Fairfield American 11s one win from state final series
Published 2:52 pm, Monday, July 22, 2013
The Fairfield American Little League's 11-year-old baseball team will have two chances to claim its fourth sectional title in five years.
Fairfield, undefeated through the double-elimination Section 1 tournament, can claim the section's championship with a win over Berlin, Tuesday at 7 p.m. in Milford.
American is averaging more than 13 runs-per game in three sectional games and has already beaten Berlin once -- 13-3 -- this tournament.
After winning its section opener against Shelton American, American blitzed Berlin then routed Wilton, 16-0, in Saturday's winners' bracket final.
Berlin's 7-6 win over Wilton put it in the sectional tournament. Berlin must beat Fairfield twice to claim the title and a berth in this weekend's best-of-three state championship tournament.
Game 1 of the state finals will be Sunday at 6 p.m. in Newington.
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Three times in the past four years-- 2009, 2010 and 2011-- Fairfield American has claimed the 11-year-old crown. Two of those squads ended up representing New England in the Little League World Series as 12-year olds.