Category Archives: Baseball

Post 17 back in playoffs

NAUGATUCK — The final stretch of the regular season wasn’t easy for the Naugatuck American Legion baseball team, but at the end, Post 17 finds itself in the state playoffs…

Post 17 players answering the call of duty

NAUGATUCK — The American Legion is a United States veterans’ organization, active in lobbying for former servicemen and women. In an effort to promote leadership and active citizenship, American Legion…

Peter J. Foley dedicates ‘Mike’s Place’ to league stalwart

NAUGATUCK — Peter J. Foley Little League is in its 70th year. The league wouldn’t have lasted that long without countless volunteers dedicating their time for the players. One of…

Post 17 gaining momentum at right time

NAUGATUCK — The Naugatuck American Legion senior baseball team has put itself in great position in Zone 5 with four games left to play the regular season. Post 17 won…

Passion never gets old for Riverdawgs

NAUGATUCK — The players on the Naugatuck Riverdawgs of the Northeast Baseball Association still have that fire in their bellies to compete on the baseball diamond. “This game keeps you…

UCLL Indians had miracle season of their own in ’69

NAUGATUCK — Fifty years ago, Neil Armstrong walked on the moon, the Jets beat the Baltimore Colts to win Super Bowl III and the Amazing Mets beat the Baltimore Orioles…

Post 17 eyeing playoffs

NAUGATUCK — With eight games left in the regular season, the Naugatuck senior American Legion baseball team is right in the thick of things in Zone 5. The zone holds…

Naugatuck High alum makes national Gold Glove team

Always considered a sure-handed center fielder, Josh Aviles of Naugatuck ended his college baseball career at American International College this spring with a major honor proving that distinction. Aviles was…

Post 17 looks to build on back-to-back wins

NAUGATUCK — The season has been an up-and-down one so far for the Naugatuck senior American Legion baseball team. Post 17 got back over .500 with back-to-back victories this week,…

For the love of the game

NAUGATUCK — It is a Sunday morning ritual. They rise at dawn and are in the car and on the road by 6 a.m. for the 2 1/2 hour drive…