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Harris allows just three hits, strikes out eight as Avon slips past Bristol Central

Pitcher Conner Harris allowed just three hits, struck out eight and pitched a shutout to lead the Falcons to a 1-0 win over Bristol Central.

BRISTOL, May 16 – Senior pitcher Connor Harris allowed just three hits and struck out eight to help the Avon High baseball team beat Bristol Central, 1-0, at Muzzy Field on Wednesday. Harris, now 2-5, retired the side in five of seven innings.

Avon scored the only run it would need in the sixth inning to snap a five-game losing streak.

Tied at 0-0, Avon’s Jake Coppen singled to right field and moved to second base on a successful sacrifice bunt by Miles Borenstein. Coppen scampered to third base on a wild pitch and scored on Ryan Ollestad’s sacrifice fly to center field. Coppen had two of Avon’s three hits.

Avon’s Jake Coppen was 2-for-3 at the plate and scored the game-winning run for the Falcons.

It was the first of three consecutive games for the Falcons, who travel to Wethersfield on Thursday and host Simsbury on Friday at Buckingham Field.

Avon 1, Bristol Central 0
At Bristol
Avon (3-13)                                  000  001  0 – 1-3-0
Bristol Cental (7-10)                  000  000  0  –0-3-1
Connor Harris and Ryan Ollestad; Alex Balfour and unknown; WP: Harris (2-5); LP: Balfour; 2B: Noah Puntamuro (BC)

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