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Shelton hands Simsbury All-Stars first loss of summer

Simsbury’s Owen Trythall had two of his team’s five hits in Wednesday’s Section II state tournament game against Shelton.

PLYMOUTH, July 18, 2023 – A pair of Shelton Little League baseball pitchers limited Simsbury to five hits and three runs to help Shelton earn a spot in Friday’s Section II finals of the state Major Division (ages 10-12) tournament with a 10-3 victory Wednesday night at Janzer Field in Terryville.

Simsbury (7-1) dropped their first game of the summer. The winner of Thursday night’s game between Simsbury and Bristol will face Shelton in the Section II final.

Owen Trythall had two singles for Simsbury while Ashton Heaton, Ryne Vanderwalker and Keenan Altiere each had singles.

Shelton took advantage of eight walks from four Simsbury pitchers and three errors to score five unearned runs.

Shelton 10, Simsbury 3
At Terryville

Shelton                  303  112  — 10-11-1
Simsbury (7-1)     100  101  — 3-5-3
Jonathan W., Jacob (6) and Ryan P; Kareum Skovren-Rasheed, Armani Dermanouelian (2), Christian Sillari (4), Keenan Altiere (6) and Owen Trythall; WP: Jonathan (Shelt), LP: Skovren-Rasheed (Sims); 2B: Connor M (Shelton), Sal S (Shelton)

Section II
At Terryville
Monday, July 17
Shelton (D3) 8, Bristol (D5) 3
Wednesday, July 21
Shelton 10, Simsbury (D6) 3
Thursday, July 20
Simsbury vs. Bristol, 7 p.m.
Friday, July 21
Top two teams, 7 p.m.

Gerry deSimas, Jr., is the editor and founder of The Collinsville Press. He is an award-winning writer and has been covering sports in Connecticut and New England for more than 40 years. He was inducted into the New England High School Wrestling Hall of Fame in 2018.

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