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West Haven captures 2023 CCBL Title
On Sunday July 27 the West Haven Sailors (3-0) faced off against...
2020 Bombers part of unique moment
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2022 CCBL All League Selections
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CCBL Champions 2009 - 2022
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                                  2023 CCBL ALL LEAGUE SELECTIONS
  1st TEAM       2nd TEAM  
Position Player Name Team   Position Player Name Team
1B Jeremy Rodriques WHAVEN   1B Hank Bielen HAMDEN
2B Savier Page SOUTH   2B Matt Robinson HAMDEN
SS John Brucato WALL   SS Tristen Ciarlo WTRBRY
3B Jack Dunaisky WMASS   3B    
5th INF Jake Gruttadoria WHAVEN   5th INF Johnny Bova HAMDEN
OF Cody Meier WHAVEN   OF Will Stellato BRGPRT
OF Christain Homa BRGPRT   OF Jack Cardozo SOUTH
OF DJ Caron WHAVEN   OF Grayson Pizzonia GBURY
OF Mark Smith WALL   OF JP Catellier WMASS
P Anthony Dadio HAMDEN   P CJ Pierce  SOUTH
P Chad Fedeli WHAVEN   P Aiden Ricciardelli WHAVEN
P Eddie Zanor WHAVEN   P Garrett Fusco SIMS
P Jadden Canalli WALL   P Henry Rondon HAMDEN
P Jack Mochak-Kelleher WMASS   P Ryan Sullivan HAMDEN
P Brendan Palmer WHAVEN   P Bobby Lansbury SOUTH
P Connor Corcoran WTRBRY   P Jake Boucher WALL
P Joey Sangiuolo BRGPRT   P Conner Whitehead SOUTH
C Will Landman WMASS   C Jesse Swartout WTRBRY
UTIL Elliot Hamilton GBURY   UTIL. Alejandro Soriano MANC
UTIL Jake Boucher WALL   UTIL. Emmett Borenstein SIMS
Player of Year Jeremy Rodriques WHAVEN        
Off. POTY Jeremy Rodriques WHAVEN        
Pitcher OTY Anthony Dadio HAMDEN        
Pitcher OTY Chad Fedeli WHAVEN        
Position Player Name Team        
P Dan Menente WTRBRY        
C Hank Penders MANC        
OF Brian Chelli SIMS        
UTIL Jack Carpenter GBURY        
C Tommy LaSpada SIMS        

by posted 09/01/2023
West Haven captures 2023 CCBL Title

The West Haven Sailors - 2023 CCBL Champions

On Sunday July 27 the West Haven Sailors (3-0) faced off against the elimination bracket survivor Wallingford Silver Storm (4-1) for the 2023 CCBL League Championship.

In Game 1, West Haven took a 4-1 lead into the top of the 6th inning when starting pitcher Aidan Ricciardelli (SCSU) gave way to Jafar Vohra (Columbia Univ.) who surrendered 5 runs on 3 hits, an error and a walk to take the loss 6-4. Wallingford got crucial hits from Chris Simone (Salem St.) and Jacob Ranney (SNHU) with Ranney going 3-4 with 2 RBI’s. Jake Boucher (Salem St.) pitched 3 2/3 inning of scoreless relief to garner the win for the Silver Storm.

In the winner take all Game 2, West Haven struck first with 4 runs in the top of the 2nd with catcher Josh Wetteman (SCSU) delivering a 2 run double. Wallingford made a charge of their own by scoring 3 in the 2nd and 3 in the 3rd inning getting key hits from Anthony Acampora (Albertus Magnus) and Devin Feugon (Salem St.) to chase Sailors starter Eddie Zanor (Wesleyan) from the game. Wallingford starting pitcher Aiden Caraballo (Post Univ.) gave over a 7-4 Silver Storm lead in the top of the 6th to the bullpen that the Sailors greeted with a 7 run outburst as Mike Simieonelli (SHU), Mike Ferrett (SCSU) and Jake Chacho (SNHU) delivered key hits. Chad Fedeli (SCSU) pitched 4 innings of relief for the Sailors, surrendering only 2 hits while striking out 6 for the win.

With the final score of 15-7, the West Haven Sailors with Head Coach Ryan Santoro and Player/GM DJ Caron earned their second CCBL Championship in the last three years. The Wallingford Silver Storm, led by Head Coach/GM Dennis Boucher finished runners-up for the second straight year.    


by posted 08/01/2023
2020 Bombers part of unique moment

Nick Lorusso unloads for a home run for the Brass City Bombers during the 2020 CCBL championship doubleheader against the Manchester Eagles. Both Lorusso and Charlie Pagliarini, background, were drafted this June.


Players made most of their chances during COVID season





The COVID-19 pandemic disrupted the summers of so many baseball players, but it also brought an incredible collection of them together in the Connecticut Collegiate Baseball League in 2020.


“That summer put the CCBL on the map for future players and college coaches. Commissioner Tim Vincent made the unpopular decision to have a season and was creative in how we were to operate with all the COVID restrictions,” said Scott Ouellette, who was the general manager of the Brass City Bombers in 2020.


Division II and III players stepped onto the field and played alongside Division I players.


There were some who played for Eastern Connecticut State University’s 2022 Division III national championship team, and there were others who suited up for UConn, Central Connecticut State University and the University of Hartford.

The Bombers were the 2020 CCBL champions, and five of their players have been drafted over the past three seasons.


