Wednesday’s Litchfield County roundup: Torrington softball wins big over Kennedy

Torrington improved to 7-0 for the season with a victory against Kennedy on the road. Red Raiders star pitcher Sydney Matzko pitched a one-hit complete game striking out 15. Alexis Tyrell went 2-for-4 with a triple, three runs scored and five RBI’s. Brittany Anderson went 2-for-5 with a two-run home run. Both Nikki Jamieson and Sam Pelow went 4-for-5 in the win. Kennedy’s Alexis Makubika-Tison hit a double. Torrington is 7-0, Kennedy is 3-4.

Softball

Thomaston 17, Shepaug 2 >> Thomaston cruised to victory against Shepaug. The Golden Bears’ Morgan Sanson picked up the victory, striking out six. Sanson also went 3-for-3 from the plate with two RBI’s. Gabby Hurlbert went 3-for-3 with an RBI. Shepaug’s Kelsey Johnson earned the loss. Annie Rosa went 2-for-2 with two singles. Kailee Munson and Giana Johnson each went 1-for-2 with a single.

Wamogo 20, Terryville 5 >> Wamogo rallied late to defeat Terryville. The Warriors were down 5-1 before pouring out nine runs in the third inning and 10 runs in the fourth. Wamogo’s Cyrena Zemaitis went 3-for-3 with two home tuns, a triple, four runs scored and four RBI’s. Malia Rebot went 4-for-4 with a double, two triples and four RBI’s. Terryville’s Krista King went 1-for-3 with a home run and three RBI’s.

Lewis Mills 18, Housatonic 3 >> Behind a big third inning, Lewis Mills took down Housatonic. The Spartans scored 13 runs in the third inning. Lewis Mills’ Karlie Neuhausser and Paige Reid both hit home runs in the victory. Amy Powers picked up the victory, striking out four. Taylor Driscoll went 3-for-4. Housatonic’s Savannah Martin picked up the loss, striking out three. Chloe Dakers, Amber Ovitt and Nicole Robarge each went 1-for-3. Lewis Mills is 6-1, Housatonic is 2-2.

Northwestern 20, Gilbert 3 >> Northwestern scored seven runs in each of the first two innings and went on to defeat Gilbert. The Highlanders’ Alyssa Castellani picked up the victory. Kelsi Hodgkin and Liz Newkirk each doubled in the win. Gilbert’s Alyssa Jaimeson hit a home run, a triple and drove in three runs.

Baseball

Thomaston 4, Shepaug 1 >> Behind strong pitching from Thomaston’s Blaise Russo, the Golden Bears edged Shepaug on the road. Russo pitched a complete game, allowing just one run. Shepaug’s Wes Meeker pitched a complete game allowing four runs on nine hits, strking out four. Thomaston’s Mike Milius went 2-for-4 with a double, stolen base and a run scored. The Spartans’ Sam Krebs went 1-for-3, driving in Shepaug’s lone run.

Northwestern 4, Gilbert 1 >> Northwestern edged Gilbert at home Wednesday afternoon. The Highlanders’ starting pitcher Bryce Ramsay picked up the victory, striking out 14 and allowing just two hits. Ramsay also drove in a run on a double. Northwestern’s Tony Pucino and John King each doubled in the win. Gilbert’s Nate Marshall picked up the loss. Northwestern is 5-1, Gilbert is 1-4.

Terryville 13, Wamogo 2 >> Terryville’s Taylor Donofrio leads Kangaroos past Wamogo. Donofrio, who picked up the complete game victory striking out 10 also hit a triple and drove in two. Jake Wright went 2-for-4 with a double, triple, two RBI’s and two runs scored. Wamogo’s Tristan Pepin triple and recorded an RBI.

Lewis Mills 9, Housatonic 6 >> Lewis Mills earned its fourth victory of the season, edging Housatonic on the road. The Spartans’ Jack Nepomuceno picked up his first victory of the season. Sam Brooke drove in three runs. The Mountaineers’ Willy Yahn had two RBI’s. Lewis Mills is 4-3, Housatonic is 3-3.

Boys tennis

Thomaston 3, Wamogo 2 >> Thomaston edged Wamogo on the road Wednesday afternoon. The Golden Bears’ Jack Hartle defeated Zach Shemms 6-3, 6-6, 8-6. Wamogo’s Justin Matthews defeated Jon Yatco 6-1, 6-6, 7-4. Thomaston’s doubles team of Benny Parietario and Chis Lockhart defeated Matt Sunderland and Kevin Fenn 3-6, 6-2, 10-6. Thomaston is 4-1, Wamogo is 0-3.

