Waterford L.L. Team Rolls In Regional
Waterford's Little League scored 11 runs in the top of the first inning and never looked back, defeating Biddeford (Maine) 15-5 in a four-inning New England Regional Tournament game on Thursday at Bristol's A. Bartlett Giamatti Little League Leadership Training Center. Jared Burrows went 3-for-3 with a home run, triple, two RBI and three runs scored and Ryan Salvador had two hits and three RBI for the Connecticut state champions. Robert Zawacki had three RBI and Luke Sokolski and Trey Brennan had two RBI apiece for Waterford, 2-1 in the regional. Waterford plays Cranston (R.I.) at 11 a.m. on Friday.
Rock Cats Win In 9th Inning
Mike Tauchman singled in the winning run in the bottom of the ninth inning to lift the Rock Cats to a 6-5 win over the Trenton Thunder at New Britain Stadium. David Dahl homered, Jan Vazquez had three hits and two runs, and Noel Cuevas had two hits and two RBI for the Rock Cats, who won despite the Thunder scoring four runs in the seventh inning. Reliever Kraig Sitton pitched two scoreless innings for the win.
UHart Women No. 2
After winning the America East regular season title last year, the University of Hartford women's soccer team has been picked second in the 2015 preseason coaches' poll. The voting was conducted by the conference's nine head coaches, who were not permitted to vote for their own team. The Hawks, who have reached two of the past three America East title games, received one first-place vote and 52 total points to hold down the second spot in the poll. New Hampshire, which won its first America East title last year, has been picked as the favorite after receiving seven first-place votes and 63 points. The Hawks begin the season at home on Sunday, Aug.u 23, when they play host to Iona at 2 p.m.
Ortiz Wins Again At Spa
Jose Ortiz rode Freudie Anne to victory in the $100,000 New York Stallion Series Statue of Liberty Division stakes at Saratoga on Thursday. Freudie Anne paid $6.40, 3.70, $3.20, beating Jose Lezcano on Loon River ($6.90, $4.60) and Kendrick Carmouche and Psychiatry ($4.40) in a one-mile race on the turf. The exacta paid $41.20 and the trifecta $476.50. Six of the nine entered in Thursday's Saratoga feature were sired by Freud, including the winner. Ortiz won three races on the afternoon. ... Trainer Dale Romans confirmed that Haskell runner-up Keen Ice will breeze on Saturday in preparation for a start in the Grade 1 Travers Aug. 29, which may feature the Curlin colt's fourth faceoff in as many races against Triple Crown winner American Pharoah. In the Haskell, Keen Ice settled at the back of the field, closing late under Hall of Fame rider Kent Desormeaux to get within 2 ¼ lengths of a geared-down American Pharoah and three lengths ahead of Upstart in third, to earn a career-high Beyer Speed Figure of 105.
The Colchester Special Olympics Fundraiser golf tournament will be played at Blackledge Country Club in Hebron on Aug. 21. Registration is at 7:30 a.m. The 50/50 putting contest starts at 8; a shotgun start follows at 9. Entry fee is $130 and includes greens fee, cart, breakfast, lunch and snacks. Proceeds benefit Colchester Special Olympics. For information call 860-942-9577 or email email@example.com
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