THURSDAY SCHOLASTICS: Cheshire softball slugs its way to 7-0, while girls lacrosse takes down unbeaten Staples; Maloney softball right back at home; Wilcox baseball whips up on another CTC foe

THURSDAY SCHOLASTICS: Cheshire softball slugs its way to 7-0, while girls lacrosse takes down unbeaten Staples; Maloney softball right back at home; Wilcox baseball whips up on another CTC foe

CHESHIRE — Another day, another W for Cheshire softball. And a couple more home runs for Mia Juodaitis.

Playing their third game in as many days, the Rams racked up a 10-3 non-conference victory on Thursday over Fitch behind the second two-homer game of the season by Juodaitis as well as a solo blast by Emma Glover that put them ahead for good.

Glover homered leading off the bottom of the fourth inning to break a 2-2 tie.

Cheshire went on to score two more runs that inning — one on a Juodaitis jack — and then blew things totally open with a five-run sixth. Juodaitis belted her second dinger, a two-run shot, in that frame.

Ella Watson, Lexie Hemstock, Jade Barnes and winning pitcher Bri Pearson also drove in runs. Pearson earned her seventh pitching win in the circle by striking out 12.

The Rams now stand at 7-0. They’ll put that perfection to the test Monday in North Haven against the 8-0 Indians.

Maloney 17, Conard 3: The Spartans returned from Florida and laid a 19-hit CCC interdivisional lashing on the Chieftains at Dunn Sports Complex. Madison LaValle continued her breakout freshman season with two doubles and five RBI. Lea White finished 4-for-5. Maloney pulled away early with eight runs in the second inning, then cranked out seven more in the sixth. Ally Wodarski has two hits in that sixth inning, a single and a double. Emma Burns, Skyler Drost and Milytza Perez also had two hits apiece as the Spartans rebounded from their 9-3 loss to Lewis Mills in Florida and improved to 6-1.

West Haven 12, Lyman Hall 5: The Westies completed a home-and-home sweep of the Trojans, winning at home Thursday after defeating LH 11-3 on Wednesday in Wallingford. West Haven remained spotless with the back-to-back wins, improving to 9-0. The Trojans dropped to 2-6.

Southington 6, Farmington 1: The Blue Knights improved to 6-1 with Wednesday’s CCC West crossover clampdown of Farmington in Southington. Abby Lamson (3-for-3) and Chrissy Marotto (2-for-3) led the winning attack. Lamson had one double, two singles and two RBI. Marotto singled, tripled and drove in one run.


Wilcox Tech 15, Wolcott Tech 0 (5 inn.): The Indians continue to lay waste to the CTC competition. They blanked the Torrington team in a morning matchup in Meriden. The game was halted by the mercy rule in the fifth inning after Wilcox piled up 11 runs in the fourth to extend a 4-0 lead. Sean Dupuis picked up the pitching win, striking out six in 2 innings work. He also connected for two hits in three at-bats. Nick Priebe and Brian Carabetta were also 2-for-3. Kyle Dobensky was a team best 3-for-3. The win was the fifth in a row for the Indians, who are 5-2 overall and 5-0 in the CTC. They defeated those five conference opponents by a combined score of 77-7.


Maloney 219, Bristol Eastern 221: Matt Bahre and Josh Farnsworth’s matching medal rounds of 50 led the Spartans to the CCC South victory at Chippanee Golf Course in Bristol. Maloney, now 2-2 overall and 2-1 in the South, got additional scoring from Ben Pierce (56) and Jaden McCormack (63).

Boys lacrosse

Berlin 6, Southington 5: The Redcoats held the Blue Knights to a season low in goals to notch the CCC victory in Southington. Berlin took control with a four-goal third period that erased a 3-1 deficit. T.J. Hebert scored three goals for the Redcoats (4-2). Southington (3-2) got single strikes from Evan Johanns, Jack Tedone, Rory Missal, Ethan Thomson and Jason Brault. Matt Thompson and Seth Bogoslofski had two assists apiece. Johanns had one. Garrett Brown made 11 saves in the cage.

Girls lacrosse

Cheshire 16, Staples 15: The Rams scored the final five goals of the game to hand the Wreckers their first loss of the season in a non-conference showdown in Westport. After falling behind 12-9 when Staples scored the final eight goals of the first half, Cheshire replied in kind with its game-ending run. Megan Daly scored what proved to be the winner off a feed from Mikayla Crowley with 4:29 left. Annie Acquavita had tied it up with 9:50 remaining. Acquavita finished with three goals and one assist. Annie Eddy scored a team-high six goals and Raegan Bailey had four. With Liney Dutchyshyn adding two goals and Sophie Kurtz (4 saves) holding Staples scoreless for the final 20-plus minutes of the game, Cheshire improved to 6-1. Staples slipped to 7-1.

Amity 13, Southington 9: Five goals from Ana Carney led the Spartans to the non-conference win in Southington. Brooke Lynch scored three goals and Kaylie Garcia and Talie Richardson had two apiece for the Blue Knights. Kaitlyn DeLorenzo and Abby LeBarron were good for one each. Southington fell to 5-2 despite 14 saves from Mackenzie Brown. Amity, aided by Francesca Desisto’s hat trick, improved to 4-3.

Boys tennis

Daniel Hand 4, Lyman Hall 0: In a SCC match at Doolittle Park halted by rain, the Tigers won enough matches to clinch the victory and improve to 8-0. LH fell to 4-5.

Girls tennis

Mercy 5, Lyman Hall 2: Maddie Kizer and the doubles team of Keertana Chagari and Abby Murphy had the wins for LH in this SCC matchup at Wesleyan University. Kizer captured No. 3 singles 6-2, 6-4. Chagari and Murphy won going away 7-5, 6-1 at No. 3 doubles. Mercy improved to 2-4. The Trojans dipped to 6-4.


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