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Westies top Hamden in opener
WH rolls to 21-6 win
By MIKE MADERA
(March 30, 2019) - Looking for a strong start to the 2019 season, the West Haven softball team received just what the doctor ordered. Pounding out 14 hits to go along with 10 walks, West Haven opened the 2019 season with a convincing 21-6 victory over Hamden at Hamden High Saturday morning.
West Haven celebrates a homey Kailey Carrano against Hamden, March 30, 2019. Photo courtesy of Todd Dandelske.
Four players had multiple hits, seven players scored multiple runs, and four different players drove in multiple runs to support the complete game of effort of junior Ivy Santos in the pitching circle. Santos allowed three earned runs, while striking out nine and walking four.
The top five batters in the order for West Haven combined for 13 hits, 14 runs batted in, and 15 runs scored. Clean up hitter Kailey Carrano led the way with four hits, four runs scored and five runs batted in, while leadoff batter Morgan Peryer had three hits, scored four runs and drove in three.
Ashlynn O’Keefe had two hits and two runs scored, Veronica Lynn scored three times, and Santos had three hits, drove in four, and scored a pair. Santos and Carrano each homered in the contest, while Carrano doubled twice and Santos once. Freshman Paige Beurer walked three times and scored three times as well in the win.
Veronica Lynn scores against Hamden, March 30, 2019. Photo courtesy of Todd Dandelske.
West Haven took control of the game from the start, scoring twice in the first inning and adding six more in the second for an 8-0 lead.
Peryer opened the game with a single, advanced on a sacrifice by O’Keefe, and scored on a single by Lynn. Carrano then doubled to score Lynn for a 2-0 lead.
After Hamden went down without scoring in the first, West Haven blew the game open in the second with six more runs.
Beurer, GiGi Perkins and Neve Krajcir walked to open the frame, Peryer hit into a fielder’s choice to score Beurer, O’Keefe singled to score Perkins, and Peryer scored on a wild pitch. Carrano doubled to score O’Keefe, and Santos hit a two-run homer to center for an 8-0 advantage.
Leading 8-1, West Haven put the game away with three runs in each of the fourth and fifth innings. In the fourth, Lynn and Carrano were hit by pitches to open the frame, Lynn scored on a wild pitch, Carrano scored on a ground out by Beurer, and Dianesse Rodriguez scored on a passed ball.
West Haven increased the lead to 14-1 in the fifth. Peryer and O’Keefe hit one-out singles, Carrano singled to score Peryer, and Santos doubled to score Lynn and Carrano.
Carrano started a six-run seventh with a leadoff homer to left.
Westies blank O'Brien Tech
WH posts 16-0 win
By MIKE MADERA
(April 1, 2019) - The West Haven softball team improved to 2-0 with a 16-0 victory over O'Brien Tech Monday afternoon at Biondi Field in West Haven. With the win, West Haven has scored 37 runs in its first two games of the season.
While the Westies used a 12-hit attack, coupled with seven walks for their offense, it was the pitching of West Haven which stood out as three pitchers combined on a 5-inning perfect game as the game was stopped due to the mercy rule.
Neve Krajcir (4) against O'Brien Tech, April 1, 2019. Photo courtesy of Todd Dandelske.
Ivy Santos picked up the win as she tossed the first three innings, striking out eight, while Neve Krajcir and Miranda Burrows each tossed one inning with three strikeouts apiece.
Santos also led the offense with three hits, three runs batted in, and three runs scored. Morgan Peryer, Ashlynn O'Keefe, and Veronica Lynn each had two hits with O'Keefe and Lynn each scoring three times, and Peryer scoring twice.
West Haven took a 4-0 lead in the first inning and never looked back. The Westies then scored six more in the second and three in each of the third and fourth innings.
Ashlynn O'Keefe (3) against O'Brien Tech, April 1, 2019. Photo courtesy of Todd Dandelske.
