As expected the first game of the season between Amity and Notre Dame proved to be a wild game that went down to the wire. Notre Dame had leads of 7-0 and 11-5 but had to hold on to beat the stubborn Spartans 11-10 yesterday at Amity High School. Gary Flowers went the distance to earn the win for the Green Knights.
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The writers have posted their pre-season baseball poll. Pomperaug the defending Class L champs head the early season list.
- Pomperaug (2), 71
- Amity 65
- Xavier (1) 61
- Montville 59
- Shelton 51
- Cheshire (2) 49
- West Haven 38
- Staples 37
- ND-WH 35
- Waterford 30 and Southington 30
Others receiving votes: Newington, 25; Northwest Catholic, 25; Bristol Central, 24; Norwak, 24; St. Joseph, 23; Sheehan, 19; New Britain, 15; Bristol Eastern, 11; Ellington, 8; St. Bernard, 6; Newtown, 5; Haddam-Killingworth, 4; East Lyme, 3; Norwich Free Academy, 3; North Branford, 2; Cromwell, 2; North Haven, 1.
Voters: Bill Bloxsom (Hersham-Acorn Newspapers), David Greenleaf ( ), Greg Lederer (Cheshire Herald), Peter Vander Veer (Elm City Newspapers), Tom Yantz (Hartford Courant), Rich Zalusky (Willimantic Chronicle).
It was a special treat to have former MLB player Willie Upshaw stopped by the CT American Legion baseball coaches seminar to speak about the art of hitting a baseball. Upshaw played for the Toronto Blue Jays and Cleveland Indians and is now the manager of the Bridgeport Blue Fish.
Friday, January 14, 2011 – Aqua Turf Club at Plantsville, CT
Yale’s Craig Breslow ’02 Nominated for MLB’s Clemente Award for Community Service On-line Voting Now Available on Major League Baseball Website
NEW HAVEN, Conn. -- Former Yale lefthander Craig Breslow '02, a reliever with the Oakland Athletics, has been nominated for Major League Baseball’s Roberto Clemente Award for humanitarian and community service. Breslow founded the Strike 3 Foundation, a charitable organization that heightens awareness, mobilizes support and raises funding for childhood cancer research. He created the foundation in honor of his sister Lesley, a survivor of pediatric thyroid cancer. On-line voting for the award is available on Major League Baseball’s website, mlb.com, through Oct. 8.
Breslow was honored by the A's in a pregame ceremony before the Sept. 8 game against the Seattle Mariners at the Oakland Coliseum. He is one of 30 candidates for the Clemente Award, which is named in honor of the Pittsburgh Pirates Hall of Famer who died in a plane crash in 1972 while delivering supplies to earthquake victims in Nicaragua.
"It's obviously very humbling," Breslow told mlb.com. "But I would imagine that all the people under consideration don't do the work that they do for recognition. But whether I'm fortunate enough to be recognized or not, it's not going to dissuade or discourage me from continuing to do the work."
The fan-ballot winner will be tallied as one vote among those cast by a special selection panel of baseball dignitaries and media members. The panel includes Commissioner Bud Selig and Vera Clemente, Roberto Clemente’s widow.
A molecular biophysics and biochemistry major, Breslow captained the Bulldogs in 2002. He is a native of Trumbull, Conn., and attended Trumbull High.
“I am certainly proud of Craig's success as a major league pitcher, but I am even prouder of the man he has become,” said John Stuper, Yale’s Mazzuto Family Head Coach of Baseball.
Breslow, in his fifth big league season, has a 3.36 ERA and has made 66 appearances this year. He was second in the American League with 77 appearances last year. He has a career ERA of 2.97 with 184 strikeouts in 209.1 innings and just a .205 batting average against.
For more information about the Strike 3 Foundation, visit Strike 3 Foundation
To vote for Craig, visit MLB
NEW HAVEN, Conn. – Two members of the Southern Connecticut State University women’s lacrosse team – seniors Lauren Karn (Poughkeepsie, N.Y.) and Marissa Ryan (Waterbury, Conn.) – have been named to the IWLCA Academic Squad. In order to receive this honor, student-athletes must have achieved at least a minimum GPA of 3.5 and maintained at least junior academic standing. Earlier this month, both student-athletes were also named as recipients of the Division II Athletic Directors Association Academic Achievement Award for the second year in a row.
Karn, who was also named to the Northeast-10 Conference Women’s Lacrosse All-Academic Team for the second time in her career, scored three points on the season (two goals, one assist). Karn also ranked third on the team in groundballs and finished fourth on the club in caused turnovers.
Ryan also started all 11 games for Southern Connecticut in 2010. She was second on the squad in caused turnovers and groundballs, while also ranking fourth in draw controls. Ryan also chipped in six goals on the year.
July 31, 2010 - South Windsor - The two best teams competing in the Junior Division of Connecticut American Legion baseball square off in the Junior Championship game. The game featured Westbrook vs. Milford. The winner earned a trip to the junior regional held in Manchester, NH. We hope you enjoy the game.
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