By Ron P. Coderre
The Zone VI American Legion Baseball season is officially in the 2015 record books with all three local entries finishing under .500.  Despite the losing records, the three teams represented Northeastern Connecticut with pride.
Danielson Post #21 and Moosup Post #91 finished with identical 10-17 records, while TriTown, sponsored by Posts #13, #67 and #111 concluded play at 9-18.
TriTown Takes 2-of-3 from Danielson
TriTown put the cap on its season on a positive note, taking 2-of-3 games from Danielson in its final three game set of the season.  In the opening contest of the series TriTown prevailed 8-4 as Josh Allard toiled six innings in picking up the win.  Kyle Tyler came on in the 7th inning to close the door on Danielson.
Ryan Gadoury, who’s headed to Assumption College in September, was the big offensive weapon for TriTown.  He had four runs-batted-in with a booming triple and a double to the right centerfield gap.  The Towners also had two-hit performances from Benny Brissette, Alex Angelo and Jacob Guertin.
The final game of the series was a fitting conclusion for the season, going into extra innings before TriTown emerged victorious 4-2 in nine innings.  Allard picked up the win in relief with two strong innings.  Nick Foucault started and went five innings before being relieved by Tyler who held Danielson at bay for two innings.
The winning run crossed the plate in the top of the 9th inning when Angelo scored on an infield single by Allard.  Brissette and Gadoury each had two hits in the win while Guertin produced a key RBI.  
Evan Clarkin of Danielson had three hits and a run-batted-in and Tre Belanger also drove in a run for Post #21.  The game was a defensive battle with TriTown posting an errorless effort, while Danielson only had one miscue.
Sandwiched in between the TriTown victories was a 14-4 Danielson victory in a game that ended after five innings.  Drew Daley went the distance for Danielson in picking up the victory.  Charlie Innes and Ben Desaulnier had big games at the plate, each producing three hits for Danielson.  Desaulnier drove in four of Post #21’s runs while Innes had three RBIs.  
In its only other game of the week, Danielson was shutout by Waterford 2-0.  TriTown also lost its only other game, a 6-5 verdict to Niantic.  
Moosup concluded its season with a 4-2 win over Ledyard-Pawcatuck behind a route-going performance by Mike Esposito.  He struck out 13 L-P batters in the process.  He helped his cause with a double and a run-batted-in.  Anthony Leo went 2-for-3 at the plate with an RBI for Moosup.
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