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    Tuesday, July 23, 2024

    Local roundup: UConn baseball team ousted by Florida

    Gainesville, Fla. — Jac Caglianone hit two home runs, driving in five runs, and Florida defeated UConn 8-2 on Sunday in an elimination game at the Gainesville Regional of the NCAA Division I baseball tournament.

    Caglianone's three-run home run in the fourth inning gave the Gators (46-15) a 5-1 lead. Starting pitcher Hurston Waldrep continued to dominate the Huskies and left with a 6-1 lead through seven innings. Caglianone added a two-run home run in the eighth.

    Waldrep (8-3) allowed one run on five hits with 12 strikeouts. Nick Ficarrotta came on in the eighth and allowed one run in two innings. He struck out five.

    Tyler Shelnut went 2-for-3 and scored twice for the Gators. Wyatt Langford went 0-for-3 but was credited with two RBIs, on a bases-loaded walk and a sacrifice fly.

    Ben Huber went 3-for-4 for UConn (44-17-1).


    • The Norwich Sea Unicorns beat the Nashua Silver Knights 6-2 in a Futures Collegiate Baseball League game. Clark Gilmore (Dartmouth) combined with two relievers on a five-hitter for the win. Gilmore allowed two runs and five hits over five innings and AJ Rooks (Albertus Magnus) and Jordan Marot (Stonehill) each pitched two scoreless innings.

    Johnny Knox (Nichols) and Andrew Bianco (New Haven) had three hits each for the Sea Unicorns (6-6) and Ray Leonzi (Eastern Connecticut) had two hts and scored twice.

    CIAC tournament update

    • No. 10 Lyman Memorial will play No. 3 Haddam-Killingworth in the second game of a Class S baseball semifinal doubleheader on Tuesday at 7 p.m. at Sage Park in Berlin. The other semifinal between No. 4 Coventry and No. 8 Valley Regional will start at 3:30 p.m.

    • Top-seeded East Lyme will play No.4 Pomperaug in the Class M girls’ lacrosse semifinals on Wedneday at a site and time to be determined.

    H.S. track and field

    • Stonington’s Josh Mooney is the top seed in three events for the State Open boys’ and girls’ track and field championships on Monday at Willow Brook Park in New Britain. Field events begin at 1:30 p.m. with running events scheduled to start at 2.

    Mooney is scheduled to compete in the 110-meter high hurdles (13.90 seconds), 300 intermediate hurdles (38.42 seconds) and javelin (182 feet). He set Class M records in both hurdle events last week. The State Open record in the 110 hurdles is 14.03 and 37.63 in the 300.

    Three other local athletes are top seeds: East Lyme’s Thomas Matlock in the boys’ shot put (53-10), Old Lyme’s Dylan Sheehan in the boys’ discus (161-05) and Old Lyme’s Chase Gilbert in the girls’ 3,200 (10:40.02). In addition, Old Lyme’s Jacob Volkerts is seeded second in the boys’ 100 dash (10.86) and Norwich Free Academys’ Hannah Graham is No. 2 in the girls’ discus (124-04).

    H.S. girls’ tennis

    • Three-time Eastern Connecticut Conference champion Sarah Hage of Waterford is seeded 10th for the CIAC Invitational, a 64-player singles tournament which begins on Monday at 10 a.m. at Wesleyan University at Middletown. Hage received a bye into the second round. Unseeded local players in the singles field include Fitch’s Julia Mielguj, Old Lyme’s Samantha Tan and Elaina Morosky and Stonington’s Grace Duggan.

    In doubles, Old Lyme’s Livie Bass and Alexis Fenton are seeded seventh and earned a first-round bye. Other locals in the field are the Wildcats’ Aggie and Beatrice Hunt and Stonington’s Katya Snegovskikh and Lauren Buckley.

    H.S. boys’ tennis

    • ECC doubles champions Tucker Callahan and Conrad Tobiassen of Stonington have been seeded seventh for the CIAC Invitationial, which begins on Monday at 10 a.m. at Wesleyan University of Middletown. They are joined in the field by the unseeded team of East Lyme’s Rohun Boopathy and Rohan Purohit.

    Four local unseeded players will take part in the singles field: ECC champion Will Albrikes of Fitch, East Lyme’s Jiarui Peng, Old Lyme’s Cooper Munson and Stonington’s Brady O’Neil.


    • Cromwell’s Eric Berndt (SK Modifieds) and Ray Christian III of Uncasville (Late Models) notched their second wins of the season at the New London-Waterford Speedbowl on Saturday night.

    Waterford’s Brody Monahan, after a post-race inspection, picked up his third straight victory in the Trucks division and Chris Garside of Groton and Glen Marion Jr. of Willimantic (Compact Enduro) also picked up their second wins of the season. Other winners included Corey Fanning of Mapleville, R.I. (Street Stocks) and Isaiah Newcomb of Plymouth, Mass. (Legends).


    • The Eastern Connecticut Major League begins its 30th season on Monday night. The four-team baseball league plays its games on Roger Bidwell Field at Washington Park in Groton.

    The defending champion Three Rivers team will be joined by the Padres and expansion teams 19U Rats and 18U Cats. The Rats face the Padres today at 7 p.m.

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