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Perfect Game Caps Tremendous Few Days Of SWC Tournament Play



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Update: The softball semifinals will take place at DeLuca Field in Stratford Tuesday, May 24, at 5 pm.

Sydney Adolfson threw a five-inning, perfect game to lead the Newtown High School softball team past New Fairfield 12-0 in the South-West Conference Tournament quarterfinals, under the lights at Treadwell Park, on May 21. The game was a five-inning, mercy-rule triumph.

Adolfson struck out 13 batters among the 15 outs she recorded. Julia Berry and Madison Thoesen both hit two-run homers, and Noelle Marrazzo smacked a two-run triple during a big second inning in which Newtown put up seven runs.

Earlier in the day, the NHS baseball team outslugged visiting New Milford 13-9 in SWC quarterfinal action. Charlie Curtis had two hits and four runs batted in, and Josh Rosen had a pair of hits and three RBI.

The Newtown girls’ lacrosse team defeated visiting Joel Barlow of Redding 16-7 in its conference tourney opener, at Blue & Gold Stadium, on May 19. Bella Gerace had five goals and Elena Sughrue scored three. NHS lost to New Fairfield in overtime during the regular season.

All three squads will compete in the semifinals. The lacrosse team, No. 3 in the bracket, visits No. 2 New Fairfield on Monday, May 23, at 6 pm. The No. 3 baseball team will take on No. 7 Immaculate of Danbury, at neutral site Bethel High, at 4 pm. The No. 2 softball squad semifinal is to be played at DeLuca Field in Stratford on Tuesday, May 24, at 5 pm. Newtown will take on Brookfield.

Read more about Adolfson’s pitching, along with the softball team’s success, and the efforts of the baseball and girls’ lacrosse teams in the May 27 print edition of The Bee.

Sports Editor Andy Hutchison can be reached at andyh@thebee.com.

Sydney Adolfson threw a perfect game against New Fairfield in the SWC quarterfinals. Shortstop Madison Thoesen stands in position during Newtown's 12-0 win. —Bee Photos, Hutchison
Elena Sughrue looks to make a pass during SWC playoff action.
Will Burns was strong on the mound and did not allow an earned run in four-plus innings of work during Newtonw's 13-9 win over New Milford.
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