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  • Season wrap on Centaur Nation

    The season wrap-up story for the Centaurs baseball team is now available on Centaur Nation.

    Season comes to close

    Luke Mathewson pitched well as the Centaurs hung tough, but lost late on the road, 3-1, to North Haven in a Class L state tournament first-round game.

    North Haven broke a 1-1 tie in the bottom of the sixth when Nick Parili singled home a run and an insurance run scored on an error.

    Mathewson went the distance, gave up five hits and only one earned run.

    Mathewson also had one of only two hits, a double, for the Centaurs who finished  10-13. 

     

    Preston leads Centaurs to win

    Eric Preston pitched a one-hitter with 12 strikeouts to lead the No. 31 Centaurs to the win in the Class L state tournament qualifying game over 34th-seeded Harding, 7-1, at the Bentley Athletic Complex Saturday.

    The Centaurs move on to play at No. 2 seed North Haven at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday in a first-round contest.

    The Academy (10-12) scored four in the fourth inning to give Preston all the support he needed.

    Cam Lotter had two hits for the Centaurs while Zach Ellsworth drove in a pair of runs.

    Centaurs honored

    Junior pitcher and shortstop Luke Mathewson has been named an Eastern Connecticut Conference Division II first team All-Star.

    Mathewson sports a .462 batting average with nine doubles and 19 runs batted in.

    He has also been the team's most effective starting pitcher with a 3-4 record, a 2.83 earned run average and 72 strikesouts in 59 innings plus.

    Eric Preston was named an ECC honorable mention All-Star while Cam Lotter was given the team's sportsmanship award and Nick Niemiec was the Scholar-Athlete of the team. 

     

    Centaurs fall to Plainfield

    A three-run sixth inning by Plainfield broke open a close game and the Centaurs fell in an Eastern Connecticut Conference tournament play-in game to the Panthers on Tuesday, 6-2.

    The Centaurs took the early lead when Luke Mathewson singled and later came home on a Doug Newton base hit in the second inning.

    The Panthers tied the game in the bottom of the second only to see the Centaurs go ahead on the first home run of the season for Eric Preston in the third inning.

    Plainfield tied the game in the bottom of the inning before going ahead to stay with a run in the fifth before the three-run knockout blow in the sixth inning.

    Mathewson, who suffered the loss on the mound, had two of the Centaurs five hits.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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    Schedule/Results

Centaurs Opponent Time/Score
The Academy vs. Wheeler Sunday, April 8 FINAL 4-3, 8 inning, (W)
The Academy at Windham Tuesday, April 10 FINAL- 11-0 (W) Tommy Li pitches a no-hitter
The Academy vs. Montville Thursday, April 12 FINAL: 4-2 (L)
The Academy vs. St. Bernard Friday, April 13 FINAL: 6-3 (9)(L)
The Academy at Killingly Tuesday, April 17 FINAL: 3-1 (W)
The Academy at Lyman Memorial Friday, April 20 FINAL: 5-3 (W)
The Academy at Waterford Saturday, April 21 FINAL: 9-1 (L)
The Academy vs. Stonington Monday, April 23 FINAL: 10-7 (L)
The Academy vs. Bacon Academy Tuesday, April 24 FINAL: 14-2 (L)
The Academy vs. Ellis Tech Saturday, April 28 FINAL: 11-1, 5 innings (W) Luke Mathewson pitched a 1-hitter
The Academy at East Lyme Monday, April 30 FINAL: 19-2 (L)
The Academy vs. New London Tuesday, May 1 FINAL: 7-6 (L)
The Academy vs. Killingly Wednesday, May 2 FINAL: 6-5 (W)
The Academy vs. Waterford Friday, May 4 FINAL: 4-2 (W)
The Academy vs. Putnam Monday, May 7 FINAL: 10-3 (W)
The Academy at Bacon Academy Tuesday, May 8 FINAL: 11-0..5 innings (L)
The Academy at Stonington Thursday, May 10 FINAL: 8-1 (L)
The Academy at St. Bernard Friday, May 11 FINAL: 2-1 (L)
The Academy vs. Montville Wednesday, May 16 FINAL: 3-2 (W)
The Academy vs. Fitch Thursday, May 17 FINAL: 10-0..5 innings (L)
The Academy at Eastern Connecticut Conference tournament play-in game at Plainfield Tuesday, May 22 FINAL: 6-2 (L)
The Academy Class L state tournament qualifying game vs. Harding Saturday, May 26 FINAL: 7-1 (W)
The Academy at North Haven in Class L state tournament 1st round game Tuesday, May 29 FINAL: 3-1 (L)
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    Roster

Number Name Grade Position(s)
1 Tyler Mathieu 12 Second baseman-shortstop
2 Ben Holden 11 Outfielder-Pitcher
3 Jake Racicot 12 Outfielder- Pitcher
4 Luke Mathewson 11 Pitcher-Shortstop
5 Cam Lotter 12 Center field- Shortstop
6 Luis Miranda 10 Outfielder
8 Eric Preston 11 Catcher-pitcher- third base
9 Nick Niemiec 12 Catcher-First Base- Designated Hitter
10 Tommy Li 10 Pitcher-Second base-Shortstop-Catcher
11 Jacob Lavitt 12 Outfielder-Third Base
  • Team Stats

Player Name Doubles/Triples HR/RBI Average Stolen bases Pitching Wins/ Losses Pitching Strikeouts
Tommy Li 1/- -/5 .280 2 2-2 21
Doug Newton -/- -/5 .150 2 -- --
Eric Preston 2/4 1/11 .303 2 3-2 30
Luke Mathewson 10/- -/21 .444 -- 3-5 79
Nathan John 2/- -/10 .246 -- -- --
Avery Riva 1/- -/- .105
Zach Ellsworth -/1 -/9 .183 1 -- --
Cam Lotter -/- -/5 .269 -- -- --
Jake Racicot -/- -/- .000 -- 0-0 1
Jacob Lavitt -/- -/- .118
Peter Spada -/- -/2 .095 1-1 3
Tyler Mathieu -/- -/- .231 -- -- --
Ben Holden -/- -/- .231 1-2 7
Nick Niemiec -/- -/- .167 -- -- --
Luis Miranda 1/- -/- .167
Jake Black 1/- -/1 .261 -- -- --