CANTON, May 24 — Canton (12-3, 10-3 NCCC) kept their hopes for a NCCC championship in baseball with a pair of victories last week. Canton beat Avon for the first time since 2006 with a 6-4 victory and scored nine runs in the fourth inning of a 14-5 victory over Somers.
With wins in its final three league games this week with East Granby, East Windsor and Ellington (15-1, 12-1 NCCC), the Warriors could earn a share of the league championship provided that Ellington loses to either Somers (5-24) or Stafford (5-25).
This week’s schedule
Mon. 5-24: At East Granby; Wed. 5-26: ELLINGTON; Thur. 5-27: EAST WINDSOR
The two victories gave Canton wins in seven of its last eight games. Against Avon, pitcher Travis Lane outdueled Falcon ace Sean Lanahan. Lane went the distance, scattered five hits and struck out eight. Aras Banevicius went 2-for-3 with two RBI for Canton while teammate Nick Quattro had a double and one RBI.
Against Somers, the Warriors ripped 19 hits to earn the victory. Kyle Beattie was 3-for-5 with three RBI while Banevicius was 3-for-4 with three doubles and four RBI. Tyler Plourd and Tyler Detorie each had two hits. Plourd scored three runs and Detorie had three RBI.