The CIAC State Tournament is underway in Softball and Baseball and not without its usual surprises.
Wally and I spent the afternoon in East Haven taking in Baseball and Softball.
In the Softball Tournament
Lauralton Hall defeated East Haven 14-11 in one of the wildest games I've seen in awhile. The Crusaders scored in 6 of the 7 innings. Despite that, the Yellowjackets kept coming back. Emily Bump had 2 hits, including a Home Run and 2 rbis, Sara Fagan had 3 hits and 2 rbis, Alexa Furnari had 2 hits and an rbi, Gianna Capolla had a Home Run and 2 rbis for Lauralton.
Jessica Stettinger hit a 3 run Home Run and had 5 rbis for East Haven.
The 2 teams combined for 25 runs and 29 hits!
Taking a look at each Class
Class LL: West Haven, Lyman Hall, Amity, Cheshire, Middletown, Southington all advanced
Eliminated: Shelton, Newtown, Danbury
Class L: Foran, Hand, North Haven, Sacred Heart Academy all won
Eliminated: Sheehan, Guilford, Mercy
Class M: Seymour, North Branford, H-K, Oxford all advance
Eliminated: Cromwell, Watertown, Platt Tech
Class S: ND(Ffld), Holy Cross, Hale Ray, St. Paul all won
Eliminated: O'Brien Tech, Thomaston
In Boys Baseball:
These teams advanced: Amity, Hamden, Fairfield Prep, Foran, Guilford, Branford, ND(WH), North Haven, Seymour, Oxford, Holy Cross, ND(Ffld), Morgan
These teams were eliminated: Shelton, Cheshire, Platt Tech, Hand, Platt, Lyman Hall, Wilcox Tech, Sheehan, O'Brien Tech, Coginchaug, Old Saybrook
As for Wednesday: (weather permitting)
On Tuesday, Lauralton Hall and East Haven met for the 3rd time this season. Wednesday, 2 teams will meet for the 4th time this season! (The Home Team wears Purple)
Two Shoreline Conference teams meet with the winner moving on to the Quarterfinals - and Wally? and I will be there!