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CHS Softball, Baseball Celebrate Birthday With Seventh Inning Rallies

May 22, 2014 by Greg Lederer

Cheshire High School baseball (13-6, Housatonic Division Co-Champion at 6-2) trailed 4-2 headed to the seventh inning on Wednesday, yet, they staged a two-out rally to win 5-4 at Foran (4-15).
Senior Dan Schock reached on a single in the seventh and scored on an RBI double from junior Cooper Mrowka. On his birthday, senior Ethan Lonardelli hit the go-ahead home run. His blast went to right field.
Schock had two singles and runs scored. Mrowka posted three hits.
Senior Kyle Waldron relieved junior Liam Davey (five hits, three strikeouts and walks) in the sixth inning, picking up the win to improve to 5-1. Waldron secured two strikeouts and didn't surrender a hit.
Cheshire swept the series. Back on April 17, CHS faced a 2-1 deficit in the seventh against Foran, but enjoyed another two-out surge to win 3-2.
CHS hosts Branford (6-12) in Friday's regular season finale at 4:15 p.m. Lonardelli (captain), Wes Robertson (captain), Schock (captain), Matt Hickey, and Waldron will be recognized on Senior Day. Cheshire won the first meeting 7-3 on April 19.
Softball (13-4, Housatonic Co-Champion at 6-2)
The Lady Rams used a four-run seventh inning to snap a 10-10 tie at Foran (9-9), winning 14-10 to sweep the series on the birthday of first-year head coach Kristine Drust.
CHS held a 9-2 lead before the Lions rallied back to tie the game 10-10 in the fifth. Senior Alexa DiLeo hit a home run, giving her six in the last five games. DiLeo had five RBIs and scored a run.
Classmate Bryanna McIntosh (two runs scored), along with juniors Casey Harding (three RBIs, two runs scored), Olivia Odermatt (two runs scored), and Sara Como (three RBIs and runs scored, walk) joined DiLeo with two hits apiece.
Junior pitcher Mackenzie Juodaitis returned after missing two games with a muscle strain, working four and two/thirds innings. Freshman Abbie Abramson (3-1) earned the victory in relief.
CHS visits Deer Run School on Friday to face host East Haven (14-4) at 7 p.m. Cheshire won the home opener 3-2 on April 10.
Boys' Volleyball (15-2, six-time defending Southern Connecticut Conference regular season champion)
CHS earned their eighth straight win 3-0 (25-19, 25-16, 25-15) against Lewis Mills (6-8). The Rams swept the series in the regular season finale.
Colin Haensel (13 kills, four blocks), Ted Li (11 kills, two blocks and aces), Trent Hager (32 assists), and Greg Zane (four kills, five blocks) led on Senior Night. They were recognized alongside captains Anthony Carbone, Eric Cusano, and Pat Lindner and managers Kathleen Hastie, Laura Heynen, and Becca Ligi.
Photos of the senior class and Haensel putting down a kill were taken by Jim Brandolini/Cheshire Herald.
The Rams visit Masuk (10-6) in Friday's regular season finale at 5 p.m. CHS won 3-0 on April 16.
Boys' Golf (10-4-1)
Cheshire defeated Fairfield Prep (10-8-1) for the second time 162-178. Seniors Jake Ecke (36) and Tom Arisco (40), along with classmate Ben Kaplan (43) and junior Chris Simione (43), scored in the victory.
The Rams visit Racebrook Country Club for next Tuesday's SCC Championship at 8 a.m.
Boys' Tennis (10-7)
CHS won 6-1 in the regular season finale at Shelton (6-11). Senior Jeremy Reichentahl (6-0, 6-1), junior Jackson Ajello (6-2, 6-4), and sophomore Joe Cashore (6-0, 7-6 (7-2)) won in singles.
Juniors Reilly Eldredge and David Light (6-2, 6-3), junior Abdullah Choudhry and freshman Arnav Velaparthi (6-1, 6-2), and sophomores Sanjay Montagna and Jeff Russitano (6-1, 6-3) swept doubles.
The SCC Tournament begins May 27.
Remainder of Thursday's varsity schedule:
Girls' Golf (4-12)
At Copper Hill, CHS will meet host Suffield/East Granby at 3 p.m. The girls won 227-238 on April 24.
Boys' Lacrosse (4-11)
Cheshire travels to Fairfield University for the season finale against host Fairfield Prep (10-5) at 4:30 p.m. The Jesuits have won the last two Class L titles. The three-time defending SCC Tournament Champions won a fourth straight regular season crown this year.

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