Monday’s Litchfield County roundup: Meeker lifts Shepaug past Terryville baseball

Shepaug earned its second victory of the season, defeating Terryville 8-7 in eight innings. The Spartans’ Wes Meeker picked up the victory. Meeker also hit the two-run single in the seventh inning to the game then hit the game-winning single in the eighth to win the game for Shepaug. Meeker finished the game with three RBI’s. Terryville’s Ian Schmidt had two RBI’s. Terryville is 3-4, Shepaug is 2-4.


Thomaston 12, Litchfield 3 >> Thomaston earned its fifth victory of the season by defeating Litchfield at home. The Golden Bears starting pitcher Frank Romanelli picked up the victory and also drove in two runs from the plate. Matt Tehan had three doubles and three RBI’s. Thomaston’s Dan Lavassuer also had three RBI’s. The Cowboys’ Josh Gulimart and Nick Ganio each had an RBI in the loss. Thomaston is 5-0, Litchfield is 1-3.

Platt Tech 8, Wolcott Tech 7 >> Wolcott Tech let a late lead slip through its fingers Monday afternoon against Platt Tech. The Wildcats took a 7-4 lead into the bottom of the seventh inning but Platt scored four runs in the bottom of the frame to win the game. Wolcott Tech’s Jeff Negron picked up the loss. Platt Tech’s Jimmy Coury earned the victory. Platt Tech is 2-4, Wolcott Tech is 0-2.

Lewis Mills 12, Gilbert 8 >> Lewis Mills held off a late rally by Gilbert to earn its third victory of the season. The Spartans’ Jesse Kristy picked up the victory. Justin Gallicchio had a home run in the victory with two RBI’s. Max Waddington had two doubles. Gilbert’s Tim Smith and Roger Aiudi recorded two RBI’s each. Lewis Mills is 3-2, Gilbert is 1-2.

Derby 7, Torrington 6 (9) >> Derby took down Torrington in nine innings. Derby’s Tyler Bottino picked up the victory. Bottino also hit two home runs and drove in three runs. Torrington’s Jason Vinisko picked up the loss. Derby is 4-2, Torrington is 1-5.


Thomaston 20, Litchfield 0 (5) >> Thomaston cruises past Litchfield Monday afternoon. The Golden Bears pounded out 13 runs in the fourth inning. Morgan Sanson picked up the victory, pitching three innings and striking out six. Sanson also drove in two runs from the plate Sam Laone finished the last two innings, striking out two. Sam Brostek drove in three runs. Gabby Hurlbert recorded two RBI’s. Litchfield’s JJ Polityka pitched all five innings for the Cowgirls, striking out one.

Lewis Mills 10, Gilbert 0 >> Behind a strong first inning, Lewis Mills defeated Gilbert. The Spartans’ Amy Powers pitched a complete game striking out 10 in the win. Karlie Neuhausser went 3-for-3 with a home run and two runs scored. Jordan Perzan went 3-for-4 with three runs scored. Gina Daniele went 1-for-3 with a triple. Gilbert’s Alyssa Jamieson went 3-for-4 and Shelly DeLaPaz went 2-for-3. Lewis Mills is 5-1, Gilbert is 1-4.

Boys tennis

Nonnewaug 5, Thomaston 0 >> Nonnewaug remained undefeated Monday afternoon, handing Thomaston its first loss of the season. The Chiefs’ Aaron Pezzullo defeated the Golden Bears’ Jack Hartle 6-2, 6-0. Nonnewaug’s Baron Strasburger defeated Thomaston’s Rob Archibald 6-2, 6-3. The Chiefs doubles team of Jakob Field and Zach Matta defeated the Golden Bears’ Benny Parietario and Chris Lockhart 6-0, 6-3. Thomaston is 3-1, Nonnewaug is 3-0.

Gilbert 4, Litchfield 1 >> Gilbert earned its first victory of the season, defeating Litchfield Monday afternoon. The Yellowjackets’ Shae Coy defeated the Cowboys’ Jon Simonin 6-0, 6-1. Gilbert’s Austin Stoeke defeated Brandon Croci 6-3, 6-0. Litchfield’s Tristan Roveto defeated David Liu 6-4, 6-1. Gilbert is 1-3, Litchfield is 0-3.

