Baseball: Law's state run ends in East Haven
The Jonathan Law baseball team was done in by the long-ball hitting of host East Haven when the ninth-seeded Yellow Jackets defeated the 25th-seeded Lawmen 6-2.
The Easties (15-7) were powered by Steve Cochran’s two-run blast in the third inning and Nick Kraszewski’s three-run bomb in the fifth.
Coach Greg Simler's Lawmen (11-11) scored runs in the fourth and fifth innings.
Evan Carollo reached on a two-base outfield error to open the fourth against East Haven right-hander Cenzo Camera. Kyle Frey then shot a single through the hole into right field to put runners on the corners.
Jeremiah Bravo squeezed Carollo home with a bunt up the first base line.
Camera left a runner on third with a comebacker and fly ball to right.
Law drew within 3-2 in the fifth.
David Flynn reached on an infield error, and with two outs, pinch-runner Dave Carelli advanced to second on a wild pickoff throw from Camera.
Rob Griswold lined Law’s second hit of the game, an RBI single to right-center field, and it was 3-2.
Frey drew the start for Law and the left-hander was helped out of trouble in the first two frames by his defense.
In the third, East Haven strung three hits together, including Cochran’s homer, and Kraszewski tacked on a run-scoring double for the three-run lead.
Bravo came on in relief and notched a strikeout to leave runners on first and second.
In the fifth, and the lead slashed to 3-2, East Haven mounted another attack.
A single and a walk led to Kraszewski’s three-run homer.
After another walk, Griswold at shortstop made a stellar play on a slow roller and Bravo added two strikeouts.
Camera retired the side in order in the last two innings.
He finished with a two-hitter, striking out four and walking two.