Strike Up Another State Title For Staples!

The state baseball title is back in Westport.

For the 2nd time in 3 years, Staples won the class LL (extra large schools) title. The Wreckers shut out Southington today 3-0, in Middletown.

Staples pitcher Chad Knight — already drafted by the New York Yankees — was his usual commanding self. He struck out 10 Blue Devils, and gave up just 3 hits, in a commanding, complete game performance.

Pitcher Chad Knight celebrates the final out … (Photo copyright by Chris Greer)

Knight and 3 teammates — Harry Azadian, Drew Rogers and Charlie Roof — are no strangers to success. In 2013 they were part of the Westport team that reached the finals of the Little League World Series in Williamsport.

Two years ago — as sophomores — they starred on the Wreckers’ state champion team.

… and is quickly joined by his teammates. (Photo copyright by Chris Greer)

Today was the last time the longtime friends played together. How wonderful for them — and their teammates, head coach Jack McFarland and his staff, and the town of Westport — that they went out on top.

And — as they’ve done for the past 6 years — they did it again today with class, poise, and plenty of smiles.

The state champion Staples baseball team. The scoreboard behind them tells the story. (Photo copyright by Chris Greer)

7 responses to “Strike Up Another State Title For Staples!

  1. Charles Taylor

    Congratulations Wreckers!!!!!

  2. Brett Adams

    Amazing! Congrats to all the boys👍

  3. Jeff Goldenberg

    Way to go Wreckers! So proud!

  4. Fantastic!
    The pic of Chad leaping for joy is an instant classic!

  5. Chris Greer. that is one of the best captures I have ever seen. Congratulations!!

  6. Did you all notice the shadow? You can see the shadows of his hat and his glove that he threw up in the air.. too high to capture. Wow. wow. This has to be a contest entrant. Epic epic shot.

    • There is a picture of chad in the same pose from the LLWorld series- The kid know how to celebrate! Well Done Wreckers!