Andruskiewicz’s 9th-Inning Hit Lifts Mercy To 2-1 Win

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Amelia Andruskiewicz’s single in the ninth scored Jasmine Mendez from second base, lifting Mercy to a 2-1 extra-innings softball win over Sacred Heart Academy in Hamden on Monday.

Abbie Goff legged out a mishandled ball in the infield to start the nine for the Tigers and moved to second on a sacrifice bunt by Nicole Saraceno. Mendez was inserted as a pinch runner and came around on Andruskiewicz’s hit.

Ashley DeLuca hit a run-scoring double in the first inning after Alexa Boone doubled and was subbed for courtesy runner Delaney Boone.

Alexa Boone pitched all nine for Mercy (7-3), allowing just two hits and one walk while striking out 14.

Amanda Savinelli, who beat the Tigers 4-1 in Middletown last month, yielded four hits in the loss. Sacred Heart fell to 6-4.

Mercy hosts Daniel Hand on Wednesday (3:45pm).

Elsewhere around the area on Monday:

SOFTBALL

Old Lyme 15, East Hampton/Portland 0 (5)

Winning pitcher Victoria Gage walked one and struck out 6, and was 2 for 3 with a double and 5 RBIs to lead the Wildcats (5-3) to a Shoreline Conference road win.

Reagan Burt took the loss for the Bellringers (3-8).

Paige Kolesnik was 2 for 3 with a double and 2 runs scored, Grace Lathrop was 2 for 2 with 4 runs scored and Jenna Schauder was 2 for 3 with 2 runs scored for Old Lyme.

Haddam-Killingworth 5, Old Saybrook 1
OS 100 000 0–1 2 3
HK 100 211 x–5 11 1
Highlights
: Kaleigh Bodak entered a 1-1 game in the fourth and allowed no hits and no runs over the next 3 innings to win her fifth game of the season. HK’s Ellie Firth, making her first varsity start, tripled to deep center to drive in Ella McGlynn with the go-ahead run. McGlynn scored on a Maddie LaTouche sacrifice fly and Ivy McNiel and Audrey Snyder later delivered RBI singles as the Cougars remained undefeated and atop the Shoreline Conference standings. Starting pitcher Bella Richwine struck out 6 over the first 3 innings, allowing an unearned, and had 2 hits and 2 runs scored.
Next: H-K visits Cromwell on Wednesday (4pm).
Records: H-K 11-0, Old Saybrook 2-7.

Coginchaug 17, Valley Regional 0 (5)
C 902 15–17 17 0
V 000 00–0 1 2
WP
: Amalia DeMartino; LP: Anna Benson.
Highlights: Senior Amalia DeMartino starred on the mound and at the plate, hitting a two-run home run, a double and driving in 4 runs. Coginchaug’s 17-hit attack also was powered by junior third baseman Ava Marenna (4 for 4, 3 RBI), senior catcher Dana Boothroyd (3 for 4, 1 RBI) and sophomore left fielder Allison Strang (2 for 4, 3 RBIs).
Records: Coginchaug 6-2; Valley 2-7.
Next: Coginchaug hosts Westbrook (Thursday, 4pm); Valley hosts North Branford (Wednesday, 3:45).

Cromwell 9, Hale-Ray 5
CR 311 031 0–9 9 0
HR 301 100 0–5 8 0
WP
: Lily Kenney; LP: Samantha LaFemina
Highlights: The Panthers won their 8th straight behind Kenney, who struck out 11 and hit an RBI triple, as well as Jamie Anderson (3 hits, 2 runs scored) and Grace McFarlin (home run, 2 doubles, single, 2 runs scored). For the Noises, LaFemina, Jess Stricker and Lily Bourgeios contributed 2 two hits apiece.
Records: Cromwell 8-1; Hale-Ray 3-6.
Next: Cromwell hosts H-K (Wednesday, 4pm); Hale-Ray visits Old Lyme (4pm).

BASEBALL

Xavier 10, West Haven 3
X 000 026 2–10 9 1
WH210 000 0–3 5 1
WP
: Tiernan Powers; LP: Gianni Gambardella.
Highlights: Powers went the distance, allowing 3 earned runs on 5 hits with 4 walks and 3 strikeouts. The Falcons did all of their damage over the final 3 innings. Colin Loria was 2 for 2 with 2 runs scored, an RBI and 2 walks. Dillon Luke was 2 for 4 with 2 RBIs and 2 runs scored and Drew Kron doubled and drove in 2 runs. Xavier has won 3 straight.
Records: Xavier 8-2, West Haven 6-4.
Next: Xavier hosts Notre Dame-West Haven on Tuesday (7pm) at Palmer Field.

