One player reaching a very special milestone allowd her team to remain undefeated, highlighting a very busy Monday of high school sports around town.
Stratford High senior Taylor Lubas notched the 100th varsity hit of her softball career in the Red Devils’ 12-1 win over Bethel.
Here’s a rundown of all the action to begin the week:
Stratford 12, Bethel 1
Taylor Lubas, a senior, needed four hits entering the game to reach the 100-hit milestone. She wound up going 5-for-5, giving her 101 hits in her career as the Red Devils ran their record to 4-0.
Lubas also had three RBIs behind winnig pitcher Angela Grindrod, who gave up two hits and struck out eight.
Catcher Ryan Matto plated six runs by going 4-for-5 in the game.
Stratford plays at Platt Tech on Tuesday.
Weston 17, Bunnell 4
After getting no-hit in back-to-back games, the Bunnell bats came alive with nine hits, but two bad innings allowed Weston to pull out the win.
It was a 4-4 game after three innings.
For Bunnell, Amanda Wallace went 3-for-3 with an RBI double and Julianna Santiago had two hits.
The Bulldogs play a home and home with Immaculate in its next two games, trekking to Danbury to play the Mustangs on Wednesday before playing host to the same team on Wednesday, April 17.
Bunnell 6, Brookfield 2
The Bulldogs ran their record to 3-1 on the season as Henry Gloria earned his first varsity win, allowing just one earned run in six innings of work.
He also recorded two hits and scored a run to aid his own cause.
Tony Broadhurst went 2-for-3 while driving in two and scoring twice. Colin Richards added two hits and Brett Batka and Ryan Nelson both had RBI singles.
Weston 12, Stratford 7
The Red Devils led 4-1 after three innings, but Weston exploded for 10 runs over the next three innings to pull out the win.
It was Stratford’s first loss of the season as the Red Devils slipped to 2-1 (0-1 in SWC play).
Braydon Seaburg, Malcolm Kinder and Gabe Avila had two hits each for Stratford.
The Red Devils host New Fairfield on Wednesday at 4:15 p.m. in a non-league game.
Joel Barlow 13, Bunnell 6
Morgan Reilly scored three goals to lead the Bulldogs, who trailed by just two goals at the half, but couldn’t get any closer over the final 25 minutes.
Mariana Trovarelli added a goal and an assist for the Bulldogs while Maura Kelly and Cat Nelson each talled single goals.
Tatiana Wright made eight saves for Bunnell, which slipped to 1-3 on the season.
The Bulldogs host Weston on Thursday.
Bunnell 4, Masuk 3
Bunnell won its season-opening match with a thrilling 4-3 win over Masuk at home.
The Bulldogs swept the singles portion of the match to earn the win.
Lucy Li (6-1, 6-2), Mikaela Puzzo (6-3, 6-2), Amari Campfield (7-5, 6-4) and Carrie Lutian (8-0 in a pro set) were all victorious for the Bulldogs.
Notre Dame-Fairfield 7, Stratford 0
Stratford’s Kelly Londa played her heart out in a 6-3, 3-6, 11-9 defeat at third singles, highlighting the day for the Red Devils.
Masuk 7, Bunnell 0
No further information was reported from this match.
BOYS TRACK AND FIELD
Bunnell’s N’Dabian wins three events in opener
On Monday April 8th the Bunnell Bulldog track and field team, in its 2019 spring season opener, traveled to New Milford to face the Green Wave and the Mustangs of Immaculate in a SouthWest Conference tri-meet.
Each team had individual athletes finish first in three events despite the cool cloudy weather.
Bunnell’s Christ N’Dabian started his day as a part of the 4X100 relay team of Marquise Lawrence, Tyreek Smith, Alex Mosley, and N’Dabian finishing first with a time of 43.87 seconds.
N’Dabian and Mosley later battled each other in the 100-meter dash, as well. N’Dabian hustled across the line at 11.2 seconds followed by Mosley at 11.52 seconds.
In the 200-meter dash, N’Dabian edged out Lawrence for the top spot at 23.1 seconds. Lawrence was clocked at 23.7 seconds.
Smith helped Bunnell in team points in the long jump event with a jump of 19 feet and first place overall. Teammate Jesone Khantikone followed at 17.8 feet.
In the pole vault New Milford’s Jesse Meadows cleared 8 feet 6 inches taking first place. Bunnell’s Paul Hernandez (8 feet) and Justin Hogarth (7-6) took second and third.
At the end of the meet when the final team totals added up, it was New Milford taking wins over Immaculate 109-38, and Bunnell, 101-48 with Bunnell earning the win over Immaculate, 81-63.
Stratford, Brookfield at Bethel
No results from this meet were reported to the Stratford Sports Scene.