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Ellington dominates Avon in U-15 Legion state tournament

ELLINGTON, July 29 – Michael Wearne, Jr., was 3-for-4 with a double and two runs batted in to lead the Ellington 15-and-under American Legion baseball team to an 11-0 win over Avon in five innings in Northern Division play in the 15-and-under state tournament Sunday.

It was Avon’s first loss in the tournament. Post 201 will now face Middletown in an elimination game on Tuesday at Buckingham Field. Avon beat Middletown, 4-0 on Saturday.

Ellington (23-4) dominated Avon on Sunday. Elllington had nine hits and had a 10-0 lead after three innings. Shawn Gentilcore and Matt Mateya each had doubles with Gentilcore driving in two runs and Mateya driving in three.

Jack Stead picked up the win for Ellington, pitching three innings and striking out three.

Tyler Nyberg, Colby Nemarich and Matt Leopold had hits for Avon (15-8) in the game.

Ellington 11, Avon 0 (5)
At Ellington
Avon (15-8)                             000  00 – 0-3-3
Ellington (23-4)                     136  0x – 11-9-0
Dylan Love, Matt Leopold (3), Colby Nemarich (4) and unknown; Jack Steed, Shawn Gentilcore (4) and unknown; WP: Steed; LP: Love; 2B: Gentilcore (Ell), Matt Mateya (Ell), Michael Wearne (Ell)

2018 American Legion baseball
State tournament
Age 15 and under

Northern Division
Friday’s games
Middletown 12, RCP 6
Avon 5, Manchester 0
West Hartford 13, Windsor Locks 1
Ellington 9, Tolland 6

Saturday’s games
Avon 4, Middletown 0
Ellington 11, West Hartford 8
RCP 5, Manchester 0, loser eliminated
Tolland 7, Windsor Locks 4, loser eliminated

Sunday’s game
Ellington 11, Avon 0
RCP 5, West Hartford 4, loser eliminated
Middletown 8, Tolland 5, loser eliminated

Tuesday, July 31
Middletown at Avon
RCP at Ellington

Southern Division
Friday’s games
Ridgefield 5, North Haven 4
Wallingford 6, Glastonbury 3
Branford 10, Meriden 6
Stamford 10, Newington 0

Saturday’s games
Ridgefield 4, Wallingford 2
Stamford 6, Branford 4
North Haven 5, Glastonbury 3, loser eliminated
Meriden 10, Newington 0, loser eliminated

Sunday’s games
Stamford 3, Ridgefield 0
North Haven 10, Branford 4, loser eliminated
Meriden 6, Wallingford 3, loser eliminated

Tuesday’s games
North Haven at Stamford
Meriden at Ridgefield, loser eliminated

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