WEDNESDAY BASEBALL: Call ’em the walk-off kids; Trojans get past NDWH in 11

WEDNESDAY BASEBALL: Call ’em the walk-off kids; Trojans get past NDWH in 11

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Mike Caruso and the Lyman Hall Trojans improved to 5-1 with Wednesday's 4-3 win over Notre Dame-West Haven in 11 innings. | Justin Weekes / For the Record-Journal

WALLINGFORD — Ethan Day delivered his second walk-off hit of the season Wednesday night as the Lyman Hall baseball team outlasted Notre Dame-West Haven 4-3 in 11 innings in a SCC Housatonic game at Pat Wall Field.

Day scored pinch-runner Braydon Lyons as the Trojans improved to 5-1 on the season. Lyons ran for Russ Edeen (2-for-5), who started the decisive rally with a single.

The Green Knights (4-4) started the game with two runs in the top of the first. LH responded with three in the bottom of the frame. A single by Jake Ranney and hit batsman set the stage for a Jack McDonald two-run double. Day (2-for-5) capped the rally with a RBI base knock that put the home team up 3-2.

Notre Dame tied the game with a single run in the top of the fourth and it stayed knotted at 3 until the 11th.

Ranney (2-0) earned the win in relief. He went four innings, allowing one hit and no walks while striking out one.

Griffin Formanski went the first three frames and Matt Battiste relieved him with four effective frames. The three LH pitchers did not surrender a free pass.

Sheehan 9, Daniel Hand 6: The Titans improved to 4-3 overall and 2-0 in the SCC Hammonasset with the divisional win over the Tigers (3-4, 0-2) in Madison.

The Titans slugged out five runs in the second and kept tacking on in a contest they never trailed.

Sheehan starter Kevin Bining (2-0) collected the win. He went four innings and gave up four earned runs on four hits and one walk. He fanned three.

Steve Mirra went 4-for-5 with two RBI and two runs scored to fuel the offense. Sam DeMaio crushed a pair of triples en route to a 3-for-4 performance. DeMaio also collected two RBI and scored two runs.

Pat Christensen was 3-for-4 with a double and two runs scored. Kyle Brennan and Austin Kolakowski chipped in with two hits and one RBI apiece.

Goodwin Tech 5, Wilcox Tech 1: Three unearned runs and a lack of clutch hitting were costly for the Indians in a rematch of CSC finalists from last spring.

Aaron Nieves had three of the Tribe’s five hits.

J.T. Thiede led off the second inning with a triple and scored the lone run on an RBI groundout by Ben Budd as Wilcox (5-2) took a 1-0 lead.

Goodwin (5-1) scored twice in the fourth and added three unearned runs in the sixth.

Jack Rich (1-1), the starting and losing pitcher for Wilcox, allowed nine hits, walked one and struck out six in 5 2/3 innings. Budd came in to retire the last hitter.

New Britain 7, Southington 5: This is what kind of a game it was in New Britain. The Blue Knights scored their first two runs on third-strike passed balls. They scored their third on a walk and three consecutive wild pitches.

Southington, though, had more than its share of miscues, commiting five errors in the CCC crossover loss to the Golden Hurricanes.

William Homar went the distance for New Britain (5-1). He struck out eight, walked four and allowed eight hits.

Ryan Sheehan (1-1) suffered the loss in working five innings for Southington (3-2). He also struck out eight, walked two and yielded five hits. Of the seven runs Sheehan allowed, only two were earned.

Jake Babon was the leading hitter for the Blue Knights. Babon was 3-for-3 with a double and an RBI.


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