AVON, July 20 – It was easier than expected but that’s OK. It was warm out Wednesday afternoon at Avon Old Farms. The Avon American Legion baseball team earned a spot in the final 16 of the Connecticut state tournament for the first time with a 12-2 decision over Monroe in eight innings. The game was called due to the 10-run mercy run.
Avon faces Zone 3 champion Middletown on Saturday night at 6:30 p.m. at Palmer Field in Middletown. Three other Zone 1 teams are in the final 16 double elimination event. Bristol earned a berth as the Zone 1 champion while Unionville and Southington each won a pair of qualifying games to make the final 16.