BRISTOL - Just as the schoolâ€™s softball team did on Wednesday, the Bristol Eastern baseball team defeated Plainville, taking down the Blue Devils 10-3 in both clubsâ€™ season opener.
Plainville took a 2-0 lead in the top of the first off Eastern starter Jagger Duquette after Brady Callahan led off with an infield single, and Tyler St. Onge followed with a single through the right side on a hit and run. Alec Couture then doubled to left for one run, and a second run followed on an error.
Duquette settled in afterward, pitching six innings and allowing just two runs (one earned) on five hits with six strikeouts and one walk.
The Lancers (1-0) responded with three runs in the bottom half, as singles by Jack Kozikowski and Noah Hickey and a walk load the bases. Ian Latko then singled up the middle to plate two runs, and two walks plated another.
Bristol Eastern then scored four in the second to take a 7-2 lead, powered by singles from Kozikowski and Hickey and a walk to load the bases once again. Latko again singled in two runs with a base knock to center. James Dauphinee then doubled to left center for two more runs, and the Lancers added a third run in the frame. They scored two more in the fifth on a run-scoring pop-fly double to center by Hickey and an RBI single from Anthony Marrotti.
The Blue Devils (0-1) surrendered 12 hits to Bristol Eastern as Kozikowski (four singles), Hickey (two singles, one double) and Latko (two singles, four RBI) paced the offense.
Northwestern 23, Terryville 18: Despite jumping out to a 7-4 lead after the first inning and a 13-7 lead after three, the Kangaroos (1-1) could not come up with enough firepower offensively or on the mound against Northwestern (2-0).
Terryville received multi-hit days from Colin Bamrick (four hits, three runs), Anthony Pires (five hits, three runs) and Albert Molina (four hits). But Northwestern stormed back with a seven-run fourth inning and six more runs in the fifth. Terryville led 17-14 after the fourth, but the six-run fifth frame and three more runs in the seventh was enough for the visitors in an offensive showcase.
Lewis Mills 10, St. Paul 9 (OT): In the Falconsâ€™ season opener, head coach Elaine Bowman said her team â€śdid not play to our full potential, and [Lewis Mills] won the 50-50 ballsâ€ť in an overtime thriller.
Ashley Suzio, Emma Cretella and Greta Panke each netted two goals, while Christina Pisani, Gaby Castonguay and Catherine Ciampi each tallied a goal against the Spartans (2-0).
St. Paul 7, Ansonia 0: For the second straight meet, the Falcons took care of business without losing a match. Ximena Varela-Marin did not lose a set point, taking down Kena Dudac 8-0 in the top singles match, and Grace Carabette and Lydia Feng defeated Jeniel Xaravath and Ashmal Baig 8-2 in the No. 1 doubles matchup.
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