Pieces Finally Come Together For Staples In Run To State Baseball Championship Game

It is a word no program likes to have as a tagline, but even the members of the Staples baseball team have conceded, prior to two weeks ago, the previous 14 months had been one of underachievement.

Last year there were injuries, this spring a slow start. The Wreckers opened a year ago as a state favorite and failed to qualify for their conference tournament. Two seasons, one postseason victory.

The Ruden Report Podcast: Guests — Ryan Cornell, Alyssa Bonanno, Ben Casparius

Welcome to the debut of The Ruden Report Podcast. As I wrote for the description here on the podcast homepage: The Ruden Report Podcast With Dave Ruden is your destination for in-depth interviews with Fairfield County’s top sports newsmakers and commentary provided by award-winning writer Dave Ruden, who has been covering the FCIAC for 33 years. Fans can listen to conversations with the players, coaches and the personalities who drive sports in the area.

Casparius Named Gatorade Connecticut Baseball Player Of The Year

Ben Casparius, whose arrival at Staples High School was trumpeted after his accomplishments at the youth level, was an early commit to the University of North Carolina and carried a long burden of living up to the high expectations, this morning was named the Gatorade Connecticut Baseball Player of the Year.