Baseball: Young, improving players raise their game

Up and coming Cal Ripken baseball players from Easton participated in the 8U state tournament, at Newtown’s Glander Field in early July. Easton, after falling to New Canaan in its first game, defeated Bridgeport 8-6 the next day, then fell 6-4 to Newtown on day three, ending things in the double elimination bracket. Regardless of the outcome, for all of the teams in this tourney it presented a great opportunity for young baseball enthusiasts to raise their level of play. The 7- and 8-year-olds are new to pitching and facing live pitching as hitters, aside from digging into the batter’s … Read more

Baseball: Weston 12U all-stars advance to district finals

The Weston Little League 12U baseball all-star team took another step to making history as it advanced to the Connecticut District 1 championship series with an 8-5 win over Stamford National in the winners’ bracket final on Monday night in Wilton. Weston has never won the district title in the Williamsport tournament, but can do so with a win on Friday night at Stamford Springdale Field (7:30), or if needed, on Saturday night at 7.  Three other teams remain alive in the tourney. Stamford National dropped to the losers’ bracket final on Wednesday night, where it will play the winner … Read more

Little League: Weston 12’s move to district winners’ bracket final

The Weston 12U all-star baseball team has advanced to the winners’ bracket final of the Connecticut Little League District 1 tournament, after its third one-run win in six days on Friday. Weston, which has never won the district title, faces Stamford National on Monday, with the winning advancing to the district finals. On Friday night, Weston got its second straight great pitching performance in a 3-2 win over Stamford American at Scalzi Field in Stamford. Aidan Forrest got the win, going four and two-third innings and allowing two runs. Dylan Delaney came on to relieve in the top of the … Read more

Play Ball for All clinic in Weston hosts 45 kids

Weston’s Play Ball For All hosted a free fun-and-fundamentals youth baseball clinic and barbeque on Saturday, June 16, at Morehouse Field in Weston. The event welcomed more than 40 young program participants ages 8-13 from the Child Guidance Center of Mid-Fairfield County, based in Norwalk. The clinic was in partnership with The Factory training center of Norwalk and ASF Sports of Westport. In attendance was Weston coaches Brian Haberman and Bob Barasch as well as Veronica Sandolo, owner of The Factory and staff, and Weston youth mentors Chris Amato, Noah Haberman, Luke Barasch, Evan Cavicchia, Ethan Patterson and Will Berger. … Read more

Baseball: Easton 12’s win Al Leonard Tournament

After losing its first game of the 25th Al Leonard Jimmy Fund Tournament in Bethel, the Easton Cal Ripken 12U district baseball team won five games in a row, including beating New Canaan twice, to take the tournament championship on Tuesday. Easton won the final game on a dramatic walk-off home run by Christian Nilsen in bottom of the sixth inning to win 2-1. This is the first time Easton has ever won the Al Leonard tournament, which opened on June 10. Cam Forte pitched five innings, allowing only one run. Lucas Asanovic got the save by pitching in the … Read more

American Legion Baseball: Post 86 Juniors notch first wins

After an 0-8 start, the Wilton American Legion Post 86 Junior squad reeled off four wins in a row last week, before two tough losses to Trumbull this past weekend. Post 86 (4-10) won for the fourth time in five days on Saturday, defeating Trumbull 3-2 in the first game of a doubleheader. Erik Lebek got the win, allowing seven hits and two runs over six and two-third innings, with three walks and three strikeouts. Dante Esposito of Weston came in with two outs in the top of the seventh and the bases loaded. He walked his first batter but … Read more

Redding Parks and Recreation summer camps

The Redding Parks and Recreation Department is offering over 20 different camp options this summer. All residents and non residents are welcome to enroll. Online enrollment is available here. Call 203-938-2551 with any camp questions. Baseball Camp is held July 30-Aug. 2 from 9 to 2 and is designed to teach and inspire campers ages 8-13 to work hard and become better, more complete baseball players. All areas of the game will be addresses through a variety of drills and practice sessions under the guidance of camp director, Mark Kilburn, former MLB player Jose Del Moral and high school standout … Read more

Weston Babe Ruth Prep wins championship

The Weston Babe Ruth team won the Fairfield County championship on Father’s Say at Kiwanis field in Fairfield. Winners of 12 of their last 13 games, the Weston boys defeated Fairfield DQ 4-1 on outstanding pitching by Sam Hensinger and Luke Barasch, along with solid defense and timely hitting. “The team has shown tremendous growth during this season with excellent pitching and timely hitting, and we could not be more proud of this group and their bright Weston baseball futures,” said coach Bob Barasch. The team includes Bradley Barcello, Jake Selden, Sam Hensinger, Luke Barasch, Ethan Patterson, Scotty Lange, Evan … Read more

Weston Parks and Recreation summer offerings

Just shy of two years ago, Weston Parks and Recreation brought in a new program director to supplant a position that had been heralded for more than 40 years by Bill Schaeffer. Joe Parciasepe’s goal had always been to revamp the department’s summer camps. He began by bridging the gap between the end of the school year and the start of Weston’s camp. “We had three days available so we planned out a travel camp, where fifth to eighth graders would leave Weston in the morning and experience three field trips in Connecticut,” he said. Adventure Camp took on popularity … Read more

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