WHS Softball Hammers Derby With 18-Hit Attack

GOING YARD – Lilliana Spagnoletti blasted a home run, one of 18 Watertown hits iin 19-0 Indians’ softball win over Derby High School on April 26.

WATERTOWN -  Nadia Andarowski was the star for Watertown High School, throwing a one-hit gem at Derby High School on April 26 as the Indians defeated Derby High School, 19-0 in a mercy rule-shortened NVL softball game on April 26. Mikaela Andarowski led the 18-hit Watertown attack by going 4-for-4 with singles in the first and second innings and doubles in the third and fourth innings. Watertown, which has scored 35 runs in it’s last three games, opened up immediately, scoring nine runs in the bottom of the first inning.

Andarowski, pitching comfortably with the big lead, mowed down the Derby lineup, going the full route, striking out 10 and yielding only a first inning single by Derby’s Olivia Ruggiero.

Among the 18 WHS hits was a home run by Liliana Spagnoletti in the three-run Watertown fourth inning.

Mikaela and Nadia Andarowski, Spagnoletti (two stolen bases), Madison Buono, Angela DeFeo and Brianna Catalani each had multiple hits for the Indians, who evened their record at 4-4. 

                 1 2 3 4 5  R   H  E

Derby        0 0 0 0 0  0    1 0

Watertown 9 3 4 3 X 19 18 0

The day after unloadinga 20-hit attack against St. Paul Catholic High School, the Indians were stifled by Wolcott High School’s Kaitlyn Ouellette, who was the winning pitcher in a 5-1 Eagles’ victory on April 24.

Ouellette allowed six hits and one run over five innings, striking out seven and walking one.

Sofia Gugliotti threw two innings in relief, picking up the save for  Wolcott, which broke open a scoreless game with a three-run third inning. 

Paige Fekete took the loss for Watertown, urrendering five runs on seven hits over six innings, striking out four and walking one.

The Indians also had seven hits on the day, led by Fekete and Makayla Beauty with two apiece, but the offense was only able a solo run in the ffith inning, as Ouellette got the big outs when she needed them, dropping the locals to 3-4 on the season.

                 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E

Watertown 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 7 1

Wolcott     0 0 3 0 0 2  x 5 7 2

It took a few innings for the Indians to shake off the breezy conditions at home against St. Paul Catholic High School on April 23, as the Falcons, swinging aggressively against starting pitcher Nadia Andarowski, jumped out to a 4-0 lead in the second inning. 

After getting on the board with a single run in the bottom of the inning, the Indians changed into their hitting shoes, pounding out 20 in all as they came all the way back and then some in an eventual 17-5 win.

Madison Buono swung the clutch bat for Watertown with runners on base, driving in four on two hits. Buono drove in runs on a single in the six-run third, a groundout in the fourth, and a triple in the fifth, by which time the Indians led, 16-5.

Watertown pulled away for good in the third, as Makayla Beauty singled on a 1-2 count, scoring one run; Paige Fekete tripled on a 2-0 count, scoring one run; Buono singled on a 2-0 count, scoring one run; an error plated two additional runs and Shaylyn Fisher singled on the first pitch of her at-bat, scoring one run.

Andarowski was credited with her first victory, pitching a complete game, allowing six hits and five runs while striking out eight.

Beauty, Fekete, Liliana Spagnoletti, Buono, Mikaela Andarowski, Sophia Angiolini, and Brianna Catalani all had multiple hits for Watertown, with Beauty’s 4-for-4 performance leading the charge.

                 1 2 3 4 5 6 7  R   H E

St. Paul      0 4 0 1 0 0 0  5   6 4

Watertown 0 1 6 5 4 1 x 17 20 2

As dominant as the Indians’ offense was in it’s previous two games, they were that quiet at Naugatuck High School on the bone-chilling afternoon of April 22.

Held to five hits by Naugatuck’s Alyssa Roberts, the locals were buried under a late-game avalanche of runs as the Greyhounds ran away with a 14-0 victory, bringing an emphatic end to Watertown’s two-game mimi-winning streak.

All of Watertoiwn’s hit came off the bats of Paige Fekete (3) and Mikaela Andarowski, but managed only two walks while striking out 11 times against Roberts.

            1 2 3 4 5 6 7   R   H E

WHS     0 0 0 0 0 0 0   0   5 5

NHS      0 0 1 3 8 2 X 14 16 0

At Ansonia’s Charger Field on April 20, the Watertown offense scored in double-figures for the second straight game in a five-inning 23-0 rout of the hosts as WHS leveled its’ record at 2-2.

Paige Fekete threw a gem in the pitching circle, holding Ansonia to only one hit while striking out 10 and walking only one.

Brianna Catalani and Fekete led the 25-hit attack for the Indians by going 5-for-5. 

Catalani singled in the first, singled in the second, homered in the fourth, singled in the fifth, and singled in the fifth.

Watertown, which scored three runs in both the first and second innings, added one more in the third and then exploded in the fourth and fifth innings.

With a 13-0 lead, WHS hung up 11 runs in the top of the fifth inning. Driving in runs for the locals during the upriosing were Makayla Beauty, Madison Buono, Angela DeFeo, Shaylyn Fisher and Sophia Angiolini.

Among the 25 hits were a trio of home runs by Watertown coming off the bats of Liliana Spagnoletti and Catalani in the fourth inning and Angiolini in the fifth.

Buono, Angiolini, Beauty, and Spagnoletti also had multiple-hit game for the Indians, who hosted Holy Cross High School on April 28. 

                 1 2 3 4  5   R   H  E

Watertown 3 3 1 6 11  24 25  2

Ansonia      0 0 0 0  0   0   1  2

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