Southington’s St. Paul connection helping 66ers win in Tri-State

Connor Crean is one of several St. Paul grads who is helping the Southington 66ers
win in the Connecticut Tri-State Baseball League. (Sports on CT-69 file photo)

The Southington 66ers won two games over the past three days to reach the .500 mark in the Connecticut Tri-State Baseball League.
Several former St. Paul players had a strong influence on the success of the 66ers (5-5) in the past two games. 
On Friday, Southington knocked off the Valley Thunder 11-4 at Recreation Park. Connor Crean, a Class of 2016 St. Paul graduate, started for the 66ers and pitched six innings to claim victory. Tim Jalbert, Class of 2012, launched a two-run home run. Crean, Josh Dobratz (Class of 2014) and Kyle Dube (2013) each had two hits and drove in runs.
On Sunday, Southington edged past the Winsted Whalers 7-6 at Recreation Park. Dube had three hits, Dobratz had two hits and a RBI, and Jalbert had a RBI single.
Dube and Dobratz helped lead St. Paul to a ton of success in their careers, including a NVL Tournament title. Crean pushed the Falcons to a Class S state championship in 2016. Jalbert was a strong left-handed hitter for St. Paul in his career and made the NVL’s All-Brass Division squad in 2012.