Southington defeats Trumbull in semifinals
Southington High got a complete-game effort from Joe Rivera on the hill, as he tossed a six-hitter giving the third-seeded Knights a hard-fought 4-2 win over eighth-seeded Trumbull High at Muzzy Field in Bristol.
The Eagles and the Knights put together a three-hit first inning, with Southington getting the most of the advantage breaking out to a 2-1 lead.
Brandon Liscinsky led off the game with a solid single and moved to second on a passed ball.
Willy Velez grounded out sending the lead runner to third. Casey Mack pounded a single to drive in Liscinsky to put Trumbull on the board.
Matt Sirois slapped a run-scoring double to the gap scored on a single from Andrew Goralski to put the Knights on top 2-1.
“We certainly felt good about getting on the board first,” Trumbull coach Phil Pacelli said.
“We gave the lead right back to them. And, then they got two more in the fourth and that really put the pressure on us.”
Southington added two more runs in the fourth.
Trumbull did close the gap, scoring a run in the sixth to make it a 4-2 deficit.
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