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Kourtros fans six to lead Wolcott past Crushers and into Tri-State League playoffs

CANTON, July 22 – Pitcher Justin Koutros struck out six and allowed just three earned runs as the Wolcott Scrappers earned the 12th and final spot in the Tri-State League playoffs with a 14-5 win over the Canton Crushers Saturday at Bowdoin Field.

Ryan Soucy had five hits including a pair of doubles for Wolcott (9-10). He scored twice and drove in a run. Teammate Clete Lorusso had three hits including a two-RBI triple while Eric Soucy, Ryan Andrade and Mikey Grasso each had two hits for the Scrappers.

It was the second time in five days that Koutros earned a complete-game victory. The game was the regular season finale for both squads. 

Canton finished their fourth season in the Tri-State League with a record of 5-14  — matching their win total from season three (5-13).

2017 Tri-State League final standings 

Team Record
x-Watertown Blaze 19-0
x-Naugatuck Dogs 16-3
x-Tri-Town Trojans 14-5
x-Bethlehem Plowboys 13-6
z-Blasius Chevrolet (Waterbury) 12-7
z-Terryville Black Sox 12-7
z-Amena NY Monarchs 10-9
z-Southington 66ers 10-9
z-Winsted Whalers 10-9
z-Litchfield Cowboys 10-9
z-Wolcott Scrappers 9-10
z-Tribury Twisters 9-10
Torrington Rebels 9-10
Canton Crushers 5-14
East Mountain Cougars (Waterbury) 4-14
Burlington Hunters 4-15
Valley Thunder (Bethany) 3-16
Bristol Greeners 2-17

x-clinch first round bye
z-clinch playoff berth

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