Shelton Post 16 edges Milford Post 196
The Shelton Post 16 baseball team knocked off host Milford, 4-1, on Saturday afternoon at Foran High in a Zone II American Legion matchup.
Bryan Kondor had two hits and three RBIs for Shelton (9-7), while Vinny Backert chipped in with an RBI single.
Backert also turned on a game-ending double play at third base on a sharply hit ball by Milford's Ed Michaud in the bottom of the seventh.
Milford (10-5) loaded the bases with one out, knocking Shelton starter Scott Cataudella out after he walked Pat Boyle and Jake Saley consecutively.
Jeremy Soderholm came on in relief, getting a grounder from Kyle Winters that forced a wide throw from shortstop Dustin Chmielewski.
The error loaded the bases for Michaud, who ripped a hard grounder down the third-base line at Backert snared — stepping on the base and firing across the diamond to complete the victory-clinching double play.
Cataudella worked 6 1/3 innings, surrendering just three hits, striking out four and walking seven.
Shawn Cariglio had an RBI triple for Post 196.
For the full game story, check out this week's paper.