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Berlin completes three-game sweep over Avon Legion with 9-4 win

Justin Hasler (24) had two hits in Avon’s 9-4 Zone 1 loss to Berlin on Monday night at Buckingham Field.

AVON, June 24 – The Avon American Legion baseball team gave up a season-high 16 hits as Berlin completed a three-game sweep of Post 201 with a 9-4 Zone 1 victory on Monday evening at Buckingham Field.

Post 68 took a doubleheader from Avon on Sunday and with Monday’s victory, Berlin improves to 7-2.

Berlin’s Daniel Veleas was 4-for-5 with a double and one RBI while teammate Mike Giove was 3-for-4 with a pair of doubles and three RBI. Justin Piskorski was 3-for-5 for the winners.

For Avon (4-9, 4-6 Zone 1), Jake Coppen was 2-for-3 with a pair of doubles and one RBI. Justin Hasler was 2-for-3 while Max Raha went 2-for-4 and extended his season-opening hitting streak to 13 games. Avon has dropped four of their last five Zone 1 contests.

Avon’s next scheduled game is Sunday, June 30 when Post 201 challenges West Hartford at Hall High beginning at 1 p.m.

Berlin 9, Avon 4
At Avon
Berlin (7-2)          300  005  1  — 9-16-0
Avon (4-9)           100  002  1  — 4-9-1
Adam Bilinski, unknown (6) and Ryan Hyde; Jake Coppen, Connor Galliher (6), Billy Horrigan (6) and Zach Coleman; WP: Bilinski; LP: Coppen (1-2); 2B: Jake Coppen (A) 2, Vince Dastoli (B), Daniel Veleas (B), Mike Giove (B) 2

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