Local roundup: Torniero leads Sea Unicorns to doubleheader split
Brockton, Mass. — Michael Torniero (CCSU) hit a two-run single in the top of the seventh inning as the Norwich Sea Unicorns rallied for a 4-3 win over the Brockton Rox and a split of a doubleheader on Wednesday in the Futures Collegiate Baseball League.
Torniero was 3-for-4 and Ian Battipaglia scored twice for Norwich (24-29). Brockton won the first game 5-2. Recent NFA graduate Griffin Pontbriant (CCSU) made his debut and started on the mound. He allowed five hits and three runs in 3.2 inning with three walks and three strikeouts. Tyler Wells (New Haven) had two of the four hits for Norwich.
Waterford's Payton Sutman pitched six strong innings for the win as the Sea Unicorns beat the New Britain Bees 3-2 on Tuesday night. Sutman (Holy Cross) allowed three hits and one earned run with three strikeouts and one walk. Korey Morton (UConn) supplied the offense with a three-run homer in the bottom of the second for Norwich.
• The Mystic Schooners scored four runs in the bottom of the eighth and beat the Ocean State Waves 8-5. Stanton Leuthner (Stony Brook) and Michael DeMartino (SCSU) homered for Mystic (20-16).
The Schooners scored five runs in the top of the seventh inning to rally for an 8-6 win over the Martha's Vineyard Sharks on Tuesday night. Leuthner capped the inning with a two-run single. Former Waterford star Jared Burrows (Hartford) pitched the final 2.2 innings for his first save of the season, allowing one hit and no runs with four strikeouts. Tucker Flint (Maryland) homered and scored three times for Mystic (19-16) and Christopher Brito (Rutgers), DeMartino, Daniel Crossen (Northeastern) and Leuthner had two hits each.
• The Padres beat Three Rivers 11-1 on Tuesday night in a game shortened to five innings by rain. Ken Olszewski hit his league-leading third homer and Josh Gurnack tripled and drove in two runs for the Padres while Tim Flynn had a double for Three Rivers. The Knights beat the Sonics 4-1 in the first game.
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