On July 27-29, Raffe Katts of Easton and Sean Esslinger of Weston were selected to compete with the Tri-State 2023 team in the 2018 Warrior All-America Lacrosse Tournament held at the University of Massachusetts. Tri-State went 4-1 and finished third, beating teams from Florida, Texas, and New England. Esslinger was selected to the Warrior All-American team for defensemen.
The Fairfield American Little League All-Stars defeated Weston, 1-0, on Wednesday night at Scalzi Park in Stamford. Weston will face Lou Gehrig of Milford in its next Section I game on Friday night at 7 p.m. at Springdale Little League in Stamford. Fairfield American takes on Lou Gehrig tonight at 7 at Scalzi. The Section I championship is set for Saturday night at 7 at Springdale.
The Weston 12U Little League team giving back as part of their success this summer. For every home run the team hits, the team families will be donating a minimum of $100 to the A.J. Cina Memorial Fund — in memory of A.J. Cina. All dollar amounts that the team donates will be matched by a private donation. “I know A.J. is loving how Weston is winning. A.J. will be at the games in spirit. Thank you for helping to make the world a little better place in A.J.’s memory and through your team’s success.” said Joe Cina, of The … Read more
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
The Weston 11-12 Little League team defeated Wilton, 15-4, to win the District 1 title on Friday night in Springdale. Weston will now advance to the Sectionals, which begin on Tuesday. Weston will face the District 2 winner, either Trumbull National or Fairfield American, on Tuesday at Salzi Park in Stamford at 7 p.m.
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
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
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
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
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