Coginchaug scored two first-inning runs and tacked on two insurance runs in the sixth inning Tuesday to pave the way to a 6-2 win over Valley Regional in Shoreline Conference baseball action in Deep River.

Anthony Morro had 2 hits, drove in 3 runs and pitched 4 2/3 innings for the victory — the Blue Devils’ fourth in the last five games. Coginchaug, the defending Class S champion, improved to 6-4 while handing Valley just its second loss in eight games.

Jeremy Mangiameli pitched the final 2 1/3 innings, striking out 3, for Coginchaug. Ryan Grant and Jayson Penney had a hit each as part of the Blue Devils’ 7-hit day.

Valley’s Colin Carver went 5 innings, striking out 7, in taking the loss. Reed Beighau drove in a run for the Warriors.

In other baseball games around the county Tuesday:

East Hampton 7, Old Lyme 6: The Bellringers held off the visiting Wildcats as Baden Plante got the final out of their Shoreline win. After losing 4 straight, East Hampton has won 5 in a row to improve to 6-4. Luke Paluska, on in relief of starter Carter Scovill, went 4 2/3 innings for the win, allowing an unearned run on 2 hits, walking 4 and striking out 3. Javy Diaz was 2 for 4 with 2 runs scored and 2 stolen bases, while Avery Hall 2 for 4 with 2 RBIs for the Bellringers. Jordan Warecke hit 2 doubles and drove in 3 runs for Old Lyme (4-6) and Grady Lacourciere had 2 hits and scored twice.

Haddam-Killingworth 4, Old Saybrook 1: Alex Sheehan pitched a complete game for the Cougars, allowing an earned run and striking out 8 for his first win, as H-K improved to 7-3. Blake Kamoen had 2 hits and 2 RBIs and Lucas Kamoen had a hit and drove in a run for the Cougars. Auggie Albert had 2 of the Rams’ 7 hits. Jake Butler took the loss for Old Saybrook (6-3).

Old Saybrook…010 000 0–1 7 0
Haddam-Kill…..020 101 x–4 7 1

Morgan 9, Portland 5: Ethan Ranaudo allowed six hits and five runs over six innings, striking out nine, for the win and Garret Garbinski pitched one inning in relief out of the bullpen for the Huskies. Brady Fritz led the Morgan offense with 3 hits and Ranaudo had 2. Austin Vess had an RBI hit for the Highlanders.

Morgan….410 220 0–9 8 2
Portland…003 020 0–5 7 3
WP: Ethan Ranaudo; LP: Austin Vess. Records: Morgan 4-8; Portland 0-8.


Coginchaug 15, Valley Regional 7: The Blue Devils broke open a 9-7 game with 6 runs in the home half of the sixth inning to pull away from the Warriors (4-5). Amanda Case (4 for 4, 3 RBIs, 2 runs), Jackie Kelly (3 for 4, 3 RBIs, 2 runs), Emilie Hatje (3 for 5, 3 RBIs, 2 runs) and Natalie Ness (2 hits, 3 RBIs, 3 runs) had monster days at the plate for Coginchaug (8-1). Paige Konopka chipped in with 2 hits, while winning pitcher Mia Poturnicki went the distance for the win, allowing 6 earned runs on 10 hits, walking 3 and fanning 1. Vivian Paradis was 3 for 4 with 2 RBIs for the Warriors and Mckenzie Mule had 2 hits and drove in 2 runs.

Boys Golf

Portland 163, Cromwell 177
At TPC River Highlands
Medalist: Luke Stennett, Portland, 35.
Other Portland scorers: Quinn Lapinski 44, Joe LaMalfa 39, Eli Evison 45, Giovanni Discenza 48.
Cromwell scorers: Jack Wise 37, Dillon Rozich 42, Dylan Bathrick 55, Jay Vaughan 50, Owen Kelleher 48.

Editor’s Note: The website’s golf coverage this spring is sponsored by Portland Golf Course.

Coginchaug 201, Lyman Hall 262
At Wallingford Country Club
Medalist: Colin Murphy, Coginchaug, 1-over 36.
Other Coginchaug scorers: AJ Turman 46, Carson Sewell 55, Joe Conk 63.

Morgan 172, Old Saybrook 188
At Fenwick Golf Course
Medalist: Drew Nye, Morgan, 39.
Other Morgan scorers: Nick Schmidt 44, CJ Giuliano 40, Ray Swan 49.
Old Saybrook scorers: Drew Kulmann 42, Connor Cassella 45, Rylan Murphy 51, Adam Dower 50.

Haddam-Killingworth 193, Old Lyme 215
At Black Hall Golf Club
Medalist: Pat Flanagan (OL), 46
H-K scorers: Andrew Fleig 47; Andrew Crayton 47; Jacob Maier 48; Declan Kessler 51.
Other Old Lyme scorers: Andrew Hedberg 52, Evan Montville 57, Justin Bonatti 60.
Records: H-K 3-1 (3-0 Shoreline).

Haddam-Killingworth 175, Hale-Ray 193
At Black Birch Golf Course
Medalist: Luke Karpiej (HR), 38
Other Hale-Ray scorers: Hunter Rafala 48, Ethan Adams 53, Joel Kindel 54, Caleb Jesse 57.
H-K scorers: Andrew Crayton 41, Declan Kessler 42, Jacob Maier 44, Andrew Fleig 48, Gabe Barile, 50.

North Branford 186, Cromwell 201
At Indian Springs Golf Course
Medalist: Jack Wise (C), 40.
Other Cromwell scorers: Dillion Rozich 45, Dylan Bathrick 57, Poalo Messina 59, Jay Vaughan DQ.
North Branford scorers: Jack O’Brien 44, Dakota Cooper 47, Robert Cappella 47, Jalen Rossicone 48, Blake Pearson 50.


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