OVER THE FENCE BALLS
- Brayden Cooney, Southington: Hit two dingers in the Blue Knights’ 10-2 win over Windsor.
- John Yish, Oxford: Hit a 3-run homer in the Wolverines’ 5-1 NVL quarterfinal win over Naugatuck.
- Joe Holm, Seymour: Went deep in Seymour’s 23-0 win over Bullard-Havens.
- Brian Ronai, Amity: Hit a home run in the Spartans’ 6-3 win over Law.
- Alex Tejero, West Haven: Hit a homer in West Haven’s 8-4 loss to Wilbur Cross.
- Jake Winakor and Austin White, Portland: Winakor — a senior — hit a 2-run homer and White added a solo shot in the Highlanders’ 9-2 win over Hale-Ray on Senior Day. White’s was his second of the week. He hit one in an 8-2 loss to East Hampton.
- Garrett Gugliotti, Southington: Hit a 2-run dinger in the Blue Knight’s 10-2 win over Windsor.
- Ray Miklos, Hand: Hit a home run as a part of a three hit, four RBI day in the Tigers’ 10-0 win over Branford.
- Matt Bonvicini and Fran Phelan, Holy Cross: Each went yard in Holy Cross’ 6-2 win over Derby.
- Christian Rider, Ellington: Hit a solo home run in Ellington’s 2-1 loss to Portland.
- Steve Cochrane, East Haven: Hit a solo blast in the Yellowjackets’ 2-1 win over Cheshire.
- Austin Prevost, Bacon Academy: Hit a 2-run, walk-off home run to give the Bobcats’ a 7-5 win over Fitch.
PAINTING THE BLACK
- Fran Phelan, Holy Cross: Pitched a complete game and struck out nine without walking any in the Crusaders’ 6-1 NVL quarterfinal win over Ansonia.
- Mike Ferrett, Hamden: Allowed three hits and struck out six in a complete game 8-0 shutout of Daniel Hand. The win for the Green Dragons tied the team record for wins in a season with 18.
- Magnus Grigor, Hand: Threw a complete game, 4-hit shutout with seven strikeouts in the Tigers’ 10-0 win over Branford.
- Carl Kopf, Shelton: Picked up his first varsity win by striking out four in the Gaels’ 1-0 win over Xavier.
- Arik Sypher, Valley Regional: Tossed a one-hitter with 12 strikeouts in the Warriors 6-2 win over Coginchaug.
- Chad Stanton, East Hampton: Threw a complete game with nine strikeouts and just three hits in the Bellringers’ 9-2 win over Hale-Ray.
- John Ashmead, Rockville: Struck out nine in a complete game 4-2 win over South Windsor.
- Cam Kovachik, Masuk: Threw a complete game, two-hitter in the Panthers’ 6-0 SWC quarterfinal win over Notre Dame-Fairfield.
KEEP THE LINE MOVING
Jared Kahn, Thomaston: Went 3-for-4 with a double and two RBIs in the Bears’ 9-5 win over Nonnewaug.
- Dylan Reynolds, Notre Dame-West Haven: Reached base five times in the Green Knights’ 16-8 win over Career. He went 3-for-3 with two walks, two runs and an RBI.
- Patrick Winkel, Amity: Went 3-for-4 with two RBIs in the Spartans 10-0 win over Norwich Free Academy.
- Eddie Sweeney, Notre Dame-West Haven: Had three hits, including an RBI triple, in the Green Knights’ 8-3 win over Hand.
- Anthony Marino, Haddam-Killingworth: Went 3-for-4 with two RBIs and a run scored in the Cougars’ 7-2 win over Cromwell.
- Matt Chamberlain and Chris Raynor, North Branford: Each hit a triple in the Thunderbirds’ 6-1 win over Haddam-Killingworth.
- Will Homar, New Britain: Had a double and a triple in the Golden Hurricanes’ 8-3 win over Newington.
- Justin Gallicchio, Northwest Catholic: Did a little bit of everything in the Lions 8-2 win over Avon. Got the pitching win, hit a home run and went 4-for-5 with five RBIs.
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- East Haven scored six runs in the third inning to beat Xavier 7-2.
- Guilford outlasted Shelton in 15 innings to earn a trip to the state tournament.
- Defending Class L state champion North Haven beat North Branford 5-0 to squeak into the state tournament field.
- Foran scored twice in the bottom of the seventh to complete a comeback, walk-off win over Cheshire.
- Manchester scored twice in the seventh, including a walk-off single by Tom Precourt, to give the Indians a 7-6 win over Middletown.
- Trumbull a gutsy effort by pitcher Joe Nemcheck (six strikeouts, two hits, one earned run) allowed the Eagles to rally past St. Joseph on Kris DiCocco’s walk-off RBI single in a 2-1 FCIAC quarterfinal win.
- New London rallied from a 6-0 deficit to beat Killingly 7-6.
- No. 8 seeded New Fairfield upset top-seeded Newtown 7-5 in the quarterfinals of the SWC tournament.
- Glastonbury scored four runs in the seventh to come from behind and beat Berlin 7-6.
- Darien pounded out 19 hits in its 20-3 FCIAC quarterfinal win over Danbury.
- Brunswick beat Hamden Hall 7-1 to win the FAA title.
THIS WEEK IN BASEBALL
- Tolland at E.O. Smith, Wednesday, 3:30 p.m.: This game will decide the CCC North, White Division title.
- South-West Conference title game, Wednesday, 7 p.m. (Bethel HS or Penders Field): Three of the four remaining teams (Masuk, New Milford and Pomperaug) have consistently received votes in the GameTimeCT/New Haven Register Top 10 poll.
- FCIAC Championship, Wednesday, at the Ballpark at Harbord Yard, 7 p.m.: Can surprising regular-season champion Darien win its first title since 1981? Or will traditional powers like Norwalk, Trumbull or Fairfield Warde — who have all won titles in the last 10 years — claim the crown?
- Southern Connecticut Conference tournament: Arguably the toughest conference in the state will crown a champion. Amity is the No. 1 seed and defending champion.
- Eastern Connecticut Conference finals, Friday, Time TBA (Fitch HS): Will Waterford remain atop the conference or will East Lyme, Montville, Fitch or any other spoil the Lancers season?
- Shoreline Conference tournament: The ever competitive Shoreline is as wide open as ever. Haddam-Killingworth is the top seed.