Local Roundup: Mitchell sweeps in baseball and softball
New London - The Mitchell College baseball team collected 27 hits in a New England Collegiate Conference doubleheader sweep of Lesley Sunday.
The Mariners (18-11-1, 11-6) won the opener 13-4 and the second game 11-4.
Rafael Garcia led the way for Mitchell, going 5-for-7 with a homer, two doubles, four runs scored and five RBI.
Ken Olszewski went 5-for-7 with a double, three runs scored and four RBI, Marc Dorsi was 4-for-7 with four runs scored and Neftali Arroyo homered for Mitchell.
Tyler Shamas (7-2) pitched a seven-hitter in the opener with four strikeouts and two walks and Mike Tandy (4-2) was the winner in the second game, allowing six hits and no earned runs over six innings.
In other games:
• No. 12 Louisville led 5-0 after three innings and went on to beat UConn 8-2 in an American Athletic Conference game. Bobby Melley and Nico Darras had two hits each for UConn (21-22, 5-9).
• Mitchell College limited winless Wheelock to five hits in a NECC doubleheader sweep, winning the opener 1-0 and the second game 11-0. Both games ended in the fifth inning on mercy rule.
Dylan Riccardi was 5-for-5 with three RBI, former St. Bernard standout Rivkah Berkman scored four runs and Samantha Ryan of Quaker Hill went 3-for-6 with a homer, triple and four RBI for Mitchell (16-17, 12-6).
Tricia Tomaselli (5-10) pitched a three-hitter in the first game with seven strikeouts and no walks and Brittany Fiederlein (11-7) pitched a two-hitter in the second game with three strikeouts and two walks.
• Connecticut College won the women's varsity eight race against Amherst and host Clark on Lake Quinsigamond in Worcester, Mass. Conn won with a time of 7:24 with Clark second at 7:27. Conn also won the men's varsity four race at 7:07, beating Clark (7:08) and Amherst (7:09). Conn was second in the women's varsity four and novice four races and was third in the men's novice four race.
• Connecticut College's coed team qualified for the 79th Annual Intercollegiate Sailing Association (ICSA)/Gill National Dinghy Championship with an eighth-place finish in the Coast Guard Bowl/New England Dinghy Championship at Branford. The Camels will compete in the semifinals June 3 at St. Mary's City, Md., and the top 18 teams advance to the finals on June 6.
Kevin Martland, Lea Bushnell and Ellis Tonissi won a tiebreaker with Vermont to finish eighth in the A division and IG Schottlaender, Kim Bolick, Grace Medley, Bryce Kopp and Benjamin Meyers were eighth in the B Division.
• Junior Michael Lopes was part of Ledyard's winning sprint medley relay team Saturday at the Ledyard Relays. He teamed with Joe Carter, Bryce Hedman and Joe Brooks for a time of 3:42.9.
• Shane Hobart of North Branford won the Flanders 5K with a time of 18:50 and Nell Chidley of Mystic captured the women's title, finishing in 21:55 and 14th place. Rounding out the top 10 were Clayton Otter of Niantic (19:24), Nicholas Godlewski of Groton (19:32), William Finlayson (19:51), Xavier Gonzales (20:06), Ian Kamperschroer of Ledyard (20:51), Mike Manifold (20:56), Jon Nelson of Niantic (21:09), Ryan Rubino of Niantic (21:15) and Jason Erban of Ledyard (21:18).
• Jay Stuart of Preston won the 30-lap Late Model race at Stafford Motor Speedway as part of its Spring Sizzler weekend. Scott Cook of Uncasville finished ninth. Bobby Santos won the feature race, the NASCAR Whelen Modified Spring Sizzler. Ron Yuhas Jr. of Groton finished 16th. Ryan Preece won the 40-lap SK Modified race and Toby Wells won the 25-lap Northeast Mini Stock race.
Women's water polo
• Harvard beat Connecticut College 17-7 in the seventh-place match in the Collegiate Water Polo Association Championship at Bucknell. Kelsey Millward had three goals, Nicky Jasbon scored twice and Brianna Harrity and Abbey Wrobleski for Conn (15-10).
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