GameTimeCT / Register Softball Top 10 Poll: Southington is No. 1

Torrington’s Sara Heath slides in safely after hitting a two-run home run in the bottom of the fourth.
Laurie Gaboardi — Register Citizen

Team                                            Points           Last         Class 1. Southington (5-0) (13)                 472             4               LL Last week: Defeated Rockville 5-0, Conard 13-0 and Bristol Eastern 1-0. Bottom line: The defending Class LL state champions might have a new coach (Davina Hernandez) and pitcher (Kendra […]

Softball Beat: Strong start for Sheehan, Flowers cleared

Entering this season, Sheehan had the same goals and expectations as it has throughout Jocelyn Chang’s tenure as head coach. “The expectations are always to qualify for the state tournament, and go one game at a time, one inning at a time,” Chang said. “We’ve been kind of living up to that.” That formula has […]

Softball: This week’s Diamond Gems

In the Diamond Gems feature, we will take a look back at some of last week’s top performances. We’ll also look ahead to the upcoming week. HIT PARADE • Stephanie Appelberg, Masuk: Senior hit game-winning two-run home run in the fifth inning in a 2-1 victory over Lauralton Hall. • Amber Bonewicz, West Haven: Senior […]

Softball: Vote for the state’s best team!

Unbeaten Southington (5-0) ascended to the top spot in the latest Register Top 10 softball poll. Preseason No. 1 Masuk (4-1) dropped to No. 4 after losing to Darien on April 12. But there are quite a few other teams that can make the claim as the state’s best team, including No. 2 Torrington (5-0), […]

Pooch’s Top 10 Softball Ballot

Here’s how I voted in the GameTimeCT/Register Top 10 Softball Poll after Week 2. The Top 10 poll will run in Monday’s print editions of the Register.  We’ll post it on-line here at as soon as its compiled.   1. Southington 2. Torrington 3.  Berlin 4. Maloney 5. East Lyme 6. St. Joseph 7. […]

Saturday’s New Haven County Softball Roundup: Watt saves Amity against East Haven

Shortstop Heather Watt made an over-the-shoulder catch with a runner on second and two outs in the top of the seventh inning for Amity , which beat East Haven 2-1 in a Southern Connecticut Conference interdivision game at Woodbridge. Teresa Marchitto went 3-for-3, including two doubles, and an RBI, Mary Kozan had a hit, run […]

Thomaston softball cruises past Lewis Mills

Thomaston's Abby Hurlbert slides into home during the Golden Bears' 14-0 victory against Lewis Mills on Saturday. Laurie Gaboardi - Register Citizen

THOMASTON >> Thomaston’s softball team blew Lewis Mills out of a tie for first place in the Berkshire League in a 14-0 shocker at Thomaston High School Saturday afternoon. “We weren’t ready to play today and they were,” said Spartan coach Dave Bohmer after the Golden Bears (3-1) piled 13 singles on top of six […]

CCC softball: No. 4 Southington squeaks by Bristol Eastern

BRISTOL >> One run is all Southington’s softball team needed, especially with the way Kendra Friedt was pitching. The Blue Knights scratched off one run in the sixth inning to beat the Lancers 1-0 Friday at Bristol Eastern High School. Friedt and Sarah Beliveau engaged in a classic pitchers duel, combining to strike out 17 batters. […]

Friday’s New Haven County softball roundup: Coginchaug victorious

COGINCHAUG 6, NORTH BRANFORD 3 (at North Branford) Coginchaug    000    033    0    —    6    6    2 North Branford    001    020    0    —    3    8    6 (P) Gabby Diaz (C) Natalie Labasie; (P) Julia Heackel (C) Sabrina Lemere. WP: Gabby Diaz (3-0). LP: Julia Haeckel (1-1). 3B: (COG) Helmaduch. RBI: Helmaduch (2), Puchalski, Labasie, Williams (COG); […]

Matzko tosses first no-hitter of season in Torrington softball win over Crosby

Torrington’s Sydney Matzko struck out 12 Crosby batters on the way to throwing her first no-hitter of the season in the Red Raiders’ 16-1 win over Crosby.
Laurie Gaboardi — Register Citizen

