A family trip on a gorgeous Sunday to Hamden High School - the Junior Legion(17u) State Tournament - Oakville at Hamden. It was one of the most entertaining and exciting games I've seen all Summer and it went extra innings!(Willy is not a big fan of extra innings, he likes things settled in 7)
Hamden got a run in the bottom of the 3rd on an rbi single from Cullin Florio for a 1-0 lead. But Oakville tied the game in the top of the 5th on a Sacrifice Fly from Sam Williams. The game stayed tied until the bottom of the 9th.
Daniel Alissi, who had a pinch hit single in the bottom of the 7th, singled home the game winning rbi to give Hamden a 2-1 victory. Alissi had 2 of Hamden's 4 hits in the game. In fact Oakville outhit Hamden 8-4. Jeremiah Greenberg was the winning pitcher in relief for Hamden.
Hamden moves on to the Final 8 on Tuesday when they will take on Bethel at Bethel High School at 7:00pm.
Cheshire also moved on to the Final 8. They will play Bristol at Rotary Field in South Windsor at 7:00pm on Tuesday.
Other Junior Legion Scores from Sunday: Stamford 5 North Haven 3(North Haven eliminated), Greenwich 2 Trumbull 0(Trumbull eliminated), Game 1 Bethel 4 East Haven 2, Game 2 Bethel 13 East Haven 3(East Haven eliminated), Cheshire 10 Jewett City 0
Senior Legion(19u) State Tournament: Southington 4 Cheshire 0
Monday: Cheshire vs. Naugatuck 6:30pm at Ceppa Field in Meriden in an elimination game.
Little League Baseball(11-12) State Tournament Championship at East Lyme
Fairfield American 11 Manchester National 9
Fairfield American wins their 3rd straight State Title and advances to the Little League New England Regional Tournament in Bristol. The Road to Williamsport, Penn. is still open for Fairfield American.
So the Legion and Little League seasons forge ahead and so will I - or should I say - we will forge ahead together.
Don't forget to check out my new Podcast Show - "Strictly High School".
Go to 960WELI.com, click on Podcasts and click on Strictly High School. All 10 episodes are posted. You can also go to the 960WELI Facebook Page, the ESPNradio1300 Facebook Page, or my Facebook Page(George DeMaio).
Take a listen - I think you will enjoy them