Local roundup


• The Mystic Schooners rallied for four runs in their final two at-bats to beat the New Bedford Baysox 9-8 on Thursday night at Fitch High School. The Schooners (14-7), who won their fourth straight, scored the game-winner with one out in the bottom of the ninth when Matthew Toke (Seton Hall), who led off the inning with a single, scored from third when Isaiah Byars (Alabama) reached on a fielder's choice.

Mystic trailed 8-5 in the eighth when they scored three runs — all with two outs. Byars cut the deficit to 8-6 with an RBI single before RBI doubles by Will Lucas (UConn) and Steve Barmakian (George Washington) tied the game at 8-all. Byars and Barmakian had three hits apiece for the Schooners.

New York-Penn League

• Cooper Johnson's three-run double highlighted a four-run fifth inning that rallied the Connecticut Tigers to a 6-4 win over the Vermont Lake Monsters on Thursday night. Ryan Kreidler had two hits and scored three runs for the Tigers (8-11). former UConn standout Michael Woodworth scored twice for Vermont (8-12).

Avery Point honors

• Seven student-athletes from UConn Avery Point were honored with All-Academic Team status from the National Junior College Athletic Association for their work in the classroom.

Honored from the baseball team were Collin Bakken of Waterford and Aidan Brennan of New London. Waterford's Mia Brennan and Miriam Dugas of Enfield were honored from the women's basketball team and honored from the men's basketball team were Ryan Dull of New London, J.R. Gandenberger of East Lyme and Mitchell Holdmeyer of Deep River. Brennan and Holdmeyer were named to the second team after posting cumulative grade point averages between 3.8 and 3.99 and the other five each registered a GPA ranging from 3.6 to 3.79.

The men's basketball team has been recognized with All-Academic Team honors from the NJCAA. The Pointers posted a team grade point average of 3.19, which was the fourth-highest in the nation among men's basketball programs.



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