WATERFORD — Four runs in the bottom of the fifth inning broke a 2-2 tie and propelled the Groton/Mystic 11-12 All-Star team to a 6-2 win over District 9 champion Madison in a Section 2 Division 1 tournament game Thursday.
Groton/Mystic had two outs in the bottom of the fifth when it surged for its four runs. A single and a walk put runners on first and second and Olivia Carney drove in the go-ahead run.
Aspen Ryan followed the Carney single with a two-run base-knock of her own. An error and a Nicole Sanford RBI single capped the fifth inning scoring.
Ryan pitched all six innings and struck out five batters.
Meagan Giwoyna accounted for Groton/Mystic’s first two runs with a two-run single.
Groton/Mystic advanced to the final round of the double-elimination Section 2, Division 1 tournament and will await the winner of a Madison vs. Glastonbury game to be played Saturday. There are three teams in the tournament.
The first game of a potential two-game final series between Groton/Mystic and Saturday’s winner will be played Sunday at 6 p.m. at Waterford.
The winner of Section 2, Division I will play the winner of Section 2, Division II in a single-elimination game on July 10.
EAST LYME — Both Pawcatuck and North Stonington finished District 10 pool play with a four-inning mercy-rule shortened game Thursday.
Elaina Previty pitched the first three innings, allowed two hits and struck out seven for Pawcatuck (2-2).
Shea O’Connor, Sophia Bell, Finella Smith and Ella Cook each had two hits. Maggie Constantine and Maggie Daley both chipped in with a hit.
Katelyn Mcunowksy and Addie Hauptmann had hits for North Stonington (0-4).
Neither team advanced to the next round.
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EAST LYME — Mystic defeated Montville in the final game of pool play Wednesday night, but did not advance to the District 10 Little League tournament semifinals.
Mystic finished with a 2-2 record. Waterford was unbeaten at 4-0 and Lyme/Old Lyme was second at 3-1. The top two teams advance.
Details from the game were not reported.
WATERFORD — Pacey Hill’s no-hitter helped Mystic win its District 10 pool play game Thursday.
Hill was dominant against Lyme/Old Lyme (0-3) and struck out 11 batters over six innings.
Manish Rane-Castrodad singled twice, doubled and scored two runs for Mystic (2-1).
Giovanni Valentine singled, tripled and scored twice and Sam Davis had an RBI double.
Mystic concludes pool play Sunday at 5 p.m against Montville at Waterford.
PAWCATUCK — Three second-inning runs proved to be more than enough offense for East Lyme in a win Thursday.
Three walks, a pair of wild pitches and a double staked East Lyme to a 3-0 lead after the second frame.
Other than the second inning R.J. Parrilla was solid for Pawcatuck/North Stonington (1-3). Parrilla held East Lyme to just four runs (two earned) over 4 1/3 innings. He also struck out eight batters.
East Lyme (3-0) had scored 30 runs in its first two pool play games.
Tyler Stafford’s solo homer provided Pawcatuck/North Stonington’s only run of the game.
Parilla doubled while Peter Fernholz and Will Cannella each had a single.
Pawcatuck/NS concluded pool play with Thursday’s game and did not qualify for the next round.
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WATERFORD — Mystic improved to 1-1 in pool play with Wednesday’s win the District 3 Little League tournament. Details from the game were not reported.
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