CANTON, April 2 – East Windsor pitcher Matthew Blume gave up five hits and struck out 10 in six innings of work to lead the Panthers to a 6-2 win over Canton in North Central Connecticut Conference play Tuesday at Mills Pond Recreational Area.
It was the season-opening contest for both teams. East Windsor snapped a seven-game losing streak against the Warriors, earning their first win over Canton since 2011.
East Windsor (1-0, 1-0 NCCC) combined to strike out 11 Canton batters and scattered seven hits. Scott Slater had a triple for the Panthers while Jordan Gardner had a double, single and one RBI. Cole Crynock added a double for the Panthers.
Michael Sullivan took the loss on the mound for the Warriors (0-1, 0-1 NCCC), who combined to walk eight batters. Sullivan went five innings, allowed six hits, six runs and walked seven. Sullivan did fan six, too.
Nate Lincoln led Canton by going 3-for-4 at the plate with a double while Matt Rose had a single and one RBI – a bases-loaded walk in the seventh inning. The Warriors were the visiting team.
The Warriors return to action on Thursday when they host Bolton at 4 p.m. at Bowdoin Field.
East Windsor 6, Canton 2
Canton (0-1) 000 010 1 – 2-7-2
East Windsor (1-0) 013 110 x – 6-7-0
Michael Sullivan, Nate Lincoln (6) and Matt Rose; Matthew Blume, Scott Slater (7) and unknown; WP: Blume (1-0); LP: Sullivan (0-1); 2B: Lincoln (Ca), Cole Crynock (EW), Jordan Gardner (EW), 3B: Scott Slater (EW)