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Stuck Inside. Here's what's happening outside.

POSTED May 07, 2015
BY Timothy W. Gaffney
Twitter: @TimothyGaffney


TORRINGTON: Decided to get a little work done on my left knee on Tuesday as a tear, a couple of sutures and what may have been a license plate (something set off the alarms at the airport recently) needed to be cleaned up.

I don’t run very well but wanted to be able to at least run out of a fire and after the dog if I had too!

Will feel good not having to worry a bit over a knee that is almost all the way back after I destroyed the quad muscle in December of 2013.

So, I had some time to take a look at what’s cooking in the area while I am stuck inside for a day or two. Hey, much better than the three months I had last year!  

---The fastest season of the year is rapidly coming to a close just when it seemed it just started.

May is here and going by fast as we head into the final three weeks with four local teams directly in the mix in baseball and softball.

Starting in the Berkshire League girls’ softball ranks, the Thomaston Golden Bears find themselves in a very familiar spot, in first place.

This amazing run the Bears have had over the past two years is something that never be forgotten but something Thomaston softball has forgotten how to do is lose.

They have not lost a regular season game since they dropped a 5-4 nine inning decision to Northwestern back on May 15, 2014.

Now 11-0, the Bears will have a chance to deal the Highlanders another loss when they host their rival on Wednesday, May 13. Almost a year to the day.

The Class S defending champ’s just keep on throwing (W’s) up on the board.

Northwestern hold the second spot in the BL with a 9-2 mark going into action today.

Losing Berkshire League games is also pretty foreign to another Thomaston team, their baseball team.

Now 12-0 in league play (their only blemish a 12-8 loss to NVL foe Torrington on May 2), the Bears last lost a regular season league game when they dropped a 9-6 decision to Wamogo on May 21, 2104.

Thomaston has a very comfortable lead over both Northwestern and Housatonic, who sport a 7-5 record.

---The Torrington baseball and softball teams are having themselves pretty darn good years as well with just four losses between them.

Torrington sits at 11-2 while Watertown starts play today with an identical 11-2 mark but all their wins have been against NVL teams to date, the Raiders also have that thrilling 12-8 win over Thomaston in their column.

Home cooking will be the rule of the day for Torrington, who play five of their final seven at the friendly confines of Fuessenich Park.

A last day of the regular season battle is looming if both teams stay hot.

The Indians are due in on Tuesday, May 19 for a 6 p.m. match up.

On the softball diamond, Torrington is in third place in the NVL with a 8-2 mark, behind Oxford (12-1) and Seymour (11-2), the two teams who have beaten the Raiders to date.

St Paul, who the Raiders play as we speak, are nipping on Torrington’s heals in both baseball (10-3) and softball (9-4).    

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