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TUESDAY SCHOLASTICS: Platt pounds away in Avon; weather costs Lady Knights; Cheshire & Sheehan girls lax go to 4-0; Southington boys & LH girls unbeaten on the courts

TUESDAY SCHOLASTICS: Platt pounds away in Avon; weather costs Lady Knights; Cheshire & Sheehan girls lax go to 4-0; Southington boys & LH girls unbeaten on the courts

Record-Journal staff

AVON — Andrew McCarty slugged a three-run home run and Jack Clancy clubbed a solo shot as Platt pounded out 12 hits — eight of them for extra bases — in a 14-1 CCC interdivisional baseball romp over host Avon on Tuesday.

The Panthers busted open a 1-1 game with six runs in the second inning, highlighted by McCarthy’s three-run poke, then closed the books with a four-run sixth.

With the victory, Platt rebounded nicely from Saturday’s 4-3 walk-off loss in Berlin to improve to 3-1.

Starting pitcher Edisson Ortiz worked five innings to earn Tuesday’s win. Wes Deno finished things up in the sixth as the game was halted by the 10-run mercy rule.

Clancy led the 12-hit attack by goiing 3-for-5.

E.J. Dudley and Cam Germe both connected for a pair of doubles in their two-hit afternoons. Jake Baker and Ricky D’Aniello also doubled, giving Platt six two-baggers for the day.

Clancy, Dudley, Baker and D’Aniello all drove in two runs. McCarty finished with four RBI.

Coach Tim Redican and his Panthers next head to Orlando, where they’ll play Wethersfield and Canandaigua Academy of New York at Disney Wide World of Sports.

Xavier 6, Sheehan 2: A five-run sixth inning catapulted the Falcons over the Titans in a SCC crossover in Wallingford.

Two-run doubles by Nick DeBrizzi and Drew Kron in that sixth inning extended a 1-0 lead to which Xavier had been clinging since the top of the second.

Tyler Lemay earned the pitching win for the Falcons. Mickey Deming took the loss.

Evan Wilkinson, Nate Cerasale and Joe Amarone had multiple hits for the Titans.

Xavier improved to 3-1. Sheehan, coming off a 13-3 loss to St. Joseph in Trumbull on Sunday, fell to 1-2.


Bristol Eastern 3, Southington 2: Rain cost the Blue Knights a victory in their CCC crossover showdown with the Lancers in Bristol.

Southington had just taken a 5-3 lead with three runs in the top of the sixth and Eastern was batting in the bottom half when the umpiring crew called the game. CIAC rules revert back to the last full inning — the fifth — which ended with Eastern up 3-2.

The decision knocked the Knights (2-1) from the ranks of the unbeaten and kept the Lancers there at 3-0.

Jonathan Law 8, Sheehan 1: Bri Buccitti tossed a 3-hitter to lead Law (3-1) to the SCC crossover win at Pragemann Park. 

Riley Wolcheski (double), Marissa Gonzalez (triple) and Nicole Dorsey (single, sacrifice fly) provided the offense for Sheehan (1-3).

Amity 9, Lyman Hall 1: The Trojans fell to 2-2 with the SCC crossover loss to the defending Class LL state champs in Woodbridge. Emily Chase went 2-for-3 and scored Lyman Hall’s lone run.


Hamden 166, Sheehan 192: Alex Aurora’s 2-over-par medal round of 38 led the host Green Dragons over the Titans are Laurel View Country Club. Hamden improved to 4-0 with the win.

Sheehan (1-2) got a 42 from Julian Nirmal, a 47 from Tyler Ekstrom, a 53 from Ryan Carey and a 59 from Corey Savenelli.

Maloney 229, New Britain 247: The Spartans out-shot the Golden Hurricanes in a CCC South season opener on the back nine at Hunter Golf Club.

Maloney’s Matt Bahre took the medal with a 47. The Spartans also got scoring from Ben Pierce (59), Josh Farnsworth (59) and Nick Camera (64).


Cheshire 18, Amity 2: The Rams breezed in their home opener, improving to 4-0 with the SCC romp over the Spartans (1-3) at Alumni Field.

Annie Eddy continued to wear out opposition nets. The senior scored four goals and assisted on a fifth.

Liney Dutchyshyn and Annie Acquavita continued to do their fair share as well. Both had three goals and one assist.

Mikayla Crowley and Raegan Bailey added two goals and one assist apiece to their season totals, while Kendall Ugrin scored her first two varsity goals.

Grace Keaveney and Taylor Warburton chalked up single goals and goalie Sophie Kurtz collected five saves.

Sheehan 17, Foran 7: The Lady Titans also improved to 4-0, topping the Lions in a SCC matchup in Wallingford. Sheehan established a 10-5 lead by halftime.

Carlee Crispens remained on fire for the Titans, scoring five goals and assisting on three. Freshman Jayna McKenzie delivered another three goals and added one assist.

Alexa Alchimio also had a hat trick. Madi Gaynor and Kaylee Drobish both had two goals and one assist.

Sheehan also got two goals from Samantha Hart, one assist from Kinsley Wallace and seven saves from Kaitlin Mills.

Jonathan Law 8, Lyman Hall 7: The Eagles scored in the final minute to pull out the SCC victory in Milford.

Bianca DeSimone led the Trojans (2-2) with four goals. Rachel Ruggiero scored twice. Peri Combs also had a goal.


Southington 7, Plainville 0: The Blue Knights notched their third shutout in as many matches to improve to 3-0.

Matt Balaoing chalked up a 6-0, 6-4 victory in the No. 1 singles match and was followed in kind by No. 2 Andrew Kudla (6-0, 6-4), No. 3 Kyle Narowol (6-0, 6-0) and No. 4 Kade Savino (6-0, 6-0).

Southington also got 6-0, 6-0 sweeps in doubles from the No. 2 pairing of Vatsa Sheth and Ryan Klinzman and the No. 3 combo of Pio Castellano and Dan Mathew.

Jacob Sutton and Bill Wadolowski teamed at No. 1 doubles and delivered a 6-2, 6-0 decision.


Lyman Hall 6, East Haven 1: Make way for the Trojans! LH raised its unbeaten record to 4-0 with the SCC victory at Doolittle Park.

The Trojans swept doubles in straight sets and, in taking three of the four singles matches, won two in three sets. The marathon came at No. 3, where Savannah Farkash outlasted East Haven’s Mikayla Raffone in a super-tiebreaker 6-4, 4-6, 11-9.

At No. 2 singles, Lyman Hall’s Maddie Kizer rallied to a 4-6, 7-5, 6-1 victory. Kiera Farley was also a singles winner for the Trojans. She took the No. 4 match 6-0, 6-2.

The doubles decisions were scored by No. 1 Abbey Pallas and Nicole Nicefaro (6-4, 6-1), No. 2 Robyn Honyotski and Bianca Vega (6-2, 6-0) and No. 3 Keertana Chagari and Liv Vegliante (6-3, 6-0).

Sheehan 6, Branford 1: The Titans improved to 3-2 with the SCC victory in Branford