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    Friday, June 14, 2024

    H.S. baseball: Pontbriant pitches Lyman past Old Saybrook

    Lyman Memorial’s Jeremiah Bobbi (10) slides past a tag attempt from Old Saybrook’s Edward Devaney (8) at home plate to score during a first round game of the CIAC Class S baseball tournament on Tuesday in Lebanon. (Sarah Gordon/The Day)
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    Lyman Memorial’s Jeremiah Bobbi (10) and Dominic Pontbriant (11) celebrate the end of a first round game of the CIAC Class S baseball tournament against Old Saybrook on Tuesday in Lebanon. (Sarah Gordon/The Day)
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    Lyman Memorial’s Jeremiah Bobbi (10) celebrates a run during a first round game of the CIAC Class S baseball tournament against Old Saybrook on Tuesday in Lebanon. (Sarah Gordon/The Day)
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    Old Saybrook’s Connor Lane (11) and Vincent Bibisi (17) celebrate a run during a first round game of the CIAC Class S baseball tournament against Lyman Memorial on Tuesday in Lebanon. (Sarah Gordon/The Day)
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    Lebanon — Eastern Connecticut Conference Player of the Year Dominic Pontbriant struck out 16 and led No. 8 Lyman Memorial to a 2-1 win over No. 25 Old Saybrook in the first round of the CIAC Class S baseball tournament on Tuesday.

    Pontbriant walked one, allowed two hits and outdueled UConn-bound Old Saybrook starter Connor Lane.

    Lane homered in the third to give the Rams (8-14) their only run. Jeremiah Bobbi's RBI single in the bottom of the third tied the game for Lyman (18-6) before Bobbi scored the go-ahead run in the sixth.

    Lyman hosts No. 9 Canton on Wednesday.

    In other games:

    • Dylan Matis got the win in relief as No. 7 Waterford beat No. 26 Lewis Mills 9-8 in the first round of the Class M tournament. Matis allowed three hits and two runs in four innings. Quinn Speller was 3-for-4 with a three-run homer, Chase Linski was 2-for-3 with a homer, Matt Shampine had two hits and scored three runs and Alex Picardi singled in the winning run in the bottom of the sixth for the Lancers (14-8), who host No. 10 Nonnewaug on Wednesday.

    • Conner Gallagher pitched a four-hitter as No. 6 St. Bernard beat No. 27 East Windsor 5-3 in a Class S first-round game. Gallagher struck out eight for the Saints, who host No. 11 St. Paul on Wednesday. Brian Lowe and Johnny Lazarou had three hits each, Martin Light doubled and hit a two-run homer and Colin O’Leary and Kevin Poeschl had two hits each for St. Bernard.

    • No. 25 NFA knocked off No. 8 Naugatuck 7-5 in the first round of the Class LL tournament. Randy Jimenez and Ryan Cleary hit back-to-back home runs, Ryan Deshefy doubled and Dan St. George and Jonas Tiburcio drove in two runs each for the Wildcats (11-11), who play at No. 24 West Haven on Wednesday.

    • Dylan Cimini pitched a complete game as No. 15 Stonington beat No. 18 Ansonia 7-3 in a Class M first-round game. Cimini pitched a four-hitter with eight strikeouts and three walks. Finnegan Eck was 2-for-2 with a double and scored two runs, Jace Wolfradt doubled and Alex DePerry drove in two runs for the Bears (15-8), who play at No. 2 Woodland on Wednesday.

    • Bradin Anderson pitched a three-hitter as No. 10 Wheeler beat No. 23 Northwest Catholic 9-2 in the first round of the Class S tournament. Anderson struck out five with one walk for the Lions, who play at No. 7 Shepaug Valley in the second round on Wednesday. Jon Anderson, Kyle Kessler, Sean Bergel, Mason Perkins and Noah Klewin had two hits each for Wheeler and Anderson and Bergel drove in three runs each.

    • No. 13 East Lyme advanced to the second round in Class L with a 16-10 win over No. 20 Kaynor Tech. Alex Dreyfus was 3-for-4 with four runs scored and three RBI, Nicholas Cambi drove in three runs and Garrison Biggs scored three times for the Vikings (16-8), who host No. 29 Pomperaug on Wednesday. Jack Hayes pitched the last 3.1 innings for the win, allowing one run.

    • No. 23 Fitch lost to No. 10 Wilton 1-0 on a walkoff hit in the bottom of the 10th inning. Trace Morales pitched eight innings and allowed four hits with six strikeouts for the Falcons (11-12) and Dom Zuliani and Griffin Pollard had two hits each.

    • No. 16 Bacon Academy was eliminated by No. 17 Sheehan, falling 11-0 in a Class M first-round game. Paul Gorry pitched a three-hitter with 11 strikeouts for the win. Chris Lusignan doubled for the Bobcats (11-11)

    • No. 31 Grasso Tech lost to No. 2 Hand 3-0 in the first round of the Class L tournament. Kyle Hazel and Daniel Lindy had hits for the Eagles (8-14).

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