Sports Roundup: Strong pitching leads to wins for both Plainville, Southington baseball

Published on Saturday, 15 April 2017 22:21


WALLINGFORD - It was a baseball game Plainville never felt it was going to lose.

Led by timely hitting and the arm of Nate Michalek, the Blue Devils beat Lyman Hall on the road 5-0 Saturday afternoon.

Michalek tossed a complete game and gave up just four hits. The junior also struck out three and walked one. On offense, Shaun Simoneau had the only extra base hit of the day with a double.

After two scoreless innings for both teams, Plainville finally got on the board in the top of the third. The Blue Devils added another run an inning late and three more in the sixth for good measure.

Lyman Hall, meanwhile, just could not figure out Michalek.

Plainville is now 3-2 on the season.

Southington 1, Notre Dame-West Haven 0: The Blue Knights did not get much offense, but they did not need it with the way Jon Mikosz was dealing on the mound. The junior went the distance for Southington, throwing seven innings of one-hit ball. He also struck out seven and walked three to collect his second win of the season.

Offensively, Matt Sciota and Jeremy Mercier had the best day at the plate for the Blue Knights. Sciota went 2-for-3 with an RBI with Mercier adding a double himself.

Southington scored its lone run in the fifth, helping improve its record to 3-1 in the early part of the season.

Posted in New Britain Herald, Plainville, Southington on Saturday, 15 April 2017 22:21. Updated: Saturday, 15 April 2017 22:23.