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WEDNESDAY SCHOLASTICS: Middle-inning rally pushes Maloney softball past Wilcox; Cheshire girls lax wins 10th in a row; Lyman Hall boys close with victory

WEDNESDAY SCHOLASTICS: Middle-inning rally pushes Maloney softball past Wilcox; Cheshire girls lax wins 10th in a row; Lyman Hall boys close with victory

Record-Journal staff

MERIDEN — Maloney softball pounded out four runs in the third inning and four more in the fourth to erase an early deficit and defeat Wilcox Tech 11-7 at the Dunn Athletic Complex on Wednesday night.

The Tribe (14-5) led 3-2 heading into bottom of the fourth before the Maloney offense exploded.

Leading the way for the Spartans (14-3) were Lea White (2-for-3, double, triple, 2 RBI, 2 runs), Maddy LaValle (3-for-4, 3 doubles, 3 runs, 3 RBI), Milytza Perez (3-for-4, 2 doubles, triple, 3 RBI, 2 runs) and Alexa Papallo (triple, 2 runs, stolen base, sac bunt).

Taylor Trowbridge logged four innings in the win and Perez threw the last three innings to notch the save.

Briana Brown took the loss for Wilcox Tech. She went 2-for-4 at the dish, as did teammate Alex Nissle.

Cheshire 3, East Haven 0: The Rams notched the SCC interdivisional shutout in East Haven to improve to 16-3.

Bri Pearson fired a four-hitter with 10 strikeouts.

For much of the game, Pearson was working with only a 1-0 lead. Cheshire scored two runs in the top of the seventh to buy insurance.

Bri Floyd and Grace Lurz both doubled, scored a run and finished 2-for-3. Mia Joudaitis went 2-for-4, scored a run and drove one in.

Southington 9, Newington 8 (9 inn.): Chrissy Marotto singled home the game-winning run with one out in the bottom of the ninth inning to end Tuesday’s marathon CCC crossover game in Southington.

Sam Sullivan started the rally with a triple to center field.

This game featured 17 runs, 23 hits and 14 walks — 11 by Newington pitchers. Southington also stole 13 bases, led by Gianna Perugini’s three.

Nicole Greco hit a solo home run and finished 2-for-4 for Southington (12-3). Katie Gundersen tripled and also went 2-for-4 for the Lady Knights.

Marotto’s game-winner was her second hit and second RBI of the day.

Boys lacrosse

Lyman Hall 13, Wilbur Cross 1: The Trojans wrapped up the season at 5-11 with the SCC victory in New Haven.

Brenden Reddington scored three goals, while Matt Torres and Hamilton Gray added two apiece.

Single goals were delivered by Zach Pettit, Dan Pettit, Matt Pettit, Austin Ruiz, Tommy Ralston and Shakespeare Rodriguez.

Girls lacrosse

Cheshire 16, Daniel Hand 11: The Lady Rams made it 10 straight with the SCC victory over the rival Tigers at Alumni Field.

Cheshire used a 5-0 run to shoot ahead in the first half, then extended an 8-5 halftime lead to 12-5 with four unanswered goals to open the second half.

Annie Eddy enjoyed an eight-point night. The senior scored six goals and assisted on a apir.

Raegan Bailey added four goals and an assist. Annie Acquavita delivered a hat trick ane one assist.

Liney Dutchyshyn was good for two goals and Gracey Keaveney dealt two assists.

Taylor Warburton scored one goal. Sophie Kurtz snared 10 saves in the cage.

The Rams improved to 14-1 and knocked the Tigers to 7-8.


Lyman Hall 192, Wilcox Tech 214: The Trojans made it three wins in three days, taking down the Indians on their home course at Hunter Golf Club.

Dan Doherty earned his second straight medal for LH. Coming off a 39 on Tuesday against North Haven at Wallingford Country Club, Doherty shot a 7-over-par 42 on Hunter’s front nine.

Owen Twohill came in with a 44 to help the Trojans improve to 7-7. Zach Wolansky (52) and Braden Kowalik (54) rounded out the scoring.

Ryan Pellegrino had the low round for Wilcox with a 48, followed by Colin Fletcher (50), Cole Maluszewski (55) and Chris Brunetti (61).  

The loss was the second straight for the Tribe, now 13-3.

Maloney 216, North Branford 228: Matt Bahre’s medal round of 44 led the Spartans to the non-conference decision over the Thunderbirds at Hunter Golf Club.

Maloney, now 5-8 overall, also got scoring from Josh Farnsworth (48), Kory London (54) and Nick Camera (70). 

Boys volleyball

Cheshire 3, Oxford 0: The Rams steamed to 14-4 with the non-conference victory in Cheshire. Game scores were 25-20, 25-22, 25-17.

Colby Hayes had another big match for Big Red. The senior piled up 16 kills, eight digs and three aces.

Conor Guilford was good for 10 klils and three digs. Luke Pinciario dished 42 assists.

Pat Mucherino racked up 19 kills and seven digs for Oxford (11-6).