H.S. roundup: Walters helps Ledyard wins ECC Division II baseball title
Ledyard — Cade Walters was virtually a one-man show for Ledyard, pitching a one-hitter and going 3-for-3 at the plate as the eighth-ranked Colonels routed Woodstock Academy 10-0 in a five innings to clinch the Eastern Connecticut Conference Division II baseball championship on Saturday.
Walters did not walk a batter and struck out nine while adding a double, triple, two RBI and two runs scored. Weston Bruce also doubled for Ledyard (14-3, 6-0).
In other games:
• Montville maintained its one-game lead over Lyman Memorial in ECC Division III play with a 17-1, five-inning victory over St. Bernard at Dodd Stadium. Ken Heon had three hits scored three runs and drove in a run for the Indians (14-3, 6-0), while Rob DelaCruz had three runs, two runs and an RBI, Keaton Sulman had two hits, four RBI and a run, and Chas Terni had two hits, two RBI and a run. Nick Calash got the win in relief of Griffin Pontbriant as the two combined to allow just one hit. St. Bernard is 7-9, 1-6.
• Tyler Cady went 2-for-2, including a bases-clearing double in the fourth inning, as Fitch outlasted North Kingstown (R.I.) 8-7 in a non-conference game. Cam McGugan was also 2-for-2 with two walks and a run scored for the Falcons (11-6) while Ramiro Zavala earned the win, pitching five innings and striking out six.
• Steven Scrapchansky hit a bases-clearing triple and scored for Tourtellotte in its 12-5 win over Wheeler in the ECC Division IV. Bowen Baker had two hits, including a grand slam, and Connor Melinosky had two hits and scored for Wheeler (4-9, 4-2).
• Isabel Siciliano's bases-loaded single cleared the bases during a four-run third inning and East Lyme held on to defeat Plainfield 4-3 and qualify for the Class L state tournament. Siciliano was also the winning pitcher for the Vikings (8-9), striking out seven.
• Miranda Arruda had three hits, including a triple and home run, with three runs and two RBI as Stonington downed Killingly 14-4 in an ECC Division II game. Maggie Constantine went 4-for-4 with two RBI and two runs for the Bears (9-7, 4-2) and Maddy Stepski went 3-for-4 with four RBI.
• Maeve Counter had four goals and two assists and Kristen Healy added four assists as East Lyme topped Fitch 14-7 to clinch a share of the ECC Division I title. The Vikings (11-3, 4-1) can earn the title outright with a win over NFA on Thursday. Julia Bates had three goals, Abby Mountain and Natalie Taylor both scored twice, and Maya Rose had eight saves for East Lyme. Maggie O'Leary had three goals and an assist, Rita Sefransky had two goals and two assists, and Emily Catlett and Bridget O'Leary each had a goal and an assist for the Falcons (8-4, 3-3). Molly Bresnahan added 18 saves.
• Caleb Holdridge had seven goals and four assists as Waterford overwhelmed Valley Regional 19-7. Kyle Jacobson had four goals and three assists, Zander Stringer had two goals and an assist, and Ryan Huta had a goal and two assists for the Lancers (13-1). Jackson Alloway also scored twice.
• Woodstock Academy rolled to a 14-4 victory over Montville. Sean Ventresca led the Indians (2-11) with three goals while Derek Debbis added a goal, Brandon Pedersen had an assist and goalie Stevie Turchetta made 14 saves.
Boys' track & field
• Fitch's Ajia Brown won the triple jump during the 88th Greater Hartford Invitational at East Hartford. Brown's winning leap was 43 feet, 8 inches, in the prestigious meet. The Falcons also had solid efforts from Tom Joyner in the discus (fifth, 140-3), Patrick Tesky in the javelin (sixth, 138-5) and Chris Holmes in the 200-meter dash (seventh, 23.50 seconds).
• Adam Crawford won the 300 hurdles (40.23) and was runner-up in the javelin (155-2), and Jahmik Devone won the 400 (51.51) to help Ledyard finish second (84 points) at the Old Saybrook Runnin' Rams Invitational. James Smith finished second in the 100 (11.30) and third in the 200 (22.97), Jaiden Bickham was third in the 100 (11.32) and sixth in the 200 (23.29), and Xander Hutchinson was third in the discus (119-10) and fourth in the high jump (5-8) for the Colonels. Their other place-winners were Ian Kamperschroer (800, fourth, 2:02.01), Ben Berlin (discus, fifth, 115-2), Caden Foote (long jump, fifth, 18-8.75), Elijah McFerrin (discus, sixth, 112-6), and the 4x800 relay team of Kamperschroer, Simon Reichert, George Bauman and Connor Doran (fourth, 8:59.91).
Girls' track and field
• The team of Nadia Helme, Jessica Vajdos, Abby Millbach and Teia Lee won the 4x100 relay (52.93) as Ledyard finished fourth (43 points) at the Old Saybrook Runnin' Rams Invite. Olivia Crawford was third in the 100 hurdles (17.54) and fourth in the 300 hurdles (49.45), Natalie Poulton was third in the shot put (30-7), Kira Kassim sixth in the javelin (90-4) and Helme second in the 100 (13.10).
• Montville remained tied for first place with Lyman Memorial in the ECC Division III race with a 6-1 victory over Killingly. CJ Jaskiewicz, Ryan Gallagher, Jason Chen and David Baukus swept the singles matches for the Indians (8-6, 6-1), while Montville picked up doubles wins from Ethan Thomas-Tony Lin and Aaron Nonalaya-AJ Hintz.
• Fitch won a pair of singles matches during a 5-2 loss to Woodstock in an ECC Division I match. Samantha Cote won 6-0, 6-2 at No. 1 singles and Kavita Srirangam won 6-1, 6-1 at No. 3 singles for the Falcons (9-4, 1-4).