BRISTOL - Alessandra Milardo picked up her third win and second shutout of the young season and the St. Paul softball offense poured on the runs against Woodland on Monday afternoon, winning 15-0 in six innings.
Milardo pitched the six-inning complete game, striking out nine while only surrendering two hits.
On offense, the Falcons were equally successful. As a team, St. Paul (3-0) compiled 17 hits and multiple players had big days at the plate. Brigid Johndrow and Abby Poirot each went 4-for-four at the plate, while Brooke Perez was 4-for-5. Three of Poirot’s hits were doubles, while one of Johndrow’s was a triple. Milardo and Lindsey O’Bright each had a double and Jess Persechino had two. Johndrow added six stolen bases in the contest.
Bristol Eastern 5, E.O. Smith 1: With the score tied at one entering the seventh inning, the Lancers went on a four-run tear to take the winning lead.
With two outs, Taylor Keegan got on base with a single and Makenzie Jankoski did immediately after. Then Jordan Fitzsimons drove them in with a triple before being driven in herself, along with Alyssa Hackling, by Jill Maghini two batters later.
Erin Girard got the win in the circle, pitching all eight innings and piling up 11 strikeouts while only giving up three hits, two walks and one earned run.
Tolland 7, Bristol Central 6: The Rams held a 6-4 lead heading into the bottom of the seventh inning but a walk-off triple gave the Eagles the victory.
Bristol Central scored at least one run in each of the first five innings to take the lead, including a pair of runs in both the second and fourth. Ali Holden suffered the defeat in the circle, despite posting seven strikeouts.
According to Bristol Central coach Monica Hayes, the Rams were sunk by leaving too many runners on base and misplaying too many balls.
St. Paul 6, Woodland 3: Andrew Owsianko and Wes Lahey teamed up to provide the spark the Falcons needed to down the Hawks.
Lahey pitched a complete game, giving up only five hits, while striking out six and walking none.
Owsianko was the biggest source of offense for St. Paul. He went 2-for-4 at the plate with two home runs and three runs scored for the Falcons. Both Zach Parent and Nick Morrell were also 2-for-4 at the plate; Parent scored two runs and Morrell added one.
Wethersfield 158, Bristol Eastern 225: The Lancers were overmatched in the first match of the season, facing the powerhouse Eagles and it showed on the scoresheet. Wethersfield’s A.J. Sanzaro earned medalist honors, while Ally McMahon put up the lowest score of the Bristol Eastern golfers.
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St. Paul 15, Woodland 0 (6 innings)
At St. Paul
Woodland 000 000 - 0 2 5
St. Paul 361 302 - 15 17 2
W-Alessandra Milardo (3-0); L-Ivy Jeloso.
2B-Milardo, Jessica Persechino (SP) 2, Abby Poirot (SP) 3, Lindsey O’Bright (SP); 3B-Brigid Johndrow (SP).
Records: St. Paul 3-0, Woodland 2-2.
Bristol Eastern 5, E.O. Smith 1
At E.O. Smith, Storrs
Bristol Eastern 100 000 04 - 5 8 1
E.O. Smith 000 010 00 - 1 3 2
W-Erin Girard (3-0); L-Jenna Bruder.
2B-Jordan Fitzsimons (BE); 3B-Fitzsimons.
Records: Bristol Eastern 3-0, E.O. Smith 1-1.
Tolland 7, Bristol Central 6
Bristol Central 121 120 0 - 6 8 1
Tolland 012 100 3 - 7 11 2
W-Kacie Shea (1-0); L-Ali Holden (1-1).
2B-Jenna Ptak (BC), Cassie Black (T), Orr (T), Shea; 3B-Alyssa Carneiro (T), Ptak, Peyton Greger (BC).
Records: Bristol Central 1-1, Tolland 1-0.
St. Paul 6, Woodland 3
St. Paul 103 020 0 - 6 8 1
Woodland 101 001 0 - 3 5 4
W-Wes Lahey; L-Zach Graveline.
HR-Andrew Owsianko (SP) 2.
Records: St. Paul 2-0, Woodland 2-1.
Wethersfield 158, Bristol Eastern 225
At Wethersfield Country Club
BRISTOL EASTERN: Jake Rodjenski 58, CJ Bleau 58, Brendan McMahon 61, Ally McMahon 54, Kelsea Wryebek 55.
WETHERSFIELD: AJ Sanzaro 36, Mike Murphy 43, Paul Wheatley 38, Alex Tawrel 42, Mike Donnelly 42.
Records: Bristol Eastern 0-1, Wethersfield 1-0.