Sports Roundup: Sheehan, Babon lead way in Southington baseball's win over Farmington

Published on Friday, 19 May 2017 22:37
Written by DAVID GLOVACH

STAFF WRITER

SOUTHINGTON - The Southington baseball team started off its game against Farmington Friday night in a big way and never looked back.

Jake Babon hit a three-run home run and Ryan Sheehan pitched a complete game as the Blue Knights beat the Indians 4-1.

Babon’s home run came in the bottom of the first to give Southington an early lead and Sheehan took the game over from there. The pitcher threw two-hit ball over seven innings and struck out seven. The only run he allowed was unearned in the top of the seventh.

John Mikosz provided the Blue Knights with an insurance run with a solo homer in the fourth.

Southington is now 12-5 on the season.

SOFTBALL

New Britain 6, Plainville 0: It was a quiet night offensively for the Hurricanes, but they came away with an easy win over the Blue Devils. Paola Bronner hit a single, double and triple for her 100th, 101st and 102nd career hits in a New Britain uniform. Jada Lawson added a three-run home run for the Hurricanes, while Gianna Gonzales picked up the win.

Windham 20, Innovation 11: It was a tough day for the Ravens as Windham picked up its first win of the season. Lianna Giles doubled and Jirey Garcaia tripled, but those were about the only bright spots for Innovation. In the field, the Ravens committed eight errors and were outhit 16-9. Garcaia also had two RBI in the loss.

BOYS TENNIS

Berlin 4, Plainville 3: It was a special day for the Berlin. Not only did the Redcoats win a back-and-for match that saw Plainville make a charge from behind, but the team finished out the regular season with a 12-6 record for its most wins in two decades.

Berlin’s Jon Trevethan took the lead and topped Plainville’s in straight sets 6-0, 6-0. The Redcoat sophomore finished out the season with an individual record of 15-1 to help him attain a high seed at the Class M tournament.

Nick Halkias and Thomas Fijalkowski follow suit with wins over Brandon Zheng and Caleb Web. It wasn’t until the fourth singles match when the Blue Devils got their first points of the afternoon when Mack Kossuth defeated Justin Chyra.

The double matches proved to be just as exciting. Justin Kemmling and Ben Kennure sealed the first doubled match of the day with a win over Wei Yuan and Jeremy Myska, but Plainville would go on to take the next two behind the teams of Ethan Hushin and Taegan Brochu and Sam Lynes and RJ Miller.

It was the second doubles match that was filled with the most excitement and drama. Hushin and Brochu took the first game from Jay Adams and Evan Hilbie 7-5, but would lose the next one 5-7 before eeking out a 17-15 to seal the win.

New Britain 5, Wilbur Cross 2: This was an important win for the Hurricanes because with it, they qualified for the state tournament. It has been quite a season for New Britain with seven of its players having just started playing the sport last year.



Posted in New Britain Herald, Berlin, General Sports, Innovation, New Britain, Plainville, Southington on Friday, 19 May 2017 22:37. Updated: Friday, 19 May 2017 22:39.