R-J Expos sweep, improve to 7-1
MERIDEN — The Record-Journal Expos swept Malloves Jewelers at Buzzy Levin Field in Middletown on Sunday to improve their first-place record in the Greater Hartford Twilight Baseball League to 7-1.
The Expos took the first game 11-1 and the second game 7-2.
A.J. Hendrickson pitched a complete game in the opener. In the nightcap, the Expos pulled away with five runs in the final two innings after Malloves had pulled even 2-2 in the fifth.
Ben Maycock got the pitching win in Game 2 in relief of Nick Foell.
Jonathan Walter went 3-for-5 with a double and two RBI to lead the R-J offense. Jack Rich, Jason Sullivan and Evan Harasta had two hits apiece.
In Game 1, Hendrickson allowed six hits and one walk while striking out four.
Offensively, the Expos built a 4-0 lead they eventually blew open with six runs in the sixth.
Will Kszywanos was the leading hitter, going 3-for-5 with a double. Maycock also doubled and drove in two runs in going 2-for-5.
Matt Fusco, Hector Gonzalez and Jack Rich collected two hits apiece. Mike Gulino had two RBI.
The Expos, now in first place by a game and a half, play at Ceppa Field on Tuesday night at 6 p.m. They host the South Windsor Phillies (4-3).
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