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HAMDEN — The Sheehan baseball team qualified for the state tournament with a 3-1 SCC interdivisional victory over Hamden at Legion Field on Saturday afternoon.
Paul Gozzo smacked a two-run double in the top of the fifth inning to give the Titans a 3-0 lead, which was more than enough for starter Zach Hart (3-1).
The Sheehan hurler went the distance. He scattered five hits and yielded one unearned run and totaled seven strikeouts.
The Titans (8-4) started the scoring with an unearned run in the fourth and Hart surrendered his lone run in the bottom of the fifth.
Brendon Gauthier, Sal Gozzo, Brendon Rentas each had two hits for Sheehan.
Zach Morgillo took the loss as the Green Dragons fell to 4-7.
Lyman Hall 4, Joel Barlow 3, 9 inn.: Tyler Hickman smacked a two-run double in the top of the ninth inning to lead the Trojans to a out-of-conference victory on the road.
Brandon Hewitt (4-for-5) started the rally with a base knock. He was erased on a fielder’s choice by Dan Russell, who immediately stole second. Ben Miller was intentionally walked for the second time. After an out, Hickman smacked a double to centerfield with what turned out to be the game-winning hit.
Ben Miller (2-2) picked up the win in relief for the Trojans (5-6). The hurler escaped a bases loaded jam with one out in the seventh to preserve a 2-2 tie.
LH took a 2-1 lead in the top of the seventh with an RBI single by Hewitt.
Anthony Kanios and Joe Casella each had two hits for the Trojans, who took a 1-0 lead in the third with a run-scoring single by Miller.
Barlow drops to 5-7.
Amity 6, Cheshire 2: The Rams split their season series with their SCC foes with a loss in Woodbridge.
Matt Hickey had an RBI double and Altrin Kabashi added a sac fly to account for the Cheshire offense, who took a 2-0 lead after four innings. Amity had a five-run fourth inning to take control of the contest.
Liam Davey (0-1) took the loss for Cheshire (7-5 overall, 3-2 Housy). He allowed four hits and four walks and added four strikeouts.
Wes Robertson added two hits for Cheshire.
Nick Fusco (3-2) went the distance to earn the win for Amity improved to 6-5 and 3-2.
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