KISSIMMEE, Fla. - The St. Paul softball team not only got to enjoy a trip to the Walk Disney World Resort this week, it also picked up a 6-5 victory over Westerly, R.I., in a game Tuesday at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex.
The Falcons were down 4-1 heading into the bottom of the sixth inning, but took the lead with a five-run rally.
“It was a battle, that’s for sure,” St. Paul coach Gary Hovhanessian said.
Cari Marchak got things started with a leadoff walk, Becca Nerbonne collected a base hit and Ashley Crowley singled to load the bases. Caleigh Mcdougall then walked to force in the first run and Jess Persechino drove a ball to centerfield that was misplayed for a key error.
Katrina Roy hit a bunt single to load bases again and Lindsey O’Bright hit a sacrifice fly to left field for an RBI. Abby Poirot drew an intentional walk with one out and Kate Ouellette hit a pop fly that both the catcher and third baseman for Westerly went after, allowing Persechino to score with home plate uncovered for the fifth run of the inning.
Poirot (4-1) picked up the win on the mound for St. Paul (5-1), striking out 11 batters.
Ally Norlevo picked up the loss for Westerly (2-2), despite allowing just four hits.
Newington 16, Bristol Eastern 3: The Lancers were defeated in a game called at the end of the fifth inning due to the new mercy rule this season.
The Indians have had their way with Bristol Eastern’s as it is the Lancers’ second loss to Newington over the course of a week.
Bristol Eastern’s Jagger Duquette started the game out strong on the mound retiring the first five batters he faced. But things would turn quickly on Duquette as the Indians scored two runs in the second, three in the third and sent 15 batters to the plate in a 10-run fourth inning offensive showcase. The final run for Newington came in the fifth inning.
The Indians collected 11 hits off of four different Lancers pitchers including two doubles and two triples which accounted for 9 RBI.
Newington’s offense also used nine walks and four errors from Bristol Eastern’s defense to its advantage in the contest.
The Lancers’ had seven hits in the game. David Bernier had a pair of singles and Noah Hickey ripped a two-run triple.
All three of Bristol Eastern’s runs came in the fourth inning, singles by Carson Sassu and Bernier, Hickey’s triple and a RBI single by Mac Goulet.
The Lancers will look to regroup quickly against Berlin this afternoon.
Terryville 9, Wamogo 1: Dominic Zappone picked up the win for the Kangaroos with 5 1/3 strong innings with four strikeouts. Colin Bamrick had three hits including a pair of doubles and 3 RBI for Terryville. Mike Tiscia (2 hits, 2 runs, 2 RBI) and Nick Ieronimo (2 hits, 3 RBI) also had multi-hit performances.
St. Paul 184, Seymour 220: Ryne Salius once again led the Falcons group to victory. He shot a 42 on the Par 36 at the Oxford Green Golf Course. Michael Dolce (46), Noah Defeo (47), Matt Raymond (49) and Chris Millerick (50) followed Salius and St. Paul moved to 2-0 on the season.
Bristol Central 6, Windsor 1: The Rams picked up their second victory of the season with all singles teams and two of the three doubles teams winning. Abby Goralski (No. 1), Abby Gorneault (No. 2) and Mersadez Chaleman (No. 4) all won their singles matches in straight sets. Alex Goralski (No. 3) battled out a win in three sets. At No. 1 doubles Bristol Central’s Taylor Soucy and Emilie Dube blanked their opponents 6-0, 6-0.