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Friday, June 11, 2010

Class L Championship Pregame Notes


No. 5 Notre Dame-West Haven (19-6)

vs. No. 14 Sheehan (17-7)

*WHEN: 7 p.m.

*WHERE: Palmer Field, Middletown

*WHAT TO LOOK FOR: The Green Knights will send their big, right-handed ace Dave Beisler to the mound. Bryant-bound right-hander Ryan Moore will throw for the Titans. Both teams have strong infields anchored by two of the state's best shortstops in Conor Keniry (Notre Dame) and TK Kiernan (Sheehan). The Green Knights and the Titans have lineups that can put some runs on the boards. Both have scored 26 runs in their four state tournament games. Keep an eye on Notre Dame's Will Meade and Sheehan's Derek Allen. Both have been swinging the bats well lately. These teams both represent the Southern Connecticut Conference, but will meet tonight for the first time this season.

*CHAMPIONSHIP APPEARANCES: This is the Green Knights' fifth state final appearance and they have won three state titles. The last reached the championship in 2000. This is Sheehan's sixth state final appearance. The Titans have won two state titles. They last reached the final in 2005.

*YOU SHOULD KNOW: This year will mark the fifth straight time an SCC school has won the Class L championship: Branford (2006), Guilford (2007), Law (2008) and Branford (2009).

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