Langhans’ bat powers Naugatuck

Naugatuck’s Alex Langhans connects on a home run Tuesday versus Woodland at Naugatuck High School. Naugatuck won the game, 8-1. –ELIO GUGLIOTTI

NAUGATUCK — For the second time in six games, Naugatuck senior Alexandra Langhans hit a pair of home runs to power the Greyhounds’ offense.

On Tuesday, Langhans belted a two-run homer to get the party started in the first inning against Woodland at Naugatuck High. She left little doubt of the game’s outcome by crushing a three-run homer in the fifth to lead Naugatuck to the 8-1 victory.

“I was just looking for a pitch I could drive,” said Langhans about her three-run blast. “We have a lot of good hitters on this team and once we get into a flow we can put runs on the board.”

Langhans has five home runs on the season. Her two home runs and five RBI carried the Greyhounds’ offense against Woodland (5-9).

Julia Pelliccia had two hits and two runs scored. Olivia Rotatori added two hits with a run scored and an RBI. Molly Kennedy had two hits and a run scored with Briana Tavares adding two hits.

Megan Schofield scattered six hits and struck out nine batters while adding one hit and one run scored.

“We’ve been working hard doing drills to try and get our hand and eye coordination down,” Naugatuck head coach Kevin Wesche said. “Not to just put the ball in play but to put it somewhere, and the girls have been doing a good job at it.

“We played Holy Cross, St. Paul and Oxford really hard over the past couple of days, and I think it’s because we are trying to be more opportunistic when we have runners in scoring position.”

Naugatuck was very opportunistic in an 11-7 win over Waterbury Career on Wednesday.

Langhans once again had a hot bat. She had three hits, three RBI and scored twice.

Molly Kennedy had two hits to go along with two RBI and two runs scored, and Hailey Deitelbaum knocked in two runs as well.

Schofield struck out eight in seven innings of pitching.

Torrington’s Ali DuBois was too much for the Greyhounds on Thursday. The Torrington pitcher struck out 16 Greyhounds and led the Raiders to a 13-0 win.

Schofield struck out six for Naugatuck, which fell to 6-8 on the season.

Naugatuck’s Megan Schofield pitches versus Woodland at Naugatuck High School. Naugatuck won the game, 8-1. –ELIO GUGLIOTTI

Last Thursday, the Greyhounds put runs on the board against Wilby in a 15-0 victory. Schofield fired a two-hitter and struck out seven batters in the shutout win while adding two hits, three RBI and two runs scored.

Katie Jaroneczyk belted two doubles and drove in three runs. Rotatori had two hits, two RBI and three runs scored. Tavares had two hits and a run scored with Langhans adding a hit, three RBI and two runs scored.

Katie Jones added a hit and an RBI. Olivia Filanowski had a hit and two runs scored with Christina Caruso scoring three runs.

Naugatuck dropped a tough 3-0 decision to St. Paul (11-2) on Saturday. Schofield scattered six hits and struck out seven batters. Rotatori had two hits, Langhans and Tavares added hits with Kennedy belting a double.

The Greyhounds came up short to Oxford (9-3) on Monday by a 7-6 margin. Pelliccia had two hits and Kennedy slammed a home run to pace Naugatuck.

Naugatuck will host Wolcott on Monday at 6:30 p.m.

Editor’s note: This story has been updated from the version that appears in the May 5 edition to include results through May 4.