MERIDEN - The Newington softball team bounced back just one day after having its 12-game losing streak come to an end. The Indians won at Maloney by a score of 5-0 to pick up their 13th win of the year.
Kat Lagace threw a shutout, her seventh of the season, while striking out 10 Spartans.
On offense, Newington pounded out 12 hits, four of which came off the bat of Cyan Gonzalez. The shortstop finished 4-4 with a double and two runs scored. Rachel Thureson went 2-4 with a double and two RBI and Lindsey Mangiafico went 2-3 with a run.
Two Rivers 15, Innovation 0 (5 Innings): It was not the Ravens’ day as they committed six errors and only had two hits in a shortened loss. It was the fifth loss of the season for Innovation and Lianna Giles was on the losing end. Two Rivers’ Angie Abello hit a home run.
Canton 17, Goodwin Tech 0: The Gladiators did not put forth their best performance as they made six errors and only had one hit. Leina Rivera had that one hit while Valerie Ramirez took the loss. She only allowed seven hits but struggled with walks and didn’t get much help from the defense.
Newington 6, Rocky Hill 1: The Indians bounced back from a tough loss to Berlin with a big win over Rocky Hill on Thursday afternoon. Head coach Don Lukowski specifically pointed out the wins by second singles Ben Arora and second doubles team Gynno Bacacco and Josh Ellis. Arora won both sets 7-5 while the doubles team won both sets 7-6 against what Lukowski called “a very good Rocky Hill pair.”
Southington 6, Windsor 1: The Blue Knights picked up their seventh win of the season with a dominant effort over Windsor. The most dominant match for Southington was at second singles where Jon Kryzanski and Kevin Chudy won both set 6-0.
Newington 166, Middletown 187: The Indians improved to 11-1 on the season with an impressive effort against the Blue Dragons. Newington had three golfers tie for the top score as Max Turgeon, Ben Weyman and Noah Hedberg each shot a 39 to earn the honor of tri-medalist.
O’Brien Tech 179, Goodwin Tech 253: The Gladiators could not hang with O’Brien Tech on Thursday afternoon. Joe O’Toole was the medalist for the Condors as he shot a 39, while Farrell Leardi, Hunter Holley and Josh Donaghy all shot a 62, the best score for Goodwin Tech.
Berlin 211, New Britain 236: The Redcoats had a nice bounce back effort with a comfortable win over the Hurricanes. Jackie Cooper was the medalist with her 45 which was seven shots better than the second best score, which was Berlin’s Bridget McQuillan. New Britain’s low score came from Natalie Brewer with a 53.
“This was a big win for us,” Berlin head coach Jim Barnes said. “We were coming off a tough loss to Newington so it was good to beat a conference opponent and we will see what happens from here.”
Platt Tech 13, Goodwin Tech 6: The Gladiators committed six errors and fell in a 6-0 hole in the first two innings and were never able to recover. Keith Selander picked up the loss on the mound. Goodwin Tech did have three extra-base hits including a double from Paul Prior who went 3-4 with three RBI.
Berlin 12, Rockville 2: The Redcoats took control early against Rockville and eased to their ninth win of the season. Tyler Ralph, Mitch Fliss and Mark Bednarczyk each had three goals while T.J. Hebert added two. Berlin could have won by an even bigger margin but Rockville goalie Colin Neal made 18 saves.
Newington 3, Wethersfield 0: The Indians continued their winning ways with their sixth straight victory, five of which have come in the shutout variety. Vinh Dau had nine kills and nine digs to lead the way for Newington while Leonal Caceres had seven kills and three blocks. Zach Harmon added seven kills and three digs and libero Kevin Bilbraut had 13 digs and three assists.