SOUTHINGTON, July 8 – Pitcher Brendan Kavanagh struck out eight batters and threw a no-hitter as the Southington American Legion baseball team earned a split of Monday’s Zone 1 doubleheader at Fontana Field.
Kavanagh helped Southington (12-5) salvage a split with a 10-0 victory in the second game of the twinbill. In the opener, Avon’s Jake Coppen went the distance, scattering eight hits and fanning two to help Avon earn a 5-3 decision.
Kavanagh was in command in game two while his teammates banged out 10 hits. Sean Crean was 2-for-3 with a double, triple and one RBI for Post 72 while Bryce Worth and Jacob Romano each had doubles.
In game one, Max Raha was 3-for-4 for Avon. He got Avon started in the first inning by leading off the game with a single. After a pair of infield ground balls, Raha was on third base and scored on Emmett Borenstein’s RBI single to give Avon a 1-0 lead.
Tied at 1-1, Avon scored four times in the third inning to take a 5-1 lead. Raha singled with one out and moved to third base on Matt Leopold’s single. Both scored on Miles Borenstein’s two-run double.
After Emmett Borenstein was hit by a pitch, Miles Borenstein scored on Nick Amatulli’s sacrifice fly. Emmett Borenstein scored the fifth run on a wild pitch.
Avon (6-13, 6-11 Zone 1) returns to action on Wednesday for the first game of a three-game series with Zone 1 rival Winsted (9-11, 9-11 Zone 1). Post 201 travels to Walker Field in Winsted on Wednesday, hosts Winsted on Thursday at Buckingham Field and closes out the series on Friday at Walker Field.
Southington 10, Avon 0
Southington (12-5) 015 011 2 — 10-10-1
Avon (6-13) 000 000 0 — 0-0-2
Brendan Kavanagh and unknown; Arjun Grover, Jackson Jobe (5) and unknown; WP: Kavanagh; LP: Grover (2-1); 2B: Sean Crean (S), Bryce Worth (S), Jacob Romano (S); 3B: Crean; HR: none
Avon 5, Southington 3
Avon (6-12) 104 000 0 — 5-7-1
Southington (11-5) 010 200 0 — 3-8-0
Jake Coppen and Zac Coleman; Bryce Worth, Kyle Leifert (4) and unknown; WP: Coppen (2-3), LP: Worth; 2B: Ben Angus (A), Miles Borenstein (A), Josh Panarella (S), Kyle Leifert (S), 3B: Nicholas Borkowski (S); HR: none