In 2021, Watertown native and shortstop Justin Guerrera (Fairfield University) was selected in the 20th round by the New York Mets with the 592nd pick.

“I started coaching him when he was 15 and playing 19U Legion (for Oakville),” said Ouellette. “He was our best hitter even at that young age. Hard worker, smart and a great kid.”


In 2022, Washington native and pitcher Dominic Perachi (Salve Regina University), who won both games of the CCBL championship against the Manchester Eagles, was selected in the 11th round by the Pittsburgh Pirates with the 320th pick. All Perachi did for that Brass City team was win the first game of the CCBL championship matchup against the Manchester Eagles. He also started and won the second game.


“Here was this skinny lefty going to a D-III school shutting down a Manchester team that featured many UConn, Hartford and CCSU players,” Ouellette said.

Three more 2020 Brass City players were selected last month. Danbury native and catcher Luke Shliger (University of Maryland) was selected in the sixth round by the San Francisco Giants with the 180th pick. Shliger was one of the last players picked up by Ouellette after Shliger’s original summer league canceled their season.


“We had two other talented catchers already, but he had the ability to play some second base and another catcher could play outfield, so he got the opportunity to play for us,” Ouellette said. “He became our No. 1 catcher and leadoff hitter.”

Monroe native and third baseman Nick Lorusso (Maryland) was selected in the ninth round by the New York Mets with the 276th pick. Ouellette’s memories of Lorusso trace back to when he played for Monroe against Oakville in Zone 5 Legion games.


“Probably the best overall player we faced in Zone 5 Legion baseball,” Ouellette said. “He was a very good pitcher back then, and obviously a very good hitter.”

Lorusso was the CCBL Offensive Player of the Year in 2020.


“He was just huge for us in the playoffs and so clutch,” Ouellette said. “He set the tone for us in the championship doubleheader.”


Trumbull native and third baseman Charlie Pagliarini (Fairfield) was selected in the 19th round by the Seattle Mariners with the 577th pick. Offensive records that Guerrera held at Fairfield were later broken by Pagliarini.


“He was an early recruit because I knew he could hit. Luke, Justin, Nick and Charlie were in the top five in the lineup,” Ouellette said. “Charlie was a bit streaky for us, but he just kept getting better and better at FU and ended his career with a monster year that got him drafted in the 19th round.”


In addition to the draft picks, Stamford’s Adam Stone was signed as a free agent by the New York Yankees in 2022. Stone plays for the Single-A Tampa Tarpons. Trumbull’s Jack Lynch plays for the Trenton Thunder along with Guerrera.


Also of note, 2020 Bombers Garrett Coe (Lakeside) and Rob Taylor (Wolcott) earned all-star nods in their respective summer leagues – Coe in Cape Cod as a reliever for the Falmouth Commodores and Taylor in the Futures as an outfielder for the Pittsfield Suns. Like several of his 2020 Bomber teammates, Brookfield’s Billy Oldham used the transfer portal, going from Eastern Connecticut State University to the University of Southern Mississippi. All Oldham did was post an 8-3 record in his first year of Division I baseball.


“The funny thing is that we went into the championship series as the underdog because Manchester had all the D1 guys who most people knew about,” Ouellette said. “We had a bunch of guys from D1, D2 and D3 who knew the CCBL was the best place to play in 2020 and wanted to play against great competition and make themselves better for their college teams. That hard work is now paying off with all these guys getting drafted and earning all-star nominations.”





by posted 07/31/2023
2022 CCBL All League Selections
2022 CCBL All League Selections
1st Team 2nd Team
Position Name Team Position Name Team
1B Hank Bielen Hamden 1B Matt Goehrig W. Haven
2B John Brucato Wall 2B Tyler Jones W. Haven
SS Jake Boucher Wall SS Matt Solomon W. Haven
3B Jack Marshall Gbury 3B Jayden Fowler Manc
5th INF Tanner Santos Hamden 5th INF Mike Barrett WMASS
OF Matt Smith Wall OF Christain Boudreau Sims
OF Jake Pisano Hamden OF Phoenix Billings W. Haven
OF Jack McManus South OF Dylan Judd Gbury
OF Mason Balmer Hamden OF Jackson Cardoza South
P Peter Gianquinto Hamden P Ryan Robb Gbury
P Alex Erskine Wall P Will Fox Sims
P Garrett Fusco Sims P Trey Rivera Hamden
P MacGuire O'Sullivan W. Haven P Matt Lauria Manc
P Jaden Canelli Wall P Joey Sangiuolo Brass City
P Eddie Zanor W. Haven P Aiden Ricciardelli W. Haven
CAT. Hunter Domdal Manc CAT. Jack Clancy Wall
UTIL JW Wilson Sims UTIL. Matt Bucciero Brass City
Player of Year Jake Pisano Hamden      
Off. POTY Jake Pisano Hamden      
CO-Pit. OTY Peter Gianquinto Hamden      
CO-Pit. OTY Alex Erskine Wall      
Honorable Mention      
P Ryan Henderson South      
UTIL Christian Homa Brass City      
OF Juan Abreu Sims      
UTIL Dan Bucciero Brass City      
P Keegan Daigle Brass City      
OF Jake Chacho W. Haven      
UTIL Tyler Rice    South      
C Kam Hartenstein South      

by posted 10/22/2022
CCBL Champions 2009 - 2022

Click on Documents at left and select the CCBL Champions doc to view the list of CCBL Champions from 2009 through 2022.

by posted 04/26/2022
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