New Canaan 11-year-old Cal Ripken team picks up two wins in state tournament
Published 6:27 pm, Wednesday, August 1, 2012
The New Canaan 11-year-old Cal Ripkin baseball team played four games in the state tournament in New Fairfield over the weekend.
After starting the tournament with an 11-0 loss against Oxford, New Canaan scored a 3-0 win over Danbury. Timmy Ferm pitched five innings with seven strikeouts, and Andrew Jordan pitched a scoreless sixth inning. Christian Cassenelli had a double and an RBI and Andrew Jordan doubled and scored a run on Daniel Shullman's single. Shullman collected two of his team's three RBI.
Next, New Canaan picked up a 9-7 win over South Meridan. Jordan pitched four innings with four strikeouts. Ferm pitched one inning and Luigi Derubis got the save.
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Oliver Jardiem and Shullman both made circus catches to hold off South Meridan from scoring with the bases loaded in the fifth and sixth innings. Jardiem went 3-for-4 at the plate with two runs scored. Cassenelli was 2-for-4 with a triple. Jordan went 4-for-4 with three RBI. Shullman was 2-for-4 with a pair of RBI. Ferm finished 2-for-3 and scored a pair of runs. Jackson McManus and Jake Sloane were both 2-for-3 with two runs scored. Sloane caught the last out of the game on a deep drive by South Meridan.
New Canaan was elminated by West Hartford 9-3.