Old Saybrook’s Girls Lacrosse, Baseball Squads Advance to Shoreline Final

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By Chris Piccirillo/Zip06.com • 26/05/2022 12:59 PM EST

Girls lacrosse

The Old Saybrook girls ’lacrosse team advanced to the Shoreline Conference Tournament championship match by claiming victory against Haddam-Killingworth in the semifinals last week. The Rams beat HK 16-4 in the conference semifinals to move on to face North Branford in the final. Old Saybrook, who has an overall record of 16-1 and has won nine games in a row, will open play in the Class S State Tournament below the Shorelines.

The top seeded Rams hosted No. 4 Haddam-Killingworth in the semifinals of the Shoreline Conference Tournament on May 24 and won 16-4 against the Cougars. Senior Lily Cody was the top scorer for Old Saybrook by scoring 5 goals and 2 assists in the win. Chelsea senior Heinke scored 4 goals and 1 assist, while Gretchen Kawecki, a freshman, scored 3 goals with 2 assists.

Senior Grace Adams scored 2 goals, and newcomer Ayla D’Anna recorded 2 assists for Old Saybrook in the win. Junior Maddie Beaudoin and two children Amelia Sigersmith added 1 goal. Senior goalkeeper Samantha Wakelee made 23 saves and also had 1 assist for Head Coach Dick Shriver’s squad. With the win, Old Saybrook advanced to face North Branford in the final at the Indian River Complex on Saturday, May 26 at 5pm. The game was a rematch of last year’s Shoreline Conference final which North Branford won by a score of 9-3.

Cody, Wakelee, and Alexa Coty were named the All-Shoreline Conference First Team on behalf of Old Saybrook this season. Kawecki and senior Lilly Sigersmith made the All-Shoreline Conference Second Team, and Heinke received the All-Shoreline Conference Honorable Mention.

Baseball

Old Saybrook Baseball won its first two games in the Shoreline Conference Tournament to advance to the Valley Regional game in the title game. Old Saybrook got wins against Old Lyme and Cromwell in their first two games in the Shoreline conference draw, increasing the team’s overall record to 16-4 that season. After the Shorelines, the Rams will compete in the Class S State Tournament starting this week.

On May 23, No. 2 seed Old Saybrook hosted No. 7 Old Lyme in the Shoreline quarterfinals and won the contest by a score of 10-1. Trailing 1-0, Old Saybrook scored 4 runs in the fourth round, 1 run in the fifth, and 5 runs in the sixth for a run from the Wildcats.

Senior Jake Butler made the full game to lead the Rams to the win. Butler allowed just 1 run in 5 hits and 2 runs to go with 3 strikeouts in 7-inning efforts. He also had a huge day at the plate by going 4-for-4 with 2 triples, 3 runs scored, 3 RBIs, and a stolen base.

Senior Nick Rothman went 2-for-3 with a scoring run and 2 RBIs to Aid Old Saybrook offense. Senior Nick Scalzo was 2-for-3 with doubles, runs, RBIs, and 2 stolen bases. Sophomore Connor Lane went 1-for-3 with a walk, run, and RBI; while sophomore Ed Devaney was 1-for-2 with a run scoring 2 RBIs for Head Coach Ryan Fraser’s club.

The next day, the Rams beat Cromwell for the 6th seed in the Shorelines semifinals and won 16-2 against the Panthers. Old Saybrook jumped out for a 6-0 lead in the first inning over Cromwell. Catching a 7-2 advantage entering the sixth, the Rams broke the game open by plating 9 runs in the frame.

Scalzo turned in a 5-for-5 performance with 2 doubles, 3 runs scored, and an RBI to lead Old Saybrook to defeat. Sophomore Auggie Albert went 4-for-4 with 2 doubles, 2 runs, and 4 RBIs in the victory.

Lane went 3-for-4 with an RBI for the Rams. Senior Noah Hester was 2-for-4 with 2 doubles, 2 runs, and 2 RBIs; Devaney went 2-for-4 with a run and 3 RBIs; and Rothman went 1-for-2 with a walk, a double, 2 running scores, and an RBI. Senior Noah Grace went 1-for-4 with a walk, run, and RBI; while Butler was 1-for-5 with 3 runs scored.

Grace got the start and made 3 innings for Old Saybrook, allowing 2 runs not to get. Lane came in and threw 3 innings without a goal with 4 strikes. Senior Carson Brown closed out the victory by making the seventh inning without a score.

With the win, Old Saybrook advanced to play Valley Regional in the Shoreline Conference final at Palmer Field in Middletown at 7 pm on May 27. Old Saybrook beat Valley 2-1 in the team’s regular season meeting on April 18.

Men’s Golf

The Old Saybrook boys golf team hit the link to take part in the Shoreline Conference Championship meet at Stanley Golf Course on May 24. The Rams posted a team score of 365 and finished in seventh place in the league meet. Old Saybrook has a 2-10 record with one game in the regular season.

Sophomore Drew Kulman led the way for the Rams with an 18-hole score of 86 to finish in the tie for 12th place in the Shoreline Championship. Sophomore Rylan Murphy finished in the tie for 26th place with a record 92 points on the day. Sophomore Jacob Speed ​​took 93 to finish in the tie for 29th, Sophomore Connor Casella finished in the tie for 33rd place with a score of 94, and junior Adam Dower finished in 46th with 113 for Old Saybrook.

Men’s Tennis

The Old Saybrook men’s tennis team sent some players to participate in the Shoreline Conference tournament to be held in Morgan and Old Lyme on May 23 and 24.

Senior Logan Medbury and senior Victor Fuda compete for the Rams in the Shoreline Conference 1-2 Singles Tournament. Sophomore Daniel Stendl reached the court for Old Saybrook to play in the 3-4 Singles Tournament.

Saybrook junior team Michael Kapij and junior Jack Forrestt won their first game in the Shoreline Conference Doubles Tournament. The Rams were also represented by senior teammate Zachary Nichols and senior Joseph Maselli.

Women’s Tennis

The Rams girls tennis squad saw several athletes compete in the Shoreline Conference tournament held in Old Saybrook and Westbrook last week.

Senior Katherine Capuano competed for Old Saybrook in the 1-2 Singles Tournament. Junior Claire Boucher participated in the 3-4 Singles Tournament and won the first match to advance to the quarterfinals. The Rams tandem of senior Hannah Lee and senior Tsering Choedhar got the win in their first contest.