Local roundup: Pelland, Cespedes lead Grasso Tech to victory
Hartford - Drew Pelland went the distance on the mound, striking out 11, and drove in three runs as Grasso Tech beat Prince Tech of Hartford 16-9 Wednesday in a Constitution State Conference East Division baseball game.
Pelland (1-0) allowed nine hits, scored twice and had two hits. Bryan Cespedes was 4-for-5 with a double, two runs scored and two RBI and Eli Rosario singled, doubled and scored twice for Grasso (2-1, 2-0).
In other games:
• Phil Cohen's bases clearing double in the top of the seventh gave Old Lyme its 5-2 win over North Branford in the Shoreline Conference. The Wildcats trailed, 2-1, when Cohen doubled. Matt Pryzbysz had two hits for Old Lyme (3-1, 2-1) and Slater Gregory pitched a complete game, scattering seven hits.
• Nick Smith hit a two-run single and Parker Douglas allowed just two runs over five innings to earn his first career win as Williams beat Watkinson, 5-3. Mack Goller's sacrifice bunt scored two runs for Williams (2-2) and Ben Lahm pitched two innings to earn the save.
• Carl Feder-Craney had two hits and an RBI and Tommy Jankowski singled in Norwich Tech's 21-1 loss to Cheney Tech in the CSC. The Warriors fell to 2-2, 1-1.
• Nick DeLotto had two hits, including a home run, with five RBI and a run as Avery Point routed Bunker Hill CC, 15-2. Kevin Hall had two hits, four runs and two RBI for the Pointers (19-5) and Matt Martinez had three hits and four RBI. Also, Matt Harrison had two hits, three runs and an RBI.
• Coast Guard swept Western New England in a nonleague doubleheader, winning the opener 9-3 and the second game 5-4. Summer Dupler and Morgan Kingston had five hits each for Coast Guard (14-9) and Holli Bastinck and Kaitlin Ward had four hits each for the Bears.
• Bahaa Hoda and Wassam Hoda combined to win in straight sets at No. 2 doubles, scoring New London's only point in a 6-1 loss to Woodstock in an ECC Large Division match.
• Shashawt Kala outlasted Alan Carroll at No. 2 singles, 5-7, 6-3, 7-6 (7-5), leading Waterford past Stonington, 7-0, in the ECC Medium. Alan Luner, Matt Getty and Willie Dong also posted singles wins for the Lancers (4-0, 2-0). The Bears fell to 2-2, 1-1.
• Josh Powell, Sam Buffum, Jon Powell and Adam Verhoeff led a singles sweep in the Williams School's 7-0 win over St. Andrew's of Barrington, R.I.
• East Lyme didn't lose a set en route to a 7-0 win over NFA in an ECC Large Division match. Joan Li, Sophia Shi, Melinda Li and Julia Sokolovska won singles matches for the Vikings (3-1, 2-0).
• Annika Burgess, Chloe Slater, and Caroline and Mollie Kam won their respective singles matches as Stonington beat Waterford, 6-1, in the ECC Medium. Stonington is 4-0, 2-0. Jessie Hudson and Katie Lewis won their doubles match for the Lancers (3-1, 1-1).
• Montville won three of the four singles matches to pull out a 4-3 win over St. Bernard in an ECC Small Division match. Jennifer Hester, Hannah Houser and Kenzie Savage won singles matches and the team of Martha Mena and Meagan McAdams won their doubles match for Montville (1-2, 1-0). Kathryn McKinley won at No. 1 singles and the teams of Grace Kirkpatrick-Brittney Walenda and Julia Scott-Jessica Xu won for St. Bernard (0-3, 0-1).
• Mandy Wong, Olivia Lyon and Jordon Bierman each posted singles wins in Ledyard's 5-2 win over Bacon Academy in the ECC Medium. The Colonels are 2-2, 1-1.
• Matt Lasande had 12 assists and 10 kills as Hand of Madison beat NFA, 25-20, 25-16, 25-23. Kyle Young had 16 assists for NFA (0-2) and Richard Joseph added eight kills and three blocks.
• Lexus Gordon finished first in the long jump (22 feet, two inches), triple jump (42-9) and high jump (5-6), pacing Fitch past East Lyme, 105-45, in the ECC Large Division. Marquis Guess (shot put, discus) and Tyler Latham (110 hurdles, 300 hurdles) also were double winners for the Falcons (3-0, 1-0). Ben Ostrowski placed first in the 400 (50.6) and 800 (2:12.7) for the Vikings (2-1, 0-1).
• Joe Trahan won the 200 meters and the javelin, helping to lead NFA to a 86-64 win over New London in an ECC Large Division meet. Martin Lewerk, Mason Rivera, Ryan Way, Will Strong, Taylor Davidson and J.P. Kelly also won events for NFA (3-0, 1-0). Nico Ramos was a triple-winner for New London (1-2, 0-1), taking the long jump, high jump and 100 hurdles. Xavier Jones, Jose Garcia, Jelani Lucas and Dave Perry also won events for New London.
• Dyshelle Pemberton finished first in the 100 (12.1) and 800 (2:28) in Norwich Free Academy's 116-34 win over New London in the ECC Large. Brittany Grabill won the triple jump (32-51/4) and long jump (16-1) for the Wildcats (3-0, 1-0). Francine Jacque won the 400 (64.1) and Mercades Santos took first in the high jump (4-8) for the Whalers (0-3, 0-1).
• Corey Jones earned medalist honors, shooting a 38, to lead Fitch past Montville, 5-2, at Norwich Golf Course. Luke Texiera and Ian Boyd also won their matches for the Falcons (2-0). Paul Hanrahan and Cory Meigs earned points for the Indians (2-1).
• Matti Fuller earned medalist honors for the second straight match, firing a 37 to lead Old Lyme past Hale-Ray, 162-188, in a Shoreline Conference match at Black Hall Club. George Logan shot a 38 for the Wildcats (2-0, 2-0).
• Dinkar Ahuja shot a low-round 39 as East Lyme downed New London, 7-0, in an ECC Large match. Connor Callaghan and Ross Krasner both shot a 42 for East Lyme (4-0, 3-0). Jordan Rogers shot a 52 for the Whalers (0-2, 0-2).
• Charles Maynard, Xavier Mills and Jack Hall each scored goals in the Williams School's 18-3 loss to Cheshire Academy. Hall and Jack Fader each added an assist.
• Lili Goldberg had seven goals and an assist while Maddie Lahm added five goals and six assists, leading Williams School past St. Andrew's of Barrington, R.I., 21-4. Maggie Hillegass had four goals while Sarah Halsey added three and Margit Burgess had two goals and three assists.
• Bri Miller scored two goals while Taylor Thomas and Caroline Moore each had a goal and an assist, as Conn College upset No. 10 Amherst College, 10-8, in the New England Small College Athletic Conference. The Camels are 4-7, 1-6.
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