Roundup: Bristol Central, Eastern softball walk it off to advance

Published on Tuesday, 1 June 2021 21:01
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BRISTOL - No. 11 Bristol Central softball kept its season alive with a walkoff extra-inning win Tuesday, winning 2-1 over No. 22 Brookfield in the Class L state tournament.

The win earns BC a shot on the road against Ledyard, the sixth-ranked team in Class L. The game will be Wednesday at 4 p.m.

Jessica Bartell’s RBI single into left field drove in Lorelei Stancavage, breaking the tie. Bartell finished the day 2-for-4, driving in both runs.

In the circle, Sophia Torreso picked up a win, punching out two after coming in for relief in the eighth inning. Alex Sciarretto started the game, striking out eight in 7 1/3 innings.

Bristol Eastern 6, North Haven 3: Bristol Eastern took a 6-3 win in Class L state tournament play Tuesday, advancing in the bracket.

The win puts Eastern up against St. Joseph, the second-ranked team in the class, who had a bye Monday. The game will be Wednesday at 4 p.m.

Eastern broke a scoreless tie with a run from Grace D’Amato on a passed ball. Alex Shorette’s RBI single to score Jazmyn Browne made it 2-0.

The score remained that way until the bottom of the fifth inning, where Perez scored Riley Giblin on a single to make it 3-0.

A two-run double and a play at the plate that was overthrown in the top of the sixth tied up the game quickly for North Haven, who ended up stranding go-ahead runners on base as Ali Tellier worked out of the inning.

A scoreless top of the seventh from Tellier and a one-out single put her on as the game-winning run in the bottom half. A Giblin walk put two on for Perez, who turned on the first pitch and hit a walkoff 3-run homer to send Eastern to the next round.

Other scores:

Fairfield-Warde 5, Newington 3

Kaynor Tech 11, Goodwin Tech 3

Girls golf

Cheshire 221, St. Paul 251, Newington 270: Cheshire defeated both St. Paul and Newington Tuesday night, winning with the match-low of 221.

Cheshire’s Mia Hidalgo was the medalist with a score of 28. St. Paul, which scored a 251, had Erin Downes score the team-low of 43. Sami Millerick was one off her with a 44.

Newington’s Madison Massaro-Cook shot a 47 while Glorianne Pinote shot a 48.

Redcoats Retain Pisk Titles

The Berlin High School Redcoats defended their titles to win both the boys and girls divisions in the 57th Annual New Britain-Berlin Rotary Stan Pisk Memorial Golf Championship yesterday at Stanley Municipal Golf Course. 

The Berlin Boys were led Jacob Lindsey  who carded a 67 over Stanley's blue and red nines from the white tees.  He was closely followed by team mate Braden Shea at even par 70.

The Lady Redcoats were lead by Kena Roman with a 43 over the white nine at Stanley.  The New Britain girls were second.  Tech does not have a girls team at this time.

Top top scorer for New Britain was Xavier, Goode at 89, and top scorer for E.C. Goodwin  was Isaiah Marcel at 98.

    Kenna Roman of Berlin won both the Girls Long Drive Prize and Closest to the Pin Contest.  The Boys Long Drive was won by Nate Berube from E.C. Goodwin and Closest to the Pin was taken by Terrence Dornfried from Berlin.

    This Memorial  is held in memory of the late Stanley L. "Stan" Pisk.  Pisk was a former Head Professional at Stanley Golf Course, New Britain High golf coach,  WWII Combat Veteran and Officer of the New Britain Rotary Club.  Pisk is a New Britain Sports Hall of Fame and Connecticut Section PGA Section Hall of Fame Member.  He was a D-Day Veteran on Omaha Beach and a Veteran of the Battle of the Bulge.

    Over its long history this Memorial has been recognized locally, nationally, and internationally.  A student from each school that participated will receive a small scholarship from Rotary.  Recipients from New Britain this year were Royce Wasik and Abigail Olsen.  From E.C. Goodwin the recipient was Christian Malina.  The winners from Berlin were Jacob Lindsay and Rachel Varlly.


