Naugy softball advances, baseball bounced

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The No. 11-seeded Naugatuck softball team advanced to the Class L state tournament second round Wednesday with a 7-5 win over No. 22 Masuk at Naugatuck. The Hounds pounded out 10 hits, two each coming from Daniella Stoehrer, Lianne Wallace, Skye Stella, and Alexis Granahan. Julia Longo added a two-run single for Naugy, which overcame a three-run deficit in the fifth by plating all seven of its runs in the bottom of the fifth. Alexa Mariucci held off a late Masuk rally to earn the win.

The Hounds will travel to Bristol Thursday to face No. 6 Bristol Eastern, which earned a first-round bye. First pitch is scheduled for 4 p.m. The winner advances to the quarterfinals Friday to face No. 19 Maloney, which pulled a pair of upsets in the first two rounds of the tourney.

The No. 17-seeded Naugy baseball team played its final game of the season Wednesday in a 5-1 loss at No. 16 Windsor in the first round of the Class LL state tournament. Matt Zahornasky pitched a complete game, allowing nine hits while striking out four. Arber Mehmedi and Zach Dreher accounted for the only Garnet and Grey hits, and the lone run came in the sixth when Zack Mercer hit a sacrifice fly to score Mehmedi. The Hounds finished 12-10.