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Handshakes: Trumbull moves on to FCIAC finals

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Last year Trumbull knocked Greenwich out of the FCIAC tournament and they did it again Wednesday at Harbor Yard, beating the Cardinals 3-1 in a well pitched and played game on both sides. It may have been the first game I covered all year where neither team made an error. Well pitched, defensively solid and […] [Read More]
Categories: baseball, FCIAC, General

FCIAC semifinal matchups

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Three of the four lower seed won in the quarterfinals of the FCIAC tournament and nobody seemed particularly shocked by it. Staples nearly made it 4 for 4 but Greenwich did the little things and took advantage of mistakes to pull out the win and move on to Harbor Yard. There the Cardinals will face […] [Read More]
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Handshakes: Greenwich moves on

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Staples had Greenwich on the ropes in the second inning but could not get a big hit with the bases loaded, settling for one run on no hits and four walks. The inability to pounce ended up costing the Wreckers who fell 3-2 to Greenwich in the FCIAC semifinals. Two Wreckers’ errors in the 7th […] [Read More]
Categories: General

Who will win FCIAC title?

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Categories: baseball, FCIAC, General

FCIAC playoff schedule

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FCIAC Quarterfinals Monday, May 20 No. 8 Staples at No. 1 Greenwich No. 7 Danbury at No. 2 Ridgefield No. 6 Ludlowe at No. 3 St. Joseph No. 5 Trumbull at No. 4 New Canaan Semifinals Wednesday, May 22 Ballpark at Harbor Yard, 5:15 and 7:30 Finals Saturday, May 25 Ballpark at Harbor Yard, noon [Read More]
Categories: baseball, FCIAC, General

SCC baseball tournament pairings

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  Here are your SCC baseball tournament pairings, released by King (Commish) Al Carbone and the SCC front office (which are one-and-the-same). Quarterfinals Tuesday, May 21 No. 8 Hand at No. 1 Xavier, 4 p.m. No. 7 West Haven at No. 2 Amity, 4 p.m. No. 6 Notre Dame at No. 3 Fairfield Prep, 4 […] [Read More]
Categories: General, SCC

Two teams, one spot

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The final day of the FCIAC baseball season will be a little less chaotic than last year but there is still one spot up for grabs and a bunch of seeding scenarios. Here are the standings as of the end of the day Wednesday. 1. Greenwich 15-2  Cardinals locked up the No. 1 seed for […] [Read More]
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Handshakes: Another New Canaan-Greenwich classic

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The game I am always most excited for is when Greenwich and New Canaan hook up. Why? Because these teams always manage to put on a tremendous baseball game. Today was no different with The Cardinals beating the Rams 7-5, escaping a bases loaded, one out jam int he seventh inning to hold on for […] [Read More]
Categories: baseball, FCIAC, General

Bethel’s Matt Liquori tosses gem against New Fairfield

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Bethel High junior righthander Matt Liquori beat New Fairfield 3-1 Friday to improve to 4-0, asserting himself as the ace of a team that sits near the top of the South-West Conference standings despite receiving little preseason hype. Liquori, who calls his own games, has excellent command of three pitches, particularly a 12-to-6 curveball that he can and will throw in […] [Read More]
Categories: General

Getting a grip

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We all watch pitchers throw the ball, making it dart down or away from hitters, keeping batters off balance and maybe striking them out but what are we seeing? The pitcher has a different grip for each pitch and the grips differ slightly but are generally the same, though how an individual throws a change-up […] [Read More]
Categories: baseball, General