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Local roundup: New London wins Babe Ruth 15 opener

Trumbull — Derrel Mitchell had a single, two runs, two RBI and struck out eight as New London beat Rhode Island champion North Providence-Smithfield on Friday, 7-4, in its opening game of pool play at the New England Babe Ruth 15-year-old tournament at Trumbull High School.

Chris Tonucci had two hits and an RBI for New London, which will play Lamprey River, N.H., on Saturday at 4 p.m. at the same site.

Lamprey River beat Skowhegan, Maine, in its opener, 10-0.


• Andrew Jenkins (Georgia Tech) went 3-for-5, including an RBI double, and scored as the Danbury Westerners downed the Mystic Schooners, 7-2. Harry Strmecki (Dayton) hit a solo home run for Danbury (18-15). Michael DeMartino (Southern Connecticut State) had three hits, three RBI and a run for the Schooners (17-15) and Addison Kopack (Rhode Island) had two hits, including a RBI double, and scored.

• Michael DeMartino (Southern Connecticut State) had two hits, including a two-run home run, as the Mystic Schooners edged the Martha's Vineyard Sharks on Thursday night, 10-9, in 10 innings. Christopher Brito (Rutgers) had two hits, including an RBI, and scored for the Schooners (17-14) and Addison Kopack (Rhode Island) had an RBI double and scored twice. Haydn McGeary (Colorado Mesa) went 4-for-5, including a two-run home run, for the Sharks (19-13).


The Norwich Sea Unicorns were held to three singles in a 10-0 loss to the Worcester Bravehearts. The game ended after six innings on a mercy rule. Luke DeLongchamp got the win for Worcester (23-22). Gavin Noriega doubled, tripled and drove in three runs and Andrew Eppinger homered for Worcester. Norwich is 20-25.

• Jake Hyde (Georgetown) hit a go-ahead RBI single with two outs in the bottom of the sixth inning, scoring Zach Donahue (UConn), as the New Britain Bees edged the Norwich Sea Unicorns on Thursday night, 6-5. David Howarth (Northeastern) hit an RBI single and scored for the Bees (21-22). Anthony Porrino (Sacred Heart) hit a three-run home run, Kaelen Culpepper (Kansas State) had two hits, a run and an RBI and Waterford's Peyton Sutman (Holy Cross) scattered three hits and two earned runs over four innings for the Sea Unicorns (20-23).

Section 3 Little League tournament (10-12)

• Nico Argarin hit a two-run single and pitched three innings as Clinton beat Waterford on Thursday, 5-2. Colby Sheehan had two hits and scored, Jacob Turner had three hits and Thomas Flanagan doubled for Waterford.

Intermediate baseball (11-13)

• New London and Fairfield American will play for the state title this weekend at Miller Richardson Field in Coventry. The best-of-three series begin on Saturday at 5 p.m. Game 2 will be Sunday at noon with Game 3, if necessary, beginning 30 minutes after Game 2 ends. New London clinched the Section 2 title by beating Coventry 11-3 on July 13.

Legion regional

• Zone 6 teams Waterford and Norwich will play in the American Legion regional qualifying tournament. Norwich is seeded 10th and will play at No. 7 Windsor Locks/Windsor in a play-in game on Saturday at 1 p.m. No. 1 Waterford hosts the West Hartford-Greenwich winner on Monday.

After the play-in round the eight remaining teams will play in a double-elimination tournament, with the winner advancing to the regional tournament in Worcester, Mass. The state tournament this season will be played beginning on Aug. 3.

Junior Legion

• Norwich trailed 5-1 before exploding for a 7-5 victory Thursday over Tri-Town, scoring four runs in the top of the sixth and two in the seventh. Anthony Martin had a hit, two walks and three runs scored for Norwich and Connor Doyle had a hit, three RBI and two stolen bases.


• Robbie Delacruz (single), Liam Kane (double) and Colby Greenhalgh (walk) each came around to score in the first inning Wednesday night as the Knights defeated the Padres 4-1 at Mitchell College. Bryce Bedard pitched innings for the win, allowing just three hits, striking out six and walking none.


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