NAUGATUCK, June 22 – The Naugatuck Dogs limited Canton to just three hits and struck out eight to beat the Crushers on Thursday night at Rotary Field, 9-0 in Tri-State League baseball action. The Dogs (8-2) scored four runs in the first inning and added another five in the fourth inning to take command of the contest.
Naugatuck pitcher Macky Cianciolo had a three-run home run in the first inning to lead the Dogs. Brendan Slattery, Christian Cuevas, Ryan Russell and Trent Levi each had RBI singles for Naugatuck.
Jake Bryant had a pair of doubles to lead the Crushers (2-8) while Juan Bisono had a single. Canton has lost five straight games and they face defending Tri-State League champion Watertown Sunday on the road at Deland Field.
Naugatuck 9, Canton 0
Canton (2-8) 000 000 0 – 0-3-0
Naugatuck (8-2) 400 500 x – 9-8-2
Jimmy Spirito, Jake Bryant (4), Ben Sullivan (6) and Jeff Mulhall; Macky Cianciolo and Christian Cuevas; WP: Cianciolo; LP: Spirito (0-2); 2B: Jake Bryant (C) 2; 3B: none; HR: Macky Cianciolo (N)