Sports Roundup: A 10-run first inning propels Plainville baseball in rout of Hartford Public

Published on Monday, 30 April 2018 21:34


PLAINVILLE - All the Plainville baseball team did Monday afternoon was hit and hit and hit.

The Blue Devils collected 11 hits in, most of which came in the first inning as they beat Hartford Public 17-3.

And after the bottom of the first, the game belonged to the Blue Devils.

Plainville scored 10 runs in the frame and followed it up with three runs in the second and two more in each the third and fourth. And the Blue Devils did this with just one extra base hit, a triple from Jordan Bishop.

“We strung some hits together in that first inning,” Plainville head coach Lou Mandeville said. “We sent 13 guys to the plate in the inning and we were just able to hit the ball. There were few [Hartford Public] errors, but we were able to get going.”

Dylan Morrell picked up the win for the Blue Devils.

The senior allowed a run in the first, but after that was basically untouchable.

“Dylan threw 36 pitches in three innings,” Lou Mandeville said. “He did a nice job of getting ahead of hitter and attacking hitters today.”

Platt 9, Newington 2: A poor second inning cost the Indians the most.

The Panthers crossed the plate seven times in the bottom of the frame. Both teams each scored twice in the bottom of the fifth and top of the sixth respectively.

“The lesson today is you got to show up every day,” Newington head coach Ben Alaimo said. “No one is going to give you a win. Platt showed up ready to go and we didn’t and that cost us.”

Jack Kelley received the loss for the Indians.


Bristol Eastern 9, Newington 0: It was not the kind of finish the Indians had envisioned.

Tied 0-0 heading into the top of the seventh, the Lancers exploded for nine runs in the frame.

“Things just kind of snowballed,” Newington head coach Steve Markie said. “We had three or four errors in the inning and that didn’t help.”

Overall, the Indians (2-6) committed five errors and collected five hits - all singles - against the Lancers’ Erin Girard, who picked up the win. Dani Pantano received the loss.

And it was Girard who led off the seventh with a double to get things started.

Taylor Keegan had three hits for Bristol Eastern, while Savannah Jelm collected two of her own for Newington.


Southington 3, Newington 2: As is always the case when the Indians and Blue Knights meet, it turned out to be an exciting match.

After Newington took the first set (25-22), Southington responded by taking the next two (25-21, 25-13). The Indians tied the score at two after a 28-26 fourth-set win, but the Blue Knights were able to seal the match with a 15-9 fifth set.

“It was a very intense match between two very strong teams,” Newington head coach Curt Burns said. “It’s always well played. Now, we have to get ready for the rematch at our place on May 24 and hopefully are able to return the favor and come out with a win.

Leonel Caceres had 16 kills for the Indians, while teammates Dan Clourtier finished 35 assists and four blocks; and Collin Liedke added nine digs and four assists.

Southington is now 8-1. Newington is 9-2.


E.O. Smith 5, Newington 2: The Indians lone wins came at the end of the singles and doubles matches.

Newington’s Abby Malloy defeated E.O. Smith’s Courtney Schoplein 6-1, 7-6 in No. 4 singles, while the duo of Kelly Iskra and Samantha Miller beat Jordan Baker and Abby Sheppard 6-4, 6-3 in the final doubles match of the day.

“It was a hard fought match,” Indians head coach Sean Hussey said. “It came down to a couple of close games.”

Southington 7, Maloney 0: It was another match and another clean sweep for the Blue Knights as they took every set.

Abby Murphy, Coral Tommervik, Molly Murphy and Jill Watson all earned singles wins for Southington.

The teams of Carolyn Callahan and Chantelle Gimenez; Samantha Barmore and Madison Beaudoin; and Kate Hardy and Isa Miani all picked up doubles victories.


Bristol Central 192, New Britain 236: The Hurricanes are still trying to find their stride.

The Rams’ Adam Ward was the medalist of the match after shooting a 43.

But New Britain’s top scorer, Johnny Morell, placed behind the final Bristol Central scorer with a 52.

Rounding out the Hurricanes’ scores were Tim Carrier (56), Arthur Bell (62) and Brandon Carlina (66).


Berlin 190, Plainville 252: It was a match that belonged to the Redcoats all the way.

Jackie Cooper was the medalist after the Redcoat shot a 41. Sydney Duke (48), Bridget McQuillan (49) and Alena Kittleman (52) rounded out Berlin’s top four.

Haylie Garrison was Plainville’s top scorer after shooting a personal best 52. Kaylee Markavich (63), Faith Healey (68) and Jessica Royce (69) rounded out the Blue Devils’ other scorers.

Posted in New Britain Herald, Berlin, New Britain, Newington, Plainville, Southington on Monday, 30 April 2018 21:34. Updated: Monday, 30 April 2018 21:36.