Tag Archives: Youth Baseball

Hard-hitting Wallingford beats Canton Little League for Section II title

PLYMOUTH, July 22 – The summer journey of the Canton Little League baseball team is now complete. Hard-hitting Wallingford rapped out 11 hits including three home runs to win the Section II championship and a spot among the last four teams left in the state tournament with a 13-2 win in five innings Saturday night.Continue ReadingContinue Reading

Despite shutout loss, Canton faces Wallingford in Section II title game

PLYMOUTH, July 21 – Win or lose, the Canton Little League baseball team is going to play in Saturday’s Section II title game. So, Canton rested their normal pitchers in Friday night’s Section II state tournament game in Terryville against District 5 champion Wallingford. Wallingford (7-1, 2-0 Section II) rapped out nine hits and DerekContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Canton Little League gets the bats going to earn first-ever state tournament win

PLYMOUTH, July 20 – It about an inning or so for the Canton Little League baseball team to begin to feel comfortable in Thursday night’s state tournament game against District 4 champion Prospect. All Canton needed was a few sharp hits. Canton had three extra-base hits in the second inning to take their first leadContinue 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

Canton shuts out Burlington to win first D6 Little League pennant since 1988

PLYMOUTH, July 14 – The boys in Canton have been playing Little League baseball for more than 60 years. In all of that time, Canton has won three district championships with the most recent appearance coming 29 years ago. Canton is back in the state tournament. Canton won their first District 6 Major Division (agesContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Canton faces Burlington for District 6 title in Little League baseball Friday night

CANTON, July 13 – It’s been nearly 30 years since a Canton Little League team brought home a District 6 championship in baseball. Canton will have the opportunity to bring home a pennant Friday night when they play Burlington in the D6 Major Division (ages 11-12) championship game at 7 p.m. at the Terryville LittleContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Canton to battle Burlington in D6 semi; Avon faces Granby to remain in tourney

BURLINGTON, July 10 – One semifinal is set for the District 6 Little League Major Division (ages 11-12) baseball tournament. Burlington beat Avon on Monday, 12-1, to earn a spot in Tuesday’s semifinal against Canton in Plymouth. The winner of Tuesday’s semifinal gets a berth in Thursday’s District 6 championship game. The loser of TuesdayContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Avon Little League baseball team beats East Granby for third win in four starts

AVON, July 3 – The Avon Little League baseball team beat East Granby Monday night in the District 6 Major Division tournament, 13-5 at Sperry Park for their third victory this summer. With the win, Avon (3-1) clinched a spot in the double-elimination portion of the tournament along with Torrington (3-1) and Canton (3-1). EastContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Avon Little League squad wins six games at tournament in Cooperstown

AVON — For most Little League baseball teams, the season is complete when your team is eliminated from the state tournament. Players from Avon’s Major Division All-Star team (ages 11-12) got in some bonus play earlier this month when they completed at Cooperstown (N.Y.) Dream Park tournament. Avon, which nicknamed the team the Laser Show,Continue ReadingContinue Reading

Simsbury umpire works at Little League World Series in California

SIMSBURY – Mitch Gross has been volunteering as a Little League umpire for 20 years. This year, he earned an invitation to be an umpire at one of the nine Little League World Series championship tournaments. Gross, a Simsbury resident, was selected to be an umpire at the Intermediate 50/70 World Series tournament in Livermore,Continue ReadingContinue Reading