SATURDAY SCHOLASTICS: Cheshire lax lands early TKO, softball rebounds; Lady Knights stay hot in softball, lacrosse

SATURDAY SCHOLASTICS: Cheshire lax lands early TKO, softball rebounds; Lady Knights stay hot in softball, lacrosse

CHESHIRE — As Yogi would say, it got late early at Alumni Field on Saturday night.

Baseball, lacrosse — Yogi Berra’s maxim applies when you get out to a 7-0 lead in the first quarter, which is exactly was the Cheshire Rams did in their 18-4 non-conference boys lax win over visiting Simsbury.

Brian Bouwman led Cheshire’s high-powered attack. He scored four goals and set up four others.

Charles Kurtz and Jack Lovelace both had three goals and three assists. Jason Raba tallied two assists en route to a hat trick of his own.

P.J. Cass dished four assists. He also scored a goal. 

Rookie Adam Vernon twice torched the twin. Evan Sterne and Jack Davis had one goal apiece.

The win was the sixth straight for the Rams, who now stand at 11-2. They host Notre Dame-West Haven on Monday at 6 p.m.

Girls lacrosse

Southington: The Blue Knights won two games inside of 24 hours to run their winning streak to 11.

Southington beat Rocky Hill at home 18-6 on Friday night, then scored a 13-9 road win over Granby on Saturday morning. The Knights are now 12-1.

In both games, Southington got widespread production. Makayla Winegar had a team-high five goals against Rocky Hill. Kayli Garcia had four at Granby after mustering a six-point night (3 goals, 3 assists) versus Rocky Hill.

Talie Richardson had a combined four goals and two assists over the two games. Jolie Leavitt scored three goals and set up three others.

Lilli Doran, Taylor Foresi, Gabby Castonguay and Auria Mullins also factored into the attack.

Goalie Makenzie LeBarron made three saves against Rocky Hilland 12 against Granby.


Cheshire 7, West Haven 3: The Rams quickly rebounded from their first setback of the season, easing the sting of Friday’s 4-3 loss to Amity with Saturday’s SCC Hammonasset victory in West Haven.

Cheshire (15-1) snapped a 2-2 tie with a pair of runs in the fifth, then iced it with a 3-spot in the seventh.

Trinadey Santiago blasted another home run for the Rams. The senior catcher finished 3-for-4 with three RBI and three runs scored.

Santiago also caught both Bri Pearson and Karissa Spring, who split the pitching and struck out four batters apiece. Pearson got the win.

Grace Lurz and Karla Carangelo enjoyed two-hit afternoons. Spring collected two RBI.

Southington: The Blue Knights extended a pair of streaks with a 12-0 road win Friday over Farmington and a 10-0 road win over E.O. Smith. They’ve tossed eight straight shutouts and won 12 straight games.

Coach Davina Hernandez spread out the pitching in the latest wins. Julia Panarella and three relievers combined on a no-hitter against Farmington. Panarella and two relievers fired a three-hitter in Storrs.

Sam Sullivan and Maddie Furniss worked in relief of Panarella in both games. Stella Blanchard closed out the no-hitter against Farmington.

Offensively, the Knights powered up against E.O. Smith. Ashlyn Desaulniers and Kate Griffin both left the yard. 

Jazmin Lasane, coming off a 3-for-4, 5 RBI game against Farmington, tripled and drove in two runs on Saturday. In her last five games, Lasane is 11-for-15.

Sam Rogers and Ali Rembish both went 2-for-3 against E.O. Smith. Sullivan and Griffin were both 2-for-2 against Farmington.

Girls tennis

Newington 4, Southington 3: The Blue Knights got wins from their top two singles players as well as their No. 1 doubles team in the CCC West crossover loss in Newington.

Riley Tindall took No. 1 singles 6-1, 6-4. Adriana Palmieri followed with a 6-2, 6-4 triumph at No. 2.

At No. 1 doubles, Avery Halloran and Ali Bruce rang up a 6-4, 6-2 decision.


West Haven 7, Sheehan 0: The Titans dropped the SCC crossover on Friday night in West Haven.

Joe Amarone and Anthony Castaldi had two hits apiece for Sheehan.

Todd Grammatico (5-1) suffered his first pitching loss. 

The Titans are 8-7 heading into the final week of the regular season.


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