South Meriden finishes third in state Ripken Tournament

ROXBURY — The South Meriden 44’s placed third in the Connecticut Cal Ripken 50/70 State Tournament after an 8-7 semifinal loss to Newtown on Friday night.

Andrew McCarty went 2-for-3 with a walk and two runs.

He also took a no-decision after going the first four innings and giving up eight hits and added two strikeouts.

Matt Costello, Nick Priebe and Peyton Thiel each went 2-for-4 for South Meriden, which finished the season 17-6 overall, including a 3-2 mark in the state tournament.

“I’m proud of the kids for gutting it out in a long week of baseball,” South Meriden coach Bryan McCarty said.

Newtown will play Danbury tonight at 6 p.m. for the state crown.

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