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Sullivan strikes out 11 to lead Canton past HMTCA

Canton pitcher Michael Sullivan struck out 11 batters Wednesday as the Warriors beat HMTCA in NCCC action. (Photo courtesy Paul Amrose)

HARTFORD, May 1 – Pitcher Michael Sullivan went the distance on the mound, pitching seven innings, allowing just two hits and striking out 11 to lead the Canton High baseball team to a 2-0 win over Hartford Magnet Trinity College Academy (HMTCA) at Hyland Park Wednesday in NCCC action.

With the win, Sullivan (2-4) earned his second win in eight days. He earned his first win of the season last Tuesday in a two-run victory over East Granby.

Not only did Sullivan handcuff HMTCA, but he also got the job done at the plate by going 2-for-4 and scoring the game’s second run. In the sixth inning, Sullivan reached on an error and moved to second base. He took third on a single from Gavin Wood and scored on an infield ground ball by Jack Rose to push the lead to 2-0.

Canton (4-7, 4-6 NCCC) took a 1-0 lead in the second inning on Michael Brosnan’s sacrifice fly and that drove in Drew Ferrone. HMTCA starting pitcher Jan Morales also went seven innings, giving up six hits and striking out two. He did walk five batters.

Shortstop Nate Lincoln had three hits in Monday’s loss to Somers. (Photo courtesy Paul Amrose)

It was a nice recovery for Canton after getting 12 hits in a 10-5 loss to Somers on Monday at Bowdoin Field. Jack Rose was 2-for-3 with two RBI and a double against Somers while Nate Lincoln was 3-for-4 at the plate. Ferrone, Jack Rose and Sullivan each had doubles in the game.

Canton returns to action on Friday when they host SMSA at Bowdoin Field.

Canton 2, HMTCA 0
At Hartford
Canton (4-8)       010  000  1  — 2-6-0
HMTCA (1-8)      000  000  0  — 0-2-2
Michael Sullivan and Matt Rose; Jan Morales and unknown; WP: Sullivan (2-4), LP: Morales

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