Local roundup: Pointers strong-arm Dean behind Albin, Domnarski
Norwich - Zach Albin and Doug Domnarski pitched complete games as UConn-Avery Point opened the northern part of its baseball schedule with a doubleheader sweep of Dean Junior College on Saturday at Dodd Stadium.
Albin (2-1) allowed one hit, walked two and struck out 11 in the opener, a 1-0 victory, while Stonington's Domnarski scattered two hits, walked one and struck out seven in the second game, a 13-0 win for the Pointers (11-3).
Avery Point scored its lone run in the first game in the fourth when Nick Perrelli walked, New London's Matt Greene singled him to second, Alex Miller bunted both runners up a base and Chris Mayhew scored Perrelli on a sacrifice fly.
Perrelli had two hits, two runs and two RBI in the second game while Kyle Hart had two runs and three RBI, Mayhew one run and three RBI and Greene two runs and two RBI.
In other games:
• Evan Peck's RBI single in the bottom of the sixth inning broke a 3-3 tie as Mitchell College defeated Newbury College 4-3 to earn a split of their New England Collegiate Conference doubleheader. Newbury (6-6, 1-1) won the opener 6-0. Tyler Shamas (3-1) went the distance for the Mariners (6-5-1, 3-2) in the second game, allowing no earned runs, while Marc Dorsi and Will Charkowski added RBI singles.
• Coast Guard Academy's doubleheader at MIT was postponed until noon today.
• Coast Guard Academy junior Christian Brindamour, who won the national championship in the 50-yard freestyle on Wednesday, earned All-America status for the second time this postseason by placing fifth in the 100 freestyle at the NCAA Division III Championships in Indianapolis. Brindamour swam 44.81 seconds in the preliminaries and went 44.65 in the finals, both times lowering his own school record.
• East Lyme's Ben Biondi placed 10th in the 50-yard freestyle and competed in a pair of relays during the State Open meet at Yale. Biondi finished the 50 in 21.97 for the Vikings. He joined Austin Toback, Clayton Otter and Eric Stirtan to place 10th in the 200 freestyle relay (1:29.95) and teamed with Otter, Stirtan and Zach Kosakowski to finish 11th in the 200 medley relay (1:40.86). Two other local athletes participated in the Open. Fitch's Dakota Williams was 13th in the 50 free (22.08) and 16th in the 100 free (48.46) while Norwich Free Academy's Aidan Karam was 20th in the 200 free (1:47.92) and 23rd in the 500 free (4:56.92).
• Freshman Brittany Fiederlein and senior Tricia Tomaselli pitched complete games as Mitchell swept a nonleague doubleheader from Lyndon State, 2-1 and 6-0. Fiederlein scattered five hits in the opener and drove in the tie-breaking run on a sacrifice fly in the fifth for the Mariners (4-9). In the second game, Tomaselli pitched a two-hitter with four strikeouts while Lindsay Romagnino's two-run double highlighted a five-run third inning.
• Chad Sawyer had three goals and an assist as Connecticut College erupted for five goals in the first quarter and cruised to a 10-5 win over Colby in the New England Small College Athletic Conference. Tyler Hegarty, JR Hartgers and Thomas Woessner added two goals apiece for the Camels (5-2, 2-1) while Derek Bertolini added a goal and three assists.
• No. 12 Colby cruised to an 8-1 victory over Conn College in the NESCAC. Junior Taylor Thomas scored the lone goal for Conn (3-4, 0-3) and goalie Allisa Dalpe made six saves.
• Mitchell opened its season with a 5-4 win over Albertus Magnus. Zachary Simmons and Graham Cavanaugh each won at singles and teamed up to win at No. 1 doubles for the Mariners, while Orson Sinclar won his singles match and teamed up with Chris McKeon to win at No. 2 doubles.
• Brandeis won five of the six singles matches and beat Coast Guard 7-2. Robert Renfrow rallied for a 0-6, 6-2, 6-2 win at No. 2 singles for the Bears (1-4) and the No. 1 doubles team of Mark Guentert and Weston Fortna won 8-6.
Schooners finalize roster
• The Mystic Schooners of the New England Collegiate Baseball League have finalized their initial roster for their fourth season playing at Fitch High School.
Returning from last year's Eastern Division runners-up are All-Star third baseman Tyler Boyd (Seton Hall) and corner infielder Matt O'Herron (Franklin Pierce) along with pitchers Pat Egan (Southern Connecticut), Mike Eckerle (LIU-Post) and New London High graduate AJ Turnier (Southern Connecticut).
Local players who have signed contracts to play are pitcher Nolan Long (Wagner) of Waterford, catcher Chase Livingston (URI) of East Lyme and middle infielder Aaron Hill (UConn) of Groton. Manager Phil Orbe of Montville returns for his third season.
The Schooners open the season June 6 and the home opener is set for Saturday, June 7.
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