Sports Roundup: New Britain softball puts on offensive clinic in win over Wethersfield

Published on Tuesday, 16 May 2017 22:17
Written by MICHAEL WOOLFSON and DAVID GLOVACH

STAFF WRITERS

WETHERSFIELD - Whatever the New Britain softball team wanted to do offensively Tuesday afternoon against Wethersfield it did.

The Hurricanes racked up 21 hits on their way to beating the Eagles easily 14-5.

But for first baseman Jamyra Irizarry, the win also came with a milestone. The senior hit her 30th career triple for her 100th hit, which also happened to drive in her 100th run.

Christina Velazquez and Idaris Andujar also had big days at the plate with each collecting two doubles. Gianna Gonzales collected the win.

New Britain scored the first eight runs of the game before Wethersfield cut its lead in half with a four-run fourth, but the Hurricanes scored five in the top of the fifth to seal the game.

The Hurricanes are now 10-7.

Goodwin Tech 12, Kaynor Tech 11: The Gladiators needed a walk-off for this one and Lenia Rivera provided in the bottom of the seventh. Valerie Ramirez led off the inning with a single and stole second, allowing Rivera to drive her in.

BASEBALL

Greenwich 8, Southington 3: The Blue Knights allowed eight runs between the fifth and sixth innings and were unable to come back in their fifth loss of the season. Connor McDonough took the loss for Southington. The Blue Knights did have three extra-base hits but could only muster three runs, one of which came on a Jake Babon solo homer. He finished 2-3 on the day.

Woodland 4, Goodwin Tech 1: The Gladiators took a 1-0 lead into the bottom of the fourth inning but allowed four runs between the fourth and fifth innings and picked up their fourth loss of the season. Tommy Hughes picked up the loss, while Goodwin Tech only had three hits, one of which was a Matt Dziarkowski double.

Wethersfield 3, Newington 0: The Indians didn’t have much luck on offense, managing just four hits off the Eagles. Mike Solbolowski had Newington’s lone extra-base hit on the afternoon.

But the inning that ended up hurting the team the most was a three-run third by Wethersfield, which led to Jordan Blanchette being charged with the loss.

BOYS TENNIS

New Britain 4, Rockville 1: The Hurricanes earned their seventh win of the season on Tuesday afternoon and are now just one win away from qualifying for the state tournament with three matches left to play. Ali Saleh won his match definitively while Branden Khongdy and Travis Brown were also notable in their winning efforts.

Southington 5, Manchester 2: The Blue Knights swept the doubles matches and picked up win number eight on the season which means they are qualified for the state tournament. First and second singles, Matt Baloing and Marek Kryzanski, each cruised to wins in their matches as well.

Berlin 6, Tolland 1: The Redcoats avenged an earlier loss and picked up their 10th win of the season over the Eagles. Berlin swept the singles matches but Thomas Fijalkowski didn’t have an easy go of it. After winning the first set 6-4, he dropped the second set 3-6 before eventually winning the tiebreaker 10-8. Jon Trevethan remained perfect on the season with an easy win.

BOYS GOLF

Wolcott Tech 176, Goodwin Tech 255: The Gladiators couldn’t keep up with the Wildcats on Tuesday. Josh Donaghy had the best day for Goodwin Tech as he shot a 59, but Hunter Holley and Farrell Leardi followed closely with a 63 each. Carter Wheeler of Wolcott Tech was the medalist as he shot a 39.

GIRLS GOLF

New Britain 214, East Hartford 249: The Hurricanes finally came out of the winning side of a match. New Britain’s Natalie Brewer was the medalist after shooting a 51. The Hurricanes other top scorers were Ava Morell (52), Monika Mocarska (53), Cate Keithline (58), Sierra Prisco (59).

Newington 202, Plainville 261: The Indians extended the Blue Devils’ winless streak to 10 with Tuesday afternoon’s win. Chloe Bilodeau was the medalist as she shot a 46 and Newington had the top four scores in the match. Jessica Pierzchalski shot a 48, while the top scorer for Plainville was Arianna Broderick with a 59.

BOYS TRACK

Berlin 77, Plainville 73: The Redcoats were able to outlast the Blue Devils in a close meet on Tuesday night. Berlin was paced by two triple winners Dan Labbadia and Mitch Maslowski. Labbadia won in the shotput, discus and javelin, while Maslowski won in the 100, 200 and long jump. The senior also lowered his record in the 100 to 11.19 seconds in the meet. Although Plainville lost, it was not without its winners. John Siani was a double winner in the 400 and 800 meter, Sergio Zandivar won the 300 hurdles, Jailen Lindsey won the triple jump and Cole McNamara won the 3200 meter.



Posted in New Britain Herald, Berlin, Berlin, General Sports, General Sports, Goodwin Tech, Goodwin Tech, New Britain, Newington, Newington, Plainville, Southington on Tuesday, 16 May 2017 22:17. Updated: Tuesday, 16 May 2017 22:19.