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Baseball: Suffield scores surprising knockout

May 31—The Ellington and Suffield High baseball teams were on opposite ends of the Class M state tournament rankings heading into their first-round matchup Tuesday.

But the Wildcats had some positives going for them. Though they were 8-12 and had avoided a playdown game by a tie-breaker, they had won four of their last five games. They had played the NCCC champion Knights to a one-run game in the season opener April 4. But most important they had a quality pitcher in senior Sam Beaudoin on the mound.

It added up to an upset.

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