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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

Myers helps Simsbury American Legion season get off to a good start

Simsbury pitcher Pete Myers had nine strikeouts and didn’t allow a hit in six innings of work as the Simsbury American Legion baseball team opened the season with a 7-2 win over Unionville on  Thursday at Memorial Field. Myers, the Canton native who played at the Master’s School in Simsbury this spring, is one ofContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Defending Zone 1 champion Avon opens Legion season with dominant win

TORRINGTON, June 8 – The Avon American Legion baseball team had 12 hits as Post 201 rolled to an 11-2 win over Torrington in the Zone 1 opener for both teams Thursday night at Fuessenich Park. Avon (1-0, 1-0 Zone 1) scored seven runs in the first three innings and had 12 singles. Will ThramannContinue ReadingContinue Reading

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