Legion baseball: Post 86 Juniors fall in state opener

Top-seeded Cheshire jumped out to a quick lead and never looked back in a 12-2 win over the Wilton American Legion Post 86 Junior baseball team in the first round of the state playoffs on Monday in Cheshire.

Wilton (10-15), the 16th seed, will travel to play at eighth-seeded North Haven on Wednesday for a 5:30 game at Bob DeMayo Field. North Haven lost to ninth-seeded Oakville on Monday, 4-1.

In Monday’s game, Cheshire plated three runs in the bottom of the first for the 3-0 quick lead, and added one run in the second, two in the third and three in the fourth to take a commanding 9-1 lead.

Wilton scored a run in the top of the fourth when Roman Scavone singled, went to third on a single by Will Holmquist, and scored on a passed ball.

Wilton’s other run came in the fifth, as Noah Haberman reached on a fielder’s choice, stole second and scored on an RBI single by Jordan Sayewitz.

Post 86 had five hits in the game — Sayewitz (1-for-3, RBI), Scavone (1-for-2, run), Holmquist (1-for-1, walk), Scott Lyon (1-for-1, walk) and Ben Olson (1-for-1, walk).