Sports Roundup: New Britain softball routs Avon, clinches spot in postseason

Published on Monday, 8 May 2017 22:43
Written by MICHAEL WOOLFSON

STAFF WRITER

AVON - The New Britain softball team has qualified for the postseason tournament for the fourth straight tournament with Monday afternoon’s 16-0 victory over Avon in five innings.

The Hurricanes got off to a fast start as they scored 10 in the first inning and never looked back. Jamyra Irizaary had the only two extra-base hits in the game, a double and a triple, and she added six RBI.

On the mound Gianna Gonzales picked up the win and has been a standout of late.

“Gianna has really cut down the walks recently,” head coach Joel Simmone said of Gonzales who struck out six and walked one on Monday. “Early in the season she was walking to many batters but she has been pitching really well for us and the girls have been making the plays behind her.”

BASEBALL

Newington 3, Conard 2: The Indians picked up their ninth win of the season on Monday afternoon in a game that came down to the final out. Jordan Blanchette picked up the win and pitched into the seventh inning, but left with two runners on base in the final frame. Josh LeClair came in and allowed one inherited run to score, but nothing else as he locked down the save for Newington. Blanchette finished the game with six strikeouts compared to just one run.

New Britain 6, Glastonbury 5: The Hurricanes got a walk-off single from Tahj McCall in the bottom of the seventh inning to pick up their 10th win of the season. McCall finished the game 3-3 with two runs and two RBI. Alex Silva had two hits and two RBI, while Victor Boria had two hits and two runs scored. Will Homar was the winning pitcher.

Southington 11, Bristol Eastern 1: The Blue Knights jumped all over Bristol Eastern and picked up their ninth win of the season. Jon Mikosz was the star of the game as he got the win on the mound and contributed a lot at the plate as well. In six innings of work he allowed just six hits and one walk while striking out 11 and at the plate he went 2-4 with four RBI. John Gray went 3-5 with two RBI and two runs scored while Josh Panarella went 2-5 with three RBI and two runs scored.

Windsor 6, Plainville 1: The Warriors jumped out to an early lead on the Blue Devils and Plainville was unable to fight back. Dylan Morrell went all seven innings but didn’t get enough run support and took the loss. The Blue Devils combined for just four hits.

Berlin 5, Simsbury 3: In a game that featured as many errors as it did hits, the Redcoats were able to come out on top. Berlin had just three hits in the game and committed three errors, but Simsbury made five errors to aid Berlin. Zach Philippon picked up the victory for the Redcoats.

Goodwin Tech 11, Cheney Tech 2: The Gladiators continue their excellent season with a rout of Cheney Tech. Tommy Hughes went the complete game to pick up the win while striking out 11 hitters. At the plate Hughes also picked up two hits and two RBI. Matt Dziarkowski was also a standout for Goodwin Tech as he went 3-3 with a double, the only extra-base hit of the game.

BOYS GOLF

Vinal Tech 214, Goodwin Tech 257: The Gladiators fell again on Monday afternoon, this time to Vinal Tech. Evan Amara of Vinal Tech was the medalist with his 52, while the best scores for Goodwin Tech were posted by Hunter Holley (60) and Josh Donaghy (63).

BOYS TENNIS

Middletown 5, New Britain 2: The Hurricanes fell to .500 with Monday’s loss to Middletown. Branden Khongdy and Ali Saleh were the only New Britain players to pick up wins.

Newington 4. Bristol Central 3: The Indians picked up their fifth win of the season as three of the four singles players were able to pick up wins including Ben Arora, Shelbin Cheriyan and Sean Davis. Head coach Don Lukowski wanted to specifically point out Davis.

“Sean was on JV last season and even started this season on JV but he made the varsity team early in the season and is now 6-2 as our fourth singles player. I have been very impressed by what he has been able to do.”

Conard 4, Southington 3: The Blue Knights dropped a close match with Conard on Monday afternoon. Erik Kryzanski was the only Southington player to win his singles match, while the doubles pairings of Jon Kryzanski and Kevin Chudy and Sam Johnson and Mike Listro also picked up wins.

BOYS VOLLEYBALL

Newington 3, Maloney 0: The Indians put together a dominating performance to pick up their 10th win of the season. Zach Harmon, Vinh Dau and Leonel Caceres combined for 22 kills in the victory while Evan Metzger had 31 assists and three aces.

GIRLS GOLF

East Hartford 255, Plainville 267: The Blue Devils’ winless streak continues as East Hartford has three of the four top scores in Monday’s match. Plainville did have the medalist though, as Haylie Garrison shot a 57 which was two strokes better than the next best golfer.

BOYS LACROSSE

Berlin 15, Northwest Catholic 11: The Redcoats won a high-scoring affair against the Lions and had nine different players score goals. Mark Bednarczyk led the way for Berlin with three goals, while Tyler Ralph, T.J. Hebert, Joe Pettinelli and Brian Formica each scored two. Evan Graves and Brendan Joeun combined to stop 14 Northwest Catholic shots in the victory.



Posted in New Britain Herald, Berlin, General Sports, Goodwin Tech, New Britain, Newington, Plainville, Southington on Monday, 8 May 2017 22:43. Updated: Monday, 8 May 2017 22:46.