Connecticut Sports Talk, May 15

Athlete of the Week winners and nominees, FCIAC boys lacrosse highlights, and a baseball preview for New Canaan and Ridgefield this afternoon.

Nutmeg Sports, HAN’s Connecticut sport show, airs Monday-Thursday at 2 pm on HAN.Network, hosted by Frank Granito, Kevin Coleman, Eric Gendron and various HAN sports editors.

On the Monday, May 15, episode of Nutmeg Sports our hosts get you ready for the final week of the regular season, bring you the Athlete of the Week week 4 winners and week 5 nominees, along with boys lacrosse highlights from the weekend, and a preview of this afternoon’s baseball game between New Canaan and Ridgefield.

First up is the HAN Network’s Athlete of the Week brought to you by Danbury Orthopedics. Our week 4 winners were Ben Casperius of Staples baseball and Taylor Brown of Trumbull softball. There are 10 nominees for week 5, which you can vote for at HAN.Network.

Next Frank, Kevin and Eric have highlights and breakdown of Saturday’s boys lacrosse tilt between Fairfield Ludlowe and Trumbull. Both goalies shined through the first half keeping the score at 4-3 entering the intermission, but the offense picked up in the second half as the Eagles rolled to a 12-8 victory over the Falcons. Trumbull improved to 7-3 in FCIAC play and is currently in 6th place. Ludlowe fell to 5-5 and into 8th place in the conference standings.

Finally our hosts preview this afternoon’s baseball game between two of the top three teams in the conference, New Canaan and Ridgefield. The Rams are currently in second place trailing Westhill by a game in the loss column, Ridgefield is tied for 3rd with Staples only a game behind the Rams. The Wreckers hold the tiebreaker over both Ridgefield and New Canaan.

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