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Canton overcomes SMSA in seventh; Hall slips past Avon, 1-0; Simsbury prevails

HARTFORD, May 7 – Jack Rose’s two RBI single down the right field line in the top of the seventh inning lifted the Canton High baseball team to a 5-3 win over Sport Medicine Science Academy in NCCC play on Monday at Colt Park.

Rose’s hit snapped a 3-3 tie and kept Canton a distant second in the league. Granby (13-2) leads the NCCC with an 11-1 record with East Granby (9-3, 9-2 NCCC) and Canton (7-4, 6-2 NCCC) with a pair of losses in the league. Coventry (11-3) is 9-3 in the NCCC.

Canton pitcher James Mattson went the distance, pitching seven innings and scattering six hits. He struck out six and had no walks as he improved to 3-0 on the season.

Canton led 3-0 after 4 ½ innings thanks to a RBI double from Michael Sullivan in the third inning, an error and Ryan Enns stealing home for Canton’s first run of the game in the second inning. The Warriors stole five bases – led by Jack Mansur with three each.

The Warriors on the game in the top of the seventh inning. Mansur singled to shortstop and beat out the single. He stole second base before Sullivan flew out to center field. Mattson earned an intentional walk and then Mansur stole third base and Mattson swiped second base.

Jack Rose came up and nipped a single down the right field line, scoring Mansur and Mattson.

Sullivan went 2-for-4 wth one RBI and one run scored. Rose had two hits along with Ryan Scarfuri (2-3).

The Warriors return to action on Tuesdayh when they host Stafford and Coventry on Saturday.

Canton 5, SMSA 3
At Hartford
Canton (7-4)               011  010  2  — 5-8-1
SMSA (6-9)                000  030  0 –  3-6-4
James Mattson and Joey Fitzgerald; Yadiel Sierra, Sean Perez (7) and unknown; WP: Mattson (3-0); LP: Perez; 2B: Alejandro Soriano (S), Michael Sullivan (Can)

Hall 1, Avon 0
AVON, May 7 – Hall High pitcher limited the Avon High baseball team to two hits and struck out 14 Falcon batters to lead the visiting Warriors to a 1-0 CCC West victory over Avon at Buckingham Field on Monday.

Hall (4-9) pushed across a run in the top of the seventh inning. Gabriel Salomons beat out an infield single and scored the game’s only run on a one-out double to left field from Alexander Dobbins.

Connor Harris went the distance for Avon (3-9), scattering seven hits and striking out three. Jake Coppen and Zack Aiello had singles for the Falcons.

Avon returns to action on Wednesday when they travel to Southington for a 3:45 p.m. contest at Fontana Field.

Hall 1, Avon 0
At Avon
Hall (4-9)                      000  000  1 — 1-7-2
Avon (3-9)                   000  000  0 – 0-2-2
Chase Jeter and unknown; Connor Harris and Ryan Ollstad; WP: Jeter; LP: Harris (1-3); 2B: Leonardo  Dionicio (H), Zach Ellovich (H)

Simsbury 5, Southington 2
SIMSBURY, May 7 – Simsbury’s Jack Donofrio was 3-for-4 with a home run and teammate Mason Valentino was 3-for-4 with a RBI to lead the Simsbury High boys baseball team to a 5-2 win over Southington in CCC West action at Memorial Field on Monday. Brandon White went the distance on the mound for Simsbury (9-4), pitching seven innings, allowing five hits and striking out five.

Simsbury 5, Southington 2
At Simsbury
Southington (6-8)    000  200  0  — 2-5-0
Simsbury (9-4)           400  001  x  — 5-10-0
Jeremy Mercier, Justin Verilli (1), Jason Krar (5), Ryan Henderson (6) and J. Panarella; Brandon White and Ryan Caufield; WP: White; LP: Mercier; 2B: Tate Valerio (Sim), Bryce Worth (South), Dylan Chiaro (South) 2;  HR Jack Donofrio (Sim)


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