ROUNDUP: Bristol Eastern baseball's bats go silent for second straight game

Published on Wednesday, 3 May 2017 22:45


BRISTOL - The visiting New Britain High baseball team shut out Bristol Eastern 6-0 on Wednesday at Muzzy Field.

Since the Lancers’ 3-0 win over Bristol Central on Monday night, Bristol Eastern (7-5) has now been shut out in consecutive games, also losing 3-0 to Hall on Tuesday, and has now gone 19 innings without a run.

New Britain (9-3) opened the scoring in the top of the first. Leadoff hitter Danniel Rivera walked, went to second on a passed ball, took third on a wild pitch and scored on a second wild pitch by Eastern starter and losing pitcher Jake Violette (3-2).

New Britain then took advantage of more wildness on the part of Violette in the second inning. Violette again walked the leadoff hitter (Alex Silva) to start the frame and after getting the next two outs on strikeouts, another walk to DH Bryan Hernandez and a bunt single by Tahj McCall loaded the bases. Rivera then walked to force in Silva with the second New Britain run and a wild pitch scored Hernandez with the third New Britain run.

In the fifth, Violette gave up singles to Josh Garcia and Silva to start the inning. Gary Gagnier then relieved Violette. A wild pitch, a walk, an RBI single by Matt Murphy and an infield error led to the final three New Britain runs.

New Britain pitcher Will Homar went the first six innings for the win. Rivera pitched a scoreless seventh in relief of Homar.

Against Homar, Eastern had the bases loaded in the first on singles by Anthony Lozier and Violette, sandwiched around a walk, but did not score. The Lancers also had a walk and a hit batter in the second without scoring. Homar then settled down, allowing singles in the third, fifth and sixth. Overall, he walked two and struck out seven as Bristol Eastern stranded 12 runners in the game.

The Lancers had only five hits for the game, all singles - two by Mike Massarelli and others from Lozier, Violette and Gagnier.

Terryville 4, Northwestern 1: Dominic Zappone threw a complete game six-hitter as the Kangaroos improved to 7-4 with a victory at home.

Zack Harnish had two of Terryville’s seven hits in the game and scored two runs, while teammate Frank Tirino also had two hits, with one RBI.

Northwestern fell to 4-7.

St. Paul 21, Torrington 2: The Falcons were ahead 18-0 by the end of the third inning during a game played in Bristol on Wednesday.

Jack Bator picked up his third win of the season, allowing only one hit over the first four innings while striking out five. Freshman David Strager made his varsity debut, pitching the final three innings and allowing two runs (one earned) on three hits, while striking out four.

The St. Paul offense erupted for eight runs in the bottom of the first inning. After the leadoff hitter was retired on a pop up to the shorstop, the next 10 batters all reached base safely. The inning was highlighted by two-run doubles from Wes Lahey and Chris Mills and an RBI double by Julian Thayer.

The Falcons again batted around in the second inning, scoring five more. Julian Thayer hit his first varsity home run, a three-run shot over the left field fence. Then St. Paul batted around again in the third, scoring another five to make it 18-0. The inning was highlighted by back-to-back two-run singles by Ryan Greene and Bator.

David Strager doubled in his first varsity at bat in the bottom of the sixth and came in to score his first varsity run when Ethan Rembish singled him home.

Torrington scored their only runs in the seventh when Can Cerruto and Mike Paniati scored on Ben Richardson’s RBI single.

St. Paul 8, Ansonia 2 (Tuesday): Freshman Ethan Rembish tossed a complete game for the Falcons in a win at Ansonia on Tuesday. Rembish scattered seven hits, allowing two runs while striking out seven.

Ansonia scored first when Cody Teodosio singled and Pat Palmer doubled him home in the bottom of the first inning to take a 1-0 lead. In the top of the second, Tom Houle (2-for-4, 1 run) singled with two out, then Wes Lahey doubled to drive him home and tie the score at 1-1.

St. Paul added three more runs in the third. Julian Thayer (3-for-4, triple, 1 RBI, 2 runs) led off that inning with a single and later scored on a wild pitch. Jack Bator had a two-out, two-run double to drive home Nick Morrell, who had been hit by a pitch, and Ryan Greene, who had walked.

St. Paul put the game away by scoring four in the fourth. With two outs and no one on base, catcher Chris Mills drew a walk. Then St. Paul strung together four consecutive hits - an RBI triple by Thayer, a single by Morrell, an RBI double by Andrew Owsianko and an RBI single by Zach Parent - to take an 8-1 lead.

Ansonia got one back in the sixth when Richard Tracy doubled home Pat Palmer.


Torrington 4, St. Paul 2: The Falcons only managed four hits against a strong opposing pitcher in Ali Dubois, as Torrington improved to 9-3 and St. Paul fell to 11-3.

Northwestern 18, Terryville 0: Kayla Huginski got the only hit for the Kangaroos (4-8) in the game after coming in as a reserve.

Northwestern scored its 18 runs on 10 hits, including a home run by Katie Wald, and seven Terryville errors.


Bristol Central 4, Northwest Catholic 3: Colin Savino won at the No. 1 singles slot and Mark Krawiec won in a tiebreaker at No. 4 singles as the Rams picked up their first victory of the season, playing at the University of Saint Joseph in West Hartford.

“Bristol Central showed great poise in challenging situations, winning three tiebreakers to win the match 4-3. I am proud of how the team played. From top to bottom it was a full team effort,” coach Jeremy Sloate said.

“With getting the first win of the season under our belts we hope to use this momentum to help carry us onto a streak.”

Winning key doubles matches for the Rams (1-2) after tiebreakers were the teams of Tommy Vongsamany and Max Naranjo, and David Gao and Paul Kjornrattanawanich.

“This was an extremely competitive match with four of the seven matches going to a tiebreaker,” Sloate said. “The match came down to the two doubles team, Tommy Vongsamany and Max Naranjo. After taking the first set 6-4, Northwest fought back in the second set to force a seven-point tiebreaker.”


St. Paul 5, Torrington 2: The Falcons swept the singles matches - dropping only three total games - on their way to a victory in Torrington.

Natasha Kempes and Tori Kilbourne each won 8-0 for St. Paul (10-2), while Katie Pauloz won 8-1 and Sophia Penisse won 8-2.

In doubles, the Falcons’ No. 2 team of Lizzy Etter and Ximena Varela-Marin won by an 8-0 score.


St. Paul 184, Wilby 247, Crosby (no score): Ryne Salius earned medalist honors with a round of 40 at East Mountain Golf Course in Waterbury (par 36) as the Falcons picked up a pair of wins.

Also scoring for St. Paul (8-2, 7-2 NVL) were Adam Ward (47), Matt Raymond (48) and Noah Defeo (49).

Louie Rotar’s round of 58 was the best score for Wilby (2-8).


St. Paul 220, Naugatuck 246: The Falcons picked up a victory in their first ever girls golf match, played at Hop Brook Golf Course in Naugatuck (par 36).

Alyssa Daly and Bella Hamelin shared medalist honors with rounds of 53 for St. Paul (1-0), while Natalie Millerick scored a 55 and Sarah Richardson shot a 59.

Naugatuck (0-1) was led by Alysha Cacace’s round of 59.

Posted in The Bristol Press, Bristol Central, Bristol Eastern, General Sports, St. Paul, Terryville on Wednesday, 3 May 2017 22:45. Updated: Wednesday, 3 May 2017 22:47.