WEDNESDAY SCHOLASTICS: Sheehan takes rivaly match from LH; Candelora leading light for Platt; WT softball puts up 31 & baseball closes 18-2

WALLINGFORD — The Sheehan boys tennis team made itself at home under the lights of Doolittle Park on Wednesday evening, beating host Lyman Hall 6-1.

The Titans came away at 9-10 after Avery Solan posted a 6-4, 6-1 victory over Nate Rininger at No. 1 singles and the No. 1 tandem of Tristan Bonilla and Carter Lagasse led a sweep of doubles with a 6-4, 6-4 verdict over Joe Marrone and Kevin Duong.

Lyman Hall (6-13) got its win at No. 4 singles, where Michael Mastroianni defeated Evan Vastakis 6-2, 6-3.

Sheehan countered with Satvik Agnihotram’s 6-2, 6-4 win over Lyman Hall’s Anshul Patel at No. 2 and Jake Avitable’s 5-7, 6-4, 10-4 super-tiebreak decision against Ethan Tuxbury at No. 4.

There was also a super-tiebreaker at No. 2 doubles. Sheehan’s Geoffrey White and Noah Valerio got past Luca DeLucia and Dylan Stackpole 6-2, 4-6, 12-10.

Bryan Medina and Nick Guthmann wrapped it up for the Titans with a 6-0, 6-3 victory over Jake Marrone and Jordan Macri at No. 3 doubles.


Platt 6, Tolland 1: Brandon Candelora went the distance, scattering five hits, and the Platt baseball team improved to 6-11 with the CCC crossover victory in Tolland.

Candelora also scored two of Platt’s runs. Zack Baker collected three hits for a second straight game and Hunter Sincovic smacked a pair.

Ryan Zauner, Landon Fremantle, Brandon Candelora, and Jayden Gaither also had hits.

Lewis Mills 6, Maloney 4: Down 6-2 in their last at-bat, the Spartans got two runs back after loading the bases with no outs, but could pull no closer in the CCC South loss at home.

Jedian Morales, Griffin Pappalo and Tyler Duffy, who all had two hits for Maloney (12-6), were the runners who got aboard in the seventh. Jesus Arraez (fielder’s choice) and Raf Rodriguez (infield hit) knocked in the final runs before a fly out and force out ended the game.

Newington 7, Southington 6: Up 6-3 after scoring three runs in the top of the sixth, the Blue Knights saw their four-game winning streak come to a stunning end when the host Nor’easters pushed across four runs in the bottom of the seventh.

Anthony Capolino clubbed a three-run HR to tie it. The winning run scored on a low throw on a potential double play.

Jaden Maia went 2-for-3 with two RBI and two runs scored to lead Southington. Tyler Blumetti also drove in a run.

SHS is now 13-5 and Newington 13-3.

Daniel Hand 8, Cheshire 6: The Rams chipped away, but could not entirely climb out of an early hole in Madison. Hand led 5-0 after two and 7-1 after three.

Ryan Barbieri homered for Cheshire. Dan Margolies, Jackson Enders and Bennett Crerar all had doubles. Kyle Cyr, Ryan Murphy and Enders had two hits apiece.

CHS closed the regular season at 12-8, Hand at 9-11.

North Haven 4, Lyman Hall 0: The Trojans finished the regular season at 12-8 with the SCC loss to the Nighthawks (11-8) at Pat Wall Field.

Wilcox Tech 8, Vinal Tech 0: Six innings of shutout ball from Noah Zamarano led the Wildcats to victory under the lights of Palmer Field.

Zamarano allowed just two hits and struck out five.

At the plate, Bobby Herzman was again a heavy hitter, hammering two hits in three trips, including a double, and driving in two runs.

Nick Barrett doubled and scored twice. Shakur Muhammad (1-for-2) scored three runs.

With a final regular-season record of 18-2, the Wildcats remain atop the CIAC Class L playoff rankings. They will be at home Monday for the start of the CTC Tournament.


Maloney 16, Rocky Hill 2 (5 inn.): The Spartans geared up for Friday’s rivalry game against Platt with the CCC interdivisional rout of the Terriers at Dunn Sports Complex on Wednesday night.

Maloney jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the first and, after Rocky Hill got two runs in the top of the second, took firm command with a 6-spot in the home half.

