Local roundup: Waterford South wins District 10 LL (9-10) softball title

Waterford - Waterford South won the District 10 Little League (9-10) softball championship on Sunday with an 11-1 victory over Salem-Bozrah.

Waterford South came out of the losers' bracket to beat Salem-Bozrah twice and advance to the Connecticut Section II tournament.

Winning pitcher Caroline Petchark allowed just one hit for Waterford South while Lily Stoddard had a single and double.

A'Turi Smith drove in the lone run for Salem-Bozrah with a triple.

Section II LL SB (11-12)

• District 10 champion Mystic improved to 3-0 with a 12-0 win over District 7 champ Rocky Hill in the Connecticut Section II state tournament. Mystic can clinch a spot in Thursday title game by defeating Torrington today at Waterford South.

Jayden Delaporta and Susanna Mewha combined to pitch a two-hitter for Mystic while Lena Curland, Janeen Porter and Nicole Vignato drove in two runs apice.

Road racing

• Chris Zoblocki of Essex won the annual Charter Oak Sailfest 5K road race, finishing his run through the streets of New London in 15:03. The race had a record 454 finishers.

Mike Leduc, an All-American runner at Connecticut College, finished second in 15:41 while New London's Stephen Pretak was third in 16:40.

The top female finisher was Old Lyme's Marcy Withington, who placed 44th overall in 20:59.

Gulls beat Schooners

• The Newport Gulls scored three runs in the 10th to beat the Mystic Schooners 10-7 in the New England Collegiate Baseball League.

The Schooners had rallied for two runs in the bottom of the ninth to tie the game at 7-7 as Jeramy Matos doubled home the first run and Blaise Lezynski delivered a clutch two-out single to tie the game.

Tigers fall short in 11

• Tyler Naquin's one-out single in the 11th inning scored Erik Gonzalez to give the Mahoning Valley Scrappers a 5-4 victory over the Connecticut Tigers in a New York-Penn League game.

The Tigers (5-16) trailed 4-1 before scoring two runs in the seventh on a wild pitch and Jordan Dean's RBI single and the tying run an inning later on an RBI single by Danry Vasquez.

The teams conclude their series tonight.

Zone VI Junior Legion

• Brenden Gayowski went the distance and scattered three hits as Ledyard-Pawcatuck defeated Norwich 11-2. Kavan Jakuba three hits, including a double, for Ledyard-Pawcatuck while Jay Nieuwenuis added three hits, Nate Williams had a triple and single and Ryan Francis had a pair of hits.

• Zach Christensen allowed only four hits and one earned run over five innings as Jewett City defeate Moosup 8-4.

Bevan Sweet led Jewett City (5-9) by going 2-for-3 with two RBI while Just Synott and Jake Skulczyck had two hits each.


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