Posts Tagged ‘ softball ’

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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Still no challenge; Wins keep coming for Lady Knights

May 15, 2014
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By John Goralski
Nicole White zeroes in on a pitch during a 15-0 game against Newington on Monday, May 5.

By John Goralski Sports Writer Davina Hernandez was forced to switch her lineup with two starters nursing injuries at the start of the week, and the coach decided to rest her starter to give Brenna Sarantides a chance to throw some pitches. The Knights never missed a step. The Knights opened the week with a…

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Softball wins battle of unbeatens; Lady Knights hold onto the top spot in the Class LL rankings

May 8, 2014
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By John Goralski
Sydney Ferrante makes the play at shortstop during a 2-0 win over Maloney on Monday, April 28.

By John Goralski Sports Writer For three innings, Maloney’s sophomore ace was matching Southington’s veteran pitch for pitch. Close calls weren’t going Southington’s way, and it was etched on the Lady Knight faces. Coach Davina Hernandez could see frustration mounting on her players’ faces, so she huddled her team for a pep talk. “I told…

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Lady Knights post an almost perfect week

May 1, 2014
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By John Goralski Sports Writer In the bottom of the fifth inning a Lady Knight fielder misplayed the softball, and a Farmington runner raced out the ball to second. She advanced to third base on a passed ball, but that’s as far as she got. An infield ground ball and two strikeouts secured the no-hitter.…

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