Local roundup: Rios leads Saints to victory
Colchester — Willie Rios hit a three-run double in the fourth inning Wednesday, breaking a 3-3 tie and leading the St. Bernard School baseball team to a 7-3 win over previously undefeated Bacon Academy.
Rios (4-1) also pitched a six-hitter with seven strikeouts and six walks, pitching out of two bases-loaded jams for the win.
Bryan Harper homered and scored twice and Rich Falvey had two hits for St. Bernard (7-2).
Bacon Academy is 6-1.
In other games:
• Logan Gordon's two-run home run in the sixth inning sealed Norwich Free Academy's 10-5 win over East Haven. Brandon Dabinski and Gordon had three and four RBI, respectively, and two hits apiece for NFA (6-4).
• Kyle Woodworth doubled for one of Stonington's three hits in a 5-4 loss to Plainfield. The Bears fell to 6-3.
• Jean Guy Shapiro struck out six in six innings with only one earned run for St. Thomas More in its 5-3 loss to Winchendon (Mass.).
• Zach Willis had a single, double, triple and four RBI to power Grasso Tech past Ellis Tech 16-10 in the Constitution State Conference. Edgardo Centeno had a single, two doubles and three RBI while Eli Rosario had two hits and an RBI for the Eagles (4-5, 4-2).
• Ledyard beat East Lyme 6.5-0.5, handing the Vikings their first loss of the season. There was a three-way tie for medalist honors. Mitch Allen of Ledyard won at No. 1 with a 5-over-par 39 and Mike Graff of Ledyard and Fran Shields of East Lyme tied at 39 in the No. 2 match. Mike Martin, Colton Day and David Eichelberg also won matches for Ledyard (4-1). East Lyme is 5-1.
• Grasso Tech beat Putnam 202-208 in a CSC match. Trevor Hutchinson of Grasso Tech was the medalist, shooting a 41, and teammate Steve Robarge had a 46.
• Aaron Colter shot a 48 to earn medalist honors as Griswold beat Wheeler 5-2 in the ECC Small. Peter Maurice shot a 49 for Griswold (1-2, 1-2). Coleton Lambi shot a team-best 54 for Wheeler (0-3, 0-3).
• Tyler Latham won the 110-meter hurdles, the 200 and the 400 and Lexus Gordon the long jump, high jump and triple jump as Fitch topped Bacon Academy 115-35 in the ECC Large Division to remain unbeaten. Marquis Guess added victories in the shot put and javelin and Fitch (4-0, 2-0) swept the relays.
• Waterford earned a split in an ECC Medium Division tri-meet, beating Killingly 81-69 and losing to Windham 95-53. Jordan Jones won the 110 hurdles and was on two winning relay teams, Julio Gil won the 400 and was on a winning relay team and Chris Jones was on two winning relay teams for Waterford (1-3, 1-2).
• St. Bernard lost to Lyman Memorial 97-47 in an ECC Small Division meet Tuesday. Caleb Grace, James Rose, Johnathan Cabral and Charles Rose each won an event for St. Bernard (1-4, 0-2).
• Fitch edged Bacon Academy 79-67 in an ECC Large Division meet. Hannah Finton, Christina Szczesny, Deja Sebastian, Sydnee Sprull, Jaryn Burgis and Sonnorah Simmonds won events for Fitch (3-1, 1-1).
• Waterford was swept in an ECC Medium Division tri-meet, losing to Killingly 77-69 and Windham 84-60. Savonnah Artis won the 100 and 200, Sara-Caitrin Mandelburg won the 1,600 and Jeannette Mooney won the 3,200 for Waterford (0-4, 0-3).
• Jack Fader and Charles Maynard each had three goals and an assist in Williams' 12-7 loss to St. Thomas More. Xavier Mills scored for Williams.
• Riley Musiag and Josie Sullivan each had three goals as Morgan of Clinton beat Wheeler 14-10. Jess Muller had seven goals and an assist for Wheeler (0-6) and Kori Hensley had two goals.
• Tyler Mikula pitched a five-hitter with one earned run and four strikeouts as Avery Point beat the Eastern Connecticut JV 10-2 in a game that ended after eight innings due to the eight-run rule. Matt Martinez had two hits, including a two-run home run, and two runs for the Pointers (28-6), while New London's Matt Greene had two hits, a run and an RBI. Alex Miller added three hits, two runs and two RBI.
The Pointers are ranked sixth in the latest NJCAA Division II national poll.
• Mitchell College came away with a win and a tie in non-conference play against Eastern Nazarene College at Alumni field.
The Mariners (18-11-1) took the first game 9-2 and the second game was called in the seventh inning due to darkness with the score tied at 4-4. Junior Kenneth Olszewski went 3-for-6 with a double and three RBI in the doubleheader and sophomore Evan Peck added three hits.
In game one, sophomore Drew Doyle of Mystic had a two-run double and Nova Crespo of New London had an RBI single while freshman Josh Zurita of New London pitched six strong innings, allowing two runs on five hits, to earn the win.
• Coast Guard Academy earned the fourth seed in the New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference tournament.
The Bears (21-14) will visit top-seeded Wheaton (24-10) at 11 a.m. Saturday in the opening round of the double-elimination tournament. Coast Guard lost two out of three in the regular season series.
• Coast Guard, the sixth seed, will play third-seeded Babson on Saturday at Wheaton College in the opening round of the double-elimination NEWMAC tournament.
The Bears (19-14) lost the regular season series with Babson (27-10), dropping a pair of 2-0 decisions. Coast Guard is the defending tournament champion.
• Sophomore Taylor Thomas had five goals and senior Bri Miller had two goals and an assist in Connecticut College's 16-9 loss in a New England Small College Athletic Conference finale. The Camels finished the season 5-10, 1-9.
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