WINDSOR – The Bristol Eastern softball team failed to score in its first six innings of play as it lost to Windsor 4-2 for its second loss of the season Monday.
Already trailing 4-0, Jasmine Perez knocked in the Lancers lone runs of the game with a double in the top of the seventh. Eastern only mustered four hits the contest while committing just as many errors, leading to starting pitcher Ali Tellier only giving up one earned run.
Eastern had a difficult time making contact against Windsor pitcher Taylor Falotico, who finished the game with 13 strikeouts to keep the Lancers’ offense quiet.
The Lancers have a week off until their next contest when they travel to face Lewis Mills on April 26.
Wethersfield 13, Bristol Eastern 7: Matthew Fletcher pitched five scoreless innings for Wethersfield to earn the win for the visitors.
Fletcher finished with nine strikeouts, including seven of the first 11 batters faced, and gave up two hits.
Brayden Moore started for the Lancers and allowed four runs, three earned, in five innings of work.
Bristol Eastern got two hits from Tyler Martin, and one hit from Ben D’Amato, who each recorded RBIs.
These two teams will meet again on Tuesday at Wethersfield at 3:45 p.m.
Southington 14, South Windsor 0: A no-hitter from Dante D’Amore and two homers from Devan Bade highlighted the Blue Knights’ win over South Windsor.
D’Amore pitched all five innings and fanned nine batters, while surrendering one walk and hitting two batters.
Along with Bade, D’Amore and Jackson Rusiecki tallied homeruns for Southington, while Jackson Cordozo and Jack McManus each had an extra-base hit.
The Blue Knights scored in every inning, racking up six in the final frame for the most on the day.
The win keeps Southington 3-0 as they host Hall on Wednesday at 3:45 p.m.
St. Paul 8, Oxford 4: St. Paul relied on some strong pitching and a couple of long balls to defeat Oxford 8-4 in Oxford this afternoon. The St Paul defense was a bit shaky committing 4 infield errors, but the pitchers came up big and limited the total damage to 1 unearned run. Brendan Foley picked up his first varsity win for St. Paul while starter Kevin Bourdeau took the loss for Oxford.
The St. Paul offense was powered by a pair of two-run home runs. Ryan Daniels hit one in the top of the first inning to give St. Paul the early lead and Mario Izzo had one in the top of the seventh to provide St. Paul with a couple of insurance runs. In the middle innings, RBI hits by Jamie Leggett, Jon Remillard and Devin Kulas generated St. Paul's other runs.
Oxford had RBI singles by Ethan Coleman and Justin Black accounting for their first and last runs. The two runs in the bottom of the fifth inning came about via a walk, a double by Matt Michaud, and a couple of St. Paul errors.
The Falcons will face Torrington on the road Wednesday.
Newington 7, Plainville 0: The Nor’easters made quick work of the Blue Devils on Monday, winning all seven matches in their meeting. Newington never dropped more than three games in a set, which only happened in the first singles match where Emilia Dugas beat Kimmy Xiques 6-3, 6-2. Newington dominated even more from then on as it won its next three matches by shutout.
Plainville is yet to win a match this season, losing each of its first two contest 7-0. The Blue Devils will look for their first win Tuesday in a road matchup with Enfield while Newington will face Berlin on the road Wednesday.
Bristol Central 187, New Britain 228: The Rams picked up their first win of the season with an assertive win over the Hurricanes at Pequabuck Golf Club. Sophomore Scott Petrosky posted a 40 to lead Central to the team victory and was backed up by a 46 from Rich Aubin, a 49 from Carson Rivoira and 52 for Tyler Wilson.
Central will return to Pequabuck to host Plainville on Tuesday while New Britain will hit the links at Hunter Golf Club in a road contest with Platt.
Southington 3, Simsbury 0: The Blue Knights won their second straight game by sweep with a dominant performance over Simsbury. Southington showed its defensive prowess in this match with 13 digs each from Matthew Morgan and Anthony Cannatelli while playing efficient offense that gather points in bunches.
Southington will stay at home for its next match when it faces Farmington on Thursday.
WINDSOR 4, BRISTOL EASTERN 2
Bristol Eastern 000 000 2 – 2 4 4
Windsor 100 102 x – 4 3 0
W – Taylor Falotico; L – Ali Tellier.
2B – Jasmine Perez (BE), Amanda Romero (W), Olivia Casciano (W).
Records: Bristol Eastern 1-2, Windsor 3-1.
WETHERSFIELD 13, BRISTOL EASTERN 7
At Bristol Eastern
Wethersfield 200 113 6 -- 13 15 3
Bristol Eastern 000 002 5 -- 7 6 1
W – Matthew Fletcher; L – Brayden Moore
2B: Zack Crevier (W), Eamon Coggins (W)
Records: Bristol Eastern 0-4, Wethersfield 2-1.
SOUTHINGTON 14, SOUTH WINDSOR 0
At South Windsor
Southington 521 16 -- 14
South Windsor 000 00 -- 0
W -- Dante D’Amore (S); L -- Jack Dempsky
HR: Devan Bade 2 (S), Dante D’Amore (S), Jackson Rusiecki (S); 2B Jack McManus (S); 3B Jackson Cardozo (S)
Records: Southington 3-0, South Windsor 0-3
ST. PAUL 8, OXFORD 4
St. Paul 201 210 2 – 8 11 4
Oxford 010 020 1 – 4 5 0
W – Brendan Foley; L – Kevin Bourdeau.
2B – Owen Davis (SP), Jamie Leggett (SP), Matt Michaud (O); HR – Ryan Daniels (SP), Mario Izzo (SP).
Records: St. Paul 4-1, Oxford 2-2.
NEWINGTON 7, PLAINVILLE 0
1. Emilia Dugas def. Kimmy Xiques, 6-3, 6-2
2. Michelle Novikova def. Nanci Gutierrez, 6-0, 6-0
3. Rachel Errickson def. Aleksandra Konieczniak, 6-0, 6-0
4. Emily Gaudet def. Teresa Lopez, 6-0, 6-0
5. Emily Rogalski and Diana Sliwinski def. Brie Bartley and Payton Stehle, 6-0, 6-2
6. Meg Gadde and Sarah Studzinski def. Vicki Hamel and Emily Serrano, 6-1, 6-1
7. Rebecca Fisher and Vidhisha Thakkar def. Diana Czereba and Lucy Callender, 6-0, 6-1
Records: Newington 2-0, Plainville 0-2.
BRISTOL CENTRAL 187, NEW BRITAIN 228
At Chippanee Country Club
Bristol Central: Scott Petrosky 40, Rich Aubin 46, Carson Rivoira 49, Tyler Wilson 52
Records: Bristol Central 1-1, New Britain 0-2.
SOUTHINGTON 3, SIMSBURY 0
(25-16, 25-17, 25-15)
Highlights: Connor McInnis (S) 8 kills, 3 aces, 8 digs; Mitchell Messina (S) 1 kill, 11 assists, 3 digs, Matthew Morgan (S) 6 kills, 1 assist, 4 aces, 13 digs; Anthony Cannatelli 4 assists, 1 ace, 13 digs.
Records: Simsbury 1-4, Southington 2-1.