N. STONINGTON — A 2-1 third-inning lead did not hold up and the Wheeler High baseball team fell to Tourtellotte Memorial 4-2 in eight innings in Tuesday’s ECC Small Division game.
Tourtellotte (4-10, 2-6 ECC-Small) scored two runs in the top of the eighth inning — one on a misplayed bunt and another on a passed ball.
Wheeler (3-9, 1-6 ECC-Small) loaded the bases in the bottom of the eighth inning with only one out, but a flyout and a groundout ended the game.
The Lions trailed 1-0 in the middle of the second inning, but tied the score in the bottom of the frame.
Chris Munzer doubled to lead off the inning and Andy Rauch tied the score with an RBI single.
Troy Stefanski put Wheeler up 2-1 on a sacrifice fly in the bottom of the third. The 2-1 advantage held up until the Tigers tied the score in the top of the fifth.
Kevin Knowles went 4 for 4 with a pair of doubles and a run scored.
Stefanski pitched seven innings, allowed four runs (two earned) on seven hits, walked five and struck out eight.
Wheeler hosts Griswold Thursday at 3:45 p.m.
UNCASVILLE — The Lancers led 6-3 at halftime and closed out Tuesday’s ECC-Small Division game by a four-goal margin.
Wheeler’s Jayson Bliven picked up a goal.
Waterford outshot St. Bernard/Wheeler 30-12 and Jack Satti made 15 saves.
The Lions (2-11, 1-5 ECC-Small) host Stonington Tuesday at 4 p.m.
NORTH STONINGTON — Jess Muller scored a pair of goals for the Lions in Tuesday’s ECC Small Division match.
Sierra LaBonte and Emma Steele netted a goal apiece as Wheeler (0-10 overall, 0-6 ECC-Small) fell to the division-leading Bears (13-0, 7-0).
Wheeler goalie Carolyn Pabst faced 29 Stonington shots and came up with eight saves.
The Lions play at Montville today at 5 p.m. in another ECC-Small contest.
STONINGTON — Wheeler’s Kelsey Melinosky finished second in the 3,200 meter run at an ECC Medium Division Meet Tuesday.
Melinosky finished the race with a time of 13 minutes 2.3 seconds.
Melinosky runs with the Stonington High track team but as an individual member of the Wheeler track team.