GHS senior players (l-r) Owen Stephens, Daniel Cantafi, Luke Fahey, Elliot Hamilton, Preston Hunt, Drew Jean, and Daniel Beagle on Senior Night
GHS Baseball Celebrates Seniors, Sweeps Week
Glastonbury High School baseball dominated last week, outscoring four opponents 37-2 behind strong hitting and excellent overall pitching. They ended the week by recognizing the team’s seven seniors at Riverfront Park.
The Guardians started off the week with a convincing 14-0 win against the Enfield Eagles on Monday. They scored seven runs in the 1st inning courtesy of a pair of hits from Drew Curto and singles from Dan Cantafi, Jack Petrone, and Jarrod Cosalan. Glastonbury never turned back after the early lead, scoring three runs in the following two innings and ending the game early in the 5th inning with four more runs. Elliot Hamilton pitched four innings for the Guardians and got the victory, allowing only two hits and striking out six. Anthony Michaud helped conserve the shutout after coming in to close in the 5th inning.
The next day, the team blanked the Masuk Panthers 8-0 in Monroe. The offense remained hot, scoring six runs in the 2nd inning thanks to singles from Drew Jean, Kyle Stephens, Luke Fahey, Curto, and Petrone. Left-handed starter Cody Heselton got the win and pitched a spectacular game, allowing only two hits, while striking out nine. Daniel Beagle came in to close in the 6th inning and contributed to the shutout.
The winning streak continued on Wednesday as the Guardians traveled to Farmington and beat the River Hawks 10-1. Great hitting was again on display with sixteen overall hits and a 5-5 performance from Curto, the team’s lead-off hitter. Cantafi, Petrone, and Fahey each had multiple hits in the contest. Cantafi not only had multiple hits for the Guardians, but also earned the victory after pitching six innings and striking out six. Petrone came in to close and shut down the River Hawks for the final out.
The Guardians returned home to Riverfront Park on last Thursday for Senior Night and beat the Northwest Catholic Lions 5-1. The game was scoreless until the 3rd inning when Glastonbury scored a pair of runs following hits from Cantafi and C.J. Butera and then the Guardians went on to score three more runs in the 5th inning to grow the lead. Again the bats were alive for the home team with multiple hits from Curto, Cantafi, and Owen Stephens. Stephens got the victory for Glastonbury after throwing five innings. Hamilton came in relief in the 6th inning and Beagle closed out the game and the successful week for the Guardians.
GHS Softball Hammers Four More
Glastonbury High School softball continues to mow down opponents; defeating four more last week by a combined score of 54-10.
Last Monday they beat Newington 15-3 behind three hits and three RBIs from Rayah Snyder. Sadie Scurto also drove in three runs, while Natalie Lessard had three hits and Molly Doherty reached base twice on two hits.
The next day, the Guardians beat Maloney 12-6. Scurto was 4-4 with a pair of doubles and Nabia Crawford had three hits, driving in two runs. Molly Edgington and Brooke Tracy also drove in two runs apiece, while Tracy struck out 11 from the mound.
In a 13-0 win over Farmington last Wednesday, the team celebrated five seniors for Senior Night. Tracy and Gabby Lambert combined for a no-hitter, striking out 13. Scurto and Lambert each drove in two hits.
Last Thursday, the Guardians closed the week with a 14-2 win over Northwest Catholic to improve to 14-2 overall.
All told, the team ended the week with 55 hits, a dozen coming from Snyder and nine coming from Scurto. Snyder also contributed 11 runs and Scurto drove in a team-high 10.
GHS softball seniors (l-r) Brooke Tracy, Sadie Scurto, Molly Edgington, Meredith Lambert, Alyssa Meyers on May 11 during Senior Night.
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