WEST HARTFORD - The New Britain baseball team bounced back from its second loss of the season with a dominant 9-1 win over Northwest Catholic on Monday afternoon.
It was a 2-1 lead for the Hurricanes entering the fourth inning but they scored five in the frame to take pull away and that was plenty for starting pitcher Ruffino Santiago.
The sophomore went the complete game and allowed just five hits and one unearned run. The offensive standouts for New Britain (6-2) were Bryan Hernandez with two hits and two runs, Danniel Rivera with two hits and four RBI and Justin Adorno, who had two hits and three RBI.
Goodwin Tech 6, Prince Tech 1: The Gladiators upped their winning streak to eight with another great pitching performance from David Plourde. The southpaw went the complete game while allowing just three hits and an unearned run in the first. He also struck out nine batters. Paul Prior and Josh Masterson each had two RBI for Goodwin Tech.
Newington 16, Bulkeley 0: The Indians scored 10 runs in the first three innings and cruised to a shutout win, their fifth of the season. Josh LeClair got the win for Newington and also added a double, while Ethan Herrera added the team’s only other extra-base hit with a double. The Indians took advantage of six Bulkeley errors.
Avon 4, Plainville 2: The Blue Devils were involved in a pitcher’s duel through the beginning portion of its game Monday but it was Avon that broke through for three runs in the fourth. Plainville had just one hit and it was a double by Jordan Bishop in the sixth when the team scored both of its run. Nate Michalek took the loss for the Blue Devils.
Berlin 21, Conard 4 (5 innings): Jackie Arute hit a grand slam to lead a power surge for the Redocats, to the tune of 23 hits Monday afternoon. Vanessa Reimer and Lindsay Walsh both tripled and Alexa Lanteri had a double as Berlin improved to 4-3 on the season. Conard dropped to 0-7.
Newington 13, Northwest Catholic 9: The Indians scored seven runs in the first inning and were able to hold on to win a high-scoring game. Kat Lagace picked up the win for Newington while Cyan Gonzalez and Rachel Thureson each went 3-3. Gonzalez hit a homer and added three RBI and three runs scored. Lindsey Mangiafico also hit a home run in the win.
Farmington 10, New Britain 5: The Hurricanes had their six-game winning streak come to a close as Farmington scored five runs in the first inning and never looked back. Gianna Gonzales took the loss for New Britain. Paola Bronner was a standout in the loss as she went 3-4 with three stolen bases.
“This was a real humbling loss,” head coach Joel Simmone said.
Prince Tech 8, Goodwin Tech 7: The Gladiators took a 7-0 lead into the bottom of the sixth inning but Prince Tech scored four runs in each of the last two innings to take the game. Paola Barbosa had a triple and scored two runs, while Leina Rivera hit a double and drove in two runs.
Innovation 20, Holy Family 7: The Ravens improved to 7-1 on the season, matching last year’s win total, with a blowout win. Lianna Giles racked up another win for Innovation, while Stephanie Robirosa hit a grand slam and drove in five. Katherine Mason added a bases clearing triple and four RBI.
New Britain 4, Plainville 3: Branden Khongdy came from behind in second singles to pull out a big win for himself and the Golden Hurricanes Monday afternoon. New Britain improved to 3-0 with the win.
Newington 3, Maloney 0: The Indians swept away Maloney in three close sets to pick up their fifth win of the season. Nate Alleyne and Leonel Caceres had seven kills each, Zach Harmon led the team with nine kills and Evan Metzger paced the team with 27 assists.
Plainville 208, Bristol Eastern 228: The Blue Devils picked up their first win of the season on Monday at Hawks Landing. Zach Bartolini and Michael Melninkaitis were co-medalists for Plainville as they shot a 49. Matt Lindhoff was also of note for Plainville with his 52, the fourth best score of the day.
Platt 162, New Britain 209: Platt had three co-medalists in Monday’s match and the top four scores as the Hurricanes were routed on Monday. Kevin Merkle and Niko Fusco were the top scorers for New Britain with a 48 and 51 respectively.