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Softball: Canton, Avon secure wins on diamond

CANTON, April 30, 2024 – Pitchers Ashley Briggs and Maddy Wire combined to strike out four and allow just one hit as the Canton High softball team beat Northwest Catholic, 17-0 in five innings in a non-league contest on Tuesday.

Erin Mackin was 3-for-3 with a home run and five RBI for the Warriors (7-4) while Lyla O’Connor was 2-for-2 with four RBI and a home run. Reagan Grecula was also 2-for-2 for the Warriors.

O’Connor, who homered in her sixth consecutive game, has seven home runs on the season.

Canton 17, NW Catholic 0 (5)
At Canton

NW Catholic               000  00  — 0-1-4
Canton (7-4)                634  4x  — 17-12-0
Ashley Briggs, Maddy Wire (4) and Mackenzie Robinson; Pinos and Collette; WP: Briggs (4-2); LP: Pinos; 2B: Sophia Mazza (C); 3B: Cheny (NW), Mackenzie Robinson (C), HR: Erin Mackin (C), Lyla O’Connor (C)

Avon 12, Wamogo/Litchfield 11
LITCHFIELD, April 30, 2024 – Eva Beloin his her first career home run in the top of the seventh inning to help the Avon High softball team earn their first victory of the season with a 12-11 non-league victory over the Wamogo/Litchfield co-op program.

Beloin’s one-out, inside-the-park home run to center field was the difference in the game that included 13 errors. Avon (2-6) had six errors while Wamogo/Litchfield had seven.

Syd Caso and Madison Jette were each 3-for-5 in the game for Avon with Kayla Jette hitting a triple and driving in three runs.

Avon 12, Wamogo/Litchfield 11
At Litchfield
Avon (2-6)                     213  203  1  — 12-12-6
Wamogo/Litchfield  202  034  0  — 11-12-7
Lily Ryan and Kayla Jette; pitching battery unavailable; WP: Ryan; 2B: Sharr (W), Gieger (W). Juliana Reome (A); 3B: Kayla Jette (A); HR: Eve Beloin (A)


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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