TERRYVILLE - The Terryville softball team scored the gameâ€™s first eight runs over the first four innings in Wednesdayâ€™s 13-5 win over Crosby. Terryville added another five in the fifth inning to put the game on ice.
The Kangaroos (7-11) have won three games in a row and are now one win from clinching a state tournament berth with two games remaining - but both against teams they have lost to previously this season.
Alexa Nelson claimed the win in the circle, pitching five innings and striking out four Crosby batters. Alycia Calabrese relieved her in the sixth inning and kept the Bulldogs from making a comeback.
Martina Trovato and Maisie Festa led the Kangaroos offense with three hits apiece, while Lexie Gonska was second with a pair. Amy Ieronimo had Terryvilleâ€™s only double, Gonska and Alexandria Michaud each had a triple and Jessica Dupont hit a home run.
South Windsor 5, Bristol Central 0: The Rams outhit the Bobcats 3-2 but could not translate that advantage to the run column. South Windsor scored four of its runs in the fifth inning after breaking the ice in the third. McKenzie Lewis suffered the loss in the circle.
St. Paul 5, Naugatuck 2: The Falcons completed the upset in the semifinal round of the NVL tournament, taking down the No. 2-ranked Greyhounds as the tournamentâ€™s No. 3 seed. St. Paul swept the singles side, led by No. 1 singles player Natasha Kempes shutting out her opponent. The win was already clinched but the Falconsâ€™ No. 1 doubles team of Mariah Fiscella and Caroline Badal won their match 8-4 to extend the lead. St. Paul will either face Sacred Heart or Watertown in the tournament finals on Friday at Woodland High School.
Hall 5, Bristol Eastern 2: Hannah Langlais earned the Lancersâ€™ only win on the singles side and the No. 3 doubles pair of Allison Graham and Tina Guo picked up the other victory in the loss to the Warriors. Langlais shut out her opponent in the second set, while dropping four games in the first. Julia Oâ€™Leary was the only other Bristol Eastern player to win games, falling 6-2, 6-4 to Hallâ€™s Jessica Xu.
Amity 165, St. Paul 209: Natalie Millerickâ€™s 45 was the Falconsâ€™ top score in the loss to the Spartans and Bella Hamelin was second with a 50. Amityâ€™s Bridget Barnsley was the medalist with a score of 35.
Naugatuck 8, St. Paul 5: Andrew Owsianko hit another home run in this one but the Falcons could not give pitcher Ethan Rembish enough support to take down the Greyhounds. Owsianko finished the game 2-for-4 with the homer - a two-run shot - three RBI total and one run scored. Tom Houle was also 2-for-4 with a run scored and Nick Morrell went 2-for-3 with two runs scored and one RBI.
Rembish pitched nearly a complete game, lasting 6 2/3 innings and striking out six.
E.O. Smith 10, Bristol Central 0: The Panthers jumped on the Rams early, scoring one run in the first and seven in the second, on their way to the shutout win. Jake Santiago hit a double for Bristol Central, the teamâ€™s only extra-base hit, while Ken Know was charged with the loss on the mound.
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