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CHS Softball And Baseball Fall To Rival Spartans, Girls' Tennis Extends Win Streak

May 7, 2013 by Greg Lederer

On Monday at Old Tavern Road Complex in Orange, Cheshire High School softball (10-5; 4-2 in Housatonic Division) fell short 5-3 against host Amity (11-4; 7-0). The loss snapped a three-game win streak. With their second win over Cheshire, Amity earned a defense of their Housatonic crown.
All the scoring came in the first and third innings. Cheshire led 2-0 on a two-run home run from sophomore Sara Como, scoring senior Erin Donnarumma. The Spartans responded with three runs in the bottom half.
The Lady Rams tied the score on an RBI single from Nicole D'Amato. Once again, Donnarumma scored. Amity scored the decisive two runs in the bottom half.
Freshman pitcher Katie Koshes entered the game in the seventh inning, striking out the next three batters to earn the save. D'Amato gave up seven hits and two hits. She posted seven strikeouts.
D'Amato and classmate Kierstyn Bourdeau both had two hits in the loss.
Cheshire travels to Shelton (4-10; 3-3) on Wednesday at 4 p.m. CHS won 13-2 on April 18.
Girls' Tennis (9-4)
Cheshire extended their win streak to five matches by winning 5-2 at Hamden (4-8). Cheshire swept doubles: seniors Meredith Bryden and Lindsey Garibaldi (6-7, 6-2, 6-2), juniors Katie and Christy Freitag (6-2, 6-1), and senior Emily Kolodecik and junior Ashley Tartaglia (6-1, 6-2). Senior Anna Toscano (6-0, 6-1) and sophomore Katherine Wang (6-2, 4-6, 6-2) added individual matches. Wang hadn't started in the lineup before.
The Lady Rams visit Branford on Wednesday at 3:45 p.m. CHS won 4-3 on April 5.
Girls' Golf (10-2)
Senior Andra Frappier shot 42 for the second consecutive match, earning medalist in a 190-263 victory against East Lyme. Classmates Emily Larkin (47), Megan Robles (50), and Maggie Kulpa (51) were separated by four strokes.
On Tuesday, Cheshire visits the New Haven Country Club to play host Sacred Heart Academy at 3 p.m.
Boys' Tennis (6-8)
Fairfield Prep (10-3) swept visiting CHS 6-1 at Fairfield University. When his opponent retired, senior Casey Barry picked up a 6-4, 4-6, 5-5 victory in singles.
Cheshire visits Amity on Saturday at 11 a.m. Amity swept the April 3 opener 7-0.
Boys' Volleyball (9-3)
Cheshire needed five games to sweep their series with Amity (9-5), winning 3-2 (25-12, 17-25, 23-25, 29-27, 15-9). Along with posting personal-highs for kills (seven) and assists (33), junior Ted Li chipped in four digs. Senior Evan Colechia contributed 20 kills and seven digs. Fellow captain, senior Zhihan Zou, had seven digs, five kills, and four service aces.
The Rams visit Maloney (5-8) on Thursday at 6 p.m. Cheshire swept them 3-0 on April 17.
Boys' Golf (9-3; 4-1)
Cheshire, led by senior medalist Eric Dietrich (36), beat host North Haven 156-190. Junior Jake Ecke followed him at 37. Junior Ben Kaplan fired a 41. Junior Tom Arisco and sophomore Chris Simione both posted a 42.
The Rams play host Fairfield Prep on Tuesday at Brooklawn Country Club. CHS lost 164-179 on April 16.
Baseball (6-8; 1-5)
Cheshire lost to host Amity (13-2; 6-1) 11-2 at the Old Tavern Road Complex. Amity swept the series. Senior Kyle Hodgdon (two hits) singled in senior Kevin Mirando (hit by pitch; hit) and sophomore Cooper Mrowka (single) in the sixth inning.
Junior Dan Schock (seven hits, three walks) started the game on the mound. Senior PJ Watson walked six during the fourth inning, tying Schock with three strikeouts. Sophomore Adam vonFischer pitched the remainder of the game, allowing two hits. He had two strikeouts.
The Rams host Sheehan (7-7; 4-3) on Wednesday at 4 p.m. Cheshire lost 9-3 on April 17.
Remainder of Tuesday's varsity slate:
Boys' Outdoor Track And Field (8-2)
In the dual-meet finale, Cheshire faces host Jonathan Law and Daniel Hand at 3:45 p.m.
Boys' Lacrosse (5-7)
CHS plays host Notre Dame-West Haven (5-6) at 4 p.m.
Girls' Lacrosse (10-2)
The Lady Rams host Simsbury (8-1) on Senior Night at 7 p.m. Lauren Como (captain), Alison Hoynes (captain), Kathleen Kalbian (captain), Christy Myjak (captain), Emily Dooley, Nicole Stauffer, and Maddie Tenenbaum will be recognized.

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