Connecticut MSBL, 25+
Newtown Outlaws 5, Stamford Pirates 0
‘Arconti Complete Game Shutout Seals Deal’
Submitted by Patrick Egan, Outlaws manager
The Outlaws won their second straight Connecticut National MSBL championship by defeating the Stamford Pirates two games to one. The series could have easily gone either way. In game one the Outlaws jumped out to an early 5-0 lead. Stamford rallied to tie it up and extra innings were needed. In the ninth inning the Outlaws got out of a base loaded jam with an inning ending double-play and in the tenth Tony Patane hit a homerun to give the Outlaws a 6-5 win. In the second game Stamford won 3-2. The game ended in dramatic fashion when the Pirates threw out the tying run at home plate to force a deciding game three.
In game three veteran Outlaw pitcher Chris Arconti, who has won over 400 games since he left college many years ago, pitched a complete game shutout to give the Outlaws the Championship. Arconti, who also won the clinching game in the divisional round, was brilliant and kept the Pirates off balance all game.
Throughout the series the seven, eight and nine hitters for the Outlaws kept the lineup going. Jon Chik went 3-8 with a walk, Mike Henry was 5-9 with a couple of RBI and Patrick Egan was 4-8 with a walk and two RBI. These three hitters kept extending the innings and helped turn the lineup over. This win was special for the Outlaws because they lost Dan Murdoch, Billy Armstrong, Adam Nancurtis and Matt Corcocan to season ending injuries during the year.