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Hawk Sluggers Double Up Glastonbury 6-3 But Fall To Greenwich



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CJ Demers went 3-for-4 with three runs batted in to help the No. 20 Newtown High School baseball team double up host and No. 13 Glastonbury 6-3 in the Class LL state tournament’s first round on June 2.

Grayson DeFelice and Dylan Goyette also knocked in runs. Jack Petersen had two hits and two runs scored, and Charlie Eppers had two hits and a run scored. Eppers stole two bases and Charlie Curtis, Zach Majeski, Demers, Goyette, and Petersen also swiped a base.

Newtown starting pitcher David Braun went six innings, allowing three earned runs on seven hits; he walked two and struck out a pair of batters. Zander Kasbarian came on to close it out and pick up the save.

With the win, the Nighthawks earned a second-round visit to No. 4 Greenwich on June 2 and dropped a 6-5 heart-breaker. Read more about the Greenwich game in the June 11 print edition of The Bee.

David Braun pitches during the conference playoffs. Braun picked up the win in the state playoff opener. —Bee Photos, Hutchison
Catcher Grayson DeFelice and the Nighthawks earned a 6-3 win in the first round of states.
Dylan Goyette runs the bases.
Karl Miller races toward first base as Dylan Goyette comes down the third base line during conference playoff action.
Zander Kasbarian closed out Newtown’s state playoff game win over Glastonbury. —Steffan Burns photo
Sam D’Aprile tagged from second base and advanced to third on this play against Glastonbury. —Steffan Burns photo
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