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New Canaan Baseball and Softball Report

NEW CANAAN, Conn. -- Recaps of recent play in New Canaan Baseball/Softball action:

Majors 70 Division

Dodgers 8, Indians 7: The game was tied 7-7 in the bottom of the sixth inning when Dillon Abate hit a walk-off double against the left field fence that scored Kyle McDonald, who had doubled earlier in the inning. Derek Perone was 2-for-2 with a walk. Mikey Pelli and Spencer Williams hit doubles. Pelli pitched four innings with eight strikeouts. Griffin Arnone, Michael Tuffy, Chasen Britt and Will Sheldon added hits to the Dodgers attack. Matt Burger had two doubles for the Indians. Ben Sarda and Alex Welsh pitched well for the Indians.

Cub 10 Division

Mariners 7, Rangers 5: The Morgan Group Mariners pulled out their second straight win against the previously undefeated Rangers. For the Mariners, Conor Mastey and Gray Farley combined for 3 2/3 strong innings and got some timely hitting and smart base running from the entire team.

For the Rangers, Jack Lisecki pitched two strong innings and held the Mariners to one run in his time on the mound. Zack LaPolice had a big double in the top of the fourth to spark a Rangers' comeback. Nolan Ward came in to close it out for the Mariners and got out of a jam with a man on third to end the game.

Cub 9 Division:

Rockies 7, Brewers 6: The FactSet Brewers provided an early offensive assault with solid hitting by Peter Jardim, Dylan Imbruce, Alexander Weismann, Zach Boland and Carson Palmer. The offense was anchored by solid defense by Jack Hynes behind the plate and with great pitching by Jack Ellis, Zack Ramppen, and Alexander Platt.

Defensively, the Sprat Construction Rockies' Colin Cleary caught two fly balls in center field to prevent additional Brewer runs and Mike McDonnell pitched a strong third inning. Behind by five runs in the bottom of the sixth inning, the Rockies came back with Mike McDonnell leading off the rally with a base hit followed with hits from Chris Richardson, Will Thomas, Charlie Von Oehsen and Cos DeFelice to win the game.

Marlins 12, Astros 11: The Astros were led on offense by Luke McPhillips who was 3-for-3, and John Wise, who was 2-for-3 including a long triple. Joey Generalis, Evan Beiles and Jackson LaMorte also had hits. Nick Gilio and Xander Arnone pitched well in the loss.

Griffin Deane, Dukes Plum and Cameron Hill each pitched a strong inning for the winners. On offense, Matthew Benevento and Callum Wood led the attack with clutch hits. With the game on the line in the late innings, Ben Loomis came up with a web gem at third base to secure the victory.

Brewers 15, Padres 6: The Brewers got off to an early lead and with great pitching from Jack Ellis, Peter Jardim and Carson Perlman andthen held on for the win. The offense was supported by RBI from eight players with multiple RBI from Ellis, Zack Ramppen, Austin Platt and Lucas Barry.

For the Padres, Ryan Lytle and Jake Barna each went 2-for-4. Ryan Lytle, Andrew Rashad and Jake Barna shared the pitching responsibilities.

Brewers 3, Rockies 2: The FactSet Brewers beat the C&H Automotive Rockies in a nail-biter. Trailing 2-1 going into the bottom of the last inning, the Brewers' Will Cosco ripped a line drive to right only to be robbed on a spectacular catch by Brendan Cleary. After a single by Peter Jardim, Jack Ellis and Zach Ramppen blasted back-to-back doubles deep to left center to win the game in a fantastic finish.

The Rockies turned a 1-0 deficit into a 2-1 lead with big hits in the top of the sixth. Colin Cleary started the rally with a double to left. He scored on a single by Chris Richardson, who with some aggressive and astute base running took second on the throw home. Richardson then scored on a single by Coz DeFelice to take the lead. 

Michael McDonnell, Will Thomas, Colin Cleary and Jack Fitzgibbon pitched well for the Rockies. Austin Platt and Ellis matched them with two shutout innings each on the mound for the Brewers.

Bantam 8 Division

Chattanooga Lookouts 8, Altoona Curve 8: The Lookouts jumped out to a early four-run lead behind RBI from Luke Tullier and Quinn Mullany. The Curve were not to be denied though and tied the game up with four runs in the third, led by doubles from Riley Gardiner and Edward Graham. In the field for the Lookouts, Christopher Bopp and Johnny Dunn recorded back-to-back put outs to squash a Curve rally, while Beau Ahrens shined behind the plate.

For the Curve, Giovanni Cascione pitched well, while Peter Bennington and Ryan Andersen played well in the field. Matthew Boland's two-out, two-run double tied the game in the last of the fourth.

Softball U-12

Cubs 10, Heat 8: The Heat put up a strong fight after falling behind, 10-1. Carey Callahan played well in the field but was injured by a pitch. Lauren Sturm scored the Heat's lone run in the early innings. Cassie Kane, Emma Castiglioni and Caroline Knightly pitched while Allary Landeck and Jillian Augustine served as catchers. Rachel Smith made several outs playing third base as did Lauren Meyers at second. In the final inning Christina Gehnrich hit a grand slam, bringing home Rose Engle, Allary Landeck and Emma Casitglioni.

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