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Fiery Avon Legion squad pull away from Simsbury for tenth win of the year

SIMSBURY, June 23 – When Avon American Legion baseball coach Donny Annicelle played high school baseball at Trumbull High, he called himself the energy guy or the sparkplug. He was that player full of enthusiasm, hustle and energy helping his teammates to keep their focus on the game. “I’m a high energy guy,” he saidContinue ReadingContinue Reading

With fifth shutout win, Avon Legion tops Torrington for ninth victory

AVON, June 22 – Pitchers Jake Coppen and Brady Williamson combined to allow six hits and strike out five as the Avon American Legion baseball team won by shutout for the fifth time this season with a 3-0 Zone 1 win over Torrington at Buckingham Field Thursday. Coppen pitched five innings, allowed four hits and struckContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Avon rallies to pull away from Unionville

AVON, June 20 – After the Unionville American Legion baseball team erased a two-run deficit and tied Tuesday’s Zone 1 game, Avon scored runs in the bottom of the fourth and fifth innings to pull away from Post 72 for a 6-4 victory. Avon (8-1) remains in first place in the zone with the victory.Continue 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

Booster Club recognizes Avon seniors planning to play collegiate sports

AVON, May 22 – The Avon High Booster Club recently recognized 17 senior athletes who plan on playing varsity sports in college. Athletes from seven different teams were represented at the reception that was attended by athletes, their coaches and families. Avon athletic director Tim Filon congratulated the athletes on their accomplishments in athletics andContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Hits are scarce as Crushers drop third straight in loss to Winsted

WINSTED, June 15 – The Canton Crushers are getting a few hits in each game but not enough to put together rallies and get some runs. The Crushers have had just seven hits in the last two games. Canton had four hits and scored one run in Thursday night’s 4-1 Tri-State League loss to 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