Robert Wied led Ridgefield with two hits and Charlie Gravitte knocked an RBI double in the fourth.

Newtown 6, Bethel 4

RIDGEFIELD -- Newtown took an early 3-0 lead in the bottom of the first, but Bethel roared back, taking a 4-3 lead into the fifth. With two outs and a runner on, Mike Lago hit a deep triple to left field to score Tyler Edwards . Adam Shankman then singled to score Lago for the lead before JR Shine knocked an RBI triple. Shine led Newtown at the plate, going 3-for-3.

Joe Fedak pitched four innings for Newtown, allowing two runs. Pete Wlasuk closed out the final three innings.


Newtown will play New Milford today at 5 p.m. at the old high school field in Ridgefield.

9-year-olds

Newtown 4, Danbury 2

DANBURY -- The Newtown Fire 9-year-old travel baseball team topped Danbury on Monday night to record their second win in the District 4 Tournament.
Mike Doyle 's RBI hit with two outs gave Newtown an early 1-0 lead. Michael Parker added an RBI walk in the fourth inning. C.J. Dunn stole home and Declan Sullivan plated another run with a bunt.

9-year-olds

Ridgefield American 5, North Stamford 2

Ridgefield's American Little League District Baseball Team improved its record to 3-1 with two wins during its pool tournament. The first win was a convincing 5-2 win against North Stamford. The Tigers bats were on fire as they jumped out to a 3-0 lead. Sam Sarath led off with a blast to the left field fence which resulted in a double. Hans Reuter then singled to left center to bring home Sarath.
Patrick Sheehan-Delany then hit a ball in the left field gap that brought home Reuter and Nick Manderlink.

Sarath quieted the North Stamford bats with his heat and wide array of off speed pitches. Sarath gave up no runs and one hit in his four innings of work, increasing his string of scoreless innings to 91/3 innings

Ridgefield American 15, Stamford American 14

Stamford jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the slugfest. The Tigers erupted with five runs in the third inning to take an 8-4 lead. Graham Cobleigh 's, Sheehan-Delany. JT Ahern and Chris Eckstrom had key hits for the Tigers in this big inning.

Stamford American came back to take a 12-8 lead.

The Tigers narrowed the gap to 12-10 on back to back triples to the fence by Karl Liapunov and Chris Eckstrom, and a booming double to the fence by Sarath. North Stamford tacked on two more runs in the fifth inning to increase its lead to 14-10. The Tigers bats again roared in the fifth inning to tie the score at 14-14. Cobleigh delivered a two-run single Sarath then brought home Cobleigh with another outfield blast.


Mickey Mantle 16s

The Brookfield Mickey Mantle 16U baseball team improved its chances of qualifying for the Mickey Mantle State Tournament by winning four of their last five games this past week. Brookfield held on against Overlook of Waterbury, scoring three runs in the sixtth inning to close out a 14-13 win. Brian Gradt led the effort with three hits and Matt Paravati knocked in three runs. Chris Bicklehaupt earned the save with two innings of relief.

Sean Burkhart pitched a complete game to beat Town Plot 2-1. Burkhart struck out eight while allowing only five hits. Jeff Moro and Matt Paravati had two hits apiece. Brian Gradt knocked in both Brookfield runs.

Brookfield lost a back and forth heartbreaker to Trumbull 14-13. Trumbull scored three runs in the sixth inning to tie the game before winning it in the last frame with an unearned run. Jeff Moro had three hits and batted in three runs. Brendan Bader had four RBIs to go with two hits. Matt Levy , Bicklehaupt, Alex Occhiboi and Paravati also had two hits apiece.

Brookfield bounced back with a doubleheader victory under the lights in Waterbury. Occhiboi and Brendan Slattery led the way in the opening 8-7 win against Eastmountain with three hits apiece. Brian Gradt had two hits and scored three runs. Jeff Moro had two runs batted in and threw out the tying run at the plate from center field in the last inning to help secure the win. In the nightcap, Brookfield beat Waterbury PAL 13-2. Gradt had three hits for Brookfield. Levy and Bicklehaupt had two hits apiece.

Junior American Legion

Woodbury 5, Bethel 2

Bethel 7, Woodbury 2

BETHEL -- Cory Stevens went the distance for Bethel in the second game against Woodbury, scattering six hits and striking out six. Ken Bardelli and Bob Manfreda each drove in two runs for Bethel. Cody Sestito went 2-for-3 with an RBI.

Walt Murphy and Adam Geriak each scored twice for the Admirals, who improved to 7-6 with the win.

The game was shortened to 6 innings when the lights suddenly went out with Woodbury batting in the bottom of the seventh.

In Game One, Sestito had the lone RBI for the Admirals.

Ridgefield 12, Darien 5

DARIEN -- Doug Rohrer allowed just three runs on two hits as the Ridgefield American Legion 17U sqaud crushed Darien.

Ridgefield belted 13 hits and scored in the first six innings. They broke the game open by scoring four runs in the fifth, highlighted by Ryan Curnal's bases-loaded single