RHS roundup: Ridgefield teams have perfect day
Ridgefield High varsity teams were a perfect five-for-five on Thursday.
Baseball: The Tigers improved to 2-0 by beating Fairfield Ludlowe, 6-4, in Fairfield.
Ahead 3-2, Ridgefield scored three times in the top of the sixth inning to open a four-run lead. The rally made the difference as Ludlowe scored two runs in the bottom of the seventh before reliever Pete Columbia got the final two outs for the Tigers.
Matt Restivo led off the top of the seventh with a single for Ridgefield. Pete Columbia walked and Joey Pastore singled to load the bases with no outs. Quinn McDonald and Nick Cullinan followed with RBI singles and Jake Artzt got another run home with a sacrifice fly, giving the Tigers a 6-2 lead.
Down to its last at-bat, Ludlowe used four singles and a sacrifice fly to close within 6-4. But Columbia then retired the next batter to end the game.
In addition to getting the victory, Columbia went 2-for-3 with two runs scored and two RBIs. Restivo added three hits and scored two runs, and Sean Livingstone had two hits.
Starter Alex Price pitched six and one-third innings for Ridgefield. Price allowed four runs (all earned) on seven hits while walking two and striking out eight. Matthew DeLuca faced two batters before yielding to Columbia.
Girls lacrosse: Caroline Curnal and Katie Hoban combined for 12 points as Ridgefield routed host Norwalk, 15-3.
Curnal had five goals and one assist, and Hoban added four goals and two assists.
Caitlin Slaminko and Abby Winkler each scored two goals, and Aly Gagnon and Erika Linke had one goal apiece.
Hannah Boylan and Maeve Tobin each contributed an assist, while goalie Lexi Held made six saves.
Linke (four loose ball possessions) and Ellie O'Connor (three forced turnovers) led the Ridgefield defense.
Girls tennis: Ridgefield began the season with a 7-0 win over Trinity Catholic at the RHS courts.
The Tigers got straight-set singles victories from Aurora Joblon (6-0, 6-0), Morgan Held (6-2, 6-0) and Rachel Bodner (6-1, 6-1).
At fourth singles, Alexis Zacharakos posted a 6-2, 5-7, (10-4) triumph over Trinity's Katie Janik.
Hillary Sherpa and Jillian O'Keefe won 6-1, 6-2 at first doubles, and Jennifer Gordon and Julia Driscoll (6-3, 6-0) and Isabel Vollemicke and Phoebe Seidenberg (6-1, 6-1) added victories at second and third doubles, respectively.
Boys tennis: Dropping just three games, Ridgefield crushed Trinity Catholic, 7-0, in the season opener for both teams in Stamford.
James Hourihan (6-1, 6-0), Seth Prusko (6-2, 6-0) and Noah Butler (6-0, 6-0) won their singles matches for the Tigers.
Adding doubles victories were Tanner Daubenspeck and Joseph Campos (6-0, 6-0) and Emmett O'Malley and Carter Schroppe (6-0, 6-0).
Ridgefield added forfeit wins at fourth singles and third doubles.
Girls track: With Eyga Williamson, Anna Landler and Leah Moroknek winning two events apiece, Ridgefield beat host Darien, 95-50, in the season opener for both teams.
Williamson finished first in the 100-meter dash (13.46) and the shot put (29'8"). Landler triumphed in the 800 (2:33.69) and the long jump (15'7"), and Moroknek prevailed in the pole vault (7'0") and the triple jump (29'7.50").
Also placing first for the Tigers were Tasha Riek in the 200 (29.10), Amelia Hynes in the 400 (1:05.13), Emma Langis in the 1,600 (5:25.58), Gabriella Viggiano in the 3,200 (11:59.33), Carolyn Donovan in the 300 hurdles (48.52), and Amanda Condron in the high jump (4'8").
Samantha Petruzzelli, Catherine Conroy, Julia McSpedon, and Williamson were first in the 4x100 relay (53.48), and Landler, Hynes, Grace Michalowski, and Langis won the 4x400 relay (4:18.42).