Baseball: Top performances from the CIAC semifinals and championships


Zach Broderick, Warde: Broderick struck out nine over six innings to pick up the win for the Mustangs in the Class LL title game over Southington. Broderick gave up just one run before being pulled in the seventh with two runners on base.

Ryan Daniels, St. Paul: The UConn-bound shortstop delivered the big blow in the form of his fourth-inning home run as the Falcons beat Somers in the Class S championship game. Daniels drove in three runs, including his two-run home run into the right field bleachers.

Matt Scott, Barlow: On three days rest after throwing 115 pitches to win the semifinals, the Stanford commit struck out 10 over five innings to deliver Barlow its first state title since 1964 with the win over Woodland in the Class M championship.

Nate Acabchuk, Windsor: The junior righthander allowed just four hits, pitching a complete game in the Class L title game. In multiple innings he escaped jams with runners on base, including escaping a bases-loaded jam in the bottom of the fourth inning with the scored still tied at 1-1.

Tyler Giambra, Woodland: Giambra threw the first no-hitter of his baseball career, striking out 11 and sending Woodland to the Class M state championship game with a 3-0 win over Law in the semifinals.

Conner Whitehead, Southington: In the Class LL semifinals against Danbury, Whitehead allowed just one hit in 6 innings, pitching Southington into the state finals.

Brendan Foley, St. Paul: The left-handed senior headed to Salve Regina, pitched one of the best games of his career in St. Paul’s 7-0 Class S semifinal victory over Immaculate. He allowed just four hits over 6 1/3 innings and struck out 14, leading his team back to the state finals for the second straight season.

Colby McCormick, Somers: In the other Class S semifinal, the junior captain was 4-for-4 with a double and two runs scored as part of a 9-3 win over Oxford.

Tyler Duffy, Maloney: In the Class L semifinals, the sophomore threw 107 pitches in a complete-game performance, striking out six, allowing just two hits and one walk as Maloney beat Notre Dame-West Haven 3-1.

Mason Glickman, Windsor: The senior threw 6 2/3 innings of shutout ball, striking out 10 and allowing just four hits in the Class L seminal win against Hand.