Worcester, Mass. - Waterford's Senior League softball team advanced to the Eastern Regional semifinals at 10 a.m. today at Ty Cobb Field.
Waterford (2-2), the No. 2 seed in the New England bracket, will meet Milford, Del. (3-1), the top seed in the Mid-Atlantic bracket.
The other semifinal will be played at the same time between New Gloucester, Maine (4-0), and Cumberland County, N.J. (3-1). The semifinal winners will meet at 2 p.m. at Rockwood Field for a berth in the Senior League World Series in Lower Sussex, Del., Aug. 5-11.
Waterford did not play Wednesday, but Maine defeated the host team from Worcester 1-0, making that team 2-2, as well. Waterford defeated Worcester during pool play, owning the tiebreaker.
Also, previously winless Providence topped Westfield, Mass., 9-1, keeping Westfield from the semifinals. With a win, Westfield would have been 2-2 and owned the tiebreaker over Waterford.
Cyclones edge Tigers
• The Brooklyn Cyclones capitalized on a Connecticut error in the fifth inning to break a 2-2 tie and defeat the Tigers 3-2 in a New York-Penn League game.
The Tigers (17-25) trailed 2-0 early, but tied the game in the fourth inning on a two-run double by Patrick Smith. Charlie Gillies took the loss for Connecticut, allowing just two earned runs on four hits over five innings.
Niantic Bay Triathlon
• More than 600 athletes are scheduled to take part in the annual Niantic Bay Triathlon on Sunday. The half-mile swim, 12-mile bike ride and 3.5-mile run starts begins at 7:30 a.m., starting and finishing at McCook Beach Park.
The swim will take place in the Niantic Bay, the bike race will be a loop through Niantic and East Lyme, and run follows the oceanfront in Niantic. Call (860) 652-8866 or visit www.HartfordMarathon.com to register or for information.