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Ten runs in final two innings lifts Windsor Locks past Canton ‘9’

Canton’s  James Mattson, shown last June, pitched five innings in Thursday’s home opener at Bowdoin Field. (Photo courtesy Bill Brewster)

CANTON, April 12 – Visiting Windsor Locks scored 10 runs in the final two innings to pull away from the Canton High baseball team in a 15-7 victory at Bowdoin Field on Thursday in NCCC action.

The Warriors (1-1, 1-1 NCCC) committed five errors and gave up seven unearned runs in the final two innings.

Miquel Gonzalez got the win in relief on the mound for the Raiders and had an outstanding day at the plate, going 4-for-5 with a double, two triples and three RBI. Teammate Anthony Alfano was 2-for-4 for Windsor Locks (2-1, 2-0 NCCC) with a double and two RBI.

Canton led 2-1 after three innings and 5-4 after four innings. The Raiders tied the game at 5-5 in the fifth inning before they began to pull away. Locks took a 10-5 lead in the top of the sixth inning only to see Canton cut the lead to three, 10-7. But Locks iced the game with another five runs in the seventh inning.

Jack Rose led Canton by going 3-for-4 with three RBI while Ryan Enns (2-5, 2 RBI), James Mattson (2-4), Gavin Wood (2-4, RBI) and Michael Sullivan (2-4, RBI) each had at least two hits.

Canton returns to action on Monday when they travel to Suffield for a 4:15 p.m. contest against the Wildcats.

Windsor Locks 15, Canton 7
At Canton
Windsor Locks (2-1)        001  315  5  — 15-12-1
Canton (1-1)                       101  302  0  — 7-14-5
Michael DeLuco, Miguel Gonzalez (5) and unknown; James Mattson, Joey Fitzgerald (6), Michael Sullivan (7) and Matt Rose; WP: Gonzalez; LP: Fitzgerald; 2B: Gonzalez (WL), Anthony Alfano (WL), Tyler Masse (WL), DeLuco (WL); 3B: Gonzalez (WL) 2, DeLuco (WL)

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