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NVL Tournament kicks off today. Both Raider teams in the mix.

POSTED May 23, 2015
BY Timothy W. Gaffney
Twitter: @TimothyGaffney

TORRINGTON: It’s post season time in the area and both Torrington teams will be in action on Saturday in the opening round of the Naugatuck Valley League Tournament.

At 11 a.m., the Torrington girls will play host to rival Naugatuck, a team they beat twice during the regular season.

The Greyhounds come in with an 11-9 record while the home team sports a 15-4 mark.

Torrington took care of business in Naugatuck earlier this season by a 9-5 score before blanking their rival, 13-0 last week.

The winner moves on to play in the semi-finals, which will be held at Naugatuck on Tuesday, the finals on Wednesday at the same location. Game times are 4 and 6 for the semis, the finals will start at 6:30.

Oxford is the top seed in the tournament, followed by Seymour, Torrington and Holy Cross.

The Wildcats and Wolverines played an epic game 14-inning game in their last meeting with Oxford coming out on top with a 1-0 win.

Torrington has lost to both Seymour and Oxford while beating Holy Cross. Their other two loses have come against one of the top teams in the State, Southington by a 2-0 final.

The Raiders were upset by Watertown at home in the last game of the regular season by a 5-4 score.

Can the Raiders make a run to the finals? Time will tell.

On the boy’s side, a mid-season slide cost the Raiders baseball team a home game in the park where the semi-finals and finals will be played next week.

Torrington will be on the road Saturday, facing Watertown, a team they just beat by a 10-8 score on Thursday.

The two teams split the season series with both winning at home. The Indians prevailed by a 6-2 score earlier in the season.

After an 8-0 start, the Raiders finished 13-7, losing five of their last seven.

The semi-finals and finals will be held on Tuesday and Wednesday of next week at Fuessenich Park.

The semis will be at 4 and 6:30 p.m. while the finals will kick off at 6 p.m.

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