DANIELSON - The Ellis baseball team has no answer for Tommy Hughes.
The Goodwin Tech pitcher took a no-hitter and 15 strikeouts through six innings. And then he was done.
Hughes reached the CIAC’s 110-pitch count rule and the Golden Eagles took advantage of the opportunity, scoring two runs in the bottom of the seventh to hand the Gladiators a 3-2 loss. Tuesday afternoon.
“He pitched a gem,” Goodwin Tech head coach Joe Granja said of Hughes. “It was a tough loss.”
Both Hughes and Paul Prior hit doubles in the game for the Gladiators, who took their first lead of the game in the top of the sixth.
Platt 7, Berlin 5: The Redcoats lost a close one in extra innings.
The ball game went to eight, but Berlin couldn’t generate enough offense to surpass the Panthers despite scoring two runs in the bottom of the seventh.
Cam Murphy received the loss for the Redcoats.
Berlin is currently 5-5 on the season and will travel to Northwest Catholic tomorrow.
Southington 15, Conard 3: The Blue Knights redeemed themselves from their previous loss on Monday.
Bryce Worth was the winning pitcher of the afternoon, while many of his teammates had extra base hits. Dan Topper had a double while Andrew Paradis added two more. Dylan Chiaro had a triple and Josh Panarella finished the day off with a home run.
Berlin 9, Rock Hill 1: Lindsay Walsh did a little bit of everything for the Redcoats. The junior went 2-for-2 with two walks, four runs and a stolen base.
Berlin had no extra base hits and earned all of its runs on singles as Stefanie Poulin picked up the win.
The Redcoats are now on a three-game winning streak and improves their record to 4-2. Berlin will play Conard today at home.
Newington 201, Windsor 233: The Indians picked up their first win of the season.
Newington’s Brian Turgeon was the medalist of the match. The Indians were also led by Kevin Russel, who shot a 49; Jason Boghosian, who shot a 51; and Mike Hamill (53).
Goodwin Tech 253, Ellis Tech 256: It was a successful day on the green for the Gladiators as they picked up their first win of the season.
Goodwin Tech’s Jackson Collin and Ellis Tech’s Nathan Labossiere were co-medalists after each shooting a 60.
The Gladiators were also led by Logan Stine (65), Ben Palmer (65) and Farrell Leardi (63).
New Britain 5, Windsor 2: The Hurricanes picked up their first win of the season behind strong play from the singles players.
Ali Saleh came out with a win at the No. 1 singles, while Seagan Foster and Nick Makuch both earned victories at the No. 2 and No. 4 singles spots respectively.
For Foster, it was his first varsity win.
“It’s nice to see the young kids get better,” New Britain head coach Joe Vaverchak said. “It’s about improvement every match and everyone was competitive today.”
Newington 92, New Britain 49: While the Hurricanes didn’t pick up the team win, they had a number of individuals who stood out.
New Britain’s Raven Simmone Jarrett won the 300 hurdles and the high jump, qualifying for the Class LL meet in the 300 hurdles. Rozalyn Smith won triple jump. She also qualified for states in the process. Patrice Harrison won the 200-meter dash and Chelsean Anthony won discus.
Berlin 94, Bristol Eastern 55: Berlin had a handful of double winners Tuesday afternoon during its dual meet against the Lancers. Matt Bacon won both the 100-meter and 300-meter hurdles.
Alex Halkias won the 200-meter dash and the long jump, while teammate AJ Khan won the shotput and discus.
The Redcoats’ 3,200-meter runner also had quite the success, as he qualified for states in a time of 10:25.7.