High school roundup: After winning protest, Montville baseball wins the game

Waterford - Jordan Zeppieri hit a game-winning two-run single with two outs in the top of the sixth inning as the second-ranked Montville High School baseball team rallied to beat No. 4 Waterford 7-6 Wednesday in the completion of an Eastern Connecticut Conference Medium Division game.

Montville coach Phil Orbe protested the game April 29 when the umpires refused to let a player re-enter to bat with two outs and the bases loaded in the bottom of the sixth.

Waterford won 5-4, but the Eastern Connecticut Conference protest committee unanimously sided with Orbe and ordered the game to be resumed from the point of the protest.

Zeppieri drove in Rohan Parekh and Steve Rogers scored for the Indians (13-1, 6-1). TT Bowen added an RBI single to push Montville ahead 7-5.

Stan Kesilewski earned the win and Buddy Dewaine got the save.

Tom Pezzolesi doubled in the bottom of the sixth and scored on Seth Hoagland's single for Waterford (12-3, 6-2).

In other games:

• Williams School exploded for six runs in the fourth inning and the Blues went on to defeat St. Thomas More 11-2 in the consolation game of the SENE tournament. Adam Morell scattered six hits over five innings to earn the win for Williams, which finished 5-9, while Jake Parizo was 2-for-4 with two runs scored and an RBI and Sotiraq Vangjeli and Luke Monteiro drove in two runs each. Guy Shapiro had a double and a two-run single for T-More, which finished 0-11.

• Matt Przybysz pitched a two-hitter and had two hits and two RBI in Old Lyme's 7-0 victory over Hale-Ray in the Shoreline Conference. Ross Golebiewski had four hits and three RBI and Hunter Sheffield and Billy Buscetto each had two hits for Old Lyme (7-7, 7-8).

Boys' lacrosse

• Nic Page had two goals and three assists and Mark Wojcik and Mark Chmielewski added two goals each for East Lyme in a 10-5 victory over Bacon Academy in the ECC Large Division. Greg Swenson finished with 16 saves in the win for the Vikings (9-3, 6-0).

Girls' lacrosse

• Daria McKenna had three goals and an assist and Michelina Pinto scored four times as Fitch beat Woodstock Academy 12-10 in the ECC Large Division. Avery Fiftal and Vineela Kanagala each had two goals for Fitch (6-6-1, 3-3) and Jackie Kokomoor had nine saves.

Boys' golf

• Trevor Hutchinson shot a 34 to earn medalist honors and lead Grasso Tech to a 191-225 victory over New London at Pequot Golf Club. Sam Denard added a 50, Jacob Ballman a 52 and Justin Van Dyke a 55 for the Eagles while Jordan Rogers carded a 43 to lead New London (0-9).

• Jack Ognisty shot a low-round 40 and Joel Nelson a 43 as Stonington downed Wheeler 7-0. Noah Blanchette shot a 44 for Stonington (10-2). Michael Anderson and Max Reck each shot a 49 for Wheeler (4-6).

Girls' golf

• Katie Strickland shot a 43 to lead Norwich Free Academy to a team score of 222 in a forfeit victory over Bacon Academy. NFA is 6-4.

Sailing

• Williams lost its final home match of the season to Choate. The starting skippers were seniors Doug Hamilton and Russ Parker and sophomore Annie Longo. The other skippers in the best-of-five team race were Sophie Bullinger, Max Griswold, Matthew Littlefield, Christine Gelotte and Sarah Wilkinson.

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