Mighty Tigers roll past the Hill

Rich Zalusky, The Chronicle, Willimantic, Conn.
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May 3—CHAPLIN — Less than 24 hours removed from a doubleheader loss to Ellis Tech where they were no- hit in the second game after leaving the bases loaded in the bottom of the seventh in a 3-2 loss in the opener, the Mighty Tigers of Windham Tech bounced back Saturday morning with a 20- 3 non- league baseball victory over Parish Hill.

Tech ( 4- 6) took control from the start by scoring six runs on five hits in the top of the first inning with Hank Job (3 hits, 4 runs) highlighting the inning with a 2- run single.

"It showed a lot about our character today," Windham Tech coach Bill O'Connor said. " This group is a real hungry bunch. I haven't had a team like this in a long time. They want to stick around and get in extra hitting and fielding after practice. They know how to put losses behind them.

" They turn the page, move forward and stay in the moment."

Danny Meikle (3 hits, 4 runs), J.D. Miller (2 hits, 3 runs) and Brody Belanger (2 hits, 2 runs) had big days at the plate in a 13- hit attack as Windham Tech scored in every inning, including four runs in the third and fourth frames.

Winning pitcher Trey Lindsey struck out six over four innings and allowed three hits.

Joe Landolphi ( 2 runs), Keith Robinson and Cam Bill singled and David Hill drove in a run on an RBI groundout for Parish Hill (3-4), which had a 3- game winning streak snapped.

" The first inning set the tone today," Parish Hill coach Scott Yeo said. " I go back with Bill [ O'Connor] a long time and knew that he wasn't going to let up. I respect him for that. That's the only way you're going to get better.

" We have a young group and I'm happy with the way we're developing. And in our conference, we've gotten off to a good start and should be very competitive."

In other games. ...

In North Stonington, Jack Valliere cleared the bases with a 3-run double in a 4-run top of the fourth inning as Windham picked up its first win of the season, taking the opening game of an Eastern Connecticut Conference doubleheader with a 7- 4 victory over Wheeler.

Emmanuel Beato added an RBI double in Game 1 and Alex Ortiz picked up the win on the mound for the Whips ( 1-4 overall, 1-4 league), who were edged in the second game, 5- 4.

Ortiz hit a solo home run in Game 2 while Valliere had two hits and an RBI and Victor Meijia drove in two runs for Windham.

In Central Village, Lyman Memorial dropped both games of an ECC North Division doubleheader to Plainfield, falling 7- 5 in Game 1 and 13- 6 in Game 2.

Daylan Griffin ( 2 RBI), Jeremiah Bobbi and Owen

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Zimnock all drove in runs for the Bulldogs ( 2- 6 overall, 2- 6 league), who scored three runs in the top of the sixth to take a 5- 4 lead in Game 1 before Plainfield ( 7- 1, 7- 1) answered with three in the home half with Colin Lanctot ( double) and Tyler Ezzell ( single) delivering key 2- out RBI hits.

Zimnock had two RBI for Lyman Memorial in the second game while Joe Bittman, Bobbi and Sam Cardinal doubled.

FRIDAY'S GAMES BASEBALL In Coventry, Gavin Covell had a 2- run triple in a 4- run bottom of the third inning while Vinny LoRicco threw four innings of scoreless relief to record the win on the mound as Coventry downed Granby, 13- 6, in a North Central Connecticut Conference game.

Nate Cordner hit a 2- run double and Ethan Covell ( 3 hits, run, RBI) stole home in a 5- run bottom of the first inning for the Patriots ( 7- 2 overall, 7- 2 league).

Josh Malcolm added two hits with a double.

In Hebron, University of Connecticut- bound Frankie Mozzicato went 4-for-4 with four runs scored and three RBI to lead No. 2 East Catholic ( 9- 0) to a 14- 3 Central Connecticut Conference East inter- divisional victory over RHAM ( 4- 4).

In Willimantic, Hank Job went 4-for-4 with a stolen base in Game 1 for Windham Tech, which left the bases loaded in the bottom of the seventh in a 3- 2 Connecticut Technical Conference loss to Ellis Tech.

Christian Wilson had two hits and scored a run in the first game for the Mighty Tigers ( 1- 4 league).

Cameron Fulone and Cameron L'Heureux combined on a no- hitter as Ellis Tech ( 7- 1 overall, 5- 0 league) rolled to a 14- 0 Game 2 victory in five innings.

In Storrs, Jack Fulko (8 strikeouts) allowed one hit, a 1-out single by Noah Woodmansee in the bottom of the first inning, to help lead East Hartford ( 4- 3) to a 13- 0 CCC East inter- division victory in five innings over E. O. Smith ( 3- 4).

In New Britain, David Hill went 3-for-5 with two runs scored and six RBI and threw a complete- game 2- hitter with 12 strikeouts as Parish Hill (3-0 league) downed Innovation, 11- 0, in a Capital Region Athletic League game.

GOLF

John Bray ( 42) earned medalist honors at the Windham Club for E.O. Smith (2-2 overall, 0-1 league) in a 182-190 CCC East Division loss to RHAM (2-3, 2-1).

TRACK AND FIELD

Coventry High junior Alex Krause out-distanced the 8-man field at the Coventry Last Minute Hammer Throw Invitational with a first- place throw of 189 feet.