Middletown Post 75 capped a four-games-in-four-days stretch with another win as Tiernan Powers and Ryan Michaud combined on a three-hitter in Monday’s 8-0 victory over Glastonbury at Riverfront Park.
Middletown improved to 3-2 in Zone 3 and 4-2 overall as Powers scattered three hits over 5 2/3 innings and struck out seven. Michaud recorded the final four outs.
Third baseman Hugh Barrett was 4 for 4 for the 75ers with 2 RBIs and two runs scored, and left fielder Ryan Quinn singled twice and drove in three runs.
Chris Carafeno contributed an RBI single as Middletown totaled nine hits. The 75ers blew open a two-run game with four runs in the fifth inning and two more in the sixth.
“We’re feeling good about going 3-1 during such a tough stretch of games,” coach Dan Botti said.
Middletown gets Tuesday off before hosting Tri-County on Wednesday at Palmer Field (7pm). The teams conclude a home-and-home on Friday at West Road Memorial Field in Marlborough (5:45).
The 75ers are trying to get by without Colin Loria, their shortstop and leadoff hitter. He injured his hip legging out a stand-up double in the team’s first game of the season and had to be carried off the field. He hasn’t played since, with Powers and regular catcher Mike Garofalo on Monday having filled in at short.
Loria, who is on crutches, might not be back until July, his coach said.
“We’re really missing Colin,” said Botti. “We’re just trying to grind our way through. I’m glad we’re off tomorrow.”
Coupled with Sunday’s 8-5 home win over Windsor Locks/Windsor, Middletown has won two straight. Right-hander Alex Mach overcame a first-inning grand slam to go the distance. He allowed all of three earned runs in his senior season at Coginchaug.