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Author: Mike Cardillo

Fairfield Prep grinds out win over Amity

One of the things high school baseball coaches love to talk about is, “being up” for a particular game. Amity coach Sal Coppola is well-versed in this, considering his team is always one the opponent

Banged up NDWH tops Foran

This is getting nuts. It’s April 21 and we’ve had, what, one nice Spring day so far this season? Is Spring the thing of the past? Are we going to go from 50 degrees to 90 degrees over night? Oh right,

Central Making State Tournament Progress

Central baseball improved to 4-4 on Saturday and is eyeing the state tournament.

Johnson steals show

After the other reporters and I were done interviewing Law junior righty Kevin Johnson a couple of his teammates said we should call him “Big Kev” in our stories. It’s doubtful they’ve read the AP

Foran honoring Ken Walker Wednesday

They say the best measure of a person is what they say about you when you pass on. The obituary for former Foran baseball/football coach Ken Walker from late June includes a telling line: “He was the

Diamond Vision: Trumbull downs Bunnell

Another day of covering a game in early April. Another night of thawing out. Unlike some other high school sports, it’s hard to draw massive conclusions about a team going forward when it comes to

Shelton wins the Class LL title

MIDDLETOWN — Three-plus decades of frustration on the baseball diamond melted away in impressive fashion for the Shelton baseball team Saturday night at Palmer Field. The Gaels took home their first

Class LL baseball preview capsule: Shelton vs. South Windsor

WHAT: Class LL baseball final WHEN: Saturday, 7 WHERE: Palmer Field, Middletown SEEDS/RECORDS: No. 4 Shelton (21-5) vs. No. 6 South Windsor (19-5) PREVIOUS TITLES: Shelton 4 (Class L: 1972, 1973,

All hail Shelton’s ‘Daiss man’

To make a deep run in the state baseball tournament, you need at least one reliable arm to ride. If you have two? Even better. That’s why this week appears to be setting up perfectly for Shelton,

Diamond Vision: Shelton gets by Newtown

During the season when working on a column about the unpredictable nature of the state baseball tournament I spoke with Shelton coach Scott Gura. He made a good point, after two days of play — the