Cheshire High School softball kept up their stellar play on Monday, winning 13-0 over Sheehan (2-2) in five innings to improve to 5-0. The Rams have outscored the competition, 59-2, this season.
On Monday, CHS went up 1-0 in the first inning and then tacked on eight runs during the second. To cap the scoring, Cheshire added four runs in the third.
Senior co-captain Bri Pearson (5-0) pitched a one-hit shutout with 10 strikeouts. She also hit a home run for the second consecutive game, adding a double and four RBIs.
Junior Grace Lurz posted a triple, a single, and two RBIs. Junior Catherine Palmer contributed a career-high two hits and an RBI.
Senior co-captain Gracie Hemstock and freshman Karla Carangelo (two RBIs) added doubles, while senior co-captain Ella Watson and junior Emily Grayson supplied singles. Senior co-captains Trinadey Santiago and Dee Floyd chipped in RBIs.
Wednesday’s game against unbeaten East Haven (4-0) has been pushed up to Tuesday to 4:15 p.m.
In a game that saw the lead change five times, Cheshire fell 12-11 at North Haven (2-2).
CHS jumped ahead in the top of the first inning. Senior captain Ryan Scialabba singled to left and then sophomore Ian Wirtz hit his first home run, a two-run blast to center field.
In the bottom of the first, NH cut the deficit on an RBI double by junior Owen Pincince, but Cheshire regained the two-run lead in the third inning. Scialabba hit a double and scored on an RBI single by senior Chris Leddy.
The Indians came back with three runs in the bottom of the third to take their first lead at 4-3. NH worked three walks of their eight walks in the frame and junior Michael Anquillare supplied an RBI single.
Momentum continued to seesaw in the fourth. In the top half, the Rams scored twice to go back ahead. With two outs, junior EJ Quint supplied a bloop single to score senior Nick Valente and sophomore Anthony Tirado, who had both reached on walks.
Cheshire’s lead was brief, as NH scored four times in the fourth and added a run in the sixth to take a 9-5 advantage. During the fourth, senior Cole Zalegowski (RBI double), junior Ryan Balzano (RBI single), and sophomore Tyler Harger (two-run double) had big hits.
Down to their final three outs in the top of the seventh, the Rams exploded for six runs to taken an 11-9 advantage. To lead off the inning, Quint reached on a dropped third strike and then came around to score on a two-run home run by Scialabba to left center.
Leddy (single), sophomore Brian Hersh (walk), and junior Luca Raccio (walk) reached to load the bases for sophomore Mike Simeone, who drove in a run on a fielder's choice. Valente walked to load the bases again and Tirado picked up his first RBI when he was hit by a pitch.
With the bases loaded and the score tied at 9-9, Quint came through again with two outs, hitting his second two-run single. Quint earned a personal-best four RBIs.
The Rams had momentum going to the bottom half of the seventh, but NH rallied one more time. After the Rams committed a pair of errors to start the frame, Pincince (fielder’s choice), Zalegowski (double), and Balzano (single) drove in runs to win the game for the Indians.
For CHS, junior Ryan Camp (six walks, three hits, three strikeouts) pitched the first three innings. In 1.2 innings, senior Connor Mulligan (four hits, walk) earned four strikeouts.
Raccio (four hits, three strikeouts, walk) worked the final two innings. He also walked twice at the plate.
In picking up a strikeout to end the top of the seventh, sophomore Steven Vincent was the winning pitcher for NH. Cheshire and NH combined to earn 16 walks.
On Wednesday, the Rams host Daniel Hand (5-0) at 4 p.m.
Cheshire built a 3-0 lead in singles against Fairfield Prep, but play was suspended for rain. The rivals plan to finish up on Tuesday.
Junior Utsav Subramani and senior captain Yasha Laskin swept all 12 games. Sophomore Andrew Gershfeld also won 6-1, 6-0.
On Wednesday, the Rams travel to Wesleyan University to face Xavier (2-1) at 3:45 p.m.
Girls’ Tennis (1-3)
Cheshire fell 5-2 at Daniel Hand (4-0) in Madison. For the Rams, sophomore Rachel Goldstein won 6-2, 6-1 in singles, while senior Hannah Brennan and sophomore Julia Hummel remained unbeaten with a 6-1, 4-6, 7-6 (10-4) victory in doubles.
CHS has moved up Wednesday's match against Guilford to Tuesday at 4 p.m.
Remainder of Tuesday’s varsity schedule:
To open the season at Southington Country Club, the Rams play Lauralton Hall at 2:30 p.m.
Boys’ Golf (1-0)
For the home opener at The Farms Country Club, the Rams host Guilford at 2:30 p.m.
Girls’ Lacrosse (3-0)
CHS travels to play Guilford (4-0) at 3:45 p.m.
Boys’ Lacrosse (3-0)
The Rams visit Shelton (2-1) to compete at 6 p.m.
Boys’ Volleyball (1-1)
Cheshire hosts Masuk (1-1) at 6 p.m.