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Baseball Team Blanked By Barlow In Semis



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The Newtown High School baseball team's winning ways ended with a 7-0 loss at top seed Joel Barlow of Redding in the SWC semifinals on May 21. The game was scoreless in the fourth as Newtown starter Wes Keayes shut down a potent Falcon lineup to start the game, holding Barlow hitless through three frames.

The Falcons batted around in the fourth and went through a few Nighthawk pitchers in the inning, plating all of its runs in the frame. Newtown relievers Jack Carta and Danny Leyva combined for 2.1 scoreless, two-hit innings. Barlow is unbeaten and is the top-ranked team in Class M for the state.

The Nighthawks, the No. 7 seed in the bracket, were riding a six-game winning streak (five victories to close out the regular slate followed by a 2-0 win at No. 2 New Fairfield in the SWC quarterfinals). NHS will look to bounce back in the State Tournament.

Sports Editor Andy Hutchison can be reached at andyh@thebee.com.

Jack Carta pitched well in relief against host Joel Barlow during the SWC semifinals. —Bee Photo, Hutchison
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