BRISTOL - Senior Mike Lorenzetti and sophomore Frank Spirito each struck out eight in three innings of work to combine for a no-hitter in the Rams win over Platt.
Central tacked on eight runs in the bottom of the sixth inning to go up 10 runs and win the game by mercy as both pitchers were also leaders on the offensive end. Lorenzetti had two hits on the day including a double and drove in three runs while Spirito went three-for-three at the dish with a double and one RBI. The Rams finished with four extra-base hits in the contest as Adam Caron posted a triple as one of his two hits and Matt Beaucar hit a double.
This is the Rams third win in its last four games as they improve their record to 5-4 this season. They will travel to Enfield for their next game Monday.
St. Paul 10, Naugatuck 5: The Falcons knocked Naugatuck out of the unbeaten ranks with a 10-5 road win over the Greyhounds on Friday afternoon. Junior Brendan Foley led St. Paul, throwing the complete game victory and striking out 11. Reliever Jon Chatfield took the loss for Naugatuck.
It was a very windy afternoon, and that helped contribute to relatively high number of home runs during the game. Of the 16 total hits, eight of them left the yard. Naugatuck batters took Foley deep twice while the St Paul offense blasted six round-trippers. All 10 of St Paul's runs were driven in via the long ball.
Junior Ryan Daniels hit the first home run of the game in the top of the third inning to give St Paul an early 1-0 lead. The lead didn't last very long as Jon Chatfield tied things up with a solo home run in the bottom of the frame.
St Paul recaptured the lead at 3-1 in the top of the fourth when senior Owen Davis hit a two-run shot over the left field fence. Naugatuck came right back to tie it in the bottom of the inning when Mike Rusin hit a two-run homer of his own. The Greyhounds added two more runs that inning on RBI singles by Brady Evon and Anthony Abate to take the lead 5-3 after four innings.
Junior catcher Casey Cerruto tied things back up at 5-5 with a two-run homer in the top of the fifth, and Foley retired the Naugatuck hitters in order in the bottom of the frame.
Daniels crushed his second home run of the game with one runner on and two outs, in the top of the sixth to recapture the lead for St Paul at 7-5. Foley again retired the Greyhounds’ hitters in order in the bottom of the inning, and then hit a two-run homer in the top of the seventh to make it 9-5. Left fielder Jon Remillard followed Foley with a solo shot, and St Paul led 10-5.
Up next for the Falcons is road contest with Wolcott on Saturday.
Newington 5, Lewis Mills 2: The Newington boys tennis team snapped its two-game losing streak with a 5-2 win over Lewis Mills on Friday.
Matt Utter picked up another win in straight sets from first singles before junior Nikhil Zishwanath needed a super tiebreaker to defeat Dimitry Mucha 3-6, 6-1, 10-3. Junior Aaron Hober added the Nor’easters’ third singles win of the day after winning a tightly contested first set against Giona Battistoa 7-6, and then winning the second set 6-0.
Newington won two the day’s three doubles matches as well as Shivam Patel and Sami Kahn picked up a win in three sets and then Bryce Mayon and Mohammed Rahman won their match 6-1, 6-4.
The Nor’easters will return to the court Monday on the road against RHAM.
New Britain 24, Bloomfield 4: A pair of big innings ended the Hurricanes win after five frames as their offense erupted on Bloomfield on Friday. Already leading 10-3 after three innings, New Britain posted six in the fourth and eight in the fifth to eclipse 20 runs for the second consecutive contest.
Kelly Lappe finished the day with two hits including a home run and drove in three runs while Molly Lappe knocked in five base runners. Xandra Silva picked up her second win of the season for the Hurricanes and will return to the circle Monday at home against Southington.
Maloney 11, Bristol Eastern 6: A windy day in Meriden caused problems for the Lancers as they committed five errors and allowed six unearned runs to suffer their third loss of the season.
Eastern had difficulties keeping track of fly balls in the air and conceded 11 runs on just eight hits. The Lancers finished the day with 13 hits including five extra-base hits.
After holding Maloney scoreless for the first two innings, the Spartans scored at least two runs in each of the ensuing four frames to build its lead. The Lancers will return to the field Monday to host E.O. Smith.
Berlin 7, Lewis Mills 2: The Redcoats picked up their fourth win in a row Friday behind the arm of senior Stefanie Poulin as they beat Lewis Mills 7-2.
Junior catcher Sohia Fazzina had an assertive day at the plate, hitting a home run and a double in the game for two of Berlin’s four extra-base hits. Hailey Gorack hit a solo homer for Lewis Mills, which was unable to do much scoring despite three errors from the Redcoats.
Berlin will host Enfield on Monday as it looks to start its season with a 9-1 record.
Newington 3, Conard 1: The Nor’easters handed Conard its first loss of the season in a highly competitive match Friday. Newington won the first two sets 25-19 and 25-21 before losing the third 20-25. It then needed a little extra time to finish off Conard in the fourth set, which Newington won 26-24.
Senior Jacob Baclawski notched 16 kills on the day to go along with seven aces and 10 digs while senior Eni Lici finished with 37 assists and 11 digs. The Nor’easters’ offense also saw strong production from senior Joshua Akosa with 12 kills and three aces and junior Trey Guest added three blocks on defense to go with his eight kills.
The win gave Newington sole possession of first place in the CCC West with a 6-0 in-conference record. The team will face Southington on the road Monday.
Berlin 5, New Britain 2: The Redcoats earned their sixth win of the season to improve their record to 6-2 with a strong win over the Hurricanes.
Both of New Britain’s wins came in singles as Ju Ju Oliver made quick work of Katy Sparmer 6-1, 6-0 in first singles and Bella Petrisko defeated Abby Leavenworth 7-6, 6-2.
Berlin’s singles wins came from Olivia Salina, who beat Audrey Belliveau 6-3, 6-3, and Christine Kolc who picked up a win over Amellina Davona 6-0, 6-2.
No doubles pairing from Berlin lost more than two games across their whole matches as Maddie Palmese and Victoria Pietrucha bested Natalia Marcowski and Melena Echevarria 6-2, 6-0. The Pair of Susan Wisniewski and Emily Wisniewski defeated Vicky Rashasha and Dayna Echevarria 6-1, 6-0 and Abby Cutler and Emily Kulinski closed out the day with a win over Mary Petrisko and Isabella Testanero 6-0, 6-1.
The Redcoats will return to action Monday on the road against Glastonbury while the Hurricanes will host East Catholic the same day.