Bella Richwine Hits 2 Homers As Cougars Defeat Wildcats

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Freshman Bella Richwine belted two home runs and sophomore left-hander Kaleigh Bodak notched her third victory of the season, leading Haddam-Killingworth to a 7-1 Shoreline Conference softball win over Old Lyme.

Richwine drove in four runs and scored three times as part of a three-hit day. Her second homer, a three-run blast in the sixth inning, put the game out of reach. The Cougars collected14 hits.

“They hit the ball very well today,” said Old Lyme coach Tim Gavin. “Bella Richwine was the difference today.”

The Cougars extended their season-opening winning streak to six games. Old Lyme fell to 2-2.

Trailing 4-1, the Wildcats had the bases loaded with one out in the fourth but struck out twice, ending their threat.

“To me, that was the turning point of the game,” Gavin said. “We need to get a few clutch hits in that inning.”

Ivy McNiel, another of H-K’s vaunted freshmen players, continued her hot hitting with three hits and two RBIs. Bodak allowed one run on fourth hits without any walks.

Old Lyme’s Victoria Gage took the loss, allowing seven earned runs on 14 hits. Emma Bayor had a hit and drove in the Wildcats’ only run. Paige Kolesnik had a triple and scored, and Kassidy Standish doubled.

Up next on Friday: H-K hosts Hale-Ray (0-2) at 4pm. Old Lyme meets Morgan (2-3) at 3pm.

Elsewhere around the area on Thursday:

SOFTBALL

Mercy 12, Hand 2
M 401 114 1–12 14 1
H 000 100 1–2 3 1
Highlights: Alexa Boone allowed 2 hits and struck out 15 and also had a great day at the plate with 3 hits, including a home run. Sophia Engels doubled and drove in 2 runs and Tigers teammate Ava Chriostowski had a triple. Records: Mercy 3-3, Hand 1-4.

BOYS GOLF

Old Lyme 193, Cromwell 208
At Black Hall Club (White tees, par-35, course rating 33.9)
Medalist
: Cromwell’s Jack Wise, 40.
Old Lyme: Pat Flanagan, 41; Gavin Porter, 50; Andrew Hedberg, 55; Aden Wilson, 48.
Cromwell: Wise, 40; Donte Uccello, 55; Ryan Rozich, 60; Antonio Uccello, 53.

Old Saybrook 194, Haddam-Killingworth 226
At Fenwick Golf Course
Medalist
: Drew Kulmann, Old Saybrook, 46.
Old Saybrook: Kulmann 46, Garrett Brady 47, Joe SInibaldo 66, Jacob Speed 48, Rylan Murphy 53.
H-K: Andrew Fleig 51, Declan Kessler 59, Gabe Barile 52, Nick Pach, Bryce O’Linn.
Records: Old Saybrook 1-3, H-K 1-1.

GIRLS GOLF

Lauralton Hall 216, Mercy 260
At Lyman Orchards-Jones Course
Medalist: Izzy Thomas, Lauralton Hall, 42

BOYS LACROSSE

Old Lyme 7, North Branford 6
Halftime
: Old Lyme, 6-2
Scoring: Old Lyme–Owen Macadam 2 goals, 1 assist; Sam Mullaney 2 goals, Brendan O’Brien 2 goals; Nick Cox 1 goal.
Shots on goal: Old Lyme 21, North Branford 13.
Saves: Dan Stack, Old Lyme 7.
Records: Old Lyme 2-2, North Branford 2-3.

GIRLS LACROSSE

North Branford 14, Old Lyme 1
Scoring
: Old Lyme: Caroline Crolius 1 goal; North Branford–Braedan LeBeau 2 goals, 5 assists; Zoe Miller 1 goal; Marissa Raffone 2 goals; Gabby Gibilisco 3 goals; Olivia Toto 4 goals.
Goalies: Old Lyme–Hayden Saunders, 12 saves; NB–Sofia Volto, 10 saves.

GIRLS TENNIS

Portland 7, East Hampton 0
Singles

Ava Hurley def. K. Arndt 6-1, 6-0
Kylie Walsh def. L. McDonald 6-2, 6-1
Jordan Shortell def. C. Minnick 6-1, 5-7, super tie break 7-5
Mia Lapinski def. E. Karkun 6-3, 6-3
Doubles
Allison Scott/Natalie Przestrzelski def. K. Stewart/M. Zulivaran 7-5, 6-4
Tatum Hair/Hailey Carlson def. V. Stewart/H. Pugo 6-2, 6-2
Amelia Hair/Isabelle McClelland def. E. Urban/S. Johnson 6-0, 6-0

Amity 7, Mercy 0
At Wesleyan/Middletown Courts
Singles

Kiley Pickens def. Abby Weaver 6-0, 6-0
Bell Sicignano def. Lila Cerritelli 6-1, 6-0
Adithi Wijesekera def. Tins Yan 6-1, 6-0
Alex Marinesco def. Harper Carlson 6-0, 6-2
Doubles
Sydney Pitter/Eesha Acharya def. Bella Bartolomei/Kat Anitco 6-1, 6-0
Anuska Acharya/Kyah Francis def. Helen Yang/Maggie McCormack 6-0, 6-0
Jeu Xu/Marissa Urda def. Ava Cedillo/Milana Koji 6-3, 6-0
Records: Amity 4-0, Mercy 1-3.

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