NEWINGTON - The Newington High softball team picked up a huge victory on Tuesday, handing Glastonbury its first loss of the season by a 7-6 score on a walk-off victory at home.
Cyan Gonzalez went 2-for-3 and scored three runs for the Indians, including the game-tying tally in the bottom of the seventh. The winning run then scored on an error.
Cat Lagace was the winning pitcher, with her teammates rallying to improve to 9-1 after Glastonbury (9-1) had taken a 5-1 lead in the top of the fifth. Newington score three in the bottom of the frame and one in the sixth to tie the game; then rallied again to win after Glastonbury went ahead with a run in the top of the seventh.
Goodwin Tech 12, Vinal Tech 4: Goodwin Tech went ahead 8-0 in the first inning at home and never looked back.
Paul Prior had three hits in the game, including a triple, and Chris Lyon also had three hits.
Goodwin Tech improved to 11-1, while Vinal Tech fell to 6-6.
Glastonbury 11, Berlin 6: The Redcoats got outslugged in the early innings at home and fell to 5-6 for the season. Glastonbury collected 11 hits to improve to 6-5.
Middletown 4, Newington 3: The Indians came close, but the Blue Dragons were able to edge them out with the final doubles match. Shelbin Cheriyan and Sean Davis were singles winners for Newington, while the team of Jason Yeung and Daniel Lasota were the lone doubles winners for the program.
East Hartford 4, New Britain 3: The Hurricanes lost three 10-point tiebreakers that ultimately cost them a closely-fought match.
Wilcox Tech 200, Goodwin Tech 262: Wilcox Tech’s Andrew DiDomenico earned medalist honors with a round of 47 at Stanley Golf Course (par 36).
Scoring for Goodwin Tech (1-8) were Josh Donaghy (61), Hunter Holley (63), Farrell Leardi (69) and Logan Stine (69).
Newington 202, New Britain 244: Newington improved to 4-1, led by Jessica Pierzchalski (46), Chloe Bilodeau (48), Taylor Kelly (51) and Leah Coffeldt (57).
Scoring for New Britain (1-5) were Kylee Griffin (59), Sierra Prisco (60), Monica Mocarska (62) and Natalie Brewer (63).
Berlin 208, Plainville 270: The Redcoats came away with the four lowest reported scores to take the easy win. Berlin’s Jackie Cooper was the medalist of the match, shooting a 46.
Her teammates Bridget McQuillan (51), Alena Kittleman (53) and Marisa Maquis (58) were not far behind. Alexia Sirois scored the lowest for the Blue Devils with a 61.
BOYS TRACK AND FIELD
Berlin 90, Maloney 59: The Redcoats set three new school records while gaining victory in a home meet.
Mitch Maslowski set new marks in the 100 and 200 meters, while Matt Leddy set a new high jump set record.
Other dual event winnets for Berlin were Jeremy Sirois (triple jump and pole vault) and Jack Hamel (110 hurdles and 300 hurdles).
GIRLS TRACK AND FIELD
Berlin 89, Maloney 56: For the Redcoats, Nikki Xiarhos won the 100 and 200 meters, Hannah Schulz won the long jump and triple jump and all three relay teams placed first in a victory at home.