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    Tuesday, March 28, 2023

    Local roundup: Locals named to CHSCA all-state boys' basketball teams

    Five players from local high schools were selected to the Connecticut High School Coaches Association boys' basketball all-state teams.

    Sean O'Connell of Waterford made the Division II team, Rhodia Perry of New London, Tyson Wheeler of St. Bernard and Dorian White of Stonington made the Division III team and Lebron Maurice of Montville was named to the Division IV team.

    Two other players from the Eastern Connecticut Conference were also honored. Yianni Baribeau of Killingly (Div. IV) and Travis Mangual Jr. of Windham (Div. V) were also selected.

    College baseball

    • Coast Guard had outstanding performances from the bullpen in both games as the Bears came from behind twice to sweep Johnson and Wales 9-7 and 2-1 giving head coach Brian Casey the sweep over his younger brother Kevin, the head coach at Johnson & Wales in the first meeting between the two siblings.

    Four pitchers for the Bears (8-6) came out of the bullpen in the doubleheader sweep and combined for eight and 1/3 scoreless innings allowing just four hits. Coast Guard scored four runs in the sixth to erase a 7-5 deficit for the Game 1 win. Dan Wolf (2-0) came on in relief and got the win as he threw two and 2/3 innings and allowed just one hit and Aidan Andersen pitched the final inning to pick up his first career save. Blake Carroll had three hits including a triple and drove in two runs while Justin Stasiak added a pair of hits, Charles Red drove in three runs and Grayson Irwin hit his first career homer. 

    John Carroll was 3-for-3 and had three of the Bears four hits including the go ahead RBI double in the fifth in Game 2 as the Bears completed the sweep. Brock Soletti (2-0) came on relief and allowed just two hits over three 2/3 innings and he struck out a career-high five to get the win. Wyatt Duthu pitched a perfect seventh to get his first career save.

    • Mitchell College split a doubleheader with Wesleyan, losing the opener 2-1 and winning the second game 8-1. Waterford's Dan Driscoll (3-0) got the win in Game 2, pitching seven shutout innings with 10 strikeouts. Dougie DelaCruz of Uncasville hit a three-run double to lead Mitchell (14-6). Eddie Kaftan (2-2) of Old Lyme took the loss in the opener despite allowing no earned runs and striking out eight. 

    • Avery Point split a doubleheader at Westchester CC, winning the opener 5-4 then losing the second game 7-6. Keegan Daigle earned the win in Game 1, coming within one out of a complete game, and Joaquin Brasher came on to get the save. Zachary Mascaro, Jaden Fowler and Malcolm Mention had three hits each on the day for the Pointers (7-4-1), Mascaro drove in four runs, Fowler had three RBI and Mention scored three runs. 

    • Erik Stock was 3-for-4 with a home run as UConn beat Rhode Island 4-1. Ben Huber, T.C. Simmons, Matt Donlan and David Smith had two hits each for the Huskies (17-5). Enzo Stefanoni (3-1) got the win, allowing five hits and one run with four strikeouts over five innings. Former East Lyme standout Trystan Levesuqe (0-5) started and took the loss for URI (3-19). Levesque allowed three runs over five innings with six strikeouts and one walk.

    College softball

    • Mitchell College swept Roger Williams, winning the opener 3-0 and the second game 6-5. Katelyn Lipsky pitched a shutout in the opener and Gemma Landry homered for Mitchell (8-6). Winning pitcher Emily Reynolds provided the heroics in Game 2. Roger Williams had runners at second and third with one out in the bottom of the seventh and Reynolds got two flyouts to get the sweep.

    • UConn scored nine runs in the bottom of the fifth inning to end the game on a mercy rule with a 10-2 win over DePaul in a Big East game. Reese Gueverra and Lexi Hastings drove in three runs each for the Huskies (18-11, 8-1). 

    Men's lacrosse

    • Mitchell College lost to St. Joseph's of Long Island 20-6. Desmond Knowles scored twice and Aidan Messuri, Weston Schumacher, Dominick Reposa and Joseph Hayes of Stonington had one goal each for the Mariners (2-8).

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