Middletown 2, Cheney Tech 0 (10) >> At Manchester, senior righthander Jared Pflaumer tossed a one-hitter in a sensational complete game effort as the Blue Dragons edged the host Beavers in 10 innings on Tuesday in the opening round of the CIAC Class L state tournament.
Tied at 0, Chris Rodo led off the top of the 10th by reaching first base on a third-strike passed ball. Rodo stole second, moved to third on another passed ball and scored on Austin Rak’s perfectly executed squeeze bunt.
Rak stole home later in the inning on a first-and-third pickle play.
Pflaumer, who also had two hits, struck out five. Colin Horn, Mark Haller, Nick Brenchak and Rak each had one hit for the Blue Dragons.
Steven Soto had a ninth-inning single for No. 6 Cheney Tech (15-6).
No. 27 Middletown (10-11) will meet the winner of today’s No. 22 North Haven (11-9) at No. 11 Masuk (14-6) matchup on Thursday at 3:30 p.m.
Xavier 161, Fairfield Prep 162, Notre Dame 164 >> At Brooklawn Country Club, co-medalist Alex Jenkins fired a 38 as the Falcons (16-3) captured the Southern Connecticut Conference Catholic Schools Cup on Tuesday.
Also scoring for Xavier were Mitch Nappi (40), AJ Sanzaro (41), and Matt Schofield (42).
Notre Dame’s Zach Iannone and Fairfield Prep’s Andrew Sciaretta each shot a 38 to share medalist honors.