THOMASTON >> League-leading Thomaston made it through another close Berkshire League softball game in a come-from-behind win that’s become a late season trademark for the Golden Bears.
This time, they did it in a 5-4 win over fourth-place Northwestern Monday afternoon at Thomaston High School.
Thomaston jumped to a 2-0 lead in the second inning.
Then the Highlanders had a four-run outburst in the top of the fifth behind Sarah Hale (2-for-3) and Marisa Swartley (2 RBI).
The Bears came through with their winning runs in the bottom of the seventh on a game-winning RBI single by Katie Everett (2-for-4, 2 RBI).
Morgan Sanson struck out 6 on the mound, then delivered an RBI double at bat. Nicole Schaefer was 2-for-3 with 2 RBI. Sam Leone was 2-for-3 with an RBI.
Thomaston is 12-2, 12-1 BL; Northwestern is 9-3 BL.
Gilbert 23, Housatonic 13 >> In a slugfest in Winsted, the Mountaineers struck first with nine runs in the first inning behind Cameron Foley (3 hits, 3 RBI) and Madelynn Olownia (3 hits, 3 RBI).
The Yellowjackets came back, led by Shelby Gumpper (3 hits, 3 RBI), Alexis Johnson (2 hits, 4 RBI) and Liz Wexler (double, triple, 2 RBI, 3 runs).
Gilbert is 3-9; Housy is 0-12.
Wolcott Tech 22, Bassick 2 >> The Wildcats scored 12 runs in the first inning, then coasted through a mercy-rule four more innings at Wolcott Tech. Jenna Lemanquais had two hits, a double, 5 RBI and a run; Morgan Rubino, 3 hits, 2 RBI, 4 runs; Katelyn Benedict, 2 RBI, 2 runs; Mary Dinice, 2 RBI, run.
Wolcott Tech is 10-5; Bassick is 0-12.
Shepaug 8, Litchfield 1 >> The Spartans (7-6) put up four runs in the first inning, then cruised to the win at home. Olivia Moore (2 doubles, 2 RBI, 2 runs); Hannah Lasky (2 hits, RBI); Giana Johnson (doiuble, 2 RBI); Maribeth Seeger (2 hits) led the attack.
Pitcher Olivia Moore held the Cowgirls to three hits.
Wamogo 6, Lewis Mills 3 >> Cyrena Zemaitis struck out 13 Spartans on the mound, then hit a pair of doubles at bat to lead the Warriors at Lewis Mills High School. Caitlyn Maliszewski added a double, triple and 3 runs.
Sacred Heart 6, Torrington 1 >> Torrington’s Bayleigh Dimauro won at first singles.
The Hearts took the rest: Madison LaFerriere, Colleen Flanagan and Nellie Drewry in singles; Aimer Duprey/Ireland Gilmore; Brianna Montambault/Heather Brown; and Alexa Galino/Jessica Spillane in doubles.
Torrington is 4-6; Sacred Heart is 12-2.
Shepaug 7, Northwestern 0 >> Caroline Kelly, Haley Pesce, Emma Kassis and Kate Klein won the singles at Shepaug High School. Maddie Gorra/Jackie Doerwald; Abby Gorra/Nadia Racz; and Margaret Wolk/Alyssa Cicio won doubles.
The Spartans are 10-1; Northwestern is 3-8.
Litchfield 7, Housatonic 0 >> The 10-0 Cowgirls kept the string going with singles wins by Lexi Honigmann, Tiffany D’Andrea, Sophie MacDonald and Caroline Donoavan in singles; Elena Kennedy/Margaret Hill, Claire Chapman/Corinne Casali; and Aaliyah Vescera/Maggie Brady in doubles.
Housatonic is 5-6.
Wamogo 7, Thomaston 0 >> Julie Morris, Hanna Lettau, Casey Frisbie and Amy Couture won at singles. Amanda Fowler/Rachel Piontkewicz; Madeline Williams/Jackie Weik; and Chloe Arnold/Katelyn Fenn won the doubles matches.
Wamogo is 4-6; Thomaston is 0-10.
Housatonic 4, Litchfield 1 >> Johnathan Miller and Pat Considien won first and third singles matches for undefeated Housatonic (10-0).
Jan Ritzenhoff took No. 2 singles for the Cowboys.
Mountaineers Max Vadakin/Mo Elserafy and Justin Gomez/Moustafa Sakr took care of the doubles matches.
Litchfield is 7-3.
Torrington 7, Sacred Heart 0 >> The Red Raiders improved to 10-1 with a home sweep by Scott Dixon, Alain Malcolm, Billy Weber, Kevin Dison, Ryan Nader and Will Elmendorf in singles; Kevin Dixon/Naseem Thompson; Luke Wassik/Richard Zheng; and Kyle White/Richi Patail in doubles.
