H.S. roundup: New London softball team picks up its first win
New London — The New London softball team won its first game of the season, beating Wheeler 12-0 on Monday.
The game went five innings due to the mercy rule.
Finella Smith went 4-for-4, scored three runs and had an RBI for the Whalers (1-14). Winning pitcher Caylee Parker, who struck out eight and allowed four hits, added an RBI double while Ella Cook had a two-run single and Cassandra Roman had a hit and RBI and scored two runs.
The Whalers jumped out to a quick 5-0 lead in the first inning and finished off the win with four runs in the fifth.
Addie Hauptmann and MaKayla Delzer each had two hits for the Lions (5-8).
In other games:
• Anna Dziecinny had three hits, including a three-run home run, to power Waterford past Norwich Free Academy, 14-2, in a Eastern Connecticut Conference Division I game that lasted five innings. Winning pitcher Maddie Burrows had a home run, double and two RBI while Anna Donahue had a two-run single and Tori Kiefer had a single, double and an RBI for the Lancers (11-0, 10-0). Madison Waltke had a solo home run and Brenna Comeau doubled for the Wildcats (3-6, 2-5).
• Stonington scored four runs in the ninth inning to beat East Lyme, 8-6, in an ECC Division I game. Tori LoPresto led off the top of the ninth with a double, went to third on Shea O'Conner's single and scored on Cathy LoPresto's single. Two walks and an error plated three more runs. Winning pitcher Cayla Beverly struck out 10 for the Bears (5-4, 5-4). Jaylyn Mueller had two doubles and a triple for the Vikings (2-7, 2-7).
• Morgan Cook's grand slam helped lift Norwich Tech past Grasso Tech, 16-1, in a Connecticut Technical Conference game that lasted five innings. Maddy Tweedy and Gabby Fedus each chipped in two RBI and scored two runs while winning pitcher Madison Jolly had two hits and two RBI for the Warriors (7-2, 6-0). Nutanis Brown singled and scored a run for the Eagles (0-5, 0-5).
• NFA defeated Woodstock, 5.5-1.5, in a match played at Norwich Golf Course. NFA's Kyle Sikorski and J.J. Hay and Woodstock's Kyle Brennan shared medalist honors at 42. The Wildcats improved to 4-3 overall.
• Killingly's Cam Seifert was the medalist with a 38 in a 7-0 win over Bacon Academy in a ECC Division II match at Connecticut National. The Bobcats fell to 4-2, 3-2.
• Waterford beat Montville, 4-3, at Norwich Golf Course in the ECC Division I match, winning the team medal point by just one stroke, 203-204. Danny Torres won at No. 2, shooting a 46, for the Lancers (6-3, 6-2). Morgun Whittaker earned medalist honors with a 44 for the Indians (5-2, 4-1).
• Brandon Torres (43), Ethan Torres (46) and Drew Johnson (46) won their matches in Stonington's 5-2 victory over Fitch in a ECC Division I match at Elmridge Golf Course. The Bears improved to 3-5, 3-4. Nate McCormack was the medalist with a 39 for the Falcons (5-6, 5-5).
• Norwich Tech's Josh Lavender fired a 39 to earn medalist honors but his team lost the CTC match to Ellis Tech, 175-190, at Harrisville Golf Course. Fletcher Balaro shot a 44 for the Warriors (5-2, 5-2).
• Lucas Hanley (49), Logan Richards (53) and Nick Comfort (53) won their matches in Griswold's 5-2 win over Plainfield in ECC Division II action at Foster Country Club. The Wolverines are 5-4, 4-3. Plainfield's Mario Mennella (46) was the medalist.
• Julia Kahl had the low score for East Lyme, shooting a 53, in a 174-234 ECC loss to Woodstock. The Vikings fell to 3-4, 3-4.
• Kellen Paparella had three goals and an assist as Bacon Academy beat Montville 8-2 to remain unbeaten in ECC Division II play. Jason Consiglio had two goals and an assist, Sam Blumberger had a goal and two assists, Tyler Graham had a goal and an assist and Jake Chapman scored for Bacon (10-1, 6-0). Ayden Frechette and Sawyer Tighe scored for Montville (4-5, 3-4).
• Jaivon Velez had three hits and Johancy Baez drove in two runs as Grasso Tech beat Norwich Tech 8-7 in a CTC game. Winning pitcher Randy Vidal had two hits and scored twice and Tito Arias also scored twice for Grasso (4-4, 4-3). Joshua Hanks had three hits and drove in three runs for Norwich Tech (3-7, 3-3).