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Thursday, April 19, 2012

Touch 'em All: Wednesday

#ctbase – A pitcher won at the plate, Stratford’s pitching winning and Hopkins is hot. Touch ‘em all.
TEAM SHUTDOWN – Stratford’s pitching has been superb thus far in 2012. The Red Devils have shut opponents down with only one loss, 9-2 defeat to East Catholic. Stratford has gotten it done with pitching. The combo of Brian Caselli and Axel DeJesus has been dominant. DeJesus got the win yesterday to improve to 3-0 as the Red Devils defeated Bethel 6-1. Stratford improves to 6-1 and 2-0 in the SWC Colonial Division. For more info on why these two aces are so great, check out the Register next Tuesday for my feature on Caselli and DeJesus.
PITCH –HITTER – It’s nice to have a pitcher that can hit. Sheehan pitcher Kevin Duffy came through in the clutch with a go-ahead RBI double in the ninth inning to lead Sheehan over Cheshire 4-1 in a Southern Connecticut Conference interdivisional win. On the other side, Cheshire (2-5) pitcher Jordan Kubilus struck out four Titans (4-3).
HOTKINS – Hopkins has been getting it done thus far. They improved their record to 6-2 and 6-0 in the FAA with a 10-0 victory over Greens Farms Academy. Jack Lubin picked up the win and only allowed one hit to move to 3-0 and Jimmy Martino and Greg Volpe both had triples for Hopkins.
CLASSIC – Congrats to Westbrook sophomore centerfielder Sam Grigo, who was selected to compete in the New England Classic in June in Lowell, Mass. Grigo will take his .529 batting average, seven RBI , three triples and three stolen bases to the Lowell Spinners, the Red Sox Class A affiliate, baseball complex to showcase his skills against the bets in New England.
Pinch-hitter Kyle Bertanza had a sac RBI to lead O’Brien Tech over Bullard-Havens 4-3 in eight innings. … Ryan Daiss struck out 14 in a 9-1 Shelton victory over East Haven. … Ansonia defeated St. Paul 6-2 to pull to 3-4 on the season. One win shy of getting to the .500 mark. … Ray Kreiger struck out nine in a 5-2 Derby triumph over Watertown.
ROUNDUP – Check out the New Haven Register’s roundup
NOTRE DAME-WEST HAVEN WINS – Mike Madera of the Milford-Orange Bulletin has the scoop.


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