AROUND THE HORN: Parent provides pop for ECSU; Meriden Sports Reunion finalizing dinner plans

AROUND THE HORN: Parent provides pop for ECSU; Meriden Sports Reunion finalizing dinner plans


PURCHASE, N.Y. — Looking to follow up on its national Division III championship season of a year ago, the Eastern Connecticut State University baseball team is off to a 4-0 start this spring.

The latest victory for the Warriors, 9-6 over Purchase College on Wednesday, was powered by the hitting of Southington native Ryan Parent.

The St. Paul graduate went 3-for-4 with three extra-base hits and four runs batted in.

The junior opened the day with a two-run double in the first inning. He tagged a RBI double in the fifth and then delivered the crowning shot in the seventh with his first career home run.

Parent is 6-for-14 (.429) on the young season with 12 RBI.

Eastern, ranked No. 3 in the nation and riding a 27-game winning streak, has a showdown with No. 16 Johns Hopkins University (7-0) in Baltimore on Sunday.

Sports Reunion meets Tuesday

MERIDEN — The Meriden Sports Reunion Committee will meet on Tuesday, March 14 at 4 p.m. at the Meriden Cultural Center to hammer out details for the upcoming dinner.

Final ticket returns are due at this meeting and all committee members are urged to attend.

This year’s Meriden Sports Reunion, the 40th annual, is scheduled for Tuesday, April 18 at the Meriden Elks Club. Rico Buccilli and Chris Bourdon are this year’s Sportsmen of Distinction.

Hunter women prep for spring

MERIDEN — Registrations for the 2023 Hunter Women’s Golf League can now be made online at

The league features two divisions. Both play on Tuesdays: an 18-hole league during the day, a 9-hole circuit in the evening.

Some playing experience is recommended. Contact information is available on the league website.

Catholic school slates golf outing

SOUTHINGTON — Southington Catholic will stage its seventh annual golf outing on Friday, May 12 at Southington Country Club.

Registration and practice for the18-hole scramble tournament begin at 8:30 a.m., with a shotgun start at 10 a.m. A reception and awards ceremony follows at 4 p.m.

Entry fees, which include breakfast, lunch on the course and dinner, are $175 for a single golfer and $700 for a foursome. Sponsorships are available. 

Register online at by May 5.