Roundup: Bristol Eastern, Central softball goes down to the wire in extras

Published on Thursday, 6 May 2021 21:02
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BRISTOL – Bristol Eastern and Bristol Central went to extras Thursday evening, but a Jazmyn Browne walkoff single ended the contest in the eighth as Eastern edged out a 2-1 win.

Scoreless until the eighth, Central scored the first win of the game to put pressure on Eastern.

A leadoff single by Sam Policki put the tying run on, and a Jasmine Perez sacrifice bunt put Policki in scoring position.

Riley Giblin grounded out for the second out of the inning. With two outs, Janessa Gonzalez scored the tying run with an RBI single and moved over to second on the throw home to try and gun down Perez.

Browne’s single scored Gonzalez from second, sending Eastern home 5-3. Central falls to 6-3.

Ali Tellier improves her win-loss record in the circle to mirror her team’s record at 5-3. She struck out five in the win.

Central’s Alex Scitarretto sruck out 10. Gwen Torreso scored the lone run for Central.

Innovation 30, Weaver 20: The Ravens earned their first win of the season in this explosive offensive contest.

Kaylee Dobranksy powered Innovation as the senior belted a double and grand slam for eight RBIs in the game.

The Ravens recorded runs in every inning, including 12 in the fourth. Innovation finished with 11 hits through the five-inning matchup.

The Ravens (1-5) will next host MLC on Monday, May, 10 at 3:30 p.m.


New Britain 12, Rocky Hill 0: Sophomore pitcher Jomar Rodriguez threw his second no-hitter of the season in the Hurricanes’ big win. Rodriguez went all five innings in the mercy-rule shortened bout.

New Britain jumped out to a 2-0 lead after the first inning, before adding four more runs in the second and six runs in the fifth.

Elian Collado and Chris Gibbs each brought in three runs for the Hurricanes, with Collado contributing a team-high two hits in the victory. Willis Estranza, Ryan Lipinski and Nate Kumm also grabbed hits in this one.

New Britain (6-4) will visit Enfield next on Friday at 3:45 p.m.

Southington 9, Northwest Catholic 4: Southington baseball defeated Northwest Catholic 9-4 Thursday.

Devan Bade had a homer and a double, finishing the day 3-for-3 with two runs driven in. He was joined in the multi-hit department by Devin Pelletier, who also went 3-for-3, finishing the day with three runs scored, three RBIs and a double.

On the bump, Vin Borghese earned the win with five innings of work, striking out four and walking one. He allowed nine hits and had three earned runs.

Boys volleyball

Newington 3, New Britain 0: The Newington boys completed a clean sweep of New Britain Thursday night, winning in three straight sets at 25-21, 25-14, 25-17.

Jacob Balawksi was the kills leader for Newington, racking up 10 kills with 11 assists. He also had four aces from serve.

Also successful from serve was Trey Guest, tallying four aces. He had six kills to his name.

Sean Stegmaier and Will Lubas each had three kills. Stegmaier blocked three shots and Lubas had four digs.

Newington improves to 10-1 with the win. New Britain goes to 0-6.

Boys golf

St. Paul 170, Naugatuck 267: St. Paul boys golf picked up another match win, winning at Chippanee Country Club over Naugatuck in a 170-267 score.

The win for St. Paul improves it to 7-0 on the season. Matthew Downes was the medalist, shooting a two-over-par 37.

Brandon Frye was one off Downes’ pace, shooting a 38. Chris Millerick shot a 42 and Francesco Vesci scored a 53.

Boys golf

Wolcott Tech 225, Goodwin Tech 239, Grasso 246: Wolcott Tech beat Goodwin Tech and Grasso Thursday night at Stanley Golf Course, shooting a 225 for the match low.

Goodwin Tech scored a 239 as a team. Grasso totaled 246.

The medalist for the evening was Jordan Schaer, scoring a 46 for Wolcott Tech.

Goodwin’s four scorers were led by Christian Molina, who shot a 57. Julien Stepien shot a 58 and Nate Berube shot a 59, just off Molina’s pace. Janelle Roberts was the fourth golfer of the bunch, shooting a 65.

Girls golf

Berlin 184, Glastonbury 200: Berlin improved to 5-1 Thursday night, winning its tilt against Glastonbury 184-200 at the Timberlin Golf Course.

Berlin took home the medal with Kenna Roman shooting 2-over par at 38. Libby Dunn ended her day with a 41, Rachel Varley ended with a 52 and Molly Brett ended her evening with a 53.

Cheshire 190, St. Paul 201: St. Paul girls golf fell to Cheshire Thursday afternoon, losing 190-201 at Southington Country Club.

St. Paul’s Erin Downes led in scoring for her team, shooting a 46. Sami Millerich was the next lowest at 49. Olivia Dahn shot a 50 and Quinn Burns ended her day with a 56.

Cheshire’s Sydney Hidalgo was the medalist for the meet, shooting a 45.

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