Local roundup: Perry reaches quarterfinals of Connecticut Amateur
North Stonington — Phil Perry of Black Hall Club remains in the running for the 112th Connecticut Amateur golf championship, advancing to the quarterfinal round of match play.
Perry, who's seeded 29th, upset No. 4 Rick Hayes of Lake of Isles in 22 holes and knocked off No. 20 Ross Kronberg of Great River Golf Course, 2 and 1, in match play on Wednesday at Lake of Isles.
In today's quarterfinal, Perry faces No. 5 John Flaherty of TPC River Highlands. Tee time is 8:10 a.m. The semifinal round will be held in the afternoon and a 36-hole final set for Friday.
Perry will attempt to reach the semifinals for the first time since 2008.
It was a day of upsets as the top two seeds - Sean Gaudette and Dave Szewczul - were eliminated. No. 3 Patrick Albanesi, an 18-year-old playing out of Hartford Golf Club, is the highest remaining seed.
No. 12 Nick Torrance of Lake of Isles won his first match, 5 and 4, over No. 21 Evan DeLuca of The Course at Yale before losing to Flaherty in 20 holes. No. 11 Kyle Buschmann of Fox Hopyard defeated No. 11 Richard Malafronte of Hunter Golf Club, 6 and 5, and then lost to No. 6 Branden Chicorka of Eclub of River Valley, 6 and 5.
• Zach Weigel (Dartmouth) had two hits, including two-run double, with two runs as the Mystic Schooners beat the Valley Blue Sox, 9-3, for their fifth straight win. Stephen Laurino (Marist) had two hits, including a two-run homer, for Mystic (6-1) and Jared Hendren (Heartland CC) had two hits, a run and an RBI. Also, Toby Handley (Stony Brook) doubled and scored twice.
New York-Penn League
• Mauricio Dubron's RBI single with one out in the 12th inning scored Raymel Flores as the Lowell Spinners spoiled the Connecticut Tigers home-opener with a 2-1 win before 4,010 at Dodd Stadium. Oscar Perez allowed just two hits over the final four innings and struck out two to earn the win for Lowell (3-3). Deiner Lopez also tripled and scored. Kasey Coffman scored on Ismael Salgado's bases loaded walk with two outs in the bottom of the seventh for the Tigers (2-4). Jacob Kapstein added two hits.
• Montville juniors Buddy Dewaine and Jordan Zeppieri were among eight area players named to the Connecticut High School State Coaches' Association All-State team. Ledyard senior Jordan Kowalski and Waterford senior Tom Pezzolesi joined Dewaine and Zeppieri on the Class M team. New London senior Eddie Santiago and East Lyme senior Austin Toback and were selected to the Class L team. Seniors Bill Buscetto (Old Lyme) and Willie Rios (St. Bernard) were both chosen to the Class S team.
• New London's Jose Garcia and Nico Ramos were both drafted to play for Team Nutmeg at this month's CHSCA Super 100 Classic game. The game features the state's top seniors, who were drafted to their respective teams. Ledyard's Khary Childs-Carrasquillo and Calvin Greene, Tuzar Skipper and Ramel Williams of NFA will play for Team Constitution. The game will be played at Rentschler Field on June 28 at 4:30 p.m.
• Kavin Jakuba scored the game's only run on a wild pitch in the bottom of the eighth inning to give Ledyard-Pawcatuck at 1-0 victory over New London in Zone VI. John Moody pitched two perfect innings in relief of Mike Dellaporta to earn the win while Lucas Bolduc pitched well in defeat for New London, going the distance and allowing only four hits. Connor Gilbert had two hits for L-P while Brian Cespedes had a double for New London.
• J.T. Mullins pitched a complete game and also added two hits and two RBI, powering Niantic past Norwich, 8-1, in Junior Legion. Lucas Sousa-Ross had two hits and scored two runs and Corey Levesque added a single, double and three RBI for Niantic (4-2).
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