MONROE, CT — Monroe’s 12u baseball team was struggling at 1-7 in the division going into last weekend, before sweeping a pair of doubleheaders to improve their record to 5-7. Monroe’s overall record is 9-10.
“If we win both games next Sunday, we should make the playoffs,” Coach Joseph Gialanella said.
After winning a pair of games on the road over the Cheshire Reds on Saturday, Monroe returned to Beardsley Field to host the New Britain Elite for a doubleheader.
Monroe won game one 8-0. Nico Convertito threw four no hit innings to pick up the win. Reliever, Graham Gabriel, blanked the visitors in the fifth inning to complete the combined shutout.
Steven Curtin led the scoring barrage, going 2 for 2 with 3 RBI’s, and first baseman Al Morgenthaler drove in 2 runs.
Monroe won game two 12-0. Three pitchers combined for a one-hitter, including starter Ryan Garamella, who was the winning pitcher. Garamella struck out three batters.
Owen Mok and JD Bortzfield both pitched scoreless innings in relief.
Ethan Fonck went 2 for 3, driving in 4 runs, and Garamella helped his own cause with a 2 RBI double deep go left field in the first inning.