NAUGATUCK, July 18 – Pitchers Zach Ginter and Jack Pesta combined to strike out six and limit Avon to one hit as the Wallingford Little League baseball All-Star team beat Avon, 8-0 in the opening contest of the Section II Major Division (ages 11-12) tournament Wednesday night at Peter Foley Field.
Avon (7-2) will face District 2 champion Shelton American on Friday night at 7 p.m. here. Avon, the District 6 champion, will need a victory to remain alive in the sectional tournament. The Section II title game is Saturday night at 7 p.m.
Wallingford took a 3-0 lead in the first inning on a pair of RBI singles from Brandon Golden and James Lynch and an error. Simon Milewski hit a solo home run for Wallingford while teammate Simon Levesque had a three-run home run.
Chase Beloin had an infield single for Avon in the fifth inning to break up the no-hit bid.
Wallingford 8, Avon 0
Wallingford 304 100 — 8-9-0
Avon (7-2) 000 000 — 0-1-2
Zach Ginter, Jack Pesta (5) and Kyle Stoling; Drew Fitting, Colin Miley (3), Steven Westrick (5) and Jack Wirth; WP: Ginter; LP: Fitting; 2B: none; 3B: none; HR: Simon Levesque (W); Kevin Milewski (W)