Shelton defeats Daniel Hand, 9-4

Ryan Testani drove in three runs and Mike Cowell hit a two-run double to power coach Scott Gura’s second-ranked Shelton High baseball team to a 9-4 victory over Daniel Hand in Madison on Thursday.

Tyler Tice had three hits to back the pitching of Vin Backert, who allowed only five hits in a complete-game effort.

Shelton (1-1) will visit Hamden High on Saturday at 12 p.m.