SOUTHINGTON — A 10-run eruption in the bottom of the sixth inning brought the curtain down on Saturday’s annual Greenwich-Southington baseball showdown, and it left the resurgent Blue Knights still unbeaten at 5-0.
The first eight batters of the sixth inning reach and scored as the Blue Knights blew apart a 2-2 game.
RBI singles from Billy Carr, Jack Meade and Jake DelMonte along with a run-scoring double by Andrew Paradis helped set the stage for the game-ending play: a sacrifice fly by Bryce Worth.
Carr and Paradis both finished with two hits. Jake Romano (2-for-2) and Kyle Leifert (2-for-4) also had multi-hit afternoons for the Blue Knights.
Jason Krar (2-0) earned the pitching win. Krar went the full six innings and struck out five.
The Cardinals (2-4) banged out seven hits and both of their runs were earned. Krar, however, walked none and the Blue Knights played error-free behind him.
Southington has another big one coming up on Monday when Glastonbury (4-0) comes calling for a CCC West crossover.Softball
Southington 15, Glastonbury 6: The Lady Knights upped their record to 4-1 with the CCC West crossover win in Glastonbury. A four-run second inning put Southington up to stay.
Abby Lamson went 3-for-4 and drove in four runs to pace the winning offense.
Chrissy Marotto and Kelsey Fernandez were both 2-for-4 with two RBI. Marotto scored three runs. Fernandez came across twice.
Katelyn Lipsky added a double, two RBI and two runs scored.
The Blue Knights banged out 14 hits in all. They also stole 12 bases, led by Lamson’s three.
Cheshire Academy 19, Kingswood Oxford 2: Brie Bavaro slammed a grand slam and drove in seven runs, while Aliya Catanzarita also homered and collected four RBI as the Cats clobbed Kingswood Oxford in a five-inning NEPSAC game in West Hartford.
Mia Ferry fired a three-hitter with nine strikeouts. She allowed two runs in the bottom of the first, but by then CA already had five runs on the board.
Bavaro and Catanzarita both finished 3-for-4. Bavaro had a double and triple along with her grand slam. Catanzarita was a triple shy of the cycle.
Also for CA, Alana Safian lashed three doubles and finished 3-for-3 with four RBIs.Golf
Wilcox Tech 199, Kaynor Tech 243: Ryan Pellegrino shot a 43 on the front nine of Hunter Golf Club to lead the Indians to the CTC victory over the Panthers.
The Indians, now 5-0 overall and 2-0 in the conference, got additional scoring from Colin Fletcher (47), Cole Maluszewski (48) and Chris Brunetti (61).Boys lacrosse
Southington 14, Pomperaug 3: The Blue Knights put up 14 goals for a second straight game, notched their second straight home win and improved to 3-1.
Sheehan 11, Lewis Mills 9: The non-conference win in Burlington puts the Titans at 2-2 heading into Monday’s game at Shelton.Girls lacrosse
Bunnell 18, Lyman Hall 13: The Bulldogs notched the non-conference decision in Wallingford to move to 2-3.
It was the third straight setback for the Trojans, who fell to 2-4. They host Mercy on Monday.
Old Saybrook 14, Sheehan 13: An overtime goal decided this non-conference showdown between 4-1 teams in Wallingford.
Carlee Crispins cranked out five goals for Sheehan (4-2). Jayna McKenzie, Kaylee Drobish and Madi Gaynor added two goals apiece. McKenzie also set up two goals.
Renae Musco and Mallory Crispens were good for one goal and one assist apiece. Samantha Hart dished an assist and goalie Kaitlin Mills made seven saves.
Mandy Beck scored five goals and Julia Swett made 16 saves for Old Saybrook (5-1).