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With a season-high 12 hits, Avon Legion captures third straight Zone 1 contest

Avon’s Jake Coppen was 3-for-4 with two runs scored in Thursday night’s 10-0 Zone 1 victory over Wolcott.

AVON, June 14 – Jake Coppen was 3-for-4 at the plate and scored two runs as the Avon American Legion baseball team had a season-high 12 hits in a 10-0 Zone 1 win over Wolcott in six innings at Buckingham Field on Thursday night.

Justin Olson, Jeremy Zarwanski and Dylan Nastri each had two hits for Post 201 (4-0, 3-0 Zone 1) with Nastri hitting a double and single. Zarwanski scored three runs as Avon grabbed a six-run lead after two innings.

On the mound, Avon’s Connor Harris picked up the victory, going 5 2/3 innings, allowing just two hits and striking out eight. Will Boone closed up the contest in the sixth inning with a pair of strikeouts.

Avon (3-0), Simsbury (2-0) and Bristol (2-0) are the last three undefeated teams in Zone 1. Avon faces Bristol on Sunday at 3:30 p.m. at Buckingham for a Father’s Day contest.

Avon 10, Wolcott 0 (6)
At Avon
Wolcott (1-2)                     000  000  — 0-4-0
Avon (4-0)                         510  013  — 10-12-0
Gillotti and Snider; Connor Harris, Will Boone (6) and Ryan Ollestad; WP: Harris; LP: Gillotti; 2B: Dylan Nastri (A)

JUNIOR LEGION
Avon 10, West Hartford 0
AVON, June 14 –  Max Raha was for 2-for-4 while Emmett Borenstein was 2-for-3 with two RBI to lead the Avon Junior Legion baseball team (17 and under) to a 10-0 win over West Hartford in six innings at Avon Old Farms on Thursday.

Avon (4-1) had 10 hits in the game. Dylan Love drove in two runs while Matt Leopold and Brayden Nemarch each doubles. Leopold was 2-for-2.

On the mound, Blaise Engle pitched 4 2/3 innings, giving up four hits and striking out five to earn the win. Tabor Engle and Leopold closed out the contest for Avon, who hosts Bristol in a doubleheader Saturday beginning at 11 a.m. at Buckingham.

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