Tag Archives: Youth Softball

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

Canton, Simsbury Little League advance in D6 baseball tournament with wins

AVON, July 10 – Five teams are playing in the double-elimination portion of the District 6 Little League Major Division (ages 11-12) baseball tournament. Avon, Simsbury, Canton and Burlington are in the second round of the tournament along with top-seeded Torrington (4-0). Each team played four games in the round robin portion of the tournament.Continue ReadingContinue Reading

Canton’s Bob Barnes umpires at Little League Junior Softball World Series

KIRKLAND, Wash. — Canton’s Bob Barnes has spent the past week in Kirkland, Washington working as an umpire at the Little League Junior Softball (ages 13-14) World Series. It is Barnes’ first appearance at the World Series. The event concludes on Saturday. Learn more about Bob’s World Series assignment in our story earlier this month. Continue Reading

Canton umpire selected to work at Little League softball World Series

CANTON — For the second straight season, an umpire from Canton will on the diamond at the Little League Softball World Series in Kirkland, Washington.  A year ago, Canton native Michael Comeau was one of 12 umpires selected to work at the World Series. This year, Canton resident Bob Barnes has been recognized and selectedContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Little League season comes to end for area teams

The summer baseball and softball seasons are coming to an end and most local teams have packed away the bats, balls and equipment. Avon’s Minor Division (age 10-11) baseball team won its sixth District 6 title earlier this month, beating Tri-Town. However, in the state tournament, Avon picked up their first losses of the tournamentContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Canton 9-10 baseball team eliminated; Avon’s Minor Division squad still alive

The run has come to an end for Canton in the 9-10 Little League state baseball tournament. Canton (6-3) was eliminated Friday night by Farmington in the Division II tournament, 10-6. That comes on the heels of a 9-8 decision to District 3 champion Beacon Falls on Thursday night. Canton, which won its first-ever DistrictContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Canton 9-10 baseball team beats Avon to win first-ever District 6 championship

CANTON – The Canton Little League 9-10 baseball All-Star team captured its first-ever District 6 championship on Sunday with an 8-2 victory over Avon. Canton, now 5-1 on the summer, advances to the state tournament where they will participate in the double-elimination Division II tournament at Peter Foley Little League in Naugatuck against Farmington (District 5)Continue ReadingContinue Reading

Avon hopes to be back in D6 baseball finals this weekend in Thomaston

The District 6 Little League baseball tournament concludes this weekend in Thomaston and five area teams are playing this week for a chance to advance to the state tournament. Simsbury Americans and Terryville each went 4-0 in the round robin portion of the Major Division tournament (ages 11-12) while Avon, Burlington and Granby each wentContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Simsbury’s two-out rally beats Avon for D6 softball championship

SIMSBURY, July 1 – It was a tense evening of softball in the District 6 championship game Monday night at Memorial Field. After four innings, host Simsbury trailed Avon by two runs and had just two hits. In the bottom of the sixth, Simsbury trailed by a run with two outs. But Simsbury strung togetherContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Six-run burst pushes Simsbury into D6 softball title game with Avon

SIMSBURY, June 30 – Simsbury’s Major Division softball All-Star team used a six-run burst in the fifth inning to break open a one-run ballgame and move within one victory of its sixth District 6 championship Sunday night with a 9-4 victory over Avon at Memorial Field. Simsbury (6-1) faces Avon (5-2) on Monday night beginningContinue ReadingContinue Reading