Norwich - Top-seeded Nick Harrington and defending champion Matt Smith were eliminated in the quarterfinals of the 86th Norwich Invitational championship flight at the Norwich Golf Course on Saturday.
Harrington was beaten by No. 9 Chris DeLucia 1-up while Smith was ousted by No. 7 Dave Jones, 2 and 1. Also advancing to today's semifinals were No. 4 Kevin Marcoux, a 4 and 3 winner over No. 12 Brett Bohara, and No. 11 Bret Siekierski, a 3 and 2 winner over No. 3 Tony Susi.
DeLucia will play Marcoux today at 8:54 a.m., Jones will face Siekierski at 9:01 and the winners will face off in the 18-hole championship match at 1:42 p.m.
State Babe Ruth baseball (15)
• Connor Lewis scattered four hits over six innings as Waterford beat West Haven, 10-1, in the opening round at Simsbury. Griffin Archambault, Sam Strout and Tom Pezzolesi all had two RBI for Waterford.
State Babe Ruth baseball (14)
• Winning pitcher Mike Bruce allowed five hits over six innings with six strikeouts and Jacob Raggon had three hits, three runs and four RBI as Ledyard trounced North Haven, 19-3, at Fairfield Hill Field in Newtown. Mike McDowell went 4-for-4, including a double and a triple, with two runs and an RBI for Ledyard, which will play Newtown today at the same site at 1 p.m.
Section II LL baseball (9-10)
• Payton Sutman had two hits and an RBI, but it wasn't enough as Waterford South lost to Rocky Hill, 5-2, at Cromwell. Luke Sokolski and Cadin Maynard each had a hit and scored for Waterford South, which continues pool play today against South Windsor (1 p.m.)
State LL softball (11-12)
• Mystic was beaten by Fairfield, 7-4, in Game 1 of the Connecticut Little League (11-12) championship series at Sacred Heart University in Fairfield. Mystic must win today at 1 p.m. in game two of the best-of-three series to stay alive.
Tigers beat Doubledays
• Patrick Smith hit a two-run double and Endrys Briceno scattered three hits over 5 2/3 innings with an earned run and four strikeouts for his first win as the Connecticut Tigers beat the Auburn Doubledays, 3-1, in a New York-Penn League game played before 1,207 at Dodd Stadium.
Chad Smith pitched 3 1/3 innings of no-hit relief with four strikeouts for his first save for the Tigers (9-17) and Jake Stewart hit two doubles and scored. Wes Schill had two hits and an RBI for the Doubledays (17-8).
Muskrats rout Schooners
• John Ziznewski (Rockland CC) hit a solo home run and a three-run home run and scored three times as the Laconia Muskrats trounced the Mystic Schooners, 13-4, in the New England Collegiate Baseball League.
Donny Duschinsky (SIU Carbondale) had three hits, including a two-run home run, for the Muskrats (11-19). A.J. Rataic (St. Edwards) hit a solo home run for the Schooners (4-25) and Scott Kelleher (Lafayette) added an RBI double.
Zone VI Legion
• Tyler Guetens took ball four on a 3-2 count in the bottom of the seventh to force in the winning run as Montville beat Waterford, 3-2, in the second game of a doubleheader. Corey Wilcox had an RBI single for Montville (26-3), which walked four times in the seventh. James Anello and Seth Hoagland both had RBI singles for Waterford (18-9).
Tyler Contillo had two hits and an RBI as Montville won the first game, 6-1. Tyler Miner and Kenny Strecker each had an RBI single for Montville. Seth Hoagland had two hits for Waterford.
• Adam Davis pitched a two-hitter and struck out 10 as Jewett City defeated Tri-Town 5-2. Davis also had a two-run double in the first for Jewett City while Kyle Dombrowski broke a 2-2 tie with a bases-clearing double in the fourth.
• Mike DeloSantos went 3-for-4 and drove in two runs as Waterford defeated Niantic 6-4 on Friday night. Nolan Long was the winning pitcher and Seth Hoagland added two hits for Waterford while Ed Lorah was 2-for-2 with an RBI for Niantic.
• Kavan Jakuba doubled, triple and drove in three runs to help lead Ledyard-Pawcatuck to a 9-0 win over Jewett City. Evan August pitched a three-hitter with six strikeouts for L-P (12-9) while Nate Williams and Jay Niewenhuis added two hits apiece.
• The ACD Rangers scored five runs in the fourth inning on the way to an 8-4 win over Esh's in an ECML game Friday night. Tyler Wild had two hits and scored three runs for the Rangers (3-9). Esh's is 11-4.