Northwestern 5, Shepaug 0 >> Northwestern evened its record with a convincing victory against Shepaug. The Highlanders’ Jakrin Lanphouthacoul defeated Jared Plourde, 6-1, 6-3. Northwestern’s doubles team of Winter Thorne-Kaunelis and Jordan Scherling defeated Josh Jordan and Fred Pitcher 6-1, 6-2. Northwestern is 2-2, Shepaug is 3-2.

Torrington 6, Kennedy 3 >> Torrington earned its fourth victory of the season, defeating Kennedy at home. The Red Raiders’ Zach Paniati defeated Sergei Ivani 8-2. Ethan Barbieri defeated Stephon Barbiere 8-0. Kennedy’s Claudio Luarasi defeated Seth Gesmondi 9-7. Torrington’s doubles team of Gesmondi and Paniati defeated Luarasi and Tyler Wrenn 8-3. Torrington is 4-2, Kennedy is 1-4.

Girls tennis

Litchfield 7, Housatonic 0 >> Litchfield earned its third victory, defeating Housatonic at home. The Cowgirls’ Sabrina Cofer defeated Laura Craft 8-1. Litchfield’s Lauren Tourtellotte defeated Jenna Vanicky 8-0 while the doubles team of Elena Kennedy and Margaret Hill defeated Housatonic’s Hope Morse and Marina Matsudaira 8-3. Litchfield is 3-1, Housatonic 1-2.

Nonnewaug 4, Gilbert 2 >> Behind strong singles play, Nonnewaug defeated Gilbert. The Chiefs’ Jessica Patrick defeated Bianca Pimentel 8-1. Gilbert’s doubles team of Naomi Niu and Sara Qi defeated Grace Hanley and Sofia Eschmann 8-3.

Thomaston 7, Wamogo 0 >> Thomaston earned its fifth victory to remain undefeated in a matchup against Wamogo. The Golden Bears’ MacKenzie Blair defeated Riley Loomis 8-0. Thomaston’s doubles team of Rhianon Mecca and Jessenia Gonzalez defeated Melissa Woodruff and Alex Esandrio 8-0. Thomaston is 5-0, Wamogo is 0-4.

Northwestern 4, Shepaug 3 >> Northwestern edged Shepaug on the road. The Highlanders’ Marci Nelson defeated Haley Pesce 8-6. Northwestern’s doubles team of Taryn Russ and Sam Nelson defeated Jacalyn Doerwald and Maddie Gorra 8-2. Shepaug’s Caroline Kelly defeated Jaiden Dropick 8-1. Shepaug is 1-3, Northwestern is 4-1.

Boys lacrosse

Watertown 13, Housatonic 6 >> Watertown picked up its first victory of the season over Housatonic on Wednesday. The Indians’ Jeffrey Dwyer led Watertown with four goals. Branden Heap and Wes Thompson each scored three goals in the victory. Housatonic’s Nate Burcroff scored two goals. Ethan Mehlin made five saves for Watertown while Erin Bushey and Keith Harvey combined to make nine saved. Watertown is 1-3, Housatonic is 0-1.

Scoreboard

Baseball
Northwestern 4, Gilbert 1
(at Northwestern)
Gilbert 100 000 0 — 1 2 2
Northwestern 012 010 X — 4 7 2
WP: Bryce Ramsay. LP: Nate Marshall. 2B: (NW) Bryce Ramsay. RBI: Bryce Ramsay (NW).
Team records: Gilbert 1-4; Northwestern 5-1.

Thomaston 4, Shepaug Valley 1
(at Shepaug Valley)
Thomaston 101 100 1 — 4 9 1
Shepaug Valley 000 010 0 — 1 4 4
WP: Blaise Russo. LP: Wes Meeker. 2B: (THOM) Mike Milius, Anthony Moura; Blaise Russo; Brian Sousa. RBI: Tehan, Russo, Donofrio, Tehan (THOM); Sam Krebs (SPV);

Terryville 13, Wamogo 2
(at Terryville)
Wamogo 020 000 0 — 2 2 4
Terryville 011 605 X — 13 12 4
Wamogo: Jordan Bergs (P), Landon Bellmay (7), Steve Kopcho (C); Terryville: Taylor Donofrio (P), Ian Schmidt (C).
WP: Taylor Donofrio. LP: Jordan Bergs. 2B: (TV) Doug Thorne, Jake Wright. 3B: (WAM) Tristan Pepin; (TV) Jake Wright, Taylor Donofrio. RBI: Pepin, Bellmay (WAM); Taylor Donofrio (2), Jake Wright (2) (TV).

