Nighthawk Baseball And Softball Teams Keep Up Winning Ways
Newtown High School’s baseball and softball teams both extended winning streaks to five games with victories at home over Kolbe Cathedral of Bridgeport, on May 1. The baseball squad scored a 13-0 triumph, and the softball team posted a 6-2 victory.
The teams each earned lopsided wins over Weston on the road, on April 29. Coach Matt Memoli’s hardball lineup earned an 11-1 triumph, and Coach Bob Guererra’s softball lineup won 9-2.
Against Kolbe, Newtown pitcher Alex Klang went the distance, allowing only three hits and striking out five batters in his seven innings of work. David Matthews tripled, doubled, and drove in three runs; Charlie Huegi doubled and drove in three; and Sam Czel knocked in a pair.
In the baseball team’s win at Weston, Matthews led the offensive attack with a home run as part of his 3-for-4 day at the plate. Matthews drove in six runs and scored a pair in the triumph. Huegi had two doubles, a run batted in, and three runs scored. Jake Oliger had a double, RBI, and two runs scored. Julian Dunn contributed two singles, an RBI, and came across home plate with a run. Michael Parker, Czel, and Jaret DeVellis each had a hit and run scored. Mason Melillo drove in a run, and Jack Procaccini added a hit.
On the mound, Jason Hebner tossed five strong innings, scattering five hits and didn’t allow a run; he had a pair of strikeouts and no walks. Luke Rustici threw two innings, allowing a run on four hits. Rustici fanned one batter and did not issue any walks.
The softball team defeated Kolbe behind two singles and a pair of runs driven in by Emily Woznick; two singles, a double, a stolen base, and RBI from Mikayla Kuligowski; two singles and two runs scored by Sara Kennedy; a single, RBI, and run scored from Jill Lasorsa; and a triple and run from Mackenzie Macchiarulo. Pitchers Lauren Wilcox and Gillian Galante combined to strike out seven batters.
In the Weston game, Lasorsa and Macchiarulo both drilled home runs. Macchiarulo drove in two runs, singled, and scored twice; and Lasorsa added a single and drove in three. Woznick doubled twice, drove in a run, and scored two times; and Kamdynn Moroney tripled, had two singles, drove in two, and scored twice. Pitchers Galante and Kennedy combined for a dozen strikeouts.
For more coverage of these teams, check out the May 8 print edition of The Bee.