The Bristol Central boys golf team clinched at least a share of the CCC South title - the first conference championship in school history for the sport - by scoring 184 as a team at Pequabuck Golf Club on Wednesday, beating both Middletown (196) and Maloney (206).
Middletown’s Vincent Gritzuk earned medalist honors with a round of 41, but the Rams had all four of its scorers shoot sub-50 rounds.
For Bristol Central (11-2), Adam Ward and Preston Akerley each carded 44s, while Ryan DiNoia had a 46 and Jacob Nelson scored a 49.
St. Paul 9, Naugatuck 7: The No. 2-seed Falcons advanced into the semifinals of the NVL Tournament with a victory at home, scoring six runs on a combination of hits and errors in a six-run third inning.
St. Paul (18-3) advances to face Watertown in the next round.
St. Paul 6, Watertown 0: Ethan Rembish tossed a complete game three-hitter and led the Falcons to a win over the Indians in the first round of the NVL Tournament this afternoon. Rembish struck out 12 in the effort while walking only two. Starter Steve Phillips allowed only two earned runs on six hits over the first four innings and took the loss for Watertown.
Rembish got off to a bit of a rocky start as lead off hitter Daniel Graziano struck out but reached base safely on a third strike passed ball. Rembish then struck out the next three Watertown batters to end the top of the first inning, recording four strikeouts in the inning.
In the bottom of the 1st, Nick Morrell singled and stole second. With two outs, Ryan Greene singled to drive in Morrell, and advanced to second on a throwing error. Ryan Parent singled home Greene, and St Paul led 2-0 after one inning.
In the bottom of the second inning, Sean Crean was hit by a pitch to start the inning. Walker Sharp hit a hard grounder that looked like it might be a double play, but an errant throw to first allowed Walker to be safe and advance to second. With two outs, Josh Cofrancesco singled home Sharp to make it 3-0. A single by Morrell and a walk to Julian Thayer loaded the bases. Greene followed with a line drive to right field, but Josh Maisto made the catch to end the inning and limit the damage to one run.
St Paul was able to get runners into scoring position in each of the next three innings, but in each situation Watertown made the play to prevent any runs from scoring, until the bottom of the sixth.
With one out, an infield pop up by Cofrancesco was lost in the sun, allowing him to reach safely. After working the count full, Julian Thayer blasted the next pitch over the center field fence to extend St Paul’s lead to 5-0. Greene followed with a double, and Parent followed with an RBI single to make it 6-0.
Bristol Eastern 5, Maloney 4: The Lancers got a win to conclude their regular season.
Mac Goulet and Matt D’Amato paced the offense and Jagger Duquette pitched a strong game and got a good relief appearance from Cory Fradette.
The Lancers only had seven hits in the game, two came from D’Amato and Goulet. Goulet had a pair of doubles.
With the win the Lancers finish their season 12-8.