Sports Roundup: Girard pitches strong in Bristol Eastern softball's win against Enfield

Published on Friday, 13 April 2018 21:21
Written by DAN ORENCOLE and Paul Angilly


BRISTOL - It was Erin Girard’s afternoon on Friday.

The Bristol Eastern ace dazzled against Enfield with 13 strikeouts in seven innings pitched as the Lancers won 3-0. She allowed just three hits and didn’t walk a batter.

Zoe Lowe hit a long ball for the Lancers and Jordan Fitzsimmons added a single that drove in Jenna Winters and Taylor Keegan.

Girard and the Lancers moved to 2-1 on the season.

South Windsor 8, Bristol Central 0: The Rams were held to just three base hits as they were shut out at home for their first loss of the season.

McKenzie Lewis took the loss for Bristol Central (1-1), while Maria Hanchuk got the win for South Windsor (3-1).


Bristol Eastern 9, Norwich Free Academy 7: The Lancers used a big seven-run second inning to beat Norwich Free Academy.

NFA (0-3) broke ahead 1-0 in the top of the first off Lancers starter Trevor Mays, on an RBI double by Vinny Gualtieri, scoring Jordan Lake, who reached base on a single.

Bristol Eastern (4-1) tied the game in the bottom of the inning. Matt D’Amato walked and scored on a double to deep center by Mac Goulet.

After NFA scored a run in the top of the second to go up 2-1, Eastern sent 12 batters to the plate in the bottom of the frame, scoring seven runs. Josh Nohilly was hit by a pitch and singles by Dave Bernier and John McPhee loaded the bases. Cory Fradette’s double to deep left drove in three runs. D’Amato singled to drive in Fradette and Goulet followed with his second RBI double, a drive to deep left that scored D’Amato and gave Eastern a 6-2 lead. Two additional runs came in on two errors by the NFA infield and the Lancers led 8-2 after two innings.

Three singles off Mays to start the NFA fourth loaded the bases with no outs and two runs scored on groundouts, with a third run scoring on an RBI single by Kevin Pomroy as Eastern’s lead was cut to 8-5.

Mays retired NFA in the fifth and sixth with no scoring.

Nohilly then hit a solo home run over the right-center fence in the bottom of the sixth for Eastern to up the lead to 9-5.

Mays pitched into the seventh, giving up six hits, six runs (five earned), walking two and striking out one. Fradette pitched the seventh in relief.

Eastern had nine hits for the game, two each by Fradette, D’Amato, and Goulet.


St. Paul 6, Seymour 1: The Falcons won all four singles matches. Victoria Kilbourne, at No. 1, and Katie Pauloz, at No. 2, won 8-1 against their opponents. Caroline Badal (No. 3) won 8-6 and Ximena Varela-Marin (No. 4) won 8-0.

St. Paul also had wins at No. 1 doubles and No. 3 doubles. Lizzie Etter and Grace Carabetta won at No. 1, while Violet Rodriguez and Alex Carabetta won at No. 3. The Falcons are now 3-1 on the season.

Posted in The Bristol Press, Bristol Central, Bristol Eastern, St. Paul on Friday, 13 April 2018 21:21. Updated: Friday, 13 April 2018 21:23.