Steve Daniels edged closer to the metal chain-link fence for a better view of Colt Park field No. 2. He stood at this position in front of the Southington High School baseball team's bench throughout the long, hot baseball afternoon in Hartford to record every hit, out and pitch of the game in his score book.
After defeating Bulkeley/Weaver-Hartford 15-3 in the regular-season finale, the Southington team turned to gather its equipment. The bats, baseballs, gloves, ball bags, players' backpacks and equipment bags, a water cooler and Daniels' walker were all behind the bench.
Everything was in its proper place.
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