Mention the town of Cromwell, Conn., to a sports fan and the first association is usually the PGA Tour event that began in 1952 and was known as the Greater Hartford Open for much of its incarnation, which continues to this day.
But those aren’t the only balls being smacked around in town in the summer.
For the past two years, the Connecticut state champion in American Legion baseball has been Cromwell-based RCP Post 105, a program that also takes players from the neighboring communities of Rocky Hill and Portland.
Post 105 reached the American Legion World Series in both 2014 and ’15, was the regional runner-up last summer and, through late July, had lost just two games, a streak that includes the program’s ninth Zone 7 title in a dozen years.
Not bad for a team that draws players from three Class M and Class S schools with a total enrollment of just over 1,500.