Thursday, July 22

Bethlehem Plowboys 4, Litchfield Cowboys 3:  It took extra innings, but the Bethlehem Plowboys still found a way to notch their 17th victory.  With the score knotted at three in the top of the eighth inning, Plowboy Nick Johnston plated Tony Geraci with the go-ahead run as the Bethlehem improved to 17-4 on the season with a victory over the Litchfield Cowboys.  The inning started when Geraci bunted down the third-base line.  As the third baseman watched the ball, hoping it would roll foul, Geraci never stopped running and made it into second base with a rare bunt double.  After Dave Green singled to put runners at the corners, Johnston singled up the middle to score the eventual game-winning run.  Johnston and Green both finished with two hits apiece.  Dave Fredlund picked up the win.  The Cowboys (9-11) were paced by Lee McKenna who drove in all three of Litchfield’s runs, including a two-run single in the fifth inning.
Wolcott Scrappers 3, Waterbury Wild 2:  The Scrappers got a complete game effort from Justin Koutros to improve to 13-8 on the season.  Koutros pitched seven innings, allowing just three hits while striking out 10.  Adam LaCapra had three hits for Wolcott and scored two runs, while Gary Miller added an RBI single.  Sean Trafford pitched well for Waterbury (8-12), allowing seven hits and fanning four in seven innings of work.  Kody Kerski had a hit and run scored for the Wild, while Nick Boucher added a hit and RBI.
Tribury Pavers 7, Terryville Black Sox 3:  The Pavers scored five runs in the first inning and won going away. Tyler Elmore picked up the win, going 5 1/3 innings, allowing two runs.  Offensively, the Pavers were led by Jamie Kimberly who was 2-for-4 with two RBI and a run scored, while Andrew Jones also was 2-for-4 with three RBI and a run scored.  Dan Perez chipped in with two hits and an RBI with a run scored.  Terryville was led by Kevin LaRoche, who tripled. The Pavers are 8-11 while Terryville is 10-10.
Brass City Brew 4, Burlington Hunters 3:  Brass City pitcher Eric Gormley held the Hunters to single runs in the second, third and fifth innings, then drove in two of the Brew’s three runs in the fourth.  Marc DiDominzio added the third run of the inning with a sacrifice fly, then drove in the game-winner in the top of the sixth.  Sean Shanley, Adam Peters and Pat Flynn had the RBI for Burlington, and Jared Holtman had two doubles. 
Tri-Town Trojans 13, Mazda Dodge Red Devils 1:  Tri-Town’s winning pitcher Connor Murray had plenty of support Thursday evening as the Trojans jumped out to a 4-0 lead in the first inning, then added five runs in the fourth and three in the fifth in a 14-hit attack.  Nick Lahoud was 2-for-3 with a HR and 3 RBI, Casey McDonald, 2-for-3, 2 RBI, Dan McCarty, 3-for-4, triple, RBI, Kyle Osolin, 2-for-3, triple, RBI, and Landon Gardella 2-for-2, triple, RBI.
Amenia Monarchs 3, Torrington Rebels 1:  The Monarchs scored all three of their runs in the first inning on hits by Jim Robertson (2 hits), Joel Judson (double) and Matt Hosier (double).  Then complete-game winner Brody Fontaine (4 strikeouts) put the Rebels in a hammer-lock for six innings, except for a double by Jerry Colon. Torrington scored its lone run in the top of the seventh on a passed ball.  The Rebels are 7-14 and Amenia is 12-9.
Naugatuck Dogs 4, Prospect Hearts 0: Timmy Lebel hurled a complete-game one-hitter with five strikeouts and two walks as the Naugy Dogs improved to 12-8.  Mackey Cianciolo doubled twice and drove in three runs.  Mike Gugliotti had the hit for Prospect (2-18).