Peryer led off the game with a single, O'Keefe walked and Carrano reached on an error to score Peryer. Santos followed with a double to score O'Keefe and Carrano, before a single by Dianesse Rodriguez scored Santos.
In the second, Peryer, O'Keefe and Lynn singled to load the bases to start the inning, before Carrano singled to score Peryer. A single by Santos scored O'Keefe, and Lynn scored on a fielder's choice by Rodriguez. Paige Buerer singled to score Santos, an error scored Rodriguez and a single by O'Keefe scored Gigi Perkins for a 10-0 lead.
Westies top Guilford
WH improves to 3-0
By MIKE MADERA
(April 3, 2019) - The West Haven softball team picked up its third straight victory to open the season, topping Guilford 7-2 in Guilford Wednesday afternoon.
The Westies used the same formula which has helped the team to a 3-0 start as they got a bunch of hits with 15 in the game, and stellar pitching.
As has been the case in the young season, several players had multiple hits as Kailey Carrano led the way with three hits, while Ashlynn O'Keefe, Ivy Santos, Dianesse Rodriguez and Gigi Perkins each had a pair.
Santos was also the star in the pitching circle with a complete game effort, allowing six hits and one earned run, while striking out six and walking one.
Morgan Peryer opened the game with a single, moved to second on a passed ball, and scored on a two out single by Carrano for a 1-0 lead in the first. After Guilford evened the game in the second, West Haven took a 2-1 lead in the third on a homer to center by Veronica Lynn.
West Haven took a 4-1 lead in the fourth as Perkins doubled to lead off the inning, advanced to third on a grounder to second by Peryer, and scored on a fly ball by O'Keefe.
Lynn, followed with a walk, moved to third on a single by Carrano and scored on a single by Santos.
The lead increased to 6-1 in the fifth as Rodriguez and Perkins singled to put runners on the corners, and Peryer singled to score Rodriguez.
Westies roll past Darien
WH runs to 14-2 win
By MIKE MADERA
(April 6, 2019) - West Haven coach Joe Morrell talked about the importance of getting out to a quick start. His team has heard the message.
Using another thunderous offensive attack, pounding 12 hits to go along with six walks, West Haven improved to 4-0 with a 14-2 road victory over Darien Saturday afternoon.
Kailey Carrano led the Westies with three hits, four runs scored and three runs batted in, while Ivy Santos had three hits, drove in three more, and scored once.
Kasey Marron added two hits, drove in three, and scored once, while Ashlynn O'Keefe scored three times and Veronica Lynn scored twice.
As has been the case all season, West Haven jumped out to an early lead, then used a big inning to put the game away.
The Westies took a 2-0 lead in the first inning as Lynn reached on a two-out error and scored on a single by Carrano, before Santos tripled to score Carrano.
Leading by a run, West Haven increased the margin to 4-1 in the third.
O'Keefe and Lynn started the inning with singles, O'Keefe stole home and Lynn scored on a single to right by Santos.
The Westies put the game away with eight runs in the fifth.
Carrano led off with a walk, Santos singled, and Marron singled to drive home a pair. Dianesse Rodriguez singled, Paige Buerer reached on an error, Marron scored on a wild pitch, and Rodriguez did the same for an 8-1 lead.
Another wild pitch scored Buerer, and Carrano doubled to center to score Perkins and O'Keefe. When Marron singled to center, Carrano scored and West Haven led 12-1.
Leading 12-2, West Haven capped the scoring in the seventh when Santos grounded out to score O'Keefe, and Marron reached on an error to score Carrano.
Santos went the distance in the pitching circle, allowing two earned runs on five hits, while striking out 10 and walking one.
WH tops EH to improve to 5-0
By MIKE MADERA
(April 9, 2019) - Five games in, five games won. With the goal of qualifying for the state tournament as early as possible, the West Haven softball team is well on its way.
Behind a 9-hit attack and a six-runs inning, West Haven defeated East Haven 9-5 Tuesday afternoon in East Haven.
