H.S. roundup: Fitch stuns Montville; Ledyard wins ECC Large baseball title outright
Groton - Fitch scored three runs in the bottom of the seventh inning to beat Montville 5-4 in a nonleague baseball game Friday afternoon.
Ryan Glass' pinch-hit single drove in Justin Marceau to tie the game at 4-4 and Timmie Jackson singled home Jim Kintner with the game-winner. David Porter (5-3) pitched a seven-hitter for the win, striking out seven with two walks. Kintner was 3-for-4, Marceau had two hits and Jon Barstow scored twice for Fitch (9-11).
T.T. Bowens had two singles and drove in two runs and Steve Rogers scored twice for Montville (16-2), which had a five-game winning streak snapped. Buddy Dewaine took the loss, allowing eight hits with six strikeouts and three walks. The Indians share the state's No. 1 ranking with Plainfield.
In other games:
• East Lyme's Mike Morgan had a two-run single in the first inning and the Vikings held on to beat Bacon Academy 3-2 - giving Ledyard the Eastern Connecticut Conference Large Division title. Ledyard clinched a share of the title with a 6-4 win over Fitch Thursday and Bacon would have shared the title with a win over East Lyme. Dean Beebe was 3-for-3 and scored twice for East Lyme (11-8, 6-4). Jack Livingston earned the win, allowing five hits over six innings with nine strikeouts and two walks.
• Old Lyme broke open a tight game with four runs in the sixth inning to defeat Stonington 7-1. The Wildcats, who finish the regular season 9-11, are the eighth seed in the upcoming Shoreline Conference tournament and will play at No. 1 East Hampton in the quarterfinals on Tuesday. Trett Garbati had three hits and three RBI for Old Lyme while Ross Golebiewski had two hits and two RBI and Matt Przybysz, Dave Peck and Billy Buscetto each had two hits. Stonington, which finishes 2-18, scored its run on an RBI single by Mike Nossek.
• Christine McNeil had three hits, including a two-run homer, as Stonington beat East Lyme 3-1. Theresa Kane pitched a five-hitter for the Bears (15-5), striking out five. Erica Hill doubled home the run for East Lyme (15-4). Hill (8-2) pitched a seven-hitter with 12 strikeouts.
• Megan Elphick singled home Sarah Pacheco in the bottom of the sixth inning, snapping a 3-3 tie and leading Waterford to a 4-3 win over Coginchaug in a nonleague game. Tori VanCleave (5-3) earned the win in relief, pitching two shutout innings. Elaina Sullivan tripled and scored twice and Pacheco tripled and drove in two runs for Waterford (15-5).
• Ledyard ended its season by losing to Mercy, 9-1, in a nonleague game. Dani Tynan and Sara Bennett each went 2-for-3 for the Colonels, who finish 6-14.
• Ali Scott went 2-for-3 and Megan Cole went 1-for-2 with an RBI, but Old Lyme lost to Old Saybrook 14-2 in the Shoreline Conference.
• East Lyme completed a perfect run through the ECC Large Division with a 17-9 win over Fitch. Caroline Gonsalves led the Vikings (11-5, 8-0) with four goals and one assist while Riley Aspinwall scored three goals, Steph Delafordada added two goals and one assist and Bell Kenny scored twice. Fitch (6-9-1) was led by Susannah Lucey's five goals and three assists while Jackie Kokomoor scored three goals and Michelina Pinto had one goal and three assists.
• Old Saybrook scored 10 goals in the second half to pull away from Waterford, 19-8, in a nonleague game. Mckenzie Griffith-Potter had three goals and one assist for the Lancers (9-7) while Julia Peay added three goals and Julie Chabot had two assists.
• Bacon Academy took a 9-3 haltime lead and went on to beat Wheeler 18-9. Jess Muller scored six times and Rachel Luce had two goals for Wheeler (0-15).
• Henry Hunt scored five goals and had four assists, leading Old Lyme to a 15-8 nonleague win over Canton. Seth Rohrberg made eight saves, Eric Behringer had three goals and an assist and Joab Hunt and Ian Humphreys each scored twice for Old Lyme (13-2).
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