BASEBALL: Monster innings the pillars for LH; Wilcox pulls away with 2-out rally; SHS holds on for 10th straight; another wild one for Sheehan & ND

CHESHIRE — The Lyman Hall baseball team was all about the big innings Friday against Cheshire.

With eight runs in the fourth inning and six more in the sixth, the Trojans doubled up the Rams 16-8 in a SCC crossover game at Burt Leventhal Field.

Lyman Hall (10-6) was trailing 5-2 before piecing together its eight-run fourth.

No. 2 hitter Justin Hackett was literally unstoppable. The senior shortstop went 3-for-3 with a double and two RBI to fuel Lyman Hall’s 12-hit attack. He also stole five bases and scored three runs.

Dylan Gay, who bats right after Hackett, went 2-for-3 with a double, two stolen bases and three RBI.

Tyler Casey and Jacob Morrison both drove in two runs. Connor Nickischer added 2-for-4 punch at the bottom of the order.

Cheshire (9-9) got two-hit afternoons from Ryan Barbieri, Kyle Cyr, Phoenix Kasinskas and Devin Grove. Barbieri doubled twice and Grove collected three RBI. Kasinskas knocked in two runs. 

The win completed a season sweep for the Trojans. They beat Cheshire 4-3 at Pat Wall Field on April 20.

Wilcox Tech 10, Whitney Tech 3: Don’t let the final score fool you. The Wildcats were in a 4-3 fight with the Inventors in Meriden until pulling away with six runs in the bottom of the sixth.

All six of those runs were scored with two outs.

With the CTC victory, Wilcox extended its win streak to five and upped its record to 13-5 overall and 8-2 in the conference. Whitney slipped to 7-5.

Brandon Alvarado threw six innings and struck out 15 to earn the win. The last time he pitched against Whitney, Alvarado threw a no-hitter. This time, he allowed three hits and one earned run.

Jack McGovern was the big hitter, going 3-for-3 with a single, double, solo home run and three runs scored. His homer sparked the six-run uprising in the sixth inning.

Devin DelVecchio and Nick Barrett were 2-for-3. DelVecchio scored two runs and drove in a pair with a single in the sixth.

Derek Rascati (1-for-3) doubled and collected two RBI.

Southington 9, Simsbury 8: At one point in this CCC West game — heading into the sixth inning, to be exact — host Southington led 9-0. Then the Trojans punched back with four runs in that frame and four more in the seventh.

C.J. Pierce came out to get the last out and nail down the win.

It was the 10th straight for Southington, which now stands 14-2 and No. 2 in the Class LL playoff rankings heading into Monday night’s showdown with unbeaten Class L leader Windsor (15-0) at Dunkin’ Donuts Park in Hartford at 6:30. Simsbury fell to 5-11.

The Blue Knights collected nine hits — all singles — and stole five bases. 

Justin Chiulli had two swipes and drove in two runs. Frank Boutot also knocked in a pair.

Multiple hits were delivered by Colin Crowley (2-for-2) and Manny Izzo (2-for-4). They both scored two runs apiece.

Notre Dame-West Haven 17, Sheehan 11: The Green Knights cranked out 10 runs in the fifth to outscore the Titans in a SCC crossover at Quigley Stadium.

The score wasn’t a surprise. These teams scored 61 runs in their two meetings this season. Sheehan (9-6) walked off on ND (9-8) 17-16 in Wallingford on April 23. On Friday, Chris Barkasy led Sheehan, going 3-for-5.



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