Dylan Cardoza’s first varsity mound start for Middletown was as efficient as it was exceptional.

The sophomore right-hander threw an 81-pitch a complete game Wednesday against host Plainville. He scattered 7 hits, allowed 2 earned runs, walked 2 and struck out 1 as the Blue Dragons rolled to a 10-4 victory.

Travis Newman hit a 3-run home run to power Middletown’s offense. Newman, AJ Quinn, Corey Turcotte and Andrew Tuttle all had 2 hits apiece. Quinn reached base 4 times, stole 2 bases and scored twice; Turcotte doubled, scored twice and drove in a run; and Tuttle had an RBI, run and 2 steals.

Luke Weisenberg also had a run, RBI and steal for the Blue Dragons, who have won 2 straight after an 0-2 start.

On Tuesday, Turcotte went the distance in a 7-3 win over Farmington. The senior allowed 2 earned runs on 3 hits, walked 3 and struck out 8. He also had 2 hits and drove in 2 runs. Weisenberg was 2 for 2 with 2 RBI and Quinn doubled and scored 2 runs.

Elsewhere Wednesday:

Old Saybrook 20, Hale-Ray 8: UConn commit Connor Lane hit his first home run of the season as part of a 4-RBI day and Vincent Bibisi pitched 5 innings for the road win.

Lane was 3 for 3, while Charlie Carmichael, Trevyn Desmond and Kyle Walton had 2 hits apiece to lead the Rams’ attack. Bibisi had 3 RBI and 3 runs scored. Carmichael and Aiden Devaney drove in 2 runs apiece.

The Rams scored in every inning. After Hale-Ray took a 4-2 lead in the first, Old Saybrook scored two runs in the second, third and fourth innings, three in the fifth, one in the sixth and eight in the seventh.

Bibisi allowed 4 runs (none earned) on 3 hits, walked 5 and struck out 7 as Old Saybrook (2-2) won its second straight.

Alex Malone and John McVerry had 2 RBI each for the Noises (1-5). Colby Bryant took the loss.

Haddam-Killingworth 8, East Hampton 2: Evan Aubin pitched 4 innings of shutout relief and Blake Kamoen threw a scoreless seventh and eighth for the win — the Cougars’ fifth straight to open the season.

H-K snapped a 2-2 tie with 6 runs in the top of the eighth, with Joey Salafia’s 3-run double breaking the game open.

Baden Plante and Jayson Beal had the only hits for the Bellringers (1-3).

Morgan 3, Cromwell 1: Jack Henry Palazzo pitched a complete game and Nathan Levy and Ross Treubig had RBI as the Huskies improved to 2-2.

Palazzo allowed an earned run on 5 hits, walked 1 and struck out 7. Morgan had just 4 hits.

Colby DiMenna had 2 hits, giving him 5 in the last 2 games, and an RBI. Evan Ucol, Alex Abdelghany and Tyler Bonelli had a hit apiece for the Panthers (0-5).

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