HK Baseball Sweeps the Week; Boys’ Tennis Team Wins Two of Three

By Chris Piccirillo / • 04/17/2022 04:52 pm EST


The Haddam-Killingworth baseball team won all three of its games last week to improve its record to 4-2 this year. The Cougars posted wins versus East Hampton, Old Lyme, and Hale-Ray to make for an undefeated week on the ballfield.

On April 11, HK hosted East Hampton and claimed a 10-5 victory over the Bellringers. Junior Liam Gordon struck out 9 batters en route to earning his second win of the season for the Cougars. Senior Nick Glynn and junior Dylan Coon each had a hit with two RBI, while senior Alex Sheehan had 2 hits for HK.

Two days later, the Cougars were on the road to face Old Lyme and prevailed by a 5-4 score. Senior Callen Powers tossed a complete game with 6 strikeouts to pick up his first win of the year. Glynn and sophomore Ryan Erskine had 2 hits apiece in the victory.

Then on April 15, HK notched a 12-2 win against Hale-Ray in 5 innings in another home game. Erskine fanned 5 hits in a complete-game performance for his first victory. Freshman Todd Butler had 3 hits, and Coon had 2 hits for Head Coach Marc Brookes’ team.

Boys’ Tennis

The Haddam-Killingworth boys’ tennis team improved to 3-3 on the season after winning two of its three matches last week. The Cougars netted victories versus Coginchaug and Old Saybrook to go with a loss against Westbrook.

HK started off its week by claiming a 5-0 home win over Coginchaug on April 11. Freshman Bryce Leiberman earned a 6-0, 6-1 victory in the No. 1 singles match for the Cougars. Senior captain Joe Mercier notched a 6-0, 6-0 victory at No. 2 singles; and junior Gus Luzietti triumphed by a 6-2, 6-2 score at No. 3 singles.

H-K’s No. 1 doubles team of sophomore captain Eddie White and freshman Joe Wessinger netted a 6-0, 6-0 victory. The No. 2 duo of sophomore Ezekiel Stevens and freshman Will Lirot notched a 6-2, 6-0 win.

On April 13, HK hosted Old Saybrook and edged out the Rams by a 3-2 score. Leiberman (6-0, 6-0), White (6-1, 6-0), and Mercier (6-1, 6-4) were victorious at the top three singles spots to help the Cougars get the nod.

The next day, HK took a 6-1 defeat against Westbrook in a road match. White gutted out a 6-2, 4-6, 7-6 (7-4) victory in the No. 1 singles match for the Cougars. Head Coach Rod Pakus described White’s triumph over a formidable opponent as the most exciting match that he’s seen thus far this year.

Girls’ Tennis

The HK girls’ tennis team took three defeats last week to move to 0-6 this season.

HK took a 6-1 loss against Coginchaug in a road match on April 11. Then on April 13, the Cougars faced Old Saybrook on the road and lost the contest by a 4-3 score. The next day, HK hosted Westbrook and took a 6-0 defeat to the Knights.

Boys’ Golf

The Haddam-Killingworth boys’ golf team split its first two matches of the 2022 season for an early record of 1-1. The Cougars took a loss to Old Saybrook before bouncing back with a win over Coginchaug last week.

On April 11, HK took a 182-192 road loss to Old Saybrook at Fenwick Golf Course. Senior Andrew Fleig and sophomore Declan Kessler both shot a 46 for the Cougars. Senior Gabe Barile shot a 48, and junior Jacob Maier finished with a score of 52.

Three days later, HK claimed a 187-201 victory against Coginchaug in a road match at Lyman Orchards Golf Course. Freshman Andrew Clayton led the HK pack by posting a score of 44 on the afternoon. Fleig and Barlie both scored a 46 in the win. Kessler shot a 51, and Maier recorded a score of 53 for Head Coach Josh Hagewood’s squad.

Boys’ Lacrosse

The Haddam-Killingworth boys’ lacrosse team moved to 3-1 on the season after gaining a split of two games last week.

On April 13, HK took a 6-2 home loss against North Branford. The following day, the Cougars hosted Old Saybrook and claimed an 8-3 victory over the Rams.

Girls’ Lacrosse

The Haddam-Killingworth girls’ lacrosse team took two defeats last week and is now 2-2 this season.

HK dropped a 14-9 decision to North Branford in a road game on April 12. Senior Yumi Imai scored 3 goals and had 1 assist for the Cougars. Junior Audrey Wrinn had 2 goals with 1 assist, sophomore Samantha Ruimerman scored 1 goal and had 2 assists, and senior Grace Cassidy and freshman Ava Ramino both had 1 goal with 1 assist.

Senior Emily Sorrentino scored a goal, while sophomore Tea Norman had an assist for HK. Senior goalie Rhianna Phipps made 9 saves in net.

Two days later, HK faced Old Saybrook on the road and took a 16-2 loss versus the Rams.

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