The Lady Spartans defeated Simsbury 13-0 in the first round game of the CIAC state tourney on Wednesday.
The Amity Lady Spartans Softball team took on the West Haven Blue Devils for the SCC interdivision season opener in Woodbridge on Wednesday, April 8.
Katie Koshes is back on the mound this year, and proving she still has the chops.
Amity: Cassidy Kirby, Dani Nordyk, Amanda Rieser and Katie Koshes each had RBIs, Jenna Thomas had a triple.
West Haven: Marisa Pacapelli had two hits and Jolie Morrell doubled.
With a chilly drizzle falling on them, Amity won 4-0.
Records: Amity 1-0; West Haven 0-1.
The CIAC sent out the following notices regarding the baseball and softball state championship games.
The Amity vs Southington Baseball game will take place at Palmer Field in Middletown.
The date and time were changed from Friday, June 13 at 7 p.m. to Sunday, June 15 at 12:30 p.m.
The Amity vs Southington Softball game is still scheduled for Saturday, June 14 at 7 p.m. Some reports stated the game would take place in Stratford, but the latest from the CIAC is that the game will be held in West Haven. (Be sure to check the CIAC website before heading out for the game)
If anyone deserves an MVP nod for her performance in a game it would be Amity Katie Koshes who bunted the ball on her first pitch in the bottom of the seventh inning against South Windsor in the 2-1 CIAC semi-final win in West Haven.
Koshes was a master on the mound keeping the Bobcats down to just two hits and allowing four walks, but she struck out 16.
With the score tied at 1-1, and the Lady Spartans up at bat, it was important to make the right decisions if Amity was going to get into the Class LL state championship game this weekend.
Heather Watt singled to left field with one out in the bottom of the seventh. She stole second on a passed ball, and on to third on a ground out.
With two outs, and Watt in position, Koshes bunted and safely ran to first, allowing Watt to score the winning run.
Jenna DiLorenzo walked in the second inning after she was hit by a pitch. She stole second and then scored on a single by Jill DeMaio.
Krista Reynolds had a single and triple for the Lady Spartans.
In the third, the Bobcats’ Linda Nguyen scored on a single by Miread Kelly.
Amity will play for the title against Southington in the Championship game this weekend (time and location to be announced)
The two teams have faced off for the title seven times, with Amity taking the last three.
Amity is the #7 seed with a 22-5 record.
Here are some photos of our girls in action.
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The Lady Spartans won the Class LL semifinal game 4-3 on Monday night against Westhill at DeLuca Field in Stratford on Monday night.
UPDATE: The #6 seeded Lady Spartans Softball team from Amity will go up against #1 seeded team from Southington at Deluca Field in Stratford, Friday, June 8 at 7 p.m.
Come cheer our awesome girls on to the win.
Bring your wallets, Tickets are $8 adults, $5 students and seniors.
Excerpt from the New Haven Register:
“The Spartans took a 1-0 lead on Jenna DiLorenzo’s RBI sacrifice fly in the first inning. In the third, Jacqui Ferriaolo hit a two-run single and later DiLorenzo then stole home to put Amity up 4-0.
Dana Blydenburg allowed a two-run triple to Allison Macari and a run-scoring single to Tami Wise that cut the Amity lead to 4-3 in the third inning before Ferranti entered.
Jacqui Ferriaolo and C.J. Semones each had two of Amity’s seven hits.
The Spartans didn’t have a hit in the final three innings, but Ferranti played a key role in maintaining the Amity lead.“
Jacqui Ferraioli drove in Emily Fox to lead the Spartans past Darien. Corina Zdrowski was the other notable player with an RBI and two hits for Amity, which scored three times in the seventh inning (according to the New Haven Register)
The girls’ greatest challenge yet will be on Monday, when they go up against the number 2 seeded Westhill, time and location to be announced.
So far Westhill has been slaughtering their opponents on their home field in Stamford.
On May 29 they beat Fairfield Warde 12-2
On May 30, they defeated Naugatuck 6-1
On June 1 they showed no mercy to Mercy with a final score of 9-1
And on Monday, June 4, they will take on Amity — the time and site to be announced.
Amity’s record so far
In the first round, Amity defeated Newton 8-1 on May 29 at Amity
In the second round, Amity defeated New Milford 9-3 on May 30 at Amity
The Spartans defeated Darien 4-2 in the quarter final on June 1 at Darien
The semi final is on Monday, June 4, when they go up against Westhill, time and place to be announced
The winner of Monday’s game goes on to the final on June 8 or 9.
Spartans at Yale Field
Amity’s Mike Concato pitched an excellent game striking out Hand players time and time again for a 2-0 victory in the Southern Connecticut Conference (SCC) semifinal game at Yale Field on Thursday night.
The Spartans will play in the SCC Championship game at Yale Field on Saturday at noon.
The boys are the third seeded team in this Tourney.
Softball at Biondi Field
The Lady Spartans tasted victory in the SCC Semifinal against East Haven on Thursday night, and earned a well-deserved place in the SCC Championships.
The Spartans beat the Easties 5-3 as East Haven fans felt the chill from the bleachers while the fog rolled in from the ocean.
The seven senior players want to win the league title this year.
The Spartans took the lead in the first inning with a 1-0 with an RBI courtesy of Jenna DiLorenzo.
In the fourth inning, the Easties tied the game at 1-1, but Amity fired back with three unearned runs.
Amity scored again with a fly ball by Corina Zdrowski in the fifth for Amity.
Amity will go up against either No. 1 Foran or No. 5 Mercy in Saturday’s 6 p.m. championship game at Biondi Field.
The Spartans are 18-4 this season.