Farmington High School won all three of its baseball games Saturday and was the only unbeaten team in the annual inter-district tournament with the Plymouth-Canton schools.
Senior Ryan Coucke had the game-winning hit in the sixth inning as the Falcons opened with a 6-5 victory over Plymouth.
Junior Dan Carty was 2-for-4 and scored three runs; Coucke went 2-for-2. Sophomores Artie Bentley and Scott Newhard and freshman Devon Mahanti added one hit apiece.
Senior Ravi Mahanti pitched a complete game for the Falcons, allowing six hits and two earned runs while striking out six.
Plymouth’s Seth Hubbard was 3-for-4 with three RBI; Andrew Hejka was 2-for-3. The Wildcats couldn’t overcome the eight walks issued by its pitchers.
Senior Nik Campbell’s bases-loaded, two-run doouble in the seventh inninig was the key to Farmington’s 12-10 win over Canton in the next game.
Junior Alex Manasa went 3-for-5 with two RBI and scored two runs. He also pitched the last 61/3 innings to get the win, striking out 11 batters.
Junior Lance Lovett and Bentley were 2-for-4 and junior Jordan Hoke 2-for-3 with an RBI.
In the last game, the Falcons edged Salem in eight innings, 2-1. Sophomore Elliott Edsall pitched four scoreless innings in relief to get the win.
“He worked out of jams in every inning,” coach Pete Finn said. “In the seventh and eighth, they had guys on third base with one out, and he worked out of it.”
Collin Finn was 3-for-4 and knocked in both runs for Farmington (20-14). Coucke was 2-for-2 again and Campbell 2-for-3.
Hawks win final two
Harrison had a rough start Saturday, losing its first game 13-3 to Plymouth, but it rebounded to beat Salem and Canton later in the day.
Plymouth’s Patrick Downing had three hits and four RBI in the opener. Hejka and Dakota Lynn also had three hits and two RBI apiece for the Wildcats, who outhit the Hawks, 14-5.
Regan Fleisher pitched all four innings in the 41/2-inning game and struck out six. His teammates gave him early support with a nine-run first inning.
Harrison scored five runs in the top of the third inning and held on to beat Salem, 5-4. There was no more scoring after the Rocks pushed two runs across in the bottom of third.
Nico Janigian had two hits and Ray Klimas two RBI for the Hawks. David Vinsky pitched four innings to get the win; Tommy Williams worked the final three.
Salem’s Tyler Brooks had two hits and two RBI. Josh Penn also had two hits and Eric Scott two RBI. Jordan Heaslip went 32/3 innings for the Rocks, and Zach Upsher finished the game in relief.
Harrison scored six runs in the first inning and defeated Canton in its third game, 7-1. The Hawks had an 11-5 advantage in hits.
Janigian and Jared Char had two hits each. Caleb Salaam knocked in two runs, Janigian and Chris Bell one apiece. Bell pitched a complete game and struck out five.
Raiders drop three
North Farmington lost two games by one run and went winless Saturday. The Raiders ended the day with a 3-2 loss to Plymouth.
Josh Sulak pitched a complete game for the Wildcats, who had a 9-6 edge in hits. Hejka was 2-for-4 and Hubbard 2-for-3. Pete Carravallah and Luke Hirshman each drove in a run.
Alex Darden had two hits and Jimmy Doig one RBI for the Raiders. Harrison Milen also went the distance on the mound for North.
In the first round, Canton defeated North, 11-2. Noah Spencer had three hits and Justin Dolney two for the Chiefs, who outhit the Raiders, 11-4. Andrew Loehnis had two RBI for the winners.
Greg Goodbred pitched three innings and got the win, leaving with a 6-2 lead. William Buraconak had two hits and pitched five innings for North.
Salem edged the Raiders in the second game, 9-8. The Rocks scored three in the bottom of the seventh to tie, 8-8, and won it in the eighth.
Trevor Genaw and Alex Nicholson had three hits each for Salem, which had a total of 14. Genaw also knocked in three runs.
Griffin Shimski pitched six innings for the Rocks, but the win went to reliever Wesley Ross.