ROUNDUP: Newington baseball beats Enfield, Berlin softball wins

Published on Wednesday, 14 April 2021 22:10
Written by Staff Report


ST. PAUL – The Falcons dropped their first of the season in a 5-3 loss to Woodland on Wednesday.

Woodland scored a pair of runs in the second and fifth inning, which proved to be the difference in this one.

Trailing 5-1, the Falcons showed some life in the bottom of the seventh scoring two runs, highlighted by a double from Casey Cerruto.

Jamie Leggett picked up the loss for St. Paul while Matthew Koliani earned the win for the hosts.

St. Paul (2-1) will host Sacred Heart on Friday at 4 p.m.

Newington 12, Enfield 2: Gavin Gray pitched a complete game gem for Newington its win over Enfield on Wednesday.

Gray garnered five strikeouts and only gave up three hits as the Nor’easters picked up their second win of the season.

Shaun Callahan finished 2-for-3 with three RBIs for Newington while J.T. Gallinoto went 1-for-3 with a triple. Conor Daly also recorded two RBIs while Zach Nakonechny brought in one run on two hits.

Brendon Rowe, Jayden Maynard and Thomas Klunts compiled hits for Enfield.

Newington (2-0) will host South Windsor on Friday at 3:45 p.m.

Bristol Central 9, Conard 8: Frank Spirito powered the Bristol Central past host Conard on Wednesday.

Spirito went 3-for-4 from the plate, smacking four RBIs, including a two-run homerun

The Rams led 5-1 after three innings, 7-4 after six innings, and hung on for the win despite allowing four runs in the seventh.

Mike Lorenzetti, J.T. Clark, Dillion Hudson, Jacoby Banks and Adam Caron all contributed two hits for Bristol Central.

Lorenzetti went 4 1/3 innings for the Rams and racked up nine strikeouts. Matt Beaucar came on in relief and recorded a big strikeout in the fifth inning to prevent Conard from tying the game.

Bristol Central (1-1) will travel to Farmington on Saturday at 1 p.m.

Glastonbury 14, Bristol Eastern 4: An 11-run fifth inning from Glastonbury sent Bristol Eastern still searching for its first win on Wednesday.

Glastonbury used 13 batters and seven hits to catapult to the victory, combined with numerous mistakes from the Lancers, including three errors and two hit batters.

Bristol Eastern led, 4-0, entering the bottom of the fifth, highlighted by a double from Tyler Stickels, a sacrifice fly from Ryan Fradette and a single each from Dylan Woodsome and Tyler Martin.

Jaydon Churchill took the loss for the Lancers, tossing four scoreless innings.

Bristol Eastern (0-3) will visit Wethersfield on Friday at 3:45 p.m.

Wilcox Tech 11, Goodwin Tech 1: Goodwin Tech couldn’t slow down Wilcox Tech’s offense on Wednesday.

The hosts scored in every inning except the first, in the shortened, five-inning affair.

Mike Lukaszewski and Jarian Cruz each compiled two hits for Goodwin, including a double from Lukaszewski.

As the starter, Lukaszewski let up eight runs in four innings of work.

Goodwin Tech will travel to Kaynor Tech on Friday.



Berlin continued to blast the competition to start the 2021 season, with a 14-0 win against Northwest Catholic on Wednesday.

Sophia Fazzina led all batters with five RBIs, with a three-run homerun and a triple included, and also concluded with two runs scored.

Stefanie Poulin was strong on the mound for the Redcoats, throwing a complete-game shutout and also picking up 11 strikeouts.

Berlin finished with 15 hits to Northwest’s one.

The Redcoats (3-0) will travel to Rocky Hill on Monday, Apr. 19 at 6 p.m.

Goodwin Tech 19, Wilcox Tech 7: Seven runs in the first and fourth innings pushed Goodwin to the victory on Wednesday.

Goodwin got 13 hits altogether, with Jadeline Torres going 3-for-5 with two RBIs.

Avalise Hernandez earned the win on the mound for Goodwin while Gina Provencal took the loss.

Goodwin Tech (1-0) will travel to Windham Tech on Monday, Apr. 19 at 3:45 p.m.

Enfield 12, Newington 6: Seven errors plagued the Nor’easters in their loss on Wednesday.

Down 5-2 after the first inning, Enfield added five more runs over the next two innings to pull away.

Jaelyn Gonzalez garnered two hits and an RBI for Newington while Brianna Gadarowski got two hits and scored twice.

Gonzalez also took the loss on the mound for the Nor’easters.

Newington will head to Farmington next on Friday.

Seymour 20, St. Paul 0: The Falcons were overmatched in their game against Seymour on Wednesday.

