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Roundup: Softball shutout in tournament opener

Coginchaug pitcher Mari Handley limited the Canton High softball team (8-9, 8-8 NCCC) to just one hit and struck out 10 to eliminate the Warriors, 5-0 in the first round of the Class S tournament. Katherine Winsor’s bunt single in the fifth inning spoiled the no-hit bid for Hanley.

The Warriors won their regular season finale over Bolton, 9-3 as pitcher Christina Cardwell went the distance, striking out nine and allowing just one walk. Liz Mutch had an RBI double and RBI single while Cardwell added a double. Rose Minichello, Leigh Fitzgerald and Stephanie Gauthier each had singles for Canton.

BASEBALL: Canton’s baseball team won two of its final three games to finish at 5-13 on the year and 5-11 in the league. Colin Gurry scored on a wild pitch in the bottom of the fifth inning to lift Canton to a 4-3 win over Bolton. Two days later in the season finale, Nick Quattro had two home runs and Arias Banevicius had a homer to lead the Warriors to a 10-3 win over Bolton. Gehrig Deaver earned the win on the mound.

Gerry deSimas, Jr., is the editor and founder of The Collinsville Press. He is an award-winning writer and has been covering sports in Connecticut and New England for more than 30 years. He was inducted into the New England High School Wrestling Hall of Fame in 2018.

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