Local roundup: Mystic plays Seymour in state LL softball title series starting today
District 10 champion Mystic, which won the Connecticut Section II Little League (11-12) softball championship on Thursday night, takes on Section I champion Seymour in Game 1 of a best-of-three series for the state title at 1 p.m. today in the Old Tavern Complex in Orange.
Mystic defeated Columba/Norwich/Preston 2-0 for the sectional title behind the four-hit pitching of Allison Georgetti, who had five strikeouts.
The game was scoreless until the top of the sixth when Nora Ryan singled and scored on Aspen Ryan's triple. Ryan scored an insurance run on an error.
Game 2 of the Mystic-Seymour series will be Sunday at 4 p.m. and a deciding game, if necessary, will be played on Monday at 7 p.m. The winner will represent Connecticut in the Little League East Regional tourmanet which begins Friday, July 18, in Bristol.
District 10 baseball (10-11)
• East Lyme defeated Waterford 6-0 in Game 1 of the best-of-three series for the District 10 title. Game 2 is today at 6 p.m. Dan Allard (four innings) and Nolan Connolly (two) combined to pitch a shutout while Owen Robbins led the offense with three hits (two doubles), two runs scored and an RBI. Alex Fraser added two hits, including an RBI double, while Ben Orefice and Allard each had RBI doubles. Robert Zawacki had three hits, including a double, to lead Waterford.
• Salem's Corey Hutchings successfully defended is title in the 50-lap Street Stock race while Nick Anderson captured the 50-lap Mini Stock race during the Little Guys 200 at the Waterford Speedbowl. Each driver took home $1,000. In addition, Mike Christopher Jr. won the 50-lap Legends Cars division while Eric Finkbein Jr. captured the 50-lap X-Car race. Hutchings took the lead from Al Stone following a restart on lap 5 and never trailed again. Stone finished second and A.J. Solomon was third. Anderson was also an easy winner in the Mini Stock feature with Quaker Hill's Jordan Hadley placing secone while Christopher battled Dylan Izzo early before pulled away midway through the race while Finkbein battled Mitch Bombard side-by-side until taking the lead on lap 48 and winning by half a car length. The Speedbowl takes a break from its Saturday night NASCAR racing this week, resuming with another Wild 'n Wacky Wednesday race program on July 16.
New York-Penn League
• Austin Davidson doubled and scored twice and Dale Carey hit a solo home run as the Auburn Doubledays downed the Connecticut Tigers, 4-0, before 4,112 at Dodd Stadium. James Bourque scattered four hits over five innings and struck out one for his first win of the season for the Doubledays (13-15). Garrett Mattlage had two hits for the Tigers (12-16).
• Brent Rooker (Mississippi State) went 4-for-5, including two home runs, with five RBI and two runs as the Plymouth Pilgrims routed the Mystic Schooners, 10-4. Thomas Crispi (Columbia) and Zac Houston (Mississippi State) combined to pitch a three-hitter with 10 strikeouts for the Pilgrims (19-6). Brad Zunica (Miami) hit a three-run home run for the Schooners (15-8) and Toby Handley (Stony Brook) added a single and two runs.
American Legion Zone VI
• Nick Clemons hit a two-out, walk-off RBI single in bottom of the seventh to give Montville a 1-0 win over Willimantic. Chad Mooney pitched a five-hitter with four strikeouts for Montville and Buddy Dewaine added two hits.
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