Busy day for local minor leaguers
Tolland's Mike Gallic, an outfielder out of Marist and an 18th-round pick of San Diego, was the first state player to sign a deal.
A few other area notes: New Haven's Casey Frawley ended the longest game in Carolina League history when he drove in the winning run in the bottom of the 23rd inning to lift Kinston (N.C.) past Myrtle Beach Sunday. Frawley was 2-for-11 with six strikeouts in a game that lasted six-and-a-half hours.
Naugatuck's Pat Dean continues to perform well, tossing 6 2/3 innings of no-hit ball Saturday before being removed in Class A Beloit's victory. Dean was taken out simply because he'd already thrown 107 pitches. His replacement entered the game and immediately gave up a hit.
Former Yale All-American Ryan Lavarnway was called up to Triple-A Pawtucket today. The catcher and sixth-round pick of the Red Sox in 2008 had been on a recent tear at Double-A Portland, hitting .365 with eight homers and 19 RBIs over the last 23 games. For the season, Lavarnway is at .284 with 14 homers and 38 RBIs in 55 games.