ROUNDUP: Bristol Central boys outdoor track claims division title, Bristol Eastern softball clinches top-four seed

Published on Wednesday, 24 May 2017 22:55


BRISTOL - The Bristol Central boys outdoor track team beat second-place Wethersfield and New Britain by 61 points to claim the CCC South Blue division title on Wednesday at Veterans’ Stadium in New Britain. Newington finished fourth with 49 points and Bristol Eastern was in fifth with 29.

The Rams’ 4x800 team of Adam Chawner, Alrick Grant, Pat Kjornrattanawanich and Simon Andrews took first, while the 4x400 foursome finished second and the 4x100 team finished third.

Individually, Kaynan Conrod claimed second place in the 100 and 200, David Bowes finished second in the 400 and Matt Roy earned second place in the 3200. Conrod and Bowes were both on the 4x100 team and Bowes was on the 4x400 team.


Bristol Eastern 7, Conard 0: Mikayla Martin recorded her 100th career hit and led the Lancers offense to a second consecutive shutout win on back-to-back days. Bristol Eastern was only shut out in two innings and scored three in the sixth to put the game on ice.

Martin went 3-for-4 at the plate with a double and two RBI. Makenzie Jankowski and Erin Girard each had two hits on the day and Jordan Fitzsimons added a pair of RBI. Girard improved to 18-1 in the circle on the season, pitching a complete-game two-hitter with 11 strikeouts.

The win guarantees the Lancers a top-four seed in the upcoming Class LL state tournament.


Wethersfield 135, Bristol Central 107, Bristol Eastern 47, Newington 34, New Britain 24: The Rams fell less than 30 points short of the division title and had many strong individual performances. Olivia Savino and Shy-Ann Whitten finished first and second, respectively, in the triple jump and teammate Nicole Pizarro finished fifth. Savino also claimed second in the 100 hurdles and Whitten earned third place in the high jump.

Bristol Central relay teams also performed well. The 4x800 team took first, the 4x400 foursome claimed second and the 4x100 team took home third.


Bristol Central 11, Farmington 1: Alex Balfour pitched a complete-game two-hitter and Jeremy Ganavage and Jake Santiago each had three hits in the Rams’ win over the Indians. Bristol Central’s biggest innings came in the second (four runs) and the fourth (five runs).

One of Ganavage’s three hits was a triple and he piled up two RBI and three runs scored, while Santiago’s three hits translated into four RBI. Noah Plantamuro and Alec DiLoreto also had multi-hit games.

Bristol Eastern 7, Maloney 2: The Lancers jumped out to a 5-0 lead over the first three innings and never let the Spartans back into the game. Jake Violette got the win on the mound for Bristol Eastern, allowing five hits over six innings of work and striking out five. Violette also had two of the Lancers’ nine hits, as did Cory Fradette. MacGregor Goulet added a double, the Lancers’ only extra base hit of the game.

Housatonic 6, Terryville 2: The Mountaineers scored three runs in the third inning and, despite scoring more later, that ended up being enough to down the Kangaroos. Frank Tirino only gave up two earned runs over 5 2/3 innings of work but still took the loss for Terryville. John Grimes had two singles and scored two runs, while Colin Bamrick had two doubles and two RBI. The Kangaroos lost the error battle 3-1.


Canton 189, St. Paul 202: Alyssa Daly and Bella Hamelin were two of the three medalists with a score of 45 but the Falcons still fell to the Warriors. Natalie Millerick was third on St. Paul with a 55 and Sarah Richardson was fourth with a 57. Canton’s Abby Treacy was the third medalist.

Josh Kestenbaum can be reached at 860-973-1811 or On Twitter: @K_baum30

Posted in The Bristol Press, Bristol Central, Bristol Eastern, General Sports, St. Paul, Terryville on Wednesday, 24 May 2017 22:55. Updated: Wednesday, 24 May 2017 22:57.