Northwestern 3, Lewis Mills 2 >> Northwestern won a close match against Lewis Mills. The Highlanders’ Mike Carter defeated Jacob Honig 6-4, 2-6, 10-7. Northwestern’s doubles team of Christian Royer and Grant Schlerling defeated Mike Buonocore and Sam Flower 7-5, 6-1. Lewis Mills’ Holden Robinson defeated Jakrin Lanphouthacoul 6-2, 6-1.

Girls tennis

Litchfield 7, Gilbert 0 >> Litchfield defeated Gilbert on the road. The Cowgirls’ Sabrina Cofer defeated the Yellowjackets’ Bianca Pimental 8-0. Litchfield’s Lauren Tourellotte defeated Gilbert’s Caroline Yu, 8-0. The Cowgirls’ doubles team of Elena Kennedy and Margaret Hill defeated Gilbert’s Mia Wang and Chloe Chen 8-0.

Shepaug 7, Wamogo 0 >> Shepaug got past Wamogo Monday afternoon. The Spartans’ Caroline Kelly defeated Wamogo’s Riley Loomis 8-3. Shepaug’s Kate Klein defeated Enxhi Marika 8-3. The Spartans’ doubles team of Katie Tracy and Jacalyn Doerwald defeated Melissa Woodruff and Alex Esandrio, 8-8 (9-7).

Thomaston 6, Nonnewaug 1 >> Thomaston earned its fourth victory of the season, defeating Nonnewaug at home Monday afternoon. The Golden Bears’ Megan Fitzgerald defeated the Chiefs’ Jessica Patrick 8-0. Nonnewaug’s Reilly Ratcliffe defeated Thomaston MacKenzie Blair 8-5. Thomaston’s doubles team of Rhianon Mecca and Jessenia Gonzalez defeated Nonnewaug’s Emma Harter and Michela Forbes 8-0.

Lewis Mills 6, Northwestern 1 >> Lewis Mills defeated Northwestern Monday afternoon. The Spartans’ Kristen Angiletta defeated the Highlanders’ Jaiden Dropick 8-0. Lewis Mills’ Julia Laurino defeated Northwestern’s Marci Nelson 8-5. The Highlanders’ doubles team of Laurel Farr and Kelly Walsh defeated the Spartans’ Julia DiGiuseppe and Emily Burzynski 8-4.

Torrington 7, Wilby 0 >> Torrington cruised past Wilby at home. The Red Raiders’ Kiley Rosengrant defeated Catherine Gomez 8-0. Torrington’s Hailey Ross defeated Kiara Quinone 8-2. The Red Raiders’ doubles team of Paige Middleton and Taryn Canfield defeated Gizele Tito and Jen Ruiz 8-0. Torrington is 4-3, Wilby is 0-4.

Boys volleyball

Cheshire 3, Lewis Mills 0 >> Cheshire took down Lewis Mills in straight sets. The Rams won 25-11; 25-16; 25-15. Lewis Mills’ Spencer Mahoney had four kills. Ben Lewis had two kills and four blocks. Cheshire’s Ted Li had nine kills and four aces. Trent Hager had 17 assists. Cheshire is 5-0, Lewis Mills is 1-1.

Local scoreboard


Lewis Mills 12, Gilbert 8
(at Gilbert)
Lewis Mills 130 422 0 — 12 15 1
Gilbert 005 010 2 — 8 4 6
Sam Brooke, Jesse Kristy (3) James Principi (C); Ryan Sholtis, Pepe Napoleon (5) and Nate Marshall (C).
WP: Jesse Kristy (1-1). LP: Ryan Sholtis (0-2). 2B: (LM) Max Waddington 2, Grant McGregor, Justin Gallicchio; (Gil) Nate Marshall, Tim Smith. 3B: (LM) Greg Campbell. hr: Justin Gallicchio (LM). RBI: Principi, Gallicchio (6) (LM); Tim Smith (3), Roger Aiudi (2) (GIL);
Team records: Lewis Mills 3-2; Gilbert 1-2.

Thomaston 12, Litchfield 3
(at Thomaston)
Litchfield 200 100 0 — 3 6 3
Thomaston 023 430 X — 12 18 0
Litchfield: Evan Shortsleeve P; Thomaston: Frank Romanelli P.
WP: Frank Romanelli. LP: Evan Shortsleeve. 2B: (THOM) Mike Milius, Matt Tehan 3, Frank Romanelli. RBI: Gulimart, Ganio (LITCH); Frank Romanelli (2), Dan Lavassuer (3), Brian Sousa, Matt Tehan (3) (THOM);
Team records: Litchfield 1-3; Thomaston 5-0.

