BRISTOL - Ken Knox pitched the complete game, allowing just three hits and striking out seven batters, as the Bristol Central baseball team defeated visiting Farmington on Wednesday afternoon, 4-2.
Noah Plantamuro went 2-for-3 with a run and an RBI in the game, while Jeremy Ganavage hit a key two-run single in the sixth inning to give the Rams (4-2) a 4-1 cushion.
Farmington (2-3) pushed a run across in the top of the seventh and had the bases loaded, but Knox (3-0) was able to get a ground out to end the contest.
Bristol Eastern 10, Glastonbury 2: The Lancers jumped out to an 8-0 lead after two innings over visiting Glastonbury and went on to win their fourth consecutive game.
Jake Violette (2-0) pitched a complete game for the Lancers (4-2), giving up six singles - one in each inning after the first - and one earned run, walking three and striking out eight.
Eastern jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the first, after Violette had set down Glastonbury (3-3) in order in the top of the frame.
Leadoff hitter Cory Fradette singled between third and short to open the inning. Fradette went to second on a wild pitch and scored on a double by Gary Gagnier. Zach Marquis struck out, but reached first as the pitch skipped by the catcher. Gagnier scored the second Lancer run, as Marquis broke for second, and Gagnier came home as Marquis was in the rundown.
In the second inning, Eastern sent 11 batters to the plate, scoring six runs on five hits, two walks, a hit batsman, and an error. Mike Massarelli had two singles and an RBI in the inning, Fradette had a two-run double and Gagnier a two-run single to highlight the inning.
After Glastonbury scored an unearned run in the top of the fourth to make the score 8-1, Eastern came back with two runs in the bottom of the inning. A walk to Violette, a single by Marquis, and a hit batsman loaded the bases, with Violette scoring on a wild pitch and Marquis scoring on Anthony Lozier’s two-out single to center.
Eastern had 11 hits for the game, three by Fradette and two each by Gagnier, Massarelli and Lozier.
St. Paul 14, Crosby 2 (5 innings): In a rain shortened game, the Falcons scored 14 runs in the first three innings at home.
Freshman Ethan Rembish made his first varsity start and earned the win. Ricky Centoro took the loss for the Bulldogs.
Crosby (2-6) took an early 1-0 lead in the top of the first. Davonte Howard worked a walk, stole second and came in to score on Yeremy Reyes’ RBI single. But the lead did not last long. Julian Thayer and Nick Morrell walked to open the bottom of the first and both came in to score on Ryan Greene’s two-run single.
The St. Paul lead grew to 7-1 as they tacked on five more runs in the second. The inning featured Sean Crean’s first varsity hit, an RBI double by Julian Thayer (3-for-3, 2 doubles, 2 RBI, 3 runs), and a two-run single by Zach Parent.
Crosby cut the lead to 7-2 in the third inning when Eli DeJesus led off the inning with a single and later came in to score on a ground out. But St. Paul took advantage of three Crosby errors to score seven and blow the game open in the bottom of the frame. Julian Thayer collected two hits in the inning and catcher Chris Mills (1-for-3, double, 2 RBI, 1 run) had a two-run double.
Ben Lahey made his first varsity pitching appearance to close out the game for St. Paul. Lahey retired all three batters he faced, striking out two.
Southington 11, Bristol Central 3: Sara Strilkauskas’ two-run double in the sixth inning was one of the few highlights for the Rams (1-4), who trailed 11-0 through the first five innings.
Southington (4-0) had 12 hits, including a home run and two triples from May Scaffanello. Blue Knights pitcher Kara Zazzaro allowed just three hits by the Rams.
Bristol Eastern 3, Simsbury 1: Mikayla Martin hit a two-run homer to give the Lancers the lead in the bottom of the fifth as they picked up a victory at home. Erin Girard was the winning pitcher, allowing just one run on five hits.
St. Paul 16, Crosby 1 (5 innings): Jessica Persechino got the start and picked up her first victory of the season for the Falcons (6-1). She also collected three hits at the plate, including a triple and home run, scoring three runs and driving in five.
Also as part of St. Paul’s 16 hits in the game, Brooke Perez, Katrina Roy and Lindsey O’Bright doubled, while Brigid Johndrow, Alessandra Milardo and Janessa Gonzalez tripled.
Jasmine Roman took the loss for Crosby (1-5).
St. Paul 200, Naugatuck 230: Ryne Salius and Adam Ward shared medalist honors with rounds of 47 as the Falcons improved to 3-0 for the season with a victory at Hop Brook Golf Course in Naugatuck (par 36).
Also scoring for St. Paul were Noah Defeo (53) and Mark Noujaim (53). Naugatuck fell to 1-3.