Local roundup: Boyd lifts Schooners past Holyoke 2-0

Holyoke, Mass. - Tyler Boyd had Mystic's only two hits, scored a run and had an RBI in a 2-0 shutout of Holyoke in the New England Collegiate Baseball League on Thursday night.

Starter Tucker Panciera allowed four hits over six innings to earn his first win while reliever A.J. Turnier of Waterford went one inning and Eric Morse of East Lyme pitched the last two innings to receive his first save.

The Schooners (17-14) scored a run in the fourth on Joel Rosencrance's sacrifice fly and Boyd's two-out single drove in an insurance run in the eighth.

Jammers rout Tigers

• The Connecticut Tigers struggled at the plate and in the field, committing four errors, in a 10-0 loss to the Jamestown Jammers.

The Jammers (18-12) scored three runs in the first inning and the Tigers (12-18) never recovered. Connecticut went 7-for-35 at the plate and left eight men on base.

College football

• UConn running back Lyle McComb was named to the preseason candidate list for the 2013 Doak Walker Award, given annually to the nation's top collegiate running back.

McCombs, a junior, has led the Huskies in rushing the past two seasons and named a freshman All-American and second team All-Big East pick in 2011 when he rushed for 1,151 yards.


• Nick Fessenden pitched a complete-game three-hitter as Johnny Rockets defeated the Panera Pirates 3-0 in the Eastern Connecticut Major League on Wednesday night. Rockets can clinch the regular-season title with a win over the Pirates today. Chris Oullette had two hits for Johnny Rockets and Walter Cranston had a two-run double.

Junior Legion

• Anthony DiPietro and Abner Lugo doubled while Joseph DiPietro earned the win in Norwich's 10-5 win over Jewett City in Junior Legion action. Yamil Dip and Daniel MacLean each had two hits and an RBI for Norwich (9-6).


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