Local Roundup: Gennotti pitches Montville into ECC baseball semis
Norwich - Brandon Gennotti allowed just four hits over 5 2/3 innings with six strikeouts to earn his first win of the season as No. 2 Montville beat No. 7 Windham, 7-4, in the quarterfinals of the Eastern Connecticut Conference baseball tournament Wednesday at Dodd Stadium.
Montville faces Waterford in today's first semifinal at 4 p.m. No. 4 East Lyme, which beat No. 5 Ledyard 1-0 in nine innings, takes on No. 1 Plainfield at 7 p.m.
T.T. Bowens came on in relief with runners at second and third with two outs in the top of the sixth and struck out the only batter he faced for Montville (18-3). Buddy Dewaine pitched a scoreless seventh inning for his second save of the season. Jeremy Sagun hit a two-run double for Montville and Dewaine scored twice. Also, Tom McDonald had an RBI triple, Stan Kesilewski had a double and an RBI, and Bowens had an RBI.
• Adam Goss pitched six scoreless innings as No. 3 Waterford beat No. 6 NFA, 6-1. Goss (5-1) allowed two hits. Tommy Pezzolesi went 3-for-3 with two RBI and Griffin Archambault had a two-run single for Waterford (17-4). NFA is 12-9.
H.S. track and field
• Jared Stanland set a meet record in the discus (165-0) and Stuart Ross, Jack Castonguay, Jeff Davis and Cole McKnight won the 4x800 for Old Lyme at the Shoreline Conference championship.
Old Saybrook won the boys' meet with 133 points. Old Lyme placed sixth (61).
Stanland's throw beat the mark set by Rod Recor of Hand in 1989 (159-7).
Ross also placed third in the 1,600 and 3,200 and fourth in the 800.
In the girls' meet, Samantha Lee finished second in the 400 and fourth in the 200 for Old Lyme and Kaylyn Wiese also placed third in the pole vault. Haddam-Killingworth scored 142 to win the meet. Old Lyme was 11th (19).
H.S. girls' golf
• Hannah Slocum and Katie Strickland both shot a low-round 47 for NFA as it edged Woodstock Academy for the ECC championship at Quinnatisset CC.
NFA had 205 points to Woodstock's 206. East Lyme (258) placed third and Bacon (282) was last.
Sydney Maurer placed eighth (53), Kim Postler finished 12th (58) and Anna Estrada was 14th (59).
Rachael Vandale shot a 63 to place 17th for East Lyme.
H.S. boys' golf
• Waterford's Brett Collins was the medalist as the Lancers beat Montville 5.5-1.5. Collins shot a 7-over-par 42 at Great Neck Country Club. Mitch Mirabito and Nick Bartelli also won their matches for Waterford (10-8). Ben Reed won the No. 1 match for Montville (10-8) and teammate Ryan Tierney halved his match with Stephen Lavoie of Waterford.
• Bacon Academy beat Stonington 4.5-2.5 in an Eastern Connecticut Conference Medium Division match at Chanticlair Country Club. Jack Ognisty of Stonington shared medalist honors at 7-over-par 42 with Bacon's Tyler Lewis. Will Cavaliere and Ognisty won their matches for Stonington (12-6, 6-4). Bacon (11-3, 7-3) won the medal point, 181-182.
• Old Lyme lost a pair in a Shoreline Conference tri-match at TPC River Highlands in Cromwell. Morgan won with 161, Cromwell had 166 and Old Lyme shot a 192. Graham Aird had thel ow score for Old Lyme with a 5-over-par 40 and teammate Jake Tiffany shot a 41.
• Emily Bigelow's RBI single scored Katrina Awad in the bottom of the sixth inning for the game-winning run as Montville edged Killingly, 5-4. Bigelow hit an RBI triple in the fifth inning and scored the tying run that inning when Nicole Walmsley (2-for-3) singled. Montville is 12-8. Beth Ortiz had two hits, including a double, and scored twice for Killingly.
• Lynn Valentine of East Lyme finished fourth in the Connecticut Women's Open at Wampanoag County Club in West Hartford. Valentine shot a 3-over-par 75 for a two-day total of 149. Carmen Bandea beat Liz Caron on the third playoff hole to win the title. They both finished the two rounds at 142.
• UConn announced it will play Holy Cross in a nonleague football game on Sept. 9, 2017, at Rentschler Field in East Hartford. The teams have met 28 times, with the latest being in 1985. Holy Cross, a member of the Patriot League that competes in the Football Championship Subdivision (FCS), began offering scholarships to last season's freshman class and will offer full scholarships by the 2017 season.
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