Ryan Hurlbert pitched six strong innings and Middletown snapped a two-game losing streak with an 11-2 CCC baseball win over Bloomfield/Aerospace at John DeNunzio Field.
Greyson Pizzonia had three doubles and scored three runs for the Blue Dragons (5-7), who entered Thursday’s game having lost five of their last six.
Hurlbert, a senior right-hander, allowed two earned runs on four hits, walked one and struck out nine. Cade Napolatano pitched the seventh.
Ryan Michaud, Cody Sanford and Phoenix Noble had two hits apiece for the Blue Dragons. Logan Wenzel singled and drove in two runs and Cade Murphy doubled and scored a run.
Jordan Thomas singled and scored for Bloomfield/Aerospace (2-10).
In other games Thursday:
Enfield 9, Middletown 7: Middletown’s seventh-inning rally from a five-run deficit fell short as Enfield won the CCC game at Hank Hiller Field at MHS.
Ari Albert hit two triples and scored twice and Janelle Franklin had a double, two singles and scored a run for the Blue Dragons (5-7), who were coming off a 7-5 comeback win over Berlin on Wednesday.
Also for Middletown, Grace DeRita doubled and scored, Carley Gessaro tripled and Dominique Highsmith scored two runs.
Middletown will hit the road Saturday to play Bristol Eastern at 6 p.m. The two teams will meet again on Monday, also at 6 p.m., at Lu Gecewicz Field at the Pat Kidney complex.
Tiffany Lubanski and Kaitlyn Shirshac had two hits each and scored twice for Enfield (7-2).
Mercy 8, Career Magnet 2: Leadoff hitter Nicole Saraceno went 3 for 4 with three runs scored and three stolen bases in Mercy’s SCC win in Middletown.
The Tigers (6-8) scored three runs in the first inning and never looked back in winning their third straight game.
Sophia Nankee drove in two runs for Mercy, Ashley DeLuca had two hits, and Chanel Delgado and Kelly Smith drove in a run.
Alexa Boone was the winning pitcher. She allowed two earned runs on four hits, walked one and struck out five. Natalie Scott pitched two scoreless innings of relief, striking out four.
Alexandra Queen hit a solo home run for Career (3-9).
Middletown 12 Windsor 1: Kyle Dale led Middletown with five goals in its victory over host Windsor.
The win was the second straight for the Blue Dragons (5-4). Windsor fell to 1-9.
Joseph Chiappetta and Liam Ardito scored two goals each for Middletown, while Aaron Mierz, Jake Bowen and Marshall Alleyne also scored.
Chiappetta and Ian Corvo had two assists apiece and Ardito Alleyne and Calvin Ponzio had one each.
Middletown takes on RHAM on Friday in Hebron and is scheduled to play a home game Saturday (11 a.m.) against Avon at Woodrow Wilson Middle School’s Ed Collins Field.
Xavier 168, Amity 185: Medalist Chris Fosdick shot 37 and Kevin Lynch carded a 39 to lead Xavier to its SCC Division I victory at Traditions at Oak Lane.
Patrick Kennedy shot 45 and Ryan Holgerson and Chris Drisdelle had 47s for the Falcons, who are 6-1 overall and 4-0 in SCC D-I play.
Cody White’s 42 was Amity’s low score.
Xavier will play in the annual Wildcat Invitational, hosted by Norwich Free Academy, on Monday at Norwich GC.
Glastonbury 164, Portland 177: Nick Aspromonti (38) and Connor Goode shot in the 30s as Glastonbury beat Portland at Glastonbury Hills.
Ben Kelley shot a team-best 42 for the Highlanders. Bryan Cote shot 44, Brian Fickett 46 and Tim Donoghue 45.
“The greens were tough, but it was a great experience against a big school,” Portland coach Joe Santavenere said.
Avon 214, Middletown 221: Middletown junior Logan Frame shot a match-low 40 for medalist honors in the CCC match at Blue Fox Run.
Lily Doan (51), Maya Alicki (62) and Sofia Manos 68 also factored in the scoring for the Dragons. Stefania Pirro shot a team-best 51 for Avon.
Middletown’s next match is Wednesday against Plainville at Lyman Orchards. The MHS boys team is back in action on Monday against New Britain, also at Lyman.
Coginchaug 157, North Branford 258: Tyler Woodward was the medalist with a 33 in the Blue Devils’ win on the back nine of Lyman’s Jones course.