Newtown Sluggers Eliminated After Solid Run

The Newtown Renegades baseball team saw its regional title hopes end at the hands of Exeter, N.H., in a 4-1 loss at Glander Field on August 6.

The Renegades had won their first two Cal Ripken 11U New England Regional Tournament games, including a thrilling 8-7 win over Exeter, before falling to New Milford and Exeter in the rematch, to get dropped from the double-elimination tourney.

Exeter and New Milford matched up in the championship round, with unbeaten New Milford needing only to win once to claim the title. Exeter, with a win over New Milford on August 7, would force a decisive, winner-take-all clash between the teams on Friday, August 8 (both games were set for 5 pm at Glander Field).

The Renegades also topped Keene, N.H., 5-3, winning their two games behind sixth-inning scoring rallies. The Newtown team had a strong season, which included a second-place state tourney outcome before hosting the eight-team regional tournament.

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