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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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Keeping the streak alive: Softball is looking for another state championship

April 2, 2015
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Lauren Zazzaro

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER Lady Knight softball coach Davina Hernandez yells across the high school gym during a pre-season practice. “Those aren’t short hops,” she yells between drills. “Those are high hops. You have to throw it underhand and skip it right before her glove. You don’t want that high hop at all. Don’t pull…

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SHS softball honored at halftime

January 3, 2015
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The 2014 Lady Knight softball team was honored during halftime of the varsity girls basketball game against Conard on Saturday, Dec. 27 for winning their second straight Class LL championship title last spring . The 2014 Lady Knights went 20-0 during the regular season to earn the top seed in the postseason tournament. Southington scored…

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Town-wide registration announced for Little League and girls softball

December 4, 2014
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Town-wide registration has been announced for players interested in the Southington Girls Softball League (SGSL) and any of the three local Little Leagues. Registration will be held on Saturday, Jan. 24 and Saturday, Feb. 7, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., in the Southington High School cafeteria. The leagues are only open to Southington residents over…

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August 15, 2014
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Former Lady Knight shortstop Denise Archacki-Ingriselli tries to stop a baserunner at second base during the late 1970s.

By John Goralski Sports Writer Denise Archacki-Ingriselli’s reprieve ran out when former Lady Knight softball coach Joe Piazza signaled to his smiling outfielder halfway through her rookie season. Southington’s starting shortstop was being helped from the varsity field by her teammates with a season-ending injury, and Southington’s hopes for their first championship banner seemed to…

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Back-to-back champions; Lady Knights outlast Amity in 15-inning title contest

June 20, 2014
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By John Goralski
Rachel Dube circles the bases in the Class LL finals after leading off the bottom of the 15th inning with a game-winning home run.

By John Goralski Sports Writer Coaches and fans were already noticing fatigue with the pitchers when Southington came to the plate at the bottom of the 15th inning. On Saturday, June 14, the game was already dragging toward the three and a half hour mark, and the moon was already climbing high into the sky.…

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Back in the semifinals; Softball surges past Newtown, outlasts Cheshire

June 13, 2014
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By John Goralski
Kaitlin Paterson beats the throw to third base during a 13-0 win over Newtown in the second round of the Class LL tournament on June 3.

By John Goralski Sports Writer Kendra Friedt picked apart Cheshire’s lineup with the accuracy of a military sniper. She scored two strikeouts in the first inning. She scored two in her final inning on the mound. Every inning in between, at least one Ram batter swung and missed at a third strike. In the second…

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Undefeated regular season; Softball celebrates 20-0 season with Lupus fundraiser

June 5, 2014
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By John Goralski
Kendra Friedt holds the single season strikeout record for the Knights (212).

By John Goralski Sports Writer Southington was leading 6-0 in the first game of the double header finale when Coach Davina Hernandez flashed the bunt sign to Sydney Ferrante. Why do you force one of the best power hitters in the state to hold off? Hernandez thought a bunt was a better decision. “She hits…

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Mercy me; Softball is on a roll

May 30, 2014
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By John Goralski
Bella Russo slides into third base during a 15-0 victory over New Britain on Tuesday, May 20.

By John Goralski Sports Writer The Lady Knights seemed to hold back on the kill like an executioner showing a hint of mercy. On Wednesday, May 21, the Southington softball team surged to an 8-0 lead over Simsbury by the bottom of the fourth inning. The Southington girls looked like they were on the brink…

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Searching for perfection;

May 23, 2014
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By John Goralski
Dani Ahearn chases down a fly ball in right field during a 5-0 win over Conard.

By John Goralski Sports Writer On Wednesday, May 14, Davina Hernandez yelled back at the dugout in frustration as she swung an imaginary bat. “Like this,” she instructed as she motioned a level slap at an invisible pitch. “You’re swinging up at the ball.” Southington is cruising toward the finish line for another undefeated season.…

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