Avery Point sweeps doubleheader from CCRI
Warwick, R.I. — The Avery Point baseball team took a big step toward the NJCAA Region 21 title with a doubleheader sweep of the Community College of Rhode Island on Sunday.
The Pointers (11-8) won the opener 9-5 and rode East Lyme's C.J. Leindecker to a 7-2 win in the second game. The Pointers and CCRI (13-3) play seven games during the season with the winner advancing to the postseason.
Waterford's Josh Vincent (2-3) earned the win in relief in the opener, allowing four hits and one run over 3.2 innings with four strikeouts and a walk. Mike Corso (two runs) and Tom Caravetta (two RBI) had three hits each for Avery Point. Leindecker (3-0) pitched a four-hitter with six strikeouts and one walk, allowing just one earned run. Mike Savino had three hits and drove in three runs and Anthony Kanios, Vinny Pallisco, Mike Chiovitti and Mystic's Cooper Robinson had two hits each in Game 2.
• Jack Finnegan was 5-for-7 with a pair of homers and five RBI as Mitchell College swept Becker in a New England Collegiate Conference doubleheader. Mitchell won the opener 7-1 and the second game 11-6. Axel De Jesus pitched a three-hitter in the opener and Garet Griffin homered and scored three runs. In Game 2, Francis Prettitore homered and Tyler Pina and Prettitore drove in two runs each for the Mariners (14-6, 4-1).
• UConn completed a three-game sweep of No. 16 East Carolina, winning the American Athletic Conference game 5-1. Mason Feole (4-0) picked up the win, allowing five hits and an unearned run over seven innings with six strikeouts. Anthony Prato had a run-scoring single for UConn (16-9, 3-0).
• Cade Walters drove in three runs and scored twice as Ledyard beat Norwich Tech 8-5 in the nonleague season opener for both teams. Ken Turner got the win in relief, allowing no hits or runs over 3.1 innings with six strikeouts and two walks. Austin Brandt (two RBI) and Nick Smith had two hits each for Ledyard. Jacob Huff singled, doubled and drove in two runs for Norwich Tech.
• Fitch opened its season with a 5-1 loss to Darien. Michael Williams singled in the sixth for Fitch's first hit and teammate Calvin Jacey singled home a run in the seventh.
• Mitchell swept an NECC doubleheader from Daniel Webster, winning the opener 8-1 and the second game 16-5. Taylor Duchesneau (5-5) pitched a seven-hitter with 10 strikeouts and also drove in two runs in the opener. The Game 2, Samantha DelConte was 5-for-5 with six RBI, a double and two triples. Winning pitcher Suzanne Vachon drove in three runs and Reanna Clark scored three times for Mitchell (7-6, 3-1).
• WPI swept Coast Guard in a New England Men's and Women's Athletic Conference doubleheader, winning the first game 5-4 and the second game 12-2. Carly Hattman had two hits and drove in two runs in the opener and Courtney McKenna had two hits in the second game for Coast Guard (12-6, 0-4).
• Connecticut College lost to Tufts 17-4 in a New England Small College Athletic Conference game. Jamie Novoni and Annie Cornbrooks had a goal and an assist each for Conn (1-6, 0-4).
• Graham Davis scored with 1:26 left to break a 13-13 tie and lift MIT to a 14-13 win in the NEWMAC opener for both teams. Riley McNulty had four goals and two assists, Blaise Curtis and Benner Geurtsen had two goals each and Jack Pope had a goal and an assist for Coast Guard (5-3).
• Connecticut College swept singles play and went on to beat Roger Williams 8-1. Charlie Williams, Daniel Maffa, Johnny Cissel, Ben Sachs, Scott Brown and Patrick Farrell all won in straight sets for Conn (4-3). Old Lyme's Brendan White and Matty Feldman won at No. 3 doubles for Roger Williams (5-3).
• Coast Guard lost to Vassar 8-1. The No. 1 doubles team of Tom Hackett and Jack Phillips won for the Bears (3-2).
• Sisters Gabrielle and Alexia Troise combined for 41 points as Coast Guard finished fourth in the Corsair Classic at UMass Dartmouth. Gabrielle Troise won the hammer throw at 139-09, was second in the shot put and third in the discus. Alexia Troise won the discus at 124-07 and was second in the hammer throw.
• Coast Guard finished fourth at UMass Dartmouth's Corsair Classic behind winning efforts by Justin Jezuit and Michael Frick. Jezuit won the discus with a throw of 139-03 and Frick won the pole vault at 14-5.25.
• Duane Oftedahl of Detroit Lakes, Minn., won the Great Strides for Great Neck 5K with a time of 19:04. Linda Spooner of Sturbridge, Mass., was the top women's finisher in 20:10, coming in fourth overall. Also finishing in the top 10 were Waterford's Paul Trehern (19:31) and Justin Madry (20:08), Chad Fleming of Mystic (20:39), Zachary Stoddard of Pomfret Center (20:52), Scott Baumgartner of Waterford (21:28), Adam Osmond of Farmington (21:53), Paul Gray of Pawcatuck (22:20) and Kenneth Johnson of North Windham (22:50).