The Wolcott Scrappers are pushing their way up the Connecticut Tri-State League baseball standings, thanks to a five-game winning streak.
Wolcott is 8-3 and sits 2.5 games back of the undefeated Watertown Blaze (10-0). The Scrappers have won five straight games since a 7-5 loss to Watertown on June 12 at the BAW Complex.
As usual, Wolcott has used strong pitching in its winning streak. The Scrappers have given up four runs over the past five games, and two of those contests ended in shutouts. Wolcott has received strong pitching efforts from Matt Finkenzeller (two wins), Justin Koutros, T.J. Williams and Zach Sehnal in the past five games. Koutros, Williams and Sehnal have one win each.
On offense, it's been a host of Scrappers doing damage. Eric Soucy and Ryan Andrade have led the way, but Matt Cyr has provided punch as well. There have also been contributions from Ryan Soucy, Israel Lugo, Elvis Martinez, Mike Perugini, Joel Acosta and Cleve Lorusso.
A quick look at the rest of the area Tri-State teams:
Bristol Greeners (5-5)
Bristol is coming off of a 6-2 loss to Wolcott, which dropped the team back to the .500 mark.
Brass City Brew (4-4)
Brass City got back to .500 with a 9-4 win over the Burlington Hunters on Tuesday.
East Mountain Cougars (1-9)
East Mountain snagged its first win of the season, 2-1 over Torrington last night at Crosby High School. Travis Markey pitched six innings for the win, then Anthony Moura came on for the save. Markey had a RBI double in the fourth inning to plate John DeLucia, who tripled. Jesus Garcia's infield single later in the inning brought home Markey.