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Harris twirls one-hitter as Avon Legion remains alive with 6-1 win over Waterford

BRISTOL, July 23 – The Avon American Legion baseball team isn’t done yet. Pitcher Connor Harris came within one strike of throwing a no-hitter and Post 201 had eight hits as Avon remained alive in the Connecticut state tournament with a 6-1 decision over Waterford in a Northern Division regional contest at Muzzy Field SundayContinue 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

After losing by forfeit, Avon Legion holds off Southington in game three, 4-3

AVON, July 19 – Baseball players make mistakes all the time. It’s the nature of the game. It could be a dropped fly ball or a ground ball that scoots under your glove. Sometimes, your mistake costs your team the game. The real test is how one reacts after making a mistake – especially oneContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Canton Little League team opens play in state tournament on Thursday night

PLYMOUTH, July 19 –  For the just the fourth time, the Canton Little League baseball All-Star team will play in the Major Division (ages 11-12) state tournament beginning on Thursday night in Terryville. Canton, which won their first District 6 championship since 1988 on Friday night over Burlington, will face District 3 champion Prospect (4-1)Continue 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

Nine Canton athletes earn All-State honors; Giancola is All-State for third time

CANTON – Nine Canton High athletes earned All-State honors for their performances on the athletic fields this spring while several more earned All-North Central Connecticut Conference honors. Dustin Van Kirk earned All-State honors for becoming the first Canton athlete to win the CIAC decathlon. He had top 10 finishes in seven of 10 events andContinue 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

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