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Groton - Kyle Haney pitched a five-hitter as Ledyard High School earned at least a share of the Eastern Connecticut Conference Large Division baseball championship with a 6-4 win over Fitch on Thursday night.
The Colonels (13-5, 7-3) can win the title outright if Bacon Academy (6-3 in the division) loses at East Lyme tonight. The Bacon-East Lyme game was originally scheduled for Thursday, but was postponed due to poor field conditions.
Haney walked five and struck out five for Ledyard and was helped offensively by Jordan Kowalski, who was 3-for-4 with a double, three runs scored and two RBI. Anthony Vitteritto also doubled and drove in a run for the Colonels.
Fitch (8-11, 5-5) was led by Tim Jackson, who had a hit and drove in two runs, while Carlos Rosario doubled and had an RBI.
• Norwich Tech scored nine runs in the top of the fourth inning and went on to beat Hartford University/Classical in the Constitution State Conference. Jordyn Clark was the winning pitcher and had three hits for Norwich Tech. Saige LaQuitara, Daria Stifel and Kerrie Bellerose also had three hits each for Norwich Tech.
• Waterford completed an undefeated regular season with a 7-0 win over Woodstock Academy Wednesday. Nisha Rajamohan, Lauren Rahr, Lexi Moger and Fran Secor won their matches for the Lancers (15-0) along with the doubles teams of Katie Lewis-Jessica Hudson, Phoebe Lee-Alyssa Serafino and Alaina Moger-Tarlynn Tone-Pah-Hote.
• St. Bernard clinched at least a share of the ECC Small Division title with a 7-0 win over Griswold on Wednesday. Eric Ostacsewski, Shine Yang and Pat Mahoney won their matches for the Saints (10-5, 7-1). The doubles team of Chris Renaud and Zack Kuvalanka also won for St. Bernard, which will share the title with Lyman Memorial (5-1 Small) unless Lyman loses to either Windham or Montville.
• Jesse Moroyoqui, Jacob Kowalski, William Baldwin and Matt Pastor won in singles and Fitch blanked Killingly 7-0 on Wednesday. Bennett Tiesinga-Kevin Ryan, Kush Kumar-Alex Adrian and Finian O'Connor-Shiloh Feldman won in doubles for Fitch (11-5).
College track & field
• Defending champion Michael LeDuc of Connecticut College won his heat of the men's 3,000-meter steeplecase and advanced to Saturday's final at the NCAA Division III Championships in Delaware, Ohio. LeDuc, a senior, cruised during qualifying with a time of 9:11.64.
Two Coast Guard Academy athletes also got started. Beth Gollin qualified for the finals of the women's 3,000 steeplechase by placing fifth in her qualifying heat in 10:51.17, the eighth best time overall. The final is Saturday. In addition, Abby Bishop is in 18th place after the first day of the women's heptathlon with 2,662 points. She set a school record in the 200 (25.98) while also competing in the 100 hurdles (15.83), high jump (4 feet, 9.5 inches) and shot put (10.33 meters).
• No. 7 UConn evened its record in pool play at 1-1 in the American Athletic Conference tournament with a 7-2 win over No. 3 Houston. Jon Testani had three hits and scored twice for UConn, which was eliminated from advancing to the final when Central Florida beat Temple 6-2. Anthony Kay recorded an 11-out save for the Huskies, allowing two hits and no runs.