TRI-STATE: Southington 66ers no match for undefeated Watertown Blaze

Chris Comeau is greeted at home plate after his three-run home run Thursday.
(Copyright Sports on CT-69, 2017)

You could use a large amount of puns to describe the play of the defending champion Watertown Blaze so far in the 2017 Connecticut Tri-State Baseball League season.
Hot, on fire, ablaze, scorching.
Watertown continued its terrific run with a 15-4 walloping of the Southington 66ers on Thursday evening at Recreation Park in Southington. The Blaze improved to 12-0 with the victory and looked every bit like a team on a mission to repeat.
Watertown launched three home runs off of Southington pitching, one apiece by Nick DeLotto, Chris Comeau and Tony Patane. DeLotto and Patane went deep for two-run homers while Comeau’s brought in three runs. DeLotto had three hits while Comeau added two. 
Conor McEvoy had three hits on the day. Alex Johnson threw six scoreless innings to claim victory on the mound. Former Holy Cross standout Chris Callahan batted seventh and played right field for the Blaze.
Southington, which is in its second year in the league, was overmatched from the get-go and left impressed by Watertown. Former St. Paul standout Tim Jalbert had a triple for the 66ers, who scored four times in the bottom of the seventh inning. Southington dropped to 5-6 with the loss. It was a rough night for the home team, but most Blaze opponents have had the same experience so far this season.
The 66ers had a bunch of former Bristol area high schoolers in their lineup. Jalbert was one, and he was joined by former Falcons Kyle Dube, Josh Dobratz, Matt Santovasi and Patrick Raymond. Steve Roy, who played for Bristol Eastern, was also in the lineup.

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