BRISTOL - Itâ€™s been a big week for local softball pitchers. In Thursdayâ€™s 21-0 win over Ansonia, St. Paul pitcher Alessandra Milardo threw a complete-game no-hitter, striking out 10 batters.
The Falcons backed her up on offense but Milardo also got in on the scoring. She had three hits in the game, including a home run. Joining her in the three-hit club were Brigid Johndrow, Brooke Perez, Lindsey Oâ€™Bright and Jess Persechino.
Two of Perezâ€™s hits and one of Persechinoâ€™s were doubles, while Katelynn Oullette also recorded a double. In all, St. Paul had 22 hits in the contest.
St. Paulâ€™s biggest inning in the five-frame game came in the second. The Falcons posted 10 runs in the inning after putting up five in the first. They scored three in each of the next two innings.
Bristol Central 3, East Catholic 0: The Rams and Eagles remained scoreless through the top of the fourth inning but Bristol Central scored three runs over the fourth and fifth innings, which turned out to be the difference.
East Catholic was held to just two hits in the game, thanks in large part to the pitching of Bristol Centralâ€™s Ali Holden. Out of the necessary 21 outs, she piled up 16 strikeouts to improve her record on the season to 2-5.
The Ramsâ€™ Jenna Ptak hit a triple, which was the only extra-base hit in the contest.
Holy Cross 173, St. Paul 205, Kennedy 249: The Crusaders dealt the Falcons their first loss of the season but each team had one golfer that tied for medalist honors.
St. Paulâ€™s Ryne Salius and Holy Crossâ€™ Vincent Graziano each shot 41 at Chippanee but Grazianoâ€™s team ultimately earned the win. Adam Ward finished second on St. Paul with an even 50.
Every golfer between Holy Cross (7-0) and St. Paul (5-1) had better scores than the top golfer from winless Kennedy.
Platt 161, Bristol Eastern 201: Adrian Janko earned medalist honors for the Panthers on their way to handing the Lancers their second loss this season.
Four of Plattâ€™s golfers had better scores than Bristol Easternâ€™s top golfer, Jake Rodjenski, who shot a 45. Brenden McMahon finished second on the Lancers with a 50.
Rocky Hill 183, Bristol Central 197: The Rams and Terriers took part in the closest golf match in the area on Thursday, as the two finished separated by just 14, but Rocky Hill prevailed.
The Terriersâ€™ Jake Walling shot a 40 to claim medalist honors, while Cameron Reed led the way for Bristol Central with a 41. Jacob Nelsonâ€™s 49 was good enough for second on the Rams.
Bristol Eastern 6, New Britain 1: The Lancers rode a sweep of the doubles matches to an overall victory over the Hurricanes.
Bristol Easternâ€™s Kasey Simpson and Gabi Reymont fought for their win at No. 1 doubles after splitting the first two sets with Jennifer Ketkeorsmy and Claire Palin.
The Lancersâ€™ No. 2 and 3 pairs each won in straight sets.
Two of the singles matches also went to a decisive third set, with the Lancers and hurricanes splitting those matches. Bristol Easternâ€™s Federica Castaldi was victorious at No. 2 singles, while New Britainâ€™s Larissa Tabb won at No. 4 singles in three sets.
Watertown 6, St. Paul 1: Tori Kilbourne was the only player to earn a win for the Falcons, as they became the next in a growing list of teams to lose to the 6-0 Indians this season.
Kilbourne took down Mary Zaborowski at No. 1 singles by a score of 8-3 but the rest of her team did not fare as well. The other three St. Paul singles players lost, as did all three doubles teams. The closest the Falcons came to winning a second match was at No. 3 doubles, where Nicole Wroblewski and Orenda Huang lost 9-8 to their Watertown opponents.
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