An 8-3 victory over Norwalk Aug. 6 sealed the deal for the New Milford U-15 Babe Ruth baseball team in its bid for an I-84 league championship.

Brian Larkin and Tyler Larkin combined their pitching talents to limit the shoreline squad to four hits while catcher Daniel Stevens anchored a strong defensive effort.

Matt Watrous, Corey Jerolmon, Connor Knight, Matt DePalma and Tyler Smith collected singles during a pivotal, four-run sixth-inning rally.

Hits by Tyler Valzania and Daniel Stevens later plated insurance runs.

"Every single player contributed to the win in some way," reflected coach Mark Valzania, "with hits, and (with) smart defensive plays."

"They worked hard all season to get to this game," he added, "and I know I speak for the other coaches when I say we are very proud."