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Local roundup: UConn wins Big East baseball tourney opener

Mason, Ohio — Top seed UConn won its opener in the Big East Conference baseball tournament on Thursday, beating No. 4 Georgetown 4-0.

Georgetown swept the Huskies in a three-game series last weekend.

UConn (44-13) will have to wait until Saturday to play again because the second game between No. 2 Creighton and No. 3 Xavier was rained out. The Huskies will play the winner of that game in the winners' bracket final on Saturday at a time to be determined.

Austin Peterson pitched seven innings for the win, striking out eight with four walks and allowing four hits. Korey Morton was 2-for-4 with two RBI for the Huskies.

H.S. softball

• New London closed out its season with a 7-0 win over Tourtellotte in an Eastern Connecticut Conference Division IV game. Alina Skrabacz pitched a one-hitter with 14 strikeouts and one walk. Cassandra Roman was 4-for-4 with three doubles and a triple for the Whalers (2-16, 2-6). Italia Smalls drove in three runs, Gabriela Santiago scored twice and Skrabacz drove in two runs.

• North Branford, the No. 5 seed, won its seventh straight Shoreline Conference tournament title, beating No. 3 Old Lyme 7-2. Three players from Old Lyme (17-6) were named to the Shoreline Conference all-star team as first-team selections. Senior Victoria Gage and sophomores Emma Bayor and Ava Roth were honored by the league. Old Lyme senior Madison Hubbard received honorable mention.

H.S. boys' golf

• Old Lyme beat Old Saybrook 185-190 in a Shoreline Conference match. Pat Flanagan of Old Lyme (7-9, 7-9) was the medalist with a 38. Drew Kulmann led Old Saybrook with a 44.

• Stonington beat East Lyme 5-2 in a match with a three-way tie for medalist. Brandon Tavares of Stonington and East Lyme's Tyler Moore and Jack Bucko each shot a 39, with Tavares and Moore halving the No. 1 match. Drew Johnson won his match for Stonington (10-6) and teammate Ethan Torres tied with Pat Kelly of East Lyme (10-10).

• Fitch beat Bacon Academy 5-2. Nate McCormack and Jack Kramer of the Falcons shared medalist honors at 38 with Bacon's Wilson Hathaway. Elliot Reese won his match for Fitch (10-7) and Kramer and Luke Noreika halved matches. Ryan Claffey won his match for Bacon (6-9) and John Ceruti halved his match.     

Sea Unicorns win opener

• Johnny Knox (Nichols) drove in three runs and scored three runs as the Norwich Sea Unicorns beat the New Britain Bees 11-5 in the Futures Collegiate Baseball League season opener. Jackson Ferrigno (UConn) had three hits, Zac Lyons (Bryant) was 2-for-2 with three RBI and Waterford's Connor Podeszwa (Tufts) was 2-for-4 with two RBI.

H.S. track

• Old Lyme had a pair of champions at Wednesday's Shoreline Conference boys' meet. Jacob Volkerts won the 100 meters (11.47) and Dylan Sheehan won the discus (150-2). Sheehan was also second in the shot put and teammate Drew St. Louis finished second in the javelin. In the girls' meet, Old Lyme got a second place from Gesami Vasquez in the 3,200. 

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