Valley Baseball and Softball Both Earn Wins Versus Morgan; Girls’ Lacrosse Prevails in Season Opener
The Valley Regional baseball team posted a road victory over Morgan last week to improve its record to 2-0 on the season. On April 4, the Warriors traveled to Clinton to face Morgan and defeated the Huskies by the final score of 7-5 for their second win in as many games this spring.
Senior Andrew Salbinski pitched 4 innings to get the win on the mound for Valley in its victory against Morgan. Junior Jack Finnegan tossed a 1-2-3 seventh inning to get the save. Junior Colin Carver had a single and a double with 3 RBI for the Warriors.
The Valley Regional softball team earned its first win of the year by notching a 17-7 victory over Morgan last week. The Warriors also took a loss to Haddam-Killingworth and have a record of 1-2 on the season.
On April 4, Valley hosted Morgan and defeated the Huskies by the score of 17-7. Senior Samantha Pierce went 4-for-5 with 3 runs scored and 3 RBI; while fellow senior Kenzie Mulé was 2-for-4 with 2 runs and 6 RBI for the Warriors.
Senior Cede Peno went 3-for-4 with 3 runs scored; senior Abby Amara was 3-for-5 with a walk, 3 runs, and 3 RBI; and junior Anna Benson went 3-for-4 with a walk, a double, 3 runs, and 1 RBI. Benson also pitched a complete game with 10 strikeouts to get the win on the mound.
The next day, Valley took a 5-0 road loss versus Haddam-Killingworth. Benson pitched 6 innings, allowing no earned runs, to go with 8 strikeouts in the game.
The Valley Regional girls’ lacrosse team claimed a convincing victory versus Cromwell in its first contest of the 2022 spring season. On April 5, the Warriors hosted Cromwell and defeated the Panthers by a 21-6 final at Valley Regional High School.
Sophomore Rowan Pilon scored 9 goals to go with 2 assists for the Warriors in the victory. Senior Emi Bisson scored 2 goals and handed out 8 assists for Valley. Freshman Lilly Lavigne had 3 goals with 3 assists, while senior Salmi Miller scored 4 goals and had 1 assist.
Senior Leah Frantz scored 2 goals for Valley in the win. Senior Madison Neviaser had 1 goal with 1 assist, and senior Sage Lepore contributed with an assist.
Randy Netsch returns as the Warriors’ head coach this season. Valley finished with a record of 4-9 last year.
The Valley Regional boys’ lacrosse team kicked off its first season with new Head Coach Colby Hawkins last week. The Warriors played three games and came away with one victory to begin the year with a record of 1-2.
Valley notched an 11-2 road win versus Cromwell in its season opener on April 5. Two days later, the Warriors hosted Haddam-Killingworth and lost the contest by a 6-1 score. Then on April 9, Valley faced Waterford on the road and took a 12-5 loss in a non-conference game.
Valley finished with an overall record of 11-6 in the 2021 campaign. The Warriors made it to the Shoreline Conference final, taking an 11-9 loss against H-K, and then competed in the Class S State Tournament.
The Valley Regional boys’ tennis squad defeated Haddam-Killingworth in its first matchup of the year last week. On April 5, the Warriors hit the road to face H-K and netted a 6-1 victory versus the Cougars in their season opener.
Callie Riggio is back on the court as the Warriors’ head coach in 2022. Valley went 14-4 and won two matches in the Class S State Tournament to advance to the semifinal round last season.
The Valley Regional girls’ tennis team gained a split of two matches during the first week of the 2022 season. The Warriors took a loss to Old Lyme before bouncing back with a win over Haddam-Killingworth for a 1-1 start to the year.
Valley took a 6-1 road loss to Old Lyme in its season opener on April 4. The very next day, the Warriors were back on the road to face Haddam-Killingworth and lost the contest by a 7-0 score.
Sally Riggio returns for another season as head coach of the Valley girls’ tennis team this spring. Last year, the Warriors finished with a record of 10-5 and qualified for the Class M State Tournament, earning a first-round victory in the draw.