Milford Post 196 drop pair in Legion World Series
Milford Post 196 played two games at the American Legion World Series in Shelby, N.C.
Manager Cliff Bugyi’s club finished its season with a 30-8 record and the program’s first state and Northeast regional championships.
Milford lost a 5-3 decision to New Orleans on Brady Williamson’s two-run home run in the top of the 11th inning on Friday.
Christian Baglini tripled home two runs and scored on Taylor Biagoni’s groundout to tie the game at 3 in the second inning.
Matt Ferraiolo pitched the first nine innings, allowing only one earned run on six hits.
Shawn Cariglio and Jake Saley had the base hits before Baglini’s triple.
Baglini pitched a scoreless 10th before Williamson hit his tie-breaking shot in the 11th.
New Orleans’ Emerson Gibbs pitched into the 11th and allowed only six hits and struck out eight.
Milford met Lakewood, Calif. in an elimination game and lost 4-0 on Saturday.
Sean Cameron had two hits and Ed Michaud one for Post 196, as Lakewood’s Andrew Mendoza and Anthony Timmons shut out the locals.
Lakewood scored a run in the first and three more in the second off Cody Hadden, before Saley came on in relief and shut out Lakewood over the next six innings.
Post 196, with Denis Haley and Dave Quinn assisting Bugyi, boasted an all-Milford roster from five schools.
Cameron, Ferraiolo, Saley, Nick Pinto and Nolan Rourke are products of Jonathan Law.
Kyle Winters, Michaud, Hadden, Biagoni, Cariglio, Andrew Patrick and Joe Zanghi all played for Foran High.
Baglini comes from Notre Dame-West Haven, Pat Boyle from St. Joseph of Trumbull, and Steven Clark from Platt Tech.