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Simsbury Legion snaps three-game losing streak with win over Winsted

Simsbury’s Sam Attianese (19) was 2-for-3 with a double in Thursday night’s win over Winsted to snap a three-game losing streak for Post 84.

SIMSBURY, July 5 – After committing 11 errors in their last four games, the Simsbury American Legion baseball team played better defense Thursday night and snapped a three-game Zone 1 losing streak with a 6-0 victory over Winsted at Memorial Field.

Post 84 committed just one error but it didn’t cost them in a victory over Winsted. Simsbury pitcher Jake Nichols went the distance, allowing just four hits and striking out seven. Nichols, who walked just three, improves to 4-0 on the season.

Sam Attianese was 2-for-3 with a double for Simsbury (10-3, 6-3 Zone 1) while Tate Valerio was 1-for-3 with a triple and one RBI. Jonathan Wilson had a double for Simsbury while Joe Patrina had a single and two RBI. Nate Orluk had a single and one RBI.

Simsbury had four errors in a 4-0 loss against Avon last week, committed six errors in a 9-9 non-zone tie with Tri-County on Saturday and had another error in a one-run loss to Wolcott earlier this week.

Winsted (8-6, 8-5 Zone 1) was led by Cameron Wilheim with a double.

Simsbury returns to action on Friday night when they travel to Torrington to face the P38s at historic Fuessenich Park beginning at 5 p.m.

Simsbury 6, Winsted 0
At Simsbury
Winsted (8-6)                    000  000  0 – 0-4-1
Simsbury (10-3)                220  020  x – 6-7-1
Mike Oley, Luke Green (6) and Joe Grantmyer; Jake Nichols and Mason Valentino; WP: Nichols (4-0); LP: Oley; 2B: Sam Attianese (S), Jonathan Wilson (S), Cameron Wilheim (W); 3B: Tate Valerio (S)

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