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Connecticut MSBL, 35+ Division
Hebron Nor’Easters 5, Newington
‘Solarz Dominance on the Bump
By Todd Johnson, Nor’Easters
The Hebron Nor'easters overcame a
first game loss to the Newington Caps to wrap up their third consecutive league
championship. Hebron and Newington finished the regular season with
matching 17-3 records, with Hebron owning the tie break for the overall number
one seed. Both teams easily advanced through the first two rounds of the
playoffs, leading up to the championship games.
Newington took game one 7-3,
behind strong pitching and early hitting. The bats cooled off, but it was
enough to win due to solid pitching and outstanding defense.
In game two Chase Solarz went all
seven innings allowing only one run in a 5-1 win. The Hebron bats woke up early
and the five runs proved to be too much for the Caps to overcome, facing
With the series tied at 1-1 the
finals resumed Sunday morning. In a risky move, manager Todd Johnson went again
to the team's ace, at the bequest of Solarz. Solarz again went the full seven
innings, allowing just six hits and again only one run. In back to back games Hebron posted five runs, which was enough to seal their third title.