WETHERSFIELD - Joey Zawisza has done it once again.
Zawisza has been the go-to guy for the Newington baseball team and in its last game of the regular season, Zawisza showed up.
“Once again Joey gave us a great opportunity to win the game,” Newington head coach Ben Alaimo said after his team beat the Eagles 11-4. “I’m really proud of him today because he was good enough and tough enough to get the win.”
Coming into Monday, Zawisza (6-1) had three walks on the season and although he walked three more on Monday, that still only gives him six total on the season, with 51 strikeouts.
Newington’s Gunna Johnson was 1-for-4 at the plate with a double and three RBI, while teammate Spencer Couillard was also 1-for-4 with a double and an RBI.
The Indians finished their regular season 14-6, although it’s satisfied, it still wants more.
“We’re happy where we are at 14-6,” Aliamo said. “I’m hoping for a home game and the win today should get us a piece of the CCC-South Colonial division championship. Our streak is at 6-0, but were shooting for 11-0.”
Newington 185, East Hartford 228: The Indians have hit their lowest score all year. Newington’s John Hurst was the medalist on the afternoon, shooting a 43. The Indians were also led by Cole Pratte with a 48, Mike Hamill with a 46 and Jake Irons with a 48. Newington is now 6-6-1 on the season.
Newington 201, Avon 216: It was a good day on the course for the Indians. Jessica Pierzchalski was the medalist on the afternoon, shooting a 45 for the Indians. Newington was also led by Taylor Kelley who shot a 47, Chloe Bilodeau who shot a 51 and Maddie Massarro-Cook who shot a 58.
New Britain 6, Wilbur Cross 1: It was a day of doubles for the Hurricanes. Alex Munoz and Sebby Tarasiuk they played a hard fought match that ended in a tie breaker. Raul Rodriguez and Yasser Vasquez also won their three set tie breaker.
Newington 7, Platt 0: After clean sweeping the panther, the Indians have qualified for the Class LL state tournament which will be held on Saturday at Wilton High School.
Southington 6, Newington 1: The Indians had a rough day on the court, only coming home with one win. Abboy Molloy won the No. 3 singles match.