Middletown ended a five-game losing streak with a 10-7 road win against Simsbury on Wednesday and clinched a berth in the CIAC Class L tournament in the process.
Ryan Quinn hit a 3-run home run, drove in 4 runs and scored twice as the Blue Dragons improved to 8-8. They have games remaining against Coginchaug, Lewis Mills, Newington and Conard — all have winning records — need to win 3 of 4 to clinch the program’s first winning season since 2014.
Dan Lapham also had a big day at the plate: 3 for 5 with a double, RBI and run. Tyler Powell, Caleb Reed, Luke Weisenberg, Drew Strickland and AJ Quinn all had hits for the Blue Dragons.
Weisenberg started on the mound for Middletown and recorded the win. He allowed 5 earned runs on 8 hits in 4 1/3 innings, walked 2 and struck out 8. Justin Almeida, the third Middletown pitcher, finished up, allowing an unearned run on 3 hits in 2 2/3 innings.
Portland 2, East Hampton 0: Spencer Rosado pitched a 2-hit shutout, walked 1 and struck out 8 to lead the Highlanders (3-15) to a Tuesday victory over the Bellringers (8-11) at Dunkin Donuts Park. Rosado helped himself when he singled to open the top of the fourth and came around to score on a booming Mike Quesnel triple to the base of wall in left field. Quesnel trotted home on an Austin Vess sacrifice fly, giving Rosado all the offense he would need. Aiden Palen and Hunter Peszynski had East Hampton’s hits. Starter Nate Bigelow went the distance, allowing 5 hits and striking out 12.
Haddam-Killingworth 7, Ellington 5: Lucas Kamoen pitched 3-hit ball in relief of starter and winner Liam Gordon and led the Cougars’ offense with 2 hits. Caden Civiello drove in the go-ahead runs with a single in the top of the seventh to give H-K (13-6) a 7-3 lead. Evan Robbins and Josh Einsledel had 2 hits each for Ellington (12-4).
Cromwell 23, Old Saybrook 9: Malena Signorello pitched 5 1/3 innings, striking out 4, to earn her first win of the season and contributed at the plate with 2 hits and 3 runs scored. Grace McFarlin added 2 hits and scored twice for the Panthers (17-2), who need to beat North Branford on Friday to have a shot at the top seed in the Shoreline tournament. Olivia Fortenbach added 2 hits and Lily Kenney caped off the 17-hit attack with a grand slam in the sixth inning.
Old Lyme 12, Griswold 2: The Wildcats clinched a 15-5 regular season with another outstanding outing from Emma Bayor, who finished with a 2-hitter. The sophomore allowed 2 runs (1 earned) and struck out 12 to improve to 9-3. Victoria Gage hit a bases-clearing double as part of a 3 for 5 day that saw her rake her 100th career hit. Meanwhile, Jamie Bucior had a 2-run single and scored 3 times. Old Lyme will be a top 4 seed in next week’s Shoreline Conference tournament.
Hale Ray 171, Old Saybrook 178
At Fenwick Golf Course
Medalist: Luke Karpiej, Hale-Ray, 38
Other Hale-Ray scorers: Hunter Rafala 42, Celeb Jessee 42, Joel Kindel 48, Ethan Adams 50.
Old Saybrook scorers: Drew Kulmann 46, Rylan Murphy 42, Connor Casella 43, Jacob Speed 47. Adam Dower 46.
At Clinton Country Club
Medalist: Tyler Greenhouse, Morgan, 42
H-K scorers: Declan Kessler 46, Andrew Fleig 47, Andrew Crayton 48, Gabe Barile 48, Jacob Maier 51.
North Branford 177, Maloney 186
At Hunter Golf Club, Meriden
Medalist: Dylan Miller, Maloney, 39.
North Branford scorers: Jack O’Brien 45, Dakota Cooper 46, Robert Cappella 40, Jalen Rossicone 48, Blake Pearson 46.
Other Maloney scorers: Nate Camire 49, Kory London 54, Brady Camire 44, Owen Bennett 65.
Portland 160, Coginchaug 192
At Portland Golf Course
Medalist: Luke Stennett, Portland, even-par 35.
Other Portland scorers: Quinn Lapinski 42, Joe LaMalfa 38, Eli Evison 45, Aidan Peterson 46.
Coginchaug scorers: Colin Murphy 37, AJ Turman 48, Carson Sewell 54, Joe Cronk 53, Braden Johnson 72.
North Branford 181, Old Lyme 196
At Black Hall Club
Medalist: Pat Flanagan, Old Lyme, 42
North Branford scorers: Jack O’Brien 43, Dakota Cooper 44, Robert Cappella 44, Jalen Rossicone 50, Blake Pearson 51.
Other Old Lyme scorers: Andrew Hedberg 50, Alex Chrysoulakis 51, Evan Montville 53, Manu Geronimo 60.
For the second straight year, Old Lyme posted an undefeated regular season, beating Morgan 6-1 to finish 19-0. Last year, Old Lyme was 16-0 in the regular season on its way to winning the CIAC Class S championship. The Wildcats have won 46 consecutive regular-season matches.
Abby Sicuranza def. Abbie Vitola 6-0, 6-0
Callie Bass def. Molly Vitola 6-0, 6-0
Elaina Morosky def. Sadie Lyons 6-0, 6-1
Elsie Arafeh-Hudson lost to Morgan’s Rachel Spaziano 1-6, 2-6
Livie Bass / Alexis Fenton def. Kyra Savage / Maggie O’Donnell 6-0, 6-1
Aggie Hunt / Beatrice Hunt def. Ava Johnson / Ainsley Corgan 6-2, 6-3
Fiona Hufford / Izzy Reynolds def. Sara Morrissey / Gavin Gersz 7-5, 6-3