Sports Roundup: New Britain baseball can't capitalize on another strong start from Homar

Published on Friday, 18 May 2018 20:38
Written by DAVID GLOVACH AND SHELBY IAVA

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NEW BRITAIN - Will Homar did a little bit of everything for the New Britain baseball team Friday afternoon.

The senior tossed a complete game and went 3-for-3 at the plate. He just didn’t get much help along the way as the Hurricanes fell to Wethersfield 2-1.

“Will pitched a phenomenal game and was great at the plate,” New Britain head coach Roberto Mercado said. “He has three losses this year where the final score was 2-1.

The only mistake Homar made on the afternoon was giving up a home run to the Eagles’ Jimmy Sullivan, which proved to the difference. It was just one of three hits the Hurricanes’ ace allowed.

New Britain, meanwhile, collected seven hits, but only managed to score a run in the sixth to answer Wethersfield in the top of the frame.

“Will ended up finished the year with .70 ERA,” Mercado said. “He pitched great for us and we didn’t execute the little things like we needed to. You can’t win many games when you don’t do the little things.”

New Britain is now 12-7 on the season.

The Hurricanes will close out their regular season with a home game against Rocky Hill at 6 p.m., which will also be senior night.

Southington 4, Hall 3 (8 innings): The Blue Knights completed their comeback with an extra inning win.

Down 3-1 heading into the fourth, Southington scored in the top of the frame and again in the sixth to tie the game up.

Jason Krar earned the win for the Blue Knights after throwing the final three innings of the afternoon.

At the plate, Jake Meade went 2-for-3 with a double and scored three of the team’s four runs. Jake Neuman also collected two hits, while driving in two.

The Blue Knights are now 11-6 on the season.

BOYS TENNIS

Berlin 5, Plainville 2: The Redcoats won their conference for the third consecutive year. Jonathan Trevethan and Thomas Fijalkowski took home wins during the singles matches while the rest of Berlin had a clean sweep during doubles.

The duos of Wesley Cantliffe and Ryan Jenkins; Dom Biello and Ryan Cyr; and Jackson Lombardi and James Zovich were the doubles winners.

The Redcoats will return to the court on Monday night for a match against Farmington.

GIRLS TENNIS

Southington 4, Northwest Catholic 3: It was an important CCC West Division match with a tough opponent, but the Blue Knights improved their record to 13-4 after beating the Lions in a tightly contested match.

Leading the way was Southington’s doubles teams.

The duos of Carolyn Callahan and Chantelle Gimenez; Samantha Barmore and Madison Beaudoin; and Gianna Wadowski and Emma Wojcicki all earned wins.

Abby Murphy was the sole winner for the singles match.

BOYS GOLF

Southington 151, Cheshire 167, Plainville 205: The Blue Knights and Blue Devils finished at opposite ends of the scoring, but there were still a number of solid performances on the day.

Max Chubet was the medalist after shooting an even-par 35 for Southington, while Austin Carta (38), Shawn McKinney (38) and Cam Zegrzdyn (40).

“Southington’s 151 was impressive,” Plainville head coach Brendan King said.

Logan Manger was the Blue Devils low scorer with a 46. He was followed by Alan Nelson (50), Jacob Deschaine (53) and Christian Zamudio (56).

“Overall it was a good team effort,” King said.



Posted in New Britain Herald, Berlin, New Britain, Plainville, Southington on Friday, 18 May 2018 20:38. Updated: Friday, 18 May 2018 20:40.