I made a trip to the Old Tavern Road Complex on Sunday afternoon - Little League Softball action - the District 4 Championship 11-12, The Road to Portland, Oregon.
East Haven defeated Bethwood-Orange 2-1 to win the Championship and advance to the Section Tournament starting Thursday in Orange.
East Haven scored their 2 runs in the 1st inning. Emilee Bishop tripled home 1 run and the second run scored on an error. Bishop was also the winning pitcher. Kayla Stefania had a single and a stolen base.
For Bethwood-Orange, Lauren Wasikowski had 2 hits and an rbi, Sydney Manzione had 2 hits and scored a run and Cosette Zito had 2 hits.
A thoroughly enjoyable trip and it was good to get into Little League action again. I will follow the boys as well as the girls in the Playoffs.
Now for the American Legion recap
East Haven 5 Stratford 2 Frank Longley got the win, Mark Smith had a triple and rbi and scored 2 runs for East Haven.
Branford 10 West Haven 1 TJ Beaudin got the win, Jordan Botte had 2 doubles and 2 rbis and Devin Derenzo had a double and 3 rbis for Branford
New Haven 6 Hamden 4 Reynaldo Duprey and Jose Colon had 3 hits each and combined for 3 rbis. Josh Colon was spectacular in relief and got the win for New Haven. Stephen Richetelli and Dylan Raube had 4 of Hamden's 5 hits.
North Haven 4 Milford 0
North Haven 13 East Haven 1(makeup game)
Zone 3 Scores
Madison 10 East Haddam 0, Madison 4 East Haddam 3
Meriden 13 Prospect/Beacon Falls 0, Meriden 16 Prospect/Beacon Falls 0
Just 10 days left in the Legion regular season - boy time flies - 7 out of 9 teams still with a shot at a Playoff Spot in Zone 2 - Top 4 teams in each Zone make the Playoffs
In Zone 3, 3 teams have a virtual lock on a Playoff Spot, with 3 teams fighting for the final one.
Legion and Little League - gotta love it