TUESDAY BASEBALL: Monster sixth inning carries Maloney; Blake’s beauty lifts LH over Xavier; two-out magic the elixir for Big Blue

TUESDAY BASEBALL: Monster sixth inning carries Maloney; Blake’s beauty lifts LH over Xavier; two-out magic the elixir for Big Blue

Record-Journal staff

MANSFIELD — Owen Papciak’s bases-loaded triple capped a seven-run explosion in the top of the sixth inning that carried the Maloney baseball team to an 8-3 CCC interdivisional victory Tuesday over E.O. Smith.

The victory was the second straight for the Spartans and it puts them at 3-4 heading into today’s home date with Farmington.

Against E.O. Smith on Tuesday at Farrell Field, coach Ricky Marrero’s club trailed 3-1 heading into the pivotal sixth.

The seven-hit, seven-run eruption made a winner out of Maloney pitcher John Vumback. Mike Duffy closed it out in the sixth and the seventh.

Max Giacco finished with a team-high three hits for Maloney. He was 3-for-4 with two RBIs.

Papciak was 2-for-4 and Vumback was 2-for-3.

Lyman Hall 3, Xavier 0: Colin Blake struck out 11 in a complete-game performance as the Trojans chalked up the SCC Quinnipiac shutout of the Falcons at Palmer Field.

Matt Battiste fueled the offense with two hits. Zach Kizer doubled. Jake Ranney and Cam Baker both drove in runs.

Much like the Lyman Hall softball team, Tuesday’s win halted the Trojans’ six-game slide. Coach Billy Rich’s club is now 4-7.

Southington 4, Notre Dame-West Haven 3: The Blue Knights (7-1) scored all of their runs with two outs, including the game-winner in the top of the seventh inning, to top the Green Knights (7-2) in a non-conference showdown at West Haven’s Quigley Stadium.

Andrew Paradis snapped a 3-3 tie with his second RBI single of the day.

In the last of the seventh, Southington senior Jason Krar finished off his complete-game victory by inducing a fly out with the tying run at third base.

Krar allowed nine hits and two earned runs while striking out two and walking one to raise his mound mark to 3-0.

Krar was touched for a run in the first. Paradis pulled Southington even by driving home Jack Meade in the third.

A double-steal and a RBI single by Jake DelMonte pushed the Blue Knights ahead 3-1 in the fourth, an inning fueled by singles from Jake Romano and J.T. Martin. 

ND answered in the fifth to re-tie the game at 3-3. DelMonte ultimately walked and scored the game-winning run on the Paradis’ single in the seventh.

South Windsor 9, Platt 6: The Panthers were playing catch-up all game after surrendering three runs to the Bobcats in the top of the first inning.

A two-run seventh capped it off as South Windsor improved to 4-1 with the CCC interdivisional victory.

Platt suffered its fourth straight loss and fell to 3-5.

The Panthers twice rallied to within one run. They scored twice in the bottom of the second to cut the initial deficit to 3-2 and answered South Windsor’s four-run third with a four-spot of their own in the home half.

The score stood at 7-6 until South Windsor added its seventh-inning insurance.

Edisson Ortiz suffered the pitching loss for Platt.

E.J. Dudley, Peyton Thiel and Jack Clancy all went 2-for-4. Andrew McCarthy doubled and drove in two runs.

Berlin 7, Sheehan 6: Paul D'Amore’s sixth-inning RBI single broke a 6-6 tie and lifted the Redcoats to the non-conference win at Sage Park.

The Titans (3-6) held a 6-1 lead in the middle of the third inning before Berlin (7-1) scored six unanswered runs.

Nate Cerasale had a two-run single in the first inning and Bill Gorry added an RBI double in the third to highlight Sheehan’s offense.

Caden Cloutier, Anthony Romano and Evan Wilkinson each were 2-for-4 on the day. Wilkinson drove in two runs.

Mickey Deming started for Sheehan. Nick Iannone took the loss in relief. Nick Accarpio collected the win in relief for the hosts.


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