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Monday, May 7, 2012

Shelton knocks off No. 5 Amity

Touch 'em All update

#ctbase --The last time Shelton played Amity it didn't end so well for the Gaels. Shelton lost on a walk-off single from Amity's Paul Gusmano. This time around for Shelton, things went according to plan as the Gaels upset No. 5 Amity 4-1.

"We lost to them the first time," Gura said. "It was a walkoff loss, so we knew what it was going to take to beat them."

The Gaels had Ryan Testani go up against Mike Concato. Concato threw a no-hitter last week.

"It was ace vs. ace," Gura said.

The Gaels got strong contributions from Bryan Kondor, whose base hit tied the game, and Ryan Zahornasky, who had a two-run double with the bases loaded to give Shelton the lead. Ryan Daiss also added a RBI

"We had some big hits," Gura said.

Shelton (11-3, unranked) faces Sheehan, Lyman Hall and Hand to close out the week. Are they a Top-10 team?

"I think we have the capability to be a Top-10 team," Gura said. "I think we just have to be more consistent."

However, he went on to say: "I'd rather end the season in the Top-10 then worry about what's going on during the season."

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Shelton should be ranked- beat 3 top 10 teams when they were ranked- no one else has.. S schools cant compete - whole NVL is weak.. SCC is the best competition. 3 FCIAC schools who play each other only once? come on. play each other twice and then see.. like the SCC does it..

May 8, 2012 at 8:03 AM 
Blogger Henry Chisholm said...

Shelton's resume is strong. The Gaels don't have bad losses either. I think if they can finish the week without a loss, they will crack the poll. I say 8 or 7.

May 8, 2012 at 10:33 AM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The SCC doesn't play everyone twice. That is false. You play your division twice

May 8, 2012 at 2:04 PM 
Anonymous jimbo said...

all the SCC crossovers are played twice.. 1s play 1s twice. etc.. 2:04 pm comment- anonymous.. know your facts..division yes twice. but also crossovers twice.. a 1 -2 only plays 1-2 in strength of schedule. check all the teams out in SCC - play each other twice on THEIR OWN SCHEDULE

May 8, 2012 at 2:27 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So Chesire who might be stacked next year because they have a young team with play a weak schedule because they weren't good this year? That sounds real smart.

May 10, 2012 at 11:27 AM 
Anonymous steve said...

better than how the FCIAC does it and has best teams play bottom of the barrel with no shot for those teams

May 11, 2012 at 10:29 AM 

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