NEW CANAAN, Conn. -- The following are recaps of recent New Canaan Baseball/Softball game play:
Indians 12, Dodgers 5: Chicken Joe's Indians won in the first round of the Majors 70 playoffs. Alex Welsh and Ben Sarda shared pitching duties for the Indians, both throwing effectively. The game was nip and tuck until the fifth inning when the Indians staged a six-run, two-out rally, highlighted by Trevor Donnelly's two-run home run. Welsh, Sarda and Donnelly each had two hits. Chase Fichtner, Andrew Jordan, Alex Merjian, Jake Luther and AJ Baker had hits as well. Mikey Pelli led the Dodgers offense with a two-run home run in the first. Dillon Abate, Griffin Arnone and Spencer Williams had hits, and Jackson Yancy pitched well for the Dodgers.
Twins 6, Cubs 5: In a hard-fought battle spanning eight innings over two days, the New Canaan Car Spa Twins beat the Citibank Cubs in the first play-off game of the Major 60s league. The back-and-forth battle was marked by solid hitting, led by Jake Ciancio, Seamus Curtin and Luigi DeRubeis, who all went 3-for-4. Logan Otis was a perfect 3-for-3. In the bottom of the eighth inning, the Cubs led 5-4 with the Twins at the plate with no outs and the bases loaded, then the Mellick Field lights went dark. They have an automatic shut down timer that goes off at 9:30 p.m. The game resumed the next day. A lead-off double play did not deflate the Twins. Instead, Augustine Frey and Ryan Krolikowski followed it by knocking in the tying and go-ahead runs, respectively.
Twins 15, Phillies 0 The New Canaan Car Spa Twins beat the Phillies in a rout. The Twins pitching staff supported by great fielding threw a no-hitter, led by pitchers Andrew Kurth and Jake Ciancio. Every Twins' batter was able to get on base.
Padres 7, Marlins 5: For the Marlins, Callum Wood and Dukes Plum pitched well. Cameron Hill and Matthew Benevento doubled and Ben Loomis singled. Dukes Plum, Matty Panella and Charlie Panella got on base and scored runs. For the Padres, Griffin Koch and Jack Johnson had two hits each and Jake Barna singled. Griffin Koch, Jake Barna and Jack Almeida combined on the pitching duties for the Padres.
Brewers 12, Astros 0: The Brewers got consistent hitting from Austin Platt, Jack O'Donnell and Jack Ellis and great defensive work from Zach Boland, Lucas Barry, Alexander Weismann and Christian Carson. The Astros were led by two strong innings of pitching from Evan Beiles, along with several outstanding catches in left field by Beiles. Nick Gulio was 2-for-3 with two doubles. Joey Generalis also was 2-for-3 with a double. Generalis also made several smart plays at shortstop. The Brewers' pitching was outstanding with Will Cosco, Peter Jardim, Jack Ellis and Austin Platt each taking the hill.
Brewers 4, Rockies 3: Thursday night the Brewers and Rockies met for the continuation of a rain suspended game where the Rockies led 1-0 after one and a half innings. It continued to be a tight battle between the two teams, and remained a low-scoring game for the first few innings, until the Rockies opened up a 3-0 lead when Charlie Von Heusen singled in two runs. Chris Richardson scored from third and Coz Defelice hustled to score from second. The Brewers finally managed to get on the score board in the bottom of the fifth, with timely at bats by Lucas Barry, Carson Perlman and Peter Jardim. They were followed by an RBI walk from Dylan Imbruce. The Brewers' pitching held the Rockies the rest of the way with outstanding pitching performances by Zack Ramppen and closer Austin Platt. In the bottom of the sixth, the Brewers tied the score on a hit to center by Jack Ellis. With the bases loaded, Christian Carson was patient at the plate and walked in the winning run.
Charleston River Dogs 9, Reno Aces 8: The River Dogs won with a two-out rally in the bottom of the sixth inning to win the playoff opener. Brendan Holahan had the game-winning RBI. Barrett Schmitz also led the offense with big hits. Leading the defense, Aidan Marks caught a fly ball and Connor Finnigan had a great throw from third base. For the Aces’ offense, Chaitanya Garg had two RBIs, Taylor Yancy belted a hard single over third base and Trey Kollitides also hit well. Nick Deligtisch and Charlie Mehos led the defense.