Fairfield American Little League Suffers First Loss In New England Tourney

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Fairfield American Little League will next take on Rhode Island at 4 p.m. Tuesday in the New England Region tournament.
Fairfield American Little League will next take on Rhode Island at 4 p.m. Tuesday in the New England Region tournament. Photo Credit: Fairfield American Little League website

FAIRFIELD, Conn. -- The Fairfield American Little League team suffered its first loss in the New England Regional tournament, falling Sunday night to the New Hampshire-Goffstown Junior Baseball Little League, 4-2. 

But with a record of 2-1 in the tournament, Fairfield American remains in first place as it continues its quest for its third New England title in five years.

Goffstown managed only six in its win over Fairfield American but made the most of them. The team from Fairfield had only seven hits as it came up short. 

Fairfield American Little League will next take on Rhode Island at 4 p.m. Tuesday in the tournament, which is being played at Leon J. Breen Field in Bristol. That game will be televised on NESN. 

Earlier in the tournament, Fairfield American topped Williston, Vt., 9-4, on Friday night and followed that up with a 10-0 victory Saturday over Falmouth, Maine. 

(Fairfield is not scheduled to play Massachusetts in the tournament.)

The top four teams from New England in pool play will go to single elimination Thursday, Aug. 7. Those semifinal games will be televised on NESN.

The New England final is scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 9, at 7 p.m. and will be televised on ESPN. 

Westport won the New England title last year, and Connecticut teams have won four of the last six New England titles. American last won in 2012.

Fairfield American swept South Windsor in the best-of-three Connecticut championship series, winning by scores of 10-0 and 12-2.

Fairfield American’s roster is Ian Bentley, Vince Camera, Sam Davenport, PJ Egan, Jamie Flink, Trey Hensel, Brian Howell, Brian Kiremidjian, Connor O'Neill, John Reynolds and Jack Steed. Mike Steed is the manager, assisted by Pete Davenport and Keith Reynolds. Most of the boys were on the American team that won the 11-year-old state championship in 2013.

To follow the New England Region tournament, check out this website.

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