Milford plays Beth-Wood for title today
Milford Junior Major League defeated the previously unbeaten Norwalk Cal Ripken team, 8-3, in the 8U Beth-Wood Tournament semifinals in Woodbridge on Tuesday.
Milford, sponsored by Milford Kiwanis, Bella Napoli and Total Mortgage Services, is in action again today at 5:45 when it plays Beth-Wood in the tournament finals.
Milford jumped out to a one-run lead before Norwalk fought back to score two runs in the bottom of the first to take the lead.
Milford then exploded with a six-run third inning to take a 7-2 lead.
Leading the offense for Milford were Christian Galligan, Alex Rodriguez, Jack Beaupre, Nick Cosmas, Michael Piscatelli, Mike Finney and Alex Bludevich.
The very talented and well coached Norwalk team hit the ball well and had multiple runners in scoring position in the third and fourth innings.
Solid defensive plays from Michael Smith, Matt Stevens, Bludevich and Rodriguez kept the Norwalk base runners from crossing the plate.