Sports Roundup: New Britain baseball extends winning streak to five with victory over Southington

Published on Wednesday, 19 April 2017 22:36
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NEW BRITAIN - The New Britain baseball team extended its win streak to five games with a 7-5 win over Southington on Wednesday afternoon. The Hurricanes scored four runs in the first and three runs in the fifth in what turned out to be a sloppy game.

Each team committed four errors in the contest, but New Britain’s ace Will Homar still came out on top. The junior went the full seven innings and struck out two while only allowing two earned runs.

The offensive star for the Hurricanes in the game was Alex Silva, who went 2-3 with two RBI in the winning effort.

Conard 2, Newington 1: The Indians took a 1-0 lead into the fifth inning but Conard broke through in the bottom of the frame for two runs to squeak it out. Jordan Blanchette was the tough-luck loser for Newington while Jay Vereneau went 2-3 with a double and a run.

Goodwin Tech 5, Wilcox Tech 1: The Gladiators ran their winning streak up to five with five late runs against Wilcox Tech. David Plourde threw a complete game for Goodwin Tech and struck out 13 hitters, while Paul Prior was the star at the plate with two hits, 2 RBI and a double.

SOFTBALL

Newington 12, Farmington 1: The Indians scored seven runs in the first two innings and cruised to their fourth win of the season. Kat Lagace was the winning pitcher for Newington, but the offense also featured a couple of standouts. Dani Pantano went 3-4 with four RBI and Kacey Blais went 3-4 with two stolen bases.

Wilcox Tech 27, Goodwin Tech 9: The Gladiators committed five errors, including a huge one in the first, that led to a blowout loss in five innings. Wilcox Tech scored at least four runs in each of its four innings at the plate. Paola Barbosa hit a home run for Goodwin Tech in the loss, while Soannie Arroyo was the losing pitcher.

Windsor 18, Berlin 16: Jackie Arute and Sarah Ciscar both homered and Haley Hauptfeld and Michelle Cohen both tripled, but it wasn’t enough in a home loss Wednesday. The Redcoats fell to 3-2 with the loss, while Windsor remained perfect at 4-0.

Innovation 14, Public Safety 5: The Ravens won their fifth game of the season in a rain shortened affair. Innovation scored at least one run in all five innings and got a solid pitching performance from Lianna Giles. She had help from her defense though, as the bases were loaded with nobody out when Lucy Rodriguez made a diving play and caught the runner off second base to record two outs. Public Safety would not score in the inning and Innovation cruised from there.

BOYS GOLF

Newington 160, New Britain 215: The Indians got their second straight win to start the season. Max Turgeon and Ben Weyman were co-medalists for Newington and the team also had four of the top five scorers in the match. Noah Hedberg had a 39 and Matt Roberts shot a 45. The Hurricanes’ top scorer was Kevin Merkle with a 44.

Maloney 206, Plainville 214: The Blue Devils lost their fifth straight game to start the season at Hunter golf course on Wednesday. Michael Melninkaitis (51) and Alex Autunno (52) were the top two scorer for Plainville in the match.

Berlin 174, Farmington 180, Cromwell 190, Windsor 244: The Redcoats dominated a four-way match at Timberlin golf course as they had four of the top six scorers out of 16 golfers competing. It was a four-way tie for medalist and two of the four medalists were from Berlin. Mike McCarthy and Mike Califiori shot a 43, while Ricky Knappe and Spencer Duke just missed out on medaling with a 44.

BOYS LACROSSE

Berlin 9, Newington 3: The Redcoats took a 4-2 lead into halftime and dominated in the second half to improve to 4-2. Peter Albert, Tyler Ralph and Will Salwocki each scored two goals for Berlin while Brendan Jaouen saved 10 shots. Joey Tierini of Newington made eight saves while Jack Lam was among the Indians to score.



Posted in New Britain Herald, Berlin, Goodwin Tech, Innovation, New Britain, Newington, Plainville, Southington on Wednesday, 19 April 2017 22:36. Updated: Wednesday, 19 April 2017 22:38.