CHESHIRE, CT — Monroe’s 12u baseball team swept a doubleheader against the Cheshire Reds at McNamara field Saturday.
Monroe ace Steven Curtin pitched a complete game 1 hitter in game one, allowing no earned runs and striking out 14, while leading the visitors to a 7-1 victory. Curtin also had a big day at the plate, going 3 for 3 with a double.
Other notable performers in game one were shortstop Justin Fanning, who went 2 for 3 with an RBI single in the first inning, and Nico Convertito who also went 2 for 3.
Monroe won a slugfest in game two, en route to a 14-6 win.
Monroe pitcher Justin Fanning picked up the win by pitching a complete game, in which he allowed 3 earned runs, while keeping the Reds off balance with a mix of fastballs and curveballs.
Owen Mok led Monroe’s offensive explosion, going 4 for 4 with a double and 2 RBI’s. John Mercier went 3 for 4 with a walk and Curtin’s hot hitting continued, as he went 2 for 3 in game two. Al Morgenthaler also made good contact, going 2 for 3 with 2 RBI’s.
Second baseman JD Bortzfield had a defensive gem, making the play of the day with an acrobatic jumping catch that he turned into a double play.
Owen Mok, Jack Gialanella, Nico Convertito and Ethan Fonck also played well defensively in game two.
Coach Joe Gialanella’s team is playing today (Sunday) with another doubleheader, this time at home against the New Britain Elite. The game started at 4 p.m. at Beardsley field.