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Avon tops East Windsor for 4th straight win; Early lead doesn’t help Canton prevail

Baseball ImageAVON, May 12 – Catcher Jeremy Zarwanski had three hits and two RBI as the Avon High baseball team won its fourth straight game with an 11-1 win over East Windsor at Buckingham Field. The Falcons (10-4, 9-4 NCCC) pounded out 13 hits and won for the sixth time in seven games. 

Ian McDonald, Sean DelGallo and Bryant St. Jean each had two hits for the Falcons. Avon scored seven runs in the first two innings to seize command of the contest. 

DelGallo had a RBI single in the first inning. Justin Olson and Zarwanski each two-run singles in the second inning to help Avon pull away. McDonald earned the win on the mound, allowing just one over three innings and striking out four. He allowed just two hits. 

Chris Preleski added a two-run single in the sixth inning. 

Avon heads back to the diamond on Wednesday with its final appearance at Canton’s Bowdoin Field as a conference rival. Canton is hosting the Falcons at 4 p.m. Avon is heading to the Central Connecticut Conference in September. 

Avon 11, East Windsor 1
At Avon
East Windsor (1-13)         001  000  0  —   1-5-5
Avon (10-4)                      250  022  x  — 11-13-1
Gagliardi, Pateraude (5) and Gelsimino; Ian McDonald, Kyle Emery (4), Alex Zacchio (6), Justin Olson (7) and Jeremy Zarwanski; WP: McDonald, LP: Gagliardi; 2B: Gagliardi (EW), DelGallo (A) 

Suffield 5, Canton 2
CANTON, May 12 – The Warriors may have lost three straight games but they were in this game from start to finish. Instead of giving up big leads early as they did in two recent defeats, it was Canton that took the early lead. 

But Suffield (9-4, 9-4 NCCC) still had enough to earn the victory. The Wildcats had 11 hits and were led by winning pitcher Thomas Owens, who scattered five hits and struck out nine. Jake Palotti had two hits and two RBI for Suffield. 

Canton, which led 2-0 after one inning, was led by Ethan Burke with two singles and an RBI. Trey VandeBogart had a double while Ben Sullivan had a triple and one RBI. 

On Saturday, Canton gave up 10 runs in the first inning in a 16-0 loss to Somers. On Friday, they gave up seven runs in the first two innings and another 11 in the third to East Granby in a 25-4 defeat.

The Warriors host Avon at Bowdoin Field on Wednesday at 4 p.m. before heading out on Thursday to face Coventry at 4 p.m. Canton is trying to snap a four-game losing streak against the Falcons, dating back to the 2010 campaign 

Suffield 5, Canton 2
At Canton
Suffield (9-4)                      002  110  1  — 5-11-3
Canton (6-9)                      200  000  0  — 2-6-2
Thomas Owens, Kevin Tomasko (6) and unknown; Tim Keating, Kevin Gurry (7) and Sam Beadle; WP: Owens, LP: Keating; 2B: Trey VandeBogart (C), Jake Palotti (S), Tim Eheander (S); 3B: Ben Sullivan (C)

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