Local roundup: Norwich's Chiasson named to ECSU Hall of Fame

Willimantic - Norwich native Scott Chiasson, who helped lead Eastern Connecticut State University to the 1998 NCAA Division III baseball championship, has been selected for induction in to the E-Club Hall of Fame, the university announced on Wednesday.

The 19th E-Club Hall of Fame Reception and Induction Ceremony will take place on Sunday, Oct. 21, at noon at the Betty R. Tipton Room in the Student Center.

Chiasson, a Norwich Free Academy graduate, won four games and saved five without a loss in 13 career postseason appearances for the Warriors.

He never lost a game in two years of Little East Conference and NCAA tournament competition, and was the closing pitcher in his final season when ECSU won the NCAA New England Regional and College World Series.

Chiasson set single-season records in 1998 for appearances (28) and relief appearances (26) and tied the season record for saves (10). He went 6-2 a 2.51 ERA, struck out 59 hitters in 61 innings, allowed opposing hitters to hit just .173 and was named a first team All-American.

He was a fifth-round draft pick of the Kansas City Royals that season, was traded to the Oakland A's and later wound up as the first overall pick of the Chicago Cubs in the Rule 5 draft.

Chiasson made his major league debut with the Cubs on Sept. 19, 2001 against the Cincinnati Reds. He appeared in 10 big league games over two seasons with the Cubs before undergoing Tommy John surgery in 2002.

Chiasson currently works at Electric Boat and lives in Oakdale with his wife Heather Jean and three children.

Tigers lose season finale

• The Connecticut Tigers were undone by two hit batsman, a wild pitch and a passed ball — all in the sixth inning — as they ended their season with a 5-3 loss to the Staten Island Yankees in a New York-Penn League game played before 1,991 at Richmond County Bank Ballpark.

Connecticut finished 35-40. The Tigers took a 3-1 lead into the bottom of the sixth when reliever Ramon Lebron hit Fu-Lin Kuo with a pitch. Exicardo Cayones followed with a single, and Lebron hit Wes Wilson to load the bases. Lebron struck out Jamile Orozco, but threw a wild pitch to Daniel Lopez, scoring Fu-Lin Kuo. Moments later, Caynoes scored on a passed ball.

Danny Oh's sacrifice fly scored Wilson to give the Yankees a 4-3 lead. Patrick Smith and Jared Reaves both singled and scored for Connecticut.

College volleyball

• Kelsey DePorto had 16 kills and five digs while Keriann Mason added 12 kills and 14 digs as Coast Guard Academy won its first match of the season, 25-18, 26-28, 25-16, 25-20, over Colby Sawyer. Samantha Marmolejo had 21 digs for Coast Guard (1-4) and Emily Gilland had 22 assists.

Women's soccer

• Danielle Schulmann had a goal and two assists to lead UConn to a 3-1 victory over Marist at Morrone Stadium in Storrs. Schulman had four goals and five assists in six games for the Huskies (3-2-1). Schulmann and Riley Houle scored less than two minutes apart in the first half to give UConn a 2-0 lead. After Marist (3-2) scored its lone goal in the 73rd minute before Stephanie Ribeiro scored an insurance goal for the Huskies.

Waterford Speedbowl

• Inclement weather and wet conditions forced Waterford Speedbowl to postpone its Wild 'n Wacky Wednesday race program. The Speedbowl returns to action Friday with its popular "Sho & Go at the 'Bowl" with spectator drags and car cruise, while the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series returns on Saturday night.

UConn names associate AD

• Deborah P. Corum was named the Senior Associate Director of Athletics/Sport Administration and Senior Woman Administrator at UConn, where she will serve as the sports administrator for women's basketball, volleyball, softball, field hockey and golf.


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