H.S. roundup: New London baseball wins fourth straight
New London - Eddie Santiago pitched a three-hitter and Troy Gray had the game's key hit as New London High School won its fourth straight baseball game with a 6-0 victory over Norwich Tech on Saturday.
Santiago walked one and struckout seven for the Whalers (9-10) while Gray had a three-run double in the fourth inning to extend New London's lead to 4-0.
Santiago also had two hits and drove in two runs for the Whalers while Jeremy Santos hads two hits and scored twice.
Nick Smith had a double for Norwich Tech.
In other games:
• Connor Lewis pitched six shutout innings, walking one and striking out three, as No. 10 Waterford defeated Bacon Academy, 6-0. Adam Goss and Seth Lewis each had two hits and scored a run for the Lancers (15-4) while Sam Strout drove in a pair of runs.
• Sloane Sweitzer had eight goals, including her 100th of the season, and three assists as Old Lyme beat Haddam-Killingworth 19-14 in a Shoreline Conference game. Allie Buckley, who scored four times, had four assists to reach the 100-assist mark. Catie Quaratella, Alston Rountree and Fiona Barrett had two goals each for Old Lyme (13-3).
• Wheeler scored 14 runs in the top of the eighth inning and went on to beat Lyman Memorial 16-2 and clinch at least a share of the Eastern Connecticut Conference Small Division title. Lyman scored twice in the bottom of the seventh inning to tie the game at 2-2 but pitcher Annie Hardy was pinch-hit for the second time, and had to leave the game. Three other Lyman pitchers walked 14 batters in the eighth. Jenn Paride (12-3) pitched a six-hitter for the Lions. Kylie Baker was 3-for-6 with four RBI and Paride had two hits and drove in three runs for Wheeler (13-3, 9-0), which can wrap up the title with a win at St. Bernard Monday.
• Paride pitched a four-hitter as Wheeler beat Windham 9-5 in an ECC Small game earlier in the day. She struck out 12 with no walks. Raven Houck singled, doubled, tripled and scored twice and Kylie Baker singled, homered, score twice and drove in three runs for Wheeler.
• Nic Page's goal in the second overtime gave East Lyme a 7-6 victory over Guilford, the Vikings' sixth straight win. After tying the game with 4:35 remaining in regulation on a goal by Kyle Macdonnell, the game-winner in overtime started when Zane Smallidge pushed the ball up the field and found Griffin Woods, who in turn made a pass to Page. Eric Aarsand led the Vikings (12-3) with three goals while Page had a goal and two assists and Macdonnell, Mark Chmielewski and Ethan Opsahl also scored goals. Goalie Greg Swenson made 14 saves for East Lyme.
• Jacob Fenton and Henry Hunt had three goals and three assists each as Old Lyme beat St. Bernard/Wheeler 14-2 in a nonleague game. Seth Rohrberg made 19 saves and Joab Hunt and Ian Humphreys each scored twice with an assist for Old Lyme (14-2). St. Bernard/Wheeler is 3-13.
• No. 1 singles player Zach Higgins didn't lose a game in helping Ledyard rout Killingly, 7-0. Albert Miller and Brian Healy also won singles matches for the Colonels (9-6) as did the doubles teams of Jake Skilbred-Ben McHale and David Allen-Bryan Brochu. Ledyard also won two matches by forfeit.
• Old Lyme, the Shoreline Conference co-champion, finished 19-1 with a 5-2 victory over North Branford. The Wildcats will host the Shoreline Conference tournament beginning on Wednesday.
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