Avon rallies in seventh to stay alive, rallies in ninth with two outs to win game

Will Thramann's only hit of the game came in the ninth inning with two outs, driving in three runs to lead Avon past Southington on Tuesday night.

Will Thramann’s only hit of the game came in the ninth inning with two outs, driving in three runs to lead Avon past Southington on Tuesday night.

SOUTHINGTON, July 5 – The Avon American Legion baseball team scored two runs in the seventh inning to force extra innings and added another four runs in the ninth inning to beat Southington, 7-3 in nine innings Tuesday night at Fontana Field in Zone 1 action.

Will Thramann’s three-RBI double in the ninth inning put Post 201 ahead for good. Sean Del Gallo’s two-RBI single in the seventh tied the game.

The win leaves Avon in first place in Zone 1 with a 13-4 record, a half game up on Bristol (12-4), which beat Unionville, 3-0 on Tuesday. Simsbury is third with a 12-6 record.

Avon trailed by two runs, 3-1, going into the top of the seventh inning. Brady Williamson led off the inning by reaching on an error and Jack Stokesbury followed with a single. Both men moved one base thanks to a sacrifice bunt from Joe Suski.

Del Gallo, who has hit safely in 14 straight games, came up and ripped his only hit of the game – a two-RBI single to center field that tied the game at 3-3.

In the ninth inning, Avon rallied with two outs. Connor Harris and Suski reached base on consecutive Southington errors. Southington (9-9) committed six errors in the game, leading to five unearned runs.

Del Gallo walked to load the bases. Thramann came up and ripped a three-run double to center field to give Avon a commanding 6-3 lead. After a walk to Chris Jacobs, Andrew LeDuc singled to drive in another run and extend the lead to 7-3.

LeDuc was 2-for-5 for Avon while Thramann was 1-for-1 with his three-RBI double. Thramann reached base four times – he was hit three times.

Avon relievers Brady Williamson and Connor Harris pitched five strong innings, allowed just one run and four hits. Harris, now 5-0, pitched three innings and allowed just two hits to pick up the win.

Avon returns to the diamond on Wednesday when they travel to Walker Field in Winsted for a 5:30 p.m. contest against Post 43 (7-12). Avon hosts Torrington on Thursday at Buckingham Field.

Avon 7, Southington 3 (9)
At Southington
Avon (13-4)                         000  001  204  — 7-7-3
Southington (9-9)                101  001  000  — 3-7-6
Chris Jacobs, Brady Williamson (5), Connor Harris (7) and Ryan Ollstad; John Mikosz, Ryan Sheehan (8) and Matt Schiota; WP: Harris (5-0); LP: Sheehan; 2B: Brayden Cooper (S) 2, Will Thramann (A); 3B: none; HR: none

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