Mike Concato went 3-3 at the plate, helping Orange Post 127 to a 10-6 victory over East Haven on Saturday at East Haven High School.
He singled in the third, fourth, and seventh innings.
Even though Concato allowed six runs over seven innings he still recorded the victory. Concato struck out 10, walked three and gave up nine hits.
Orange Post 127 went up for good in the first, scoring two runs on a sacrifice fly by Concato and an RBI single by Justin Ashworth.
East Haven posted one run in each of the first, fourth and seventh. In the first, East Haven scored on an RBI double by Andrew Hinkley, bringing home Mike Corso.
Orange Post 127 tacked on another four runs in the third. The inning got off to a hot start when Mike Appel singled, scoring Matt Ronai.
After pushing across three runs in the bottom of the third, East Haven faced just a 6-4 deficit. A sacrifice fly by Brandon Wynne and a two-run home run by Kyle Lockery set off East Haven rally. Finally, Concato induced an inning-ending ground out from Gary Flowers.
Orange Post 127 brought home one run in the fourth inning, and matched that run total in the fifth. In the fourth, Orange Post 127 scored on an error, plating Concato.
Orange Post 127 increased its lead with two runs in the seventh. A sacrifice fly scored Keith Klebart for the inning’s first run. That was followed up by Concato’s single, scoring Jake Russo.
One run in the bottom of the seventh helped East Haven close its deficit to 10-6. A fielder’s choice sparked East Haven’s rally. Concato got the last out, as East Haven’s Kyle struck out.
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Orange plays East Haven tonight at Brinley Field at 7 p.m.