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Lincoln allows just one hit in Canton win over East Granby; Donofrio sparks Simsbury

Freshman Nate Lincoln gave up just one hit in Wednesday’s win over East Granby on the road. (Photo courtesy Paul Amrose)

EAST GRANBY, May 16 – Freshman pitcher Nate Lincoln pitched 5 2/3 shutout innings and pitched a complete game one-hitter to lead the Canton High baseball team to a 5-0 North Central Connecticut Conference victory over East Granby.

Lincoln (2-0) outdueled East Granby hurler Joshua Guilmartin, who scattered 11 hits and struck out 10. The Warriors (10-5, 9-3 NCCC) won for the seventh time in the last eight games.

Lincoln, who struck out three and walked two, had a no-hitter going into the sixth inning before Jonathan Wilson singled with two outs in the bottom of the sixth inning. Canton sophomore Jack Rose was 3-for-3 for the Warriors with a two-run home run and three RBI.

Canton took a 2-0 lead in the first inning. James Mattson singled with two outs, stole second base and scored on Rose’s home run to left field – his second homer of the season. The Warriors made it 3-0 in the third inning on Michael Sullivan’s one-out single and Rose’s two-out RBI single to right field.

Lincoln helped at the plate, too. In the sixth inning, Matt Rose doubled and scored on Lincoln’s RBI single to right field.

It was the second of five games in six days for Canton this week. The Warriors beat Somers, 7-2, on Monday. Canton travels to Hartford on Thursday to face HMTCA at Hyland Park, travels to Winsted on Friday to tangle with Gilbert School at Walker Field at 4 p.m. and travels to Suffield on Saturday for a 12:15 p.m. start.

Canton 5, East Granby 0
At East Granby
Canton (10-5)                          201  001  1  — 5-11-0
East Granby (10-5)                000  000  0  — 0-1-0
Nate Lincoln and Ryan Ollestad; Joshua Guilmartin and unknown; WP: Lincoln (2-0); LP: Guilmartin; 2B: Ryan Enns (Ca), Matt Rose (Ca); HR: Jack Rose (Ca)

Simsbury 1, New Britain 0
NEW BRITAIN, May 16 – Pitcher Jack Donofrio struck out 13 batters and gave up two hits in a complete game shutout over New Britain at Beehive Field.

Donofrio prevailed in a dual with New Britain hurler Ruffino Santiago, who gave seven hits and struck out two. Simsbury got the only run it would need in the first inning when Donofrio tripled and scored on sacrifice fly by Mason Valentino.

Donofrio had a triple but teammate Tate Valerio and Peter Phillip were each 2-for-4 for Simsbury, now 13-5 on the season.

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