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Lonardelli twirls gem as Cheshire blanks Shelton

SHELTON — Ethan Lonardelli tossed a one-hit shutout in a 2-0 Cheshire SCC Housatonic victory at Shelton High School on Monday afternoon.

The left-hander surrendered just a third-inning single, one walk and hit a batter. He also fanned eight.

Cheshire (2-2, 2-0 Housy) scored both of its runs in the sixth on RBI singles by Cooper Mrowka (2-for-3, double) and Richie Mills.

Mike Covell (0-2) absorbed the loss for the Gaels (0-4, 0-2). He gave up five hits and walked on and totaled 10 strikeouts.

Maloney 8, Wethersfield 1: Michael Charest earned a victory in his first varsity start in a CCC interdivisional win at Platt High School.

The sophomore went the distance. He allowed one earned run on five hits and one walk. Charest added eight strikeouts.

Hector Gonzalez (2 hits, 2 runs), Kyle Hartenstein (double, 2 RBI) and Frank Palumbo (2 hits, 3 RBI) performed well at the plate for the Spartans (2-1).

Mike Gulino was also strong behind the plate for Maloney. Matt Carcia was tagged with the loss for Wethersfield.

Southington 7, Tolland 1: Drew Farkas tossed five innings of four-hit ball as the Knights scored twice in the second inning, three times in the fourth and once each in the third and fifth.

Joe Rivera (2-for-4) had a double and an RBI for the Knights (2-1). Ryan DeAngelo went 2-for-4 with two RBI.

Farkas walked one and struck out two. Tolland is 2-1.

St. Bernard 2, Platt 1: Dimitri O’Donnell pitched superbly for the Panthers (1-2) but the first inning was costly in their non-league loss on a windy afternoon at Dodd Stadium in Norwich.

“It was a good experience but with that being said, it was a long bus trip and they scored both their runs in the first inning,” Platt coach Tim Redican said. “That was a wake-up call for us, but unfortunately we couldn’t get the bats going.”

St. Bernard (3-1) used a bunts and a squeeze play to score its two runs.

Platt’s only run came as a result of a throwing error on a grounder to second by Tyler Lavalle with runners on first and second. Pinch runner Dylan Dudley came around to score.

O’Donnell allowed only three infield hits, struck out seven and didn’t walk a batter. Jacob Papacoda, Michael Barnett and O’Donnell had the Panthers’ hits.

Fairfield Prep 7, Sheehan 5: The Titans scored four runs in the first inning but Prep’s ace right-hander Kevin Stone settled down and the undefeated Jesuits battled back.

Nolan Cloutier hit a three-run homer in the first inning for Sheehan (2-2). Brandon Gauthier went 3-for-4 and scored a run. Starting pitcher Brandon Rentas and Zach Hart each went 1-for-3 with an RBI.

Prep (4-0) reached Rentas for five runs on nine hits over 5 2/3 innings.

“It’s a process,” Sheehan coach Matt Altieri said about the season to date. “In the two games we won, we stayed ahead in counts. In the games we lost — especially this one — we didn’t.

“We had a 5-1 lead but they have one of the best teams in the state and they started attacking the ball. We were quiet from the fifth through the seventh. It’s all about learning how to put a team away. In the end we’ll be okay because our pitching is fairly strong.”

Stone struck out nine, six over the final three frames.

Amity 8, Lyman Hall 0: The Trojans couldn’t overcome four first-inning errors that translated into four Spartan runs in a SCC Housy contest at Pat Wall Field.

Branden O’Connell (0-2) went four innings for LH (1-3 overall, 0-1 Housy) in the loss. He allowed six runs, but only one was earned on six hits, three walks and no strikeouts.

Nicholas Fusco (1-0) went six innings for the win for Amity (1-3, 1-1).

Notre Dame-Fairfield 9, Wilcox Tech 7: The Indians squandered a 6-0 advantage to absorb a out-of-conference loss in Fairfield.

Tyler Crann (3-for-3, double), Dan Daly (2 hits) and Ricky Vargas (2 hits, 2 RBI) provided the punch for the Tribe (0-3).

Jack Rich (2 RBI) took the loss on the mound. He allowed seven runs (three earned) in five innings.

Tyler Henchcliffe (1-0) earned the win for Notre Dame (2-2).

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