Sports Roundup: Kelley throws four perfect innings, Newington baseball rolls to victory over Bloomfield

Published on Saturday, 29 April 2017 23:06
Written by MICHAEL WOOLFSON

STAFF WRITER

NEWINGTON - The Newington baseball team jumped on Bloomfield early with a seven-run bottom of the first inning and cruised to a 20-1 victory on Saturday afternoon.

Starting pitcher Jack Kelley was perfect through four innings but was pulled at that point with the game already well in hand with the team up 17-0. The sophomore left the game having struck out eight of the 12 batters he faced in a truly dominant performance.

In total the Indians allowed Bloomfield to compile just one hit in the game, compared to the 15 hits the team picked up itself.

Newington also made no errors while Bloomfield committed four.

On offense the Indians got key contributions from several different players including Cooper Johnson, who finished 2-5 with a double and four RBI.

Christian Colon also had four RBI and he finished 2-4 with a triple. Jay Vereneau was also a standout as he went 2-4 with a double and three RBI.

Newington increases its record to 6-3 with the win.

Rockville 5, Plainville 0: There wasn’t much offense in the contest between Rockville and Plainville but it was the Rams that broke through for five runs in the last two innings to pick up the win.

The game featured as many errors (5) as it did hits. Nate Michalek was the losing pitcher for the Blue Devils.



Posted in New Britain Herald, General Sports, Newington, Plainville on Saturday, 29 April 2017 23:06. Updated: Saturday, 29 April 2017 23:08.