FRIDAY SOFTBALL: Perfection falls! Amity knocks off unbeaten Cheshire; Wilcox outslugs the Tigers; Knights toss 7th straight shutout

FRIDAY SOFTBALL: Perfection falls! Amity knocks off unbeaten Cheshire; Wilcox outslugs the Tigers; Knights toss 7th straight shutout



WOODBRIDGE — And then there were none.

Amity knocked Cheshire from the ranks of the undefeated Friday, 4-3, in a SCC crossover game that featured two of the state’s top 10 softball teams.

Cheshire, ranked No. 4, had been the sole unbeaten team in the SCC. No more. The Rams are now 14-1.

Amity, ranked No. 10, now stands at 12-3.

The decisive blow Friday came off the bat of Amity’s Jillian Ciccarelli, who launched a three-run homer in the bottom of the fourth inning to erase a 3-1 Cheshire lead.

Wilcox Tech 17, Bullard-Havens 14: The Indians out-slugged the Tigers in this CTC donnybrook in Meriden by scoring seven runs in the bottom of the fifth, then adding three crucial insurance runs in the sixth.

Those final three runs put the Tribe up 17-11 and helped make Bullard-Havens’ four-run rally in the top of the seventh less damanging.

Nina McKnight-Abbleby scored three runs and made the game-ending catch for Wilcox, while Leeana Ortiz played a strong defensive game at shortstop.

Montee Rios doubled and drove in two runs. Megan Bishins also bashed a two-bagger. 

Mila Gonzalez got the pitching win with relief help from Gina Provencal.

Sheehan 11, Wilbur Cross 0: The Titans blanked the Governors in New Haven to improve to 7-8. The two teams play again Saturday morning in Wallingford.

Southington 12, Farmington 0: Four pitchers combined on a no-hitter for the Lady Knights in Farmington.

Julia Panarella started and went one inning. Sam Sullivan tossed the next three. Maddie Furniss tossed one and Stella Blanchard closed it out with two frames.

It was the seventh straight shutout for Southington, which ran its winning streak to 11 and its record to 12-1.

Jazmin Lasane led the offense by collecting three hits in four trips and driving in five runs. In her last four games, Lasane is 10-for-12. 

Sullivan and Kate Griffin were both 2-for-2 against Farmington.


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