These are the results for summer season contests for Wednesday, July 5. For more in-depth coverage, read next week’s Southington Observer.
Southington American Legion Baseball: Post 72 remained hot by earning its eighth-straight win with an 11-6 victory at Torrington (4-15). Torrington held a two-run advantage, 6-4, until Southington erupted with seven runs off five consecutive hits in the seventh inning to seal the win with a late rally. After the leadoff batter made the first out of the inning, Josh Panarella was hit by a pitch and Dan Topper and Jake Babon loaded the bases with walks. Brayden Cooney (2-for-3) hit the go-ahead runs with a bases-clearing triple that put Southington up by a run. Jake Weed (2-for-3) kept the offensive onslaught going with a double that brought Cooney in. Bailey Robarge (2-for-4) drove in Weed with a RBI single, Brandon Kohl (2-for-3) got on with a base hit, and Justin Mackles capped off the win with a RBI double that scored Robarge and Kohl. Torrington put two runners on base with a walk and an infield error in the bottom of the inning, but Borkowski (5-0) got the next two batters to hit into a double play and fly out to seal the victory. Borkowski went three innings on the mound and picked up the win to remain undefeated on the year, allowing four walks and one hit. Justin Verilli started on the mound and went four innings with three strikeouts, allowing four hits, three earned runs, and a walk. Southington finished with nine hits and four errors. Southington will wrap up the week with a home game against Bristol (13-5) tomorrow and a doubleheader at Winsted (12-6) on Sunday. Post 72 is currently 14-4 overall.
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