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Diamond Notes: Renegades win four in a row

Newtown’s 9U team advances to District 5 Championship Game

Newtown’s 9U team advances to District 5 Championship Game.

Newtown Renegades 7, Bethel Wildcats 3
The Renegades took on the Wildcats in an 84 League match-up at Cleary Field on Tuesday.  In the 2nd inning, the Renegades put 5 runs on the board. CJ Giacin and Will Swift had RBI singles while Connor Haywood knocked a double and Tristan Andrew slammed a triple to bring in the Renegades base runners. In the 3rd, CJ Demers doubled and was able to score on a series of passed balls. Newtown hurlers Josh Taylor, John Godino and Joey Rios combined to hold Bethel to 3 runs on 3 hits, while striking out 7. 

Newtown Renegades 20, Westport 8
In 84 League play, the Renegades traveled to Coleytown Field to face off against Westport on Thursday. Over five innings of play, the Renegades bats exploded for 20 runs. CJ Giacin and CJ Demers each doubled, and Matt Bradbury blasted a 2 run home run over the left field fence. On the mound, Connor Haywood, CJ Giacin, Tristan Andrew and Shaine Luzietti combined for the win.

District 5 First Round Game
Newtown Renegades 14, Oxford 2
The Renegades opened the District 5 9U tournament with a convincing 14-2 win in 4 innings over Oxford at Ewald Park in Southbury on Saturday. In the bottom of the 1st, the Renegades scored 5 runs behind 4 straight singles from Matt Bradbury, Joey Rios, Connor Haywood and John Godino. Shaine Luzietti followed with a double and Dillon Robinson hit a sacrifice fly to right bringing in Luzietti from 3rd. The Renegades tacked on another 2 runs in the 2nd inning, highlighted by a Joey Rios triple, and 4 more runs in the 3rd. In the 4th, the Renegades added the clinching 3 runs to seal the game. Matt Bradbury and Connor Haywood each went 3 for 4 for the Renegades. On the mound, Josh Taylor and John Godino held the visitors from Oxford to 2 runs on 4 hits, while striking out 6.

District 5 Second Round Game
Newtown Renegades 12, Southbury Land Sharks 8
The Southbury Land Sharks hosted the Newtown Renegades in the second round of the District 5 9U tournament at Ewald Park in Southbury on Sunday. The Land Sharks held the Renegades scoreless in the top of the 1st then jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the bottom half of the inning. The Renegades answered with 3 runs in the 2nd  and another 3 in the 3rd. The Land Sharks never regained the lead. At the plate, the Renegades had extra base hits from Matt Bradbury, Connor Haywood, Shaine Luzietti, Joey Rios and Josh Taylor.  Joey Rios and John Godino each threw three innings in the win.

The Renegades now advance to the championship game when they will play for the District 5 title and a spot in the CT State Tournament.

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