Monday’s CIAC state baseball, softball tournament scoreboards (June 2)

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BASEBALL CLASS LL FIRST ROUND Monday Upper bracket: Amity 6, Danbury 1 Glastonbury 6, Wilton 5 (9) Cheshire 12, Ridgefield 5 New Milford 5, Bristol Central 4 (12) Naugatuck 8, East Hartford 0 Newtown 3, Greenwich 2 Lower bracket: Fairfield Warde 4, South Windsor 3 Xavier 7, Newington 5 Trumbull 3, Westhill 2 (10) West […]

Class LL Baseball: Mercier bunt gives Glastonbury walk-off win over Wilton

Glastonbury celebrates around Joe Mercier after he executes a bunt to drive in John Rosadino on a safety squeeze in the bottom of the ninth to beat No. 25 Wilton, 6-5 at Riverfront Park in Glastonbury. It was just one of a few walk-off wins the Tomahawks had this season. 
Derek Turner -- GameTimeCT

GLASTONBURY>> Joseph Mercier of Glastonbury laid down two of the most important bunts of his life on Monday. One led to the tying run in the bottom of the seventh, the other won the game in the bottom of the ninth. A safety squeeze with John Rosadino on third is how No. 8 Glastonbury came back to […]

Class M Boys Track and Field: Sheehan wins first outdoor championship

The Sheehan boys' track and field team won the program's first ever state outdoor title on Monday. Photo by Arnold Gold/Register

WALLINGFORD >> Sheehan boys’ head coach Charles Farley won’t forget Monday. With just nine members, the Titans put together an awe-inspiring performance on their home track as they scored 55 points to edge out Windham (53) and win the school’s first ever outdoor state Class M title. “This is nice,” said an emotional Farley as […]

Class L baseball: Notre Dame-West Haven’s bats wake up in 1st-round win over North Haven

WEST HAVEN >> Beaten and battered after getting shutout in the first round of the Southern Connecticut Conference tournament, Notre Dame-West Haven used a Green vs. Gold scrimmage to try to find its offense. “Hey (the scrimmage) was 4-4,” said coach Lou Kessler, smiling. “That’s eight runs.” The Green Knights kept it going in the […]

Class S baseball: Cromwell blanks Hale-Ray in tourney opener

Cromwell senior Kevin Radziewicz (1) gets a high-five from senior Jake Regula (15) after crossing home plate in the Panthers tourney opener at Monnes Field. Photo by Jimmy Zanor — Middletown Press

CROMWELL >> Cromwell coach Lew Pappariella was wary of a letdown after Saturday’s thrilling SLC championship win over East Hampton. But his Panthers are a veteran club that knows what it takes in the postseason – Cromwell has been to the Class S finals in three of the past four years (winning it all in […]

Class L boys track championships: Windsor boys win, North Haven’s Sbabo rules hurdles

(Peter Casolino-New Haven Register)   Wilbur Cross' Bruce Styles finished second in the discus at the Class L Championship meet in Middletown. pcasolino@newhavenregister.com

Norwalk’s Franklin Bartley appeared to be the clear favorite to win the Class L 110-meter hurdles title on Monday. Nicholas Sbabo knew it. “I wasn’t actually expecting to win the 110 at all,” the North Haven junior said. But with Bartley out of contention after being disqualified for interference during preliminaries, that opened the door […]

Class M Girls Track and Field: East Haven’s Coward has banner day

Destiney Coward of East Haven throws the shot put 42 feet to win the event at the Class M State Track and Field Championship at Sheehan High School in Wallingford on 6/2/2014. Photo by Arnold Gold

WALLINGFORD >> East Haven’s Destiney Coward is going to have to alter her goals after Monday’s performance. And the senior is OK with that. Coward surprised herself with a personal best throw of 42-feet in the shot put to claim the Class M state track and field title at Sheehan High. “I was actually going […]

Monday’s New Haven County Softball State Tournament Roundup: Foran’s Harkness tosses no-hitter

Class L No. 18 Foran 6, No. 15 Barlow 0 >> Jess Harkness tossed her first-career no-hitter with 18 strikeouts for No. 18 seed Foran, which beat No. 15 Barlow 6-0 in a Class L opening-round state tournament game at Redding. Fallon Bevino had the only extra-base hits in the game, two doubles and a […]

Class L girls track championship: Simsbury takes team title, North Haven 4th behind Klemenz

(Peter Casolino-New Haven Register)   Hand's Hailey Raudat during the 100-meter heat at the Class L Championship meet in Middletown.

