H.S. roundup: Fitch baseball team beats Montville to finish regular season 16-4
Montville — Fitch scored seven runs in the first two innings and cruised to a 10-2 baseball victory over Montville on Thursday.
Cam McGugan had three hits, including a double, and scored two runs for the Falcons, who finish the regular season, and winning pitcher Dylan Meyer scattered four hits over six innings without allowing an earn run while striking out six and not walking a batter.
Also for Fitch, Ryan O'Connor had a double, two RBI, Trace Morales had two hits, including a double, with two RBI and a run, Tate Scherer had two hits and scored twice, Sean Porter singled with a run and an RBI, Lukas McAlister had two hits, including a double, and scored, and Donte Valentine doubled and scored twice.
Andrew Wigfield had a double, run and an RBI for Montville, which finishes 4-16, and Jack Perkins had a single and RBI.
In other games:
• Cody Palazzesi pitched a four-hitter with four strikeouts and helped his cause with two hits, a run and an RBI as Somers defeated Lyman Memorial 3-0 in a nonleague game. Josh Person struck out nine in six innings for the Bulldogs (14-5) and Alex Ortiz doubled.
• Winning pitcher Aiden McMaster scored three times for Plainfield in its 8-5 win over Bacon Academy. Outfielder Codey Lefevre made a diving catch to prevent the tying run from scoring in the top of the sixth inning for the Panthers. Andrew Navickas went 2-for-3 with a run and an RBI, Steven Laliberte had two runs and Jack Novak hit a solo home run, his seventh of the season, for the Bobcats (16-3).
• Ethan Chavez pitched a complete-game shutout and Kolby Quinn hit a three-run homer to highlight St. Bernard's 11-0 non-league win over Westbrook on Wednesday. Joe Basso had a single and triple and scored three runs for the Saints (9-9) and Bryce Morrissette had a double, two RBI and two runs.
• Abby Robinson pitched a one-hitter and struck out nine as East Lyme rolled to a 16-1 win over Montville in five innings. Ava Roach and Avery Stadler had two hits apiece for the Vikings (10-9) while Sophia Gannoe and Grace DuBrava each tripled. Taryn Fergana doubled and scored the lone run for Montville (5-13).
• Medalist Nate McCormack shot a 37 and Jack Kramer shot a 38 as Fitch beat East Lyme 4-3 in an Eastern Connecticut Conference Divison I match and Montville. Fitch is 8-7, 3-3. Jack Bucko, Ben Caron and Pat Kelly won for the Vikings (8-8, 4-2), Grant Kortfelt won his match for Montville (12-2).
• Unbeaten Killingly defeated Stonington 6-1 in an ECC Division II match. Cam O'Connor shot a 40 to earn the lone win for the Bears (8-8, 3-3), while teammate Brandon Tavares shot the low round for Stonington with a 39.
• NFA beat East Lyme 221-240 in an ECC match. Keira Kotula of NFA (9-0-1, 8-0) was the medalist with a 51 and teammate Caitlin Daley shot a 52. Sarah Healy led East Lyme (4-5, 4-3) with a 53.
• Westhill beat Norwich Tech 25-12, 25-11, 25-11. Jared Encisco had seven assists, four digs and two kills for Norwich Tech (2-12) and Luis Santiago had six digs, five kills and an ace.
• Fitch cruised to a 7-0 win over Ledyard on Wednesday, getting singles wins from Julia Mielguj, Charlotte and Madison Beaulieu and Fiza Shariff, and doubles wins from Kristine Lee-Anna Servedio, Sophie Ash-Katelyn Cervini and Ada Ellis-Izzy Ash.
Boys' track and field
• Lucas and Jacob Strain won two events apiece during Wednesday's 129-15 win over Putnam. Lucas won the long jump (19-5) and 1,600 (5:06) while Jacob captured the 400 (53.70) and high jump (5-4).
Girls' track and field
• Taylor Bialowas, Laila Bakhshalizadeh and Devyn Pelillo were double winners during Griswold's 88-6 win over Putnam on Wednesday. Bialowas won the 100 (13.1) and long jump (15-11), Bakhshalizadeh the 400 (1:20.9) and 300 hurdles (1:04.2) and Pelillo the discus (64-5.5) and javelin (62-6).
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