The visitors swung the bat well with 19 hits, while also receiving lights out pitching from Erin Lifreiri, who had 11 strikeouts.

St. Paul finished with just two hits.

The Falcons (1-2) will travel to Sacred Heart on Friday at 3:45 p.m.



Newington 6, Bristol Central 1: The Rams only win of the contest came in a doubles match victory from Awsaf Hashem and Luis Cruz-Perez, winning 7-5 and 6-4.

“All around Bristol Central has shown great strides in improvement from the beginning of the season,” Rams coach Jeremy Sloate said. “We have an extremely young team as this is everyone's first year playing varsity. Newington is historically a strong program and I am happy with how competitive my players played today.”

Bristol Central will host New Britain on Monday, Apr. 19 at 3:45 p.m.



Berlin 108, Bristol Central 41: The Redcoats ran past the Rams in their season-opening victory on Wednesday.

Highlighting the win for Berlin where Noelle Konior, who won the 100 meter, 200 meter and Long Jump, Jenna Wenzel, who ran the 400 meter in 64.41 to become a Class MM qualifier, and Kristen Kozlowski, who won the Triple Jump at 30 feet, 10 inches to put her in a tie for 10th place all-time in Redcoats history.

Berlin also won all three distance relays.



Wethersfield 3, New Britain 0: The Hurricanes fell in its first match of the season on Wednesday, despite keeping each set close.

Wethersfield won the first set 25-20, but New Britain kept the hosts from running away with it in sets two and three with identical 25-23 scores.

Lex Sanchez led the Hurricanes with 10 service points while Arthur Sanchez secured eight service points and 15 assists.

New Britain (0-1) will host Glastonbury on Monday, Apr. 19 at 5 p.m.



Woodland 5, St. Paul 3

Woodland 021 020 0 – 5 6 1

St. Paul 100 000 2 – 3 6 1

W – Matthew Koliani (W); L – Jamie Leggett (SP).

Records: St. Paul 2-1; Woodland 2-0.


Newington 12, Enfield 2

Enfield 000 020 0 -- 2

Newington 043 410 x – 12 10 0

W – Gavin Gray (N); L – Jayden Maynard (E).

3B – J.T. Gallinoto (N).

Records: Newington 2-0; Enfield 2-1.


Bristol Central 9, Conard 8

Bristol Central 122 101 2 – 9 14 1

Conard 100 120 4 – 8 6 0

W – Mike Lorenzetti (BC); L – James McPhee (C).

HR: Frank Spirito (BC); 2B: J.T. Clark (BC), Lorenzetti (BC), Kaleb DeJesus (C).

Records: Bristol Central 1-1; Conard 0-2.


Glastonbury 14, Bristol Eastern 4

Bristol Eastern 002 020  -- 4 4  5

Glastonbury 000     0(11)3 -- 14 14 0

W – Beagle (G); L – Lozier (BE).

2B: Tyler Stickels (BE); 3B: Sam Benedict (G), Owen Stephens (G).

Records: Bristol Eastern 0-3; Glastonbury 1-0.


Wilcox Tech 11, Goodwin Tech 1

Goodwin Tech 001 00 – 1 8 2

Wilcox Tech 052 13 – 11 10 0

W – Derek Rascati (WT); L – Mike Lukaszewski (GT)

2B: Brandon Alvarado (WT), Kyle Dobensky (WT), Lukaszewski (GT); 3B Noah Simone (WT).

Records: Goodwin Tech 0-2, Wilcox Tech 2-2.



Berlin 14, Northwest Catholic 0

Northwest 000 000 0 – 0 1 0

Berlin 263 300 x – 14 15 0

W – Stefanie Poulin (B); L – B. Popella (NC).

HR: Sophia Fazzina (B); 3B: Fazzina, Rylee Cop (B); 2B: Kylie Lanteri (B).


Goodwin Tech 19, Wilcox Tech 7

Goodwin Tech 700 75 – 19 13 6

Wilcox Tech: 303 01 – 7 4 5

W – Avalise Hernandez (GT); L – Gina Provencal (WT)


Enfield 12, Newington 6

Newington 203 001 0 – 6 7 7

Enfield 514 002 x – 12 11 0

W – Tiffany Lubanski (E); L – Jaelyn Gonzalez (N).

3B: Hannah DeMarco (N); 2B: Kim Baumann (E), Dani Riendeau (E).

Posted in New Britain Herald, Newington, Berlin, Goodwin Tech, New Britain, Southington on Wednesday, 14 April 2021 22:10. Updated: Thursday, 15 April 2021 14:29.