15U Extreme win Pool B title

The Fairfield Junior Babe Ruth 15U Xtreme baseball team captured the Pool B championship on Memorial Day, by defeating Norwalk 9-4 at Danbury’s Rogers Park.
With their victory, the Fairfield team will take on New Milford in the first-ever Connecticut Xtreme Championship, with the title game to be played at Renegade Stadium in Wappingers Falls, N.Y. on June 9.
This season marks the inaugural of the Xtreme Division, which operates under the aegis of the Babe Ruth program and allows top players to compete against other towns during  the Majors season of Junior Babe Ruth.
Fairfield avenged a 5-1 loss to Norwalk earlier in the tournament to earn the right to advance.
Pitcher Tyler Henchcliffe dominated a solid Norwalk team, allowing just five hits and two walks while striking out four.
He helped himself at the plate, going three-for-four with two runs scored.
Justin Consoli, who provided the heroics in getting Fairfield to the championship game earlier in the day, kept the hot bat going with a double and a triple, a run scored, and an RBI.
“These guys totally deserved this victory,” coach Roger Johns said. “ They weren’t afraid of taking on a deep and experienced team in Norwalk, even though this was the first weekend these boys played together as a team.
“We’re very excited to try to go win this first Xtreme tournament.”
To earn the right to advance, Fairfield needed nine innings to turn back a stubborn host Danbury team, 8-6.
Consoli delivered the big hit, lifting a two-run homer over the right field fence.
Patrick Craig kept the visitors alive with three hitless innings of relief pitching to earn the win.
Richie Bellucci and Tripp McGarrie had multiple-hit games.
Fairfield played a doubleheader May 26 to start the tournament.
Greenwich 1 fell to the Fairfielders in a run-rule decision of 12-0 in five innings.
Tom Moore carried the team with his complete-game pitching, striking out six and scattering three hits.
An eight-run first inning keyed the victory. Roger Johns went two for three to lead the hitting attack.
A strong Norwalk team stopped Fairfield in the second game, 5-1, setting the stage for the championship matchup the next day.
Colin Burns drove in Consoli with the game’s only run.

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