Both FNLL 10U travel teams successfully competed in a 12 team D1/2 Summer Travel Tournament League ending the regular season with FNLL White ranked 1st and FNLL Blue ranked 2nd. After winning their respective playoff games, the teams met on Saturday at Tunxis for the league championship with FNLL White prevailing 9-3. It was a successful summer for the teams as they went a combine 30-2 during league play against other 10U travel teams from Westport, Trumbull, Ridgefield, FALL, and Stamford, among others. Picture is of both teams with their respective trophies. Congratulations to the teams and their coaches!
11U Tournament Team Wins the Summer Xtreme Tourney
The FNLL 11U Tournament team won the Summer Xtreme Tournament beating Newtown 9-3. After a 20 game regular season, they earned the number one playoff seed and went on to win the championship having to play seven games in eight days.
Pictured is Manager Steve Robilotto and coaches Tom Fremont, Kevin Frey, and Howard Rosenbaum
Players: Colin Frey, Griffen Connelly, Kyle Carozza, Cole Davin, Tyler Rayburn, Matthew Robilotto, Will Stellato, Zack Sullivan, Peter Crosley, Jonah Rosenbaum, Will Passarelli, Adam Kamin, Andrew Rhoades and Thomas Fremont.
FNLL 11U District team won the District 2 tourney to advance to the Section 1 tournament. FNLL beat Fairfield American 12-8. They play Milford Friday night at McGuane Field in Darien. Game time is 5:45pm. Please come out to support!
Top row - Coach: Mike Galvin, Jack Passeck, Coach: Dave Swanson, Jake Harmony, Paddy Galvin, Zack Hios, Brendan O'Hara, Manager: Jeff Passeck, Christian Rasmussen
Bottom row - John Heitzman, Griffin Polley, Charlie Swanson, Nick Hios, Will Eustace, Sonny Pennatto, Garrett Larsen
FNLL 10U White Team had a great run at the Yorktown Tournament in NY. The competition was strong with various NY/CT area travel teams. They played 5 games in 2 days and got to the championship game against host Yorktown on Sunday. They came up short against them as the the boys ran out of steam (3rd game on Sunday) but they never gave up and showed great spirit. Picture is of the team with their 2nd place trophies.
Kneeling: Chase Curran, Meyer Stransky, Matt Bernier, Jack Blasbalg, Luke Scaglione, Coach John Scaglione.
Standing 2nd row: Ryan Flynn, James Murphy, Kyle Justo, Grady Schopps, John Casella, Carson Swaim, Thomas Robertson, Tommy Schopps.
Back row: Coach Mark Bernier and Coach Andy Schopps. Not pictured: Coach Brendan Murphy.
Orangetheory Fitness won the AA division championship! The game went into extra innings and was amazing. Ben Zuckerman held Nestle scoreless for three straight innings as the pitcher and Brady Takacs drove in the winning run with a walk off single.
L & L Ever-Green edged Weinstein Chiropractic 5-4 in an 8 inning game! After L & L jumped up 2-0 in the top of the 1st, Weinstein's answered with 4 in the bottom of the 1st. L & L then scored 2 in the top of 5 . Hugh Hutchinson then singled in the go ahead run in the top of the 8th all while Jimmy Kennelly & Paddy Galvin held Weinstein scoreless for 7 innings. Great game played by both teams.
Top row - Anthony Bartiromo, Jim Kennelly, Sam Peterson. Middle row - Jack Passeck, Kyle Carozza, Hugh Hutchinson, Tyler Rayburn, Paddy Galvin. Front Row - Gilbert Reyes, Adam Gigliette
The AAA season wrapped up Sunday, with an exciting game at Tunxis field. SportClips and Plan B Burger played tough all afternoon and were tied heading into the 6th inning. SportClips came up with the winning run in the bottom of the 6th to take the championship, 11-10. Congratulations to both teams on a great game.