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Friday, May 29, 2009

Baseball State Tournament

Here's a quick overview for this year's state tournament baseball pairings...

Bristol Central has the top seed and could meet up with pitcher David Speer and No. 8 Staples. Shelton gets the No. 9 seed and could face the Wreckers in the second round, if the Gaels get by No. 24 Norwalk. After dropping its last four, West Haven falls to the No. 4 seed. They could meet up with No. 5 Cheshire, the team that knocked it out of the SCC tournament, in the quarterfinals. Defending champion Westhill earns the No. 12 seed. SWC powerhouse Pomperaug gets the No. 2. Fairfield Prep is the No. 30 seed and Amity could be dangerous at the No. 14 spot. Xavier and Masuk square off Saturday in a play-in game and the winner gets Bristol Central.
Behind Gatorade State Player of the Year Matt Carasiti, Berlin is the No. 1 in this field. It struggled down the stretch, but Avon picks up the No.2. No. 16 North Haven and No. 17 Bunnell will face each other in what should be an intriguing first-round game. Sheehan can be a sleeper at No. 13 as could be Hand at No. 29. The Tigers did make a lengthy run in last year's state tournament. No. 26 Platt Tech will have its hands full with Darien's Duke-bound ace Devin Burke. SCC foes No. 3 Law and No. 30 East Haven meet in the opening round and the winner may get No. 14 Branford.
Seymour is the top seed here. It's reward? A really tough draw. Assuming it beats Barlow in the first round, the Wildcats could face either Woodland, which is the only team to be them this season, or St. Joseph, which has three Division I players. After that, they may play a tough Holy Cross or East Catholic team. This is all before the semifinals. Northwestern gets the No. 2 seed. A hot Foran team draws the No. 7 seed, but could face No. 10 Wolcott, which, like Foran, has two Division I pitchers in Steve Catalina and Spencer Kane. Other area teams in Class M are No. 27 Ansonia and No. 11 Haddam-Killingworth.
Lastly, Thomaston earns the top seed in Class S, while Shepaug Valley picks up the No. 2 seed. Morgan and Coginchaug will meet Saturday for the Shoreline Conference championship and could meet in the quarterfinals as the No. 4 and No. 5 seeds respectively. Coginchaug will have to get by what has been an inconsistent No. 12 Career team this season. Cromwell will be the No. 3 seed and Old Lyme draw the No. 11seed.
For complete pairings click here.
Check back Monday for state tournament predictions.


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