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Baseball Team Breaks Out The Bats In Win Over Green Wave



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All nine Newtown High School baseball players to record at-bats had at least one run batted in or run scored in the team’s 13-6 season-opening triumph at New Milford on April 10. Newtown scored seven runs in the third inning and five in the fifth.

Leadoff batter Jack Petersen had two hits, an RBI, and two runs scored. Dylan Goyette and Charlie Curtis each had a hit, RBI, and run scored.

In the middle of the batting order, CJ Demers drove in a run and scored a run, Karl Miller had a hit and two runs batted in, and Luke Galer had two walks and a pair of runs scored.

Charlie Eppers had two hits, three RBI, and a run scored. Spencer Chard had two hits, an RBI, and two runs scored. Matt Pietrorazio had a hit, drove in two, and scored twice.

Goyette and Pietrorazio both doubled, and Eppers logged a triple.

Pitcher David Braun allowed one run and three hits, striking out nine, and did not allow a walk in 4.2 innings of work in relief.

The Nighthawks were blanked in their second game, falling 1-0 at Bethel on April 13. The teams combined for just seven hits and Bethel got the lone run, an unearned marker, on a Max Foster RBI in the sixth inning.

Demers had all three of Newtown’s hits. Newtown pitchers Karl Miller, Zander Kasbarian, and David Braun combined to strike out nine batters and walk three in six frames.

Jack Petersen takes his lead off second base before scoring a run in a scrimmage during the preseason. Petersen and the Nighthawks got the regular season off to a winning start with a 13-6 triumph at New Milford on April 10.
Matt Pietrorazio had a double, two RBI, and two runs scored in the opener at New Milford. —Bee Photos, Hutchison
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