Peck, Toro lead Mitchell to victory
Leicester, Mass. - Evan Peck and Kevin Toro had four hits each as the Mitchell College baseball team beat Becker 9-3 in a New England Collegiate Conference game Sunday.
Mike Tandy (2-2) pitched the first six innings for the win and Axel De Jesus pitched the final three innings for his second save. Rafael Garcia (three hits) and Toro had two doubles each and Ryan Goodwin, Peter McTernan, Garcia and Peck drove in two runs each for Mitchell (9-9-1, 5-4).
In other games:
• UConn-Avery Point split a doubleheader with Holyoke Community College, winning the second game 5-0 after losing the opener 6-2. Baylor LaPointe (3-0) pitched a three-hitter with seven strikeouts and one walk in the second game for the Pointers (21-5) and Andrew Hinckley and Joel Acosta homered. Hinckley had three hits and Alex Miller had two hits in the opener.
• Bryant scored three runs over the final two innings and beat UConn 5-3 at Dodd Stadium. Former Bacon Academy star David Mahoney (2-1) took the loss in relief, allowing three earned runs in 2 1-3 innings. The lefty hadn't allowed an earned run in his first 12 appearances of the season.
• Shannon O'Neil went 5-for-7 with a homer, two doubles and five RBI as Mitchell swept Bay Path in a NECC doubleheader, winning the opener 9-0 and the second game 10-2. Brittany Fiederlein (6-5) pitched a two-hitter over five innings in the opener and Tricia Tomaselli (3-7) pitched the first five innings to win the second game. Lindsey Romagnino was 4-for-7 with two doubles and Jenny Groman and Waterford's Emily Morenzoni had three hits and scored twice each for Mitchell (9-12, 5-1).
• Coast Guard Academy was swept in a New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference doubleheader against Wellesley, losing the first game 12-4 and the second game 11-8. Morgan Kingston and Jessie Richardson had four hits each for Coast Guard (8-14, 1-7). Richardson leads the NEWMAC with a .532 batting average.
• Houston completed a three-game sweep of UConn, winning the American Athletic Conference game 8-4. Audrey Grinnell hit her team-high fifth homer of the season for UConn (7-25, 2-6).
• Bowdoin beat Conn College 7-2 in a New England Small College Athletic Conference match. JC Cangelosi won his singles match and combined with Josh Suneby for a doubles win for Conn (4-4, 0-3).
• Coast Guard dropped an 8-1 decision at MIT Saturday in the NEWMAC. The No. 1 doubles team of Mark Guentert and Weston Fortna won the Coast Guard (3-7, 1-2).
• Mass. Maritime outscored Mitchell 12-1 in the second half, pulling away for a 26-10 win. Ashley Murtha scored six goals for Mitchell (1-5).
• Justin Bonsignore won the season-opening NASCAR Whelen Modified Icebreaker 150. Pole-sitter Woody Pitkat finished second and Groton's Ron Yuhas Jr. finished sixth.
• Connecticut College's coed team hosted the New England Team Racing Championship/Fowle Trophy Regatta, and finished ninth with a 3-8 record. Kevin Martland, IG Schottlaender, Jordan Bothwick and Bryce Kopp skippered for the Camels and the crew was Kim Bolick, Lea Bushnell, Grace Medley and Tori Allen.
• Coast Guard sophomore Monet Masters won the pole vault as the Bears finished sixth at the AIC Yellow Jacket Invitational Saturday. Masters won at 10-feet, 6-inches. Junior Beth Gollin was second in the 3,000-meter steeplechase (11:10.55) while freshman Caitlin Piker was third in the javelin at 117-5.
• Coast Guard seniors Gary Ezzo, Thomas Bondurant and Ben Wolhaupter each claimed second-place finishes to lead Coast Guard to a seventh place finish at the AIC Yellow Jacket Invitational Saturday. Ezzo broke the school record in the 10,000 finishing in 31:42.07. The previous record of 31:46.34 was held by Kevin O'Brien and set in 2012. Wolhaupter cleared 15-1 in the pole vault while Bondurant was the top collegiate finisher in the hammer throw with a personal best mark of 168-7.
• Waterford's Scott Baumgartner won the Great Strides for Great Neck 5K, with a time of 20:34. Alex Ard of Waterford was second in 21:38 and David Blair of Waterford finished third in 21:38. Niantic's Angela Collier was the top women's finisher at 22:55, good for 10th place overall.
• Jeff Wadecki of Ledyard won the first Colonel Classic 5K on Saturday, finishing in 15 minutes, 33 seconds. David Billing of Gales Ferry was second in 16:29 and Bryce Hedman of Ledyard was third in 16:40. Meg Brawner was the top women's finisher, 20th overall, in 21:22.
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