Alex Mach allowed one hit over 5 1/3 innings and struck out 10, Griffin Biro got the final five outs and Owen Clancy drove in three runs to lead No. 3 Coginchaug to a 6-0 victory over No. 14 Somers in the second round of the CIAC Class S baseball tournament Wednesday.
The win also gave host Coginchaug a share of the Shoreline Conference championship with Valley Regional. The conference decided earlier this week that co-champions would be declared if either team advanced to the quarterfinals of the state tournament.
The tournament final was rained out Friday and could not be rescheduled before the state tournament began.
Valley was eliminated from the Class S tournament in the first round on Tuesday.
Clancy had three of the Blue Devils’ nine hits. Jack Konopka had two hits, scored two runs and stole two bases, Conner Willett had two RBIs and Mike Garofalo doubled, drove in a run and scored one.
Coginchaug (19-3) will host No. 11 Holy Cross of Waterbury in a quarterfinal game Saturday (time TBD).
Shoreline teams Cromwell, Haddam-Killingworth, Hale-Ray and Morgan were eliminated from tournament play on Wednesday.
Class L: No. 1 Masuk 3, No. 16 Mercy 0
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Batteries: Mercy: Alexa Boone and Sophia Engels; Masuk–Kathryn Gallant and Isabel Viglione. WP: Gallant; LP: Boone.
Highlights: Mercy’s season ended without a hit in the second round of the Class L tournament. Gallant struck out 17 and walked 1. In her final varsity start, Boone allowed 3 runs (1 earned) on 6 hits, walked three and fanned 6. Kaitlyn Welch had the only RBI for Masuk.
Records: Masuk 18-1; Mercy 13-7.
Class S: No. 4 Coginchaug 12, No. 20 Wheeler 0
Senior right-hander Kelly Boothroyd threw a mercy-shortened, five-inning perfect game, striking out 9. Coginchaug’s 16-hit attack was lead by seniors captains Amalia DeMartino and Dana Boothroyd with 3 hits and 3 RBIs each, with four more players — Ava Marenna, Jackie Kelly, Natalie Ness and Alayna Mariani contributing 2 hits and 1 RBI each. The Blue Devils advance to the quarterfinal round to play Thomaston on Friday at home at 4pm.
Portland defeated Old Saybrook 161-185 in a non-league match as both teams gear up for Tuesday’s CIAC Division IV Championships. Portland freshman Luke Stennett was medalist with a 36 at Fenwick Golf Course.
Old Saybrook: Garrett Brady 42; Drew Kulmann 45; Jacob Speed 52; Rylan Murphy 46; Joe Sinibaldo 57.
Portland: Stennett 36; Ben Lucas 41; Joe Lamalfa 43; Quinn Lapinski 43; Nick Matera 41.