HARTFORD - The Goodwin Tech baseball team continues to roll along. The Gladiators scored six runs in the first two innings and were able to hold on from there to beat Prince Tech 8-3 on Wednesday afternoon in Hartford.
Dave Plourde picked up the win while going six innings, allowing just three hits and striking out five. He was also a plus at the plate as he had two hits, including a triple, with two RBI. Tommy Hughes had the other extra-base hit for Goodwin Tech (14-2) in the game as he added two hits, including a double, and two RBI as well.
E.O. Smith 6, New Britain 2: The Hurricanes struggled with their defense against E.O. Smith and lost their fourth game of the season because of it. Alex Silva went seven innings and allowed just one run but New Britain committed seven errors behind him in an ugly effort.
East Hartford 2, Newington 1 (8 innings): The Hornets jumped out to an early lead on the Indians with a run in the first but Newington tied the game in the seventh inning on a Mike Sobolewski triple to force extras. East Hartford scored in the bottom of the eighth off of Matt Dionne to hand Newington its fifth loss of the season. Sobolewski finished the game with two triples.
Enfield 3, Plainville 0: The Blue Devils had just three hits in its loss to the Raiders on Wednesday. Rob Munson and Jon Olson had two of those hits while Nate Michalek threw six quality innings in the losing effort. The only hiccup for Michalek was in the bottom of the fourth inning when Enfield scored all of its runs.
Innovation 27, Vinal Tech 12 (6 innings): The Ravens exploded offensively and locked down with solid defense in the final three innings to pick up their 10th win in the shortened game. Lianna Giles picked up another win for Innovation and also contributed a bases-clearing triple at the plate. Lucy Rodriguez hit a three-run homer for Innovation as well.
RHAM 12, Berlin 2: It wasn’t the Redcoats’ day as RHAM scored early and often to drop Berlin to .500 on the season at 6-6. Abby Jorsey picked up the loss while Jackie Arute had the Redcoats’ only extra-base hit with a triple.
Goodwin Tech 19, Prince Tech 15: The Gladiators picked up their fifth win in their last six games to inch closer to postseason eligibility. Ashley Rivera picked up the win by throwing an inning and two-thirds scoreless innings in relief. The offensive stars were Valerie Ramirez who had three hits, five RBI and four runs scored and Izzi Hancock who had two doubles and four RBI.
New Britain 26, East Hartford 11: The Hurricanes pounded out 18 hits en route to their ninth win of the season. Jamyra Irizarry had a double and a triple and added six RBI, Christina Velazquez had a triple and three RBI, Amanda Jacobs had a triple and two RBI and Gabby Roy returned from injury and went 3-5 with three RBI while serving as the DH.
Newington 3, Glastonbury 0: The Indians picked up their fifth consecutive win with a straight-set victory over the Tomahawks. Andres Ithier-Vicenty led Newington in kills with 10 kills, while Zach Harmon had eight with three digs. Kevin Bilbraut led the team with seven digs and Evan Metzger had 21 assists.
New Britain 4, Bristol Central 3: The match was tied 3-3 entering the final doubles match but Jasper Khambaylarsirikul and Josh Ortiz pulled out a thriller for the Hurricanes. After losing the first set 6-1, the New Britain pair won the second set 6-2 to bring it to a third-set tiebreaker. The pair fell behind 9-5 the ten-point tiebreak but rallied to score the next six points to win the match and bring home the win for New Britain, the team’s fifth of the season.
Berlin 6, Newington 1: The Redcoats picked up their eighth win of the season in a dominant effort over the Indians. Jon Trevethan once again led the way for Berlin dropping just one game, while the match of the day was likely at second singles where Thomas Fijalkowski defeated Ben Arora in three sets. Sean Davis was the only Newington player to pick up a win and he did so over Kevin Stafstrom in fourth singles.
Southington 7, Northwest Catholic 0: The Blue Knights didn’t lose a single set en route to a shutout win over the Lions. Southington dropped just 16 games out of the seven matches. Marek Kryzanski and Andrew Kudla, two freshmen, were standouts for the Blue Knights as they were dominant in their first varsity match at third doubles.
Bristol Central 199, New Britain 211: The Hurricanes were beaten out by the Rams on Wednesday afternoon. Kevin Merkle shot a New-Britain-best 48, which was tied for the second best score of the day, while Jack D’Alfonso was also notable with his 52. Bristol Central’s Cam Reed earned the medalist honor with his 45.