Pictured: Cromwell’s Lily Kenney, pitching in a game earlier this season.
Cromwell got back on a winning track Monday as sophomore pitcher Lily Kenney notched her 13th win of the season and a trio produced big-time at the plate in an 8-0 Shoreline Conference victory over visiting Hale-Ray.
Madison Tessmer tripled, doubled and scored three runs and Jamie Anderson had four hits to lead the Panthers’ 11-hit attack. Cromwell was coming off a 3-0 loss to Coginchaug on Saturday and had lost three of its previous four games before Monday.
The Panthers (13-4) are assured a top four seed in the Shoreline tournament, which starts Saturday with play-in games. Hale-Ray fell to 8-9, ending a two-game winning streak.
Grace McFarlin’s bases-clearing double keyed a five-run sixth inning, putting the game out of reach. Kenney struck out 10.
For Hale-Ray, Lily Bourgeois, Brooke Praskievicz and Sammy Lafemina had two hits apiece.
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C 111 005 x–8 11 0
Records: Cromwell 13-4; Hale-Ray 8-9.
Tuesday: Cromwell hosts H-K, 4 p.m.
Wednesday: Hale-Rays hosts North Branford for doubleheader (3:45 and 5:30).
Elsewhere around the area Monday:
Haddam-Killingworth 8, Old Saybrook 2
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OS 000 002 0–2 4 3
Highlights: Bella Richwine relieved starter Brooke Hickman in the third inning and pitched three perfect innings, striking out 7, for her sixth win of the season. Ella McGlynn led the Cougars’ offense with a 2-run home run, while Ivy McNiel had 3 doubles, 2 runs and an RBI. Kaleigh Bodak contributed 2 hits, 2 runs and an RBI.
Records: H-K 14-1; Old Saybrook 3-12.
Old Lyme 8, East Hampton/Portland 1
WP: Emma Bayor; LP: Chelsea Woods
Highlights: Old Lyme freshman Bayor led the Wildcats with a 3-run homer, double and 4 RBIs. She also pitched 7 innings, struck out 18 and walked 4. Freshman Ava Roth had 2 hits in 4 at-bats, scored 3 runs and stole two bases. Leah May homered for the Bellringers’ only run.
Records: Old Lyme 10-5; East Hampton/Portland 3-14.
East Haven 2, Mercy 0
Mercy outhit host East Haven 4-1, but committed three errors in Monday’s loss. Alex Boone and Ashley DeLuca had a double each for the 11-5 Tigers. East Haven improved to 14-2.
Old Lyme clinched an undefeated regular season and the top seed in the Class S tournament with a 7-0 victory over North Branford. At 16-0, the Wildcats are the only unbeaten team in Class S. Tournament pairings will be released next week. Seniors Lauren Wallace, Sophia Ortoleva, Brianna Melillo, Sonia Bair and Frankie Donato were recognized before the match.
Abigail Sicuranza def. Catie Dow 6-0, 6-2
Callie Bass def. Emma Serenson 6-0, 6-0
Sam Tan def. Bri Brezicki 6-0, 6-0
Livie Bass def. Payton Kamlenski 6-0, 6-0
Lauren Wallace/Alexis Fenton def. Aly Kendrick/Ava Candelora 6-0, 6-0
Sophia Ortoleva/Elaina Morosky def. Dhruivi Patel/Molly Lacroix 6-1, 6-0
Brianna Melillo/Sonia Bair def. Caterine Pollock/Cynthia Pujols 6-2, 6-3.
Daniel Hand 7, Mercy 0
Lindsay Riordan (H) def. Abby Weaver 6-0, 6-3
Claire Langille (H) def. Lila Cerritelli 6-0, 6-0
Laila Haraj-Sai (H) def. Kat Antico (M) 6-0, 6-0
Eileen Chen (H) def. Helen Yang (M) 6-0,6-0
Bella Bartolomei/Tina Yan (H) def. ZhuZhu Berger/Breanna Colonese-DiBello 1-6, 7-6, 10-7
Paige VanOstenbridge/Bella Vejar (H) def. Harper Carlson/Maggie McMormack 6-0, 6-1
Eliza Beccia/Libby Rogers def Ava Cedillo/Milana Koji 6-2,6-1
Records: Hand 12-2; Mercy 3-11.
Portland 4, East Hampton 3
Sam Gibson (EH) def. Cody Daggett (P) 6-1, 6-0
Pat Gavrylchuk (EH) def. Noah Charpentier (P) 6-1, 6-1
Ben Fields (EH) def. Brandon Masal (P) 4-6, 6-4, 6-2
Brady Telerico (P) def. Anthony Miro (EH) 6-3, 6-3
Eamon Pineda (P) def. Matt Piela (EH) 6-0, 7-6
Ben McGrew/Trevor Tewksbury (P) def. Anthony Miro/Matt Piela (EH) 0-6, 6-4, 6-3
Nick D’Angelo/Justin Fox (P) def. Chris Anderson/Connor Carrington (EH) 6-1, 6-4
Fairfield Prep 161, Xavier 167
At Portland Golf Club
Medalist: Mike Rothberg (Prep), 36.
Fairfield Prep: Rothberg 36, Charlie Duffy 39, Will Huntington 42, Joe McCormick 44.
Xavier: Finn Russell 39, Chris Drisdelle 41, John Carrozzella 41, Gavin Coletti 46.
Records: Fairfield Prep 8-3, Xavier 2-9.
Next match: Xavier vs. Daniel Hand at Portland GC, Tuesday.
Morgan 177, Old Lyme 185
At Black Hall Club
Medalist: Jason Cohen (Morgan), 40
Old Lyme: Pat Flanagan 45, Gavin Porter 54, Andrew Hedberg 43, Aden Wilson 53
Morgan: Cohen 40, Nicholas Schmidt 42, Drew Nye 51, CJ Guiliano 44.
Coginchaug 181, Sheehan 190
At Lyman Orchards GC
Coginchaug scores: Colin Murphy 40, RJ Albanese 42, Jayson Penney 49, AJ Turman 50, Aaron Faiella 57.