Sam Hutchinson had a memorable day at the plate Friday as Valley Regional’s offense piled up 14 hits and beat Hale-Ray 14-0 in Shoreline Conference baseball action in Moodus.
Hutchinson bashed a grand slam and doubled among hits 4 hits in 5 at-bats and drove in 6 runs. The junior outfielder also scored 3 times and stole 4 bases as Valley improved to 6-1 on the season.
Meanwhile, Andrew Salbinski and Brayden Shea teamed up for a 1-hitter and combined for 12 strikeouts. Salbinski pitched 5 innings for the win.
The Warriors host Coginchaug on Monday, while Hale-Ray (3-5) faces Somers at home in a non-Shoreline game.
Valley Regional…011 322 5–14 14 0
Hale-Ray………….000 000 0–0 1 4
Batteries: VR–Andrew Salbinski, Brayden Shea (6) and Reid Beighau; HR–Austin Sevigny, Ryan Sikorski (6) and Joe Kalisz. WP: Salbinski; LP: Sevigny.
In other baseball games Friday:
North Branford 10, Coginchaug 8: The T-Birds overcame a 4-0 deficit by tying up this Shoreline game in North Branford in the fourth inning and scoring 5 runs in the fifth before holding off the Blue Devils, who scored 4 in the top of the sixth to make it a tight game. Jayson Penney and Anthony Morro had 3 hits apiece for Coginchaug (5-4). Ethan Covello drove in 3 runs and Morro had 2 RBIs. Jeremy Mangiameli also had 2 hits for the Devils. Morro pitched 3 1/3 innings, striking out 5, and Connor Willett pitched 2 2/3 with 6 K’s. Nico Falciono drove in 2 runs for North Branford (5-4). Coginchaug visits Valley on Monday.
Haddam-Killingworth 12, Portland 2 (5 innings): Dylan Coon had 3 hits and 2 RBIs and Nick Glynn had 2 hits and drove in 3 runs for the Cougars (6-3), who have won 5 of their last 6. Spencer Rosado had a hit and RBI for Portland (0-7). H-K hosts Old Saybrook (4pm), while Portland hosts Morgan (5pm) on Monday.
Portland………011 00–2 3 1
Haddam-Kill…300 63–12 16 1
Batteries: HK–Ryan Erskine, Lucas Kamoen (2) and Nick Glynn; P–Spencer Rosado, Josh Hanna (5) and Mike Quesnel. WP: Erskine; LP: Rosado.
Cromwell 6, Old Lyme 0: Junior right-hander Lily Kenney pitched a complete game, allowing 3 hits and striking out 7, as the Panthers shut down the Wildcats for their 8th win in 9 games. Jamie Anderson led the Cromwell offense with 2 hits, 4 runs scored and 4 stolen bases. Victoria Wiatrak and Grace McFarlin added 2 hits each. Old Lyme starter Emma Baylor 5 innings, allowing 6 runs (3 earned) on 6 hits, walking 1 and striking out 8. Jenna Schauder and Kennedy McCormick had a hit each for the ‘Cats.
Old Lyme 4, Portland 1
Charles Hinckley (OL) def. Ryan Kerr 6-1, 6-2
Andy Sicuranza (OL) def. Ben McGrew 6-4, 6-1
Portland player def. Ryan Clark 6-2, 1-6, 4-6
Micah Bass and Nikolai Stephens-Zumbaum (OL) def. Yusuf Kodric and Pat May 6-0, 6-2
Leland Hine and Will Danes (OL) win by forfeit
Old Lyme 7, Portland 0
Abby Sicuranza def. Mia Lapinski 6-0, 6-0
Sam Tan def. Nat Przes 6-0, 6-0
Callie Bass def. Allison Scott 6-2, 6-3
Olivia Schaedler def. Morganne Plneda 6-0, 6-0
Livie Bass / Fiona Hufford def. Amella Hair / Isa McLelland 6-3, 6-0
Aggie Hunt/ Beatrice Hunt def. Maddy Varano / Emily Dering 6-0, 6-1
Elaina Morosky / Natalie Buckley def. Joda Cohen / Anna Stone 6-0, 6-0
Lauralton Hall 15, Mercy 5: Mercy goals–Lily Schoonmaker (4), Mackenzie Kelley (1); Lauralton goals–Anna Gaarate (6), Morgan White (3), Emma Muellov (2), Charolette Micherev (1), Charolette McGiniess (1), Hollis Huntingten (1), own goal (1). Mercy saves: Callia Borkowski (11); Lauralton saves–Manna Pinto (5). Records: Mercy 0-5, Lauralton Hall 3-3.
MORE TO COME …