STAMFORD— A late-game push from Stamford Legion fell short at Cubeta Stadium Tuesday night in the Super Regional, resulting in a 7-5 loss to Cheshire, marking the end of Stamford’s state tournament run along with its summer season.
Stamford, which hours earlier defeated Branford in an elimination game, 2-0, found itself in a hole at the very start after things did not go its way in the top of the first inning. Cheshire took a quick 1-0 lead off of an RBI single and bumped it up to 2-0 after the umpire made a balk call. After a few more base hits, Cheshire led at the end of the inning, 4-0.
“It’s tough when you give a team a four-spot in the first inning,” Coach Kevin Murray said. “Was I nervous? No, because I knew there was a whole game to play. There were nine innings. I knew we were going to battle back and it was just a matter of time when we got our timing down.”
STAMFORD—Kevin Murray’s job as the coach of Stamford’s Senior Legion baseball team is akin to that of a landscaper.
Survey the layout, then set the pitching rotation around it.
Murray’s task is much easier in that he possesses what others lack: a pair of aces in Kevin Stone and Randy Polonia. Murray can size up the competition and work around them.
On Tuesday afternoon, with Stamford’s season on the line, Murray again turned to Stone. And again, Stone failed to disappoint.
NEW CANAAN—Nate Checketts and Jon Drenckhahn have a question for active males: are you willing to buy workout and casual attire that can cost close to double the industry standard, but which they claim will perform better and last longer?
The two New Canaan High School graduates have thrown all of their chips into the table betting that the answer is yes.
Checketts is the co-founder and Drenckhahn the vice president of business development of Rhone Apparel, a new men’s line that will be celebrating its first anniversary in November.
Gearing up for a major fall launch, the company right now offers five different styles of shirts, four types of shorts and pants, and socks geared for men to wear to the gym or during their down time.