BRISTOL - The St. Paul softball team is on track after starting the season 0-1. On Sunday the Falcons topped Naugatuck 12-11 and on Monday beat Woodland to move to 2-1.
Junior Abby Poirot has had a big impact for St. Paul. On Sunday she went 5-for-5 at the plate with the game-winning triple and was the winning pitcher on the mound. Against Woodland, Poirot picked up her second win of the season and continued her torrid start at the plate with a 3-for-4 performance. She added four RBI.
Katrina Roy and Lindsey O’Bright had strong offensive days on Monday. Roy was 3-for-4 with three runs scored. O’Bright went 3-for-5 with three runs scored.
Gilbert 6, Terryville 5: Gilbert’s Anna King just held off the Kangaroos’ offense with a complete game effort and six strikeouts. Tiffany Pires and Alex Michaud each had two hits for Terryville (0-2).
Bristol 12, Wolcott 4: Bristol scored nine of its 12 goals in the second half, led by Gabby Abramczyk with five goals and one assist. Aly Policarpio added two goals. Maddie Bourassa, Ashley Watson, Ashley Macdonald, Jade Longo and Ella Ward added one goal. Kaitlyn Delvalle had six saves for Bristol.
“We were very happy with our second half,” Bristol head coach Kyle Phelan said. “We made a few changes and our offense finally woke up. This team has the potential to be very good, they just need to realize it and clean up the little mistakes.”
Bristol Eastern 3, Northwest Catholic 2: With the game tied 2-2, Bristol Eastern senior Mac Goulet delivered a walk-off RBI single. Trevor Mays was strong on the mound, pitching 6 2/3 innings, allowing six hits, one earned run, walking two and striking out five. Cody Fradette picked up the win in relief. The Lancers are 2-0.
St. Paul 6, Woodland 1: Julian Thayer went five strong innings, allowing four hits and striking out seven. Scott Winters made his varsity debut for the Falcons to close out the game on the mound. Ryan Greene went 1-for-1 with a three-run homer. Josh Cofrancesco and Thayer each had two hits. Ryan Parent had 3 RBI.
Terryville 5, Gilbert 2: Albert Molina pitched into the sixth inning and allowed one run for the Kangaroos as the winning pitcher. Colin Bamrick (3 hits, 2 runs) and Dominic Zappone (2 hits, 2 runs) provided the offense. Terryville moved to 1-2.
Plainville 5, Bristol Central 3: The Blue Devils used a four-run fifth inning to pull away from the Rams in Saturday’s game. Jordan Bishop was the winning pitcher for Plainville. Nick Ruffino was 2-for-4 and Alex Balfour went 2-for-3 for Bristol Central.
Bristol Central 7, Maloney 2: The Rams jumped out to an early 2-0 lead in the first inning on a single from Jaylen Dias and then extended the lead to 4-0 in the third inning on a hit, two walks and a hit batter. Peyton Clark pitched a strong game with four shutout innings and struck out four. Bristol Central moved to 1-1 on the season.
Middletown 4, Bristol Central 3: The Rams won three of the four singles spots but couldn’t pick up a win in doubles. Abby Goralski, Abby Gorneault and Alex Goralski all won at the top three singles spots. Bristol Central fell to 0-2.
“This was a tough loss because it was a close match up,” Bristol Central head coach Sara DeFillippi said. “Captains Abby, Abby, and Alex secured all three wins for the team. It was nice to see them regain their confidence after coming off losses last week. As a team, we are going to keep improving. We face both Newington and BEHS later this week.”