WINDSOR LOCKS, May 29 – Canton’s Nate Lincoln was 3-for-4 with a double, home run and two RBI but it wasn’t enough as the No. 8 Windsor Locks baseball team eliminated the Warriors from the Class S tournament on Wednesday with an 8-4 first round victory.
Canton starting pitcher Michael Sullivan allowed just four hits and struck out five. But he walked five batters and reliever Devin Brown walked four. Four errors by Canton didn’t help as the Warriors gave up eight runs – only two that were earned.
Windsor Locks (15-7) stole 11 bases to help them put pressure on the Canton defense. Adam Chirico and Miguel Gonzalez each stole three bases for the Raiders while Michael DeLuco swiped two.
Canton (9-12) took a 1-0 lead in the first inning. Drew Ferrone singled and moved to second base when Gavin Wood grounded out to first base. Ferrone moved to third base when Ryan Scafuri struck out but the catcher dropped the ball and had to throw out Scafuri at first base. Ferrone scored on a wild pitch.
Windsor Locks took a 3-1 lead in the third inning only to see Canton cut the lead to one run in the fourth inning. Ferrone walked, moved to second on a wild pitch and took third base on a ground ball out. Ferrone scored on a sacrifice fly from Scafuri to trim the lead to 3-2.
But the Raiders scored five unanswered runs to take command. Lincoln had a two-run home run in the seventh inning for the Warriors. It was his first homer of the season.
Windsor Locks 8, Canton 4
At Windsor Locks
Canton (9-12) 010 100 2 — 4-7-4
Windsor Locks (15-7) 003 311 x — 8-4-0
Michael Sullivan, Devin Brown (6), Matt Rose (6) and Matt Rose, Anthony Coates (6); Austin Tomalonis and unknown; WP: Tomalonis; LP: Sullivan (4-6); 2B: Nate Lincoln (Ca); HR: Lincoln (Ca)