Jack Carraturo tossed a gem Tuesday as a complete-game three-hitter let the Bethel baseball team to a 2-1 win over Brookfield. He struck out nine batters as the playoff-bound Wildcats improved to 14-5 with one regular season game remaining.
BETHEL 2, BROOKFIELD 1
BETHEL 000 110 0 – 2 4 2
BROOKFIELD 001 000 0 – 1 3 2
Batteries: Be—Jack Carraturo and Pete Baia; Br—Bill Oldham and Jack Culhane. Highlights: Be—Carraturo threw a complete game-three hitter with nine strikeouts. Kyle Platt and Carraturo drove in runs. Cole Strang doubled. Records: Bethel 14-5.
The Danbury boys and girls outdoor track teams wrapped up undefeated regular seasons Tuesday as both teams defeated Ridgefield. The boys earned a 75-71 win by prevailing in the final contest, the 4×400 relay, while the girls won 98-47.
The Hatters boys won all three relays to prevail while Devean Smith (24.53) won the 200. Eric Civitella won the 3,200 (10:49.11) for Danbury while Johanse Martinez won the 110 hurdles. Xavier Bryan won the triple jump (39-02.25) and was the lone high jump competitor.
Ridgefield senior Liam Byrne won three events in the meet, taking the discus (128-00), shot put (40-03.00) and javelin (136-01).
On the girls side Alanna Smith won thee events as well: She ran a 58.21 to win the 400 and won the 100 in 12.61 while taking the 200 in 26.07. Emily Souza took the long jump (15-04.50) while Hennesy Ricoo won the triple jump (33-02.00). Maria DeSouza was tops in the high jump and the pole vault (8-00) while Tianna Rogers threw the javelin 66-09. Celia-Anna Chikeie won the shot put (32-10) while Alexis Chikezie won the discus (90-07).
Hatters freshman Stephanie Quieroz won the 3,200.
New Fairfield turned in several top performances at the Law freshman-sophomore invite over the weekend. Samantha Pomeroy won the hurdles in a time of 16.73, close to three seconds ahead of second.
Patrick Gibbons continued his successful freshman season with a 4:43 in the 1,600. Ashley Hubert set a state qualifying time of 12:48 for 3,200 and a runner-up position.
BROOKFIELD 15, BETHEL 3 (5 INNINGS)
BETHEL 000 03X X – 3 3 2
BROOKFIELD 623 4XX X – 15 19
Batteries: Br—Emma Sands and Emily Parchinski. Highlights: Be—Christine DaSilva doubled. Lena Defeo drove in a run. Br–Parchinski went 4-for-4 with a home run and double. Avery Katz had three hits. Jackie Santiago and Kailee Synder had two hits.
ABBOTT TECH 4, PLATT TECH 3
Singles: Juliana Pinto (PT) def. Jesslyn Rodriguez 8-2; Karen Pelaez (AT) def. Chrystal Jacome 8-0; Clara Garcia (AT) def. Kim Chiroy 8-2; Te’ Ajai Hall (PT) def. Kiana Marengo 8-1; Chorhze Corriete (PT) def. Gloria Villagrana 8-4. Doubles: Ebelin Lalvay/Jennifer Villa (AT) def. Taelon Rose/Jessica Goodwin 8-2; Ja’Naiyah Albarran/Julissa Serrano (AT) def. Briana Aguilan/Gabby Williamson 8-3. Records: Abbott Tech 9-4, Platt Tech 4-11.