Class S Breakdown
Cromwell will play for a Shoreline Conference title Saturday and then jump into the state tournament as the top seed in this field.
Keep an eye on a likely second round game between No. 8 Lyman Memorial and No. 9 St. Bernard. Lyman Memorial beat St. Bernard twice in the regular season, but by scores of 2-0 and 2-1. Canton draws a bye as the No. 4 seed and Coginchaug gets a bye as the No. 5 seed. Both should get by their second-round games and meet in the quarterfinals.
No. 2 Northwest Catholic is the favorite, but the Indians can't sleep on a potential second round game with No. 18 Old Saybrook. The Rams can hit if their pitching can hold up, they can be a sleeper.
Watch out for No. 7 Wheeler. Wheeler draws a bye and though was inconsistent down the stretch, it does have some quality wins on its resume this season.
Two Shoreline Conference foes square off in the first round for the third time with No. 10 Old Lyme taking on No. 23 Westbrook. They split in the regular season.
A senior-laden Morgan team gets the No. 3 seed, but will likely have a tough game against No. 14 Trinity Catholic in the second round. Behind ace Ryan Walsh, Trinity Catholic reached the semifinals as the No. 20 seed last season.
Champion: Northwest Catholic. The Indians are loaded and proved themselves in the regular season against the bigger schools.
Here is the Class S bracket.