Lewis Mills 9, Housatonic 6
(at Housatonic)
Lewis Mills 230 301 0 — 9 8 2
Housatonic 110 022 0 — 6 10 4
Nepomuceno, Principi; Larsen, Yahn.
WP: Jack Nepomuceno (1-0). LP: Zac Larsen (). 2B: (LM) Wadington, Brooke, Gallicchio(2); (HOU) Yahn(2), Dean. 3B: (HOU) Yahn. RBI: Wadington, Gallicchio, Brooke (3), Principi, Campbell (LM); Willy Yahn (2), Haan (HOU);
Team records: Lewis Mills 4-3; Housatonic 3-3.

Softball

Northwestern 20, Gilbert 3
(at Gilbert)
Northwestern 775 01 — 20 10 0
Gilbert 102 00 — 3 8 9
Northwestern: Castellani (P), Yabrosky; Gilbert: Jameison (P), LaChance(4), Aiudi R (C).
WP: Alyssa Castellani. LP: Alyssa Jaimeson. 2B: (NW) Hodgkin, Newkirk. 3B: (Gil) Jaimeson. HR: Alyssa Jaimeson (GIL); RBI: Jaimeson (3) (GIL).

Lewis Mills 18, Housatonic 3
(at Lewis Mills)
Housatonic 111 00 — 3 2 4
Lewis Mills 2013 12 — 18 14 3
Housatonic: Savannah Marin (P), Nicole Robarge (C); Amy Powers (P), Paige Reid (P), Emma Kryzanski (C).
WP: Amy Powers (). LP: Savannah Martin (). 2B: (LM) Julia Arel. hr: Karlie Neuhausser, Paige Reid (LM);
Team records: Housatonic 2-2; Lewis Mills 6-1.

Thomaston 17, Shepaug Valley 2
(at Thomaston)
Shepaug Valley 101 00 — 2 5 4
Thomaston 005 93 — 17 13 0
Shepaug: Kelsey Johnson (P), Summer Mercier (C); Thomaston: Morgan Sanson (P), Nicole Schaefer (C).
WP: Morgan Sanson. LP: Kelsey Johnson. 2B: (THOM) Abby Hurlbert. RBI: Gabby Hurlbert, Morgan Sanson (2) (THOM).

Wamogo 20, Terryville 5
(at Wamogo)
Terryville 014 00 — 5 8 0
Wamogo 019 10X — 20 18 1
Terryville: Ashley Suarez (P), Jenn Luba (C).; Wamogo: Cyrena Zemaitis (P), Malia Rebot (P, 3), Sydney Bado (C).
WP: Malia Rebot. LP: Ashley Suarez. 2B: (TV) Jade Christensen, Mariah Squires. 3B: (TV) Cyrena Zemaitis, Malia Rebot (2). hr: Krista King (TV); Cyrena Zemaitis (2) (WAM); RBI: King (3) (TV); Zemaitis (4), Malia Rebot (4), Jade Christensen (2), Mariah Squires (2) (WAM).

Torrington 16, Kennedy 0
(at Kennedy)
Torrington 123 300 7 — 16 17 1
Kennedy 000 000 0 — 0 1 3
WP: Sydney Matzko. LP: Kimberly Woodin. 2B: (TO) Nikki Jamieson; (KDY) Alexis Makubika-Tison. 3B: (TO) Alexis Tyrell. hr: Brittany Anderson (TO)RBI: Tyrell (5), Anderson (2), Jamieson, Pelow, Heath (TO)
Team records: Torrington 7-0; Kennedy 3-4.

Boys tennis

Northwestern 5, Shepaug 0
(at Northwestern)
Singles: Jakrin Lanphouthacoul (NW) def. Jared Plourde, 6-1, 6-3; Alec Royer (NW) def. Anthony Amato, 6-2, 6-0; Michael Carter (NW) def. Ryan Bollard, 6-3, 6-1. Doubles: Winter Thorne-Kaunelis/Jordan Scherling (NW) def. Josh Jordan/Fred Pitcher, 6-1, 6-2; Christian Royer/Grant Scherling (NW) def. Ray Cook/Andy Grenier, 6-2, 6-3.
Records: Northwestern 2-2, Shepaug 3-2.

Thomaston 3, Wamogo 2
(at Wamogo)
Singles: Jack Hartle (T) def. Zach Shemms, 6-3, 6-6, 8-6; Rob Archibald (T) def. Eric Orhani, 6-0, 6-0; Justin Matthews (W) def. Jon Yatco, 6-1, 6-6, 7-4. Doubles: Benny Parietario/Chis Lockhart (T) def. Matt Sunderland/Kevin Fenn, 3-6, 6-2, 10-6; Matt Kusaila/Dillon Pepin (W) def. DJ Smith/Mike Fitzgerald, 6-0, 6-1.
Records: Thomaston 4-1, Wamogo 0-3.

