Posts Tagged ‘ softball ’

Lightning thunders through Rhode Island invite

July 5, 2015
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SP Briefs - Lightning 02s in Rhode Island

The Southington Lightning 02’s went 6-0 over the weekend of June 12-14 and outscored opponents, 68-6, to capture the title at the 2015 Cranston Ravens Invitational in Rhode Island. The championship marked the team’s fourth tournament title in seven attempts with a pair of runner-up finishes. Front, from left, Lizzy Diorio, Jenna Hall, Brianna Pearson,…

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Lady Knights are champs…again

June 17, 2015
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Bella Russo stares down the ball during a 15-pitch at bat that helped spark Southington’s four-run comeback rally.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER STRATFORD—With her teammates pressed against the fence behind her, Lauren Zazzaro strolled up to the plate with one out in the bottom of the seventh inning. Her shallow pop fly barely made it into the grass between the infield and outfield, but it was enough. Cheshire’s right fielder, Mairaide O’Reilly, made…

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Back to the final four

June 10, 2015
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Emily Lippincott chases down a fly ball during a 10-0 win over Trumbull to catapult Southington to the Class LL semifinals.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER It was another day at the office for the top-seeded Lady Knights softball team (22-0) as they cruised to a pair of lopsided wins in the Class LL state tournament. Southington out-scored opponents, 20-2, in the opening rounds to claim their spot in the Class LL final four. After receiving a…

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Another perfect season: Softball enters tournament as state’s top seed

June 5, 2015
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Softball

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER On Tuesday, May 26, the Lady Knights softball team (20-0) finished out a perfect regular season with a 15-0 mercy-rule home win over New Britain (13-7) after five innings of play on senior night. Lauren Zazzaro went 3-for-4 with four runs, three RBI, two doubles, and a triple. Dani Ahern went…

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Softball keeps rolling

May 29, 2015
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Baseball - Softball

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The Lady Knights softball team (19-0) spent their first week away from home, but remained unblemished in their travels with two more wins, locking up the CCC West Division and extending their streak to 64 wins in a row. The Knights defeated Simsbury (9-9), 11-2, at Memorial Park on Monday, May…

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Lady Knights stay perfect: Softball pushes winning streak to 62 games

May 21, 2015
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Dani Ahern races to third base during a double-header blowout over Hall on May 15.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER After a week of five games in four days, the Lady Knights softball team (17-0) is still perfect and heading for yet another undefeated season. The Knights kicked off the week with a 13-0 win over the NW Catholic Indians (6-10) in West Hartford on Monday, May 11. Kaitlin Paterson went…

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Softball win streak at 57 games

May 14, 2015
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Kendra Friedt winds up for a pitch during a 5-0 shutout ov Bristol Central on May 4.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The Lady Knights softball team (12-0) played on four of the five days this past week and carried on their perfection, extending their program-best win streak to 57 games. The Knights opened the week with a shutout over Southington coach Davina Hernandez’ alma mater. Three runs in the first inning and…

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Softball sets new standard: Lady Knights are riding a 53-game winning streak

May 8, 2015
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Dani Ahern makes a grab in left field during an 11-0 win over Bristol Eastern on April 30.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The Lady Knights (8-0) softball team is on a 53-game winning streak, the longest winning streak in program history. This week, the Knights rattled off three more wins in three consecutive days to clinch a post season berth and keep the winning streak alive. Southington’s previous winning streak record (52) was…

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Softball survives first test: Knights beat Maloney with 2-run rally in the 9th

May 1, 2015
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Nicole White zeroes in on a pitch during a rain-shortened game against Farmington on April 22. The game has been suspended to a later date.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER On Friday, April 24, unpredictable weather, two runs in extra innings, and a solid pitching performance from Kendra Friedt helped secure a 3-1 win, keeping the Lady Knights (5-0) softball team undefeated. “It was a crazy day,” said Southington coach Davina Hernandez. “It was probably the strongest wind I had ever…

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Softball’s off and running

April 23, 2015
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Softball’s off and running

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER Without their starting pitcher and starting center fielder, the Lady Knights (3-0) softball team did what they are used to doing in their first three games. Win. Losing key players, especially a nationally-ranked pitcher, is huge, but that just goes to show you just how deep and good these girls really…

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