WOLCOTT’S SPRING ROUNDUP #2: Two Eagle softball pitchers fire no-hitters within three days

The Wolcott girls track and field team is off to a 4-0 start this season. The Eagles beat WCA and Kennedy on Tuesday at home.

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No-no for Costello: Wolcott senior pitcher Carrigan Costello realized a hurler’s dream Monday when she threw a no-hitter at Crosby.
Costello pitched five innings in her no-no and struck out eight batters. The only blemishes against Costello were a walk and an error. Crosby’s first batter of the game reached on an error off a bunt attempt. Costello retired the next eight batters before giving up a walk. Costello got the next out on a fly out, then retired the last six batters she faced in order.
Chalk one up for Antonowicz, too!: That’s right, Wolcott softball had two no-hitters this week, thrown by two different pitchers.
Two days after Costello tossed her gem, it was junior Nicole Antonowicz’s turn. Antonowicz shut down Thomaston 8-0 at Bev Lowden Field in Thomaston on Wednesday.
Antonowicz struck out 15 and walked three over seven innings of no-hit ball. Thomaston also reached base on two errors. 
The game didn’t start out great for Antonowicz and Wolcott. Thomaston began the game with a walk, then had a batter reach on an error. Antonowicz retired the next 14 hitters she faced until a walk with two outs in the fifth.
In the seventh, Antonowicz struck out the side to finish off her no-no.

62 runs!: That’s what Wolcott baseball put up during a three-game winning streak.
The Eagles put up an insane 33 runs on Monday at home against Crosby. Steve Urbanski, Ray Bartoli and Nick Trager all hit home runs in the victory. Trager and Trey Nastri each had six RBI and Bartoli had four RBI. Reese Ketchum and Tino Ciarlo tallied three RBI apiece.
Urbanski and Jeff Nicol homered in a 15-0 home win over Kaynor Tech on Tuesday. Urbanski also doubled twice in that game and drove in three runs, tying him for the game high with Bartoli. Urbanski and Bartoli each had four hits while Nicol and Ethan Gillotti added three apiece.
Wolcott tattooed Naugatuck 14-1 on Wednesday in Naugatuck, but it wasn’t that way for much of the contest. The Eagles were tied 1-1 after four innings, but scored 13 runs over the final three frames (3-5-5) to blow the game wide open. 

Wolcott continued its undefeated start Tuesday with victories over Waterbury Career Academy and Kennedy.
Cynthia Dias led the way with three wins. Dias won the 100-meter and 300-meter hurdle events, plus the javelin throw. Allison Gough picked up wins in the 1600 and 800 meters. The Eagles also tallied two wins each from Samantha Hickey (400, triple jump) and Camryn Brissette (pole vault, high jump).
Wolcott improved to 4-0 with the wins over WCA and Kennedy.