Sports Roundup: McDonough leads Southington baseball to win over Bulkeley/Weaver

Published on Wednesday, 24 May 2017 22:50


HARTFORD - The Southington baseball wins keep rolling in.

Powered by a strong pitching performance from Connor McDonough and a five-run seventh, the Blue Knights beat Bulkeley/Weaver 7-1 Wednesday afternoon.

McDonough pitched a four-hit complete game and struck out 10, but he got plenty of help from his offense.

Jimmy Mercier, Ryan McIntrye and Dillon Chiaro each collected two base hits. Mercier scored twice and drove in another, while McIntyre drove in two and touched home plate one.

Southington is now 15-5 on the season.

Goodwin Tech 8, Putnam 4: The Gladiators are heading to their conference final with a trophy in site. Goodwin Tech scored seven of its eight runs between the second and fourth innings and never looked back, although the team did add an insurance run in the sixth. Dave Plourde picked up his sixth win of the season as Ryan Johnson collected two base hits for the Gladiators (17-5).

They take on Wilcox Tech tonight for the conference crown at 7 p.m. at Palmer Field in Middletown.

New Britain 3, Hall 2: It was senior night for the Hurricanes and it just so happened senior Matt Murphy delivered the biggest hit of the night, walking off New Britain in the bottom of the seventh.

Down 2-1 at the time, Danniel Rivera led off the inning with a triple and was brought home a batter later by Alex Silva - who also earned the win - to tie the game and setting the stage for Murphy. Rivera also homered earlier in the game. The Hurricanes finished their regular season 15-5.


Middletown 12, Berlin 1: The Redcoats scored in the bottom of the first and that was the last time they touched home plate. The Blue Dragons scored all 12 of their runs from the fourth inning on with Michelle Cohen receiving the loss. Vanessa Reimer hit the only extra base hit for Berlin - a double.


East Hartford 3, Newington 0: Three games in three days proved too much for the Indians as they fell in the CCC tournament semifinals 25-21, 25-15 and 25-18 to the second-seeded Hornets Wednesday night. Louis Egbuna impressed head coach Curt Burn, recording six kills while filling in in the starting lineup. Leonel Caceres (four kills, three blocks) and Evan Metzger (10 assists) rounded out Newington’s top performers.

Although the Indians will not be taking part in the CCC finals tonight at Southington, four players will be honored with an all-conference selection - Andres Ithier-Vincenty, Kevin Bilbraut, Zach Harmon and Caceres.


Berlin 155, Northwest Catholic 159: Rick Nappi shot a 38 and Michael Calafiore, John Downes and Mike McCarthy all shot 39's to lead the Redcoats to victory Wednesday afternoon at Timberlin. Berlin improved to 15-11 with the win, while Northwest fell to 8-10.

Spencer Duke added a 40 for the Redcoats.​ Justin DeFina was the medalist, shooting a 37 for Northwest.

Wethersfield 157, Newington 166: It was a good afternoon for the Indians, but came up short against the undefeated Eagles (23-0). Ben Weyman shot the low score of the afternoon for Newington with a 39, but Wethersfield had four of the five low scores.

Noah Hedberg (41), Max Turgeon (42) and Matt Roberts (44) rounded out the Indians scores, while AJ Sanzaro was the medalist, shooting a 36 for the Eagles.

Plainville 208, New Britain 216: It had been a rough season for the Blue Devils, but they ended their year with a win over the Hurricanes at Hawks Landing Country Club. Zach Bartolini of Plainville and Kevin Merkle of New Britain were co-medalists of the match, shooting a 48.

Outside of Bartolini, Matt Linnhoff, Alex Augunno and Mike Melninkaitis helped lead the Blue Devils to the win with scores of 51, 53 and 56 respectively. For the Hurricanes, Johnny Morell (55), Jack D’Alfonso (56) and Tim Carrier (57 )were their other three low scorers.


Southington 7, New Britain 0: It was a clean sweep for the Blue Knights at home Wednesday afternoon. Not only did Southington win every match, but took every game as well. While the singles were heavily in favor of the Blue Knights, the doubles matches were more so. The team of Jon Kryzanski and Kevin Chudy defeated Roberto Estrada and Jeagan Foster 6-0, 6-0 to begin the round, while D.J. Pestillo and Andrew Kudla took down Andy Osorio and Louis Nazario 6-0, 6-0 to close out the match.

Plainville 5, Newington 2: The Blue Devils were able to end their regular season on a high note, while the Indians continue to build ahead for next year. It was a rather easy day for Plainville. The only two matches Newington was able to win were in singles. Ryan Dean defeated Bran Donmelo to begin the match, while David Magsayo defeated Caleb Wells in the No. 3 singles.

Posted in New Britain Herald, Berlin, General Sports, Goodwin Tech, New Britain, Newington, Plainville, Southington on Wednesday, 24 May 2017 22:50. Updated: Wednesday, 24 May 2017 22:52.