Little League roundup: Evans and Joslyn lead Laurel AC to win

Majors Division:

Laurel AC tops Signature — Backed by Jimmy Evans and Jeff Joslyn, Laurel AC defeated Signature Landscaping 11-8 last Sunday. Evans allowed just two runs and struck out five in four innings to get the win. Shane Popkins and Kyle Dobson pitched the fifth and sixth innings, respectively, to preserve the lead.

Joslyn led Laurel AC at the plate with a home run and three RBI, while Evans doubled, tripled and scored a pair of runs.

For Signature, Dax Generoso pitched the final three innings and allowed a run on three hits and a walk. He struck out five.

Joey Benincaso scored two runs and had an RBI and Matt Howard had two RBI and a run scored.

Lions roar against Kiwanis — Amari Brown and Chris Restaino combined to strike out nine batters as the Lions defeated Kiwanis 11-5 last Sunday.

Nick Granata led the Lions’ offense with three hits and three runs scored and Restaino had two RBI and two runs.

For Kiwanis, Jack Letizia hit a two-run home run in the fourth inning, while Logan Raymond had an RBI single and Max Pomponi went 2-for-3 with a run scored.

Ryan McGonigle started on the mound for Kiwanis and struck out four batters in three innings. Pomponi struck out two in two innings of relief work.

AAA Divison:

Firefighters prevail over Marinello’s in last at-bat — The Norwalk Firefighters came back from three runs down in their last at-bat to beat Marinello’s 10-9 on May 10. Both offenses came alive late, but it was Jack Gratz who hit a three-run home run to tie it in the sixth inning. Stephen Arduino then drove in Johnny Stefanidis on a walk-off single.

Mitchell Stiles earned the win with an 11-pitch, three-out stint in the sixth.

The game featured strong pitching early as the Firefighters’ Patrick Lotierzo and Cameron Cosgrove both made their AAA debuts on the mound. Sean Warde, Kevin Hanzlik and Myles Andriopoulos all pitched for Marinello’s.

Partners holds off Brendan’s 101 — Patrick Coulter and Korey Morton combined for six innings of solid pitching to help Partners beat Brendan’s 101 8-4 on May 10.

Morton hit a home run and a triple to lead Partners. Justin Gibson and and Oliver McGovern also drove in runs.

Back-to-back homers lift Outboost Computers over Stew Leonard’s — Randy Mateo’s two-out grand slam and Jeff Cocchia’s inside-the-park home run made the difference as Outboost handed Stew Leonard’s a 9-8 loss on May 10.

Louie Cundari was the starting pitcher and Artie Cocchia got the win in relief.

For Stew Leonard’s, Brandon Crosswell had two hits.