BRISTOL - The Bristol Central softball team won 13-8 in its season opener against Wethersfield on Wednesday.
Kayla Beaulieu was the star of the afternoon for the Rams with a pair of homers and four RBI, with three runs scored. Peyton Greger had four RBI to go with a double. Gwen Toresso added a double and a triple to go with two runs scored.
McKenzie Lewis pitched a complete game for Bristol Central and struck out four.
St. Paul 20, Derby 2: The Falcons put on a dominant performance, highlighted by a pair of home runs by Jessica Persechino and Abby Poirot.
Persechino picked up the win. Katrina Roy and Poirot each had three hits for the Falcons and Caleigh McDougall made her varsity debut on the mound, pitching three shutout innings with three strikeouts.
Bristol Eastern 4, Windsor 1: Erin Girard (7 IP, 1 ER, 9 hits, 0 BB, 10 Ks) got her first win of the season for the Lancers (1-1), going the distance. Lauren Aparo hit a leadoff home run in the fifth inning. Sam Shemanski, Jordan Fitzsimons and Erin Girard all had RBI in the game.
Southington 7, Bristol Central 0: The Rams’ top two doubles teams, Mike Kaminski and David Gao, and Soriya Tep and Paul Kjornrattanawanich, took their matches to three sets but fell short.
“Newington played very well today,” Bristol Central coach Jeremy Sloate said. “I saw progress in my doubles team, making the matches extremely competitive. We still have a lot of learning to do, and my kids will continue to make progress as the season progresses.”
St. Paul 7, Crosby 0: Grace Carabetta, Orenda Huang, Lucy Min and Emily Esposito all won singles matches for the Falcons.
Newington 4, Bristol Central 3: Abby Goralski, Abby Gorneault and Alex Goralski all won their matches at the first three singles spots for the Rams (0-3).
Mercy 190, St. Paul 264: Natalie Millerick led St. Paul with a score of 55 on the day. Bella Hamelin added a score of 66 for the Falcons (0-1).
East Catholic 15, Bristol Central 7: Leading scorer Gabby Abramczyk set the tone for Bristol with five goals and one assist. Aly Policarpio added one goal and one assist for Bristol. Lily Hansen scored her first varsity goal for Bristol (1-2).
“East Catholic is an extremely solid team and our girls never backed down from them,” Bristol coach Kyle Phelan said. “You could see the frustration we were causing with the toughness we were showing. I am very proud of the effort our girls put out tonight.”