Shepaug Valley 8, Terryville 7
(at Shepaug Valley)
Terryville 012 002 11 — 7 10 3
Shepaug Valley 000 003 32 — 8 8 5
Mike Kotila, Jeff DuPaul (7) and Ian Schmidt; Ryan Lamay, Wes Meeker (8) and Sam Jones.
WP: Wes Meeker. LP: Jeff Dupaul. 2B: (TV) Ian Schmidt, Rich Moschini; (SPV) Ryan Lamay. RBI: Schmidt (2), Dupaul, Moschini (TV); Travis Fitch, Wes Meeker (3), John Swanson (2) (SPV);
Team records: Terryville 3-4; Shepaug Valley 2-4.

(at Derby)
Torrington 000 411 000 — 6 7 1
Derby 040 020 001 — 7 8 4
Josh Rubino, Shane Bierfeld (6), Jason Vinisko (9) and Ben Thompson; Mike Kreiger, Tyler Bottino (8) and Ben Slowik.
WP: Tyler Bottino (1-0). LP: Jason Vinisko (). hr: Tyler Bottino (2) (DE); RBI: Bottino (3) (DE);
Team records: Torrington 1-5; Derby 4-2.

(at Platt Tech)
Wolcott Tech 110 102 2 — 7 11 4
Platt Tech 001 030 4 — 8 7 3
Dylan Skrip, Jeff Negron (3) and Will Weingart; Jim Coury and Sean Clark.
WP: Jimmy Coury. LP: Jeff Negron.
Team records: Wolcott Tech 0-2; Platt Tech 2-4.


Lewis Mills 10, Gilbert 0
(at Lewis Mills)
Gilbert 000 000 0 — 0 5 1
Lewis Mills 403 120 X — 10 15 5
Gilbert: Jamie LaChance P, Rachel Aiudi C; Lewis Mills: Amy Powers P, Jordan Perzan C.
WP: Amy Powers. LP: Jaime LaChance. 3B: (LM) Gina Daniele. hr: Karlie Neuhausser (LM);
Team records: Gilbert 1-4; Lewis Mills 5-1.

Thomaston 20, Litchfield 0
(at Litchfield)
Thomaston 205 130 — 20 25 0
Litchfield 000 00 — 0 3 0
Thomaston: Morgan Sanson P (3), Sam Laone P (2); Litchfield: JJ Polityka P.
WP: Morgan Sanson. LP: JJ Polityka. RBI: Brostek (3), Hurlbert (2), Sanson (2) (THOM)

Boys tennis

Gilbert 4, Litchfield 1
(at Litchfield)
Singles: Shae Coy (G) def. Jon Simonin, 6-0, 6-1; Austin Stoeke (G) def. Brandon Croci, 6-3, 6-0; Tristan Roveto (L) def. David Liu, 6-4, 6-1. Doubles: Jake Battista/Tim Kurlick (G) def. Stephan Papandrea/Alec Doty, 6-4, 7-5. Gilbert wins second doubles match by forfeit.
Records: Gilbert 1-3, Litchfield 0-3.

Northwestern 3, Lewis Mills 2
(at Lewis Mills)
Singles: Holden Robinson (LM) def. Jakrin Lanphouthacoul, 6-2, 6-1; Bill Bentley (LM) def. Alec Royer, 6-1, 6-1; Mike Carter (NW) def. Jacob Honig, 6-4, 2-6, 10-7. Doubles: Winter Thorne/Kannelis/Jordan Scherling (NW) def. Jay Cizeski/Eric Jameson, 6-1, 6-2; Christian Royer/Grant Schlerling (NW) def. Mike Buonocore/Sam Flower, 7-5, 6-1.

Nonnewaug 5, Thomaston 0
(at Nonnewaug)
Singles: Aaron Pezzullo (N) def. Jack Hartle, 6-2, 6-0; Baron Strasburger (N) def. Rob Archibald, 6-2, 6-3; Sam Kaelin (N) def. Jon Yatco, 6-4, 6-3. Doubles: Jakob Field/Zach Matta (N) def. Benny Parietario/Chris Lockhart, 6-0, 6-3; Evin Tyler/Anson Morgan (N) def. Tom Santopietro/Mike Fitzgerald, 6-0, 6-0.\
Records: Thomaston 3-1, Nonnewaug 3-0.

