Baseball

Stone Stars As Stamford Legion Moves To 17-2 After Doubleheader Split With Westport

WESTPORT—The Stamford Senior Legion team split its doubleheader with Westport on Sunday afternoon, winning the first game, 4-1, and then falling, 3-1, in the second.

Senior Kevin Stone had an impressive outing in both games, starting with his pitching performance in the opener. He allowed no earned runs and seven hits in a complete-game effort.

“Every time I come out I try to throw strikes and get ahead on the batters. Then once you do that, try to mix speeds,” Stone said. “Today was a good day for the field. You’ve got to trust the field all the time and they had my back today.”

Stone also went 2 for 4 at bat, including a home run in the third inning.

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Stamford Summer Baseball Report: Autism No Impediment To Michael Schiro With Babe Ruth 18U Team

STAMFORD — Despite the looming thunder and lightning that was headed toward Cubeta Stadium Wednesday night, 17-year-old Michael Schiro was all smiles as he and the rest of the 17U Babe Ruth baseball team warmed up for their scheduled game.

However, there’s something that you would never notice about Schiro as you watch him throw with his teammates in rightfield or joke around before the start of the game that makes him a very unique member of the Thunder team. He falls on the autistic spectrum, something that he and his parents discovered when Michael was three years old.

“We had been taking him for extra occupational therapy, speech therapy and to neurologists, just to get things tested and organized, because it was new to us,” said Vinny Schiro, Michael’s father and also an assistant coach on the team.

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The Ruden View: Hear Anyone Calling Soccer Boring These Days?

It finally happened. Ten days after the start of the World Cup, the inevitable comment, “soccer is boring,” was uttered by a friend.

Ironically, the words were spoken Monday night at Yankee Stadium, before we endured a 12-inning game in which seven runs were scored. It took four hours and 45 minutes to play.

Almost as laborious as the lack of action were some dated traditions — the wave, the singing of YMCA as the infield is being cleaned, and Cotten-Eyed Joe — that die-hard Yankee fans might still enjoy but to me seem should go the way of flip-phones.

Usually the arrival of the World Cup prompts greater negativity about the pace of play from the non fan, but that has not been the case this summer.

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The Last Train: New Canaan Football Graduates Working Out Together Before Heading To College

STAMFORD — The five players gather at BlueStreak Sports Training in Stamford at noon, four days a week. They start with some light warmups and stretching exercises before going through a full workout.

The scene could have taken place last summer, or the summer before that; a group of teammates working in preparation for the start of a new season.

That goal is no different, though in this instance the training is both a beginning and an end.

Connor Buck, Nick Cascione, Mike Donnelly, Cole Harris and Michael Root were among the key components that led the New Canaan football team last fall to a 14-1 record, including league and state championships.