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Nonnewaug Baseball Hopes to Bounce Back Against Lewis Mills

Sam Williams makes contact against Thomaston in Nonnewaug’s 7-3 loss on May 2.

NONNEWAUG – The Nonnewaug baseball team managed just three hits in a 7-3 home loss to Thomaston on Wednesday and is hoping to bounce back today against Lewis Mills.

The loss was the second straight for the Chiefs, whose record fell to 6-6 overall. In its 6-1 loss Monday to Shepaug Valley, Nonnewaug got just five hits and scored its lone run in the bottom of the seventh.

“We haven’t been hitting the ball,” Nonnewaug head coach Frank Melillo said. “I don’t know what’s going on with the team. A couple of the guys looked lost at the plate.”

Melillo said he and his assistant coaches have been working individually with players during practice and credits his team for hustling on the field. But what’s been working in practices has not converted into success in recent games.

“They’re just in a little bit of a funk right now, so hopefully we’ll break out of it by Friday,” Melillo said.

Against Thomaston, Kurtis Krizan singled and also drove in Max Pape with a sacrifice fly to center.

Jimmy Parker had two hits for Nonnewaug, and plated Billy Romaniello on a fielder’s choice.

Jarret Michaels scored Nonnewaug’s other run on a passed ball.

Matt Sabilia was tagged with the loss after giving up all seven earned runs in five innings of work. He walked three and struck out two.

“Thomaston is a game we should have won, especially at home, but we didn’t do what we were supposed to do,” Melillo said. “We gave up a lot of walks and we made a few errors. When we’re not hitting, it’s not something we can’t do as a team. It came back and bit us today.”

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