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Monthly Archive for July, 2012

: July, 2012

Here we go again: American LL wins state

Little League’s East Regional Assistant Director Corey Wright was at Fairfield American’s state tournament game one on Saturday in New Haven. In the first inning, he approached me and asked if I’d be going to Bristol to cover the New England regionals again. I said yes, as long as Fairfield was in it. Wright departed
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American 12s, National 11s win section

I can’t lie, I thought Fairfield American was going to win all day on Wednesday. American’s a club that’s lost two games in three years. It’s been the state champion two years running. The kids have faced adversity and won one-game playoffs, as they were facing Wednesday night in the Section 1 final. So even
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American in sectional final again

I can’t lie, I expected this. Although it wasn’t exactly how I thought it would go. American, for the third consecutive year, will get a one-game opportunity to reach the state finals, thanks to its huge rally Friday and its blowout win Sunday. Fairfield American will play Annex Wednesday at 7 p.m. at Verderame Field
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American rolls over Yalesville

The sectional Little League tournaments are littered with unknowns. As teams progress beyond the districts and into later rounds it becomes harder and harder to gauge talent. Every team that reaches sectionals was good enough to win a group. And yet, even after one game, Fairfield American proved why it’s the favorite to advance to
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Little League Softball wins state again

Corey Wright, Patrick Holden and the rest of the Little League’s Eastern Regional’s staff best prepare for the folks from Fairfield yet again. For the third straight year– and second for softball– we’re all headed to Bristol. Fairfield Little League softball, thanks to a 7-6 extra-inning win in Sunday’s game 2, is the Little League
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Little League softball set for state series

Fairfield Little League girls softball manager Jarry Rasmussen told me, just minutes after winning the Section 1 title, he had not even thought about the state championship series. “We were so focused, because we knew it would be a game like this,” Rasmussen said after his team’s 3-1 win in the Section 1 championship game.
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American trumps National yet again

The Fairfield American dynasty continues at the expense of its crosstown rival. Ryan Meury’s two-hit, complete game shutout lifted Fairfield American to the District 2 championship game for the third straight year. Home runs by Dan Kiernan and Matty Clarkin aided Fairfield’s 4-0 victory. Even though this particular team has been state champions each of
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Deja vú for Little Leagues

Forgive me if this feels like 2011 all over again. After all, Fairfield softball’s already won District 2, with its win over Black Rock Tuesday night. American and National have advanced to the District 2 semis and could both be the top-seed. It’s certainly early, but National and American have proven themselves as the top
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