THURSDAY BASEBALL: Prep lands milestone at Sheehan’s expense; lead slips away from LH vs. unbeaten Hamden; Berlin bops Maloney

THURSDAY BASEBALL: Prep lands milestone at Sheehan’s expense; lead slips away from LH vs. unbeaten Hamden; Berlin bops Maloney

Record-Journal

FAIRFIELD — With a 7-3 SCC Hammonasset baseball decision over Sheehan on Thursday, Fairfield Prep earned coach Rudy Mauritz his 200th career victory.

The milestone was of the comeback variety. Sheehan, down 2-0 after three innings, scrapped to a 3-2 lead in the top of the fifth only to see Prep answer with five runs in the home half to regain the upper hand.

Anthony Romano tied the game for Sheehan with a RBI single in the fourth, then plated the go-ahead run in the fifth when he was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded. Prep’s decisive rally was fueled by three hits and four walks.

Sheehan mustered just two hits — the one by Romano, the other by Charles Ennis — against Prep pitchers Jon Fallacaro, A.J. Preisano and Ryan Preisano.

Ryan Preisano got the decision. Aiden Caraballo suffered the loss for the Titans.

Sheehan, which saw a four-game win streak end, slipped to 4-2. Prep jumped to 4-1.

Hamden 7, Lyman Hall 4: A two-run single by Zach Ranney pushed the Trojans ahead 4-3 before the Green Dragons rallied to the SCC Hammonasset decision in Hamden to remain undefeated.

Cody Colon hit a two-run homer for Hamden, which improved to 6-0. Lyman Hall dropped to 2-4.

Ranney finished with two hits for the Trojans. So did Kyle Mitchell and Ryan Brockett.

Berlin 12, Maloney 4: The Redcoats rapped out 15 hits to pin the CCC South-Colonial Division setback on the Spartans in Meriden. Both teams are now 3-2.

John Vumback took the loss for Maloney, allowing five runs — three earned — on eight hits in five innings. Matt Kozak pitched into the seventh to earn the win for Berlin.

Jack Fitzgerald homered and drove in two runs for the Spartans,  who collected eight hits. Joziah Gonzalez went 2-for-3, while Kam Hartenstein and Raff Rodriguez were both 2-for-4. Rodriguez had a RBI triple.


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