Saturday, May 13, 2017

WATERBURY'S SPRING ROUNDUP #6: Lawton doesn't yield a hit, bashes out plenty of her own in three games

Holy Cross softball senior Sarah Lawton had a big week in the circle and at the plate.
It's impossible to be better in the circle than Holy Cross softball senior Sarah Lawton was this past week.
It's even hard to be better at the plate. The Crusaders played three games and won all of them. All Lawton did was sandwich two no-hitters around a perfect game. That's right, two no-hitters and a perfect game in the same week. Lawton also pounded the ball with her bat.
Holy Cross downed Crosby 19-0 in five innings on Monday. Lawton was one error away from a perfect game and struck out 10 in her first no-hitter of the week. She also doubled, tripled and drove in four runs.
Holy Cross hammered Kennedy 21-0 in five innings on Wednesday at home, and Lawton was perfect. She had 11 strikeouts and threw 43 of 49 pitches for strikes. At the plate, Lawton homered, doubled twice and drove in seven runs.
Holy Cross closed the week with a 24-0 win in five innings over Wilby on Friday. Lawton finished one walk away from a second perfect game and had to "settle" for a second no-hitter. She struck out 11 and threw 55 of 73 pitches for strikes. At the plate, Lawton once again homered and doubled twice. She also drove in three runs.
An amazing week for a standout senior pitcher and hitter.
Hannah hammers the ball in Kennedy win: Holy Cross sophomore Hannah Brown had a big game on Wednesday. Brown homered, doubled twice and drove in five runs.

TRACK AND FIELD
Locals excel in Torrington Alumni Club Track and Field Challenge: Crosby, Holy Cross, Kaynor Tech, Kennedy, Sacred Heart and Wilby took part in Saturday's meet at Torrington High School.
BOYS
Sacred Heart finished second to Naugatuck (111.75 points) with 105.25 points. The Hearts saw Mechai Hayes win the 400 meters and Edward Williams claim the top spot in the 110-meter hurdles. Sacred Heart also won the 4x400-meter relay behind the team of Joel Guzman, Jovanni Celli, Hayes and Williams. Williams was second in the 300-meter hurdles and Andre Anderson took second in the 400. Tariq Price was second in the triple jump, and the Hearts also took second in the 4x800 relay.
Kaynor Tech's Terrell Patterson was a two-time winner, taking first place in the 800 and 1600 meters. 
Holy Cross' DeAndre Wallace won the 100-meter dash and the high jump. Wallace was second in the 200-meter dash. Marckens Auguste took first in the triple jump and finished third in the 300 hurdles.
Crosby's Bernardo Mbaya won the discus while Kennedy's Jude Sampson was second in both the discus and the shot put. Jordan Wilkins of Crosby was second in the 110 hurdles, and the Bulldogs also took second place in the 4x100.
Wilby's Dwayne Blackwood had a second place finish in the 100 meters.
GIRLS
Holy Cross was the top team from the area in seventh place out of 13 teams. Meah Austin had the lone Crusader victory in the 300 hurdles and also finished in the 100 hurdles. Devon Eason turned in a second place finish in the long jump.
The other local winner was Kennedy's Andriska Mickle, who took first in the javelin. Mickle was second in both the shot put and discus. Teammate Jordyn Wilson claimed third in the 100 meters.
Sacred Heart's Jenna French took second in both the 800 and 1600. Crosby's Megan Holland was third in the 800 while Sacred Heart's Briana Cyr placed third in the 400.
Wilby's Khira Francis was second in the 100 meters.

BASEBALL
Sacred Heart won four games in the past week to extend their winning streak to five games. The Hearts knocked off Wilby, Waterbury Career Academy, Kennedy and Crosby. Sacred Heart is 12-5 heading into Monday's showdown against Holy Cross
Speaking of Holy Cross, the Crusaders were 17-0 heading into Saturday. They were scheduled to play Montville in a non-league game. Monday brings the Sacred Heart game, followed by a Tuesday matchup at surging St. Paul (14-2).

GOLF
Holy Cross remained undefeated at 12-0 with a 182-263 win over Kennedy on Thursday at Western Hills. Mike Mencio led the Crusaders with a 44.
Sacred Heart improved to 7-4 with a 180-192 victory over Woodland on Friday at East Mountain. Jack Vaillancourt led the Hearts with a 43.

BOYS TENNIS
Holy Cross finished the regular season with five straight wins and a 9-6 record.

GIRLS TENNIS
Sacred Heart ended the regular season with four straight victories and a 12-4 record. Holy Cross won three straight to end the regular season at 10-6.

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