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
|z-Blasius Chevrolet (Waterbury)||12-7|
|z-Terryville Black Sox||12-7|
|z-Amena NY Monarchs||10-9|
|East Mountain Cougars (Waterbury)||4-14|
|Valley Thunder (Bethany)||3-16|
x-clinch first round bye
z-clinch playoff berth