TRI-STATE PLAYOFFS: Wolcott Scrappers move on, Southington 66ers and Tribury Twisters swept

The Wolcott Scrappers huddle on the mound at the BAW while waiting for Blasius Chevrolet
to get the players necessary to play Game 2 Sunday. Blasius forfeited, and Wolcott moved on.
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The Wolcott Scrappers entered the Connecticut Tri-State Baseball League Playoffs as the No. 12 seed.
Wolcott getting past the first round was unlikely, but that’s exactly what the Scrappers did. Wolcott bombed No. 5 Blasius Chevrolet 14-9 in the first game of a best-of-three series on Saturday at Prospect’s Hotchkiss Field. Elvis Martinez homered twice while Israel Lugo and Matt Warren added solo dingers. Ryan Soucy drove in four runs while TJ Williams tossed six innings on the mound.
The teams were slated to play Game 2 on Sunday at the BAW, but Blasius only had seven healthy players and was forced to forfeit. Wolcott moves on to play the No. 4 Bethlehem Plowboys, but won’t do so until Aug. 11, which is after the AABC Stan Musial World Series is completed.

66ers swept out of playoffs
Southington played the Litchfield Cowboys in a best-of-three series. The 66ers dropped the first game 9-8 on Saturday at Litchfield High School, then returned home to Recreation Park for Game 2 on Sunday.
Southington lost 5-3 and was swept by Litchfield. Josh Dobratz was a leading batter for the 66ers, including a rocket double down the right field line. 

PHOTOS: Click here to see images from Game 2 of Southington’s series against Litchfield.

Twisters also sent packing
The left-handed pitching combination of Billy Armstrong and Kenny Kerski was too much to handle as the Terryville Black Sox swept the Tribury Twisters in a first round best-of-three series.
Zack Goldberg and Tom Rinaldi each had two hits in a 5-1 loss on Saturday. Tribury hosted the second game Sunday at Holy Cross, but Terryville claimed a 2-0 victory in that contest. Ben Brown was terrific in defeat, striking out 12 while pitching a complete game.