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RCP legion beats Glastonbury, Loses to Wethersfield

Two game winning streak snapped as offense struggles.

The Rocky Hill-Cromwell-Portland American Legion baseball team started the weekend firing on all cylinders with a decisive 7-3 home victory over Glastonbury on Friday. But, the team lost a close game to Wethersfield in extra innings 2-1 Saturday, snapping its winning streak at two games. 

The offense broke out with two big innings in the fifth and sixth. First baseman Kevin Post, who had three hits, drove in two with a fifth-inning triple and came around to score on a single. 

In the sixth, Dave Grande ripped a two-run double and Kevin Radziewicz drove him in with a sacrifice fly. 

John McMahon and Christian Budzik split mound duties for RCP with Budzik picking up the win. Budzik struck out three and gave up one hit. 

In Saturday's lost to Wethersfield, the RCP offense repeatedly failed to get the big hit, which has been the case through most of 2011.

The team left nine runners on base and allowed Wethersfield, who was similarly punchless, to stay right with them until pushing the winning run across in the eighth. 

“We didn’t come ready to play against Wethersfield,” said RCP Head Coach Jay Hickey. “The offense didn’t do anything and left a ton of guys on base. That’s been the story of our season.”     

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