Dogs battling Brass City


NAUGATUCK — The Naugy Dogs are facing a deciding game to keep their season going.

The Dogs split the first two games in a best-of-three series with Brass City. Game three is scheduled for Wednesday night in Naugatuck. Adam Neveski is scheduled to take the mound for Naugy in the deciding game of the second round of the Tri-State Tournament.

“Pitching is at a premium right now,” Dogs manager Jay Harlamom said.  “Hopefully we can keep things going.”

On Sunday, Bryan Wyrebek pitched a complete game allowing one unearned run on four hits while striking out eight to lead Naugy to a 12-1 victory over Brass City at Rotary Field in Naugatuck.

Devin Murphy went 3-for-5 with two doubles and five RBI for the Dogs. Macky Cianciolo drove in two runs, and Jeff Sturm, Jeff Rustico, George Harlamon and Bill Fedeli all added an RBI for Naugy.

On Monday, Naugy lost 4-3 to Brass City at Hotchkiss Park in Prospect.

Sturm pitched a complete game and gave up all four runs in the third inning. He scattered nine hits over eight innings with two strikeouts. Trent Levi had an RBI single in the fourth and Cianciolo had a two-run single in the seventh for Naugy.

Earlier this month, the Dogs won the Stan Musial State Championship.