Local roundup: Mystic Little League, Waterford Babe Ruth keep on winning
Cranston, R.I. - Mystic improved to 2-0 in pool play with a 13-1 win over New Hampshire champion Concord at the Eastern Regional (ages 9-10) Little League Baseball tournament on Sunday.
Colin Anderson and Cam McGugan combined to pitch a two-hitter. Alex DelCampo drove in three runs, Nick Carney had two hits, McGugan doubled and drove in two runs, Colby Fernandez doubled and Anderson tripled and drove in two runs. The game ended on a mercy rule after four innings.
Mystic has a bye today and plays Braintree, Mass., Tuesday at 7:30 p.m.
Mystic opened play Saturday with a 6-4 win over Maine champion Scarborough. Jason Erb was the winning pitcher, with Anderson and Timmy Lynch finishing up. McGugan had a single and two doubles and Erb and McGugan drove in two runs each.
New England Babe Ruth (15)
• Waterford beat Plymouth, Mass., 13-2 to advance to the winners' bracket final in the New England Babe Ruth baseball 15-year-old tournament at Manchester, N.H. The game ended on a mercy rule after six innings. Steve Gerovitz pitched a three-hitter for the win. Tyler Yeomans was 3-for-3 and scored twice, Corey Conderino singled and tripled and Justin Keating doubled, tripled and scored twice for Waterford.
Waterford has today off and plays Vermont champion Bennington on Tuesday at 8 p.m.
Waterford beat Pittsfield, Mass., 8-3 in Saturday's opener. Jake Gannon was the winner, allowing two hits and one run over five innings with three strikeouts. Conderino had three hits, including a triple, and scored twice. Dan Castelpoggi hit a two-run homer in the first inning and scored twice and Ben Pickowitz doubled and scored twice for Waterford.
SEC 16-18 Babe Ruth
• Waterford beat Tri-County Hebron 5-4 in the championship game of the double-elimination tournament. Ryan Miller's two-run single in the sixth inning tied the game at 3-3, Griffin Beaney scored on a wild pitch and Edgar Centeno doubled home Miller with an insurance run. Justin Pandolfe earned the win in relief and starter Trey Zaharek allowed five hits and two runs in five innings. Beaney singled and doubled for Waterford. Matt Garcia and Jake Petrozza had two hits each and Nick Cullen doubled for Tri-County Hebron.
New York-Penn League
• Ben Verlander and Will Maddox had three hits each as the Connecticut Tigers beat the Brooklyn Cyclones 5-1. The Tigers (27-23) scored three runs in the top of the fourth inning. Brett Pirtle was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded for the first run and a two-run throwing error by Brooklyn accounted for the other runs. Confessor Lara (1-2) got the win in relief, allowing two hits and one run over five innings.
Potvin tournament (19u)
• The CT Bulldogs won the title for the second straight year, beating Riptide 5-1 in the championship game. Tournament most valuable player Izzy Davila pitched a four-hitter and had a two-run double. Billy Buscetto was 3-for-3 with a double and scored twice and Jordan Kowalski had a two-run double for the Bulldogs. Troy Stefanski singled, doubled and scored a run for the Riptide, who beat Jewett City/Moosup 7-2 in the losers' bracket final. Jason Edwards was the winning pitcher and Brett Fox was 3-for-4 for Riptide.
Potvin tournament (17u)
• The Crush captured the tournament title with a 6-2 win over Clinton in the championship game. Matt Narrdan earned the victory, striking out 12 in 6 1-3 innings. Jake Corrone of the Crush was the most valuable player and he singled and doubled with two RBI. Marcus Melendez and Jeremy Sagun had two hits each for the Crush. Clinton advanced to the finals with a 5-1 win over Ledyard/Pawcatuck.
• Jim Lathrop II captured the men's championship at Pequot Golf Club, winning the championship flight by one stroke over Chris Triscuizzi. Lathrop had a 16-over-par 221 in the three-day event. James Stack was third at 223. John Bowen won the net flight with a 5-under-par 205, Terry Smith was one shot back and Ross Cowan was third.
• David Pirman pitched a three-hitter as the Panera Pirates beat Griswold 4-2 in the opening game of their best-of-three semifinal series.Ken Olszewski singled, doubled and scored two runs, Michael Smith doubled and Pirman struck out six for the Pirates. Tim Martinek doubled for Griswold.
H.S. fall sports
• Montville High School registration is Monday, Aug. 18 at the nurse's office from noon-5 p.m. All fall athletes must register and bring a signed parent permission form, which are available in the main office. Athletes must also bring a copy of a current (within the last 13 months) physical. Football conditioning begins Aug. 18 at 5:30 p.m., all other sports begin Aug. 23. Contact: Athletic director Walt Sherwin at firstname.lastname@example.org.
• The New London High School football team will be holding a parent/student information night on Aug. 12 in the lecture hall at the school starting at 6:30 p.m. Required paperwork will be available. Practice for grades 9-12 begins Aug. 18 in the locker room at 4 p.m. Contact: Coach Duane Maranda at email@example.com.
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