Thursday, May 06, 2021

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Hand Baseball Wins Big in First Game; Boys’ Lacrosse, Tennis Also Prevail

Baseball

The Hand baseball team started off its season by earning a resounding victory versus Wilbur Cross last week. On April 10, the Tigers hosted the Governors and won the game by the final score of 11-1 at Polson Field.

Hand scored three runs in the first inning, three runs in the second, and then added five more runs in the fifth on its way to defeating Wilbur Cross. Seniors Mike Engelhart and Matt Carone shared the pitching duties for the Tigers in the victory.

At the plate, senior Eli Davies had a single and a double with two stolen bases and three RBI for Head Coach Travis LaPointe’s squad. Senior Anthony DePino had a single with two walks, a stolen base, and three runs scored on the day. Junior Evan Mastrobattisto hit a two-run triple, while senior Danny Weinstein added a single with a pair of RBI.

Boys’ Lacrosse

The Hand boys’ lacrosse team took on Fairfield Ludlowe in its season opener and claimed a 5-3 victory at the Surf Club on April 10.

Sophomore Sam Sisk scored two goals for the Tigers in the victory. Senior Braeden Kosiewicz, junior Patch Flanagan, and Mike McGuirk added one goal apiece for Hand in the game. Senior goalie Ryan Bordiere made 14 saves in net.

Softball

The Tigers’ softball squad took on Sacred Heart Academy for its first game with Head Coach Caitlin Eichler. Hand dropped a 7-5 decision at Sacred Heart Academy in its season opener on April 10.

Senior captains Grace Hartmann and Abby Cody each had multiple hits for the Tigers in the contest. Cody also drove home two runs for Coach Eichler’s club.

Girls’ Lacrosse

The Hand girls’ lacrosse team opened its season on the road by playing Fairfield Ludlowe on April 10. The Tigers took an 11-7 loss against Fairfield Ludlowe in the contest.

Boys’ Tennis

The Hand boys’ tennis team posted a sweep over Amity in its season opener last week. The Tigers blanked the Spartans by a 7-0 final at the Polson tennis courts on April 10.

Junior Sebastien Lowy notched a 6-2, 6-1 victory for the Tigers in the No. 1 singles match. Senior David Levchenko prevailed by a 7-5, 6-0 score at No. 2 singles; Elliott Booth earned a 6-1, 6-0 win at No. 3 singles; and junior Maximo Gulla won a 6-1, 6-3 decision in the No. 4 singles duel.

The Tigers also won all three doubles matches versus Amity. Hand’s No. 1 tandem of senior Reilly Vejar and junior Will deChabert claimed a 6-0, 6-0 victory; the No. 2 duo of junior Rob Washburne and junior Charles McIntyre earned a 6-1, 6-0 win; and the No. 3 pairing of senior John Van Ostenbridge and junior Patrick Hennessey came away with a 6-0, 6-2 victory.


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