On Friday, the unbeaten Cheshire High School softball team (9-0) displayed their offensive firepower in a 16-4 victory over Hamden (3-7). After honoring eight girls on Senior Day, the Rams hit three home runs in scoring double-digit runs for the fifth time this spring.
CHS took control from the start, taking a 9-0 lead in the first inning. Cheshire scored their first run on a fielding error and then senior co-captain Gracie Hemstock hit an RBI single.
With the bases loaded, senior Kailey Sweigard followed with a grand slam to propel the Rams to a 6-0 lead. Senior co-captain Dee Floyd capped the early scoring with a three-run home run.
Hamden put up two runs in the second inning, but the Rams went up 12-2 on a three-run home run by senior co-captain Trinadey Santiago in the third.
The Green Dragons added two more runs in the fourth, but the Rams returned to score four times in the bottom half. Floyd unloaded the bases with a three-run double and then scored the final run when senior Emma Glover was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded.
Along with her two hits and six RBIs (career high), Floyd drew a walk and scored four runs. Sweigard, who tallied a personal-best four RBIs, added a single in the victory.
Senior co-captain/pitcher Bri Pearson (9-0) allowed four hits and a walk in four innings, posting nine strikeouts. At the plate, she singled twice and picked up an RBI.
Junior Grace Lurz had a single a walk. Like Floyd, she scored four times.
Senior Brigid Borland supplied a single, two walks, and two runs scored. Senior co-captain Ella Watson added a single and a run scored.
Santiago and sophomore Karissa Spring also worked walks in the game. As courtesy runners, sophomores Jordan Chymbor and Kyla Kampf both scored runs.
To close out out a regular-season sweep of Hamden, Spring made her varsity pitching debut in relief of Pearson. She allowed a walk and recorded her first strikeout.
On Monday, Cheshire heads to Wallingford to face Sheehan (4-4) at 3:30 p.m. On April 19, CHS won 13-0 over the Titans.
Boys’ Volleyball (6-2)
The Rams picked up their fifth consecutive sweep, winning 3-0 (25-7, 25-11, 25-12) at Norwich Free Academy (2-6). Check back for stats.
On Monday, CHS travels to play Shelton (7-1) at 6 p.m.
The Rams lost 6-3 to Sheehan (6-4). The Titans took a 3-0 lead in the top of the first inning, but CHS responded with runs in the first, second, and fourth to tie the game.
Sheehan came back with two runs in the sixth and added a run in the seventh to earn a sweep of the regular-season series.
For CHS, senior captain Ryan Scialabba tallied a single, double, and a run scored. Sophomore Anthony Tirado supplied two singles and an RBI.
Junior Danny Zawalich scored twice after reaching on a single and a walk. Junior Luca Raccio and sophomore Ian Wirtz both picked up a single and an RBI.
Sophomore Mike Simeone had a single and a walk.
On the mound, junior Ryan Camp (nine hits, walk, strikeout) worked 5.2 innings. Raccio recorded two strikeouts in relief, yielding two hits.
Seniors Joseph Romano, Joseph Amarone, Nathan Cerasale, and junior Christopher Barkasy all had two hits for Sheehan. In pitching four innings of relief, junior Todd Grammatico (four hits, two walks, four strikeouts) earned the win.
On Monday, Cheshire hosts Hamden (9-1) at 4 p.m. On April 14, the Green Dragons earned a 4-0 home win.
Girls’ Tennis (2-6)
The Rams fell 7-0 to unbeaten Amity (9-0) for the second time this year.
Cheshire looks to bounce back on Saturday when they host Foran (0-7) at 10 a.m.
Remainder of Saturday’s varsity schedule:
Boys’ Tennis (6-1)
The Rams travel to play Guilford (3-5) at 12 p.m. To open the year on April 10, the Rams won 6-1 over the Grizzlies.
Girls’ Lacrosse (7-1)
Winners of four straight games, CHS visits undefeated New Canaan (5-0) to play at 1 p.m.
Boys’ Lacrosse (4-1)
The Rams travel to Fairfield University to face host Fairfield Prep (5-2) at 6 p.m.