Nutmeg Sports, HAN’s Connecticut sport show, airs Monday-Thursday at 2 pm on HAN.Network, hosted by Frank Granito, Kevin Coleman and various HAN sports editors.
On the Monday, June 12, episode of Nutmeg Sports the spring season for 2017 has officially come to an end and the FCIAC again reigns supreme. With 6 schools playing in state championship games on Saturday afternoon the FCIAC went 5-1 and a perfect 4-0 against non conference opponents. With Staples, Trumbull, New Canaan, Wilton and two Darien schools in action Frank and Kevin breakdown championship weekend in its entirety.
First up our hosts look at the Class LL baseball and softball championships featuring the Staples Wreckers and the Trumbull Eagles. Two sports that the FCIAC has struggled with on the state level not winning in baseball since 2008 (Class LL) and softball since 2010. The No. 11 Wreckers were matched up against one of the most dominant programs in recent history as top seed Amity was looking to win their 5th straight state title. Fueled by Chad Knight’s dominating performance on the mound and one more RBI from senior Ben Casperius, the Wreckers took down the No. 1 Spartans 5-1 to win the program’s second state title.
In softball the No. 9 Trumbull Eagles were facing the No. 6 Southington Blue Knights who had won 3 of the past 4 state titles. Ace Ally Szabo pitched a complete game and senior captain Taylor Brown added a home run as the Eagles won their first state championship in softball.
We also have a complete breakdown of Darien’s decisive win in boys lacrosse vs Cheshire to claim their 4th consecutive state title. New Canaan’s tough win over Daniel Hand in class M as the Rams claimed their 3rd consecutive championship. And the thrilling class L girls title game between No. 1 Darien and No. 11 Wilton, as the Warriors gave the Blue Wave all they could handle but not enough in the end as Darien was a winner on Saturday by a final of 13-10.