicelle for the use of an illegal bat. But the play that resonated into Sunday’sContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Use of illegal bat results in ejection from game for Avon player, manager

SOUTH WINDSOR, July 24 – The Avon American Legion baseball team was jarred in the first inning of Saturday’s state tournament game with RCP (Rocky Hill, Cromwell, Portland) when catcher Jeremy Zarwanski and manager Donny Annicelle were ejected from the game for the use of an illegal bat. Zarwanski used a composite wood bat thatContinue ReadingContinue Reading

RCP scores twice in eighth to rally past Avon in Northern Division opener, 3-2

SOUTH WINDSOR, July 23 – The Avon American Legion baseball team isn’t afraid of a little adversity. Post 201 played toe-to-toe with defending state champion and Northeast Regional champion RCP (Rocky Hill, Cromwell, Portland) in Saturday’s Northern Division tournament at Rotary Field in South Windsor. Avon pitcher Connor Harris scattered seven hits over seven inningsContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Olson helps Avon Legion to beat Berlin and take lead in state tournament series

AVON, July 20 – It’s been nearly a week since the Avon American Legion baseball team had hit the diamond in a meaningful contest. Post 201 had three, clutch two-out hits to help beat Berlin on Wednesday afternoon, 3-0 in game one of the best-of-3 state tournament quarterfinal series. The two teams resume the seriesContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Finishing with a flourish, Avon dominates Bristol to win Zone 1 championship

BRISTOL, July 12 –It was 10 days ago in Simsbury that the Avon American Legion baseball team let an early lead slip away in a two-run loss. It was Avon’s tenth straight loss to Post 84. It could have started a slide or an end-of-the-season fade. But Post 201 didn’t let it happen. Avon scoredContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Avon blanks Bristol, 4-0, and moves closer to second Zone 1 championship

BRISTOL, July 11 – The Avon American Legion baseball controls their own fate when it comes to winning a Zone 1 championship. Post 201 can capture their second-ever Zone 1 title with a win over Bristol Tuesday night at Muzzy Field at 5:30 p.m. Avon (16-5) can also win the pennant with a victory overContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Avon Legion can’t come up with the big rally in a 1-0 loss to Torrington

AVON, July 8 – The Avon American Legion baseball team let an opportunity to clinch a state playoff berth and add to its lead in Zone 1 slip away in a 1-0 loss to Torrington Friday night at Buckingham Field. The visiting P-38s scored one run in the second inning and made that stand upContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Avon rallies in seventh to stay alive, rallies in ninth with two outs to win game

SOUTHINGTON, July 5 – The Avon American Legion baseball team scored two runs in the seventh inning to force extra innings and added another four runs in the ninth inning to beat Southington, 7-3 in nine innings Tuesday night at Fontana Field in Zone 1 action. Will Thramann’s three-RBI double in the ninth inning putContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Avon Legion rallies in seventh to tie and beats Winsted in eight for 11th victory

AVON, June 30 – Less than 24 hours ago, the Avon American Legion team allowed four unearned runs in a one-run loss to Terryville. On Thursday night, Post 201 gave up a three-run lead to Winsted. But Avon didn’t wilt. They scored a run in the bottom of the seventh inning on a wild pitchContinue ReadingContinue Reading