ROUNDUP: St. Paul girls tennis rolls to another win behind singles sweep

Published on Monday, 8 May 2017 22:53
Written by JOSH KESTENBAUM and PAUL ANGILLY

STAFF WRITERS

SEYMOUR - The St. Paul girls tennis team improved to 12-2 on the season with a decisive 6-1 road win over Seymour on Monday afternoon.

All four of St. Paul’s singles players - Natasha Kempes, Tori Kilbourne, Katie Pauloz and Sophia Penisse - were victorious. Kempes, Kilbourne and Pauloz each shut out their opponents and Penisse won by a score of 8-5.

On the doubles side, the Falcons’ No. 1 and 3 pairings earned wins. Mariah Fiscella and Caroline Badal, playing No. 1, won by a five-game margin and Lydia Feng and Lyndsey Martin won by a score of 8-6.

The Falcons only have one more match this week before the NVL team tournament begins on Monday of next week.

BASEBALL

Southington 11, Bristol Eastern 1: Southington’s John Mikosz allowed just one unearned run on six hits and one walk over the first six innings, striking out 11 batters, as the Lancers lost at Muzzy Field. Mikosz also connected for a pair of two-run doubles.

The one real offensive threat for Bristol Eastern (7-3) came in the first inning, as singles by Anthony Lozier and MacGregor Goulet, plus a walk to Jake Violette, loaded the bases with one out. But Mikosz struck out the next two batters to end the threat.

Goulet was the only Lancer with multiple hits, collecting three singles in four at bats. Eastern had seven hits overall.

Southington (9-3) scored three runs in the top of the third off Eastern starter Zach Marquis (3-1). A single by Jeremy Mercier, a walk and a fielder’s choice on Brandon Kohl’s sacrifice bunt loaded the bases with no outs. After Marquis got a strikeout, Josh Panarella sliced a two-run double to right and Brandon Cooney’s sacrifice fly scored the third Southington run of the inning.

Eastern scored an unearned run in the fifth on an RBI double by Gary Gagnier.

Nonnewaug 13, Terryville 6: The Kangaroos attempted to make a comeback in the seventh inning but the hole was too deep to climb out of against the Chiefs. Trailing by 10 entering the bottom of the last inning, Terryville put up three runs to pull to within seven but could get no closer.

Dominic Zappone took the loss on the mound for the Kangaroos. On offense, Derek Thibodeau had three hits, including a double, and two RBI. Mike Tiscia also had two hits and two RBI for Terryville (7-6).

SOFTBALL

Bristol Eastern 16, Farmington 2: The Lancers got yet another strong outing from pitcher Erin Girard and the offense poured it on in support against the Indians.

Girard went the full seven innings, giving up one earned run, five hits and one walk, while striking out nine.

On offense, Bristol Eastern scored in every inning except the fifth, including seven runs in the fourth, behind 17 hits. Girard led the way at the plate, as well, going 4-for-5 with five RBI and a double. Makenzie Jankowski finished 3-for-5 with a run scored, an RBI and a stolen base.

Conard 5, Bristol Central 4: The Rams took a 4-2 lead into the bottom of the seventh, but the Chieftains came back to win at home with three runs in the frame.

Kayla Oriola got the win for Conard (3-9), despite 10 hits in the game by Bristol Central (4-9).

Nonnewaug 16, Terryville 2: Visiting Nonnewaug scored eight runs in the first three innings and another eight in the next three, collecting 10 hits in the game and being helped by four errors by the Kangaroos (4-10).

BOYS GOLF

Wolcott 178, St. Paul 191: The Eagles were led to victory over the Falcons by co-medalists Preston Lavoie and Logan Durant, who each shot a 39.

Ryne Salius had St. Paul’s lowest score, posting a 41 on the par-34 course at Farmingbury.

GIRLS GOLF

Canton 212, St. Paul 254: Abby Treacy claimed medalist honors for the Eagles as they topped the Falcons at Tower Ridge Golf Club. Natalie Millerick shot a 51, which led St. Paul, and Alyssa Daly was not far behind with a 54 on the par-36 course.



Posted in The Bristol Press, Bristol Central, Bristol Eastern, General Sports, St. Paul, Terryville on Monday, 8 May 2017 22:53. Updated: Monday, 8 May 2017 22:55.