Tag Archives: American Legion Baseball

Errors cost Avon Legion in Zone 1 loss to Terryville, 5-3

AVON, June 29 – Two costly errors led to four Terryville runs and Post 20 was able to snap Avon’s four-game winning streak with a 5-3 decision in American Legion baseball action Wednesday night at Buckingham Field. Avon (10-3, 10-3 Zone 1) gave up just one earned run in the game. Terryville pitcher Connor LevinsContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Olson, Del Gallo help Avon Legion hand Bristol a 2-1 defeat

AVON, June 28 – Pitcher Justin Olson allowed just three hits and struck out eight as the Avon American Legion baseball team earned their fourth straight victory with a 2-1 win over Bristol Tuesday night in Zone 1 action at Buckingham Field. It was a crisp, well-played contest. Bristol hurler Noah Cruz also went theContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Avon Legion gets back on winning track with seven-run win over P-38s

AVON, June 22 – It was a tough loss for the Avon American Legion baseball team on Tuesday night to rival Simsbury. A three-run disappeared after an error allowed three runs to score and tie the game. An Avon runner was thrown out at the plate in the seventh inning and Simsbury went onto winContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Avon Legion splits with Wolcott, rebounds to win nightcap

WOLCOTT, June 19 – The Wolcott American Legion baseball team exploded for seven runs in the bottom of the fifth inning to hand Avon their first loss of the season on Sunday, 8-3, in the first game of Zone 1 doubleheader. Post 201 rallied for a split with 15 hits and eight runs in theContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Miniature golf tournament on Sunday to benefit area baseball coach, family

FARMINGTON – For years, Connor Harris, a 15-year-old sophomore at Avon High School, has watched his father, Stephen, host a charity golf tournament at Westwoods Golf Course and the Farmington Club. Each year, proceeds from the Dober Invitational go to various area charities.  This weekend, Connor is organizing a benefit miniature golf tournament to benefitContinue ReadingContinue Reading

2015 American Legion baseball tournament

2015 American Legion baseball state tournament (U-19) First Round Saturday, July 18 Northern Division Enfield 5, Avon 0 (Avon eliminated) Tolland 11, Windsor 1 (Windsor eliminated) Meriden 13, Terryville 3 (7) (Terryville eliminated) Bristol 3, Glastonbury 1 (Glastonbury eliminated) Wolcott 10, Niantic 3 (Niantic eliminated) West Hartford 7, Hartford 4 (Hartford eliminated) Waterford 2, Windsor LocksContinue Reading

Little miscues add up as RCP eliminates Simsbury in Legion tournament

SOUTH WINDSOR, July 28 – Throughout the post-season, Simsbury American Legion baseball manager Thomas E. Vincent would often say that he hoped his team’s best baseball was ahead of them. Unfortunately for Post 84, it wasn’t. Simsbury squandered opportunities, hit batters, had wild pitches and passed balls. It wasn’t the recipe for success, especially againstContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Simsbury dominates New London to earn another shot at RCP in Northern final

SOUTH WINDSOR, July 27 – Even Thomas E. Vincent, Simsbury’s American Legion baseball manager, admitted that Saturday’s 11-inning loss to RCP (Rocky Hill/Cromwell/Portland) was a crushing loss. Post 84 gave up a two-run lead in the eighth inning and let a one-run lead in the 11th inning slip away, too. Simsbury has been aching toContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Simsbury Legion bounces back from tough loss to shutout South Windsor

SOUTH WINDSOR, July 26 – After twice giving up leads in Saturday’s American Legion state tournament game and falling in the 11th inning to RCP (Rocky Hill/Cromwell/Portland), the Simsbury American Legion baseball team bounced back on Sunday with a strong 8-0 win over South Windsor at Rotary Field. Simsbury (24-4) had nine hits from six differentContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Simsbury sweeps Bristol to advance in Legion state tournament

SIMSBURY, July 23 – The Simsbury American Legion baseball team took advantage of their opportunities in Thursday’s American Legion state tournament game at Memorial Field. Bristol did not. The two-time Zone 1 champions led from start to finish in a 5-3 Northern Division victory to sweep the best-of-3 series and earn a berth in theContinue ReadingContinue Reading