NEWINGTON - It was an ugly game that featured eight errors, but the Newington baseball team picked up win No. 12 with a 7-2 victory over Bristol Eastern on Thursday afternoon.
Josh LeClair was the star of the show as he pitched a complete game and allowed no earned runs. On top of that the right-hander struck out six while walking just one and allowing seven hits. Bristol Eastern didn’t get their two runs until the top of the seventh inning when the game was already well in hand.
The Indians were able to take advantage of five errors from the Lancers and only had six hits. Mike Sobolewski had three of those hits though, and finished 3-4.
Bristol Eastern 3, Newington 0: The Indians outhit the Lancers in Thursday’s game but were unable to get on the board in picking up their third loss of the season.
Kat Lagace took the loss despite allowing just four hits. Cyan Gonzalez and Kacey Blais each had two hits.
Berlin 7, Hale Ray 6: The Redcoats used a four-run fifth inning to beat a team that previously had just two losses.
Alexa Lanteri had the big hit when she knocked in two with a triple in the fifth to give Berlin a lead it would not surrender. She finished the game 3-3 with three RBI and a run scored. Michelle Cohen picked up the win.
Wethersfield 6, Newington 1: For the second straight day, the Indians dropped a match by a score of 6-1. Also for a second straight day, Sean Davis was the only Newington player to notch a win. The doubles team of Jason Yeung and Daniel Lasota came the closest to picking up another win as the pair won the first set 6-2 but after losing the second set they lost a the third set super tiebreaker 10-8.
Simsbury 7, Berlin 0: The Redcoats suffered their sixth loss of the season against a powerhouse Class LL school. The match of the day was between Berlin sophomore Jon Trevethan and Simsbury senior Matt Donahue. Donahue won the first set 6-4, Trevethan fought back to win the second set by the same score, but Donahue dominated the third-set tiebreaker to hand Trevethan his first loss of the season.
Berlin 215, Manchester 236: The Redcoats got back to .500 with a comfortable win where they had the top three scorers in the match. Jackie Cooper and Alana Kittleman were co-medalists on the day as each shot a 48, while Bridget Mcquillan had the third best score with a 56.
New Britain 208, Plainville 250: The Hurricanes had their best match of the year as they shot a season-low 208 in the victory over the Blue Devils. Ava Morell and Monika Mocarska were co-medalists as they each shot a 51, but Natalie Brewer and Sierra Prisco followed closely with a 52 and 54 respectively.
Newington 201, Middletown 237: The Indians moved to double-digits in wins on Thursday with a comfortable win over the Blue Dragons. Jessica Pierzchalski was the medalist as she shot a 43. Taylor Kelly and Chloe Bilodeau followed closely with a 46 and 49 respectively.
Wilcox Tech, Goodwin Tech 249: The Gladiators dropped another match on Thursday afternoon. Farrell Leardi was the top scorer for Goodwin Tech as he shot a 58, while Josh Donaghy’s 61 followed closely. Wilcox Tech’s Andrew DiDonenico was the medalist as he shot a 46.
Morgan 72, Berlin 68: The Redcoats suffered a defeat on Thursday but they had plenty of highlights in the close loss. Nikki Xarhos broke a seven-year old record in the 200 meters by running it in 26.03 seconds on Thursday. She was also part of the 4X100 relay team that had a season best time of 50.92. Lexi Kavarsky, Hannah Schulz and Maxine Muscatello were also part of that team. Patty Mroczkowski was also of note as she won the high jump with a 5-foot-2 jump.
Bristol Central 82, New Britain 66: The Hurricanes took a loss against the Rams but had a couple of multiple winners. Shaelyn Pacheco won three events including the 1600, 800 and 3200 meters. Maya Mlynarska was the other multiple winner as she took first in the 100 and 300 hurdles. Other winners for New Britain include Ceana Rodriguez, Isha Kasci, Haylie Matias and the 4X100 team of Kasci, Savannah Gonzalez, Dee-Dee Minor and Rodriguez.
Berlin 100, Morgan 48: The Redcoats had a dominant effort over Morgan despite the heat. Dan Labbadia was a triple-winner as he took first in the discus, javelin and shotput. Mitch Maslowski was another standout as he was a double-winner in the long jump and the 100 meter.