NEW BRITAIN - The Goodwin Tech baseball team increased its Class M tournament scoreless streak to 14 innings as it shutout Rockville on Wednesday afternoon 6-0 to advance to the quarterfinals.
Tommy Hughes was on the mound for the Gladiators and he twirled a gem. The junior went the complete game and allowed just four hits while striking out seven.
On the offensive side Paul Prior hit a home run, while Josh Masterson, Chris Ryan and Matt Anderson had two hits apiece.
Next up for Goodwin Tech is a quarterfinal game on Saturday with the opponent to be determined. The Gladiators will take on the winner of the No. 3 Waterford vs. the No. 19 Ledyard matchup which was postponed on Wednesday and will be played Thursday. If Waterford wins the game will be at Waterford, but if Ledyard pulls off the upset Goodwin Tech will play at home again.
No. 32 Foran 7, No. 17 Berlin 2: The Redcoats hosted this second-round game at Zipadelli Field but came up short. Foran was coming off an upset win over top-seeded East Lyme on Tuesday and kept the momentum going. Zach Philippon took the loss for Berlin, who ends the year with a 13-9 record.
No. 25 Fairfield Ludlowe 4, Southington 0: The Blue Knights got a solid performance out of Ryan Sheehan on the mound but it wasn’t enough as he was outdueled by Ludlowe’s Sam Meyers. Meyers finished the game allowing just five hits while striking out seven. Sheehan went five-plus innings and also struck out seven while allowing two runs on four hits and one walk.
No. 15 Berlin 13, No. 2 Nonnewaug 1: The Redcoats got three runs in the first inning, which head coach Jason Pires said was huge, as they pulled off a big upset in blowout fashion. Berlin pounded out 17 hits and had an eight run sixth inning as well.
Michelle Cohen picked up the win and allowed just five hits and one run in her six innings of work. Grace Reimer went 3-for-4 with three RBI at the plate while Alexa Lanteri added a two-run triple.
Next up for Berlin is a quarterfinals road trip to Redding to take on 10th seeded Barlow on Friday afternoon. The Falcons took down Windsor in the second round 1-0.
No. 6 Southington 9, No. 11 Darien 3: The Blue Knights move on to the quarterfinals with another comfortable win over the Blue Wave. Southington will remain at home for Friday’s quarterfinals game against E.O. Smith. The Panthers upset No. 3 seed Middletown in the second round on Tuesday 4-2.
No. 5 Stamford 9, No. 12 Newington 0: The Indians were blanked by the Black Knights to bring their season to an end. Kat Lagace took the loss in her final start for Newington as the defense made five errors behind her. Despite the errors, Cyan Gonzalez’s defense stood out in the loss. Head coach Steve Markie said she was “phenomenal” and “the best player on the field today.”
No. 6 Norwich Tech 18, No. 11 Innovation 3 (5 innings): The Ravens fell into a huge hole early on as Norwich Tech scored eight runs in the first on a lot of bloopers, according to head coach Michael Jessie. The Warriors did compile 17 hits though and took advantage of six Innovation errors in the game. The Ravens close the season with a 15-7 record.
“Overall it was a very good season,” Jessie said. “The kids have nothing to hold their heads down about after winning a program record 15 games.”
Berlin’s Jon Trevethan, the No. 3 seed in Class M, advanced to the finals where he will take on St. Joseph’s Andrew Ilie, who is the top seed, today at 4 p.m. In the semifinals Trevethan, who lost just one match during the regular season, defeated Weston’s Sebastian Casellas in two sets. Trevethan hasn’t lost a set yet during the tournament and has dropped just 11 games through the five matches.
Trevethan’s opponent in the finals, Ilie, is a freshman and the two have met up once before. Head coach Rex Smith said it was a close match and he believes his sophomore all-state player has a shot to win the state title.
No. 11 Daniel Hand 12, No. 6 Berlin 2: The Redcoats got a home game in the first round of the Class M tournament but had trouble keeping up with the Tigers. Peter Albert and T.J. Hebert were the goal scorers for Berlin but it was goalkeeper Brendan Jaouen who was the standout for the team. He saved 16 shots and head coach Scott Rossi said he and the defense were excellent on this night.
No. 4 Newington 3, No. 5 Lewis Mills 2: The Indians dropped the first two sets to the Spartans, who came in having won eight matches in a row, but stormed back to win the final three sets and advance to the Class M semifinals. Among the stand outs were Zach Harmon (17 kills, 15 digs), Andres Ithier-Vicenty (14 kills, two aces), Kevin Bilbraut (17 digs) and Evan Metzger (37 assists, four aces).
Newington’s semifinal opponent will be the winner of No. 1 seed Joel Barlow and No. 9 seed Masuk. The game will be played on either Monday or Tuesday at a site that is to be determined.
No. 5 Southington 3, No. 12 Danbury 2: The Blue Knights went back and forth all day with the Hatters but dominated the fifth set to advance to the quarterfinals of the Class L tournament. Southington will now travel to East Hartford on Friday where it will take on the one-loss Hornets who swept Xavier in their first-round matchup.
TRACK AND FIELD
The Berlin boys and girls competed in the Class MM meet on Wednesday and had a couple of winners and a few other stand outs. The girls team finished in eighth place overall out of 30 teams, while the boys team finished in 12th out of 32.
Patricia Mroczkowski of Berlin won the high jump on the girls side with her five-foot-two inch jump, while Matt Luddy won on the boys side after beating Andrew Matthews of Stratford in a jump off.
Another Redcoat that had a good day was junior Nikki Xiarhos who finished fourth in both the 100 meter dash and the 200 meter dash.