Brian Favereaux Wins in North Haven, CT!

Congratulations to Brian Favereaux (Cromwell, CT) on winning the North Haven, CT tournament.  There were 8 competitors for this FTF Tournament and 3 made the playoffs..  Three teams tied for first place with 13 after the Round Robin and Power Matchups.  There was then a 3 way “Shoot Out” for seeding of the playoffs.  Brian wound up winning the Shoot Out with Tim Rice (Alabny, CT) coming in 2nd and Gene Abood (Boston, MA) was the 3 seed.  Tim Rice jump to a 2 games to 0 lead but Gene rallied and won the last 3 games to take the series 3-2.

In the best of 7 series, the games went back and forth for the first 2 games.  Game 3 Gene was leading 5-2 in the top of the 9th when Winker doubled, Contreras got on via a X-Chance single against D. Smith.  A strikeout to Didi and Colin Moran pinch hit and rolled a Diamond to 7 and nailed it to tie it.  In the top of the 10th, an error on Will Myers in RF a BB to D.J. and Winker slammed a 3 run HR to take the lead.  Nola for Gene hit a solo HR in the bottom of the 10th but it wasn’t enough.  GM 4 Bauer for Gene was a stud.  Brian had his chances missing 3 HR chances including the HR to 17 off Bauer with Harper, but it wasn’t enough.  Bauer and Gene win 2-1 to tie the series at 2.  Game 5 was another pitchers dual with Gonsolin winning the battle vs. Maeda 2-0.  In game 6, Kershaw goes 6 innings with O’Day, Scott, and Mayers finishing off the game 10-1 and the series 4 games to 2.

Gonsolin and Winker took CO-MVP honors as Gonsolin was 2-0 and Winker got big after big hit and drove in 7 runs.

The EAST will be having our first tournament of 2021 in North Haven, CT.  Information is below.  Cut Off for sign ups in March 5th.  If Skype draft is needed for FTF players, it will held on THURSDAY MARCH 11th at 7PM EASTERN TIME.  This is a change from previous emails.  Players traveling will be doing it on Friday night so that won’t be possible.

March 13th and 14th – Connecticut – EAST
Best Western Plus
201 Washington Ave
North Haven, CT 06473
203-239-6700
Code: EAST
Rate: $89
Tournament Location:
15 Massimo Drive
North Haven, CT 06473