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Hard-hitting Wethersfield tops Avon; Suffield holds the lead in win over Canton

AVON, April 17 – Tyler Fote had three hits including a pair of home runs to lead the Wethersfield High baseball team to a 13-5 win over Avon in Central Connecticut Conference action at Buckingham Field Monday. Fote had six RBI including a grand slam in the sixth inning.

The visiting Eagles had 16 hits in the game led by Fote, Jim Sullivan (3-for-5, two RBI) and Sam Tenry (3-for-4, RBI) with three hits each.

In their first home game of the season, the Falcons had 10 hits led by Chris Jacobs, who was 3-for-4 with a home run and three RBI. Justin Olson was 2-for-3 with a double while Jeremy Zarwanski also had a double.

Olson (0-2) took the loss on the mound. He gave up 11 hits in 4 1/3 innings.

Avon, which spent a week in Orlando last week training and preparing for the season, has plenty of action set for this week. The Falcons (0-2) host RHAM on Wednesday at Buckingham before heating to West Hartford on Thursday to face Hall and on Friday to face Conard.

Wethersfield 13, Avon 5
At Avon
Wethersfield (3-0)              111  226  0  — 13-16-0
Avon (0-2)                          000  202  1  — 5-10-1
Tim Blaisdell, Skelly (7) and unknown; Justin Olson, Connor Harris (5), Ray Powell (6), Will Boone (7) and Jeremy Zarwanski; WP: Blaisdell; LP: Olson (0-2); 2B: Eric Shields (W), Connor Peterson (W), Olson (A), Jeremy Zarwanski (A); HR: Tyler Fote (W) 2, Chris Jacobs (A)

Suffield 4, Canton 2
SUFFIELD, April 17 – Suffield High pitcher Alex Honey struck out nine and scattered eight hits in 5 2/3 innings of work to lead the host Wildcats to a 4-2 win over the Canton High baseball team Monday.

The Wildcats (5-1) built up a 4-0 lead before the Warriors (3-2) got on the board. Nate Roy was 2-for-3 with a triple and one RBI for Suffield while Dana DeCosimo had a single and two RBI.

Canton was led by Ethan Burke with a double and Ryan Enns with a triple. Michael Sullivan was 2-for-3 with one RBI. Canton had eight hits but stranded 10 men on base. Suffield stranded eight.

Canton returns to action on Wednesday when they host Granby at Bowdoin Field at 4 p.m. The Warriors host Ellington on Friday at 4 p.m., also at Bowdoin Field.

Suffield 4, Canton 2
At Suffield
Canton (3-2)                      000  002  0  — 2-8-4
Suffield (5-1)                      101  200  x  — 4-7-1
Ethan Burke, Nate Fulham (6) and Sam Beadle; Alex Honey, Alan Cheander (6) and unknown; WP: Honey; LP: Burke; Save – Cheander; 2B: Ethan Burke (C), Claudio Santinello (S); 3B: Ryan Enns (C), Nate Roy (S)

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