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O’Connor fans 13, allows one hit in win over East Windsor

Lyla O’Connor tossed the second one-hitter of her career Monday in a win over East Windsor.

CANTON, April 1, 2024 – Mackenzie Robinson was 3-for-4 with two triples and five RBI as the Canton High girls softball team won their second straight game with a 13-1 win over East Windsor in six innings Monday in North Central Connecticut Conference play.

Erin Mackin had three doubles and drove in two runs for the Warriors (2-0, 1-0 NCCC) while Ashley Briggs was 3-for-4 with a double and one RBI. Madeline Tucker and Reagan Grecula each had doubles for Canton.

On the mound, Canton pitcher Lyla O’Connor earned her first win of the season with a complete game, allowing just one hit and striking out 13. She walked five. It was her second career 1-hit game. She had a one-hitter in 2022 against HMTCA.

Canton 13, East Windsor 1 (6)
At Canton

East Windsor (0-1)       100  000  —   1-  1-3
Canton (2-0)                   212  305  — 13-14-1
Lanagan and Wormstedt; Lyla O’Connor and Reagan Grecula; WP: O’Connor (1-0); LP: Lanagan (0-1); 2B: Erin Mackin (C) 3, Ashley Briggs (C), Madeline Tucker (C), Reagan Grecula (C); 3B: Mackenzie Robinson (C) 2; O’Connor (C)


Gerry deSimas, Jr., is the editor and founder of The Collinsville Press. He is an award-winning writer and has been covering sports in Connecticut and New England for more than 40 years. He was inducted into the New England High School Wrestling Hall of Fame in 2018.

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