These are the results for summer season contests for Wednesday, June 28. For more in-depth coverage, read next week’s Southington Observer.
Southington American Legion Baseball: Post 72 earned its fifth-straight win after edging Wolcott (6-8) by a run, 2-1, on the road. Brandon Kohl led off the second inning with a walk and advanced to third base on a couple of stolen bases. An out later, Kyle Semmel drove in Kohl on an infield error to give Southington a 1-0 advantage. With two outs in the sixth, Jake Babon extended Southington’s lead to two with a RBI single. Wolcott’s rally fell short after Matthew Warren hit a solo home run with two outs in the bottom of the inning. Nick Borkowski (4-0) allowed a runner aboard first with one out in the seventh, but struck out the next two batters to seal the win. Borkowski threw a complete game with seven strikeouts, allowing four hits, an earned run, and a walk. Southington mustered just three hits. Southington will wrap up the week when they host Torrington (2-12) tomorrow. Post 72 is currently 11-4 overall.
Bristol Blues Baseball: The Blues earned their fourth-straight win and moved a game above .500 for the first time this season with a 5-2 victory over the Nashua Silver Knights (10-11) at home. The Silver Knights held a 2-1 lead after the opening inning until the Blues pulled ahead late in the contest. Cooper Mrowka tied the game with a RBI single in the sixth, and Garrett Blaylock hit the go-ahead run with a sacrifice fly in the eighth. A batter later, Kyle Pileski capped off the victory with a RBI single that scored a pair of runs. The Blues finished with eight hits and two errors. Eight out of Bristol’s nine batters each finished with a hit. Tyler Kovalewich started on the mound and went six innings with a pair of strikeouts, allowing four hits. Anthony Morrone (4-1) picked up the win after relieving Kovalewich to go two innings. Tommy Curtin (0-1) closed to get his fifth save of the season. The Blues will wrap up the week with games against the Brockton Rox (13-8), divisional Pittsfield Suns (11-13), divisional Worcester Bravehearts (11-11), and Silver Knights. Bristol is currently 12-11 overall.
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