Local roundup: Plainfield earns No. 1 seed for ECC baseball tourney
Plainfield High School, which won the Medium Division with a dramatic 4-3 extra inning victory over Montville on Monday, has earned the top seed for the upcoming Eastern Connecticut Conference baseball tournament, which begins Wednesday at Norwich's Dodd Stadium.
The Panthers will play in the third quarterfinal game on Wednesday against No. 8 Lyman Memorial at 4:30 p.m. No. 3 Waterford and No. 6 Norwich Free Academy will play in the opening game at 11 a.m., followed by No. 2 Montville vs. No. 7 Windham at 1:45 p.m., Plainfield-Lyman at 4:30 and No. 4 East Lyme vs. No. 5 Ledayrd at 7:15 p.m.
The Montville-Windham winner will play the Waterford-NFA winner in Thursday's first semifinal game at 4 p.m., followed by the Plainfield-Lyman winner vs. the East Lyme-Ledyard winner at 7. The championship game is Friday at 7 p.m.
Admission is $6 for adults and $3 for students and senior citizens.
In games played Monday:
• Colin Harrington scattered four hits and improved to 6-0 as Waterford finished its regular season with a 6-2 win over North Kingstown (R.I.) at Dodd Stadium in Norwich.
Seth Hoagland homered for the Lancers (16-4), who took control with a five-run second inning.
North Kingstown is 18-3.
• Antonio Cancel scattered seven hits over eighth innings and Mike DeAngelo hit a solo homer to lift East Haven past Ledyard, 3-2, in a nonleague game. Trevor Bolduc went 3-for-3 for the Colonels, who finish the regular season 13-7, while Andrew Byrd and Mike Larmann each had a hit and an RBI.
• NFA finished its regular season with a 13-2 win over Woodstock Academy in the Eastern Connecticut Conference Large Division. The Wildcats finish 12-8 overall and 5-5 in the division.
• Norwich Tech was eliminated by Wilcox Tech, 7-2, in the quarterfinals of the Constitution State Conference tournament.
• Pairings are set for the upcoming ECC boy' and girls' lacrosse tournament. Semfinal games will be played on Wednesday at Stonington (boys) and Waterford (girls), with both championiship games set for Friday night at Stonington High School (boys at 5 p.m., girls at 7).
In the boys' semifinals, No. 1 East Lyme will play No. 5 Bacon Academy at 5 p.m., followed by No. 2 Ledyard vs. No. 3 Fitch at 7 p.m.
In the girls' semifinals, No. 2 East Lyme will face No. 3 Waterford at 5 p.m., followed by No. 1 Stonington vs. No. 4 Ledyard at 7 p.m.
• Old Lyme picked up a pair of wins, sweeping a nonleague doubleheader from Whitney Tech on Saturday. The Wildcats (5-14) won the opener 6-2 and the second game 20-2.
Kyra Teixeira was 3-for-4 in the opener. Ali Scott and Bella Cohen (two RBI) each had four hits and Kaylin Riggs and Tenzin Choedon (two RBI) had two hits each in the second game. Cohen was the winning pitcher in both games.
• Ledyard's Jeff Wadecki won the Mystic Memorial Day Bearathon 5K, finishing in 16:19.8 and beating runnerup Peter Eddy by nearly two minutes. The top female finisher was Westerly's Kelsey Seddon, who finished ninth overall in 20:09.7. Other local finishers in the top 10 were Niantic's Rob Wilkinson (third, 18:33.5), Pawcatuck's Mike Boumenot (sixth, 19:31.9), Ledyard's Mike Brown (seventh, 19:36.6), Pawcatuck's Greg Sugar (eighth, 19:39) and Stonington's Todd Williams (10th, 20:51).
• Stonington Country Club golf club demo day —Wednesday, May 28 (TaylorMade, Cobra). Free and open to the public. Representatives will be on hand for consultation and fittings. Space is limited. Call 860-535-4035, ext. 12, to reserve a time slot at either noon, 12:30 p.m., 1, 2:15 or 4:30. Range balls and tees provided.
• Ninth annual Stonington Football Golf Tournament - Friday, May 30, Winnapaug Country Club, Westerly. Registration: 11 a.m., shotgun start at 1 p.m. Cost: $100 per player. Contact: Coach A.J. Massengale, (203) 668-2763, firstname.lastname@example.org or visit on Facebook at Stonington Football Athletic Club.
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