Local roundup: In a pinch, Old Lyme baseball hits the quarters

Old Lyme - Dan Chapman's two-out pinch hit single in the sixth inning drove in a pair of runs and provided some breathing room as seventh-seeded Old Lyme defeated No. 10 Notre Dame of Fairfield 5-3 in the second round of the CIAC Class S baseball tournament Thursday.

The Wildcats (16-7) will play No. 2 St. Bernard in Saturday's quarterfinals at Dodd Stadium at 6 p.m.

Old Lyme led 3-2 when Chapman delivered his key hit to make it 5-2. Matt Pryzbysz added two hits and an RBI while Trent Garbati and Dave Peck had two hits apiece.

Slater Gregory was the winning pitcher.

In other games:

• T.J. Kent doubled home two runs with nobody out in the bottom of the ninth inning as top-seeded Northwest Regional of Winsted came from behind to beat No. 16 Stonington 6-5 in the Class M second round. Max Kelley and Ryan Francis each had two hits for Stonington (14-10), which took a 5-4 lead in the top of the ninth.

H.S. girls' lacrosse

• Kiki Ryan had five goals and two assists to help lead second-seeded East Lyme to a 17-7 win over No. 7 Mercy in a Class M quarterfinals.

The Vikings (17-3), who led 11-2 at halftime, will play No. 6 Wilton in Tuesday's semifinals at a site and time to be determined. Wilton beat No. 14 Guilford 18-5.

Belle Kenny added three goals for East Lyme, while Kristen Walter had two goals and two assists, Caeleigh Jennings had two goals and one assist and Jill Bartlett and Lindsay Schneider each had one goal and one assist.

• No. 11 Northwest Catholic eliminated No. 3 Old Lyme 22-20 in overtime in the Class S quarterfinals. Allie Buckley had four goals and six assists for Old Lyme (13-5) and Sloane Sweitzer had six goals and three assists.

• Kaitlin Gillespie had seven goals and three assists to lead top-seeded Haddam-Killingworth to a 19-7 win over No. 8 Stonington in the Class S quarterfinals. Jenny Sieczkiewicz scored two goals for the Bears, who finished 11-8.

H.S. softball

• Alana Luzzio pitched a four-hitter and struck out 10 as 10th-seeded Fitch edged No. 8 Brookfield 3-2 in the Class L second round.

The Falcons (16-7) will play No. 2 Masuk in today's quarterfinals at Monroe at 4:15 p.m. Masuk is ranked No. 1 overall in the state poll.

Alesha Mancini and Caroline Taber led the Fitch offense against Brookfield. Mancini was 3-for-4 with a double, triple and two RBI while Taber went 2-for-4 with a double, RBI and run scored.

• No. 20 Sheehan took advantage of four East Lyme errors to scored three unearned runs in the final two innings and upset the No. 4 Vikings 4-2 in the Class L second round. Samantha Horner was 2-for-2 and Morgan Lloyd doubled for East Lyme, which finished 21-3.

H.S. boys' golf

• Grasso Tech's Steve Robarge and Trevor Hutchinson won the Constitution State Conference two-man title. Robarge shot a 75 and Hutchinson an 82 for the Eagles. They were also named to the All-CSC team.

Local golf

• Blake Morris, a junior at Ole Miss who plays out of the Country Club of Waterbury, shot a 7-under-par 64 to break the course record at Shennecossett Golf Course.

Morris, playing with tennis legend Ivan Lendl, bettered the previous mark of 65 set by former assistant pro Casey Roan. The course underwent a major renovation in 1998.

Morris shot a 6-under 30 on the front nine that included birdies on the first, second, fourth, fifth, eighth and ninth holes. He overcame a double-bogey on the 14th hole with a birdie on the 16th hole and an eagle on the par-5 finishing hole.

Morris, who shot a 2-under 69 during a morning round with Lendl, who was getting some work in for the Connecticut Senior Open next month, will be in Ohio on Monday to play in a final qualifying event for the U.S. Open.

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