WATERBURY - The St. Paul softball team hit the road on Sunday afternoon and shut out Kennedy, 13-0.
Among the Falcons’ 17 hits, Jessica Persechino and Katelynn Oullette each went 4-for-5, with Oullette hitting a home run and a double, while Persechino also homered. Joining in on the slugfest was Abby Poirot, who had a triple and a home run.
St. Paul 19, Derby 9: The Falcons won a high-scoring battle on Saturday at home.
Walker Sharp picked up the win for St. Paul, going five innings and allowing eight runs (five earned) on nine hits while striking out six.
Also for St. Paul (13-2), Shaun Remillard was 4-for-5 with three RBI and three runs scored; Ryan Parent was 3-for-3 with a double, four RBI and two runs; Julian Thayer was 2-for-3 with a double, two RBI and 4 runs; and Josh Cofrancesco was 2-for-5 with an RBI and one run.
Berlin 9, Bristol Eastern 7: Berlin took a 7-0 lead over the Lancers in the top of the first inning and held off the home team late on Friday night at Muzzy Field. Both teams walked away with 8-6 records.
Bristol Eastern reliever Ethan Ryan, after the first, pitched four scoreless innings in relief. The Lancers came back with four runs in the third to cut the lead to 7-4. John McPhee got on via a Berlin infield error and scored when Cory Fradette followed with a home run over the right field fence. Following the second out of the inning, Josh Nohilly doubled to right, Mac Goulet singled to left center to score Nohilly, taking second on the throw to the plate, then went to third on a wild pitch and scored when Jon Pierce lined a single to right center.
Trailing 9-4 going into the bottom of the seventh, Bristol Eastern got six consecutive hits, scoring three times and leaving the bases full, as the rally fell just short. With one out, Matt D’Amato and Nohilly singled, Goulet doubled to score D’Amato, Pierce singled to score Nohilly, Noah Hickey singled to right center to load the bases, Anthony Marrotti singled to score Goulet with the third run of the inning, cutting the Berlin lead to 9-7, but reliever Adam Bilinsky got a strikeout and groundout to end the game.
BOYS TRACK AND FIELD
Rams at Middletown Invitational: Bristol Central’s Dathan Hickey finished second in the 100 meters at Saturday’s Middletown Invitational with a time of 11.18 to highlight the Rams’ top finishes.
Among other highlights: Elijah Ortiz fourth in both the 110 hurdles (15.83) and 300 hurdles (42.48), Hunter Peterson fifth in the long jump (21-1½) and seventh in the high jump (6-0), Nigel West fourth in the 200 meters (22.74), Jose Ramirez seventh in the 800 meters (1:58.90), Galen Hickey 10th in the triple jump (40-10), Jakob Salinas 10th in the javelin (143-3), the 4x800 relay team (Mark Petrosky, Devin Flores, Adam Chawner and Ramirez) fifth in 8:23.06 and the 4x400 relay (Pat Kjornrattanawanich, West, Ortiz and David Bowes) fourth in 3:32.57.
“Today was a great meet for us,” Rams coach Tamara Stafford-Kirk said. “It’s a great test to see where we stand going into the later part of the season. Dathan Hickey continues to get faster in the 100 meter dash. To take second in this big a meet as a first year track and field athlete is amazing. His younger brother Galen is starting to feel more comfortable in the jumps, especially triple jump, and I am looking for him to make a big impact in the coming weeks. Hunter Peterson had one of his best days ever, jumping over 21 feet for the first time in long jump and clearing six feet for the first time in high jump. …
“We now have five Class L qualifiers in the 3,200 - Mark Petrosky, Matt Roy, Nate DeAngelo, Devin Flores and Pacifico Flores. Add in Ben Stafford, who has qualified for the 3,200 for CCC South, and Jose Ramirez, who is literally on fire, breaking 2:00 for the first time in the 800 in a smoking time of 1:58.90.”