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New Canaan Youth Baseball/Softball Action

Here are the recaps of recent New Canaan Baseball/Softball games:

Babe Ruth Softball

Majors 12U

Stampede 12 Norwalk 11

The RAF Stampede defeated the Norwalk Slammers in a thriller at Waveny Park. It was a close game until the fifth when the Slammers broke away with four runs after some miscues by the Stampede. The Stampede was able to scratch a run in the fifth to make it 11-8 and hold the Slammers to eleven in the sixth. A base on balls by Charlotte Decker and timely hitting in the bottom of the sixth from Eliza Haney, Rachel Keshin and Molly Keshin, evened the score at 11-11. Sophie Wood drove in the winning run to make the final score 12-11.

Minors 10U

Pumas  14, Hawks 9

Kendall Holland went 1-2, scored three runs and struck out two batters to lead the Darien Sport Shop Pumas to a 14-9 win over the NAA Hawks. Katie Unger also scored three times and Lauren Sturm ran her consecutive game hitting streak to eight with a single in the 4th inning. Riley Mottolese capped off the Puma offensive attack with a 2-RBI single to help seal the victory. Claire Leville and Maisy Mylod were the defensive standouts for the Pumas, and Gillian Kane Dinan struck out six Hawks in her two innings of work to earn the win. With the victory, the Pumas improved to 7-1 on the year.

Pumas 9, Untouchables 4

Maisy Mylod scored two runs and reached base safely three times to lead the Darien Sport Shop Pumas to a 9-4 victory over the Information Services Group Untouchables. Amelia Boyd also was on base three times, scoring once and Katie Unger went 1-2 with a walk and two runs. Alyssa Marotta picked up a hit and an RBI and played a great game behind the plate, and Erin Speiss picked up a save and helped her own cause with a hit and an RBI.

The Untouchables were led by Cassie Kane who had a booming double in the final inning, and Julia Tamburro, who was phenomenal at 1B. Caroline Cronin was terrific on the mound, pitching two innings and striking out four. Defensive stalwarts for the Untouchables were Alexandra DeRubeis and Kara Simko.

Cal Ripken Baseball

Bantam 8

Chattanooga Lookouts 15, Charleston River Dogs 4

Sunshine smiled on Dr. Osherow’s Chattanooga Lookouts when they defeated the Bank of New Canaan Charleston River Dogs 15-4.  Solid batting included three runs by Alexander Weissman and two runs each by Harrison Graber, AJ Eason and Jaden Konspore.  Quick throws by Nick Gilio, Jack Murphy, Jaden Konspore and Johnny Wise led to an unstoppable defense including a double play by Joey Generalis and five outs by Xander Arnone.

Bantam 7

Rochester Red Wings 20,  Durham Bulls 20

Spring's dreary skies gave way to a beautiful Saturday for baseball, as the New Canaan Cleaners’ Rochester Red Wings and the Davis and Associates’ Durham Bulls battled to 20-20 at Irwin Field. The Bulls shined early as Matthew Balkun, Marc DeGaetano, and Jerry Keefe all made key plays in the field. The Red Wings offense caught fire as the game progressed, with George Mulrey, Colin Sampson, and Jack Reed all recording multiple hit games. On defense for the Red Wings, Charlie Mehos, Matthew Axon and Arthur Stedman all made slick plays in the field. Taylor Pinkernell, Austin Grillo, Jared Kramer and Ned Brady had big games at the plate for the Bulls, pacing a balanced attack that saw each player record at least one hit. Both teams showed great improvement since earlier in the year, and look forward to a strong season finish.

Bantam 6

Trenton Thunder  27, Charlotte Stone Crabs 27

Henry Cunney had three hits and drove in four runs, leading the Kouzina Trenton Thunder to a 27-27 tie with the First County Bank Charlotte Stone Crabs. Gavin Harris and Charlie Vincent also made major contributions to the Thunder offensive attack, with each player going 3-3 with three runs scored. Brendan Holahan also chipped in with three hits and made several spectacular plays at 1B. Ryan and Connor Murphy were also defensive standouts for Trenton.

Tommy Augustine was the big hitter of the day for Charlotte with three hits, including a home run and a double. Gordon Stuart and Richie Whitcomb also had three hits and scored three runs apiece. Nolan Charlton was the fielding star for the Stone Crabs, whose record remained unblemished for the season.

Majors 70

Reds 6, Indians 4

The Bristol Partners Reds outlasted the Tony's Deli Indians by a score of 6-4 in a seesaw battle at Saxe Field.  The Reds jumped to a 1-0 lead on a right-field blast from Matt Lynch in the top of the first.  The Indians then scratched out two runs in the bottom of the inning as Troy Dunnam and Alex Dolby each scored on heads-up base running plays.  The Reds then tied the game at two-apiece in the top of the third as Lynch knocked in Will Tingley with an RBI double.  Michael Svagdis put the Indians up 3-2 in the bottom of the inning dashing home on a passed ball.  The Reds jumped to a 5-3 lead in the fourth on a Matt Evans two-run blast just inside the left-field pole and an RBI fielder's choice from Quentin Gress.  After the Indians cut the lead to 5-4 in the fourth, Andrew Knight added an insurance run for the Reds with an RBI double in the fifth.  Evans collected the save for the Reds with two scoreless innings of relief.  Reds pitchers Lynch, Robby Jones and Evans had a sterling day, scattering three hits over six innings.

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