The Middletown Press (Middletown, CT)
SOFTBALL TOP PERFORMERS
Emma Bayor, Old Lyme:
Allowed one unearned run on two hits and struck out 13 in a 9-1 win over Morgan. Bayor also went 3-for-4 with three RBIs and two runs scored. Then in a 15-3 win over Plainfield, Bayor allowed three runs over five innings on three hits with 10 strikeouts. She went 3-for-4 with two RBIs and four runs scored.
Stella Blanchard, Southington: Senior threw four no-hit innings against Masuk in an 11-2 victory, while going 2-for-2 with three RBIs. Allowed two hits with 13 strikeouts in the first three games of the week in eight innings pitched. Blanchard also homered against Northwest Catholic.
Maddy Bull, Jonathan Law-Milford: Ace shutout Guilford 3-0, allowing one hit and four walks while striking out 10. She then threw a one-hitter against Foran, allowing one unearned run while striking out 10 again.
Grace Carrington, Amity-Woodbridge: Senior went 3-for-4 with a home run, three RBIs and two runs scored in a 7-2 win over Sacred Heart Academy
Alyssa Castillo, Masuk-Monroe: Third baseman went 3-for-5 with four RBIs, three runs scored and a stolen base as Masuk defeated New Milford 13-3 in the opening round of the SWC tournament.
Joseph-Trumbull: In an 8-1 win over McMahon in the FCIAC quarterfinals she allowed one run on three hits and struck out seven batters. Dzialo went 3-0 and allowed four earned runs and struck out 23 in 19 innings pitched.
Camryn Fisher, Ellington:
Ace threw a no-hitter with 16 strikeouts and one walk as Ellington defeated Waterford 1-0.
Ellie Gallagi, Fairfield Ludlowe: The first baseman went 7-for-11 with seven RBIs and three runs scored in a 3-0 week for No. 2 Fairfield Ludlowe.
Lily Kenney, Cromwell:
Senior threw a complete game shutout in a 2-0 win over Windsor, in which she allowed eight hits and struck out 11. Against Old Saybrook, Kenney threw a five inning one-hitter with eight strikeouts.
Natalia Lucibello, North Branford: In a 2-1 win over Old Lyme Monday, the third baseman drove in the tying run in the top of the
seventh. On Wednesday, Lucibello hit a solo home run in the top of the 7th inning in a 1-0 win against Ellington, and then on Thursday she hit a two run walk-off home run in a 6-5 win against East Haven.
Rachael Morales, E.O. Smith-Storrs: Sophomore went 6-for-11 with nine RBIs and seven runs scored over three games. She went 3-for-5 with two home runs and six RBIs in a win against Plainville.
Madelynn Orosz, Nonnewaug-Woodbury:
Senior had multiple hits in all three games this week with five RBIs and six runs scored. She also pitched 8plus innings and allowed one run while striking out 15.
Bri Pellicone, Newtown:
Pellicone went 9-for-10, drove in five runs and score eight times over three games. She homered in back-to-back games for her first and second of the season while raising her batting average to .515.
Maddie Pickett, Ridgefield: Threw a nohitter against FCIAC rival Danbury in a 3-0 win. Pickett struck out 16 and the only runner to reach base did so on an error. Brooke Popella, Northwest Catholic: Went 6-for-7 with five RBIs and three runs scored in two games. She had two home runs and two doubles with four RBIs against St. Paul. Julianna Raucci, Seymour: Third baseman went 6-for-10 with two RBIs and five runs scored in a 3-0 week for Seymour.
Julia Rowley, Woodland-Beacon Falls:
Sophomore hit a two-run go-ahead home run in the top of the seventh of a 3-2 win over Newtown to extend Woodland’s win streak to 47 games.
Sophia Schnatz, Immaculate-Danbury:
Sophomore had two wins and a save with eleven strikeouts in 7.2 innings pitched in relief over in wins over Stratford, New Fairfield and then Brookfield in the SWC playoff quarterfinal game.
Karissa Spring, Cheshire:
Senior went 1-0, pitching 13 innings with 14K’s. On her Senior Day on Wednesday she pitched a seven inning no-hitter in a 3-0 win over Sheehan. She also knocked in two runs. Molly Wilson, Parish Hill-Chaplin: The sophomore went 6-for-8 with a home run, five RBIs, nine runs scored and three stolen bases for Parish Hill.