"The girls have made it a mission to earn some respect this year and they know they have to go out and prove it every single day in practice and in games," West Haven coach Joe Morrell said. "So far this year, we have been a complete team."
Ashlynn O'Keefe, Kailey Carrano, Veronica Lynn and Gigi Perkins led the offense with two hits apiece, while Carrano drove in three runs, and Lynn and O'Keefe each drove in a pair.
West Haven took a 2-0 lead in the first inning as Peryer led off with a triple and scored on a single by O'Keefe, who later scored on an error.
After East Haven evened the game in the bottom half of the inning, the Westies took a 3-2 lead in the second when Perkins singled to score Dianesse Rodriguez, who had walked.
The Westies pulled away in the fourth with six runs.
Rodriguez and Paige Buerer led off with walks, Peryer drew a one out walk to load the bases, and O'Keefe singled to score Rodriguez for a 4-2 lead.
Lynn singled to score Buerer and Peryer for a 6-2 advantage, and Carrano blasted a 3-run homer to center for a 9-2 lead.
Ivy Santos went the distance, allowing eight hits and three earned runs, while striking out nine and walking four.
Santos blanks Amity
WH tops Amity 3-0
By MIKE MADERA
(April 10, 2019) - It just keeps getting better for the West Haven softball team. Led by the pitching of Ivy Santos and some timely hitting, West Haven topped Amity 3-0 in a Southern Connecticut Conference contest in Woodbridge Wednesday afternoon.
Santos picked up her sixth win of the season, tossing a complete game shutout, allowing three hits while striking out seven.
With Santos blanking the Spartans, the West Haven offense did the rest. Ashlynn O'Keefe, Kailey Carrano and Dianesse Rodriguez each had a pair of hits, while Kailey Carrano scored twice and Kasey Marron drove in a pair.
West Haven took a 1-0 lead in the second inning when Carrano led off with a homer to center. The Westies increased the lead to three runs in the third inning.
O'Keefe led off with a single, Carrano hit a one out single and Marron hit a two-out double to left to score O'Keefe and Carrano for a 3-0 advantage.
Santos did the rest as she allowed just two runners the rest of the way, including a leadoff single in the seventh.
WH rallies to top Law
By MIKE MADERA
(April 12, 2019) - Silenced for six innings, the West Haven softball team was looking at the end of an unbeaten start to the season. Then the seventh inning took place.
Scoring four times in the seventh, West Haven rallied for a 4-1 victory over Jonathan Law in Milford Friday afternoon. With the win, the Westies improved to 7-0 on the year.
West Haven celebrates Morgan Peryer (14) scoring the go-ahead run in the seventh inning against Law, April 12, 2019. Photo courtesy of Todd Dandelske.
Gigi Perkins opened the seventh inning with a walk, Morgan Peryer followed with a single to right, and Ashlynn O'Keefe followed with a single to score Perkins with the tying run.
Veronica Lynn reached on an error to score Peryer, and Kailey Carrano hit into a double play to score O'Keefe.
Santos singled with two outs, and Kasey Marron followed with a double for a 4-1 lead.
Ashlynn O'keefe (3) scores in the seventh inning against Law, April 12, 2019. Photo courtesy of Todd Dandelske.
against Law, April 12, 2019. Photo courtesy of Todd Dandelske.
Law got a one out single in the bottom of the inning, but Ivy Santos got the last two out to preserve the comeback.
The Westies stranded runners throughout the game and looked as if they would suffer their initial loss of the year.
O'Keefe singled and stole second in the first, Marron singled and Paige Buerer walked in the second, and Carrano singled and Marron walked in the fourth, but all were stranded.
An error and a wild pitch helped Law take a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the inning, before Peryer singled and stole third, but was left stranded in the fifth.
Santos and Marron each singled with one out in the sixth, but the Westies could not capitalize.
Eight is Enough
WH qualifies for postseason
By MIKE MADERA
(April 17, 2019) - It turns out the West Haven softball team needed just eight games to reach one of its goals. By defeating Lyman Hall 11-3 in Wallingford Wednesday afternoon, West Haven qualified for the postseason with its eighth straight victory to open the year.
