Groton — The Mystic Schooners are off a bumpy start to their New England Collegiate Baseball League season.
The Schooners allowed six runs in the first inning on the way to an 8-1 loss to the New Bedford Bay Sox Monday at Fitch High School. They dropped to 0-4.
Zack Graczyk's three-run double highlighted the first inning outburst for New Bedford, which finished with 10 hits. Donald Murray earned the win, going five innings.
Mystic starter Matt Alvarez lasted just 1 2/3 innings, allowing eight earned runs.
The Schooners scored their only run in the first inning. Eric Yavaronne singled, went to second on an error and scored in Reed Anthes' two-out single.
Ryan Lindemuth had two hits for Mystic. Alex Fiste pitched 4.1 scoreless innings in relief.
• Class L champion Fitch finished second in the final New Haven Register state poll. The Falcons (23-4), who beat New Canaan 6-4 in the title game on Saturday, were unranked when the postseason began but finished with one first-place vote and 418 points.
Shelton, the Class LL champion, finished No. 1 with 14 first-place votes and 448 points. Montville (21-4), which was eliminated by Haddam-Killingworth in the Class M quarters, wound up 10th with 167 points.
• Rocky Hill, which handed Seymour its only loss in the semifinals and went on to win the Class M state title, was voted No. 1 in the final New Haven Register state poll.
The Terriers (22-1) received 13 of a possible 16 first-place votes and finished with 472 points, 28 better than Class L champion Rockville.
Waterford (24-2), which was eliminated by Granby in the Class M semifinals, finished ninth after starting the state tournament ranked No. 3. Griswold, Fitch and Class S runnerup St. Bernard also received votes.
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• East Lyme scored four runs in the fifth inning to take the lead and went on to be Tri-County II, 8-2.
Nick Bellas had a single and double while winning pitcher Alex Vidakovic had a single and triple for East Lyme (2-1). Matt Zawisza had an RBI double for Tri-County.
• Tri-County beat Tri-County II 16-0 Sunday. Aaron Tierney and Max Pagani each had two hits and three RBI and Thomas Hunt drove in two runs and had two hits for Tri-County.