Local Roundup: New London Legion advances in state tourney
Windsor Locks - Shawn Nadeau pitched seven strong innings Tuesday as New London beat Windsor Locks 4-0 in the state American Legion baseball tournament.
New London, which finished second in Zone VI, advances to the Northern Division double-elimination portion of the state tourney, which begins Saturday in Torrington.
Nadeau allowed six hits with four strikeouts and three walks. Jon Mewha earned a save, pitching the final two innings and getting out of a bases-loaded jam in the eighth with a strikeout.
New London scored twice in the third and added two runs in the ninth. Peter Aldrich had a run-scoring single in the third and Al Johnson drove in the other run on a suicide squeeze. In the ninth, Nadeau singled home a run and later scored on a wild pitch.
Aaron Hill had two hits and scored a run for New London.
• Raphael Rhymes had two hits and scored twice as the Connecticut Tigers beat the Staten Island Yankees 6-4. Javier Azcona hit a two-run homer, Duncan McAlpine had two hits and Brett Harrison doubled and scored twice for the Tigers (14-21).
Connecticut starter Joe Flattery allowed two hits and one run over four innings with five strikeouts and no walks. Ryan Beck (2-0) got the win in relief and Zac Reininger earned his third save of the season.
• The Mystic Schooners lost to the Sanford Mainers 6-0 in a New England Collegiate Baseball League game at Fitch High School. Joel Rosencrance (St. Bonaventure) had ap inch-hit double for the Schooners (18-16), who were held to three hits. Former Wheeler standout Conor Gleason and former Montville standout Tre Gonzalez (Southern New Hampshire) each pitched a scoreless inning in relief for Mystic.
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