Published: July 28, 2016
CASTLETON ó Babe Ruth once played at Bristolís Muzzy Field but it is doubtful his road to the Connecticut park was filled with more twists, turns and bumps than the one Brattleboro Post 5 baseball team had to negotiate on Wednesday.
Fueled by an inspiring performance from tournament MVP Leif Bigelow, the Fivers defeated Rutland Post 31 with a 7-6 margin in 11 innings in the American Legion Baseball State Tournament championship game.
Post 5 will be going to the Northeast Regional Tournament at Muzzy Field, which begins Aug. 3. It is the first state crown for the Brattleboro team since 1999.