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Norwich - Unbeaten Montville High School made quick work of Norwich Free Academy, building a 5-0 lead after three innings and cruising to a 9-1 victory over the Wildcats in a non-conference baseball game at Dodd Stadium on Monday night.
The Indians, ranked ninth in the latest New Haven Register state poll, improved to 5-0.
Jordan Zeppieri had three hits, including a double, for Montville while Buddy Dewaine scored three runs and Joseph Brachus, Isaiah Mack and Mitch Dole had three hits apiece.
Chance Gendron had a double for the NFA (2-4).
In other games:
• Matt Scheidel went 2-for-2, including a double, with two RBI as Bacon Academy bested New London, 7-5. Evan Dell came on in relief with one out in the top of the seventh and a man on second base and got out of the jam to earn the save for Bacon (4-1). Damon LaFrance went 3-for-3, including two doubles, for the Whalers (0-5). Beckett Scannelli also went 2-for-3, including a double, and scored.
• St. Bernard overcame an early 4-2 deficit by scoring five runs in the third inning to defeat Windham, 7-5, in the Eastern Connecticut Conference Small. Rich Falvey had two hits and drove in a run for the Saints (6-1, 3-1) while James Foti had a double and RBI, Willie Rios tripled, Anthony Malchiodi had a pair or RBI and Aaron Michaud stole two bases.
• Austin Toback went 3-for-4, scored two runs and drove in two more as East Lyme built an early 4-0 lead en route to a 9-3 win over Killingly. Jack Livingston scattered three hits and struck out nine over six innings for the Vikings (4-2) while Bennet Coe had two hits, two runs and two RBI and Hunter Waido had a pair of hits and scored twice. Killingly is 0-4.
• Mike Esposito went 4-for-5, including a two-run home run, with two RBI as unbeaten Plainfield topped Fitch, 14-7. The Panthers are 5-0. Carlos Rosario had two hits, including a double, with a RBI and a stolen base for Fitch (1-5).
• Ross Golebiewski and Bill Buscetto had Old Lyme's only hits in its 3-1 loss to Haddam-Killingworth in the Shoreline Conference. Hunter Sheffield scored for Old Lyme (3-3, 3-3) and Cooper St. Germain had the RBI.