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Sullivan strikes out 11 as Canton tops Stafford for 3rd straight win

Canton’s Jack Rose was 4-for-5 with three RBI and a double to lead Canton past Stafford, 8-1. (Photo courtesy Paul Amrose)

STAFFORD, May 6 – Canton pitcher Michael Sullivan earned his third straight win and threw a complete game for the second straight contest to lead the Canton High baseball team to an 8-1 win over Stafford in North Central Connecticut Conference play Monday.

Sullivan scattered seven hits and struck out 11 to improve to 3-4 on the season. It was the second consecutive game that Sullivan fanned 11. He struck out 11 against Hartford Magnet Trinity College Academy (HMTCA) in a 2-0 win last Wednesday.

Canton (6-7, 6-6 NCCC) has won three straight games and four of their last five games. Canton has allowed just one run in their last three victories over HMTCA, SMSA and Stafford.

The Warriors had 10 hits in the game, including five doubles. Jack Rose was 4-for-5 with three RBI and a double while Drew Ferrone was 3-for-4 with two RBI and a pair of doubles. Nate Lincoln was 2-for-4 with a double, one RBI and three runs scored for the Warriors.

Canton took a 2-0 lead in the first inning on a two-RBI double from Ferrone. The Warriors stretched the lead to 3-0 in the third inning when Ryan Scarfuri earned a bases-loaded walk.

In the fourth inning, Rose had a two-out RBI single to push the lead to 4-0. Rose did it again in the fifth inning with a two-out double that drove in two runs for a 6-0 lead.

Canton returns to action on Wednesday when they host Coventry in the front end of a home-and-home series. The Warriors travel to Coventry on Friday.

Canton 8, Stafford 1
At Stafford
Canton (6-7)       201  140  0 – 8-10-2
Stafford (4-9)     000  000  1 – 1-7-0
Michael Sullivan and Matt Rose; Jeff Kology, Isaac Minaya (5), Sam Neves (7) and unknown; WP: Sullivan (3-4); LP: Kology; 2B: Drew Ferrone (Ca) 2, Nate Lincoln (Ca), Jack Rose (Ca), Michael Sullivan (Ca)

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