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Three Avon pitchers combine for first no-hitter since 2012

Avon’s Luke Coppen was one of three pitchers that helped the Falcons get their first no-hitter since 2012.

Three Avon pitchers combined to strike out eight batters and pitch a five-inning no-hitter in a 10-0 win over Hall High on Wednesday at Buckingham Field.

Starter Luke Coppen went three innings and struck out five while Ethan Lavore and Harry Engle each pitched a scoreless and hitless inning. Lavore fanned two while Engle struck out one. The Falcons gave up just one walk by Engle with two outs in the fifth inning.

It’s the first no-hitter by Avon since Noah Hahn had a seven-inning no-hitter in a 12-0 win over East Windsor in April 2012.

Avon (3-1) had 10 hits in the victory, led by center fielder David Pengel, who was 3-for-3 with a home, double and five RBI. DH Connor Lavore and first baseman Michael Prisco were each 2-for-3 with doubles.

A three-run home run from Pengel in the bottom of the fifth inning ended the game with the Falcons moving ahead by 10 runs. Chase Beloin also hit a home run for the Falcons.

Avon return to action on Monday when they travel to West Hartford to face Conard at 4 p.m.

Avon 10, Hall 0 (5)
At Avon
Hall (0-4)            000  00  — 0-0-0
Avon (3-1)          201  16 – 10-10-2
Sauer, Johnston (4), Levy (5) and Redden; Luke Coppen, Ethan Lavore (4), Harry Engle (5) and James Walsh; WP: Coppen; LP: Sauer; 2B: David Pengel (A), Connor Lavore (A), Jacob Wirth (A), Michael Prisco (A); HR: Pengel (A), Chase Beloin (A)

Suffield 7, Canton 6
SUFFIELD, April 12, 2023 – The Canton High baseball team scored three runs in the top of the seventh to tie Wednesday’s North Central Connecticut Conference game with Suffield. But the host Wildcats scored a lone run in the bottom of the seventh inning to beat Canton, 7-6.

Suffield loaded the bases thanks to a walk, a single from Tristan Dusto and an error. William Winiarski coaxed a bases-loaded walk to win the game for the Wildcats (3-2).

Dusto was 2-for-3 for Suffield while teammate Noah Schemerbon was 2-for-4. Daniel Jamrod was 1-for-3 with a three-run triple for the Wildcats in the sixth inning.

Canton (3-2, 2-2NCCC) tied the game at 6-6 with three runs in the sixth. The Warriors loaded the bases with a walk, a single from Sammy Lincoln and Rob Dlubac getting hit by a pitch. With one out in the inning, catcher Noah Asmar hit a two-run single to right field.

After Asmar stole second bases, Max Sedor walked to load the bases. Joseph Nadeau’s RBI single tied the game at 6-6. Asmar was 2-for-3 with three RBI in the game.

Lincoln got the start on the mound and allowed six hits and struck out nine. He walked four.

Suffield 7, Canton 6
At Suffield
Canton (3-2)      001  020  3  — 6-8-3
Suffield (3-2)      101  004  1  – 7-10-1
Sammy Lincoln, Ben Biskupiac (6), Joseph Nadeau (6) and Noah Asmar; Daniel Jamrod, William Winiarski (7), J.P. Chaloux (7) and unknown; WP: Chaloux; LP: Nadeau; 2B: Ron Dlubac (C), 3B: Daniel Jamrod (S)

Lewis Mills 11, Maloney 1 (5)
BURLINGTON, April 12, 2023 –Jayden Longdin pitched a complete game, allowing three hits and striking out eight as Lewis Mills beat Maloney in five innings on Wednesday in a CCC South contest, 11-1.

Mills (2-2) collected 12 hits with Longdin and catcher Thomas O’Connell hitting back-to-back home runs for the Spartans. O’Connell was 2-for-3 with a double, home run and three RBI. Noah Moriarity, Longdin, Simmons, Brett Harding and T.J. Maldanado each had doubles for Mills.

Lewis Mills 11, Maloney 1 (5)
At Burlington
Maloney (2-1)          100  00  — 1-3-1
Lewis Mills (2-2)    206  03  — 11-12-0

Gerry deSimas, Jr., is the editor and founder of The Collinsville Press. He is an award-winning writer and has been covering sports in Connecticut and New England for more than 40 years. He was inducted into the New England High School Wrestling Hall of Fame in 2018.

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