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CBA baseball team wins summer playoffs

CBA’s baseball team poses for a team picture after winning the Connie Mack league title on july 24. They are (first row, from left) Pat Pierret, Charlie Ryan, Tim Corapi, Sean Lavin of Memphis, Brad McAuliffe, Mason Garlatti, (second row, from left) Coach Lavin, Chris Lavin of Memphis, Coach Wiley, Andrew Gacek, Jack Glover, Clarke Cady, Justin Brennan, Mike Trasolini, Coach Glover and Nick Spuner. Missing from the team photo are Dave Anderson of Baldwinsville, Bryce Wiley and Dan Zimmerman.

CBA’s baseball team poses for a team picture after winning the Connie Mack league title on july 24. They are (first row, from left) Pat Pierret, Charlie Ryan, Tim Corapi, Sean Lavin of Memphis, Brad McAuliffe, Mason Garlatti, (second row, from left) Coach Lavin, Chris Lavin of Memphis, Coach Wiley, Andrew Gacek, Jack Glover, Clarke Cady, Justin Brennan, Mike Trasolini, Coach Glover and Nick Spuner. Missing from the team photo are Dave Anderson of Baldwinsville, Bryce Wiley and Dan Zimmerman.

— The CBA boys’ baseball team won the 2011 Greater Syracuse Baseball Association, Connie Mack league title on Sunday, July 24. Following the close of the regular summer season during which the Brothers competed against 10 other league teams, they won two consecutive playoff games to take the title at Fabius Pompey field on July 24, beating Solvay 10-4 and Mexico-Pulaski 21-10 in the championship game.

In the first game against Solvay, Sean Lavin and Justin Brennan both homered. Jack Glover started as pitcher in both games, going about four innings in each game. Glover added strong offensive skills hitting a total of two triples and a double in the 90-degree heat. Veteran Coach John Glover's skillful game strategy contributed to the wins, as both defeated teams came to the playoffs in first place in their division. Mexico-Pulaski got into the final by beating Fabius, a team CBA lost to twice during the summer season.

League play began in late May, finishing with the playoffs the weekend of July 23 and 24. The team, made up of players from ninth through 12th grades, was coached by John Glover, Bob Lavin and Steve Wiley, who devoted countless hours to the successes enjoyed by each of the players and the team as a whole.

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