Roundup: BC boys get help from Hennessey, Kangaroos dominate

Published on Wednesday, 19 May 2021 21:36
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BRISTOL - The BC boys were victorious Wednesday night, winning over Middletown in a 4-3 decision.

Beckett Hennessey carried Bristol Central to a win with his third straight match won in singles, defeating Matt Cavanaugh in a 6-1, 6-1 score.

“[He] admittedly has noticed a difference in his play over the course of the season. Being a first year player he has had to learn the game quickly and he has been up for the challenge,” said Bristol Central tennis coach Jeremy Sloathe. “Tennis is a game where strategy plays an important role but being able to execute the strategy you want brings the game to an entirely different level. Beckett shook off any pre-match jitters during warm-ups and focused on the opponent at hand, he analyzed their strengths and their weaknesses and was able to successfully exploit them for the win. Beckett was especially proud of his serves, something he has been working hard on throughout the season.”

Softball

Terryville 23, Gilbert 1: Terryville cruised to a win Wednesday, winning 23-1 in a run-rule shortened four innings.

Gilbert struck first, scoring its only run in the top of the first, but four in the bottom half from Terryville and 11 in the second inning from the Kangaroos put them over the top.

The Kangaroos scored five more times in the third and three more times in the fourth for good measure.

Lacy Lyons and Leah Dionne tied for the lead for the game-high in hits with four. Emma Farrow drove in six RBIs.

Capital Prep 26, Innovation 6: Innovation fell in five innings Wednesday night, losing to Capital Prep 26-6.

Capital put no less than three runs across the board in each innings, scoring three in the first, second and fifth innings. Capital put up six in the third and exploded for 11 in the fourth inning.

The Ravens tallied three this, two belonging to Alice Bidoae, Katherine Palombizio.

Bidoae drove in two runs and scored once in the loss. She also struck out six batters in the circle.

Bristol Eastern 10, Lewis Mills 0: Fourteen hits powered the Lancers’ lopsided win against Lewis Mills.

Riley Giblin, Alex Shorette and Grace D'Amato each belted doubles for Bristol Eastern while Jasmine Perez pelted a homerun. Perez finished with three hits and six RBIs.

Ali Tellier won on the mound for the Lancers, scattering three hits and striking out nine, in Bristol Eastern’s 10th win of the season.

Seniors Jennifer Black, Giblin and Perez were also honored on senior day for the Lancers.

Newington 13, New Britain 1: Newington rolled past New Britain Wednesday, winning 13-1.

Jaelyn Gonzalez stayed hot at the plate, going 3-for-4 with a homer, a triple and five runs batted in. Briana Gadarowski doubled, going 30for03 with four runs scored.

Bristol Central 4, Plainville 0: A combined one-hitter from Sophia Torreso and Alex Sciarretto was the difference in the Rams’ win. The pair picked up 12 strikeouts together in the victory.

Gwen Torreso and Leah and Kailey Laird each had hits for Bristol Central while Sam and Leah Sklenka and Janessa Bartell scored the Rams’ runs.

Girls golf

Newington 223, Plainville 252: Newington defeated Plainville Wednesday night at Indian Hill Golf Course.

Newington’s lowest scorer was Julia Smith with a 46. Her score was low enough to earn her the medal of the night.

Madison Massaro-Cook and Tori Tolisano scored a 48, each. Mia Theriault shot a 63 while Raechel Bouchard and Chantelle Alvizo each had a 64.

Amity 182, St. Paul 202: The Falcons lost for only the second time this season in the defeat at Racebrook Country Club.

Erin Downes paced St. Paul with 43, followed by Olivia Dahn (45), Sami Millerick (52) and Maddy Kurnik (65).

Amity’s Ava Gross earned medalist honors with a 39.

Boys volleyball

Rockville 3, New Britain 0: The Hurricanes hung with Rockville despite getting swept in three sets.

New Britain lost the first set 25-9, but then kept it close in the next two sets, falling 25-20 and 25-22, respectively.

Anthony Olmeda went 8-for-8 from the service line and picked up five kills and five digs. Niko Schand added seven kills and three blocks for the Hurricanes.

New Britain will host undefeated Enfield on Friday.

Baseball

Bristol Eastern 5, Lewis Mills 3: Bristol Eastern defeated Lewis Mills Wednesday night as the visiting team at Muzzy Field.

Eastern and Mills tagged one another for runs in the third inning, but a two-run bottom half of the fourth put Lewis Mills ahead in the bottom half at a 3-2 advantage.

A run in the sixth on sacrifice fly to score Tyler Martin tied the game, and in the seventh Eastern got two runs – the go-ahead coming on a pinch-hit single by Ryan Maglio.

Andrew Lozier started and went the distance, allowing seven hits for the win. He only allowed one hit after the fourth inning.

Ty Martin finished the day 2-for-4. Ryan Fradette tripled.

Southington 8, Conard 3: Southington defeated Conard Wednesday night 8-3.

Vincent Borghese pitched four innings, striking out one and allowing three earned runs in the win.

Devin Pelletier had a 2-for-4 day, driving in a run and scoring as well. Jackson Rusiecki also scored and drove in a run, finishing his evening 1-for-1.



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