WALLINGFORD — The sophomores stepped to the fore Wednesday for the Lyman Hall softball team.
Alex Tenero fired a three-hitter and connected for a RBI double, while classmate Gianna Scoppetto hit the game-winning home run in a 2-1 SCC Oronoque victory over Hamden.
Scoppetto went deep in the bottom of the fifth inning, delivering the decisive blow in a pitchers’ duel between Tenero and Hamden’s Olivia McManus.
Tenero struck out three and walked one as she and the Trojans improved to 6-7.
Tenero also went 2-for-3 at the plate with two doubles. One of those two-baggers brought in Sydney Nilsen with the tying run in the bottom of the fourth.
Scoppetto followed with the winning shot one inning later. It was one of just five hits allowed by McManus.
Cheshire 23, Career 2 (5 inn.): One day after their dramatic bottom-of-the-seventh comeback win over Southington, the Rams cruised to the SCC Hammonasset romp over the Panthers at New Haven’s East Shore Park.
Bri Floyd, who drove in the winning run against Southington, continued her tear at the plate. She went 4-or-5 Wednesday and scored four runs.
Winning pitcher Bri Pearson had a 2-for-4 day with four RBI.
Also for Cheshire (11-2), Zoe Kasinskas collected three hits in four trips and scored three times.
Southington 15, Northwest Catholic 0 (5 inn.): The Blue Knights bounced back from Tuesday’s loss to Cheshire with the CCC West mercy-rule romp over the Indians in Southington.
Julia Theriault and Dom Gaudio combined on the pitching victory, allowing just two hits.
The Blue Knights, meanwhile, rapped out 16, including eight for extra bases. Leadoff hitter Chrissy Marotto set the tone, going 3-for-3 with a double and three RBI.
Katie Gunderson and Kristin Rose were both 2-for-2 with two runs scored and one RBI.
The Blue Knights are now 8-2.
Wilcox Tech 12, Platt Tech 6: Brianna Brown’s two-run double snapped a 5-5 tie in the bottom of the fifth and swung this CTC tussle the Tribe’s way.
Wilcox won its fifth straight to improve to 9-2 overall and 9-0 in the conference, but not without a challenge from the Panthers, who got to Brown for nine hits and six runs.
Brown did strike out five. She walked none.
Leanna Ortiz led the winning offense by going 3-for-4. Tatiana Gonzalez added a pair of hits.
Mercy 14, Sheehan 2: Ashley DeLuca slugged a grand slam to help the Tigers top the Titans in a SCC crossover game in Middletown.
Mercy improved to 5-8. Sheehan dropped to 1-11.
Southington 9, Norwalk 0: Goalie Garrett Brown and the Blue Knights defense pitched the non-conference shutout of the Bears in Southington.
The Blue Knights, coming off an 8-1 win over Valley Regional in Deep River, have allowed just one goal in their last two games and now stand at 6-3.
Fairfield Prep 14, Cheshire 2: The Rams fell to 4-7 with the SCC loss to the Jesuits at Alumni Field. Prep is 7-2.
Glastonbury 19, Southington 4: Kayli Garcia (2), Sarah Mafale and Amy Chudy had the goals for the Blue Knights in the CCC loss at Glastonbury.
Mackenzie Brown steered away 13 shots.
Southington is now 7-4, Glastonbury 7-3. Sam Forest scored six goals and set up two others for the Tomahawks.
Sheehan 188 Lyman Hall 194: In Tuesday’s rivalry match at Wallingford Country Club, Julian Nirmal shot a 5-over-par 40 to take the medal and lead the Titans to the triumph.
Corey Savanelli and Ryan Carey both shot 49 for Sheehan. Tyler Ekstrom came in with a 50.
Owen Twohill’s 43 paced Lyman Hall, which also got scoring from Dan Doherty (46), Zach Wolanski (49) and Braden Kawalik (56).
Enfield 3, Maloney 1: Jaybril Pagan dished out 22 assists and Michael Coitrone registered five kills and four blocks for the Spartans in a CCC crossover loss on the road.
Game scores were 25-21, 23-25, 25-15 and 25-23.
Southington 3, East Hartford 0: The Blue Knights, coming off a Tuesday victory over Simsbury, recorded their second CCC sweep in as many nights to run their unbeaten record to 12-0.
Southington vanquished East Hartford, its nemesis from a year ago, by game scores of 25-23, 25-18 and 26-24.
Adam Hunter had a team-high 11 kills and John Idian anchored the defense with 10 digs. Hunter and Tim Walsh added seven digs apiece. Zack Morgan dealt 31 assists.
In the 25-20, 25-18, 25-16 victory over Simsbury, Walsh notched a double-double with 14 kills and 11 digs, while Morgan handed out 34 assists.