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Baseball Team Advances To Title Game And Lacrosse Squad Defeated



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BETHEL — The No. 3 seed Newtown High School baseball team defeated No. 7 Immaculate of Danbury 6-2 in the South-West Conference Tournament semifinals, at neutral site Bethel High, on May 23.

With the win, the Nighthawks will play No. 4 Masuk of Monroe in the championship game on Wednesday, May 25, at 7 pm, back at Bethel High. Masuk upset top seed Joel Barlow of Redding 2-1 in the other semifinal.

Newtown got a complete game effort from Charlie Curtis who allowed six hits, walked two, and struck out eight in his seven innings of work. Curtis also did damage with the bat, belting a solo homerun.

Josh Rosen also homered, a two-run shot, and doubled. Ryan Verdi and Will Burns each had a hit and RBI.

On the girls’ lacrosse field, the No. 3 NHS squad fell 16-9 to host and No. 2 seed New Fairfield on May 23. Elena Sughrue and Erin Phaneuf both scored three times, Izzy Butler had two goals, and Bella Gerace added one for the Nighthawks.

Read more about these games in the May 27 print edition of The Bee.

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

Will Burns applies the tag on a pickoff play made by pitcher Charlie Curtis during Newtown's 6-2 win over Immaculate in the SWC Tournament semifinals on May 23. —Steffan Burns photo
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