NEWINGTON — The Platt baseball team punched its ticket into the Class L state tournament with a marquee 7-3 victory over Newington on Friday.
The host Indians went into the CCC crossover game at 11-3. Platt came away at 8-7.
The Panthers built a 5-1 lead after two innings and then cruised behind winning pitcher Wes Deno and reliever Edisson Ortiz.
Deno logged the first four innings, allowing three runs on six hits and three walks. Deno fanned one. Ortiz pitched three scoreless innings of relief.
E.J. Dudley (2-for-4), Peyton Thiel (2-for-3) and Andrew McCarty (2-for-3) all had multiple hits for Platt. Dudley tripled and scored two runs. Thiel doubled, scored a run and drove one in. McCarty also had a double.
Wilcox Tech 17, O’Brien Tech 0: The Indians rebounded from Wednesday’s loss at Lyman Hall with the CTC rout in Meriden. It was Wilcox Tech’s first game on its own field since April 18.
Brian Carabetta ensured it would be a happy homecoming. The senior threw three innings of one-hit ball, striking out three and walking none, to earn the pitching win.
Carabetta also went 2-for-2 at the plate. One of his hits went for a triple.
Mike Furgalack and Sean Dupuis were also 2-for-2 with triples.
The Tribe now stands at 12-4 overall.
Cheshire 10, Guilford 6: The SCC Quinnipiac champions rolled to their 15th straight win in this interdivisional game on the road.
The Rams are now 15-1. Guilford fell to 10-7.
Xavier 7, Sheehan 5: The Falcons won their third straight, topping the Titans in a SCC crossover under the lights at Palmer Field.
Xavier improved to 7-5 while knocking Sheehan to 6-11.