Coginchaug 9, Valley Regional 1
V 000 001 0–1 3 3
C 400 311 x–9 11 0
WP
: Kolby Pascarelli; LP: Kyle Metz.
Highlights: The Blue Devils jumped on Metz with 4 runs (3 earned) on 3 hits and 3 walks in the first inning. Jeremy Mangiameli finished 3 for 3 with 3 RBIs for Coginchaug, Evan Faiella and Anthony Morro had 2 hits apiece and Mike Garofalo was 1 for 3 with 2 RBIs. Colin Carver drove in Valley’s run. Pascarelli took a no-hitter into the sixth and went the distance, walking 2 and striking out 9.
Records: Coginchaug 9-2, Valley Regional 7-3.
Next: Coginchaug at Portland (Wednesday, 3:45); Valley at North Branford (Wednesday, 4).

Morgan 10, Portland 5
WP
: Rob Zirlis; LP: Devin Murphy.
Highlights: Dominic Carpenter had a 4-for-4 day with 5 RBIs to spark the Huskies’ offense. Brady Fritz was 2 for 3 with 3 runs scored, and Bailey Goss, Ethan Reemsnyder, Ryan Hromadka and Mike Pelleitier each drove in a run. Zirlis struck out 8 over 5 innings and Anderson Daar pitched the sixth and seventh. Morgan has won 3 straight.
Records: Morgan 5-6, Portland 1-10.
Next: Morgan hosts East Hampton (Wednesday, 4); Portland hosts Coginchaug (Wednesday, 3:45).

East Hampton 16, Old Lyme 6 (6)
EH 240 109–16 13 1
OL 001 311–6 6 2
WP
: Carter Scovill; LP: Hurtgen.
Highlights: The top of East Hampton’s lineup — underclassmen James Quinn (3 for 5, home run, 2 RBIs, 4 runs), Javier Diaz (3 for 5, 4 RBIs, 2 runs) and Dan Cascio (1 for 3, 3 runs, 1 RBI) — was 7 for 13 with 9 runs scored and 7 RBIs. The Bellringers have won 4 in a row. Nate Bigelow was 2 for 3 with 2 RBIs and 3 runs and Josh Wagner drove in 2 runs for East Hampton. Tait Sawden (2 RBIs) and Jaden Reyes had 2 hits apiece for Old Lyme.
Records: East Hampton 6-4, Old Lyme 3-8.

BOYS GOLF

Xavier 167, Jonathan Law 200
At Portland Golf Club
Medalist
:  Finn Russell (X) and John Carrozzella (X), 40
Xavier:  Finn Russell 40, John Carrozzella 40, Chris Drisdelle 41, Gavin Coletti 46, Trevor Rohrbacher 48.
Law: Anthony Difederico 48, Dillon Soule 48, Jaden Archuleta 51, Nick Bedell 53.
Records:  Xavier 1-4, Law 1-5.

Morgan 181, Old Lyme 185
At Clinton Country Club (front 9, white tees)
Medalist
: Pat Flanagan (OL), 39
Morgan: Jason Cohen 40, Nicholas Schmidt 47, CJ Giuliano 46, Tyler Greenhouse 48.
Old Lyme: Pat Flanagan 39, Alex Hedberg 48, Alex Chrysoulakis 48, Aden Wilson 50.

Old Saybrook 191, Valley Regional 243
At Fenwick Golf Course
Medalist
: Garrett Brady, Old Saybrook, 40.

BOYS TENNIS

Glastonbury 6, Middletown 1
Singles

Luke Uredenbiorg (G) def. Nathan Robillard (M) 6-0, 6-2
Elliot Kim (G) def. Jonathan Butler (M) 6-2, 4-6, 7-6(1)
Josh Souder (G) def. Ryan Huston (M) 6-2, 6-0
Kendon Fignar (M) def. Richard Chiu (G) 6-1, 6-3
Aidan Krane (G) def Jessie Baldwin (M) 6-3, 6-3
Doubles
Liam Kelleher/Matt Guasta (G) def. Marcello Pollak/Matt Cavanaugh (M) 6-0, 6-0
Manau Mittal/Nick Bonavito (G) def. Connor Cavanaugh/Matt Bogli (M) 6-0, 6-0
Records: Glastonbury 8-0, Middletown 0-7.

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