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Gersky helps Manchester top Glastonbury for first-ever CCBL title

MANCHESTER, July 30 – Avon Old Farms graduate Will Gersky was 3-for-3 with a home run and two doubles as the Manchester Mavericks won their first-ever Connecticut Collegiate Baseball League championship on Tuesday with a 8-3 victory over Glastonbury.

Gersky drove in five runs as Manchester (12-7-1) went undefeated through the double-elimination championship tournament. Gersky, who is from Woodbury and played at Georgetown in the spring, was a four-year starter and helped lead Avon Old Farms to two Founders’ League titles.

Danny Glendon, a Wethersfield native who plays at Sacred Heart, was 1-for-3 for the Mavericks while Jake McDowell picked up the win on the mound.

Aiden Scott had two hits for Glastonbury (11-9-1) while Collin Bakken took the loss on the mound.

It was Manchester’s fourth appearance in the CCBL finals. They were swept in a best-of-three series in 2017 by Glastonbury and in 2016 by Southington. They lost to West Hartford in a best-of-three series in 2013, 2-1.

2019 Connecticut Collegiate Baseball League
Final regular season standings

Team W-L-T
Simsbury Sabercats 10-7
Glastonbury Arrows 9-7-1
Manchester Mavericks 9-7-1
Wallingford Silver Storm 8-5
Southington Shock 2-12

Playoffs (double-elimination)
Wednesday, July 24
Wallingford 5, Simsbury 3
Thursday, July 25
Manchester 4, Glastonbury 0
Friday, July 26
Game 3: Manchester 5, Wallingford 2, Manchester advances to final
Game 4: Glastonbury 12, Simsbury 5, Simsbury eliminated
Monday, July 28
Game 5: Glastonbury 3, Wallingford 2, Wallingford eliminated
Tuesday, July 29
Game 6: Final: Manchester 8, Glastonbury 3

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