State baseball champ Norwalk leads trio of FCIAC teams in final GameTimeCT Top 10 poll

East Catholic, which won a state championship to cap off a perfect 25-0 season, received all 14 first-place votes to earn the No. 1 ranking in the final 2021 GameTimeCT Top 10 Baseball Poll. But the FCIAC most impressively seized all four semifinal berths in the Class LL state tournament and state champion Norwalk finished … Read more

Kodonas’s pinch hit delivers No. 24 Norwalk past Westhill in LL final, to first state baseball title

MIDDLETOWN — As the medals were handed out to each member of both teams, Norwalk coach Ryan Mitchell was bent over talking to an assistant coach. “How did we do this; how did we do this?” Mitchell said. Norwalk had just defeated Westhill 1-0 in the Class LL championship game at Palmer Field Saturday afternoon, … Read more

Pitching And 7th-Inning Hit Lead Bears To 1-0 Win Over Westhill For First State Title

MIDDLETOWN — As first baseman William Arnold took the throw from catcher Jaden Echevarria on a dropped third strike for the final out of today’s Class LL baseball final, an outpouring of emotion was unleashed on Palmer Field, as a team from a city with a rich tradition in the sport finally got the chance … Read more

State Championship Weekend Scoreboard: FCIAC teams claim five state crowns

Saturday, June 12 BASEBALL Class LL Norwalk 1, Westhill 0 – Norwalk wins its first state baseball championship SOFTBALL Class LL Southington 4, Ludlowe 3 Class L Masuk 2, St. Joseph 0 BOYS LACROSSE Class L Ridgefield 8, Fairfield Prep 5 Class S St. Joseph 13, East Catholic 9 – St. Joseph wins third consecutive … Read more

Norwalk, Westhill hope to add state championship to baseball legacy of towns

Whenever someone in the state starts talking about “baseball towns,” Stamford and Norwalk are always two of the first places mentioned. With good reason, both cities have produced excellent baseball talent and have had success in Little League, Cal Ripken, Babe Ruth and American Legion. They are the hometowns of Bobby Valentine, Mo Vaughn, Mickey … Read more

No. 24-seeded Norwalk upsets Greenwich to reach first state final since 1995

STAMFORD — As players celebrated around them, legendary former Norwalk baseball coach Pete Tucci hugged first-year baseball coach Ryan Mitchell on the third base line of Cubeta Stadium and said “Thank you for keeping the tradition going.” Tucci and Mitchell, Tucci’s former player and assistant coach, both know the history of Norwalk baseball as well … Read more

Sullivan and Westhill beat McMahon, advance to first state final since 2008

STAMFORD — The motto for the Westhill baseball team since the postseason began a few weeks ago has been “let’s get one more game together.” Now the Vikings will be playing in the last game available for them to play in — the CIAC Class LL State Championship. In a game suspended Tuesday in the … Read more

FCIAC’s state tournament semifinal scoreboard: Nine FCIAC teams will play for titles

Sixteen FCIAC teams remain in the hunt for state championships in baseball, softball, lacrosse and volleyball as the CIAC semifinals will be played on Tuesday and Wednesday. The breakdown of teams included the entire final four of the Class LL baseball tournament, as well as four girls lacrosse teams, three softball teams, three boys lacrosse … Read more

Lasley’s triple lifts Greenwich over Warde in Class LL baseball quarterfinals

GREENWICH — Greenwich’s Cage Lasley has been the right man in the right spot for Greenwich so far in the CIAC Class LL Tournament. After winning a second-round game over Newtown with a walk-off single, Lasley again found himself at the plate with the game on the line against Warde in the quarterfinals. Lasley delivered … Read more

FCIAC State Tournament Scoreboard for Saturday, June 5

BASEBALL Class LL Quarterfinals Norwalk 10, Ridgefield 1 Brien McMahon 12, Newington 10 Greenwich 5, Warde 2 Westhill 6, Hall 4 Class L Quarterfinals Avon 10, Wilton 2 SOFTBALL Class LL Quarterfinals Ludlowe 6, Staples 1 Trumbull 8, Newtown 2 BOYS LACROSSE Class L Quarterfinals Fairfield Prep 14, Darien 10 Ridgefield 18, Simsbury 3 Wilton … Read more