Reds return Romano to Triple-A
CINCINNATI — Southington native Sal Romano was optioned back to Triple-A Louisville on Thursday afternoon as the Cincinnati Reds took multiple steps to revamp their bullpen.
Romano was included in a series of moves involving right-handed pitchers. The Reds lost veteran Jared Hughes on waivers to Philadelphia, recalled Matt Bomwan from the minors and selected the contract of prospect Joel Kuhnel, who will be making his big-league debut.
Romano appeared in two games after the Reds called him up to Cincinnati on Aug. 9. He notched his second save of the season, a nine-out job against the Cubs last Saturday, before giving up eight runs on six hits against the Nationals on Wednesday.
”This game will get you,” Romano tweeted. “Some good days, some bad days, but I will walk with my head up and be back soon.”
Romano graduated from Southington High School in 2011 and was selected by the Reds in the 23rd round of that year’s Major League Baseball draft.
Wallingford finals open Sunday
WALLINGFORD — Diamondzone and Total Renovations will meet in the 2019 Wallingford Twilight Baseball League championship series.
The best-of-three affair opens Sunday night at Pat Wall Field at 6 p.m. It continues Monday at West Side Field at 8 p.m.
A winner-take-all Game 3, if necessary, will be played Tuesday at Pat Wall at 8 p.m.
Diamondzone is the defending league champion.
Lieblers go 1-2 in Summer Fun Run
MERIDEN — William Liebler ran a 21:20 to win this week’s Meriden Summer Fun Run ahead of Billy Liebler, who crossed in 21:59. Paul Baldini was third in 22:15.
The top female finisher, Salena Chatman, was fourth overall at 22:25.
Next Wednesday’s event is the last of the 2019 Fun Run series. The three-mile race starts at 6:30 p.m. at the Platt High School track.
Wednesday results from The Tradition
WALLINGFORD — Donna Altieri shot a low gross of 44 and Chet Mrazik carded a low net of 32 to claim Flight 1 honors this week in the Wednesday Ladies Golf League at Traditions Golf Club.
Top golfers in Flight 2 were Maureen Connolly with a gross 51 and Linda Fronte with a net 30.
Dee Grazioso had low gross in Flight 3 with a 58. Low net was the 32 carded by Linda Kupstis.