Category Archives: Baseball


Diver honored at PJF opening ceremony

NAUGATUCK — The sky above Peter J. Foley Little League Stadium alternated between sunshine and cloudiness Sunday afternoon, a sort of organic reflection of the sentiments shared by the venerable building’s several hundred patrons.

The opening ceremony of the league’s 61st season showcased both ends of the emotional spectrum: Joy in the baby-toothed smiles of ballplayers bounding across the diamond for the first time this spring, and sorrow in the wistful tears of almost everyone who knew Dustin Diver, the former borough baseball standout, who died unexpectedly in December, at age 31.

NHS hardball walks over Crosby, 11-6

The Greyhounds took advantage of Crosby pitchers’ control problems to build an early lead then got two dingers from Brandon Halbert to beat the Bulldogs, 11-6, Wednesday.

Zahornasky’s 3-hitters have Hounds running

WATERTOWN — The Naugatuck baseball team got another strong effort Monday from junior pitcher Matt Zahornasky, who fired a three-hitter against Watertown in the Greyhounds’ 4-3 win over the Indians….


Woodland baseball gains first win

BEACON FALLS — Winless after three games is not a predicament the Woodland baseball squad has experienced recently. But it’s exactly what the Hawks were after three, tight losses during…

Hawks baseball will rely on senior trio

BEACON FALLS — Just like its counterpart on the softball diamond, the Woodland baseball team always finds a way to be in the thick of the Naugatuck Valley League championship…


Hounds hope for more than a winning record

NAUGATUCK — Naugatuck baseball coach Tom Deller is hoping his team can bounce back after a couple rough seasons—the squad went 10-10 in 2008 and 7-13 in 2009—and bring home…

Dean answering opportunity’s knock at BC

CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. — When Pat Dean decided to play baseball at Boston College, he wanted an opportunity to show his skills on a national stage. He’s getting his chance. Dean…

Woodland All-Decade Baseball

Team of the decade: 2007 Best record in school history (20-5); NVL champion; Class M semifinalist Player of the decade: Ken Graveline All-State (2006-07); WRHS records for career average (.410),…

Naugatuck All-Decade Baseball

Team of the decade: 2006 18-2 regular-season record; NVL champion; No. 1 seed in Class LL tournament Player of the decade: Pat Dean All-State (2006-07); All-NVL (2006-07); career: 29-8, 2.00…