Three wins already for Bristol Central softball in whirlwind of a week

What’s better than having three home games in a span of three days? Winning them all, of course.

Bristol Central softball won games on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday in the friendly confines of its home diamond. To top it off, pitcher Alex Sciarretto fired a perfect game Wednesday in a 17-0, five-inning win over Lewis Mills. Sciarretto struck out eight over those five and received stellar defensive efforts behind her from Sierra Messier, Adrianna Lubrico, Sophia Torreso, Morgyn Perkins and Kaley Laird. To top all of that off, sophomore Tori Moquin picked up her first varsity hit.

Central softball is playing six, yes six, games in six days, and all games are scheduled to be at home. That insane stretch began Monday with an 8-0 win over E.O. Smith. Sam Sklenka tripled, singled, walked, had a sacrifice, stole a base, scored a run, drove in four runs and made a diving catch in center field.

On Tuesday, Central downed Manchester, 8-1. Those wins led up to Sciarretto’s perfect game on Wednesday. The Rams still have to play Wolcott today, Berlin on Friday and Middletown on Saturday morning. It’s an exhausting run of softball competition, but Central reached the halfway point of it with three wins and no losses. The Rams are 12-2 on the season and have won five straight games, a streak that began last week with a 9-5 victory at Windsor.

Central faces a good non-conference test today from Wolcott, which is also 12-2. The Eagles have won three straight and nine of their last 10, so something has to give in this matchup between the neighboring towns, which begins at 3:15 p.m. Berlin (11-4) provides another test, this time within the CCC South Region, on Friday. Central won the first meeting, 2-0, in Berlin on April 16. Both teams are at the top of the region standings.

Photo credit: Pete Wininger, Bristol Central principal (Twitter)