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Baseball, softball start to turn it around


Baseball

After a difficult start to the season, the Blue Devils seem to have found their footing and stood at .500 following a 2-1 week.

The Plainville boys began the week with a hard-fought 5-4 victory over Middletown to even their record at 2-2, yet fell back below .500 with a 4-0 loss at the hands of Bristol Eastern.

The Blue Devils were only able to manage four hits off of the Lancers.

Junior Brett Snowden took the loss.

In the team’s final game of the week, Plainville came out on top against East Hartford, 7-3.

The boys jumped out to an early 3-0 lead in the top half of the first inning in that one, and never looked back, scoring all seven runs before the Hornets even got on the board.

Junior Rob Pezzulo walked away with the victory.

Softball

After a difficult start to the season, the Lady Blue Devils began to turn things around last week, earning their first two victories of the season.

The Plainville girls began the stretch earning their elusive first win, over Middletown, 8-6.

After falling behind 2-0 in the top half of the second inning, the girls stormed back with five runs in the bottom of the frame to take a lead they would never relinquish.

The girls scored three more well-timed runs in the bottom of the sixth, outlasting Middletown’s surge in the seventh to claim victory.

Freshman Kiya Broughton earned the team’s first win of the year.

After falling to Bristol Eastern 8-0 in the team’s second game of the week, the girls notched a 3-0 victory over Manchester to help them finish their homestand at 2-1.

Boys outdoor track

The Blue Devils won their first dual meet of the season last week, a 77-71 decision over Platt. The victory capped a rapid climb for the boys, who lost their first two meets of the year, but have shown improvement throughout.

The team began the year losing to Bristol Central, 98-52, before falling to Maloney in a much closer 81-71 contest.

Boys tennis

The Blue Devils have had their share of growing pains in their first season back in the world of high school sports, but had some little victories this past week.

Plainville lost to Rocky Hill 4-3 and Windsor 5-2, yet both matches proved to have better win totals than any of the locals’ earlier matches.

Prior to the Rocky Hill tilt, the boys had only won a single individual match this spring.

Girls tennis

After a frustrating start to the regular season, the Lady Blue Devils earned their first victory of the season, a convincing 6-1 victory over Manchester.

Previously, the girls had lost their four matches to start the season by a total of 26-2.

Boys golf

Plainville had an outstanding outing against Platt early last week to earn the team’s first victory of the season.

The Blue Devils outplayed the Panthers at nearly every turn, winning easily, 186-213.

Plainville junior Nick D’Amico was match medalist, shooting a 39 at Hunters Golf Club in Meriden.

The boys couldn’t keep their winning ways alive, however, falling to Bristol Eastern 189-202 to end the week.

Blue Devil senior Nick Lea finished with a 44. He tied with the Lancers’ Josh Unkrich for medalist honors.

Plainville has struggled on its home course, Tunxis Plantation in Farmington, this season, averaging 217.5 strokes per match.

Girls golf

The Lady Blue Devils have had a difficult time in the early stages of the team’s existence, losing to Wethersfield, 208-283, last week to remain winless.

Julia Migliorati of Wethersfield was match medalist, with a 48.

The local girls shot a 282 in their season-opening loss to Conard.

Both matches were played on the Lady Blue Devils’ home course, Tunxis Plantation in Farmington.



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