A family trip to Hamden on a Sunday - the Legion 19u State Tournament - Southington at Hamden. Both teams won their opening game.
The game was entertaining - to say the least - 2 good teams - putting on a show.
Hamden scored 3 runs in the 3rd to take a 3-0 lead. But Southington answered with 2 in the top of the 4th. Southington tied the game at 3 with a run in the 6th, but Hamden regained the lead 4-3 with a run in the bottom of the 6th.
That set the stage for the Southington 7th. Southington scored 5 runs on 4 hits, 2 Sacrifice Flys and 3 Hamden errors.
Final Score - Southington 8 Hamden 4 Southington will play on Wednesday while Hamden will play on Tuesday against Trumbull in Hamden.
Southington was led by Aneesh Avancha, who had 3 hits 2rbis and scored a run, Jake Romano had a single 2 rbis and scored a run, Tyler Cyr had an rbi and so did Brayden Cooney.
Hamden was by Tyler Osborne, who had 3 hits and an rbi and Stephen Richetelli who had a double and 2 rbis. Southington outhit Hamden 13-5.
Elsewhere in the 19u State Tournament
Trumbull 4 Bethel 0( Bethel eliminated), Wilton 4 Stratford 0(Stratford eliminated), Branford 1 Stamford 0(Stamford eliminated), Guilford 6 Naugatuck 5, Oakville 2 North Haven 0
Little League Baseball(11-12) State Tournament begins Wednesday night in East Lyme
Fairfield American vs. Wallingford Madison vs. Manchester
The winner goes to the Regional Tournament in Bristol.
Little League Softball(11-12) Regional Tournament in Bristol
The Road to Portland, Oregon
Fairfield 6 Maine 1 Fairfield is 2-0 in the tournament
Junior League Softball(13-14) Eastern Regional Tournament in Orange
The Road to Kirkland, Washington
New England Pool: Mass. 3-0, Rhode Island 3-0, Maine 1-2, Conn.(Bristol) 1-3, Host(Milford/West Haven) 0-3
Middle Atlantic Pool: New York 4-0, Penn. 2-1, Delaware 1-2, Maryland 1-2, New Jersey 0-3
The American Legion 17u Tournament is scheduled to start on Monday. It looks like a trip to Eastieville is in order - Wilton at East Haven
But I always have time to take in games at the Junior Softball Eastern Regional Tournament in Orange - you never know