Torrington 6, Kennedy 3
(at Torrington)
Singles: Claudio Luarasi (K) def. Seth Gesmondi (T), 9-7; Zach Paniati (T) def. Sergei Ivani (K), 8-2; Ethan Barbieri (T) def. Stephon Barbiere (K), 8-0; Nick Mancini (T) def. Tyler Wrenn (K), 8-4; Collin Genovese (T) def. Oscar Montes (K), 8-1; Rilind Racaj (K) def. Alain Fleetwood (T), 9-7.
Doubles: Gesmondi/Paniati (T) def. Luarasi/Wrenn (K), 8-3; Barbieri/Mancini (T) def. Barbiere/Racaj (K), 8-4; Montes/Kristi Zizi (K) def. Genovese/Griffin Pelkey (T), 8-2.
Records: Kennedy 1-4; Torrington 4-2.

Girls tennis

Nonnewaug 4, Gilbert 2
(at Gilbert)
Singles: Jessica Patrick (N) def. Bianca Pimentel 8-1; Sarah Nelson (N) def. Sally Meng 8-0; Emma Harter (N) def. Gilbert 8-0 (Forfeit). Doubles: Michaela Forbes/Greer Hanley (N) def. Mia Wang/Chloe Chen 8-6; Naomi Niu/Sara Qi (G) def. Grace Hanley/Sofia Eschmann 8-3; Riley Brennan/Doris Yang (G) def. Rebecca Miller/Natalie DiMichele 9-7.

Litchfield 7, Housatonic 0
(at Litchfield)
Singles: Sabrina Cofer (L) def. Laura Craft, 8-1; Lauren Tourtellotte (L) def. Jenna Vanicky, 8-0; Tiffany D’Andrea (L) def. Maia Stickles, 8-0; Maeve Kavle (L) def. Megan Ackerman, 8-0. Doubles: Elena Kennedy/Margaret Hill (L) def. Hope Morse/Marina Matsudaira, 8-3; Claire Chapman/Maddie Chapman (L) def. Lauren Grayson/Taylor Hurley, 8-1; Sophie MacDonald/Corinne Casali (L) def. Sophie Mortman/Rebecca Grossman, 8-3.
Records: Litchfield 3-1; Housatonic 1-2.

Northwestern 4, Shepaug 3
(at Shepaug)
Singles: Caroline Kelly (S) def. Jaiden Dropick, 8-1; Kate Klein (S) def. Annaliese Bertell, 8-1; Marci Nelson (NW) def. Haley Pesce, 8-6; Molly Mercier (S) def. Emily Lemieux, 8-0. Doubles: Taryn Russ/Sam Nelson (NW) def. Jacalyn Doerwald/Maddie Gorra, 8-2; Libby Harwood/Megan Janco (NW) def. Katie Tracy/Alden Cain, 8-4; Kelly Walsh/Laural Farr (NW) def. Jemma Roche/Emma Lovelace, 8-0.
Records: Shepaug 1-3, Northwestern 4-1.

Thomaston 7, Wamogo 0
(at Thomaston)
Singles: MacKenzie Blair (T) def. Riley Loomis, 8-0; Megan Fitzgerald (T) def. Enxhi Marika, 8-0; Alessia Palladino (T) def. Sam Simmons, 8-1; Kaleigh Scarfo (T) def. Jenn Stepney, 8-0. Doubles: Rhianon Mecca/Jessenia Gonzalez (T) def. Melissa Woodruff/Alex Esandrio, 8-0; Allison Snow/Vanessa Thornberg (T) def. Alex Goodwin/Sam Dutka, 8-0; Megan Fainer/Danielle Brasche (T) def. Julie Morris/Hannah Lettau, 8-1.
Records: Thomaston 5-0, Wamogo 0-4.

Boys lacrosse

Watertown 13, Housatonic 6
(at Housatonic)
Watertown 4 4 5 0—13
Housatonic 1 2 0 3—6
Goals: W—Branden Heap 3, Jon Spagnoletti, Wes Thompson 3, Jeffrey Dwyer 4, Riley Barnick, Jack St. Hilaire 2, Matt Bovat, Austin Esson. H—Jeremy Stiewing, Nate Burcroff 2, Jason Diamond, Tyler Sebben, Tyler Pilch. Assists: W—Heap. H—Stiewing. Saves: W—Ethan Mehlin 5. H—Keith Harvey 4, Erin Bushey 5. Shots: W—23. H—26.
Records: Watertown 1-3, Housatonic 0-1.

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