Jenna Quilty went 3-for-4, got on base all four times she was up and scored each time.

Morgan Pelletier, Maya Massores and Hanna Yale all had two hits, two RBI and two runs scored. Emily Kennedy did them one better, plating three runs to go with her two hits and two RBI.

In all, the bottom part of the order got it done for the Spartans, going a collective 7-for-11.

Stella Cicero struck out four, walked twoand gave up seven hits as she and the Spartans improved to 13-6. Rocky Hill is 11-8.

Newington 14, Platt 1: The Nor’easters (14-5) flattened the Panthers (10-9) in a CCC crossover in Meriden.

Brooklyn Cividanes and losing pitcher Emily Hart both had two hits for Platt. Cividanes was 2-for-2. Hart drove in the lone run.

Saniya Carraway and Jocelynn Lopez added his for PHS, which travels to the Dunn Complex on Friday night to square off with rival Maloney at 7 p.m.

Wilcox Tech 31, Grasso Tech 15: The Wildcats put together two double-digit innings in Groton, scoring 11 runs in the second and 10 in the seventh.

Eliza Gawel went 4-for-5 and drove in four runs at the top of the order to key Wilcox’s 14-hit assault.

Gabby Velez was 3-for-6 with a home run and six RBI. Ashley Stimpson also went yard.

The win gave the Wildcats a final regular-season record of 16-4, which ranks them No. 5 in Class M, and earned them a home date Monday in the CTC Tournament quarterfinals vs. Elllis Tech.

Boys lacrosse

Daniel Hand 18, Sheehan 7: The Titans closed the regular season at 11-5 with the SCC setback at Riccitelli Field on Tuesday night.

Lorenzo DeFilio, John Gogliettino and Beau Rutkowski scored two goals apiece in the finale. Tanner Drobish had one. Dealing assists were Rutkowski, David and Michael Fritz, and Dante DiNuzzo.

Max Festa piled up 21 saves. Romeo Cruz won 72 percent of his face-offs.

Girls lacrosse

Southington 13, South Windsor 5: The Blue Knights stayed on course for Friday’s CCC North showdown with Simsbury by beating the Bobcats at Fontana Field on Tuesday night.

Southington remained unbeaten at 15-0 overall and 6-0 in the North. Simsbury is 13-2 and 6-0.

Cheshire 12  Farmington 9: The Rams capped the regular season at 13-3 with the non-league victory over the River Hawks in Cheshire.

With Ava Matikowski dealing six assists, the Rams got goals from six different players, led by Alex Lucas’ four. Ava Harris, Lauren Samela and Stella Tessier added two each. Sophia Surato and Clara Dempsey had one each.

Surato and Tessier also had assists.

Boys tennis

Lewis Mills 5, Meriden Co-op 2: Ben Suzio was overpowering at No. 1 singles, winning 6-0, 6-0 for the city squad, while Yaseen Ahmad went the distance at No. 4, persevering 3-6, 6-3, 12-10.

Girls tennis

Maloney 7, Middletown 0: Sophie Boulier was a bulldog, battling to a 6-4, 6-7 (4), 10-7 win at No. 1 singles to lead the Spartans to the CCC South sweep in Meriden.

Maloney (10-6, 5-1 South) also got singles wins from No. 2 Molly Marcuss (6-0, 6-0), No. 3 Abbey McClure (6-2, 6-3) and No. 4 Chloe Jandreau (6-2, 6-0).

Sami Park and Ava Matias led the doubles sweep at No. 1 (6-1, 6-1). Emily and Alyssa Howard delivered a 6-0, 6-1 decision at No. 2. Emilee Haniewski and Kyla Evardone were 6-2, 6-1 winners at No. 3.

Southington 5, Simsbury 2: The Lady Knights ended a three-game skid and improved to 13-5 with the CCC West triumph in Simsbury.

Adriana Palmieri chalked up a 6-1, 6-3 win at No. 1 singles and the team of Emma Pfanzelt and Casey Sullivan did the same at No. 1 doubles.

Brianna Nelson won the marathon of the day at No. 3 singles 6-7 (6), 6-4, 10-7. Oliva Desell delivered 6-4, 6-2 at No. 4.

Hannah Blanchard and Elia Butrimas won 6-1, 6-0 at No. 3 doubles.


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