WACH loses to Killingly, could earn a rematch

By Melanie Savage - Staff Writer
Region - posted Tue., Jul. 12, 2011
Jonathan Gareau bats for WACH. Photos by Melanie Savage.
Jonathan Gareau bats for WACH. Photos by Melanie Savage.

It was a battle between two undefeated teams on July 9, as the Willington/Ashford/Chaplin-Hampton junior league All-Stars baseball team took on Killingly. WACH entered the contest having already defeated Jewett City (final score 7-3), Plainfield(final score 11-1) and Brooklyn(final score 5-0). Killingly defeated Woodstock, Putnam and Norwich before taking on WACH.

The match got off to a pretty even start, but then starting WACH pitcher Patrick Hannon ran into some trouble. At the top of the fourth inning, with the score tied at 4-4, Hannon was replaced by Ryan Goodale. Killingly had soon taken the lead. While the WACH offense managed to generate a few more runs, a strong Killingly offense outperformed them, and the final score of the game was 14-7 in Killingly’s favor.

Killingly will go on to play the championship game on Friday, July 15. Because this was WACH’s first loss, they will have a chance to redeem themselves when they take on the winners of a July 11 game on July 13, in the losers’ bracket. A win on July 13 would mean that WACH gets a second chance to take on Killingly.

Leaders for WACH are Mike Goodale (Ashford, manager), Chris Gareau (Willington, coach) and Alan Ference (Willington, coach). Players are: Evan Zavickas, Jonathan Gareau, Joshua Ference, Gregory Hernberg, Joshua Littell, Chase Bruder, Ryan Goodale, Patrick Hannon, Kyle Quenzer, Justin Gagnon, Christopher Pavilscak, Mark Robinshaw and Thomas Rogers.

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