Sports Roundup: Terryville baseball unable to get needed victory in tourney push

Published on Friday, 11 May 2018 21:43
Written by PAUL ANGILLY

@CTsportsDeputy

TERRYVILLE - The Terryville baseball team is running out of chances to get the wins it needs to qualify for postseason play, as the Kangaroos dropped a 9-2 decision to visiting Nonnewaug on Friday afternoon.

Riley Zappone and Colin Bamrick each had two hits and scored runs in the game for the Kangaroos, who are now 5-11 and must win at least three of their last four games to qualify for state tournament play.

Albert Molina took the loss, giving up nine hits and five runs, three earned, over five innings.

Max Pape and Nick Sordi each had two hits and two RBI for Nonnewaug (9-8).

East Catholic 5, Bristol Eastern 2: Giving up walks proved to be the difference at Muzzy Field.

East Catholic (11-6) scored two in the top of the first. Eastern starter Josh Nohilly walked the first two batters of the game. Jake Casey followed with a line single to left to score one, and the second run scored on a sacrifice fly by Vincent Caccavale.

Eastern (9-8) came back with one in the bottom of the first. A single by Matt D’Amato, a walk to Nohilly, and an infield single by Jon Pierce loaded the bases. Noah Hickey’s ground single between third and short scored D’Amato.

Eastern then tied the game in the third inning, on a walk to Nohilly, an infield error on a grounder off the bat of Mac Goulet, and then a groundout by Pierce which scored Nohilly and tied the game at 2-2.

The game remained tied until the fifth when East Catholic scored three runs.

East Catholic’s Payton Stinson (three for three, two singles and a double) doubled to left to open the inning, Jake McDowell following with a single, putting runners on the corners.

Jagger Duquette then relieved Nohilly. Duquette walked the first two batters he faced to force in one run, got the next two outs on strikouts, but then issued another walk to force in a second run. On a messed up pickoff play, the third run of the inning scored.

Eastern, after the first inning, managed only one more hit off East Catholic starter Casey (Jake Casey who allowed just the four hits, striking out nine) into the sixth. Pierce opened the inning with an infield single, followed by a walk to Hickey.

Anthony Mozzicato relieved Casey, and retired the next three batters, two on strikeouts. Eastern threatened again in the seventh, with two out singles by Nohilly and Goulet, but a groundout ended the threat.

Eastern had only six hits, all singles, for the game, two by Pierce.

Bristol Central 1, Platt 0: The Rams scored the only run of the game in the second inning on Wednesday at Muzzy Field, when Peyton Clark’s two-out single scored Jake Santiago from second base.

Alex Balfour threw a complete game shutout. He scattered six hits and struck out the final two Platt batters. Noah Plantamuro had a strong defensive effort at shortstop for the Rams (6-8) in his first game of the season.

SOFTBALL

St. Paul 15, Ansonia 0: Abby Poirot threw a no-hitter for the Falcons, striking out 18 batters in the victory at Ansonia.

The Falcons had 21 hits in the game, led by Jessica Persechino (triple, 3 singles), Lindsey O’Bright (4 singles) and Poirot (double, 3 singles), who had four each. Katrina Roy and Katelynn Ouellette also doubled in the game for St. Paul (16-1).

Bristol Central 8, Manchester 4: The Rams qualified for state tournament play with a victory at Manchester High.

Madison Irizarry’s double was the only extra base knock among 11 hits in the game for Bristol Central (8-9), while Peyton Greger tossed a five-hitter for the win.

Manchester fell to 7-8.

Bristol Eastern 16, RHAM 0 (5 innings): The Lancers piled up 16 runs on 20 hits in Hebron, led by Taylor Keegan (3-for-4, double, triple, 2 runs, 6 RBI), Zoe Lowe (HE, 2 RBI), Jordan Fitzsimons (3-for-4, 3 runs), Paige McLaughlin (4-for-4, double, 2 runs, 2 RBI) and Erin Girard (double, 2 runs, 3 RBI).

On the mound, Girard allowed just one hit over five innings, striking out nine batters and walking none.

Bristol Eastern improved to 10-4, while RHAM fell to 3-12.

Nonnewaug 5, Terryville 2: Tiffany Pires tripled for the Kangaroos, but they lost on the road to fall to 5-10.

GIRLS TENNIS

East Catholic 5, Bristol Eastern 2: Winning matches for the Lancers (4-9) were the doubles teams of Kasey and Kelly Simpson, and Valerie Blanchard and Sophie Johnsky.

BOYS GOLF

St. Paul 161, Wolcott 187: Ryne Salius earned medalist honors for the Falcons with a round of 38 at Westwoods Golf Course in Farmington (par 31). Also for St. Paul (7-2), Sam Mazzarelli shot a 40, Matt Raymond had a 41 and Michael Dolce and Chris Millerick each carded 42.

Wolcott (3-6) was led by Anthony Santos (43).



Posted in The Bristol Press, Bristol Central, Bristol Eastern, St. Paul, Terryville on Friday, 11 May 2018 21:43. Updated: Friday, 11 May 2018 21:45.