Cheshire High School softball improved to 8-0 on Wednesday, picking up an 11-2 victory at Lyman Hall (5-3). CHS led 11-0 by the fifth inning and didn’t give up two runs until the bottom of the seventh.
Senior co-captain/pitcher Bri Pearson (8-0) recorded a two-hitter with 10 strikeouts. Offensively, she contributed a double, a single, and three RBIs.
Senior Kailey Sweigard hit her first home run, a three-run blast, and tied Pearson with three RBIs. Senior co-captain Gracie Hemstock tallied three singles and two RBIs.
Senior co-captain Trinadey Santiago supplied two doubles and an RBI. Senior co-captain Dee Floyd recorded a double, a single, and two RBIs.
Junior Grace Lurz had two singles, while senior Emma Glover and freshman Karla Carangelo earned one each.
For Lyman Hall, senior Hadley Rodgers (RBI double) and sophomore Alana Peruti (single) had hits.
On Friday, Cheshire plays Hamden (3-6) at 4 p.m. In the first meeting on April 12, CHS earned a 17-1 win on the road.
Cheshire fell 13-3 to Fairfield Prep (7-1). The Jesuits jumped ahead 2-0 in the first inning, but the Rams cut the deficit in the bottom half.
Junior EJ Quint (single) and senior captain Ryan Scialabba (walk) reached base and then with two outs, sophomore Brian Hersh hit an RBI single.
The Jesuits came back with four runs in the second, capitalizing on a pair of Cheshire errors. Of Fairfield’s first six runs, three were earned.
In the third, the Rams put up two runs to pull to within 6-3. Quint (single) and Scialabba (double) got on base again in front of junior Max Gustafson, who tallied a two-run single in the infield.
From there, the Jesuits scored the final seven runs in the game. Fairfield senior Jonathan Fallacaro (six hits, walk, nine strikeouts) pitched six innings to earn the road win.
On the mound for the Rams, senior Michael Bankowski surrendered seven hits in two innings. He earned a personal-high five strikeouts.
In his first appearance after coming out of quarantine, senior Mike Mercaldi gave up three hits and two walks in pitching 2.2 innings. Like Mercaldi, junior Ryan Camp (1.1 innings) and senior Chris Leddy (inning, walk, strikeout) also yielded three hits in relief.
Scialabba reached base four times, earning two doubles and two walks. Along with his two singles, Quint also joined junior Damon Zurolo with a walk.
For the Jesuits, senior Matthew Sawyer went five-for-five with four doubles, a single, five RBIs, and two runs scored.
On Friday, the Rams host Sheehan (5-4) at 4 p.m. CHS seeks to avenge a 4-3 road loss on April 12.
Boys’ Volleyball (5-2)
The Rams pushed their sweep streak to four matches, winning 3-0 (25-15, 25-19, 25-11) at Daniel Hand (3-5). Senior co-captain Jeremy Alliger compiled 11 kills, five aces, and a block.
Junior Tim Nugent contributed 30 assists, two aces, and two kills. Senior Samson Portal posted eight kills and a dig, while classmate Shea Cronin recorded eight digs and three aces.
On Friday, Cheshire heads on the road to face Norwich Free Academy (2-5) at 5:15 p.m.
Girls’ Golf (3-0)
Cheshire extended their unbeaten start, winning 189-197 over Amity (2-1) at Southington Country Club. For the second straight match, sophomore Sydney Hidalgo paced the Rams as medalist (43).
Junior Mackenzie Corcoran recorded a 46 and senior captain Bella DelRosso supplied 48. Senior Molly DeMeo (52) and junior Katherine Arneson (53) finished consecutively. Freshman Sophia DelRosso added a 55.
On Thursday, Cheshire visits Madison Country Club to face host Daniel Hand at 2:30 p.m.
Boys’ Golf (4-1)
At Brooklawn Country Club, the Rams took their first loss, 157-173, to host Fairfield Prep (5-1). Sophomore AJ DePaolo led Cheshire with a 40, while junior Nick Fortunato and freshman Jack Brewster both had a 44. Junior Riley Brabant contributed a 45.
On Thursday, CHS hosts Xavier (0-4) at The Farms Country Club. Start time is 2:30 p.m.
Remainder of Thursday’s varsity schedule:
Boys’ Tennis (6-1)
Cheshire hosts Southington at 3:45 p.m.
Girls’ Lacrosse (6-1)
Riding a three-game win streak, Cheshire hosts North Haven (0-7) at 6 p.m.
Boys’ Lacrosse (4-1)
The Rams travel to Veterans Stadium to face host Notre Dame-West Haven (3-3) at 6 p.m.