Lawmen lose to Easties in SCC baseball
Jonathan Law handed visiting East Haven a six-run cushion and couldn’t get all the runs back in losing a 7-3 decision to the Easties in an SWC contest on Monday.
Law is now 3-13 and East Haven snapped a five-game losing streak to improve to 5-11.
East Haven put the six runs on the board in the second inning. They had three hits and a walk, and were helped immensely by a pair of Law errors.
Cosch Greg Simler's Lawmen halved the deficit in the bottom of the third inning.
Mitchell Smith drew the first walk of the game off Eastie starter Danny Petr to bring lead-off batter Frank Mucciacciaro to the plate. He singled to right and Rob Griswold singled to load the bases.
Petr, who gave up hits to Griswold and Carollo but got out of a trouble with a double play in the first, uncorked a wild pitch and Law was on the board.
Carollo hit the ball into the hole, where shortstop Chris Affinito made a fine play to get the out at first, as the second run scored.
Mac Taylor pulled a single into right field to make it 6-3. Nick Catandela walked and Charles Knights had a great at bat before he singled to load the bases.
Petr then struck out the next two batters to leave three runners on base.
Law kept swinging, only to come up empty as hits in each of the next four frames went for naught.
Griswold doubled with two outs in the fourth off Steve Cochran, who came on in relief to start the inning.
Taylor singled to lead off the fifth and John Speer singled to lead off the sixth.
In the seventh, Carollo singled off the third base bag and Catandella had Law’s 12th base hit before a 6-4-3 double play ended things.
East Haven scored its last run in the top of the seventh on a John Kikosicki single and stole base, and a pair of infield grounders.