Baseball team beats Mass. Maritime, 9-7
Buzzards Bay, Mass. - Matt Hanks' sacrifice fly in the top of the seventh inning snapped a 7-7 tie and propelled Coast Guard to a 9-7 nonleague baseball victory over Massachusetts Maritime Thursday.
The Bears (21-11) tied for the school record for wins in a season held by the 2011 and 1994 teams.
Dan Sabourin, Ed Sella, Tyler Babkiewich and Kyle Wood each finished with two hits apiece as part of a 12-hit attack for Coast Guard.
Anthony Martin earned the victory on the mound with 2 1/3 innings of relief work. Senior Derek Petty picked up his second save of the spring, recording the final two outs with the tying runs on base in the ninth.
• Cole Tretter pitched a four-hitter with 11 strikeouts as East Lyme defeated New London, 5-0, in the Eastern Connecticut Conference Large Division. Anthony Carambot had two hits, including a double, with three runs for the Vikings (5-3, 1-2) and Austin Toback added two hits and run. Gabriel Diaz had two hits for the Whalers (3-3, 1-2).
• Jordan Hamler hit a three-run homer and pitched a four-hitter as Waterford beat Woodstock 11-1 in an ECC Large Division game. Will Sherman and Seth Hoagland also hit three-run homers at Connor Lewis (three runs) and Adam Goss had two hits each for Waterford (5-1, 3-0).
• Mike Esposito pitched a complete game with eight strikeouts as Plainfield defeated Montville, 4-1. Nick Clemons drove in Montville's run. The Indians are 5-3.
• St. Bernard dropped five consecutive bunts to help score nine runs in the fifth inning on the way to beating Windham, 11-5, at Dodd Stadium. Willie Rios. Jr. (3-1) earned the win, allowing one unearned run in six innings while striking out 11 and walking five. Anthony Malchiodi had two hits, two stolen bases and an RBI while Rios added two hits and two RBI and James Foti had two hits and two RBI for the Saints (5-2).
• Ryan Francis went 3-for-5 and had five RBI while Shane Foster had four hits to power Stonington past Griswold, 13-10. Jesus Gracia had a double, triple and three RBI for the Bears (6-1, 2-1).
• Chris Turner and Michael Larmann each had a single and an RBI in Ledyard's 4-2 loss to Lyman Memorial. The Colonels (3-4) finished with just two hits.
• Stacey Bowen homered and scored four runs as Norwich Tech defeated Prince Tech of Hartford, 19-3, in a Constitution State Conference game. Jordyn Clark had a two-run single and was the winning pitcher.
• The Old Lyme girls' first four boat finished first against The Gunnery on Lake Waramaug in Kent. Isabelle Foster, Arielle Sherman-Golembeski, Hannah Paynter, Megan Astley and coxswain Elliott Mueller finished in 6:26. Ella Pilgrim, Honor Clements, Hannah Wilsewski, Taylor Rumm and coxswain Hannah Debruyn won the second four race in 7:16 for the Wildcats.
• Junior Abby Bishop broke her own school record and placed seventh overall in a field of 17 Division I, II and III competitors at the Holy Cross Heptathlon. Bishop was second among all Division III competitors. In the long jump, Bishop had an outdoor season best of 16 feet, 5.25 inches while in the javelin, she had a personal record of 96 feet, 10 inches. She had the fourth best time in the 800 meter run coming across the finish 2:26.45.
• Coast Guard junior Clay Kosack set a personal best and placed fifth in a field of 21 competitors from Divisions I, II and III at the Holy Cross Decathlon. Kosack scored 6,098 points over two days setting a personal record. In the 110 hurdles he ran 16.81. In the discus, he threw 107 feet, two inches and cleared a height of 12 feet, 7.5 inches in the pole vault.
In the javelin, Kosack set a personal record of 159 feet, two inches and finished third in the 1,500.
H.S. boys' golf
• Behind medalist Trevor Hutchinson, Grasso Tech beat Norwich Tech 204-232 in a CSC match. Hutchinson shot a 9-over-par 45, Steve Roberge had a 49 and Stephen Kral shot a 52 for Grasso (2-2, 2-1). Ackens King (52) and Alex Valdes (53) led Norwich Tech (2-2, 2-2).