Melillo lifts New­town past Nau­gatuck in Class LL base­ball

The News-Times - - SPORTS - By Ryan Lacey

NEW­TOWN — Luke Melillo de­liv­ered the win­ning hit for the New­town base­ball team Thursday as his eighth in­ning RBI lifted the Nighthawks past Nau­gatuck 2-1 in eight in­nings.

New­town reaches the Class LL quar­ter­fi­nals for the sec­ond straight sea­son, and will host Amity on Satur­day for a spot in the semis. Melillo plated Brett Mel­chionno to de­liver the walk-off win.

Josh Tay­lor threw a com­plete game four-hit­ter with six strike­outs.

NEW­TOWN 2, NAU­GATUCK 1

NAU­GATUCK ....................... 100 000 00 – 1 4 0 NEW­TOWN ......................... 000 001 01 – 2 6 1

CLASS L

ND-WEST HAVEN 2, BETHEL 1 FO­RAN 2, NEW FAIR­FIELD 1 FO­RAN .................................. 000 002 0 — 2 4 0 NEW FAIR­FIELD ................... 000 001 0 — 1 1 0 High­lights: NF—Jamieson drove in the lone Rebels run.

SOFT­BALL

BAR­LOW 4, FARM­ING­TON 2 BAR­LOW ............................... 102 000 1 — 4 7 0 FARM­ING­TON ........................... 010 0 1 — 2 7 1 High­lights: B—Abby Ota went 2-for-3 with a walk and three runs scored. Scot­land Davis went 2-for-2 with a RBI. Claire McCann had eight strike­outs.

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