Once upon a time ...

VFW won the second round of the Moose League and topped Kiwanis for the crown. The Lions defeated Civitans to move into the city series.

The Lions defeated Ancient Order of Hibernians 5-4 at Snow, scoring three times in the fourth. Key hits for Lions were by Fortuna, Ewanowski, and Sperazzo. The Lions had seven hits off of David Houston. AOH had five hits off of Sperazzo.

Veterans of Foreign Wars beat the Knights of Columbus 10-5 at Moody. VFW used the pitching of Wayne Burgess and Ralph Tosto to get their win. The Knights had their hitting shoes on collecting 13. Their leading hitters were Chris Williams with three and two each from Rick Schenarts, Bob Church and Don Nann. VFW had eight hits getting two each from Robby Cannata, Richard Tosto, and Andy Russell.

In the title game at Hubbard, VFW defeated the Lions 7-1. Larry Casserino was the winning pitcher. Ewanowski, Charlie Ramos and Mark Fortuna pitched for the Lions. Rich Tosto, Larry Casserino, and Lou Labbadia had two hits each for VFW.

District Nine Tournament
In District Nine tournament action, Bob Calamaro singled in Rich Tosto in the seventh inning as Moose defeated Cromwell 5-4 in Cromwell. Wayne Burgess and Calamaro each had two hits for Moose. Cromwell scored their runs on a three run homer by Hagel and a solo clout by Callahan. Mike Pellerin was the winning pitcher holding Cromwell to five hits. He struck out 12 and walked three.

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H
Cromwell All Stars 0 0 0 3 1 0 0 4 5
Moose All Stars 0 2 0 1 1 0 1 5 8

Pat Kidney nipped Portland 3-2 in seven innings at Hubbard Park, With two outs, Steve Cannata, Dan Jarzabek and Tom Liedke singled and Pat Kidney won the game. Tom Liedke had two hits. Steve Cannata was the winning pitcher. He struck out six and walked two.

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H
Portland All Stars 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 2 6
Pat Kidney All Stars 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 3 6

Westfield scored its first ever All Star victory by downing Madison 9-4 at Moody Field. Karl Miller pitched a four hitter and struck out ten to gain the win. Madison had two run homers from Mitchell and McDonnell. Mike Tomlin had two hits including a homerun. Jody Franklin also had two hits.

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 R H
Westfield All Stars 1 0 0 6 2 0 9 7
Madison All Stars 0 0 0 2 0 2 4 4

CDE eliminated Pat Kidney by a score of 7-1 at Essex. Dennis Jarzabek pitched a five hitter fanned eight but walked five to be carged with the loss. Dan Jarzabek had two of Pat Kidney's four hits.

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 R H
CDE All Stars 0 1 1 0 2 3 7 5
Pat Kidney All Stars 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 4

Moose was held to two hits and lost to Guilford 5-1 at Hubbard Park. Phil Murphy and Bob Calamaro had the Moose hits. Phil Murphy and Rich Tosto did the hurling for Moose.

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 R H
Guilford All Stars 0 1 0 1 0 3 5 5
Moose All Stars 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 2

Harold Sperazza led off the bottom of the sixth inning with a homerun to give the Bernie O'Rourke All Stars a thrilling comeback victory 9-8 over the Westfield All Stars. After four and a half innings Westfield held a seemingly safe 8-2 lead. But, O'Rourke scored six times in the fifth to tie the score at 8-8. Sperazza was the winner inrelief of Tommy Walsh. Kevin Furman and Bob Church pitched for Westfield. Bob Church and Dave Calarco had two hits apiece for Westfield.. Dave Russo, Jeff Gould and Sperazza each had two hits for the O'Rourke stars.

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 R H
Westfield All Stars 1 1 3 1 2 0 8 7
O'Rourke All Stars 0 0 2 0 6 1 9 7

Clinton unleased four homeruns to triumph over Bernie O'Rourke All Stars 9-1 at Clinton. O'Rourke was limited to three hits. Those coming off the bats of Dave Russo,Harold Sperazza and Ray Jacobs. This result left Clinton and Guilford to play for the District Nine title for 1970. O'Rourke pitched John Ewanowski and Jeff Gould.

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 R H
Clinton All Stars 3 1 1 1 0 3 9 10
O'Rourke All Stars 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 3

J. Murphy pitched a two hitter to lead Clinton to a 3-1 victory over Guilford and the 1969 District 9 title in Guilford. Murphy recorded 14 strikeouts and walked four. Abel of Guilford fanned 12 and walked five.

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 R H
Clinton All Stars 1 0 1 0 1 0 3 4
Guilford All Stars 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 2

In the state tournament Clinton was defeated by Annex of East Haven 6-3.

1970 Moose League All Stars
Mark Russo, David Siena, Andy Russell, Bon Calamaro, Jeff Grockowski, Bill Waldner, Richard Tosto, Wayne Burgess, Gary Ouellette, Robbie Cannata, Jay Hickey, Tom Pellerin, Phil Murphy, Mike Pellerin

1970 Pat Kidney League All Stars
Daniel Jarzabek, Dennis Jarzabek, Tom Liedke, Michael Byrd, Robert Belniak, Steve Cannata, Paul Stepczyk, David Houston, Ken Bartoloota, Mark LeVasseur, Mark Muller, Michael O'Brien, David Campisi, Paul Salafia

1970 O'Rourke League All Stars
John Ewanowski, Charles Ramos, Ray Jacobs, Harold Sperazza, Jeff Gould, Scott Sandstrom, David Russo, Dean Skubel, Tom Walsh, Scott Sierpinski, Mark Warenda, Billy Schultz, Brian Roccapriore, Kevin Peters

1970 Westfield League All Stars
Kevin Furman, Karl Miller, Tim Davis, Kevin Scarrozzo, Michael Coleman, Dave Colarco, Mark Tomlin, Peter Gillis, Allan Peterson, Jody Franklin, Don Nann, Cliff Church, Bobby Church, Richard Schenarts


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