Ivy Santos not only had a big day pitching, allowing just one earned run on six hits, while striking out eight and walking two, she came up just as big at the plate. Santos had three hits, drove in five runs and scored one as West Haven led from the start.
West Haven celebrates a grand slam by Ivy Santos against Lyman Hall, April 17, 2019. Photo courtesy of Todd Dandelske.
The Westies led 2-0 after one, 4-2 after two, 9-2 after four and 11-3 after six.
Veronica Lynn had three hits and scored four runs, Morgan Peryer had two hits, drove in two and scored one, while Gigi Perkins added a pair of hits and scored once.
Kailey Carrano against Lyman Hall, April 17, 2019. Photo courtesy of Todd Dandelske.
Peryer opened the game with a single to left, moved to second on a sacrifice by Ashlynn O'Keefe, and scored on a single by Lynn. Lynn scored as part of a double steal for a 2-0 advantage.
West Haven took a 4-0 lead in the second. Dianesse Rodriguez singled with one out, Paige Buerer followed suit, and Peryer followed with a two-run single.
Up by two runs, West Haven increased the margin to three runs in the third. Lynn reached on an error, Santos singled, and Kasey Marron singled to score Lynn.
West Haven added four runs in the fourth to blow the game open as Perkins singled, O'Keefe walked with one out, Lynn singled to load the bases, and Santos hit a grand slam to center.
The Westies capped their scoring in the sixth when Kailey Carrano doubled to score Lynn, and Santos singled to score Carrano.
WH improves to 9-0 with win over Trojans
By MIKE MADERA
(April 18, 2019) - It sure did not start the way West Haven would have liked, but Thursday morning's contest against Lyman Hall ended just the same as West Haven's initial eight games and that was with a victory.
Rallying from a four-run deficit with three runs in the bottom of the first inning, three more in the third, and five in the sixth, West Haven defeated Lyman Hall for the second straight day by a score of 12-5 at Biondi Field in West Haven.
The win, which saw West Haven pound out 12 hits, including two by Veronica Lynn for 100 in her career, raised West Haven's record to 9-0 on the season.
Veronica Lynn picked up her 100th career hit against Lyman Hall, April 18, 2019. Photo courtesy of Todd Dandelske.
Lynn also scored four runs, Kailey Carrano had four hits, drove in four and scored twice, Ivy Santos added two hits, drove in a pair and scored twice, and Paige Buerer had two hits and drove in a pair.
Santos was also solid in the pitching circle. The West Haven pitcher allowed eight hits, while striking out seven. Santos did not allow an earned run as the Westies committed four errors.
Trailing 4-0 before they even came to bat, the Westies cut the deficit to one in the bottom of the inning.
Ashlyn O'Keefe reached on a one-out error, Lynn singled, O'Keefe scored on a passed ball, and Lynn scored on a double by Carrano. When Santos reached on an error, Carrano scored, and West Haven was within a run.
The Westies took the lead for good with three runs in the third inning. O'Keefe again started the rally with a single, Lynn reached on an error, and Carrano again doubled to score O'Keefe and Lynn for a 5-4 lead. Santos followed with a single to put runners on the corners, Kasey Marron walked to load the bases, and Buerer singled to score the third run of the inning.
Kasey Marron (17) against Lyman Hall, April 18, 2019. Photo courtesy of Todd Dandelske.
West Haven increased its lead to 7-4 in the fourth as Lynn singled with two outs, Carrano followed with a single to put runners on the corners, and Lynn scored as part of a double steal for a 7-4 advantage.
The Westies put the game away with five more runs in the sixth. O'Keefe reached on a one-out error, Lynn hit into a fielder's choice to move O'Keefe to second, and Carrano singled to score O'Keefe.
Santos doubled to score Carrano, Dianesse Rodriguez singled to score Santos for an 11-4 lead, and Buerer singled to score Rodriguez for the final run of the inning.