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Unhappy Raider pound Greyhounds, 10-5.

TORRINGTON: After dropping a hard-fought game against Farmington (3-0) on Thursday on the road, the Torrington baseball team was not in a good mood.

“We were a little flat,” head coach Pat Richardson said. “It was a close game through six (1-0) but then they were able to scratch out two more runs late. Our bats were not on that day. Nobody was happy.”

The Raiders more than made up for it at home Friday against rival Naugatuck, a team that came in with a 9-2 record, in an impressive 10-5 win.

Will Parkhouse threw a complete game, throwing just 90 pitches along the way.

“Will threw 60 percent first pitch strikes,” Richardson said. “He had a seven pitch first inning that got him off to a good start against a really good hitting team.”

When on point this year, the junior hurler has used that recipe of throwing strikes and keeping the opposition team on edge.

Keeping their opponents on edge while they are on the bases has also been key to the Raiders success.

“We are doing a great job stealing bases.” Richardson said. “We have stolen at least one base in every game this year.”

Like putting the ball in play is key for any offense, having runners causing chaos on the base paths has worked well for Torrington (7-5).

Richardson has been raving about his defense which continues to play stellar behind an ever-improving pitching staff.

Logan Tucciarone led the offense with a three hit, three runs scored and a pair of RBI’s.

Parkhouse helped himself at the plate with four RBI’s three coming on a bases loaded triple.

Dom DiBecelle added two hits while scoring three times and driving in a pair.

Torrington hits the road on Monday when they face Oxford (7-6) before returning to Fuessenich Park on Wednesday when they host Seymour (7-6)

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