Local roundup: Torrance shoots 70 at rain-plagued Connecticut Amateur

Orange - Nick Torrance of Lake of Isles Golf Club shot a 1-under-par 70 and is tied for sixth place in the rain-plagued opening round of the 110th Connecticut Amateur Championship men's golf tournament Monday at Race Brook Country Club.

Torrance was one of only 55 players to complete the round. The rest of the field will complete their opening round this morning at 7, with the entire field returning to finish to play 18 more holes starting at 10. The top 32 survivors of the 36-hole medal play round will advance to the match play portion of the event on Wednesday.

Brendan Lemp of Wampanoag CC in West Hartford shot the low round of the day, a 5-under 66, while two other local players completed their first round - Chris DeLucia of Norwich GC (tied for 26th at 4-over 75) and Phil Perry of Black Hall Club in Old Lyme (tied for 34th at 5-over 76.).

Bill Hermanson of Black Hall, Mike Masso of Lake of Isles, former Wheeler star Dave Renski Jr. (Wheeler Park GC of Fairfield), Dave Jones (Mohegan Sun CC), Ron Soccoli Jr. of Black Hall and Old Saybrook's Jack Ayers (Clinton CC) are also in the field.

Baseball

American Legion Zone XI

• Dan Gagnon hit a two-out single in the top of the seventh to score Caleb Janetatos to tie the game and Tristan Hurley walked with the bases loaded and one out to score Nova Crespo with the winning run as New London edged Danielson 4-3.

Crespo led off the seventh with a single. Zach Wolfgang followed with a single, Juan Cruz sacrificed the runners to second and third, Aaron Hill was intentionally walked and Hurley walked to end the game. Hurley's RBI triple in the first inning gave New London the early lead.

Hurley also got the win in relief of starter Shawn Nadeau. New London is 10-4.

Tigers fall 3-2

• The Vermont Lake Monsters rallied for two runs in the bottom of the ninth to beat the Connecticut Tigers 3-2 in a New York-Penn League game in Burlington. Chad Lewis singled home the winning run for Vermont (5-5), which took advantage of two Connecticut errors in the inning.

The Tigers (2-6) scored in the second inning on an RBI single by catcher Benett Pickar and the other run scored on an infield out in the seventh. Danry Vasquez had a pair of hits for Connecticut.

Schooners rained out

• Mystic's NECBL road game at the Sanford Mainers was postponed by rain. The Schooners return home tonight to play the New Bedford Baysox at Fitch High School. First pitch is 6:05 p.m.

Softball

District 10 Little League (11-12)

• Trinity Lennon pitched six innings for the victory as North Stonington/Pawcatuck topped Mystic 7-6 in a winners' bracket game. Emma Miller had a single, double and four RBI and Erin Craig had two hits for North Stonington/Pawcatuck. Natalie Labasi, Cassie Woods, Hayden Delaporta and Lena Curland all had singles for Mystic.

• Waterford South had 11 hits en route to a 10-0 victory over Waterford North in a losers' bracket game. Mia Brennan had two hits, two RBI and scored twice for Waterford South, while Brittany Sylvia had a double and two RBI and Ashley Goldstein and Baylee Brackett combined to pitch a one-hitter with five strikeouts. Vanessa Gumbs had a hit for Waterford North.

District 10 Little League (9-10)

• Catey Battalino hit a grand slam in the bottom of the second to help power Lyme/Old Lyme past Colchester 26-7. Mya Johnson had five hits and Sophia Griswold and Sadie Rubitski each added three hits for Lyme/Old Lyme. Emily Balocca was the winning pitcher. Megan Glover scored two runs for Colchester.

• Katie Sanford was the winning pitcher, striking out four, as Pawcatuck topped East Lyme 20-4. Gabby Dellacono had two singles and three RBI. Sarah Christensen had a single and scored a run for East Lyme.

College hockey

• UConn will hold a "Welcome To Hockey East" celebration on Friday at noon in the atrium of the XL Center in Hartford.

UConn announced last week that it will join the most prestigious league in 2014-15. The event is free and open to the public.

Youth hockey groups are encouraged to attend and wear their team jerseys.

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