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Staples and Amity will have a rematch of the Class LL finals in the challenge.

FCIAC-SCC announce 2016 baseball challenge

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The FCIAC and SCC have finalized plans for a baseball challenge for spring 2016. The games will be held April 8 and 9 with the hopes of having several double or triple headers at bigger venues like Harbor Yard. St. Joseph at   Notre Dame-West Haven Amity at   Staples New Canaan at   Sheehan  […] [Read More]
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Bunnell falls short in pursuit of first state title

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Bunnell had hoped to end its state title drought, but thanks to East Lyme, the wait will be a bit longer. The Bulldogs saw their year come to an end with a 5-4 loss to the 13th-seeded Vikings in Wednesday’s Class L semifinal. “It’s disappointing,” coach Scott Szturma said. “You’ve got a great group of […] [Read More]
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The Cincinnati Reds made Bunnell pitcher Ronnie Rossomando, middle, their 28th-round draft pick (File Photo).

Day 3 of MLB Draft: Bunnell’s Rossomando drafted by Reds

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The wait is over for Ronnie Rossomando. The Cincinnati Reds drafted the Bunnell High pitcher Wednesday in the 28th round (835th overall) of Major League Baseball’s First-Year Player Draft. Rossomando’s been one of the state’s most dominant hurlers as a senior, going 8-1 with a 1.17 ERA in 10 starts. The 6-foot-5 right-hander’s struck out 96 batters […] [Read More]
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Randy Polonia

All-FCIAC first team breakdown

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FCIAC Player of the Year Randy Polonia, Trinity Catholic – Pitcher/Shortstop Polonia was 11-0 on the mound this season, hit well despite being pitched around often and played a stellar shortstop. He was FCIAC POY last season and has been named All-State in Class S twice with one more to come at the end of […] [Read More]
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Day 2 of MLB Draft: Former Newtown High star selected

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Day Two of the Major League Baseball Draft (Rounds 3-10) got underway Tuesday with a few players with local ties hoping to be selected. But, as far as most were concerned, it ended up being a relatively quiet day. The only prospect from Fairfield County to come off the board was Newtown’s Kyle Wilcox, who the […] [Read More]
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Amity keeps hitting in LL semifinal rout of Shelton

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Amity remained hot at the plate, exploding for 16 hits — including home runs by Devin Belenski and the Winkel brothers, Chris and Pat — in a 17-1 rout of Shelton in Friday’s Class LL quarterfinal. “We had our two best pitchers (Mike Cowell and Justin Lynch) pitch the first two rounds,” Shelton coach Scott Gura said, […] [Read More]
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Masuk junior right-hander Cameron Kovachik made a verbal committment to play at Duke (File Photo).

Masuk’s Kovachik commits to Duke

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One of the best pitchers in Connecticut will soon call Durham, N.C., home. Junior right-hander Cameron Kovachik, who pitched Masuk to its first SWC title in six years, verbally committed to play at Duke University. Kovachik outdueled Bunnell ace Ronnie Rossomando in last Thursday’s SWC final, hurling a five-hit shutout in a 1-0 victory. The Panthers star finished the […] [Read More]
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Cowell preserves Shelton’s LL second-round win

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With the tying run on second base in the seventh inning, Shelton coach Scott Gura turned to his best pitcher, Mike Cowell, to preserve the Gaels’ 1-0 Class LL win over Newtown Thursday. Cowell — who threw 83 pitches over 5 2/3 innings a day earlier in a 14-7 win over West Haven — got a strikeout to end it. […] [Read More]
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