Legion pg 9 7-5-18

By Shawn Bates
TriTown Junior American Legion
The Junior Red Team is now 5-4 and sits in third place in the zone after a successful week last week. They need five more wins to gain a state tourney berth. The TriTown American Legion Junior Red Team enjoyed this last week posting three out of four wins over Zone 6 teams Niantic and Willimantic.
TriTown 6 —Niantic 2
Colby Livingston got the win on the hill as TriTown scored early and kept Niantic bats quiet for the seven-inning game. Colby Livingston and Kobie Bates picked up multiple hits and with aggressive base running TriTown cruised to the win.
TriTown 6 — Willimantic 4
Jack Merrill ripped a base hit in the first inning and scored one run to get TriTown pumped up to play. Willimantic would tie in the game at 1 in the second but the combination of errors and walks would lead to Colby Livingston and Dylan Vincent collecting multiple hits to score in three more runs in the 3rd to regain the lead. They wouldn’t look back. Anthony Ferraro would capture the win on the hill for TriTown.
TriTown 12 — Willimantic 2
Behind a command pitching performance by Jack Merrill the Towners would cruise in the seven-inning affair.  Kobie Bates, Colby Livingston, Dylan Vincent and Johnny Carita would lead the charge as all four would collect RBIs for the 12-2 charge. They gained second place in the Zone 6 standings a first for TriTown in two years.
TriTown 6 — Niantic 7
The Towners took the long trek down Rt. 395 and would fall short in a error-infested game by both teams .Colby Livingston would take the loss . TriTown would jump out to 3-0 lead on some smart base running but Niantic would bounce back to take the lead.
TriTown tied  the game back up to 6-6 heading into the sixth but would have to make a pitching change and walked in a run to take the lead. TriTown battled back in the top of the seventh but would come up short leaving a base runner stranded at second to end the game for TriTown.
TriTown plays at Woodstock Academy’s Bentley complex week night games start at 5:30.


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