A family trip to Branford(you know Willy is getting so good now at the games) to see Hamden and Branford in the finale. Branford needed a win to keep their hopes alive for a 2nd place finish in Zone 2 and hope North Haven lost to Orange.
Well, Branford did their part. They scored 3 runs in the 1st, 2 runs in the 2nd and never looked back as they defeated the Zone 2 Champs 8-1.
Alphonse Suppa was the winning pitcher. Zach Withington had a great night. He had a single, double and triple, scored 3 runs and had an rbi. Brandon Kilfeather added 2 hits for Branford.
Frank Niro had the lone Hamden rbi. Hamden finished 17-4, Branford 16-5. Both teams will be in the State Tournament.
North Haven needed a win now to secure 2nd Place and they did just that beating Orange 4-0.
FINAL ZONE 2 STANDINGS: Hamden 17-4, North Haven 16-5, Branford 16-5, Stratford 13-8, Orange 12-9, East Haven 7-14, West Haven 3-18
The Top 4 teams - Hamden, North Haven, Branford and Stratford all advance to the State Tournament which starts Saturday.
Saturday 1st Round Games - Double Elimination
Bethel at Hamden Middletown at North Haven Branford at Naugatuck
Stratford at Cheshire
Little League Baseball(11-12) Section Tournaments
Section 1 Fairfield American 10 Milford Lou Gehrig 0
Section 2 Wallingford 7 Shelton American 1
The Junior League(13-14) Softball Eastern Regional Tournament will get underway on Friday at the Old Tavern Complex in Orange.
THE ROAD TO KIRKLAND, WASHINGTON
Opening Games include
10:00am Connecticut(Bristol) vs. Maine
12:30pm Host(Milford/West Haven) vs. Massachusetts
3:00pm Connecticut(Bristol) vs. Rhode Island
I've been covering this tournament for several years.
Friday, I think Willy and I make a trip to see the Host Team in action
Host(Milford/West Haven) - Massachusetts - Willy - and ME