Southington 7, Stanford 0: Top-ranked Southington defeated Stanford 7-0 in the first round of the Class LL state baseball tournament.

The win earns Stanford a game against No. 17 Ridgefield Wednesday at 4 p.m.

Jake DellaVecchia and Dante D’More each drove in two runs. Jack McManus also drove in a run, hitting a double.

Berlin 8, East Haven 0: No. 2 Berlin shut out No. 31 East Haven Tuesday night in an 8-0 final in the Class L state tournament bracketl.

Matt Kozak was the winning pitcher, going seven innings while striking out 10 batters.

Newington 3, New Milford 2: No. 10 Newington is advancing in Class LL play, taking down No. 23 New Milford in a 3-2 final.

Zach Nakonechny was on the winning end of the pitching decisions, going 6 1/3 innings while striking out eight. Gavin Gray earned the save, getting a strikeout for the final out with the tying run on base.

Newington tallied seven hits, with Alex Cappellucci going 2-for-3 with an RBI and a double. Austyn Howe also had two hits, going 2-for-2, with two runs scored.

The win earns Newington a game against No. 7 Trumbull Wednesday night in Trumbull.

Woodstock 3, Bristol Eastern 1: Woodstock Academy scored three runs in the bottom of the fourth inning on its way to the win in the Class L Baseball tournament.  Woodstock, ranked No. 4, is now 17-5, while Eastern finishes their season with a 7-14 mark.

 Eastern's Andrew Lozier pitched a two-hitter, complete game, walked one, struck out four, and allowed the three runs, only one of which was earned,  and suffered the loss.  Lozier gave a single to Hamilton Barnes leading off the bottom of the first, and a single to Zach Roethlien in the three-run fourth, the only hits he allowed.

Eastern scored in the top of the first.  Jaydon Churchill led off with a base hit, a soft liner to right field.  Churchill stole second, and then with two outs, scored on a Ryan Fradette double to right center.   

With the score at 1-0 in the bottom of the fourth, Lozier hit the first batter of the inning, opposing pitcher Jonathan Smith.  Smith was sacrificed to second.  Zach Roethlein singled to center, putting runners on second and third with one out.  A groundout scored Smith with the tying run.  Then on ball four to the next batter (Trey Ayotte), Roethlein stole third and scored when the throw went wild, giving Woodstock a 2-1 lead.  Ayotte stole second and third, and scored on an infield error for the third run of the inning.

The Lancers outhit Woodstock 8-2, had runners on base in six out of the seven innings, but failed to produce any additional runs.  Churchill had three singles, and Lozier had a triple and a single to pace the hitting attack.

Other scores:

Rockville 2, Plainville 1

Hale Ray 27, Innovation 0

Girls lacrosse

Pomperaug 20, Bristol Central 4: No. 8 Bristol Central’s girls lacrosse season came to a close Tuesday night, falling to ninth-ranked Pomperaug 20-4 in the first round of the Class M girls lacrosse state tournament.

Lily Hansen led the team in scoring with two goals while Emily Lowe and Sadye Kowalczyk scored one. In goal, Alyah Rodriguez made nine stops.

Tuesday marks the end of the road for Lowe, Hansen, Kowalczyk, Lexi Michaud and Emma Quintero, all of whom are graduating seniors.

“This has been an unbelievable group and we are going to miss them,” said Bristol Central coach Kyle Phelan. “They were the first team to reach the tournament and we hope they start the trend for future teams.”

Others scores:

Fairfield-Ludlowe 14, Southington 4

Joel Barlow 23, Berlin 3

Tolland 16, St. Paul 8

Boys Tennis

Ridgefield 5, Southington 0

Girls Tennis

Maloney 4, Newington 3

Posted in New Britain Herald, Berlin, Goodwin Tech, Innovation, New Britain, Newington, Plainville, Southington on Tuesday, 1 June 2021 21:01. Updated: Tuesday, 1 June 2021 21:03.