Local roundup: Ledyard moves to No. 1 in state H.S. baseball poll
Unbeaten Ledyard is the new No. 1 team in the GameTimeCT.com/New Haven Register Top 10 state high school baseball poll.
The Colonels (6-0) replaced Ridgefield atop the weekly poll with five first-place votes and 342 points. Ridgefield, which suffered its first loss last week to Stamford, 6-3, fell to No. 5, while Cheshire (5-1) moved into the No. 2 spot behind Ledyard with three first-place votes and 326 points.
Ledyard will be put to the test immediately this week with games on three consecutive days. The Colonels will visit Bacon Academy on Tuesday in an Eastern Connecticut Conference Division II game that was washed out on Monday. They will then host unbeaten Montville (5-0), which also received votes in the poll, on Wednesday before No. 6 Hand (4-1) visits Ledyard on Thursday.
Ledyard has ridden its dominant pitching, allowing only two runs in six games with five shutouts, including a no-hitter by Cade Walters last Friday in a 1-0 victory over Norwich Free Academy.
• Cheshire broke open a close game in the fourth quarter to defeat East Lyme 10-6 in a non-conference game. The Vikings (4-2) and Rams were tied 5-5 after three quarters. Alex Jakubczak scored twice for East Lyme while Robbie Swenson had a goal and three assists, James McCoy had a goal and two assists, and Matt Valakos and Alec Kosinski each scored a goal.
• Sophie Salgar had five goals and three assists to lead Williams School to an 18-7 victory over Wooster School at Western Connecticut State University in Danbury. Audrey Matson added three goals and two assists while Rachel Luxton had three goals, one assist and 12 draw controls, and Lucy Fader and Morgan Pill each scored twice.
• Maddy Rowe scored five goals as Albertus Magnus pulled away in the second half to defeat Mitchell College 17-9. Leading 9-6 at halftime, Albertus Magnus (5-9) outscored the Mariners 8-3 in the second half. Kate McCormack led Mitchell (1-7) with three goals while Francesca Pinard had two goals, one assist and six draw controls while Lindsey Fairbank scored twice.
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