North Branford’s 10-Inning Win Halts Cromwell Streak

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Lindsey Onofrio knocked in the winning run in the 10th inning Tuesday to lift host North Branford to a 10-9 Shoreline Conference softball victory over Cromwell, ending the Panthers’ streak of consecutive wins at 11.

Onofrio’s single gave freshman pitcher Kiley Mullins her first career varsity win.

Jada Miconi led the Thunderbirds with three hits and three RBIs. North Branford (8-1) overcame an a 5-1 deficit in the fourth inning and chipped away at Cromwell and starting pitcher Lily Kenney.

The Thunderbirds scored three times in the bottom of the seventh to force extra innings. After Cromwell scored in the top of the 10th, the T-Birds answered with two to win it.

Malena Signorello led the Panthers (11-2) with 3 hits, while Jamie Anderson and Grace McFarlin contributed 2 hits apiece.

North Branford played a second game at home Tuesday and defeated Old Saybrook 7-1, raising its record to 9-1.

Bella Hills pitched a complete game, allowing an unearned run with two walks and seven strikeouts. Lauren Ackerman had two hits, two RBIs and a run scored, Mullins drove in two runs and Onofrio struck again with two hits and two runs scored.

Christina Lombardi and Cassie Johnson had Old Saybrook’s only hits.

Elsewhere around the area Tuesday:

SOFTBALL

Old Lyme 12, Hale-Ray 0 (5 innings) 
WP
: Victoria Gage; LP: Sammy LeFemia.
Highlights: Gage struck out 8, walked none and was 2 for 3 with a 2-run home run. The Wildcats’ Grace Lathrop went 3 for 4 with 2 runs scored, a double and 3 RBIs, Paige Kolesnik hit a pair of 2-run home runs and Lauren Creagan had 2 hits, scored 2 runs and drove in 2.
Records: Old Lyme 7-4, Hale-Ray 6-7.

BOYS GOLF

Portland 161, Morgan 193
At Portland GC
Medalists
: Luke Stennett and Quinn Lapinski, Portland, 39.
Portland: Stennett 39, Lapinski 39, Nick Matera 40, Ben Lucas 43, (Mason Piersall 48)
Morgan: Jason Cohen 45, Andrew Nye 46, Nick Schmidt 50, CJ Guiliano 52, (Tyler Greenhouse 56)

Old Lyme 190, Old Saybrook 205
At Black Hall Club
Medalist:
Pat Flanagan (OL), 41
Old Lyme: lanagan 41, Gavin Porter 47, Alex Chrysoulakis 52, (Andrew Hedberg 65), Aden Wilson 50
Old Saybrook: Garrette Brady 48, Drew Kulmann 47, Rylan Murphy 53, (Jacob Speed 67), Joe Sinabaldo 57

Cheshire 174, Xavier 183
At The Farms Country Club, Wallingford
Medalist
: AJ Degado (Cheshire) 42
Cheshire: Degado 42, Nick Fertvall 43, Riley Brabant 43, Chris Scaffone 46.
Xavier: Chris Drisdelle 43, John Carrozzella 44, Finn Russell 48, Gavin Coletti 48.
Records: Cheshire 7-4, Xavier 2-7.

GIRLS LACROSSE

Morgan 9, Old Lyme 7
Scoring
: OL–Caroline Crolius 3 goals; Grace Arnold 2 goals; Ella Curtiss Reardon 1 goal, 1 assist; Emily Mesham 1 goal. M–Maeve Madura 3 goals; Lindsay Narracci 3 goals; Alexis Shields 2 goals; Callan Steahle 1 goal.
Goalkeepers: OL–Hayden Saunders 13 saves; M–Marin Stopkowski 9 saves.

Mercy 16, North Haven 9
Halftime
: Mercy, 11-2
Shots on goal: M–27; NH–21
Goals: M–Maddy Carbone 1 goal, Kaylie Zemke 3 goals, Catharine Harrison 3 goals, Ava Arcesi 2 goals, and Lily Schoonmaker 7 goals;NH–Marcella Biceglia 3 goals, Adrianna Carniello 2 goals, Sophia Dorio 2 goals, and Jenna Pine 2 goals.
Assists: M–Kylie Fordyce 1, Lily Schoonmaker 1, Kaylie Zemke 1, Maddy Carbone 2; NH–Marcella Biceglia 1, Adrianna Carniello 1.
Goalkeepers: M–Reilly Keegan 9 saves; NH–Hannah Sommer 6 saves.
Records: Mercy 4-7, North Haven 0-11.

BOYS TENNIS

Southington 7, Middletown 0
Singles

Sam Raniolo (S) def. Jonathan Butler (M) 6-0, 6-0
Kajetan Nawovol (S) def. Nathan Robillard (M) 6-0, 6-2
Alex Roy (S) def. Ryan Huston (M) 6-1, 6-1
Dan Mathew (S) def. Matt Cavanaugh (M) 6-0, 6-0
Doubles
Dom Sisco/Pranav Vunnana (S) def. Marcello Pollak/Connor Cavanaugh (M) 6-2, 6-1
Ray Hardy/Josh Budnik (S) def. Jessie Baldwin/Matt Bogli (M) 6-1, 6-1
Southington wins by forfeit
Records: Middletown 1-9, Southington 9-3.

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