Naugatuck sweeps Trojans in Tri-State title series
Tri-Town Trojans catcher Bobby Smith prepares to put the tag on a Naugatuck runner during the Tri-State League World Series at Municipal Stadium in Waterbury on Wednesday. John McKenna photos
Another strong season for the Tri-Town Trojans of Litchfield came to an end in the Tri-State League World Series on Wednesday.
The Trojans lost to Naugatuck 8-4 at Municipal Stadium in being swept in the best of three series. Naugatuck won the opening game, 13-4, at Fuessenich Park in Torrington on Tuesday.
Tri-Town, playing in its sixth championship series in eight years, took a 2-0 lead in the first innng but Naugatuck responded with eight unanswered runs through the sixth inning to take control.
The Trojans scored two late runs, one coming on an RBI single by Dan McCarty. Jordie Sheiner was tagged with the loss for the Trojans. Bobby Chatfield came in to pitch the sixth inning and held Naugatuck in check the rest of the way.
Casey McDonald had two hits and a run for the Trojans, who finished 17-7.
In Tuesday's game, Naugatuck blasted three home runs in the first inning and cruised to the win. McCarty and James Cramphin had RBI singles for the Trojans.
Tri-Town's Dan McCarty is out at second base attempting to stretch a single into a double. Below, McCarty raps his single.
Matt Troy is out by a step at first base.
Bobby Chatfield delivers a pitch in relief.
Steve Price moves into position to put the tag on George Harloman at third base.