CHS Baseball, Boys’ Lacrosse, Softball, And Boys’ Golf Teams Pick Up Home Wins

CHS Baseball, Boys’ Lacrosse, Softball, And Boys’ Golf Teams Pick Up Home Wins

On Thursday, Cheshire High School baseball (9-8) pulled out a 7-6 victory over Shelton (9-7). With the game tied 6-6 in the seventh inning, senior co-captain Luca Raccio reached on a single and scored the winning run on a RBI double by junior Ryan Barbieri.

The rivals traded momentum throughout the game. Shelton jumped out to a 1-0 lead in the first inning, but the Rams scored twice in the bottom half.

Shelton went up 3-2 in the second, however junior Ian Wirtz blasted a three-run home run in the bottom half to put the Rams ahead 5-3.

The Gaels rallied with three runs in the sixth, but the Rams drew even at 6-6 during the bottom half and then clinched the win in the seventh. The Rams earned a split of the rivalry series in the regular season.

Raccio (11 hits, two walks, six strikeouts) pitched seven innings and picked up the victory. Along with his single in the seventh, he had a triple, two RBIs, and two runs scored.

Senior co-captain EJ Quint posted a single, a walk, and two runs scored. Classmate Damon Zurolo also singled and scored a run.

Junior Mike Simeone (RBI), Barbieri, Wirtz, senior Ethan Rosenthal (run scored), and sophomore Kyle Cyr joined Quint with walks.

Before the game, Cheshire recognized 1967 Cheshire graduate and Vietnam War veteran Mark Daubert.

On Friday, Cheshire plays Lyman Hall (9-6) at 4 p.m. In the first meeting on April 20, the Trojans earned a 4-3 walk-off win in Wallingford.

For this meeting, Quint, Raccio, Ryan Camp, Devin Grove, Phoenix Kasinskas, Connor Mulligan, Rosenthal, and Zurolo will be recognized for Senior Day.

Softball (12-4)

The Rams extended their win streak to four games, winning 9-0 over Lyman Hall (2-14). CHS never trailed in sweeping the season rivalry series.

In their biggest inning, Cheshire put up five runs in the fifth to cap the scoring.

For pitching, junior Karissa Spring (six innings, two hits, eight strikeouts) and sophomore Taylor Kozlowski (inning, hit, strikeout) combined on the shutout. At the plate, Spring tallied two singles and four RBIs.

Along with making her varsity pitching debut, Kozlowski supplied an RBI.

Senior Grace Lurz led the offense, going four-for-four with four singles and four runs scored.

Sophomore Karla Carangelo compiled a single, a double, and two RBIs. The Rams also received singles from seniors Catherine Palmer (two RBIs) and Emily Grayson.

In a pre-game ceremony, the Rams honored the family of Vietnam War veteran and 1965 CHS graduate Frank Ocone. A family member also threw out the first pitch.

Due to COVID, Ocone passed away in 2020.

On Friday, CHS visits East Haven (14-2) to compete at 4:30 p.m. On April 4, the Yellow Jackets posted a 5-2 road win over the Rams.

Boys’ Lacrosse (11-2)

CHS exploded for a season-high goal total in a 25-10 victory over Lyman Hall (6-8). Cheshire jumped ahead 10-2 in the first quarter and led 17-6 at halftime.

Sophomore Matt Jeffery tallied seven assists during the first half, helping the Rams pick up their fourth consecutive win.

Freshman Paul Wable posted a career-high two goals and four assists, while classmate Sean Grevelding earned four goals and an assist. Junior Charles Kurtz finished with three goals and two assists.

Juniors Trevor Nielson (two goals, three assists) and Will Gaudet (three goals) combined for eight points. Like Nielson and Gaudet, sophomore Logan Kranyak and freshmen Ryan Ciupa and Tommy Wilkinson all secured their first points with goals.

Junior Colin Grevelding contributed a personal-best two goals. Senior co-captain Andrew Benjamin and junior Ben Thompson also found the back of the net twice.

Senior Jason Raba and freshman Brady Potyrala added goals. Sophomore Ryan Grove controlled 18 of 31 face-offs.

Juniors Connor Atwater (three) and Michael Bowman (four) and freshman Joey Grenier (four) made 11 saves overall. Grenier made his varsity debut in net.

On Friday, Cheshire travels to play Joel Barlow (9-4) at 5:30 p.m.

Boys’ Golf (8-2)

Cheshire picked up their fourth straight win, 156-199, over Hamden (2-10) at Southington Country Club. The Rams also swept the season series.

Junior tri-captain AJ DePaolo finished as the medalist (34). Sophomore Jack Brewster (39), senior tri-captain Riley Brabant (40), and freshman Dylan Gillotti (43) also scored for CHS.

On Monday, Cheshire travels to Lyman Orchards Golf Club for a match against host Coginchaug at 3 p.m.

Girls’ Golf (8-3)

CHS girls came up short in a 176-194 loss to Berlin at SCC. Junior Sydney Hidalgo (41), sophomore Sophia DelRosso (45), senior co-captain Rileigh Erickson (48), and senior Mackenzie Corcoran (50) broke 51.

Senior co-captain Maddie Falcone had a 58 and sophomore Sabrina DiRubba posted a 63.

On Monday, CHS heads to Lyman Orchards to compete against host Mercy (1-6-1) at 2:20 p.m. In their April 25 opener, Cheshire won 192-238 over the Tigers at SCC.

Remainder of Friday’s varsity schedule

Boys’ Tennis (6-6)

CHS hosts Fairfield Prep (12-2) at 3:45 p.m. On April 11, the Jesuits won 5-2 at Fairfield University.

For the rematch on Friday, captain Utsav Subramani and Tyler Tan will be honored on Senior Day.

Girls’ Tennis (6-5)

The Rams visit Eisenhower Park to face host Lauralton Hall (7-6) at 5 p.m. On April 11, the Crusaders pulled out a 4-3 victory at CHS.

Girls’ Lacrosse (8-5)

Cheshire faces Daniel Hand (9-5) at 6 p.m. In the first meeting on April 22, CHS won 11-8 at Madison’s Surf Club.


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