AROUND THE HORN: Meriden Sports Reunion gathers Tuesday night; Cheshire’s Schena named CCC rookie of the week; area talent fueling St. Joe’s softball

AROUND THE HORN: Meriden Sports Reunion gathers Tuesday night; Cheshire’s Schena named CCC rookie of the week; area talent fueling St. Joe’s softball



MERIDEN — Tuesday night is the 38th annual Meriden Sports Reunion. Doors open at the Meriden Elks Club at 6 p.m. 

This year’s Sportsmen of Distinction are Platt graduate and longtime Coginchaug track/cross country coach Marty Roberts and Maloney graduate and recently appointed state Judge Donald Green.

Veteran newscaster Al Terzi returns as the master of ceremonies.

Cheshire’s Schena is CCC rookie of the week

BEVERLY, Mass. — Cheshire native Ben Schena, a freshman middle infielder with the Endicott College baseball team, was named Rookie of the Week in the Commonwealth Coast Conference on Monday.

Schena collected multiple hits in four of Endicott’s five games last week, batting 9-for-24., He drove in three runs, scored six and stole three bases.

The freshman had three hits and two RBI in Endicott’s 12-11 victory over Suffolk, four hits in a doubleheader sweep of Wentworth and then two more hits in a 3-2 loss to MIT.

Schena, who was on Cheshire’s 2018 Class LL state championship team, is batting .346 on the season with nine runs scored and 11 driven in.

Another area player, sophomore first baseman Kyle Brennan of Wallingford, is also among Endicott’s hitting leaders. The Sheehan grad is batting .354 with seven extra-base hits and 15 RBIs.

Endicott is 13-9 overall and 5-1 in the CCC heading into Tuesday’s home game with Saint Joseph of Maine.

Area talent fueling St. Joe’s softball

WEST HARTFORD — Players from Cheshire and Southington were instrumental in a 3-1 weekend for the University of Saint Joseph softball team

The Blue Jays split with Johnson & Wales on Saturday and swept Regis on Sunday.

Freshman pitcher Natalie Amato of Cheshire earned two of the pitching wins, one in relief against Johnson & Wales and the other in a complete game against Regis, to improve to 6-2 on the season.

In the win over Johnson & Wales, the Blue Jays rallied in the bottom of the seventh. Senior second baseman Isabella Russo of Southington singled home the tying run before St. Joe’s won on a walk-off bunt single.

Russo went 2-for-4 in that game is now batting .339 on the season.

On Sunday, in the second game against Regis, another Southington product, Alessandra Milardo, a sophomore left fielder and pitcher out of St. Paul, went 2-for-3 with a single and double.

St. Joe’s, now 12-12 overall and 3-1 in the GNAC, is loaded with area talent. The roster also features Michelle Woodruff and Frankie Ferrante of Southington, Anna Hendrickson of Meriden-Maloney and Sam Iannone of Wallingford-Sheehan.

The Blue Jays, coached by Wallingford native Jim McKinnon, host Pine Manor in a twinbill on Wednesday starting at 3 p.m.


Advertisement

Read more articles like this and help support local journalism by subscribing to the Record Journal.

Unlimited Digital Access just 99¢

Read more articles like this by subscribing to the Record Journal.

Unlimited Digital Access for just 99¢