Roundup: Waterford baseball sticks to it with a win in the seventh

Waterford - Waterford High School scored two runs in the bottom of the seventh inning to beat New London 4-3 in an Eastern Connecticut Conference Medium Division baseball game Saturday night.

Thomas Sutera (3-2) earned the win for the Lancers (11-2, 5-1), Kevin Johnson had two hits and Adam Goss and Seth Hoagland each doubled and scored a run.

Damon LaFrance and Bryan Cespedes had two hits each and LaFrance scored twice for New London (4-9, 2-5).

In other games:

• In an ECC Medium Division game between two unbeaten teams, Plainfield scored six runs in the seventh inning in a 9-1 win over Montville (11-1, 4-1). T.T. Bowen's single drove in Buddy Dewaine (double) for the Indians' only run. Montville committed a season-high five errors. The Panthers are 13-0, 6-0.

• Andrew Byrd had two hits and scored Ledyard's only run in a 4-1 loss to Bacon Academy in the ECC Large. The Colonels fell to 10-3, 5-2. Evan Dell pitched a complete game for Bacon (8-4, 4-3).

• Cooper Robinson had two singles and a double and David Porter pitched a complete game, leading Fitch past Norwich Free Academy 4-3 in an ECC Large game at Dodd Stadium. The Falcons are 6-8, 4-3. Brandin Strickland had a single and double for NFA (8-6, 3-4).

• Woodstock scored seven runs in the third inning in a 9-4 victory over East Lyme in the ECC Large. Dean Beebe had three hits for East Lyme (8-6, 4-3).

• Ryan Francis hit a two-run home run and doubled and John Moody also homered, lifting Stonington past Killingly 7-2 in the ECC Medium. Moody finished with two RBI and Mike Nossek pitched a complete game, allowing six hits while striking out eight and walking two, for the Bears (2-11, 1-5).

• Williams School scored nine runs in the fourth inning on the way to beating St. Thomas More 12-0 in a SENE game called after five innings because of the mercy rule. Adam Morell pitched a complete game in his first varsity start, allowing four hits and striking out seven, while J.J. Johnson, Jake Parizo and Ben Lahm each had doubles for the Blues (4-8, 2-4). Jean Guy Shapiro and Mauricio Chavez doubled for the St. Thomas More (0-9, 0-6).

Girls' lacrosse

• Jenny Sieczkiewicz had five goals and Elizabeth Morrison scored four as Stonington beat NFA 17-3. Hannah Johnson and Margot Calmar had two goals each, Emily Grey had a goal and two assists and Lexi Bucko made 12 saves for Stonington (12-0). Hannah Long scored twice for NFA (4-7).

• Belle Kenny scored two goals in East Lyme's 19-4 loss to undefeated Glastonbury (10-0), the No. 3-ranked team in the Hartford Courant poll. Kendall Roberts and Rebecca McGlone also had goals for East Lyme (8-4).

• Ellie Phetteplace had five goals and Liz Austin added three goals and an assist in Ledyard's 15-8 win over Woodstock. Cassidy Jenkins and Maddie Tilton each scored two goals while Jenna Bensko and Leslie Dun had one apiece for the Colonels (7-4).

• Lili Goldberg and Maddy Lahm each had four goals and an assist, lifting Williams School past Westover 12-8. Cassidy Martin had two goals and Britta Widham and Margit Burgesss each added one for the Blues.

Boys' lacrosse

• Tyler Grills scored four goals and added an assist in Stonington's 12-6 victory over NFA. Will Iorio had two goals and two assists and Jack Riordan added three goals and an assist for the Bears (7-5). Logan Morin had three goals and an assist, while Kyle Ton had two goals and two assists and Jaedon Brown also scored for NFA (4-9).

• Henry Hunt scored nine goals and added two assists, powering Old Lyme past Immaculate 21-10. Jacob Fenton had four goals and seven assists while Ian Humphreys added four goals and Seth Rohrberg had 12 saves for Old Lyme (8-2).

• Jack Fader had three goals and four assists for Williams School in a 10-9 overtime loss to Hamden Hall. Xavier Mills and Tony Reiser each had two goals for the Blues.


• Fitch improved to 13-0 with an 8-3 win over Chariho. Caroline Taber was the winning pitcher and went 3-for-4 with two RBI while Jackie Lewis had two hits and Cassie Woods had two hits and two runs scored for the Falcons. Jo Hobert added two hits and two RBI.

• Old Lyme swept a doubleheader from New London, winning 16-3 and 20-3. Bella Cohen earned the win in both games. Kaylin Riggs went 2-for-3 with a grand slam and Ali Scott had two hits and three RBI in game one for the Wildcats. In game two, Molly Biega scored five runs and had two hits while Kyra Teixeira had two hits and three RBI and Scott (two hits, four RBI) and Riggs (two hits, three RBI) also made offensive contributions.

Women's track

• Connecticut College freshman Bella Franz finished fifth in the 800 meters with a school record time of 2:12.87 at the All-New England Championship at Westfield (Mass.) State. Franz earned All-New England honors at the meet with Division I, II and III competition.

Junior Beth Gollin was the top finisher for Coast Guard Academy, placing ninth in the 3,000-meter steeplechase in 11:06.34. Senior Kyle Sutschek was 12th in the discus (123-3).

Men's track

• The Coast Guard Academy 4x800 relay team of junior James Martin, freshman Andrew Scheffey, senior Brad Pienta and sophomore Ben Chapman ran a school record 7:44.13 at the All-New England Championships at Westfield (Mass.) State.

Senior Adam Scalesse won the 110 hurdles in 14.243, just 0.007 seconds ahead of the runner-up. He also was seventh in the 400 hurdles (54.23) while senior Ben Wolhaupter was eighth in the pole vault (15-5).

Girls' tennis

• Kai Chen won at No. 4 singles and the top doubles duo of Kristina Jacobs and Lauren Jacobs also won in NFA's 5-2 loss to Windham. The Wildcats fell to 0-10.

Boys' tennis

• East Lyme's Ben Biondi, Nick Hotary and Ashish Joshi posted singles wins in a 6-1 win over Fitch on Friday. Eric Wu won at No. 3 singles for the Fitch.

• Josh Powell and James Burris won singles matches for Williams School in a 5-2 loss to Pomfret School on Friday.

College baseball

• The first day of the NJCAA Division II East District baseball tournament was postponed due to wet grounds at the Rockland Community College field in Suffern, N.Y. UConn-Avery Point, the defending champion, will play Westchester Community College at 10 a.m. today and face Mercyhurst North East at 1 p.m.

Westchester and Mercyhurst play at 4 p.m. in the double-elimination tournament. The championship round will be played on Monday.


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