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Underdog West Hartford Legion drops title series opener to Stamford

MIDDLETOWN, July 28 – West Hartford American Legion baseball coach Tim Hungerford was relaxed Tuesday night at Muzzy Field in Bristol. And why not? His Post 96 had beaten Avon for the second time in four days and earned a spot in the American Legion state championship series. West Hartford would be facing Stamford forContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Williamson shuts down South Windsor as Avon remains alive with 4-2 victory

BRISTOL, July 24 – After giving up two runs to the first three batters he faced, reliever Brady Williamson retired 14 of the final 15 batters he faced to lead the Avon American Legion baseball team to a 4-3 win over South Windsor in an elimination game in the Northern Division regional of the stateContinue ReadingContinue Reading

West Hartford gets 10 hits to beat Avon Legion in state tournament, 7-2

BRISTOL, July 22 – West Hartford scored four times in the fourth inning and added an insurance run in the seventh inning to beat the Avon American Legion baseball team in a Northern Division state tournament game Saturday at Muzzy Field. West Hartford, which finished second in Zone 7 to RCP, advances to face SouthContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Stellar defense and pitching lifts Avon Legion past Southington in playoff opener

AVON, July 18 – The Avon American Legion baseball team got the job done on Tuesday night against Zone 1 rival Southington in game one of the best-of-3 Northern Division series at Buckingham Park in the state tournament. Post 201 only had four hits against Southington but made them count with a pair of clutchContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Seven-run explosion in third carries Avon Legion past Terryville for 19th victory

AVON, July 12 – The American Legion baseball season really isn’t that long. It started about six weeks ago and 24 games later, the Avon American Legion baseball team is the Zone 1 champion for the third time in the last five seasons. Post 201 closed out a successful 2017 regular season campaign with 12Continue 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

Hard-hitting Avon has 30 hits in sweep of Unionville, moves within one win of title

FARMINGTON, July 9 – The Avon American Legion baseball ripped 30 hits in a doubleheader with Unionville Sunday to sweep a pair of games from Post 20 and move within one victory of clinching their second straight Zone 1 championship. Avon (17-3) had a season-high 17 hits in a 13-1 win over Unionville in theContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Magic number for Avon Legion down to 4; Simsbury wins to remain in playoff hunt

AVON, July 7 – The doubleheader between the Avon American Legion baseball team and Winsted Post 43 on Friday was postponed due to rain. It will be played Monday at 4:30 p.m. at Buckingham Field. The first game will be the end of the June 30 game between Avon and Winsted that is tied 0-0Continue ReadingContinue Reading

Del Gallo steals four bases as Avon Legion dominates Torrington, 9-2

TORRINGTON, July 6 – Sean Del Gallo continues to make things happen for the Avon American Legion baseball team. Del Gallo was 3-for-4 at the plate Thursday night at historic Fuessenich Park and stole four bases as Avon rolled to a 9-2 Zone 1 win over Torrington. Del Gallo was 4-for-5 stealing bases against theContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Pair of unearned runs prove costly in Southington’s Zone 1 win over Avon

AVON, July 3 – The Southington American Legion baseball team took advantage of a two-out error and a passed ball in the sixth inning to score a pair of unearned runs and beat Avon, 3-2 in Zone 1 play Monday night at Buckingham Field. With the win, Southington (13-4) moves within one game of AvonContinue ReadingContinue Reading