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Garro, Hackett steer Westerly past Chariho


WESTERLY — Westerly’s Connie Mack baseball team opened a 4-0 lead and held on to defeat Chariho 4-3, Saturday morning at Cimalore Field.

Jake Garro went 3 for 3 with a run scored and a RBI for Westerly and John Hackett pitched the first six innings to get the win.

Westerly scored two runs in the bottom of the first. Tyler Shawn walked and later scored on a passed ball, a nd Joey Baldini doubled and scored on a throwing error.

Garro singled home Connor McGill in the third to make it 3-0. McGill got aboard with a single.

Drew Turnbull’s run-scoring single in the fifth made it 4-0 and proved to be the decisive run. Westerly had loaded the bases when Baldini and Garro singled and Nick Schafer was hit by a pitch. A 1-2-3 double play left runners on second and third for Turnbull.

Chariho crept within 4-2 in the top of the sixth on a two-run single by Evan Rathbun and got within 4-3 in the seventh on an RBI single by Darren Thibeault.

Hackett allowed five hits and three walks in his six innings. He struck out four. Charlie Carey pitched the seventh for Westerly, allowing a hit, a run and a walk.

Westerly (1-1) plays West Warwick on Wednesday at 8 p.m. at McCarthy Field.

JUNIOR LEGION

Ledyard-Pawcatuck .........2

Tri-Town ...........................1

LEDYARD — Dylan Wilkinson pitched a complete-game five-hitter and Mike Bruce drove in a tie-breaking run in the sixth inning of Saturday’s game at Ledyard High.

Wilkinson walked one and struck out five.

Bruce’s two-out double plated Cale Gilbert from first base snapping a 1-1 tie.

Gilbert went 3 for 3.

Ledyard-Pawcatuck’s next game is today against Tri-Town at 11 a.m. at Woodstock Academy.

SENIOR LEGION

Ledyard-Pawcatuck

divides doubleheader

LEDYARD — Jordan Kowalski hit three singles and a double Saturday as Ledyard-Pawcatuck won the second game of a Zone 6 doubleheader against Tri-town, 13-2.

Ryan Francis had three hits including a double and drove in four runs, and Kevin Knowles had three singles for L-P, which had 22 hits.

John Moody threw a complete game scattering 11 hits. He did not walk anone and struck out one while throwing 89 pitches.

Tri-Town won the first game, 6-4. L-P jumped on top in the first when with two outs Kowalski reaced on an error, stole second and scored on a single by Francis.

Tri-Town used five hits, a walk and 3 errors to take a 6-1 lead.

L-P came back with one in the sixth when Knowles singled and scored on a single by Clayton Levis.

L-P (2-4, 1-4 Zone 6) scored two more in the seventh but fell short. Kavan Jakuba singled and scored on a triple by Nate Storey. Storey scored on a single by Kowalski to make it 6-4.

Troy Stefanski went five innings for L-P, allowing five hits. He struck out five. All of the Tri-Town runs were unearned.

Ledyard-Pawcatuck begins a three-game series against New London on MOnday at Sal Amanti Field in New London, 5:30pm.



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