Connecticut Defenders Minor League Baseball

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Defunct or No Longer Covered on OSC
League: Eastern League
Home: Norwich, Connecticut
Years of Operation:
League listed is the last league for which the team played while covered by OSC.

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Defenders Headed to Richmond

September 23, 2009 - NORWICH, CT-The Connecticut Defenders ownership group, Navigators Baseball LLP has announced today that the team will be leaving Norwich, CT to play the 2010 season in Richmond, VA at the Diamond. "On behalf of the Defenders organization we want to thank our friends and fans in the region for their loyal support over the years, especially this past season," said Team President and Managing Partner Lou DiBella. "It was a fantastic year on and off the field. I'm going to do everything in my power to facilitate and e... Full Story

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Defenders Stay Alive with 8-7win

September 18, 2009 - AKRON, OH- With their backs against the wall in a do or die situation throughout the remainder of the Eastern League Champion Series, Connecticut continued their fight with a dramatic 8-7 win over Akron to force a game 4. Leading by one in the ninth, with two outs and one on, pinch hitter Bobby Felmy sent a flare to shallow leftfield where newly inserted LF- Cristo Arnal and SS-Carlos Rivero collided which allowed LF-Brad Boyer to score the proven game winner from first. Akron struck first once again in thei... Full Story

Defenders Fall In Game Two 7-6 In Stunning Fashion

September 16, 2009 - NORWICH, CT- Wednesday night's ballgame at Dodd Stadium was one for the ages. It was the last game of the 2009 storybook season and for Connecticut, unfortunately one that ended with a heartbreaking loss to Akron 7-6 to fall in a 0-2 hole in the best of five Championship Series. With the game tied at four heading into the ninth, Akron's 2B-Josh Rodriguez sent a towering homerun to straight away center to give his team the lead for good. It was two at bats prior to Rodriguez's that was the turning point i... Full Story

Defenders Drop Game 1 To Akron 7-2

September 15, 2009 - NORWICH, CT- The Eastern League Championship Series arrived to Dodd Stadium for the first time in seven years Tuesday night and was greeted by a crowd of 3,449 but unfortunately Connecticut had trouble handling Akron's arsenal in a 7-2 loss in game one of the best of five series. Akron showed poise and patience as they struck early and often. The Aeros took advantage of a leadoff walk in the second as CF-Jose Constanza drove in SS-Carlos Rivero with a sac fly to center to give Akron the early edge in which they wou... Full Story

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