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Zarwanski hits a home run as Avon dispatches Plainville, 11-0 in five innings

Avon’s Jeremy Zarwanski hit a three-run home run in Thursday’s Zone 1 victory over Plainville.

PLAINVILLE, June 21 – Justin Zarwanski had two hits including a three-run home run in the first inning to help lead the Avon American Legion baseball team to an 11-0 Zone 1 victory over Plainville on Thursday night.

Zarwanski had two of Avon’s 10 hits in the game. Dylan Nastri, Ryan Ollestad and Will Thramann each had two hits for Post 201 with Ollestad hitting a double. Avon starting pitcher Connor Harris improved to 3-1, going four innings, striking out five and giving up just one hit – a single to Nate Michalek in the fourth inning.

Plainville (1-6) was hurt by six errors. Dylan Nastri closed out the contest for Post 201.

Avon (6-1, 5-1 Zone 1) returns to the field on Saturday for a non-league doubleheader at Branford. Post 201 returns to Zone 1 play on Sunday when they travel to Torrington for an 11 a.m. start at Fuessenich Park.

Avon 11, Plainville 0 (5)
At Plainville
Avon (6-1)                   301  25 – 11-10-0
Plainville (1-6)            000  00  — 0-1-6
Connor Harris, Dylan Nastri (4) and Ryan Ollestad; Horeis and Alex Grabowski; WP: Harris (3-1); LP: Horeis; 2B: Ryan Ollestad (A); HR: Justin Zarwanski (A)


Zone 1 STANDINGS                                              Zone                          Overall
Bristol**                                                                        4-0                              6-0
Simsbury                                                                      4-0                              8-0
Avon*                                                                            5-1                              6-1
Winsted                                                                         3-3                              3-3
Torrington                                                                     1-4                              1-4
Wolcott                                                                          1-5                              1-5
Plainville                                                                        1-6                              1-6
*Tie game with Simsbury suspended in 11th inning; **Tie game with Simsbury suspended in 8th inning
Wednesday’s game
Simsbury 6, Wolcott 0
Thursday’s games
Avon 11, Plainville 0 (5)
Winsted 5, Wolcott 1
Windsor at Simsbury, cancelled
Friday’s game
Torrington at Bristol (Muzzy), 5:45 p.m.
Saturday’s games
Avon at Branford (2), 11 a.m.
Torrington at Simsbury, 4 p.m.
Bristol at Wallingford 5 p.m.
Sunday’s games
Wolcott at Plainville, 11 a.m.
Avon at Torrington, 11 a.m.

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