Local roundup: Tigers lose in the 10th
Jamestown, N.Y. — Jeff Roy's RBI single in the bottom of the 10th inning scored Adam Frazier with the winning run as the Jamestown Jammers came from behind for a 10-9 victory over the Connecticut Tigers in a New York-Penn League game.
Frazier singled to start the inning, followed by a walk to JaCoby Jones. Tigers reliever Zac Reininger intentionally walked Michael Fransoso to load the bases, then strike out both Harold Ramirez and Danny Collins to nearly get out of the jam.
Jamestown (19-12) tied the game with a run in the bottom of the ninth on a triple by Erich Weiss to score pinch runner Elvis Escobar. Jamestown originally led 6-1 after the first inning before Connecticut (12-19) scored three in the sixth to take a 9-8 lead.
Curt Powell had three hits for Connecticut, Ben Verlander hit a two-run homer in the fifth and finished with three RBI and Raphael Rhymes had a double and a triple.
The Tigers begin a three-game series in State College (Pa.) at 7:05 tonight.
• Shaun McGraw went 3-for-4, including a three-run home run, as the Ocean State Waves beat the Mystic Schooners, 5-0, in an Eastern Division game at Fitch. Evan Ocello hit a solo home run for the Bay Sox (20-14). Keaton Flint (Sacred Heart) had two hits for the Schooners (17-15).
• Behind the pitching of Dan Myers and Alec Christian, Johnny Rockets held on to defeat the Panera Pirates 3-2 and win the ECML regular season. The win gives the Rockets home field advantage throughout the playoffs. Christian, Matt Walker and Walker Cranston had the only hits for Johnny Rockets. Tony LaLima's double led the Pirates.
16-18 Babe Ruth
• Frank Bazzano pitched a four-hitter with 11 strikeouts as Tri-County III blanked Tri-County II 9-0. Dominick Godi added three hits, scored two runs and had an RBI, Russell Puleo had two RBI and Adam Schmidt was on base three times for Tri-County III. Adam Busa had two hits for Tri-County II.
Section II Little League baseball (11-12)
• Waterford South defeated Sprague-Franklin-Canterbury 11-6 in Harwinton. Peter Turello hit two home runs and Drew Rocchetti had two hits, including a home run, in the win. Daniel Annibalini pitched 5 2/3 innings for the win, while Shane Beckloff and Liam Spellman had doubles for Waterford South. Waterford South will play Burlington at noon today.
Section II Little League baseball (9-10)
• Ellington beat Waterford South 8-7 to knock Waterford from the double-elimination tournament. Jared Burrows had two hits, including a double and two runs scored, Sammie Lanuza had two hits and Anthony Tonucci walked three times and scored twice for Waterford South.
On Thursday, Burrows had three hits, including a home run, for Waterford South, in a 5-4 loss to Burlington. Luke Sokolski had three hits for Waterford South and Robert Zawacki added two hits.
Sutera baseball tournament (11-12)
• East Lyme shut out Salem-Bozrah 11-0. Matt Malcom, Jake Schelkly and Dev Ostrowsky all homered, Riley Carr hit a triple and Tom Mason had two hits to pace East Lyme. Luke Hall hit a double for Salem.
• Griffin Powers hit a home run and a double and Eddie Kaflan had a double and four RBI to power Lyme-Old Lyme to a 12-3 win over Clinton. Trevor Follo had three hits and Logan Carlisle had a double for Clinton.
Sutera baseball tournament (9-10)
• Ben Orefice, Dean Allard, Matt Orefice and Carter Chambers all hit doubles and Nolan Connolly struck out four as East Lyme topped New London 10-0. Kenny Miller had two hits for New London.
Section II Junior League softball (13-14)
• Jayden Dellaporta and Caroline Taber each pitched three innings, combining to strike out seven while allowing one hit, as Mystic blanked Stafford 10-0 in six innings in Simsbury. Mystic will meet Moosup-Plainfield in the winners' bracket today. Taber added three hits and an RBI, while Nalissa Amar had two hits and two RBI, Dellaporta had a hit and two RBI, Rylee McMillan a triple and three RBI and Olivia Watts a double and two RBI.
Section II Little League softball (9-10)
• Rachel Nasser and Gina McKittrick combined to pitch a two-hitter as Waterford South advanced to the winners' bracket final with a 23-2 victory over Rocky Hill on Thursday night in a game stopped after four innings.
McKittrick had four hits and Rachel Miller, Madison Nott and Anna Kovacs had two hits apiece for Waterford, which will play either Coginchaug or Jewett City at East Lyme's Veterans Field today at 3 p.m.
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