After three rounds of play in the Berkshire League Championships, Sabrina Cofer (Litchfield), Caroline Kelly (Shepaug), Reilly Ratcliffe (Nonnewaug) and MacKenzie Blair (Thomaston) are the four remaining players, with a chance to win the Berkshire League title. Cofer defeated Riley Loomis (Wamogo) in the semifinals, 8-0, Kelly defeated Megan Fitzgerald (Thomaston), 8-4, Ratcliffe beat Lauren Tourtelotte (Litchfield) and Blair took down Marci Nelson (Northwestern). The final four will play on Tuesday at Wamogo high school, along with the doubles, which start at 11 a.m.
Thomaston 7 Terryville 1 >> Brian Butkevicius pitched a complete game allowing one run on six hits with five strikeouts. Matt Tehan, Justin Taylor and senior Jake Tehan led the way for Thomaston each going 2-for-3 with doubles and each collecting RBI. Taylor Donofrio also pitched a complete game, striking out three batters. Jacob Wright brought in the only run for Terryville on an RBI double in the seventh.
First Round of Berkshire League Championships
Jenna Gabrielson (LM) def. Annaliese Bertell (NWR) 8-2; Sarah Nelson (Nonn) def. Victoria Song (Gil) 8-0; Alessia Palladino (Th) def. Emma Harter (Nonn) 8-5; Haley Pesce (Shep) def. Tiffany D’Andrea (Lit) 8-4; Sam Simmons (Wam) def. Emily Lemieux (NWR) 8-4; Kaleigh Scarfo (Th) def. Caroline Yu (Gil) 8-1; Maddy Florian (LM) def. Enxhi Marika (Wam) 8-2; Maeve Kavle (Lit) def. Molly Mercier (Shep) 8-4; Marci Nelson (NWR) def. Evey Peng (Gil) 8-0.
Jenna Gabrielson (LM) def. Jenna Vanicky (Hous) 8-4; Sarah Nelson (N) def. Kate Klein (Shep) by default; Alessia Palladino (Th) def. Bianca Pimental (G) 8-1; Haley Pesce (Shep) def. Jaiden Dropick (NWR) 8-6; Sam Simmons (W) def. Kaleigh Scarfo (Th) 8-5; Marci Nelson (NWR) def. Laura Craft (Hous) 8-6.
Round of 16
#1 Sabrina Cofer (Lit) def. Jenna Gabrielson (LM) 8-4; #8 Riley Loomis (W) def. Sarah Nelson (Nonn) 8-0; #4 Caroline Kelly (Shep) def. Alessia Palladino (Th) 8-1; #5 Megan Fitzgerald (Th) def. Haley Pesce (Shep) 8-0; #2 Reilly Ratcliffe (Nonn) def. Sam Simmons (W) 8-5; #7 Lauren Tourtelotte (Lit) def. Maddie Florian (LM) 8-2; #3 MacKenzie Blair (Th) def. Maeve Kavle (Lit) 8-0; Marci Nelson (NWR) def. #6 Kristen Angieletta (LM) by default.
Sabrina Cofer (Lit) def. Riley Loomis (W) 8-1; Caroline Kelly (S) def. Megan Fitzgerald (Th) 8-4; Reilly Ratcliffe (N) def. Lauren Tourtelotte (Lit) 9-7; MacKenzie Blair (Th) def. Marci Nelson (NWR) 8-0.
The semifinals and championship will be played on Tuesday together with the BL Doubles tournament. The doubles portion beings at 11:00 am at Wamogo. Both tournaments are scheduled to conclude on Tuesday.
Thomaston 7, Terryville 1
Terryville 000 000 1 — 1 6 2
Thomaston 032 101 X — 7 8 0
Taylor Donofrio; Brian Butkevicius.
WP: Brian Butkevicius. LP: Taylor Donofrio. 2B: (TV) Jacob Wright; (THOM) Jake Tehan 2, Matt Tehan, Justin Taylor. RBI: Wright (TV); Matt Tehan, Jake Tehan (2), Justin Taylor, Dan Lavassuer (THOM)