With her senior year winding down, North Haven’s Kristina Klemenz admitted to feeling some pressure. Especially after she didn’t have the type of regular season she hoped for this spring. Well she used that all to her advantage on Monday. Klemenz won the shot put with a mark of 37-00.50 and placed second in the […]

Class L Softball: Freshmen help lift Law to first-round win over Middletown

MILFORD >> Law coach Melanie Paolini struggled to find the words to describe what was going on with her softball team through three-plus innings of Monday afternoon’s CIAC Class L first-round contest. Then, a freshman, Madison Murphy, came up big. Murphy’s double drove in two runs in the fourth inning and was the start of […]

Class M Baseball: Northwestern comes back to beat Lewis Mills

Northwestern's Zach Risedorf (right) has decided to sign with the San Diego Padres.

BURLINGTON >> Trailing 5-0 going into the fourth inning, the Northwestern Highlanders came all the way back to defeat conference rival Lewis Mills, 8-6, in the first round of the Class M State Tournament. “Gutsy effort, they’re tough,” Northwestern co-head coach Tom Germano said. “Clutch hits, pitching was clutch, and we were gutsy.” Slideshow: Northwestern […]

Monday’s NH County golf roundup: Hand beats Morgan for second time

Hand 150, Morgan 165 (at Madison CC) Medalist: Brian Carlson (Hand) 32 Hand: Tommy Pellatt, 36; Justin Freund, 40; Todd McAndrews, 42; John Collins, 42 Morgan: Gabe Van Ness, 39; Maxx Bugg, 41; Jack Bugg, 41; Kevin Daley, 44; Burton Caldwell, 44 Records: Hand 12-3-2; Morgan 24-2 Valley Regional 194, Coginchaug 203, Old Saybrook 214 […]

Class L Baseball: Torrington wins extra inning thriller against Bethel

Torrington’s Shane Bierfeldt went 8.2 innings, struck out six batters and allowed just one run. Bierfeldt didn’t factor into the decision. Torrington won the game 2-1 in 10 innings. 
Marianne Killackey — Special to the Register Citizen

TORRINGTON >> For nine-and-a-half innings, pitching and spectacular defensive plays kept No. 27 Bethel and No. 6 Torrington struggling for the break-through run in a Class L first-round baseball game at Fuessenich Park Monday afternoon. With one out in the bottom of the 10th after one more great play — a diving catch by Wildcat […]

Monday’s NH County CIAC girls tennis roundup: Amity, Hand, Sheehan advance

Amity 6, New Canaan 1 (at Woodbridge) Singles: Daphne Kreiger (A) def. Caroline Gordon (NC) 4-6, 7-6 (5) ret. Victoria Li (A) def. Camryn Schlim 6-2, 6-2 Claire Foster (A) def. Charlotte Craig (NC) 6-0, 6-1 Beki Lettick (A) def. Brittany Baker (NC) 6-3, 7-5. Doubles: Emily Brand and Sarah Lovejoy (NC) def. Jamie Thimineur […]

Monday’s Litchfield County roundup: No. 3 Thomaston baseball defeats Valley Regional

No. 3 Thomaston advanced to the next round of the Class S tournament after defeating No. 30 Valley Regional 9-2. The Golden Bears’ Brian Butkevicius picked up the win, striking out eight and allowing just two hits. Mike Millius recorded two triples and three RBI. Justin Taylor and Tyler Donofrio each had three hits. Valley […]

Class L track: Middletown, Mercy athletes qualify for Open

The Class L Track Championship meet in Middletown. (Peter Casolino-New Haven Register)

MIDDLETOWN >> Middletown High’s girls track and field team finished sixth, the boys team was 11th and Mercy was 13th in the Class L state championship meet held at Middletown’s Rosek-Skubel Stadium on Monday. “I was very pleased,” said Middletown girls coach Deb Petruzzello. “We had several qualify for the State Open [Monday at MHS] […]

Monday’s Middletown region sports roundup

Girls Tennis Shoreline Conference finals >> Valley Regional’s Jackie Stevens captured the 3-4 Shoreline Conference tournament singles title. Stevens defeated Westbrook’s Callie Burns in three sets, 6-1, 4-6, and 6-1. Westbrook’s Cassie Burns won the 1-2 singles championship. Burns topped Coginchaug’s Melanie Frank 6-2, 6-1 in the finals. Reilly Fitzgibbons (Haddam-Killingworth) and Meredith Aird (Old […]

Chip Malafronte: Championship a long time coming for Xavier’s Magner

Xavier coach Rich Magner during his team's SCC baseball championship win over Amity at Yale Field, May 30, 2014

WEST HAVEN >> Rich Magner isn’t necessarily one to dwell on the past. But earlier this week, the longtime Xavier baseball coach found himself reminiscing about the last time he was involved in a postgame celebration with his team. “We (beat) Branford,” Magner said. “And it was a good feeling.” If the details are foggy […]