NHS baseball

  • Baseball Team Plays In Close Contests, Then Topples Weston

    An opportunity to lock up one of the South-West Conference’s top four seeds and a first-round tournament home game hinged on Newtown High School’s baseball team ending rival Masuk’s ten-game winning streak. The Nighthawks, in their May 18 visit to Monroe, certainly gave the Panthers a fight — taking them into extra innings before falling 2-1.

  • Nighthawk Sluggers See Streak End Before Returning To Winning Ways

    Newtown High School’s baseball team extended its winning streak to seven games by blasting visiting Stratford 15-2 in a game at Fairfield Hills on May 6. Newtown lost its next contest, a 4-3 nail-biter at Bethel on May 8, then got back into the win column with a 7-3 triumph over visiting Berlin the next day. The Nighthawks improved to 12-4 overall with a 9-0 blanking of Notre Dame-Fairfield, on May 11. The Hawks were blanked 2-0 by New Fairfield, in a game at Fairfield Hills, on May 13. They carry a 12-5 overall record into the final three games of the season.

  • Staying Mentally Tough: Baseball Team Not Content With Winning Ways

    When the baseball game ended the scoreboard told the story: 13-0. Another lopsided outing; this one two days after an 11-1 blowout. What to do? Newtown High School Coach Matt Memoli decided having his team members run laps around the field against set times as he clocked them with a stopwatch was in order.

  • Nighthawk Baseball And Softball Teams Keep Up Winning Ways

    Newtown High School’s baseball and softball teams both extended winning streaks to five games with victories at home over Kolbe Cathedral of Bridgeport, on May 1. The baseball squad scored a 13-0 triumph, and the softball team posted a 6-2 victory.

    The teams each earned lopsided wins over Weston on the road, on April 29. Coach Matt Memoli’s hardball lineup earned an 11-1 triumph, and Coach Bob Guererra’s softball lineup won 9-2.

  • NHS Sluggers Earn Wins

    Newtown High School’s baseball team blanked host Brookfield 3-0 on April 23, then doubled up visiting Bunnell of Stratford 4-2, at Fairfield Hills on April 27 before posting a 5-2 win at Immaculate of Danbury the next day.

    In the win at Brookfield, the Nighthawks scored all of their runs in the top of the seventh inning. They mustered only four hits; the Bobcats committed five errors. Nick Lotrecchiano had a hit and a run batted in, and Jaret DeVellis drove in a run.

  • Nighthawk Sluggers Battle In Trio Of One-Run Contests; Walk-Off Against Masuk

    Newtown High School’s baseball team played three games decided by just one run in its first four of the campaign. The Nighthawks had a pair of one-run contests to begin play this spring. The Nighthawks fell 5-4 at Staples of Westport in its season opener, on April 8, then edged visiting Fairfield Ludlowe 6-5 the next day. The team fell 5-1 at Notre Dame-Fairfield 5-1 on April 13, then won in walk-off fashion, pulling out an 8-7 victory in the bottom of the ninth inning against Masuk of Monroe on April 15.

  • Baseball, Softball Teams Advance; Lacrosse Ready To Begin State Play

    Newtown High School’s baseball and softball teams won Class LL state tournament first-round games on June 2.

    The baseball team, seeded 21st in its bracket, traveled to Greenwich and came from behind to defeat the No. 12 Cardinals, 3-2. The Nighthawks were down 2-0 in the sixth inning but rallied for three runs in the decisive frame. Sam Czel drove in two runs on a single and Alex Lapinski had a run batted in on a groundout.

  • Baseball Team Looks To Build Off Winning Ways As Playoffs Commence

    Connor Miller delivers a pitch during late-season action. The Nighthawks will begin the conference playoffs with a visit to Notre Dame-Fairfield on Saturday, May 24.

  • Sluggers Erase Nine-Run Deficit For Wild Win, Continue Momentum

    Matt Memoli has played in, and coached, a lot of baseball games — recreation, high school, and collegiate ball included. Until a May 10 visit to Bridgeport’s Ballpark at Harbor Yard, home of the Bluefish, he’d never been a part of anything like this one: a wild 16-15 Newtown High School victory over Masuk of Monroe. A game in which his Nighthawks overcame football-like 8-0 and 15-6 deficits to somehow steal a victory.

  • Newtown High School Sluggers Fall To Bulldogs And Wave, Beat Rebels

    Newtown High School’s baseball team shook off a 7-3 loss to host Bunnell of Stratford on May 2 with a 9-5 victory at New Fairfield on May 6. The Nighthawks fell 2-0 to the New Milford Green Wave on May 7 and carried a 5-8 overall record (4-4 in South-West Conference action) into the second week of May.

    The Nighthawks broke a 5-5 fifth inning tie with the Rebels by plating four runs in the frame to earn their fifth win in their last seven games.