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MIDDLETOWN >> Middletown Post 75 swept a doubleheader from East Haddam 6-2 and 10-0 Wednesday night at Palmer Field. With the sweep, Middletown improved its Zone 3 leading record to 11-3. The Post 75ers are 15-4 overall.
Middletown got solid pitching from Luke Sorenson, Scott Marks and Malcolm Alleyne to win the opener. Sorenson went the first four innings, allowing just one run on four hits. Marks pitched the fifth and sixth to get the win, and Alleyne threw a shutout seventh.
“Sorenson pitched pretty well,” said Middletown coach Tim D’Aquila. “We need him to be good and with two good innings yesterday and four more today, he’s moving in the right direction. I was happy with the jobs Marks and Alleyne did, and with the five innings from [Mike] McShane in tonight’s second game.
“We need our pitchers to be good what with the injuries to Griffin Bremer [elbow] and Chris Cardi [separated shoulder].”
Middletown got three hits from Jordan Swilling, including a leadoff home run into the bleachers in right field in the second. Swilling knocked in another run with a base hit in the sixth.
Jared Pflaumer had three hits and Nick Roy, Will Woods and Bill Waldner each had two as Middletown had 13 hits.
Matt Sevigny and Dylan Riley each had two hits for East Haddam (1-10).
Woods led Middletown’s attack in the second game with a 3-for-3 night, including a bases-loaded triple to the wall in center field that highlighted a 6-run second inning.
Alleyne had two hits and an RBI for the 75ers.
Mike McShane went the distance for the win, which was called after five innings because of the 10-run Legion Mercy Rule.
Tom Murphy had two hits for East Haddam.
Sevigny started and took the loss. Zac Johnson was the losing pitcher in the opener.
Middletown completes the four-games series with East Haddam Thursday at 6 p.m. at Legion Field in East Haddam.
Middletown hosts Plainville in an inter-zone doubleheader Saturday at 5 p.m. at Palmer Field. The 75ers host Westbrook in a Zone 3 game Sunday at 4.
The ceremonies honoring the memory of World War II veteran and Post 75 Baseball Committee member Norm Way begin at 3:45 p.m. Sunday.