Local roundup: Niantic wins Legion opener
East Lyme - Matt Przybysz allowed just four hits over 5 1/3 innings as Niantic opened its American Legion Zone VI baseball season with a 9-0 victory over Tri-Town on Thursday at East Lyme High School.
Mike Morgan and Ryan Nickerson both went 2-for-3 with an RBI to lead the Niantic offense while David Peck added an RBI triple.
In other games:
• Griffin Archambault had a triple and single, leading Waterford past Ledyard-Pawcatuck, 14-4.
Mike McDermott pitched five innings to earn the win, allowing five hits while striking out three and walking four, and Evan Goss added a single and double for Waterford (3-0).
Ledyard-Pawcatuck is 0-3.
Zone VI Junior Legion
• Matt Fanelli and Camden Hausberger each had a double and Elliot Allard added two hits in Niantic's 9-2 win over Tri-Town.
Winning pitcher Sean Anhalt went six innings, striking out six for Niantic (2-1).
• Mike Bruce pitched a three-hitter as Ledyard-Pawcatuck beat New London 2-1 on Wednesday. Connor Woodworth broke a 1-1 tie with an RBI single in the third inning.
SEC 16-18 Babe Ruth
• Trey Zaharek and Michael Gianakos combined to pitch a no-hitter as Waterford beat East Lyme 14-0. The game ended after five innings on a mercy rule. Edgar Centeno had two hits and drove in two runs, Ryan Miller doubled and drove in two runs and Nate Waters singled, doubled and drove in three runs for Waterford.
• Three Ledyard pitchers combined to pitch a seven-hitter with 11 strikeouts in a 15-7 win over Tri-County Salem. Evan August, Zack Willis and Fred France combined for the win. Jeremy Baron had three hits and Andrew Gagnon, Andrew August and Bob Church had two hits each for Ledyard. Kevin Schilling doubled twice for Salem.
• Brett Fox pitched a complete game as East Lyme beat Tri-County Hebron 4-3 Wednesday. Griffin Carr had two hits for East Lyme and Fox struck out five.
H.S. girls' lacrosse
• Sloane Sweitzer, Allie Buckley and Sydney Cowell of Old Lyme were first-team selections on the Shoreline Conference all-star team. Old Lyme's Julia Strycharz, Catie Quaratella and Alston Rountree made the second team and teammates Liz Scott, Fiona Barrett, Meredith Britton and Mae Lucey received honorable mention.
• Seven Connecticut College athletes have been honored as 2014 Arthur Ashe Jr. Sports Scholars by Diverse Issues in Higher Education Magazine. New London's Aaron Davis, Kaitlyn Cresencia, Ajami Gikandi, Val Goldstein, Adam Patel, Daniel Sandoval and Aina Torres. The award honors undergraduate students of color who have made academic and athletic achievement a winning combination. In addition to their athletic ability, the scholars must exhibit academic excellence (a GPA of at least 3.2) and community activism.
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