Sports Roundup: Hughes once again dominant as Goodwin Tech baseball shuts out Platt Tech

Published on Thursday, 10 May 2018 21:17
Written by TYLER ROAIX


MERIDEN - It’s been standard all season long. Goodwin Tech’s Tommy Hughes steps on the mound and the other teams then proceed to not stand much of a chance.

It was the same Thursday afternoon as the senior tossed a two-hit, complete game as the Gladiators baseball team beat Platt Tech 6-0.

“[Hughes] just pitched a gem and was on top of his game,” Goodwin Tech coach Joe Granja said.

Hughes also struck out 15 batters and was a difference maker at the plate as well. He collected three hits, two of them doubles, and scored three runs.

The Gladiators moved to 11-6 on the season, with Platt falling to 11-6.


Newington 3, Glastonbury 1: It wasn’t pretty, but the Indians were able to squeak by with a win.

Newington improved its record to an impressive 14-2 on the season, dropping just one set to Glastonbury.

Leonel Caceres had 15 kills, Louis Egbuna had 13 and Mason Romano had 7 kills for the Indians. Dan Clourtier had 40 assists to help facilitate the attack.

“Tough to come off back-to-back last night against a good Hall team,” Newington coach Curt Burns said. “We weren’t as sharp as we usually are, but it was good to come out with a win, especially after a five setter last night.”


Newington 197, Simsbury 230: Newington kept its strong season going with a comfortable win over the Trojans.

The Indians’ Jessica Pierzchalski and Chloe Bilodeau medaled, finishing the round in 45 shots each.

Taylor Kelly, Leah Tofeldt and Maddie Massarro-Cook also posted totals of 48, 59 and 59, respectively.

“It was a good day. The sportsmanship of Simsbury was unbelievable today,” Newington coach Rich Condon said. “Chloe had two AP exams today and was running behind and they gave her time to get there and play and it worked out for us. It was a real case of sportsmanship.”


Southington 6, Tolland 1: The Blue Knights dominated from start to finish, only dropping the No. 2 singles match, where Marisa Vatteroni got the win for the Eagles. 

Abby Murphy, Molly Murphy and Joelle Stublarec all picked up singles victories for Southington. The only doubles match Tolland was close in was the No. 3 match, where Gianna Wadowski and Emma Wojcicki skated by with a 7-6, 6-4 win for Southington. 

The win for the Blue Knights moves them to 10-3 on the season, qualifying them for the state tournament. 


Glastonbury 6, Berlin 1: It was a good start for the Redcoats, but it went downhill quickly.

Jonathan Trevethan continued his strong junior season for Berlin, picking up the team's only win with a 6-1, 6-1 victory in the No. 1 singles match. 

From there on out, it was all Tomahawks as they swept the rest of the matches. 

"Other than another outstanding win for Jon versus a quality senior, the rest of the team was overwhelmed by 'LL' power Glastonbury," Berlin coach Rex Smith said. 

The Redcoats have a quick turnaround, as they take on South Windsor Friday in part of a twi-night doubleheader with Berlin's girls team.

Posted in New Britain Herald, Berlin, Goodwin Tech, New Britain, Newington, Southington on Thursday, 10 May 2018 21:17. Updated: Thursday, 10 May 2018 21:19.