Local roundup: Fitch baseball beats Wheeler

Groton — Ryan Glass and David Porter each had an RBI double to highlight a three-run sixth inning as Fitch High School beat Wheeler on Tuesday, 7-6, in a non-league baseball game.

Senior Joe Podbeilski earned his first varsity win and Brett Perry went 2-for-3 with three runs scored and two stolen bases for the Falcons (5-5), who have won four straight.

Troy Stefanski had two singles and a triple for the Lions (2-6).

• Jack Livingston pitched a two-hitter as East Lyme beat Lyman Memorial 4-0. Livingston struck out three with one walk, Ryan Nickerson doubled and Dean Beebe scored a run and drove in a run for East Lyme (6-4).

• Williams School allowed just three hits but issued 11 walks, leading to a 5-2 loss to Chase Collegiate. Andy Meagher had a single and three stolen bases for the Blues (3-4).

• Bryce Bedard pitched a shutout, scattering nine hits while striking out five and walking one, in Norwich Tech's 4-0 win over Ellis Tech. Bedard also had a double and three RBI while Steve Sieczkowski went 2-for-4 with two runs scored and two stolen bases and Brandon Bastien had a single and double for Norwich Tech (7-4).

• Cheney Tech led 4-0 after two innings and went on to beat Old Lyme 7-1 in a nonleague game. Dave Peck and Billy Buscetto each had a double and a single for Old Lyme (4-6).

College baseball

• Mitchell College beat Lesley University, 6-4, at Dodd Stadium to earn a share of the New England Collegiate Conference regular season title. The Mariners (19-11-1, 12-6), who've won six in a row, finished tied for first with Becker College and will host the NECC tournament begining Friday as the No. 1 seed because they beat Becker in the season series 2-1.

Al Jordan Johnson, a Fitch graduate, earned the win against Lesley, allowing two hits and one unearned run while striking out nine and walking three in five innings. Kenneth Olszewski had two RBI while Neftali Arroyo and Will Charkowsky each had two hits for the Mariners, who open conference tournament play on Friday.

• Nico Darras had three hits and an RBI in UConn's 5-4 loss to UMass. Vinny Siena had two hits for UConn (21-23).

H.S. girls' tennis

• Jingxuan Huang, Bea Asuncion and Laura Krick won their singles matches in Fitch's 6-1 win over Griswold. The Falcons improved to 5-1.

• St. Bernard lost only two games in singles play, beating Windham 7-0 in the ECC Small Division. Michaela Abate, Kat McKinley, Wendy Bessette and Maddie Mahoney won their matches along with the doubles teams of Alexa Massad-Brittney Walenta, Anna McKinley-Katherine Matthews and Jessica Xu-Andrea He. St. Bernard is 3-2, 3-0.

• Old Lyme swept its doubles matches on the way to a 4-3 win over Haddam-Killingworth in a Shoreline Conference match Monday. The teams of Hannah O-Brien-Emily Brault, Hannah Behringer-Cooper Kotzan and Lauren Romeo-Holly Fiscus won and Marissa Smith won at No. 4 singles for Old Lyme.

H.S. boys' tennis

• Old Lyme swept its doubles matches, but lost a pair of three-set singles matches and fell to unbeaten Old Saybrook 4-3 in the Shoreline Conference, the Wildcats' first loss of the year.

Ethan Fenton won at No. 5 singles for Old Lyme (6-1). Also, Josh Krasney and Johnny Fairfield-Sonn picked up a victory at No. 1 doubles and Luke Grabowski and Austin Pilgrim defeated Peter Blank and Joshua Chang 6-3, 6-7 (5), 6-4 at No. 2 doubles.

• Jesse Moroyoqui, Jacob Kowalski and Will Baldwin won their singles matches in straight sets, leading Fitch past Griswold 7-0. Fitch is 5-3.

• Ledyard won three of the four singles matches and beat Stonington 4-3. Zach Higgins, Albert Miller and Brian Healy won their matches along with the doubles team of Jake Skilbred and Ben McHale for Ledyard (4-2). Alan Carroll won his match for Stonington (2-3) as did the doubles teams of Ryan Sealy-John Dong and Tristan Blair-Savy Meach.

• Jack Shannon, Rudy Harvey and James Burris earned singles wins, leading Williams School over St. Andrew's School of Barrington, R.I., 6-1. Shannon fought off three match points to win a close No. 1 singles match by a 9-7 score.

H.S. volleyball

• Andrew Stone had 10 assists in Norwich Free Academy's 3-0 loss to Enfield. Game scores were 25-19, 25-21 and 25-20. The Wildcats fell to 1-6.

UConn honors OL's Sweitzer

• Ken Sweitzer of Old Lyme received the Red O'Neill Award from The UConn Club at the organization's 61st Annual Awards Dinner held Monday at Gampel Pavilion in Storrs. The award recognizes a distinguished former UConn athlete.

Sweitzer is one of the most decorated student-athletes in UConn football history and a member of the program's 100th Anniversary all-time team.

He was the Yankee Conference offensive player of the year in 1981 and earned All-Yankee Conference honors five times while playing three different positions - wide receiver, quarterback and punter. He remains fourth in the school record books in total offense (6,126) and passing yardage (4,949).

A Madison High School graduate, he is the owner of Sweitzer Insurance, LLC, in Old Saybrook. He lives in Old Lyme with his wife, Cari, and three children - KC, Sam and Sloane.


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