The Hearts are 6-6.
Nonnewaug 5, Gilbert 0 >> The Chiefs stayed perfect (9-0) win singles wins by Dylan Kachur, Andrew Ray and Jacob Matta and doubles wins from David Gow/Aneesh Mistry and Garrett Lawlor/Max Lovig.
Gilbert is 2-8.
Wamogo 4, Thomaston 1 >> Wamogo got singles wins from Kevin Fenn, Mike McCarthy and Ben Frisbie. Josh Gallo/Jake Grasso won first doubles for Thomaston (1-9). Brendon Masaku/Dan DiMaria won second doubles for Wamogo (3-7).
Torrington 186, Naugatuck 229 >> Tylar Young led the Red Raiders with a 44 at Torrington Country Club, followed by Carson Sparks (46), Adam LaMothe (47) and Aiden Matiello (49).
The Raiders are 3-1; Naugatuck is 3-6.
Litchfield 169, Gilbert 206, Terryville 219 >> Litchfield’s Donny Protzmann led all golfers with a 41 at Greenwoods Country Club. Cowboys Nathan Leigh and Chandler Boucher had 42s; Tom Simoncelli shot 44; Chris Parsons, 48.
Conor Bailey (42) and Andrew Christensen (49) led Gilbert.
Mike Hills (43) was low man for the Kangaroos.
Nonnewaug 178, Northwestern 196, Housatonic 227 >> Nonnewaug’s Anthony Eanniello had a 41 at Norfolk Cuntry Club. Jey Herman and Jason Procelli followed with 42 and 45.
Connor Campbell (42) and Tucker Kreh (45) were low for the Highlanders.
Zach Olney’s 47 led the Mountaineers.
Nonnewaug is 7-3, Berkshire League; Northwestern, 6-7 overall, 5-6 BL; Housatonic, 3-9 BL.
Housatonic 2, Gilbert 1 >> Housatonic’s Jacob Sphur (7 strikeouts) and Gilbert’s Ryan Sholtis (12 strikeouts, 2 hits) battled for six innings at Housatonic High School. Mountaineer Finn Bamberry came through with the go-ahead RBI in the bottom of the sixth. Scott Dignacco (2 strikeouts) closed out the Yellowjackets in the top of the seventh.
Lewis Mills 13, Wamogo 8 >> It was a hitters’ day at Wamogo. The Spartans led 5-4 after two innings, then outpaced the Warriors the rest of the way.
Mills’ Jared Czarnecki (3 hits, 4 RBI) started it with a three-run homer in the first inning. Andrew Maden (3 hits, 2 doubles) and Lucas Lanning (2 doubles) added to Spartan barrage.
Wamogo’s Jake Rosko (2 hits, double, 2 RBI); Matt Rollins (2 hits, double); Jordan Bergs (home run); and Nick Michanczyk (2 hits) came close to keeping up.
Mills is now 6-7; Wamogo is 8-5.
Wolcott Tech 9, Bassick 0 >> Clay Langer (6 strikeouts) gave up just three hits in six innings and had 2 hits, 3 runs at bat. Riley Shreders and Paul Cisowski added 2 hits apiece for the Wildcats (9-6).
Thomaston 13, Northwestern 6 >> The Golden Bears continued their 8-game run with a huge win at Northwestern, handing the Highlanders just their second league loss.
Justin Taylor struck out 7 for the Bears, going 4-for-5 with a double and 4 runs scored at bat. Jared Kahn was 3-for-5, 4 RBI, 2 runs; Jake George, 3 hits, 3 RBI, run; Matt Tehan, 2 hits, RBI, 2 runs.
Bryce Ramsey (3 hits, triple, double, 2 RBI, 2 runs) and Jayson Reola (2-for-4, double, run) led the Highlanders.
Shepaug 12, Litchfield 0 >> Shepaug’s Ryan LaMay had 8 strikeouts in five innings at Litchfield High School, going 3-for-5 at bat, with 2 doubles. Austin Dutcher had a grand slam home run and a double in his two hits.
Ryan O’Bernier had three of Litchfield’s four hits, with a double.
Northwestern Throwers Invitational >> Northwestern’s Alex Robatham (javelin); Morgan Daley (shot put); and Morgan Daley (discus) swept the girls’ events Saturday at Northwestern High School.
Gilbert’s Kyle Root broke in for a discus win in the boys events. Northwestern’s Will Tellier (javelin) and Liam Maltby (shot put) won the other two events.
Root was first in the exhibition hammer throw.