TORRINGTON >> Torrington High School All-State pitcher Sydney Matzko turned in her first no-hitter of the season against a feisty young Crosby team (0-5) Friday afternoon while Red Raider hitters continued to show improvement over last year. The combination produced a mercy-rule 16-1 Torrington win in five innings for the 5-0 defending NVL champions. Photos: […]

Thursday’s New Haven County Softball Roundup: Goodwin Tech, O’Brien Tech combine for 71 runs

Natalia Dudzinski had a triple, Priscilla Velez and Yarimar Gonzalez both had doubles for Goodwin Tech in a 39-32 Constitution State Conference victory over O’Brien Tech in Ansonia . Both teams combined for 71 runs on only 38 hits. According to the National Federation of State High School Associations, 71 is tied for the seventh […]

Thursday’s Litchfield County scoreboard

Baseball Gilbert 5, Nonnewaug 3 (at Gilbert) Nonnewaug 001 200 0 — 3 5 2 Gilbert 000 302 X — 5 5 1 Charlie Timme, Chris Pillis (2), Ryan Gunnoud (6), Bryan Frazier (6) and Dom Piscitelli; Cam Goulet, Ryan Sholtis (7), and Nate Marshall. WP: Cam Goulet (1-0). LP: Owen Kane (). SV: Ryan […]

CCC softball: Harris, Berlin blank Bristol Central

Ileish Burney (7IP, 9 H, 0 BB, 4 K, 6 R) of Bristol Central delivers a pitch Thursday afternoon at Sage Park in Berlin. The Redcoats beat the Rams, 6-0.
Derek Turner - GameTimeCT

BERLIN >> Makayla Harris took the ball Thursday afternoon and shut down the bats of Bristol Central. The All-State pitcher from a year ago struck out six and allowed just one base-runner to reach third as the Redcoats shut out the Rams, 6-0 at Sage Park. “That’s a great hitting team, to shut them out […]

Softball: Bry McIntosh lifts Cheshire over No. 3 Foran

Foran's Dani Kemp chases a passed ball during the 4th inning as Cheshire's Olivia Odermatt slides into second. Odermatt ended up scoring on the play.   (Peter Casolino-New Haven Register)

CHESHIRE >> Coming off its first loss of the season, Cheshire senior shortstop Bry McIntosh did all she could to prevent the losing streak from continuing. McIntosh led off the bottom of the first inning with a single, then stole second and scored after consecutive passed balls. McIntosh later hit a two-run home run to […]

Softball: Tony Calcagni steps down as Mercy coach

Tony Calcagni coaches one of his Mercy players at third base in a game played last season. (Catherine Avalone/The Middletown Press)

Tony Calcagni confirmed Wednesday that he resigned as softball coach at Mercy, citing the need to focus on family obligations. Calcagni took over for Jason Thody last season and led the Tigers to a 23-5 record, the SCC tournament championship and an appearance in the Class LL state championship game before losing to Southington 1-0. […]

Wednesday’s New Haven County Softball Roundup: Sheehan shuts out Wilbur Cross

SHEEHAN 7, WILBUR CROSS 0 >> Missy Pereira and Jordyn Molyneax combined to throw a one-hitter for the host Titans in this SCC interdivision win at Wallingford. Pereira struck out 10, while Molyneax struck out five and added two hits of her own for Sheehan (4-0). SHELTON 9, NORTH HAVEN  8 >> Winning pitcher Kaysee […]

Wednesday’s Litchfield County postponements

Baseball Gilbert at Housatonic, 4 p.m.  PPD to April 22 at 4 p.m. Thomaston at Lewis Mills, 3:45 p.m. PPD to TBA Wamogo at Litchfield, 3:45 p.m. PPD to April 22 at 3:45 p.m. Oxford at Nonnewaug, 3:45 p.m. PPD to Friday at 1 p.m. Terryville at Northwestern, 3:45 p.m. PPD to Friday at 2 […]

Softball: Platt Tech’s Brooke Pawlak among program’s best

(Peter Hvizdak - New Haven Register)
Platt Tech softball captain Brooke Pawlak.

MILFORD >> Despite being a member of the oft-overlooked Constitution State Conference, Platt Tech has been a juggernaut in softball, winning 16 tech school conference titles since 1992. During that span, the Panthers have produced several quality players, including pitchers Alyssa Morrell and Ashley Taylor and catcher Alyssa Donovan, who was a Register All-Area selection […]