Local roundup: Plymouth hands Mystic third straight loss

Groton - First-place Plymouth completed its regular-season dominance of Mystic on Thursday night by defeating the Schooners 4-3 in a New England Collegiate Baseball League game at Fitch High School.

The Pilgrims (30-10) beat Mystic (22-18) for the fifth time in six games this season while sending the Schooners to their third straight loss.

Brad Zunica (Miami) hit a two-run homer for Mystic, his league-leading ninth of the season and fifth in the last three days.

Mystic also lost the second game of a doubleheader late Wednesday night to Laconia, 9-8 in 11 innings, despite a 5-for-5 night by second baseman Dan Hoy. Hoy (Princeton) had two doubles and drove in two runs.

NY-Penn League

• Three pitchers combined on a one-hitter as the Connecticut Tigers beat the Williamsport Crosscutters 5-0 in the first game of a New York-Penn League doubleheader. The second game ended too late for this edition. Williamsport didn't have a hit until the last inning when Jiandido Tromp tripled with one out in the seventh off of Paul Voelker. Josh Laxer (2-0) and Spencer Turnbull each pitched three no-hit innings for the Tigers (24-22) while Tim Remes was 3-for-3 and Steven Fuentes doubled and hit a solo homer.

Kelley Race traffic advisory

• The 52nd Annual Ocean Beach/John & Jessie Kelley 11.6-Mile Road Race will be held Saturday in New London, resulting in traffic delays as runners proceed up Glenwood Avenue and cross Ocean Avenue between 9:05 and 9:15 a.m.

Runners will pass through Waterford, becoming spread out up Willetts Avenue crossing Ocean Avenue between 9:45 and 11:45 a.m. on their return to Ocean Beach.

Drivers are encouraged to seek alternate routes and use caution while driving, as many as 500 runners will be on the roads. Residents along the course are encouraged to put out water sprinklers. A course map and complete race information can be found at snerro.com.

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