NEW BRITAIN - The Berlin baseball team put up a fight in the seventh inning, scoring three runs but New Britain was able to hold on for its seventh win of the season.
Will Homar earned the win for the Hurricanes was also a presence at the plate. The junior went 2-4 with two RBI. Josh Garcia added two hits for New Britain and Brian Hernandez had a double and two RBI as well.
Zach Phillipon picked up the loss for the Redcoats, their third straight.
Plainville 4, Newington 0: The Blue Devils had two pitchers combine for a shutout in the win over Newington. Dylan Morrell went the first six innings, striking out five batters, while Jordan Bishop closed it out. Both Morrell and Bishop each added an RBI as well, as Plainville scored all four runs in the first two innings of the game. Jordan Blanchette took the loss for Newington.
Berlin 19, New Britain 4 (5 Innings): The Redcoats jumped on the Hurricanes early and by the time the bottom of the third inning came around Berlin was already up 19-0. New Britain did put four runs on the board but head coach Joel Simmone called the game the “worst loss of my four-year career.” Michelle Cohen picked up the win for Berlin while Sarah Ciscar was the offensive star with a double and a triple.
Innovation 20, MLC 5 (6 Innings): Just nine games into the season, the Ravens have qualified for the postseason for the first time in school history with a blowout win over MLC. Innovation pounded out 25 hits and got contributions from up and down the roster. Stephanie Ortiz hit a triple among four extra-base hits and Lianna Giles picked up another win.
“I’m extremely proud of the kids,” head coach Michael Jessie said. “This is a big step in the program’s history and to do it in a team win is great.”
Wolcott Tech 192, Goodwin Tech 263: The Gladiators couldn’t hang with Wolcott Tech during Thursday afternoon’s meet at Stanley Golf Course. Farrell Leardi was the top scorer for Goodwin Tech with a 63, while Hunter Holley and Josh Donaghy followed with 65’s. Jake Gasper of Wolcott Tech was the medalist.
New Britain 219, Plainville 226: The Hurricanes picked up their second win of the season in a close match over the Blue Devils. New Britain’s Kevin Merkle was the medalist, as he shot a 47, while Tim Carrier was also of note with his 52. Plainville’s top scorers on the day were John Cristy with a 52 and Zach Barolini with a 55.
Bristol Eastern 5, New Britain 2: The Hurricanes dropped their first match of the season and it was closer than the score would indicate. Three matches went to tiebreaks but New Britain didn’t fair all that well in those. Ali Saleh was the one Hurricane to win a tiebreak as he took it 10-8.
Newington 4, Northwest Catholic 3: The Indians were able to overcome losses by their top two singles players to pull out their third win of the season. Shelbin Cheriyan and Sean Davis, third and fourth singles respectively, each dominated their matches en route to tying things up heading into doubles. Daniel Lasota and Jason Yeung were the third doubles pair and they brought home the victory with a 6-1, 7-6 win.
Southington 6, RHAM 1: The Blue Knights won all but one match en route to their third win of the season. All four singles players, Matt Balaoing, Mike Balaoing, Erik Kryzanski and Nate Zmarlicki, picked up two set wins. The doubles pairings of Jon Kryzanski and Kevin Chudy and Mike Loose and Turner Rodman also picked up wins for Southington.
Hall 225, New Britain 228: The Hurricanes put together a good performance but were edged out by Hall. Monika Mocarski was the top scorer for New Britain with her 52, while Ava Morrell and Sierra Prisco were next in line with a 57. Haylie Lemke of Hall shot a 49 and was the medalist.
Newington 202, Simsbury 231: The Indians picked up their fourth win of the season and had the top two scores against Simsbury. Jessica Pierzchalski was the comfortable medalist as she shot a 42. The next best score was Chloe Bolideau, who shot a 48.
Conard 3, Newington 1: The Indians dropped their fifth game of the season to a Conard team that came into Thursday with just one win. The Indians dominated the second set, but couldn’t gain any sort of consistency. Andres Ithier-Vicenty led Newington with 20 kills, Kevin Bilbraut led the team with 12 digs and Evan Metzger had 32 assists in the losing effort.