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Ellington beat South Windsor 6-2 in extra innings. In the top of the 7th inning with the score tied at 2-2, Alex Maningas led off the inning with a game leading home run which ended up being the game winning hit. Ellington wasn't done there though when Garrett Phelps followed with a double (his 2nd hit of the game) and Ryan Shaw hit a single up the middle knocking in their 4th run and with 2 on Frank Mozzicato hit a 2 run triple (his 2nd hit of the game) to make the score 6-2.
The game was a pitching duel between Frank Mozzicato of Ellington who pitched 5 2/3 innings of 2 hit ball striking out 12, walking 1, and giving up 2 runs (1 earned) and Nick Santini of South Windsor who pitched 5 1/3 innings of 5 hit ball striking out 9, walking 2, and giving up 2 runs (1 earned).
All of the scoring was done in the 3rd inning when Aaron Pyne of Ellington led off the top of the 3rd with a solo homerun. With 2 outs and a runner on 1st Jason Leslie hit a double to knock in Ellington's 2nd run of the game. South Windsor answered back in the bottom of the inning when Will Bonazelli led off the inning with a walk and Jordan Dill hit a double in the gap to cut the score to 2-1. A dropped 3rd strike allowed a base runner on base and Jordan to get to 3rd base and with runners on 1st and 3rd and 1 out a groundball was hit to 2nd and it looked like Ellington was going to get out of the inning with a double play but Nick Santini broke up a double play with a great takeout slide which allowed South Windsor to tie the score.
Charlie Keen of South Windsor had their other hit of the game and Josh Smith played well for the losing team.
Ellington 9-10 Get 2nd Win In The All Star Tournament
On Monday evening, Ellington beat Enfield 6-3. Will Lally pitched a complete game for Ellington, striking out 6, walking 0 and giving up only 4 hits. Lally faced only 3 batters in the 2nd, 4th and 6th inning and only 4 batters in the 3rd and 5th innings.
Ellington jumped on top early with a lead-off single by Camden Thomas and scored on a single by Mike Bontempo. Bontempo advanced to 3rd on the throw and later scored on a fielder choice giving Ellington a 2-0 in the top of the first. Enfield answered in the bottom of the first when Mike Baumann hit a 2 run double to tie the score at 2-2.
Ellington jumped back on top in the second inning as they manufactured 2 runs after Cody Murphy and Zack Abbruzzese lead off the inning with two walks and both scored and Ellington took the league for good at 4-2.
Jayden Maynard lead off the 5th inning with a single and scored Enfield’s final run on a fielder’s choice. The inning ended with a ground ball to 3rd base which Brandon Wrona bare-handed to throw out the runner at 1st for a great play.
Mike Baumann and Anthony Noke both pitched well for Enfield only giving up 5 hits to Ellington.