ENFIELD, May 6 – Pitcher Kevin Gurry scattered seven hits and struck out eight to lead the Canton High baseball team to a 7-1 win over Enfield in NCCC play on Wednesday. It was the second win in the last three games for the Warriors, who improve to 6-6 overall and 5-5 in the NCCC.
The Warriors put together back-to-back 11-hit performances. Against Enfield, third baseman Ryan Enns, and centerfielder Jake Schaetzel had two hits each. Seven other players had hits including Trey Van deBogart, who had a two-RBI double and James Treacy, who had a triple.
Canton took a 2-0 lead in the second inning when Ethan Burke and Enns singled to reach base. They scored on Van deBogart’s two-RBI double.
In the fifth, the Warriors extended their lead. Cam Neeley singled and scored on a RBI single from Ben Sullivan. Jake Schaetzel had a RBI single that drove in Sullivan. Aggressive baserunning from Schaetzel scored the third run of the inning. He scampered to third when the Enfield catcher dropped the ball and stole home on a similar play for a 5-1 lead.
Canton returns home on Friday to host East Granby at 4 p.m. at Bowdoin Field. The Warriors, who lost to Stafford, 11-5 on Monday despite 11 hits, conclude four games in six days on Saturday when they travel to Somers for an 11 a.m. start.
Canton 7, Enfield 1
Canton (6-6) 020 032 0 – 7-11-2
Enfield (2-10) 000 100 0 – 1-7-3
Kevin Gurry and Braeden Bean; Tyler Spanwick, Zach Ritchie (6), Chris Martin (6) and xxx; WP: Gurry (3-1); LP: Spanwick; 2B: Trey Van deBogart (C); 3B: James Treacy (C)
Avon 11, Windsor Locks 4
WINDSOR LOCKS, May 6 – The Avon High baseball team erased a one-run deficit with some big hits in the sixth inning and took advantage of two walks and a hit batter in the seventh to pull away from Windsor Locks in a 11-4 victory Wednesday.
The Falcons (8-4, 7-4 NCCC) trailed by one run after five innings, 4-3. But in the sixth, Avon began to rally. Andrew LeDuc got on base with a one-out double. With two outs, teammate Justin Olson hit a RBI single to tie the game. That was followed by a RBI triple from Sean DelGallo to give Avon a one-run lead, 5-4. DelGallo scored on a wild pitch to extend the lead to two, 6-4.
In the seventh, Avon loaded the bases with consecutive one-out singles from Chris Jacobs, Alex Zacchio and LeDuc. That was followed by two consecutive walks and DelGallo getting hit by a pitch as Avon’s lead swelled to 9-4.
Olson was 2-for-4 with two RBI for the Falcons while Del Gallo was 2-for-4 with a triple and two RBI. Olson picked up the win in relief.
Avon 11, Windsor Locks 4
At Windsor Locks
Avon (8-4) 102 003 5 — 11-12-2
Windsor Locks (6-6) 002 200 0 – 4-7-4
Will Boone, Sean DelGallo (5), Justin Olson (6), Kyle Emery (7) and Jeremy Zarwanski; Brian Cooper and Will Rasmussen; WP: Olson, LP: Cooper; 2B: Andrew LeDuc (A), Craig Montemerlo (W), Cooper (W), Paul Koretz (W)