BRISTOL - Zoe Lowe hit an RBI single with one out in the 11th inning to give the Bristol Eastern softball team a 2-1 victory over a tough South Windsor squad at home on Monday.
Riley Giblin had led off the 11th inning with walk and Taylor Keegan moved her to second on a one-out single to set up the game-winning hit.
Erin Girard threw a four-hitter over all 11 innings to keep her team in it after South Windsor had tied the contest in the top of the seventh.
Bristol Eastern improved to 6-1, while South Windsor fell to 6-2.
St. Paul 19, Wilby 0 (5 innings): Jessica Persechino pitched a five inning no-hitter for the Falcons, while also collecting three of her team’s 15 hits at the plate. A 12-run third inning for St. Paul (7-1) brought the mercy rule into play after the fifth at Bucks Hill Park in Waterbury.
Abby Poirot and Becca Nerbonne hit doubles for the Falcons.
Enfield 3, Bristol Central 1: The Rams lost a close contest at home, falling to 2-5 for the season. Peyton Greger took the loss for Bristol Central despite allowing just three hits. She also belted a double at the plate.
Bristol Eastern 7, Tolland 0: Jagger Duquette (3-1) pitched the first 6 2/3 innings of shutout ball (taken out as his pitch count was nearing the max allowed), allowing three singles, walking two and striking out nine. Cory Fradette relieved, and recorded the final out.
Eastern had 11 hits for the game. Matt D’Amato had three, two singles and a double, and drove in two runs. Jon Pierce had two hits, a single and double, with an RBI and a run scored.
Eastern scored three runs in the top of the first. Fradette led off with a double into the left field corner and then scored on D’Amato’s line double to right. Mac Goulet singled to left to drive in D’Amato, and after stealing second, scored on a Tolland infield error.
The Lancers added two runs in the third. Noah Hickey led off with a walk, Pierce doubled to deep left center to score Hickey, taking third on the throw to the plate. Pierce then scored on a groundout.
St. Paul 16, Wilby 1 (5 innings): Starter Ryan Parent got his second win of the season, pitching four innings, allowing one run and striking out four. Making his first varsity appearance, reliever Joe Persechino retired all three Wilby batters to face him, striking out two. Together Parent and Persechino combined to throw a no hitter for St. Paul.
The St. Paul offense got things going early in the game. Leadoff hitter Josh Cofrancesco singled and Walker Sharp followed with a walk. Julian Thayer hit a hard ground ball down the third base line that hit the bag, popped up, and dropped into the infield for a single. That loaded the bases for clean-up hitter Ryan Greene, who deposited an 0-2 pitch over the left field fence for a grand slam.
Northwestern 12, Terryville 2 (4 innings): Mike Tiscia doubled and scored a run for the Kangaroos, while teammate Colin Bamrick also had a hit.
Terryville fell to 3-5, while Northwestern improved to 4-3.
St. Paul 16, Wolcott 2: The Falcons cruised to their seventh straight victory to open the season.
Brycen Kennedy had seven goals for St. Paul, while Kevin Ashworth scored four, Tucker Raymond netted three and Chris Dionne and Ryan Prendergast had single tallies.
Berlin 13, Bristol co-op 3: Although it was a two-goal game midway through the second half, Berlin finished on an 8-0 scoring run to claim the win.
Gabby Abramczyk scored two goals and had an assist, while Aly Policarpio added another goal and also had one assist.
“We came out flat and battled back to make it a game in the second half,” Bristol coach Kyle Phelan said. “We let up a few goals and seemed to put our heads down and the game was over. We are not too pleased with the outcome, we know we are better than that.”
St. Paul 7, Wilby 0: The Falcons swept their way to a victory in Waterbury, with just five contested matches.
Violet Rodriguez, Alexis Piechowski and Priscilla Godlewski all won in singles for St. Paul (5-2), while the teams of Emily Esposito and Tricia Richardson, and Alexis Wozdusiewicz and Romi Bagdasarian won in doubles.