Winning pitcher Lily Kenney struck out 10 and hit a two-run home run to lead Cromwell past Old Lyme 4-3 in a Shoreline Conference softball game Friday in Old Lyme.
The Panthers extended their winning streak to seven. Cromwell opened the season with a one-run loss to Haddam-Killingworth (10-0); the rematch is scheduled for Wednesday in Cromwell (4pm).
Old Lyme (4-3) had seven hits off Kenney and took a 1-0 lead in the first inning before the Panthers tied it in the third, took the lead in the fourth and tacked on two runs in the fifth for a 4-1 lead.
The Panthers had 10 hits off Wildcats starter Victoria Gage. Madison Tessmer doubled and single twice and scored two runs to lead the offense and Monica Dewey contributed two hits.
Gage walked two and struck out six in taking the loss. Paige Kolesnik was 2 for 3 with a double and a run scored, Ava Roth was 2 for 3 with a double and a run scored and Alison Ward had a hit and drove in a run for the Wildcats.
In other softball games Friday, East Hampton/Portland beat Old Saybrook 14-9; Hale-Ray beat Valley Regional 9-7 and Morgan won by forfeit over Westbrook; and Middletown romped to a 23-8 victory over Plainville.
Elsewhere around the area Friday:
Valley Regional 9, Hale-Ray 6
HR 302 000 1–6 9 2
VR 310 140 X– 9 13 2
WP: Ryan Ellison (3-0); LP: Matt Lauria (3-1).
Highlights: Kyle Metz and James Marsden each had 2 hits and an RBI for the Warriors. For Hale-Ray, Nathan Wanderman had 2 hits and drove in 2 runs, and Oliver Ross and Lauria contributed 2 hits apiece.
Records: Valley 7-2; Hale-Ray 6-4.
East Hampton 9, Old Saybrook 7
OS 003 004 0–7 8 3
EH 711 000 X–9 10 1
WP: Nate Bigelow; LP: Carson Brown; S: Carter Scovill.
Highlights: James Quinn’s home run in the bottom of the first ignited a 7-run inning rally for the Bellringers, capped by Javy Diaz’s 2-run single. In the sixth, after 3 infield singles, the Rams’ Noah Hester hit a grand slam to right in the sixth to pull Old Saybrook within 9-7. Carter Scovill retired all 3 batters in the seventh to pick up the save. Quinn, Josh Wagner and Scovill had 2 hits each for the Bellringers. Noah Grace had 2 hits for Old Saybrook.
Records: East Hampton 5-4; Old Saybrook 3-6.
Morgan 21, Westbrook 0 (5)
Highlights: Bailey Goss (7 strikeouts in 3 innings) and Ethan Renaudo combined on a five-inning no-hitter for the Huskies. Morgan scored 9 in the first featuring doubles by Ryan Inglis, Garret Garbinski and Ryan Hromadka. Three other Huskies had doubles in the game — Brady Fritz, Ethan Reemsnyder and Mike Pelletier. Garbinski finished 5 for 5 with 2 doubles, 2 RBIs and 4 runs, Luke Furches drove in 4 runs and Reemsnyder doubled, drove in 3 runs and scored 3.
Avon Invitational, at Blue Fox Run GC
Team Champion: Avon, 300; Runner-Up: Farmington, 309; Xavier finishes 10th of 20 teams
Medalist: Sean Dowd (Granby), 2-under 70
Xavier Results: Finn Russell 80, Chris Drisdelle 83, Gavin Coletti 89, John Carrozzella 90, Madison Whitney 94.
Sacred Heart Academy 5, Mercy 2
At Wesleyan/Middletown Courts
Madison Rossetti (SHA) def. Abby Weaver(M), 6-3, 4-2 retired (injury)
Jessica Cofrancesco (SHA) def. Bella Bartolomei (M) 3-6, 6-1, 6-4
Tina Wenhui (M) def Sophia Lanrol (SHA), 6-4, 6-2
Daniela Bejleri (SHA) def Helen Yang(M),6-0, 6-2
Shelbe Vidal/Nora Shannon (SH) def. Kat Antico/Lila Cerritelli (M) 6-2, 6-4
Morgan Kovacs/Amanda Simpson (SH) def. Harper Carlson/Maggie MCCormack (M) 7-5, 6-1
Ava Cedillo/Milana Koji (M) def Olivia Renna/Emma Connelly (SHA), 6-3, 7-5
Records: Mercy 2-6; SHA 2-7.
Wethersfield 7, Middletown 0
Marko Karpyuk def. Nathan Robillard 6-3, 6-2
Vihaan Gandhi def. Jonathan Baldwin 6-0, 6-0
Chance Krawzyck def. Ryan Huston 6-2, 6-0
Christian Bonvisuto def. Kendon Fignar 6-0, 6-0
Alex Jara def. Jessie Baldwin 6-0, 6-0
James Bellas/Joe Bellas def. Marcello Pollak/Matt Cavanaugh 6-1, 6-1
Adam Jara/Paul Cordilero def. Connor Cavanaugh/Matt Bogli 6-0, 6-2
Records: Middletown 0-6, Wethersfield 1-3.