ROUNDUP: Balfour solid on mound in Bristol Central baseball win, St. Paul girls lacrosse sends off seniors with victory

Published on Friday, 19 May 2017 22:33
Written by PAUL ANGILLY and JOSH KESTENBAUM

STAFF WRITERS

BRISTOL - The Bristol Central baseball team evened its record at 9-9 for the season with a 2-1 victory at home over visiting Platt on Friday afternoon.

Alex Balfour (3-3) got the win for the Rams with five strong innings, allowing just one run on two hits, while recording five strikeouts. Ken Knox pitched the final two innings for the save.

After Platt scored in the top of the first inning, a double by Kevin White after a leadoff single set up the tying run to score in the bottom of the inning on a Noah Plantamuro sacrifice fly. Jaylen Dias then hit an RBI double for the go-ahead run.

Jake Santiago went 2-for-3 in the game for Bristol Central, which had seven hits.

Lewis Mills 9, Terryville 3: Shawn Fulton and John Grimes each had a pair of hits for the Kangaroos, but they fell to 8-10 for the season.

Lewis Mills (17-2) took control with a five-run fifth inning.

GIRLS LACROSSE

St. Paul 14, Amistad 6: The Falcons celebrated their seniors before the game and sent them off with a big win over the Wolves. Seniors Annie Sullivan and Morgan Middletown scored three and two goals, respectively, while senior Syndey Palma scored her first career varsity goal. Senior goalie Alyssa Kaczynski made 12 saves in net.

Among St. Paul’s other scorers, Serina Cardona, Tori Bosio and Kate Mazzarelli each scored their first career goals.

“They came out and played hard for the seniors and that’s all you can ask for,” St. Paul coach Travis Church said. “It’s always nice to win on Senior Night.”

Holy Cross 11, Bristol co-op 8: Meghan Hamel and Gabby Abramczyk scored three goals each, but the local side came up short at Post University in Waterbury.

Jade Longo and Emily Stadnicki also scored for Bristol, while Aly Policarpio had two assists and Leah Policarpio, Hamel and Stadnicki had one each.

Bristol goalie Jess Kenney made 10 saves.

SOFTBALL

Bristol Central 13, Platt 7: While the Rams are assured of missing state tournament play for the first time since 1992 - thanks to Wednesday’s loss at South Windsor - they are still looking to finish the season strong and took a positive step with a 13-hit effort in Meriden on Friday.

Bristol Central went ahead 6-3 in the early innings and put the game away with a five-run seventh inning, improving to 6-13 heading into their season finale at Bristol Eastern on Monday afternoon.

McKenzie Lewis (3-6) picked up the win for the Rams, while Jenna Ptak went 4-for-5 and Sarah Strilkauskas hit a triple.

Lewis Mills 10, Terryville 4: The Kangaroos scored four runs on just one hit, taking advantage of 12 walks by winning pitcher Marykate Cormier, but couldn’t match the Spartans’ 11-hit attack.

Now 7-12 overall, Terryville can still earn a state tournament berth with a victory in its season finale at home against Wamogo on Monday afternoon. The Roos lost to Wamogo 5-0 on May 9 in their previous meeting this season.

Martina Trovato had Terryville’s one hit on Friday, going 1-for-2 with two walks, a run and two RBI. Maisie Festa walked four times, while Olivia Tuohy walked three times and scored a run and Alycia Calabrese walked twice, also scoring a run.



Posted in Newington Town Crier, Bristol Central, Bristol Eastern, General Sports, St. Paul, Terryville on Friday, 19 May 2017 22:33. Updated: Friday, 19 May 2017 22:36.