CANTON, July 1 – Litchfield’s Tri-Town Trojans took advantage of seven walks and rapped out nine hits to win their sixth straight game with a 6-1 Tri-State League victory over the Canton Crushers Saturday morning at Bowdoin Field. Three of the Trojan runners that reached base on walks eventually scored.
Connor Murray had a RBI single for Tri-Town (8-4) in the third inning while Gorbowski had a two-RBI single in the fourth. Burnell had a RBI double in the sixth inning for the Trojans.
Canton (2-10) was led by Ben Sullivan, who was 2-for-3 with a pair of singles. Jake Bryant had a double while Devon Warren and Taylor Riley each had singles. Player/manager Tom Dubois had a RBI ground out in the sixth inning drive in Canton’s only run. Bryant doubled and moved to third base on a ground ball from Warren.
Tri-Town combined to strike out seven Canton batters and gave up just five hits.
The Crushers return to the field on Thursday night when they host the Bristol Greeners (5-7) at Bowdoin Field at 5:45 p.m. Canton has four of their remaining six games left at home and all six teams are under .500. Bristol is currently tied for the 12th and final playoff spot.
It will be a busy week for the Crushers. Canton will host Amenia, N.Y., (1-7) on Sunday, July 12, at 6 p.m. at Bowdoin Field.
Tri-Town 6, Canton 1
Tri-Town (8-4) 002 104 0 – 6-9-0
Canton (2-10) 000 010 0 – 1-5-0
Kyle Osolin, Connor Murray (6) and Smith; Jake Bryant, Heath Cotton (5), Chris Van deBogart (7) and Marcus Leduc, Bryant (7); WP: Osolin; LP: Bryant (1-2); 2B: Burnell (T), Bryant (C)