MIDDLETOWN - Zac Marquis pitched five unblemished innings for the Bristol Eastern baseball team, picking up the W in the Lancers’ 10-0 victory over Middletown on the road on Friday.
Marquis allowed just two hits in the contest, with one each coming in the second and third innings, and struck out two, while walking none. Shane Caron and Jagger Duquette each pitched one inning to complete the shutout for the Lancers, holding the Blue Dragons to just one hit over the two frames.
Bristol Eastern took the lead with one run in the second inning and slowly expanded it with two runs in the fourth and one in the fifth. But the Lancers blew the game open in the sixth inning, as they plated six runs on just three hits - a single my MacGregor Goulet, an RBI single from Shawn Savoir and an RBI double from Goulet.
Terryville 4, Gilbert 0: The Kangaroos and Yellowjackets remained deadlocked at zero through the top of the fourth inning but Terryville broke the ice with a run in the bottom of the frame and added three over the next two innings to clinch the win.
Dominic Zappone got the win on the mound after shutting out Gilbert for seven innings and allowing just four hits and one walk. Shawn Fulton and Zack Harnish each hit triples in the contest. In addition, Fulton scored one run and Harnish had a single and two RBI for Terryville (4-4).
Terryville 16, Gilbert 14: The Yellowjackets appeared to be in position to earn their first win of the season but an eight-run fifth inning gave the Kangaroos a two-run lead, a margin by which they eventually won.
There was not an empty inning between the two teams until the top of the fourth inning and Terryville was the owner of the only half innings that was not represented by a crooked number over that span. After the end of the third inning, Gilbert held an 11-7 lead and extended it to 13-7 after the fourth.
But the Kangaroos recorded seven hits and drew four walks in the top of the fifth, as they batted around the lineup one and a half times and scored eight runs. Gilbert tacked on a run in the bottom of the same inning to pull to within one but Terryville matched it in the top of the seventh before shutting the Yellowjackets out in the final half inning.
Maisie Festa led the way on offense for the Kangaroos, going 3-for-3 at the plate, while Alexandria Michaud had the most RBI on the team with three. Alexa Nelson got the win on the mound, pitching a complete game with seven strikeouts.
St. Paul 21, Kennedy 1 (5 innings): The Falcons held a 14-0 by the end of the second inning and cruised to the five-inning victory over the Eagles.
Alessandra Milardo and Jess Persechino each had three hits for St. Paul. Milardo’s were all doubles and Persechino’s were all singles. Katrina Roy and Abby Aldieri each had a double for St. Paul, while Lindsey O’Bright hit a triple and Janessa Gonzalez recorded a home run.
Abby Poirot improved her record in the circle to 2-0 with an 11-strikeout, one-walk complete game. She allowed just two hits and one unearned run.
Bristol Central 3, Wethersfield 0: The Rams jumped out to an early two-run lead in the bottom of the first and added an insurance run in the third on their way to a shutout win over the Eagles.
Bristol Central (3-5) held Wethersfield (0-7) to just one hit in the game thanks in large part to the pitching of Ali Holden, who picked up her third win of the season. Holden piled up 12 strikeouts against the Eagles on Friday.
The Rams had three hits in the game, all singles.
Middletown 10, Bristol Eastern 2: Aliana Rivoira pitched well for the Lancers but the Bristol Eastern offense could not provide much help, as it stranded 11 runners, including seven in scoring position.
Rivoira pitched a complete game, striking out three, walking three and surrendering six earned runs. On offense, only four Lancers batter registered hits - Taylor Keegan, Makenzie Jankowski, Jordan Fitzsimons and Mikayla Martin. Keegan led the team with three hits, while Fiotzsimons and Martin each hit two with one RBI.
St. Paul 7, Kennedy 0: The Falcons cruised to a shutout win over the Eagles at home and only dropped 15 games total over the four matches.
Across the four singles matches, St. Paul only lost five games, while the doubles teams accounted for the other 10 games lost. Despite the success across the board, Katie Pauloz, playing at No. 3 singles for the Falcons, was the only player to shut out her opponent.
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