Girls tennis

Litchfield 7, Gilbert 0
(at Gilbert)
Singles: Sabrina Cofer (L) def. Bianca Pimental, 8-0; Lauren Tourellotte (L) def. Caroline Yu, 8-0; Tiffany D’Andrea (L) def. Evey Peng, 8-0; Maeve Kavle (L) def. Victoria Song, 8-0. Doubles: Elena Kennedy/Margaret Hill (L) def. Mia Wang/Chloe Chen, 8-0; Claire Chapman/Maddie Chapman (L) def. Naomi Niu/Sara Qi, 8-0; Sophie MacDonald/Corinne Casali (L) def. Riley Brennan/Sally Meng, 8-0.

Thomaston 6, Nonnewaug 1
(at Thomaston)
Singles: Reilly Ratcliffe (N) def. MacKenzie Blair, 8-5; Megan Fitzgerald (T) def. Jessica Patrick, 8-0; Alessia Palladino (T) def. Sarah Nelson, 8-2; Thomaston wins fourth singles match by forfeit. Doubles: Rhianon Mecca/Jessenia Gonzalez (T) def. Emma Harter/Michela Forbes, 8-0; Allison Snow/Vanessa Thornberg (T) def. Greer Hanley/Grace Hanley, 8-0; Thomaston wins third doubles match by forfeit.
Records: Thomaston 4-0, Nonnewaug 1-2.

Shepaug 7, Wamogo 0
(at Wamogo)
Singles: Caroline Kelly (S) def. Riley Loomis, 8-3; Kate Klein (S) def. Enxhi Marika, 8-3; Hayley Pesce (S) def. Sam Simmons, 8-1; Molly Mercier (S) def. Amanda Fowler, 8-2. Doubles: Katie Tracy/Jacalyn Doerwald (S) def. Melissa Woodruff/Alex Esandrio, 8-8, (9-7); Maddie Gorra/Margarat Wolk (S) def. Alex Goodwin/Casey Frisbie, 8-1; Alden Cain/Emma Lovelace (S) def. Julie Morris/Hannah Lettau, 8-2.

Torrington 7 Wilby 0
at Torrington
Singles: Kiley Rosengrant (T) def, Catherine Gomez, 8-0. Hailey Ross (T) def. Kiara Quinone, 8-2. Olivia Roberge (T) def. Rolanda Puelo, 8-0. Emily Mazzerelli (T) def. Tiawa Thurman, 8-1 Doubles: Paige Middleton/Taryn Canfield (T) def. Gizele Tito/Jen Ruiz, 8-0. Julia Traub/Sarah Gardella (T) def. Noslen Nesran/Nicole Venturi, 8-1. Emily Buzzi/Christine Prinssen (T) def. Toznelli Torres/Ashley Vasquez, 8-2.
Records: Torrington 4-3 Wilby 0-4

Lewis Mills 6, Northwestern 1
Singles: Kristen Angiletta (LM) def. Jaiden Dropick, 8-0; Julia Laurino (LM) def. Marci Nelson, 8-5; Maddy Florina (LM) def. Annaliese Bertell, 8-4; Jenna Gabrielson (LM) def. Emily Lemieux, 8-5. Doubles: Heather Markert/Val Suchecki (LM) def. Sam Nelson/Amanda Holland, 9-8; Marnie Lariviere/Mandy Mohagel (LM) def. Libby Harwood/Megan Janco, 8-6. Laurel Farr/Kelly Walsh (NW) def. Julia DiGiuseppe/Emily Burzynski, 8-4.

Boys volleyball

Cheshire 3, Lewis Mills 0
(25-11; 25-16; 25-15)
(at Lewis Mills)
Highlights: LM—Spencer Mahoney 4 kills; Ben Lewis 2 kills, 4 blocks. C—Ted Li 9 kills, 4 aces; Trent Hager 17 assists; Colin Haensel 7 kills, 3 blocks.
Records: Cheshire 5-0, Lewis Mills 1-1.

Boys golf

Torrington 185 St. Paul 192
At Torrington Country Club
Torrington: Tyler Young 38 (medlaist), Nick LaMothe 55, Dallas Summa 44, Dave Kiesiel 48
St. Paul: Austin Sokol 47, Brendan Critchley 51, Keith Pompos 41, Nick Szyszkoski 52
Records: Torrington 1-1 St. Paul 0-1

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