Weston 5, Joel Barlow 17
A nine-run top of the first and three more in the second gave Barlow a lead that easily held. Weston scored five in the fifth on doubles by Madelyne Culkin and Ellie English, a single by Julia Constantine, and a groundout by Linnea Bailor. Barlow added a run in the seventh.
Weston 12, Immaculate 13
Twelve hits, a Madelyne Culkin grand slam, and a home run by Ellie English weren’t quite enough to spare Weston a narrow loss as a five-run sixth inning gave Immaculate a lead that almost didn’t hold.
Sydney Lyon took the mound for Trojans and helped her own cause with four hits and three RBI. Weston had a 10-8 lead going into the sixth, which ended with Immaculate ahead by three. A Trojan response in the top of the seventh came up one run short after Culkin, who had singled, crossed the plate with English on the latter's long ball.
Weston 2, Brookfield 7
A first-inning home run Madelyne Culkin got Weston off to a good start, but except for Sydney Lyon’s three-for-four night, other Trojan bats were silent. Brookfield took the lead in the second, steadily added to their advantage, and ultimately notched a 7-2 win. Zephyr Parker was on the mound for four innings and took the loss.
Weston 8, New Milford 9
New Milford jumped to a 3-1 lead in the first inning. Both sides scored two in the third. Four Weston runners crossed the plate in the fourth, and by the bottom of the frame Trojans led 7-6. It didn’t last. Three unanswered runs in the sixth put New Milford back in the lead. Weston made a run in the seventh, scoring one run, but needed at least one more, which didn’t come.
Weston bats were active throughout the game with 11 hits. Trojan’s big fourth inning was powered in part by a key single by Annabelle Sanok and a double by Sydney Lyon. Lyon pitched six innings and took the loss, a tough break after contributing 4 hits and 3 RBI in 4 at-bats. Abby English and Linnea Bailor each had two hits, Bailor also an RBI. Julia Constantine and Tess Travers also had hits for Weston.
Weston 1, Stratford 8
Stratford came out on fire and by the end of the second inning had a 6-0 lead. Weston bats were quiet, producing only one hit, a final-inning single by Tess Travers. Travers had driven in Weston’s only run in the fourth inning, a groundout that scored Ellie English. English had walked, taken second on a passed ball, and stolen third. Sydney Lyon pitched the first five innings for Weston, striking out three and walking only one.
Weston 8, Stratford 9
A six-run second inning wasn't enough as Trojans came up one run short when all was said and done.
Weston took a 6-5 lead into fifth, added one there, and another in the sixth. But Stratford roared back with four in the bottom of the sixth, taking a 9-8 lead that held.
That second-inning surge began on a run-scoring double by Sydney Lyon. Baylor Moniz, Madelyne Culkin, Ellie English, and Julia Constantine also had RBI in the frame. Lyon was on the mound for six innings, registering three strikeouts. Trojans had 10 hits in the game, with Culkin, who went three for four, Lyon, and English notching multiples.
Weston 1, Newtown 15
Newtown scored 13 runs in the first three innings and added two more in the fifth, putting the game out of reach for Weston. Trojans managed only two hits, one by Madelyne Culkin, another by Baylor Moniz.
Weston’s sole run came in the fifth and final inning on a ground out by Emily Semaya that scored Lola Connelly, who had reached base on a walk.
Weston 2, Pomperaug 8
The game slipped away early as Pomperaug scored three runs in each of the first two innings. Sydney Lyon took the loss for Weston, on the mound for six innings. Lyon struck out four and walked one.
At the plate, Weston’s Ellie English led with two hits in three at bats.
Weston 13, Bunnell 1
An error-free game and big bats drove Weston to a 13-1 victory, where Trojans scored eight runs in the first inning alone, partly from a home run by Ellie English and a grand slam by Sydney Lyon.
Lyon drove in four runs on three hits in the game. She also earned the win on the mound, going five innings, allowing only one run on two hits. She struck out seven.
Weston 0, Masuk 19
A tough one for Weston, with only one hit in the game and 12 first-inning Masuk runs.
Weston 19, Kolbe Cathedral 11
Plenty of scoring on both sides through most of the game, but seven unanswered Weston runs in the third inning put it away for the Trojans. Sydney Lyon, Ellie English, Abby English, Tess Travers, Annabelle Sanok, and Madelyne Culkin produced the inning’s RBI flood.
Lyon was the winning pitcher, going six innings with six strikeouts and one walk. Zephyr Parker threw one inning in relief.
Weston 4, Bethel 3
Trojans were down by a run in the top of the seventh inning but scored three in the frame to win. Sydney Lyon went the distance on the mound, recording six strikeouts.
In the seventh, a Bethel error left the bases loaded for Julia Constantine, who singled to left, scoring Isabella St. Angelo. Madelyne Culkin then scored on an error, with Ellie English advancing to third. English scored on a Linnea Bailor fly ball, and Weston had the lead. In the bottom of the inning, a Lyon strikeout and two English put outs at first sealed Weston’s victory.
Weston 1, Notre Dame Catholic 16
An 11-run Notre Dame Catholic first inning and a five-run second shortened the game as Weston could not recover. The Trojans five hits, two by Linnea Bailor, produced only one run. Zephyr Parker started on the found, went four, and took the loss with one strikeout.
Weston 0, New Fairfield 4
It was a tough day on the diamond for Weston, managing only one hit, a seventh inning single by Ellie English. New Fairfield scored two in the first and added two more later.
Weston 10, Immaculate 11
Immaculate jumped to a three-run lead in the first inning. By the fifth, Weston had fought back to narrow the deficit to one. But Immaculate scored four unanswered runs in the sixth, taking an 11-6 lead. The Trojans hit the gas again in the final frame, scoring four runs on singles by Madelyne Culkin and Sydney Lyon and a walk by Julia Constantine. But the game ended 11-10 in Immaculate’s favor.
Lyon went the distance on the mound for Weston, notching three strikeouts. She also contributed two hits and two RBI. So did Culkin. Constantine tallied two RBI on a hit, Abby English had an RBI, Baylor Moniz posted a hit and two RBI, Linnea Bailor had one hit and an RBI. Ellie English had two hits, Tess Travers had one.
Weston 8, Bethel 10
The game was tied at eight-all when Bethel scored in the top of the sixth inning, taking a lead they would not relinquish.
Weston notched four runs in the fourth inning on run-scoring hits by Sydney Lyon, Ellie English, and Abby English. The Trojans out-hit Bethel 15 to 13, with Lyon, Linnea Bailor, English, English, and Isabella St. Angelo collecting multiple hits. Lyon had four.
Weston 16, Bunnell 4
Weston started the scoring in the first inning when Sydney Lyon doubled on the first pitch of her at bat, driving in a run. Lyon was the winning pitcher for Weston, surrendering four runs on three hits over three innings, striking out three. Zephyr Parker threw two innings in relief out of the bullpen, recorded the last six outs and earned the save.
The game was tied at four-all in the fourth inning when Weston began the blowout with a single by Annabelle Sanok that drove in a run.
Madelyne Culkin collected four hits in five at bats to help lead Weston to victory. Culkin singled in the second, doubled in the fourth, doubled in the fourth, and singled in the fifth.
Weston tallied 20 hits in the game. Lyon, Culkin, Isabella St. Angelo, Emily Semaya, Ellie English, and Linnea Bailor all had multiple hits. Culkin and Lyon had four hits each.
Our thanks to Stacie Reisner.
We welcome sports content and photos from contributors.
Kindly email yours to: firstname.lastname@example.org.