Fulham’s home run helps Canton win for fourth time in last five games

Canton’s Nate Fulham hit his first homer of the year Tuesday. (Photo courtesy Bill Brewster)

CANTON, May 16 – Nate Fulham’s two-out home run to right field put the Canton High baseball team ahead for good as the Warriors beat East Granby, 4-1 on Tuesday in a North Central Connecticut Conference contest at Bowdoin Field.

Canton (9-7) added another two runs in the sixth inning on a two-run single from Ethan Burke to win for the fourth time in the last five games and hand the visiting Crusaders (10-6) their second straight loss.

Burke went the distance on the mound, improving to 3-3 on the season. He scattered six hits, walked five batters and struck out three. East Granby stranded eight batters.

East Granby took a 1-0 lead in the second inning. Jacob Read, Jr., reached base on an error, moved to second base on a sacrifice bunt and scored on Christian Fagnant’s RBI single. The Warriors rebounded in the bottom of the second inning when Ryan Enns singled with one out. Fulham followed with his first home run of the season for a 2-1 advantage.

Canton extended its lead in the sixth inning. Enns (2-for-3) singled and moved to second on a walk to Fulham. Both scored on Burke’s two-run single. Burke was 2-for-3 with two RBI.

East Granby hurler Nate Langmeier went the distance for the Crusaders, allowing five hits and striking out five. Brady Williams was 2-for-2 for East Granby.

Canton returns to action on Thursday when they host Suffield on Thursday at 4 p.m. at Bowdoin Field. The final regular season home game will be Saturday at 3:45 p.m. when the Warriors host Northwestern Regional.

Canton 4, East Granby 1
At Canton
East Granby (10-6)                           001  000  0  — 1-6-0
Canton (9-7)                                     002  002  x  — 4-5-2
Nate Langmeier and Christian Fagnant; Ethan Burke and Sam Beadle; WP: Burke (3-3); LP: Langmeier; 2B: Ethan Burke (C), HR: Nate Fulham (C)

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