Local roundup: Schooners rout Gulls in Newport 12-2
Newport —The Mystic Schooners fell behind 2-0 and then scored 12 straight runs, beating Newport, 12-2, in the New England Collegiate Baseball League on Monday night.
Starter Pat Egan earned the win, allowing two runs and 10 hits in six innings, striking out six and walking one. Steve Laurino, the league's on-base percentage leader, was on base six times and had three RBI for Mystic. Dan Hoy added two hits and two RBI while Brad Zunica had two hits and four RBI.
With the win, Mystic (14-7) trails Newport (16-8) by one-half game for second place in the Southern Division. The Schooners host the Ocean State Waves (13-10) at 6:05 tonight at Fitch High School.
Zone VI Legion
• Izzy Davila pitched a four-hitter and New London scored four runs in the sixth inning to overtake Montville, 4-2, in a Zone VI American Legion baseball game.
Trailing 1-0, Aaron Michaud gave New London a 2-1 lead with a two-run single before a balk and Timmie Jackson's RBI double led to the other two runs. Davila did not walk a batter and struck out 11, including eight straight when he fanned the final two batters of the second before striking out the side in the third and fourth. Pat Halloran had two hits, including and RBI single, for Montville.
District 6 Babe Ruth (15)
• Montville defeated Ledyard 17-6 in the losers' bracket as Alex Quidgeon went 4-for-5 with three doubles, Danny Kobyluck scored four runs, Jacob Plikus drove in two runs and stole two bases and winning pitcher Devin Tate went the distance, allowing only three hits.
• Cully Moore's two-run triple in the seventh inning knocked in the tying and go-ahead runs, leading East Lyme past Tri-Town, 9-7, in the losers' bracket. John Keens added an RBI single while Michael Cohan pitched the first five innings and allowed one run and John Ballacca went two innings to earn the win.
District 10 baseball (10-11)
• Mike Marelli and Connor Podeszwa combined to pitch a two-hitter, leading Waterford past Mystic, 18-0. Robert Zawacki, Marelli and Podeszwa each had two hits while Trey Brennan doubled for Waterford. Casey Adams and Jacob Bendick each singled for Mystic.
• Lucas Holliman threw a complete game and added a single in Pawcatuck/North Stonington's 5-2 win over New London. Drew Champagne had two hits and Ian Spraklin tripled for Pawcatuck. Frank Pacheco had two doubles for New London.
• Carter Chambers had a single and RBI and Dan Allard doubled and scored a run in East Lyme's 2-0 win over Lyme-Old Lyme. Dan Singer earned the win while Alex Fraser and Matt Orefice each had a single for East Lyme. Jesper Siberberg singled and Tait Sawden doubled for Lyme-Old Lyme.
District 10 softball (9-10)
• Gabriella and Lilliana Kramer combined for 12 strikeouts to power Waterford past Ledyard, 5-1, in the first game of the best-of-three championship series. Jersey Naholnik scored two runs for Waterford. Samantha Money went the distance for Ledyard, striking out 11.
• Jen McIntyre, who spent the 2014 season as associate head coach at Boston University and the previous 12 seasons as an assistant at her alma mater, Penn State, was named head softball coach at UConn by athletic director Warde Manuel.
"I am looking forward to representing the Husky softball program on and off the field as we connect with the alumni, the surrounding community and fans," said McIntyre, a 1998 Penn State graduate. "UConn boasts several championship caliber programs and I could not be more excited to get to work. I am looking forward to meeting the team and our future recruits as we begin to define a new era of Husky softball."
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