H.S. Roundup: Montville baseball wins fourth game in four days
Ledyard - Montville High School scored seven runs in the top of the fifth inning and rolled to an 8-0 baseball victory over Ledyard on Friday.
The Indians (15-1), ranked second in the latest New Haven Register Top 10 poll, won their fourth game in as many days.
Buddy Dewaine earned the win, allowing two hits over six innings with six strikeouts and one walk, and was also 2-for-4 with two runs scored. Troy Sullivan drove in two runs for Montville.
In other games:
• Willie Rios hit three home runs and drove in four, lifting St. Bernard to a 7-4 victory over Norwich Tech. Aaron Michaud added three hits, including a double, for the Saints (11-6) and leadoff hitter Anthony Malchiodi went 2-for-4 and scored a run.
Norwich Tech (11-6) was led by Jason Grisafe, who went 2-for-3 with a two-run double, and Mason Thibodeau, who went 2-for-2 with an RBI.
• Portland rode a four-run first inning to a 4-1 victory over Old Lyme in the Shoreline Conference.
Phil Cohen had two hits, including a double, for the Wildcats while Hunter Sheffield drove in Bill Buscetto with the lone run in the sixth inning.
• Amy Bouchard pitched a two-hitter as St. Bernard beat Montville 11-1 in an Eastern Connecticut Conference Small Division game. Bouchard struck out three and walked one.
Shoshana Berkman was 4-for-4, and Olivia Novak and Bouchard had three hits each, Ali Patterson scored three runs, Amanda Carpentier drove in three runs and Kiely Smith homered for the Saints (12-5, 8-1). Caitlin Perkins and Hannah Meyers had doubles for Montville (10-7, 6-4).
• Freshman Elizabeth Fleming pitched a one-hitter in her first varsity start as Norwich Free Academy beat New London 15-0 in a five-inning game. Fleming struck out eight with no walks. Alexa DeVito had two hits, scored twice and drove in three runs, Kayla Tosses and Brianne Brennan each had two hits and drove in three runs and Megan Weir had a three-run double for NFA (13-5). Liliana Figueroa had the hit for New London (0-17).
• Ledyard lost to Griswold, 11-4, in a nonleague game. Savannah Johnson went 3-for-4 and scored a run for the Colonels (6-11) while Hannah Lawrence added a pair of hits.
• Old Lyme split a Shoreline Conference doubleheader with Portland, winning the opener 12-8 and losing the second game 16-15 in eight innings. Kaylin Riggs was 8-9 with four RBI and Ali Scott was 6-for-8 with two RBI in the two games for Old Lyme and teammate Kyra Teixeira homered in the first game.
Girls' track & field
• Gianna Folz won two events and placed second in two others to help lead East Lyme past Woodstock Academy, 83-67, in the ECC Large Division. Golz won the 100-meter hurdles (15.6 seconds) and triple jump (32 feet, 6 inches) for the Vikings (6-1, 3-1) while placing second in the long and high jumps. Jenna Schumacher added wins in the shot put (31-3) and javelin (107-10) for East Lyme while Chelsea Stevens won the 100 (13.2), Izzy Moore the 1,600 (5:35.1), Kirsten Thompson the 800 (2:27.1) and Kara Santamaria the pole vault (8-0).
• Fitch rallied from an 8-6 deficit after three quarters to defeat NFA, 11-10, in the ECC Large Division. Rob Watts led the Falcons (7-5, 4-2) with five goals and one assists while Andrew Singer added two goals and four assists, Adam Reinhold scored twice and goalie Tim Drake made 14 saves. Kyle Ton had three goals and one assist for the Wildcats (4-11, 1-6), Nick Ladyga scored three goals and Ben Thompson and Logan Morin each had two goals and one assist.
• Sloane Sweitzer scored nine goals and Allie Buckley had five goals and 10 assists, leading Old Lyme to a 19-10 win over Waterford. Sydney Cowell had five goals for Old Lyme (10-2). Julia Peay had four goals and Sarah Lamothe scored twice for Waterford (7-6).
• Lili Goldberg scored six goals and had an assist as Williams School beat Rocky Hill of Rhode Island 13-6 on Thursday in an SENE tournament semifinal. Britta Widham had three goals, Maddy Lahm had two goals and an assist and Margit Burgess had four assists for Williams.
• Stonington won the medal score (worth two points) by a single stroke, 175-176, and that proved to be the difference in the Bears' 4-3 win over Ledyard on the Red Course at Elmridge Golf Course. Ledyard's Mike Graff defeated Sam Ognisty 38-39 and won medalist honors, and the Colonels (3-5-1) also got wins from Evan Delprosso (48) and Pat Brown (41). Joel Nelson (44) and Jack Ognisty (42) added wins for Stonington (11-3).
• NFA's Katie Strickland shared medalist honors, but Manchester beat the Wildcats 229-256 at Mohegan Sun Country Club. Strickland and Deidra Higgins of Manchester each shot a 54.
• Hand defeated NFA 25-19, 25-17 and 25-22 Thursday. Andrew Stone had 18 assists, Matt Tirocchi 13 kills and Richard Joseph five aces for NFA (2-11).
• Starting times have changed for some high school events scheduled for today, due to the rain. In baseball, the Stonington at Fitch game has been moved back two hours to a 2 p.m. start and the Wheeler at Windham game also has been pushed back two hours to a 1 p.m. start. The Bacon Academy at Fitch softball game has been moved back one hour to noon and the East Lyme at Ledyard boys' lacrosse game has been pushed back three hours to a 2 p.m. start.
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